Heber E., eldest son of Oscar F. and Lucy (Rowley) Wheeler, was educated at the East Bloomfield Union School and Canandaigua Academy. In 1886 he engaged in mercantile business at East Bloomfield, where he has continued up to the present time (1911). In 1904 he took into partnership Roswell M. Lee and Robert H. Wheeler, a brother, the firm name being changed to that of Wheeler Bros. & Lee. its present style. The business has been prosperous during its entire period of existence, twenty-five years, it being so conducted as to win and hold a large patronage. Heber E. Wheeler, being a man of good business judgment and executive ability, has been chosen to fill positions of honor and trust, and is serving at the present time in the capacity of director of the County- National Bank of Canandaigua, New York. For the years 1889-90 he served as postmaster at Holcomb, New York, resigning in the latter year; was justice of the peace in 1891-92 at East Bloomfield, and treasurer of Ontario county two terms, 1904 to 1909 inclusive, retiring from public office with the record of an able and competent official. He is a member of Milnor Lodge, No. 139, Free and Accepted Masons, of Victor, New York, and of the Bloomfield Scientific Club. His religious affiliations are with the East Bloomfield Congregational Church, of which the is a member, and his political allegiance is given to the Republican party.
Mr. Wheeler married, at East Bloomfield, New York, September 22, 1886, Mary Adams, born at East Bloomfield, November 30, 1863, daughter of Benjamin F. and Lorinda (Gauss) Adams. Mrs. Wheeler is also a member of the East Bloomfield Congregational Church, in the work of which she takes an active interest.