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Donated to the Genealogical Society Library by 



Mr. & Mrs. B. P. Helferich 



2601E. Victoria Street n 489 



Ranoho Dominguez ^ CA 90Z20 



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SOME OF THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF 
,— „..^ JOHANNES HELF-E^TCH 



DATE MICROFICHED 

MAY 5 1989 
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BUFORD PATTEN HELFERICH 



GENEALOGICAL DEPARBfENT 

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRJST OF 
LATTER-DAY SAINTS 



Copyright 1983 

B. P. Helferich 

2601 E. Victoria St. #489 

Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 



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CONTENTS 



Preface 



Glossary 



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Origin of the Family Name 



The European Helferich Family 



Associated European Families 



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John Helferich and his Descendants 



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Index 



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DEDICATION 



The lives, noble deeds and simple virtues 
of our ancestors, worthy citizens in the 
Old World and courageous settlers making 
their contributions in the New World, 
deserve more than a passing memory. It is 
to them that this book is affectionately 
dedicated . 



PREFACE 

Upon listening to my parents recall events and ad- 
ventures of their earlier days, I began to wonder 
if any of our family history was recorded for the 
benefit of generations yet to come. It soon became 
apparent that not only was there no written record, 
but also that word of mouth "information" about 
early ancestors from various family members was 
often vague and based upon conflicting stories and 
legends rather than facts. 

After many inquiries it became apparent that consid- 
erable information was scattered among the many 
members of our widespread family. Several years 
were spent in begging contemporary information from 
members of the clan and in researching the earlier 
ancestors. This small book is the result of that 
labor of love. 



Although this family his 
was decided to publish a 
at this time to insure a 
as a basis for additiona 
not the end of the proje 
research and do hope tha 
hesitate to send in new 
correct previous imperfe 
errors will probably be 
prevented discrepancies 
spelled names and places 
It proved difficult to d 
information in many case 
ents have been referenced 



tory is not complete, it 
11 the information available 
gainst its loss and to serve 
1 research. This book is 
ct. I shall continue my 
t family members will not 
information or to verify or 
ctions. Regretfully, some 
found. Utmost care has not 
that have arisen from mis- 
, and from conflicting data, 
ocument or verify individual 
s, although original docum- 
in several instances. 



To those who will not find their information in 
these pages, I can only say, "I'm sorry". I felt 
that everyone should have noted the vibrations of my 
request for information, but some failed to send it 
in. 



The time and expense incurred in compiling a family 
history for publication are nonrecoverable . My 
sincere wish is to assist individuals in future gen- 
erations, helping them to trace their ancestral 
lines. If this objective is fulfilled, then I will 
have been repaid for my efforts. It is my hope 



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that those future generations will carry on with 
the family research and add to the information pre- 
sented herein. 

Many thanks are extended to all the members of the 
clan, too numerous to name, who so generously pro- 
vided much valuable information and demonstrated 
interest and support for this project. 



GLOSSARY 



A simple format has been used in this book, with 
only a few abbreviations: b, born; d, died; mar, 
married; C1], C2), first and second marriages; 
ca, about; C )» name unknown. 



Children who h 
in the indente 
information, f 
on page 39, un 
27, is his son 
more informati 
the correspond 
( see page 64 ) . 
of Claud John, 
corresponding 



ave been assigned arable numerals 
d column will appear with further 
orward in the book. For example, 
der John Arther HELFERICH, number 

Claud John with number 60. To find 
on on Claud John, turn forward to 
ing number 60 in the outside column 
Conversely, to find the parents 

turn back in the book to find the 
number 60 in the indented column. 



ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY NAME 

The Helferich family name appears in early German 
history and legend, and there are several theories 
regarding its origin. From earliest times the name 
seems to have been symbolically related to eleph- 
ants. Thomas Lyrer, an early chronicler, tells a 
story which may be historicly doubtful, although 
it is based upon verifiable elements. His Swabian 
Chronicle indicates that the Swabian family branch 
can be traced back to Roman antiquity. He states 
that the forefather of the Helferich family was a 
Roman citizen by the name of Valerianus, a captain 
in command of the Quint am Veteranam German i cam 
E I ephant i nam, the Fifth German Veteran Legion, whose 
standard bore an elephant. Under orders from the 
Roman Emperor he crossed the Limes, a fortified 
frontier road from the present city of Koblenz to 
Regensburg on the Danube. Valerianus converted to 
Christianity about 235 AD and built a castle at 
Geislingen. He named the castle Helfenstein and 
took the name of Helferich for his own, after the 
German derivation of elephant, on his standard. 

Ruins of this castle are still to be seen at the 
summit of Helfenstein mountain at Geislingen, near 
the city of Ulm. The counts and their families 
occupied the castle until 1575 when it was destroyed 
in a war. The coat-of -arms , showing an elephant, 
is still visible in several spots, carved into the 
stone walls of the castle. 



The Royal State Archive at Stuttgart, Germany, holds 
a copy of the History and Descr ipt ion of the Very 
Old Family of the Counts von Helfenstein from 860 
to 1 6OI4 by the historian Gabelkover. This work 
tells of Graf Ludwig XIII Helferich von Helfenstein, 
a member of this long line of counts, who was Canon 
at Cologne in 1508 and on June 27, 1511 was received 
into the Archbishopric at Strasbourg. In 1514 he 
left the cloister and joined the King of France, 
along with other counts, in an attempt to subdue 
imperial domination of the nobles. For this he was 
outlawed by the emperor, but soon thereafter he re- 
turned and was taken back into favor by Emperor 
Maximilian I, and in 1520 he married the emperor's 
daughter Margaret. He soon became bailiff of the 
archducal government at Weinsberg. 



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ants took by storm the castle at Weinsberg 
ran defending Count Ludwig, his knights and 
yal citizens. The count had requested 
ce but it arrived too late, after the castle 

captured. Count Ludwig and the defenders 
tured and killed on the morning following 
1525. Countess Margaret, carrying her two 
son Maximilian in her arms begged the peas- 
her knees, to spare the child. However, 
child was mistreated and wounded. The 
was mocked and robbed of her jewels and 
Heilbronn with her child on a dung wagon, 
ants were later defeated and punished. 

Margaret was given the proceeds from her 
nd she went to the Netherlands. Her son 
an received gifts from the Roman emperor, 
of his father's death. 



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Removal of Count Ludwig Helferich from the City of 
Weinsberg in the 1525 peasant's uprising 



The Helferich name appears frequently in early Ger- 
man history and mythology. Goethe and Wagner spoke 
of it; Richard Weitbrecht in his Deutsche Heldensa- 
gen or German Hero-saga mentions Helferich , youngest 
of three sons of Konig Viking, who worked with str- 
ange herbs. He became a healer or "helper of the 
people". (Helfen- to help) 

Another story relates how a count, Graf Eberhard 
Helferich, took part in the Crusades, during which 
he saw for the first time an elephant. He was so 
impressed by it that for his coat-of-arms he adopted 
the elephant standing on a mountain with three peaks 
which supposedly represent the three family castles 
at Spitzenberg, Sigmaringen and Geislingen. 

The predominance of the elephant in Helferich his- 
tory, legend, family gravestones and coat-of-arms, 
suggests a blood relationship between the various 
families; and the three mountain peaks in the coat- 
of-arms representing the three castles seem strong 
evidence of the close ties of the Swabian families. 



The family name, wi 
rich, Helffrich, He 
to appear as early 
Netherlands, and a 
in German documents 
University on June 
Hellmuth Gensicke s 
felden 775-1975 tha 
town of Mensfelden 
Johannes and Peter 
Hellferich [1675]. 
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in 1668. 



th its spelling variants of Helf- 
Ifferich and Helfrig, is said 
as 1565 in the records of the 
Johannes Helfrich is mentioned 

as a student at Heidelberg 
12, 1483. Walter Schwenk and 
tate in their heimatbuch Mens- 
t among the residents of the 
after the Thirty Years War were 
Helfferig [1663] and Ludwig 

One of these could quite poss- 
of our John Helferich, since his 
itely traced back to Mensfelden 



No direct connection has been found at this time 
between those early Helferich or Helferich von 
Helfensteins and the family branches described 
herein. However, it is believed by some that there 
is a close connection. The heraldic arms of the 
early families, described as a walking elephant on 
a green mountain with three peaks, on a shield of 
black and gold, are similar to those accepted all 
through later descendants, suggesting a connection. 



THE EUROPEAN HELFERICH FAMILY 
John HELFERICH, our earliest ancestor in the new 
world, was born and lived his early life as 
Johannes HELFFRICH. His ancestry has been traced 
to the 1600's in Germany and to the early 1700's 
in the Netherlands, as shown in the chart which 
follows. The Dutch branch of his ancestry con- 
sists of the WEIJERINK, RIGTER, HENDRIKS and the 
VAN DEN BERG families in the ancient heavily 
fortified principal city of Zwolle in the prov- 
ince of Overijssel. 

The German branch consists of the HELFFRICH, 
SCHEIDT and ZIMMER families of Mensfelden, which 
is a small farming village near Limburg; and of 
the MUELLER family from Holtzheim and Nieder- 
neisen, located in Rheinland-Pf alz , just across 
the border from Mensfelden in Hessen. 

The earliest known HELFFRICH ancestor was Henner 
HELFFRICH who probably was born about 1645 and 
died about 1701 in Mensfelden. He married before 
167S but the name of his wife is unknown. Henner 
was a teacher in Mensfelden, and an entry in the 
Wiesbaden State Archives dated January 10, 1702, 
states that he was "Juror of Mensfelden, died 
about one year ago". 

Henner HELFFRICH had two children; Johannes Fritz 
who was born September 3, 1678 and died February 
18, 1736; and Anna Elisabetha who was born June 
IE, 1681. 

