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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Theodore William Hieber

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 219-220 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Theodore William Hieber, president of John C. Hieber & Company, Incorporated, was born in Utica, Oneida county, New York, on the 14th of October, 1867. He obtained a public school education in his native city and when eighteen years of age became associated with his father in the conduct of the dry goods concern of which he is now the head. It is true that he became interested in a business already established, but in controlling and enlarging such an enterprise many a man of even considerable resolute purpose, courage and industry, would have failed, and he has demonstrated the truth of the saying that success is not the result of genius but the outcome of clear judgment and experience. The firm of John C. Hieber & Company now enjoys a wide reputation in its particular line of business. It deals exclusively in the wholesale trade, sellig notions, dry goods, hosiery, underwear, floorcoverings and automobile supplies. Three floors of the main building on Main street are used for display purposes, while its annex, at the corner of John and Main streets, is utilized for the display of its floor coverings, lace curtains, draperies and blankets. The concern maintains ten salesmen on the road, covering the states of New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania, and has built up a splendid business through strict attention to trade and prompt and courteous service.

In early manhood Mr. Hieber was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Harrer and they have become the parents of four children, namely: Evelyn M., the wife of Vernon H. Sahnee of Cleveland, Ohio; Dorothy B.; John Theodore; and Marjorie L. All are graduates of Cornell University with the exception of the last named. Fraternally Mr. Hieber is identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and with all Masonic bodies, being a member of Faxton Lodge No. 697, A. F. & A. M. The municipality of Utica, of which he has been a lifelong resident, numbers him among her prominent business men and highly esteemed citizens.

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