The subject of this sketch is well known in Grimsby having resided here at various times with her daughter, Mrs. George Kanmacher, Sr. She is the grandmother of Mrs. H. Gladstone Mogg and George Kanmacher, Jr.
Preston, March 29 (Special) - for more than 100 years the name Heise has been synonymous with retail business here, and Mrs. Dorothea Heise, lifelong resident who has truly earned the title of "Preston's Grand Old Lady", can at 98 years of age look back on an active community life.
Granddaughter of a pioneer business family, Mrs. Heise on Saturday received the good wishes of relatives and a score of friends. The occasion was her 98th birthday.
History of Preston, from the period two years before its incorporation as a village to its present position as a thriving industrial town is an open book to Mrs. Heise. She has watched and been active in its progress.
At 98 her interest in civic affairs has not dimmed. A son, Edward G. Heise, is town clerk and treasurer, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Heise, is the first woman alderman Preston ever had. Another son, William Heise, is a retail merchant, who for 27 years has been secretary-treasurer of the Parks Board.
Mrs. Heise is a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Ladies' Aid. Her membership in the latter group dates back 78 years. Her mother was the first person confirmed in the church.
Mrs. Heise observed her birthday quietly at the home of her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Heise, with whom she resides.