Johannes Fritz HELFFRICH married, probably about 
1705, Anna Maria Elisabetha SCHEIDT, a daughter 
of Philipp and Elisabetha Margaretha C ] SCHEIDT 
Their children, all born in Mensfelden, were: 
i. Maria Eva, b Feb 7, 1707 
ii. Johann Adam, b Oct 4, 1708 
iii. Johann IVilhelm, b Feb 23, 1711 
iv. Anna Eleonora, b June 5, 1714 
v. Johann Peter, b July 1, 1716 
-:- vi. Johann Gorg, b Nov 27, 1718; d June 2,1786 

vii. Emmanuel, b July 9, 1721 
viii. Anna Barbara, b Dec 30, 1723 
ix. Anna Margretha, b Oct 5, 1727 



Johann Gorg HELFFRICH was born November 27, 1718 
and christened November 30 at Mensfelden, Germany, 
He died June 2 and was buried June 4, 178B in 
Mensfelden. He married January 7, 1744, Maria 
Christina MUELLER , daughter of Johannes and Elisa- 
betha (ZIMMER) MUELLER. Their children, all born 
in Mensfelden, were: 

i. Immanuel, b Dec 8, 1744 
'.'«- ii. Gorg Philipp, b June 12, 1747; d May 26, 

1827 
iii. Anna Maria, b Sep 24, 1749 
iv. Margretha, b Oct 9, 1752 

V. Maria Juliana, b July 7, 1755 
vi. Maria Eva Ctwin), b Mar 11, 1759 
vii. Maria Elisabetha (twin), b Mar 11, 1759 

Gorg Philipp HELFFRICH was born June 12 and chris- 
tened June 16, 1747 in Mensfelden. He died May 
26, 1827 in Makkum, Friesland Province of the 
Netherlands. Gorg married September 3, 1775 in 
Zwolle, Overijssel Province of the Netherlands, 
Johanna Catrina WEIJERINK, daughter of Dark and 
Janna CRIGTER) WEIJERINK. 

Gorg Philipp was listed as a tailor in Mensfelden 
and was mentioned as a corporal in the regiment 
of Oran je-Fr iesland , Second Battalion in the com- 
pany of Colonel C. Waslander. He was described 
as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Gorg obtained 
ecclesiastical attestation from Maastricht, Lim- 
burg Province, to Leeuwarden on January 19, 1784 
and from Leeuwarden to Workum , Friesland on April 
14, 1815. His rights of citizenship of Leeuward- 
en were dated July 22, 1783. 

Children of Gorg Philipp and Johanna Catrina were 
i. Johannes, b July 18, 1776; d Feb 1, 1865 
ii. Jan Hendricus Philip, b Feb 21, 1778 
iii. Jurjen Philippus, b 1792; d June 2, 1843 
iv. Johan Georg, b 1793 

References: [1] Evangelische Kirchengemeine Mens- 
felden Church Records; [2] Main State Archives, 
Wiesbaden, Germany; [3] F. C. Berkenvelder , Dir- 
ector of Archives, Zwolle, Netherlands. 
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EVANGELISCHE LUTHERISCHE KIRCHENGEMEINDE 
MENSFELDEN CHURCH ATTENDED BY HELFERICH ANCESTORS 



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ASSOCIATED EUROPEAN FAMILIES 

Johannes MUELLER was the son of Niclas MUELLER of 
Holtzheim , Germany. Johannes married February 8, 
1719 in Niederneisen , Elisabetha Margaretha 
ZIMMER who was born January 17, 1B9S and died on 
January 20, 1727 in Mensfelden. 

Johannes was a corporal of the troops of Oiez and 
Elisabetha was the daughter of Peter ZIMMER of 
Holtzheim who was sergeant of the troops of Diez. 
Their children, all born in Niederneisen, were: 
-!< i. Maria Christina, b Mar 3, 1724 

ii. Anna Maria, b Sep 13, 1722 
iii. Anna Elisabetha Ctwin], b Jan 12, 1727 
iv. Matthias Ctwin), b Jan 12, 1727 



Jan Frederik RIOTER was born in the Ostfriesland 
Province of Germany. He married April 16, 1731 
in Zwolle, Netherlands, Marta VAN DEN BERG. Their 
children were: 

'!« i. Janna, b Feb 22, 1731 

ii. Anna Christina, b 1734 
iii. Beek Sophia, b 1737 
iv. Harmannus, b 1739 



Adam SCHEIDT was born in Mensfelden, married prob- 
ably before 1640 and died before 1657. His child- 
ren, all born in Mensfelden, were: 

'i< i. Johannes 
i i . Anthonius 

iii. Adam, b about 1650 

Johannes SCHEIDT, son of Adam, married Maria C ) 
before 1662. His only known child was Philipp 
SCHEIDT who was born probably about 1662 and died 
September 13, 1731 in Mensfelden. 

Philipp married before 1688, Elisabetha Margaretha 
( 3 who died about 1696 /97. Philipp married 
second, Anna Catharina C ) who was born about 
1662 and died August 10, 1738. 



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Children of Philipp and Elisabetha Margaretha C 
SCHEIDT, all born in Mensfelden, were: 
i . Johann Philipp, b May 15, 1688 
ii.Anna Maria Elisabetha, b June 6, 1S89, 

d Nov 24, 173S 
Dignes CAnthon), b Apr 2B, 1692 
Maria Margaretha, b June 11, 16S3 
Johann Adam, b July 6, 1694 



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Christina, b May 23, 1696 
Johannes 



Jan WEIJERINK married May 5, 1714 in Netherlands, 
Aaltjen HENDRIKS. Their children were all born 
in the Netherlands, order of birth unknown: 
'I' i. Derk, b Sep 10, 1719 

i i . Johanna 
iii. Hermannus 
iv, Trientien 



Derk WEIJERINK, son of Jan and Aaltjen CHENDRIKS] 
WEIJERINK, married April 19, 1749 in Zwolle, the 
Netherlands, Janna RIGTER who was born February 
22, 1731 in Zwolle, daughter of Jan Frederik and 
Marta (VAN DEN BERG) RIGTER. Their children were: 
i . Jan Harms, b 1750 

Johanna Catrina, b Apr 4, 1752 

Hermannus, b 1756; 



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References: [1] Evangelische Lutherische Kirchen- 
gemeine (Mensfelden Church) records; [2] Hessisches 
HaUptstaatsarchi V (Main State Archives), Wiesbaden, 
Germany [Abteilung 360, Mensfelden Band 1, 5, 6); 
[3] F. C. Berkenvelder , Director of Archives, 
Zwolle, Netherlands. 



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JOHN HELFERICH 
And His Descendants 

John HELFERICH, our earliest ancestor in the new 
world, was born Johannes HELFFRICH on July 18, 
177B in Zwolle, Overijssel Province of the Neth- 
erlands. He died February 1, 18B5 in Colchester, 
Essex County, Ontario, Canada. He was the oldest 
of four sons of Georg HELFFRICH of Mensfelden, 
Germany, and Johanna Catrina WEIJERINK of Zwolle. 

John spent his early years in Zwolle, an important 
city at that time. He was under the constant 
guidance of private tutors and acquired an excell- 
ent education. He spoke German, French, Dutch 
and English fluently, and could converse in other 
languages . 

In March of 1793, John volunteered in the Nether- 
lands military service at the age of 17 years, and 
participated in the Napoleonic Wars. His first 
campaign, under the command of the Stadholder, 
was with the Duke of York in the province of 
Brabant, in 1794. When the French invaded the 
Netherlands, he went with the Stadholder's forces 
into Hanover. In June of 1799 John migrated to 
England and entered the British service in the 
regiment of the Earl of Bentink. In the following 
year he was drafted into the Corps of the Prince 
of Orange in the Isle of Wight, and in 1802 was 
discharged and sent home to the Netherlands at 
the cessation of hostilities. 

It was during this tour of duty that he met and 
married his first wife, Ann MOORE, said to have 
been the niece of General Sir John MOORE. They 
married in London during the spring of 1800. Ann 
was born about 178E. 

At the resumption of hostilities in 1803 John 
again went to England, with his new family, and 
re-entered the service in the King's German 
Legion, Second Light Infantry Battalion, under 
the command of Colonel Colin Halkett, where he 
served until discharged in 1814. During this 



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enlistment he participated in several expeditions 
including Hanover in 1805, Ireland in 1806, Cop- 
enhagen in 1807, Sweden 1808 and finally Portugal 
where his unit participated in the Peninsular Viar 
under Wellington's command. From there he went 
into Spain and France as Napoleon's army was 
driven back across the Pyrenees. 

It was probably during John's military expedition 
to Ireland in 180S that he sailed, with family, 
from Newport, Isle of Wight, to Ireland aboard 
his ship Ranger. Two of John and Ann's children 
were born on the Irish Sea, It has been said 
that while on the Isle of Wight, John's family 
was intimate with the Duke of Cambridge. 

After John's discharge in 1814 he returned to the 
Netherlands with his family and in 1818 they were 
in the city of Workum where they joined the Ref- 
ormed Christian Church. 

In 1822 the family migrated to Canada and in that 
year John again entered the British service as 
Lance-Sergeant-Tailor in Lt. Col. Surer ' s 37th 
Regiment in Quebec, where he served until 1824 
when he was discharged for reasons of health and 
given a pension of sixpence per day. He was 
stationed at the Quebec Garrison during this per- 
iod of service, and it was at this time that his 
wife Ann died, March 28, 1823. 

On August 12 of that year, John and Elizabeth 
CBRANDEL) LASARIN were joined in marriage by the 
chaplain of the Quebec Garrison. Elizabeth was 
probably born about 1792 in Baden, Germany, and 
is believed to have died before 1861 in Colches- 
ter, Ontario, Canada. She was reputed to have 
been an excellently educated lady. 



The family moved to Colchester, Essex County, 
Ontario (known at that time as Western District 
of Upper Canada), between August of 1826 and May 
of 1827. In recognition of his military service 
John was granted a 200 acre lot of land in Col- 
chester in 1831. He built a log house thereupon 



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and attempted to Farm the land for three years 
but the extremely wet condition and poor drainage 
forced him to apply for more suitable land to sup- 
port his family, which consisted of eight at that 
time . 

