Albert Hefner, who recently completed a term of three
years on the Board of County Commissioners, a portion of this period
serving as president of the board, was born in Delaware County, Ohio,
October 23, 1839, and is a son of David and Frances (Frederick) Hefner.
The parents of M. Hefner were natives of Pennsylvania. In 1840 they
came to Allen County, Ohio, where the father engaged in agricultural
pursuits until the close of his life. He reared a family of eight
children, all of whom are well settled in life.
Albert Hefner was reared a farmer boy and was educated in the public
schools of Bath township. His life has been mainly spent as a farmer
and stock-raiser and he still owns a fine estate, although his official
duties prevent his close supervision of its operation. He has always
been one of the county's intelligent, public-spirited men and for many
years has been a force in politics. As a leading Democrat he has filled
a number of local offices and in 1901 was elected a member of the Board
of County Commissioners and was honored by being chosen as president of
that important body. His term expired in September 1905. His services
on the board were eminently satisfactory to the public.
Mr. Hefner was married October 20, 1893, to Emma B. Ziler, a
daughter of John Ziler, a well-known citizen of Allen County, and they
have three children Ruth, Esther and James E. The family belongs to the