~ Fort Hill Cemetery ~


Cyrenus Wheeler, Jr.


Born 1817, died 1899.

    Cyrenus Wheeler invented and manufactured the Cayuga Chief drop reaper. In 1858 the company moved to Auburn and the Cayuga Chief Manufacturing Company was organized. In 1874 the company was consolidated with the D. M. Osborne Company

    He was elected mayor in 1881 and re-elected three times.

    The Wheeler Bell set atop Memorial City Hall in 1881 was named after him along with the Wheeler Rifle organization.


The Wheeler lot is located in the Mount Hope section of the cemetery.

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