Several petitions were submitted to the council, 
as well as to the governor, over a period of four 
years or more, with the strong support and backing 
of his neighbors. In 1851 John and family resided 
in a single story log house on 200 acres of land, 
Lot 10 of Range G, Colchester Township, 180 acres 
of which were in woods or forest and 20 acres were 
cultivated. The agricultural census listed two 
bulls oxen or steers, one milk cow, one horse, 
six sheep and 12 pigs owned by the family. 

John v/as in Detroit in 1831 and for a period of 
three years he alternated his residence between 
that city and Sandwich, Ontario, just across the 
Detroit River and a bit south of Detroit. All 
records, however, show him as a resident and land- 
owner in Colchester, 

In 1832 John was in Sandwich during the Detroit 
cholera epidemic which resulted from military 
operation during the Blackhawk War, He was app- 
ointed Keeper of the Boats and Chief of the Guards, 
patrolling the beach with his armed men to prevent 
people from coming over from Detroit. He was in 
Detroit later and left in a canoe when a second 
outbreak of cholera was feared in that city. 



References : 

Petitions to Canadian Govt. : Ottawa Public Arch- 
ives, 1837 Vol 239A Bundle S Petition Nos . H21 /7, 
H21 / 28 and 1841 Vol 242 Bundle S Petition Nos. 
HI /11, HI /34; Family History Recitation by Mrs, 
McPherson, presented at 1900 family reunion (copy 
in possession of author ); Essex County Land Abstr- 
acts; Canadian Census Returns Quebec 1825, Colch- 
ester 1851 S 1861; Quebec certificates of Ann 
Helffrich death, John and Elizabeth marriage. 



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The 1851 Colchester census lists John with the 
family of Isaac TAYLOn, second husband of John's 
daughter Ann, so it is probable that John's wife 
Elizabeth had died prior to that time since she 
has not been found in the census. 



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JOHN HELFERICH 
1776-1865 



CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ANN: 



1. 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

B. 



1 . 

ii . 

iii . 

iv . 

V . 

vi . 

vi i . 

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ix . 
X . 



Ann, b May 23, 1802; d June 7, 
Sarah, b ISO-; d young, before 
Eliza, b 180- 
Sarah, b June 23, 1807 
John, b Dec 22, 1810 
Otto Fredrick, d Dec B, 
Philip, b May 4, 1815; d 
Isaac, b March 11, 1818 
Jacob, b July 2, 1820; d 
Abraham, b Dec 23, 1822; 



1883 
1807 



1886 
Jan 30, 



1901 



Dec 7, 1902 
d in infancy 



CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH: 

7. i. Abraham, b Mar 22, 1824; d Apr 4,120 



8. 



11. George, b Aug 26, 1826; d Feb 18,1903 



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9. 
10. 
11. 



Ill 
iv 

V 

vi 
vi i 



Maurice, b May 10,1827; d Apr 25,1S11 
William, b Jul 8,1831; d Feb 11,1912 
Elizabeth, b Mar 15,1833; d Feb 23, 

1203 
Mary Ctwin], b Dec 25,1836 
Catherine (twin), b Dec 25, 183G; 

d about 1864 



1. Ann HELFERICH was born May 29,1802 in Newport, 
Isle of Wight, and died June 7,1883 at IJindsor, 
Ontario, Canada. 

She married first, Maurice SULLIVAN who was born 
about 1785 in Ireland and came to Canada with the 
37th Regiment to participate in the war of 1812. 
Ann married second, Isaac TAYLOR. 




ANN HELFERICH 
1802-1883 



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While still an infant, Ann was in a sailboat with 
her parents when the boat was wrecked. She v,fas 
wrapped in a silk shawl and conveyed ashore. The 
shawl was displayed at the first family reunion 
at Detroit in 1899. 

Ann and Maurice moved to New York in 18S4 where 
Maurice gave up his occupation as a tailor in 
favor of agricultural pursuits. In 1837 they 
moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1839 they went 
to Pennsylvania where Maurice died in 1854. Ann 
then returned to Canada where she married Isaac 
TAYLOR. 

CHILD OF ANN AND MAURICE: 

12. 1. John Dean SULLIVAN, b Aug 14,1825; 

d Sep 14, 1931 

2. Sarah HELFERICH was born June 23, 1807 in 
Gottenburg, Netherlands. She married in Quebec, 
Canada, George G. GILLESPIE who was born in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland January 4, 1803 and died March 6, 
1883. 

Sarah was the second daughter of John and Ann to 
bear her name, the first Sarah having died in her 
youth. She had spent some time in the Isle of 
Wight with her parents while quite young, and 
came to Quebec with them in 1822, 

George GILLESPIE was educated at Glasgow Univer- 
sity, and was a high standing member of the 
Masonic Order. 

George and Sarah resided in Perth, Ontario for a 
time, then moved to Romney where they were exten- 
sive land owners. From there they went to Mersea, 

CHILDREN: 

13. i. William J. 

14. ii. Agnes Sarah 
i ii . James . 

15. iv. Louisa Adelaide, b 1839; d Oct 6, 



1916 



16. V. Alexander 

vi, Fred Malcom 



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17. vii. Isaac Gauwn 

viii. Ann Eliza, mar Leonard FORD 
IX, George Gore 

3. John HELFERICH, son of John and Ann, was born 
December 22, 181D at: Bexhill-on-Sea , Sussex County, 
England. He married a Miss BROWN. 

When his father remarried after the death of his 
mother Ann in Quebec, John disowned his stepmother 
Elizabeth and at the age of 16 ran away from home. 
He went into the northern part of Quebec and 
taught school among the people who were mostly 
Indians at that time. 

CHILDREN: (Order of birth unknown) 

i . John R . 

ii. Henry 

i i i . George 

iv. Edward 

V. Emma 

vi. Addie 

4. Otto Fredrick HELFERICH was born January 4, 
1813 at Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex County, England, 
and died December 6, 1866 in California. 

He married first, Mrs. HILL, a widow. She died 
soon after and he then married Annie BROWN. 

Otto has been described as a clever boy. There 
were no children from his first marriage. Otto 
resided in Detroit, Michigan for 30 years, until 
he went to California during the gold rush. 

5. Philip HELFERICH was born May 4, 1815 in Banis, 
Netherlands, and died January 30, 1901 in Maquo- 
keta, Iowa. He married Sarah SHEPHERD who was 
probably born about 1836 in New York. She was 
said to have been noted for her beauty for milea 
around . 

Sarah was probably Philip^s second wife, since she 
was 12 years old at the time of birth of Philip's 
second child, according to the 1860 census of 
Otsego Township, Allegan County of Michigan. 



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Family legend says that Philip had a wife, Grace, 
who migrated from Holland, Michigan to Maquoketa 
in a covered wagon drawn by a horse and a cow. 

Philip*s obituary indicates that from 1831 to 1854 
he resided in Detroit. He is buried in Evergreen 
Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa. 



CHILDREN: 

i 

ii 

18. iii 

19. iv 

V 



20. 



VI 

vii 
vi ii 



Son, d in youth 
Marian, b 1848 
Charles Wallace, 
George Lennis, b 



28, 1927 



b 1855; d 
STUTTING: 



Martha , 
Elmer 
Whelin, b 1858; d 
Harriet, b 1859 ? 
Franklin S., b 1863; d Jan 3,1936 



b Sep 8, 1850; d 1927 
1853; d May 

1924; mar Cl] 

[23 Mr. FOX 

Oct 1926 
d Nov 22, 1878 





PHILIP HELFERICH 
1815-1901 



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B. Jacob HELFERICH was born July 2,1820 in Newport 

Isle of Wight, and died December 7,1902 in Dwight, 

Michigan. He married Mary Ann C 3 who was born 
1831 in Canada of English parents. 

Jacob probably migrated to the United States from 
Canada in 1856. The 1900 census of Huron County, 
Michigan, listed him as a mason, whereas he was 
formerly a farmer. His wife Mary Ann probably 
died before 1900, since that census shows Jacob 
as a widower residing with the family of his dau- 
ghter Mary A. and her husband William CHURCH. 



CHILDREN: 

21. i 
ii 

22. iii 

i V 

V 

vi 

vii 

vi i i 



Charles, b about 1852 
Wesley R., b about 1861 
Mary A. , b Sep 1862 

Ang , b about 1863 

Deborah, b about 1865 
David, b about 1868 
Daniel, b Sep 1869 
Minnie, b about 1873 




JACOB HELFERICH 
1820-1902 



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7. Abraham HELFERICH was born March 22,1824 in 
Quebec, Canada, and died April 4,1901 in Trenton, 
Michigan. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 
Brownstown Township, V/ayne County, Michigan. 

He married Martha Cordelia CLARK September 8,1853 
in Taylor, Michigan. 

Abraham migrated to the United States in 1850 at 
the age of 26 years, to farm. He acquired three 
farms and many houses during his lifetime, as well 
as the Oak Ridge Cemetery property, formerly known 
as Helferich Cemetery. His last residence was 250 
Pine (now West Road), Trenton, Michigan. His 
three farms are shown on the map of Mongaugon 
Township dated 1876. One farm, at Grange and 
Kings Roads, was given to Amy and Charles JOHNSON, 
his daughter and son-in-law, who lived there until 
1922. 

Abraham is believed to have filed only his inten- 
tion of naturalization, but was in the habit of 
voting. On one occasion he was challenged as to 
his citizenship but was defended by seven others. 

On the evening before his death he suffered a 
stroke while waiting for supper. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Mary Ella, b Jun 15,1854; d Oct 18, 

1921 
ii. Catherine Aprilla, b ca 1864; d in 
childbirth; mar George CRAIG 
23. iii. Amy Flora, b Feb 10,1868; d Jan 19, 

1952 

8. George HELFERICH was born August 26,1826 in 
Quebec, Canada, and died February 18,1903 in 
Washington, Michigan. 

He married October 1,1851 in Harrow, Ontario, 
Canada, Margaret BROWN who was born August 1,1830 
in Kilmarnock, Scotland and died November 25,1925 
in Washington, Michigan. Margaret was the daughter 
of John and Margaret Lawrie [BELL) BROWN. George 
and Margaret are buried in Prestonville Cemetery, 



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ABRAHAM 
HELFERICH 
1824-1901 




MARRY ELLA HELFERICH 
1854-1921 



CATHERINE APRILLA 
HELFERICH 1864-C?) 



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Shelby, Michigan. 



While George was still qui 
moved to Windsor, Ontario 
settled on a farm near Har 
Ontario. It is said that 
still young and chopped wo 
he attended school. He wo 
husband of Lydia BELL who 
garet BROWN. Lydia and he 
had come from Scotland and 
Essex County. Margaret ha 
the age of 16 and stayed w 
BELL, and this is probably 
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GEORGE HELFERICH 1826-1903 



George was mentioned in the Colchester Town Rec- 
ords in 1862. He and Margaret joined the Wesleyan 
Methodist Church in Harrow about 1863 and attended 
services regularly. Margaret had grown up in the 
faith of the Scottish Presbyterian Church until 
her marriage. 



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Essex County abstract records show that John 
HELFERICH and wife sold to George HELFERICH the 
west Vz of lot 14, 100 acres, in the gore or second 
range, Colchester South. The 1861 Colchester 
census lists George and family residing in a V/2 
story log house. The 1866 Gazeteer of Harrow 
district lists George as living on lot 14 of the 
gore between the first and second concession, and 
located just east of Harrow on the south side of 
highway 18. On September 5, 1881 a deed trans- 
ferred their 100 acre farm to Richard McLain for 
$4500. Some old Methodist Church records contain 
a note that on May 19, 1883, it was necessary to 
replace George HELFERICH as a parsonage trustee 
on the quarterly board, since he moved away from 
the area. 

It was at this time that George and Margaret moved 
to Michigan and bought a farm one mile south of 
Disco, a village about five miles north of Utica. 

On relocating to Michigan, they transferred to 
the Methodist Church and on May 3, 1890 George 
filed his intention of naturalization. 

They moved to Metamora, Michigan about 1900 where 
they remained about a year until buying a home in 
Washington Village where they resided until the 
death of George due to apoplexy. Margaret there- 
after resided most of the time with their daughter 
Mary (HELFERICH) CUNDY in Washington, Michigan, 
and also with their son James for a short period. 

Margaret has been described as having red hair, 
being a strict disciplinarian, careful about not 
having a Scottish brogue, using correct english 
and instilling it in her family, making her child- 
ren work hard for their keep, and having the abil- 
ity of ripping off all twelve names of her child- 
ren in one breath. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Margaret Alythia, b Jul 22,1852; 

d Dec 20,1877; mar Charles BERTRAND 
24. ii. Wallace George, b Oct 19,1853; 

d Mar 27, 1943 



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26 



27 

28 
29 

30 
31 

32 
33, 



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iv 

V 

vi 

vii 
viii 

ix 

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xi 

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Henry Thomai 



James Miles, b May 
Elizabeth Agnes, 



b June 10, 1855 

, 1857; d Mar 1 , 
1938 
b Apr 15, 1859; 
d Dec 22, 1868 
John Arthur, b Mar 3,1861; d Jan 8, 

1933 
Lydia, b Dec 21, 1863; d Aug 17,1920 
David Brown, b Mar 25,1866; d Aug 23, 

1934 
Mary, b Sep 11,1867; d May 13,1935 
Ernest 0., b Jun 25,1869; d Jan 1960 
Oeorgia, b Jan 3,1871; d May 28,1930 



Delia Cordelia 



b Apr 18, 1875; 
d Mar 8 



1928 



9. Maurice HELFERICH was born May 10,1827 in Col- 
chester, Ontario, Canada and died April 25,1911 
in Anderdon, Ontario. He was buried April 27 at 
St. Clement Catholic Church, McCregor, Ontario. 




MAURICE HELFERICH 
1827-1911 



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Maurice married Jeanne DROUILLARD who was born 
about 1832 in Sandwich, Ontario and died October 
26,1907 in Anderdon, according to the Ontario 
Registrar General records. However, the St. Clem- 
ent Church records indicate that she was buried 
October 10, according to Rev. Paul Beneteau. 

Essex County abstract records indicate that George 
HELFERICH and wife sold to Maurice HELFERICH, a 
100 acre portion of lot 13, third concession Col- 
chester South in 1857. Maurice sold portions of 
said land in 1860 and 1864. 

CHILDREN: 

34. i. Maurice, b May 10,1827; d Dec 31,1917 
ii. Mary, married, 8 children 

10. William HELFERICH was born July 8,1831 in 
Colchester, Ontario, Canada and died February 11, 
1912 in Detroit, Michigan. He married, probably 
about 1855 /56, Jane LOCKABY who was born December 
of 1835 and died May 12,1888. 

William was a farmer in Colchester and the 1851 
and 1861 Canadian census show him residing with 
his family in a one story log house. There is a 
record of his purchase of 50 acres of lot 13, in 
the third concession, Colchester South, from his 
father John on March 10,1860 for $70. The prop- 
erty was sold in 1872. 

William migrated to Detroit, Michigan with his 
daughters Annie, Liva and Nettie in 1876, and 
became a naturalized citizen of the United States. 
He spent the last 35 years of his life with his 
daughters, his final address being 1401 12th St., 
Detroit, Michigan; home of his daughter Annie SHAY 

William is bur-ied in Evergreen Cemetery, Detroit, 
and his wife Jane is buried in the old Methodist 
Cemetery located behind what is now the Anglican 
Church in Harrow, Ontario. 

CHILDREN: 

35. i. Annie, b about 1857 

36. ii. Alice, b about 1860 



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vii . 



Emma, b 
Li va , b 
Nettie , 
Ella, b 
George , 



about 1862; mar George HURST 
May 1864; d 1920 
b Sep 24,1864; d Sep 24,1957 
about 1868; d in childhood 
b Mar 1872; d Mar 14,1877 




WILLIAM HELFERICH 
1831-1912 

11. Elizabeth HELFERICH was born March 15,1833 in 
Colchester, Ontario, Canada and died February 23, 
1903 in Trenton, Michigan, 



She married first about 1850, Henry Thomas ROUSE 
and second, Wallace WEBSTER. The two children of 
her first marriage died before she did, and there 
were no children of the second marriage. 



Elizabeth moved to Detroit and worked as a nurse. 
She was divorced at this time and lived with her 
niece, Li va C HELFERICH ] BATES, daughter of William 



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HELFERICH. The last two years of her life were 
spent with her brother Abraham and his family. 
She is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Brownstown 
Township, Wayne County, Michigan. 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH AND HENRY: 

i. William ROUSE, d in infancy 
11. Henry ROUSE, d before Feb of 1903 




ELIZABETH HELFERICH 
1833-1903 

12. Captain John Dean SULLIVAN was born August 14, 
1825 at Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, and 
died September 14, 1931 at London, Ontario, Can- 
ada. He was the son of Maurice SULLIVAN and Ann 
HELFERICH. 



In September of 1837 John went with his mother to 
Detroit and he subsequently made his home there 
and at Windsor, Ontario. At an early age he dis- 
played a desire for maritime life, first serving 
on a small vessel at the age of 12. For over 50 
years he accumulated a wide experience in all 
maritime affairs on the Great Lakes, including 



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serving as master on many sailing and steam ves- 
sels and in administrative positions. 

John married December 22,1847, Charlotte C. 
WESTAWAY who was born about 1828 in Cornwall, 
England and died July 11,1904. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Caroline Elizabeth, mar Cl3 J. A. 

JOHNSTON; (2) Alexander GILLIAN 
ii. Mary A., mar D. T. SMITH 
iii. John William 
iv. Charles Albert, b 1857; d 1943 
V. Addie D., mar Alexander GILLIAN 

(She was first wife of Alexander] 

13. William J. GILLESPIE, Captain, was the son of 
George G. and Sarah (HELFERICH) GILLESPIE. 

CHILD: 

i. Son, mar Genevieve LeDUC 

14. Agnes Sarah GILLESPIE, daughter of George G. 
and Sarah CHELFERICH) GILLESPIE, married Mr. BENE. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Daughter, mar George PRESTON 
ii. Alfred, mar Marie MINDER 

15. Louisa Adelaide GILLESPIE, daughter of George 
G. and Sarah CHELFERICH) GILLESPIE, was born in 
1839 at Raleigh, Ontario, Canada and died October 
G, 1916. She married April 22, 1866, Solomon 
AGLA who was born January 1, 1835. 

Louisa, in addition to raising her own family, 
was midwife at the birth of many babies in the 
area, and did the work on a large farm to within 
a few months of her death due to exhaustion. 

Louisa and Solomon lived in a log cabin in Arner, 
Ontario, until they bought a farm where they re- 
sided until his death. Solomon, a first cousin 
of German opera star Madam Schumann-Heink , had a 
fine singing voice, and also played the violin 
until losing an arm in a threshing accident at the 
age of 22. 



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CHILDREN: 

39. i. Sarah, b Jan 1,1863; d Aug 13,1949 

40. ii. Maretta 

41. iii. Ella 

42. iv. Wilmer, b 1877; d 1964 

43. V. Geneva 

44. vi. Mildred, d Apr 3, 1929 

45. vii. Evalena, b 1887; d 1962 
viii. Walter James, d in infancy 

ix. William Charles, d in infancy 

16. Alexander GILLESPIE, son of George G. and 
Sarah (HELFERICH) GILLESPIE, married Miss CULLENEN 

CHILDREN: 

i. Daughter, mar F. FULTON 

i i . Mary 

iii. Neomi 

iv. Patrick 

17. Isaac Gauwn GILLESPIE, son of George G. and 
Sarah (HELFERICH) GILLESPIE, married first, on 
December 29,1869 at Oak Harbor, Ohio, Ella WASH- 
BURN who was born June 19,1852 and died June 20, 
1887. Isaac married second. Miss WHINNEY. 

Ella's death came as the result of the capsizing 
of a steam barge on which she was a passenger 
during a sudden storm on Lake Erie. 

Isaac and Ella resided in Oak Harbor for eight 
years, after which they moved to Port Clinton, 
Ohio, where they resided until her death. 

CHILDREN OF ISAAC AND ELLA: 
i . Birdie 
i i . George 
iii. Isaac 
iv. Child 
V. Child 

CHILDREN OF ISAAC AND ( ) : 
i . Al ice L . 
i i . Goldie I . 
iii. May Ruth 



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18. Charles Wallace HELFERICH was born September 
8,1850, probably in or near Detroit, Michigan, 
and died 1927 in Iowa. 

He married Amanda Jane JUEL July 3,1880, probably 
in Jackson County, Iowa, and they separated in 
18S7. Amanda was born in 18B4 and died December 
8, 1242. Charles was a resident of Delmar, Iowa 
in 1902, where he and Amanda are buried in the 
Evergreen Cemetery. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Jossie Malinda, b May 20,1882; 
d 1963 C?3; mar Mr. MURRAY 
ii. Jessie, b Apr 8,1884; mar Mr. VALEN- 
TINE 
iii. Asa, b Feb 18,1886; d 1956 
iv. Ira, b Aug 10,1888; d 1968 
V. William, b Jan 23,1892; d Aug 26,1963 

46. vi. Cordie McCord, b May 8,1894 

IS. George Lennis HELFERICH was born 1853, prob- 
ably in Detroit, Michigan, and died May 28,1927 
at Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. 

He married August 19,1882 in Jackson County, Iowa, 
where vital records show the marriage of "George 
HELFERICH and JEWELL, Belle, Miss". Family tra- 
dition says George married Isabella, who had 
previously married Mr. JEWELL when she was 13 
years old, and JEWELL had died in the Civil War. 
Isabella died November 22,1908 in Cherokee. 

George was a resident of Baldwin, Iowa v;hen he 
was listed in his father Philip's will, which was 
probated in 1902. 

All of George's family were said to have had a 
full head of curly hair, and they spoke "high 
Dutch" at home. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Bertha, mar Mr. KAUFMAN 

47. ii. James Monroe, b Dec 18,1884; d Jun 

25, 1974 



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iii. Philip E., b Jun 5,1887; d Jul 24, 
1945; mar (1) Lottie EATON, 
C2) Virginia C 3, C3)Florence GRANT 
iv. Lennis George, mar Ada MANN 

20. Franklin S. HELFERICH was born August 16,1863 
and died January 3,1936 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He 
married March 30,1887 in Jackson County, Iowa, 
Ann McCULLOUGH. Franklin resided in Delmar, Iowa 
when he was mentioned in his father's will, pro- 
bated in 1902. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Benjamin Franklin, b ca 1888; d May 

13,1934 (Postal Clerk) 
ii. Howard Roy, b Sep 7,1893; d Sep 10, 

1945 (Mechanic) 

21. Charles HELFERICH was born about 1852 in Can- 
ada and is believed to have married 1877 or earl- 
ier . 

CHILDREN: 

i. Minnie E., b ca 1878 
ii. Mary J., b Dec 1897 

22. Mary A. HELFERICH was born September of 1862 
in Michigan. She married William CHURCH. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Samuel D., b May 1883 

ii. James E., b Feb 1885 

iii. Mary A., b Mar 1887 

iv. Liddie E., b Jul 1889 

V. Charlie E., b Oct 1891 

vi. William R., b Jan 1894 

vii. Lillian B., b Feb 1895 

viii. John A., b Feb 1898 

23. Amy Flora HELFERICH was born February 10,1868 
in Monaugon Township [now Trenton], Michigan and 
died January 19, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, fol- 
lowing surgery for a broken hip. 

Amy married first, in August of 1897, Charles A. 
JOHNSON and second, in December of 1930, Glenn 



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ALLEN, who died in 1943. 

Amy, Charles and their two sons lived in Trenton 
next door to Amy's parents Abraham and Martha in 
1907. About 1911 they moved to a farm two miles 
away at King and Grange Roads, which had been one 
of the properties of Amy's father. Amy's sister 
Ella joined the household after her parents death 
and lived 17 years with the JOHNSON family. 




AMY FLORA HELFERICH 
1368-1952 



About January of 1923 Amy moved to Detroit with 
her sons after receiving a divorce and selling 
the farm. During the 1920's she travelled across 
the country many times. Having a flair for enter- 
taining, she was a gracious hostess for many year: 
She was also quite an artist and did fine china 
painting . 



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When Amy married Glenn ALLEN she moved to his farm 
near Sparta, Michigan, until his death in 1943, 
when Amy returned to Detroit for her remaining 
years. She is buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery 
in Brownstown Township, Michigan. 

CHILDREN OF AMY AND CHARLES: 

48. i. Hartwel 1 Abram, b Jul 29,1901; d Aug 9, 

1982 

49. ii. John Charles, b Nov 22,1906; d Jun 5, 

1980 

24. Wallace George HELFERICH was born October 19, 
1853 on the family farm near Harrow, Ontario, 
Canada and died March 27,1943 in Detroit, Michigan. 
He married October 10,1883, Myrtilla Cordelia 
RUNYAN who was born October 1,1857 in Utica, Mich- 
igan, daughter of Hiram and Susan Cordelia (PIERCE] 
RUNYAN. Myrtilla died August 6,1934 in Detroit. 

Wallace moved to Michigan with his parents in 1881 
and after his marriage to Myrtilla the couple went 
to a farm in Shelby, about 25 miles north of Det- 
roit. They raised grain and operated a dairy with 
the help of their five sons, and the family also 
operated a butter and egg business. 

Wallace and Myrtilla both sang in the Disco Meth- 
odist Church choir. 

Wallace became a naturalized citizen November 2, 
1904 with Calvin P. RUNYAN, Myrtilla's brother, 
testifying in his behalf, according to Macomb 
County Clerk records. 

Wallace and Myrtilla moved to Detroit in 1929, 
and in 1933 celebrated their golden wedding anniv- 
ersary at the Runyan home on the birthday of 
Myrtilla's father. They are both buried in the 
Utica Cemetery, Macomb County, Michigan. 

CHILDREN: 

50. i. Harry Wallace, b Jun 19,1885; d Feb 8 

1971 

51. ii. Dewitt George, b Feb 25,1888; d Sep 

12, 1965 



3G 



52. iii. 

53 . iv . 

54. V. 

55. vi . 



Margaret Cordelia, b Jun 21,1890; 

d Sep 9, 1970 
Elmer Runyan, b Apr 16,1894; d Aug 28, 

1982 
Walter Maurice, b Mar 19,1900; 

d Oct 2, 1971 
Omar Kenneth, b Sep 8,1901; d May 11, 

1983 




WALLACE GEORGE HELFERICH 
1853-1943 



25. Henry Thomas HELFERICH was born June 10,1855 
on the family farm in Harrow, Ontario, Canada. He 
had two daughters that are known of. Their names 
and the name of his wife are unknown. 



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EB. James Miles HELFERICH was born May 1,1857 on 
the family farm in Harrow, Ontario, Canada and 
died March 1,1938 in Detroit, Michigan. He mar^ 
ried December EE, 1880 in Kingsville, Ontario, Can- 
ada, Annette L. MUNGER who was born October 11 
1862 in Harrow and died February 20, 1944 in De- 
troit, She was the daughter of John Girty and 
Sarah (FERRIS) MUNGER. The marriage is recorded 
in the family bible as follows: 

"James M. HELFERICH of Harrow Ontario and 
Annetta MUNGER of Harrow Ontario were united 
by me in the Bonds of Holy Matrimony at 
Kingsville Ontario on the 22nd day of December 
in the year of our Lord 1880, in the presence 
of Isabella Pearson, Carrie Pearson. 

Signed: Thomas D. Pearson " 

James and Annetta resided in Canada in January of 
1882 but migrated to Macomb County, Michigan be- 
fore November of 1883. James became a naturalized 
citizen March 4, 1919. 

James and Annetta were reputed to be an attractive 
couple, he being about six feet tall, a towhead 
with a heavy head of hair and a moustache, and she 
being about five feet tall with dark hair. They 
sang in duet at church and danced the jig. He 
played the violin and musical saw for square dan- 
cing. He was remarkably kind, gentle and loving 
to his family. 

James owned the Silverbrook Dairy Farm, said to 
have been the first sanitary dairy barn in Wash- 
ington, Michigan, and he was recognized as the 
leading dairyman in Macomb County. He was also 
the founder of the Washington, Michigan Savings 
Bank. When James retired from his business of 
delivering butter and eggs to customers in Detroit 
and vicinity, he divided the business between his 
two sons, Roy and John Olive, 

The family farm, located in Shelby Township, was 
often the scene of a family gathering for a Sunday 
dinner, enjoying Annetta's excellent cooking and 
James' entertainment and stories for the children. 



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James and Annetta resided at 15701 Sorerrto, Det- 
roit at the time of his death. Both are buried 
in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. 



CHILDREN: 
i . 



Roy Elton, b Jan 22,1882; d Apr 6, 
19G0; mar Flora May GOFF 
56. ii. Lula Rhode, b Nov 10,1883; d Sep 3 



57. 

58. 



59. 



Ill . 
i V . 

V . 

vi , 
vii . 



1966 
John Clive, b Sep 27,1888 
Vera Irene, b Jul 28,1891; d Nov 13, 

1971 
Margaretta Sarah, b Apr 2,1898; 

d Jan 30,1962; mar H. Read SMITH 
Dolores Evelyn, b Aug 3,19D1 
James Everett, b Oct 25,1905; 

d Jul 22, 1906 




JAMES MILES HELFERICH 
1857-1938 



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27. John Arthur HELFERICH was born March 3,1861 on 
the family farm in Harrow, Ontario, Canada and 
died January 8, 1933 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He 
married November 25,1885 in Lapeer, Michigan, 
Isabelle SAYLES who was born November 2,1871 in 
Pottsville, Ontario. She was the daughter of 
Henry and Catherine (STOEPLER) SAYLES. Isabelle 
died April 10,1971 at Chelsea, Michigan. 

John is said to have been a handsome man with a 
quick wit and good humor, a proud and successful 
man. In 1880 at the age of 19 he was living with 
his uncle Abraham HELFERICH and family in Trenton, 
Michigan, while attending school. 

John and Isabelle lived in Columbiavi 1 le , Michigan 
after their marriage and John was agent for the 
Michigan Central Railroad for over 40 years. Cur- 
ing this period he taught telegraphy to his nephew, 
Harry HELFERICH. 



CHILDREN: 
60. i. 

61 . i i . 

62 , i i i . 



Claud John, b Jan 10,1888; d Nov 6, 

1966 

Arthur James, b Jan 24,1891; d Mar 31, 

1965 

Howard David, b Dec 28,1905; d Feb 1, 

1983 




JOHN ARTHUR HELFERICH 1861-1933 



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28. Lydia HELFERICH was born December 21,1863 on 
the family farm in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, and 
died August 17,1920 in Columbiavi lie , Michigan. 
She is buried in Prestonville Cemeterey , Macomb 
County, Michigan, with her parents. She married 
in 1882, Wilson ILER who was born September 17, 
1857 in Harrow, son of Peter and Christina (FOX) 
ILER. 

Lydia moved to Utica, Michigan with her parents 
in 1881 and returned to Canada the following year 
when she married Wilson. About 1894 she moved, 
with her family, to Kitchener, Ontario where she 
resided until her death while visiting her bro- 
thers and sisters in Columbiavil le , Michigan. 
Her death came as the result of a goiter oper- 
ation from which she never recovered, 

Lydia is said to have been an organist and a good 
alto singer. 



iiK* 




LYOIA HELFERICH 1863-1920 



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CHILDREN: 

63 . i . 

64. ii. 
iii . 

i V . 
V . 



Mary, d 1971 

Jessie, b 1883; d 1972 

Viola 

Evangeline, b 1897; d 1955 

Clarence, d in infancy 



29. David Brown HELFERICH was born March 25,1866 
in Harrow, Ontario, Canada and died August 25,1934 
in Flint, Michigan. 

He married first, Sarah WESTON and second, Decem- 
ber 12, 1900 in Metamora, Michigan, Jane Sophronia 
FRENCH who was born April 12, 1873 in Metamora, 
daughter of John and Annie (PITCHER) FRENCH. Jane 
died October 15, 1950 in Clio, Michigan. 

David was a railroad telegrapher residing in Clio 
at the time of his death. David and Jane are bur- 
ied in the Metamora Cemetery. 

CHILD OF DAVID AND SARAH: 

i. Marguerite, b Apr 5,1897; d Sep 24, 
1966; mar Charles STONE 



CHILDREN OF DAVID AND JANE: 

i. Anna Pauline, b Sep 19,1902; mar 

Ronald MARTIN 
65. ii. Lloyd Ernest, b Jan 30,1909 




DAVID BROWN 
HELFERICH 
1866-1934 



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30. Mary HELFERICH was born September 11,1867 on 
the family farm in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, and 
died May 13, 1935. She married J. William CUNDY 



CHILD: 

i . Gertrude , 



mar Martin DOPP 




MARY HELFERICH 
1867-1935 

31. Ernest 0. HELFERICH was born June 25,1869 in 
Harrow, Ontario, Canada, and died January of 1960 
at Eau Gallie, Florida. 



Ernest married first, Emma J. AURAND of Columbia- 
ville, Michigan; second, Elizabeth Agnes PETERS 
who was born September 23, 1871 and died June 10, 
1931, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann [MORRIS] 
PETERS. Ernest married third, Dora Mae (HURD) 
BEST and fourth, Meta F. COALL) LEONARD. 



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Ernest was about ten years old when his family 
moved to Michigan. He attended school at Disco 
and at Utica High School. At the age of 18 he 
worked as baggageman for the Michigan Central 
Railroad at Columbiavil le . He learned telegraphy 
and station work while there and at the age of 21 
was sent out on the road to relieve other agents 
for a period of two years. It was during this 
time, in 1890, that he married Emma. 




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1^ 



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mm^'- 





ERNEST D. HELFERICH 
1869-1960 



Ernest subsequently spent five years as operator 
in Reese, and soon thereafter he and Emma separ- 
ated. In 1897 he went with the Grand Trunk Rail- 
road at Harvey, Illinois where he married Eliza- 
beth. Ernest resigned his position with the rail- 
road in 1902 and operated a grocery store in Flint, 



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Michigan until he sold the store and went to work 
with the Pere-Marquette Railroad at Birch Run, 
Michigan in 1904. Elizabeth died there, and about 
ten years later Dora Mae also died there. Ernest 
then sold his Birch Run home and moved to Reese 
v/here he married Meta, whom he had known since she 
was 15 years old. 

Ernest retired from the railroads with a pension 
July 22,1537 after a total of 48 years of rail- 
road service. 

During his lifetime he was blessed with good 
health and possessed a zest for life, with a real 
sense of humor. Referring to his outliving all 
his siblings, his own words in 1944 were, "I must 
have been the odd sheep and a tough one. I am 
living the life of Riley and still going strong". 

It is said that he changed the spelling of his 
name to Helfrich in order to shorten it during 
the time he served as telegraph operator, 

CHILD OF ERNEST AND EMMA: 

Bo. i. Harold, b 1895; d 1934 

CHILD OF ERNEST AND ELIZABETH: 

67. i. Morris Miles, b Jul 8,1905; d Dec 28, 

19B0 

32. Georgia HELFERICH was born January 3,1871 in 
Harrow, Ontario, Canada, and died May 28,1930, 

She married February 26,1902 in Rochester, Mich- 
igan, Frank I^l . FANGBONER who was born February 4, 
1871 in Utica, Michigan. Frank was the son of 
George W. and Catherine CLINTZ] FANGBONER. The 
marriage is recorded in Oakland County. 



Georgia and Frank presumably resided in Rochester 
where Frank was station agent for the railroad 
for a number of years. They had no children, and 
both are buried in Utica, Michigan, 



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GEORGIA HELFERICH 
1871-1930 

33. Delia Cordelia HELFERICH was born in Harrow, 
Ontario, Canada April 18, 1875, and died March 8, 
1328 at Clio, Michigan. She married December 14, 
1904 in Rochester, Michigan, Maxwell G. CDWELL 
who was born June 6,1869 at Dgden Center, Lenawee 
County, Michigan. Maxwell died August 15,1940 
in Clio. Both are buried in Utica, Michigan. 



CHILDREN: 

i . Louij 

ii . Miles 



M., b Sep 19,1905; mar Myrta 

WOLVERTON 
J., b Jul 20,1907; d Feb 10, 
1983; unmarried 



34. Maurice HELFERICH was born May 10,1827 in 
Colchester, Ontario, Canada and died December 31, 
1917 in Anderdon, Ontario. He married Marguerite 
PARE who died after February 7, 1916. 



AG 




DELLA CORDELIA HELFERICH 
1875-1928 



CHILDREN OF MAURICE: 



sa 



1 

i i 

i i i 

i V 

V 

vi 

vii 

viii 



Richard 
Maxime , 
Joseph , 
Ellen, 
Sebre , 
Edwidge , 



, b May 3, 1889; d 

mar Irene PETTYPIECE 
mar Zelia PARENT 
mar Aurele DIOTTE 
mar Delpha BEZAIRE 
mar Maxime LUCIER 
Elmire, mar Adolphis RENAUD 
Chloe, mar Ernest MAJOR 



Feb 17,1971 



35. Annie HELFERICH \vas born probably about 1857 
in Colchester, Ontario, Canada. She married Hardy 
SHAY, who died about 1896. 

Annie migrated to Detroit in 1876 with her father 
William and sisters Liva and Nettie, while her 
sister Alice remained in Canada. Annie resided at 
1401 12th Street, Detroit, in 1912. 



CHILDREN: 

i . 



69 



1 1 . 

i i i . 

i V . 

V . 

vi . 



William E. , b 1877 

Forest K., b 1897; d young 

Jeanette, b 1881; d 1967 

Hardy Ross, b 1883 

Homer Douglas, b 1887 

Emma Jean C., b 1889; mar Mr 



ROGERS 



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vii. George Lockerby, b 1893 
viii. Greta Nickless, b 1896; d 1978 

36. Alice HELFERICH was born about 1860 in Colches- 
ter, Ontario, Canada. She married Steve PETTYPIECE 
and remained in Canada when her father William and 
sisters Annie and Nettie moved to Michigan. 

Alice lived a long life and resided with Steve in 
Amherstburg, on the Canadian shore of the Detroit 
River . 

CHILDREN: 

70, i. Ernest 

71 . ii . Lloyd 

iii. Howard 

iv. William; d in World War II, unmar. 

37. Liva HELFERICH was born in May of 1864 in 
Colchester, Ontario, Canada, and died in 1920. 
About 1889 she married Isaac Mills BATES who was 
born 1860 in Pectaunica, Illinois, and died in 
August of 1923. 

CHILDREN: 

72. i. Douglas Isaac, b Oct 21,1893 

d Jun 16,1963 

73. ii. Jean Clara, b Jun 26,1900; d 1977 

74. iii. Donald Robert, b Mar 30,1906 

38. Nettie HELFERICH was born September 24,1665 
in Colchester, Ontario, Canada and died September 
24,1957. She married Joseph UTTER, a carriage 
maker and blacksmith, who died in 1932. 

Nettie migrated to Michigan with her family in 
1876 and lived the remainder of her life in the 
area . 

During the summer months Nettie and Joseph stayed 
at ther cottage on Cass Lake in Oakland County, 
and her canoe trips on the lake were Nettie's fav- 
orite pastime until reaching an advanced age. 
After the death of Joseph, Nettie made her home 
during the winter months with her daughter and 



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son-in-law, Josie and James BOSSARDET, for many 
years. In the early 1940's there was a sort of 
"family compound" with the families of Nettie's 
daughter, cousin Amy HELFERICH JOHNSON, and 
Nettie's granddaughter, all surrounding Nettie's 
lakefront home. Many happy times were spent with 
family gatherings, 

Nettie and Joseph are buried in Evergreen Cemetery 
in Detroit. 

CHILD: 

75. i. Josiejean, b Dec 1,1898; d Nov 20,1980 




NETTIE HELFERICH 
1865-1957 



39. Sarah AGLA was born January 1,1868 at Arner, 
Ontario, Canada, daughter of Solomon and Louisa 
(GILLESPIE) AGLA. She died August 13,1949 at 



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Arner. She spent her entire life in Arner and 
owned her own land with fruit trees, chickens and 
geese. She did embroidery, needlework, knitting 
and crocheting of all kinds. As a pianist she led 
the choir and was organist at the Zion Church, and 
taught music to a large class. Sarah was the first 
postmistress at Arner, probably about 1885, a pos- 
ition she held for 15 years. She also had a flor- 
ist business. 

40. Maretta AGLA, daughter of Solomon and Louisa 
CGILLESPIE] AGLA, married Beecham STEED and they 
lived near Essex on the Arner Townline, Ontario, 
Canada . 

CHILDREN: 

i . Gordon 

ii. Hugh 

iii. Gertrude 

iv. Grace 

41. Ella AGLA, daughter of Solomon and Louisa 
CGILLESPIE) AGLA, married Edward STEED and they 
lived on a farm at the corner of Third Concession 
of Colchester South and the Arner Townline. 

CHILDREN: 

i . George 
ii. Flossie 

42. Wilmer AGLA, son of Solomon and Louisa CGILL- 
ESPIE) AGLA, was born in 1877 at Arner, Ontario 
and died in 1964. He married Elizabeth BALKWILL 
and they had a farm at the southwest corner of 
Arner. Wilmer operated the farm and also dealt 
in timber. 

CHILDREN: 

i . Thelma 
ii . Ellis 

43. Geneva AGLA, daughter of Solomon and Louisa 
CGILLESPIE) AGLA, was born in Arner, Ontario. 
She married first, Peter McPHERSON and second, 
Douglas Alex GOUGH. Geneva and Peter lived on 
their farm at the corner of Her Road and Highway 



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Eighteen. After Peter's death and her subsequent 
marriage to Douglas, they moved to Arner, 

CHILDREN OF PETER AND GENEVA: 

i. Marguerite, mar William J, HAYS 
ii. Donald, b 1906; d 1941 

44. Mildred AGLA, daughter of Solomon and Louisa 
CGILLESPIE) AGLA, was born in Arner, Ontario. She 
died April 3,1929. Mildred married David STEWART, 
a lawyer. 

Mildred played the violin in the Normal School 
College at Hamilton, Ontario, and later taught at 
S.S. #6, Colchester South. She had special talent 
in music, art, and pottery making. She became 
school principal at Bothwell, Ontario, and later 
was art specialist at the Niagara Falls Colleg- 
iate . 

After her marriage, Mildred lived in Toronto and 
achieved the status of principal at Niagara Falls 
Collegiate . 

45. Evalena AGLA was born in 1887 at Arner, Ont- 
ario, daughter of Solomon and Louisa (GILLESPIE) 
AGLA. She was a teacher at King Edward School, 
Windsor, and at Wheatly and at Blenheim. She 
subsequently returned to Arner to care for her 
ailing father, and she died there in 19B2 at the 
age of 74. 

46. Cordie McCord HELFERICH was born May 8, 1894 
in Delmar, Iowa. He married in 1916, Dorothy 
SHULTZ who was born 1896 and died in 1974. They 
were residing in Hebron, North Dakota when they 
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 
1966. 



CHILDREN: 

76. i. Harold Eugene, 



b 1923 



77. 



ii. Raymond D., b 1928 



47. James Monroe HELFERICH was born December 18, 
1884 in Maquoketa, Iowa and died June 25,1974 at 
Humboldt, Iowa. 



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He married June 30,1909 in Maquoketa, Erma Elvira 
CLARK who was born March 11,1890 in Crab Mills 
near Maquoketa. Erma was the daughter of Henry 
Buel and Margaret (PROCTER) CLARK. She died Oct- 
ober 4,1979 in Humboldt. 

Immediately after their marriage, James and Erma 
took up farming in the Fort Dodge community, Web- 
ster County, Iowa. They later moved to Clare, 
then Pioneer, Humboldt County. In 1955 they re- 
tired from farming and moved to Gilmore City 
where they were active in community life and faith- 
ful church members. In 1964 they moved to Humboldt 
where they were members of the United Methodist 
Church and where they resided in the care centers 
until death. 

CHILDREN: 

78. i. Zelda Alberta, b Mar 18,1910 
ii. Rodger Ulysses, b Oct 9,1911; 

d Dec 16, 1911 
iii. Robert Whelan, b Jun 29,1913; 

d Apr 1914 
Florence Margaret, b May 29,1915 
Garda Caroline, b Jun 30,1917 
Ernest Monroe, b Mar 3,1919 
Francis Josiah, b Mar 16, 1921 
Willum Duane, b Apr 5,1925; d Oct 26, 

1981 

48. Hartwell Abram JOHNSON, son of Charles A. and 
Amy Flora (HELFERICH) JOHNSON, was born July 29, 
1901 in Michigan and died August 9, 1982 in Flor- 
ida. He married first, Helen BOSSARDET who died 
in 1952; and second, Holly C ); third, Ruth 
HALPERN who died in 1968. Hartwell married fourth 
Clara Bates DUFFY who died in February of 1978; 
and fifth, Ann Jones LINDSAY. 

CHILD OF HARTWELL AND HELEN: 
83. i. Elaine Ella, b 1927 

49. John Charles JOHNSON, son of Charles A. and 
Amy Flora (HELFERICH) JOHNSON, was born November 
22,1906 at Trenton, Michigan and died June 5,1980 

at Detroit, Michigan. 

, 0176682 



79. 


i V 


80. 


V 


81. 


vi 




• • 

Vll 


82. 


■ • • 

Vlll 



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He married first, Ruth N. OLMSTEAD and second, 
Grace E. FERGUSON. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND RUTH: 

84. i. Mildred Ruth, b Jan 4, 1929 

85. ii. Lorraine Clare, b Jul 1, 1930 



CHILD OF JOHN AND GRACE: 



86. 



i. Betty Jean, b Dec 12, 1950 



50. Harry Wallace HELFERICH was born June 19,1885 
at Utica, Michigan and died February 8, 1971 in 
Glendale, California. He married June 21, 1911 in 
Columbiaville , Michigan, Ethel Alice PATTEN who 
was born September 22, 1884 in Columbiaville and 
died January 26, 1971 in Glendale. Ethel was the 
daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth (FOX) 
PATTEN. Harry and Ethel are buried in Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park, Glendale. 





HARRY HELFERICH 
1885-1971 



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As a boy, Harry helped on the family farm and in 
■the creamery business in Utica. He graduated from 
Utica High School in 1901 and at the age of 19 
went to Columbiaville where he learned telegraphy 
from his uncle John Arthur HELFERICH who at that 
time was station agent for the Michigan Central 
Railroad. While there, Harry also was second 
baseman on the Columbiaville Baseball Team, and 
played some football. 

He soon became railroad and express clerk, then 
telegraph operator for the Michigan Central Rail- 
road. During the course of his work he made con- 
tact with those who had been west and had praised 
it, thus inspiring Harry to see it for himself. 
He arrived in Fresno, California in 1909 and went 
with the Southern Pacific Railroad, becoming Chief 
Clerk after eight months. 

Harry returned to Columbiaville to marry Ethel, 
after which they returned to Fresno where they 
resided until 1928. In 1S1B Harry went with the 
Sun Maid Raisin Growers Association as Traffic 
Manager, then becoming Company Secretary, Office 
Manager, and member of the sales committee of the 
Sunland Sales Company, agent for Sun Maid and 
other fruit cooperatives. 

Harry was active in community life, was a member 
of the Fresno Male Chorus and of the Congregational 
Church choir. The family spent summer vacations 
in a cabin they built at the Shaver Lake Resort 
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

In 1928 Harry and family moved to Los Angeles, 
California, where he became traffic manager for 
the California Division of the American Fruit 
Growers, subsequently known as American National 
Foods. He gained national recognition as an out- 
standing authority on transporting fresh fruits 
and vegetables to receiving markets. He was quite 
active in industry traffic matters, serving as a 
chairman of the traffic committee of the California 
Grape and Fruit Tree League, the traffic advisory 
committee of the Western Growers Association, a 
member of the maritime committee of the Los Angeles 



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Chamber of Commerce, among other activities. 

In the Masonic Order, Harry was a member of the 
Shrine, first in the Islam Temple at San Francisco 
and later transferring to the Al Malaikah Temple 
of Los Angeles. He was also a member of Glendale 
Masonic Lodge No. 544 and the Pasadena Consistory 
of Scottish Rite. 

Retiring from the business world in December 1953, 
he was honored by a luncheon attended by nearly 
100 friends and business associates representing 
the shipping and transportation industry across 
the nation, all expressing their deep friendship 
and appreciation of his always fair and courteous 
business dealings. Harry was gentle in nature, 
proud of his family, and had a fine sense of humor 

Ethel was a gracious and popular hostess, active 
in social life and a talented pianist, having 
studied for concert work in New York during her 
youth . 

Not long after Harry retired they moved to Glen- 
dale, California where they resided until their 
deaths, within two weeks of each other. 

CHILD: 

87. i. Buford Patten, b Oct 13,1917 

51. Dewitt George HELFERICH was born February 25, 
1888 in Utica, Michigan and died September 12, 
1965 at Pontiac, M-ichigan. He is buried in the 
Prestonville Cemetery, Shelby, Michigan. 

Dewitt married July 25, 1906 at Sandwich, Ontario, 
Canada, Sarah Elizabeth "Libbie" MUNGER who was 
born July 18, 1890 in Rochester, Michigan. She 
was the daughter of Harmon and Adeline Lucinda 
(QUICK] MUNGER. Sarah died January 3, 1980 at 
Huntsville, Alabama. 

Dewitt was raised on the family farm near Utica. 
After completing eight grades of school he was 
asked to teach school, but he continued on, at 



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the insistence of his mother, through the twelfth 
grade . 




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DEWITT HELFERICH 
1888-1965 



After his marriage to Sarahi they lived in Detroit 
and Dewitt was employed by the Grand Trunk Rail- 
road. After additional studies in higher mathem- 
atics and mechanical drawing, he became a machin- 
ist and worked on private projects for a personal 
friend, Edsel Ford. Dewitt and Sarah attended 
several Ford parties and on one occasion she 
danced with Henry Ford. 

Dewitt became a regular draftsman for the Ford 
Company and taught drafting. During this period 
he and Sarah resided in Birmingham, Michigan. 

Leaving the Ford Company after 14 years to become 
an independent business man, he joined his younger 



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brother, Omar, in organizing and operating a but- 
ter and egg business in Birmingham. Following 
their 17 year residence in Birmingham, Dewitt and 
Sarah moved in 1935 to an 88 acre farm near Roch- 
ester where they produced milk and eggs. At this 
time he was elected Shelby Township Treasurer, an 
office which he held for 18 years. 

After retiring from farming, Dewitt remained act- 
ive in the Macomb County community, serving in 
several positions related to various farm programs, 
belonged to the Farm Bureau and to the Masonic 
Order, He was held in high esteem for his humor 
and integrity, was loved by all his family, fri- 
ends and associates for his honest character, his 
modest and understanding nature. His popularity 
was such that, in running for re-election as town 
treasurer, he received the votes of both parties, 
being the only republican to hold office. 

CHILDREN: 

88. i. Muril Lucile, b Jan 8,1908 

89. ii. Donald Dewitt, b Jul 24,1918 

52. Margaret Cordelia HELFERICH was born June 21, 
1890 in Utica, Michigan and died September 9,1970 
in Chelsea, Michigan. She is buried in Preston- 
ville Cemetery, Shelby, Michigan. 

For most of her life, Margaret lived in Utica and 
was a member of the Utica United Methodist Church. 
After retiring from a secretarial job in Detroit, 
she served as a church secretary. 

Margaret was a talented musician, playing the 
piano. She never married, but was loved and 
respected by all who knew her. 

53. Elmer Runyan HELFERICH was born April IB, 1894 
in Utica, Michigan and died August 28, 1982 in 
Scarsdale, New York. He married June 8,1933 at 
St. Louis, Missouri, Gertrude NETHERLAND who was 
born September 8, 1902 in New London, Missouri. 
She was the daughter of VVilliam Richard and Emma 
(La FRANCE) NETHERLAND. Gertrude died August 24, 
1981 in Scarsdale. Elmer and Gertrude are buried 



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in Utica Cemetery, Michigan. 

Elmer grew up on the family farm and by the time 
he reached tha age of 12 he had a heavy workload. 
His father was away in Detroit much of the time 
attending to the selling of butter and eggs from 
the farm, his two older brothers had left home 
and the two younger brothers were not yet able to 
help much. The hours were long and hard, and the 
farm was not very productive due to poor soil. 




MARGARET HELFERICH 
1890-1970 



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ELMER HELFERICH 
1894-1982 




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Soon after graduating from Utica High School in 
1913, Elmer went to Detroit where he worked at 
various jobs, always with the lurking hope that 
he could lay up enough money to give him at least 
a start at college. Meantime, inspired by his 
uncle Elmer RUNYAN, he became interested in get- 
ing a job in Washington, D.C,, particularly due 
to the opportunities there of enrolling in night 
school while working. Early in 1917 he received 
an appointment as clerk in the Adjutant General's 
Office of the U.S. Army. 

When World War I came, Elmer being the only one 
in the family who was not too young or old or 
with children, he decided that he was the one to 
represent the family in the defense of the country 
Resigning his position in the Adjutant General's 
Office, he was about to enlist in the Air Corps 
when he was drafted into the Army, 

Upon receiving his discharge at the end of the 
war, Elmer enrolled in the Engineering School of 
the University of Michigan under the veterans 
vocational training program and worked part time 
at various jobs. Receiving his engineering degree 
in 1923, Elmer was employed by the U.S. Patent 
Office, one of his original goals. He then enter- 
ed a night school at George Washington University 
to study law. In his junior year he was awarded 
top prize for his record in legal bibliography. 

Receiving his law degree in 192B, Elmer left the 
Patent Office to join a patent law firm in New 
York City, and later moved to a larger firm where 
he was shortly made a partner. In 1973 he receiv- 
ed an award from the American Patent Law Associa- 
tion honoring his 50 years of continuous service 
in the field of patents, trademarks and copyrights 
Elmer continued active practice with his firm un- 
til January 1,1976, when he became Of Counsel, 
with the status of consultant to the firm, 

Elmer and Gertrude first met in New York the sum- 
mer before their marriage when Gertrude, a teacher 
in Shreveport, .Louisiana, was in New York for a 
summer course at Columbia University. 



They resided in Scarsdale, New York, until death. 

Elmer is remembered for his kindness and strength. 
He was independent and proud, and by his will and 
perseverence he made his impossible dream come 
true . 

CHILD: 

90. i. Claire, b Nov 20,1938 

54. Walter Maurice HELFERICH was born March 19, 
1900 in Utica, Michigan and died October 2,1971 
in Miami, Florida, as the result of an automobile 
accident. He married first, Eva HAGADORN and 
second, Claris C ). Walter is buried in the 
Utica Cemetery, Michigan. 

Walter was at one time employed by the Grand Trunk 
Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II and 
in the later portion of his life owned and opera- 
ted a motel in Miami, Florida, and was a member 
of the Miami American Legion Post, 




WALTER HELFERICH 
1900-1971 



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55. Omar Kenneth HELFERICH was born September 8, 
1901 in Utica, Michigan and died May 11, 1983 at 
Hadley, Michigan. He married September 29,1926 
at Utica, Kathryn Harriett SMITH who was born 
January 29,1905 in Utica and died February 12, 
1974, Kathryn was the daughter of George and 
Elizabeth (VALENTINE) SMITH. Omar and Kathryn 
are buried in the Utica Cemetery, Michigan, 







OMAR HELFERICH 
1901-1983 



As a boy, Omar helped on the family farm in Utica 
He graduated from Utica High School in 1920 and 
operated a butter and egg business with his bro- 
ther Dewitt in Birmingham until 1929. Residing 
in Utica since about 1934, Omar was very active 
in the community, serving on the city council for 
many years, beginning in 1955. 



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A long -time member of the Utica Lions, he was for 
14 years chairman of their Sight Conservation Com- 
mittee, He also was a member of the Financial 
Board of the Utica Methodist Church, the Utica 
Library Board, Chairman of Parks and a Utica Fire 
Commissioner. He was at one time employed in 
the Plant Security Division of the Hudson Motor 
Company, and in 1967 was listed on the staff of 
Utica High School, 

At that time Kathryn was a reading consultant at 
Jack Harvey Elementary School. Omar and Kathryn 
resided at 44720 Davis Street, Utica. They both 
sang in the church choir. 

After the death of Kathryn, Omar moved, due to 
poor health, to a smaller residence in 1977, and 
then in 1982 to a retirement home. 



CHILDREN: 
91 . i. 
92. ii. 



Joyce, b Aug 7, 1932 

Omar Keith, b Feb 24, 1935 



56. Lula Rhode HELFERICH was born November 10, 
1883 in Shelby, Michigan and died September 3, 
1966 in El izabethtown , Kentucky. She is buried 
in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan. 

Lula married September 2,1904 in Michigan, Amer 
Chester HARTLEY, son of Eustace Douglas and 
Angeline Amelia (MEEKER) HARTLEY. Eustace had 
migrated from Scotland as a young boy, and later 
became a Free Methodist minister. 



Lula grew up on the family farm, known as the 
Silver Brook Dairy Farm, which was the first mod- 
ern commercial dairy in Michigan. 

After their marriage, Lula and Amer lived in Det- 
roit at 2332 Inglis Avenue. Lula was very active 
throughout her life. She belonged to the Masonic 
Order of the Eastern Star and White Shrine, being 
a worthy member of Riverside Chapter in Detroit 
about 1940. Amer was a safety inspector for the 
Michigan Central Railroad. 



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In 1966 Lula moved to El izabethtown to be near 
her son James Douglas HARTLEY and his family. 
While in El izabethtown , Lula was a member of the 
Memorial United Methodist Church. 

CHILD: 

93. i. James Douglas, b Aug 9,1908 

57. John Clive HELFERICH was born September 27, 
1888 in Washington, Michigan. He married first 
on October 6,1908, Agnes Mae HARVEY who was born 
December 27,1890 in Utica, Michigan; second, he 
married Hazel NORTH who was born May 19,1897 and 
died February 26,1966; third he married February 
4, 1968, Ella GUNNELL who died July 30,1983. 

John Clive operated a successful butter and egg 
business in Detroit, Michigan. In 1977 he and 
Ella resided in Southfield, Michigan, and John 
still played golf three times a week at the age 
of 89. 





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i J 



JOHN CLIVE HELFERICH 
1888 



LULA RHODA HELFERICH 
1883-1966 



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CHILDREN OF JOHN AND AGNES: 

94. i. Annette Lucile, b Nov 28,1910; 

d Apr 1 , 1974 

95. ii. Harvey Miles, b Dec 6,1911 

96. iii. John Clive Jr., b Oct 12,1916; 

d Oct 24, 1964 

97. iv. Betty Agnes, b Dec 31,1917; 

d Jan 26, 1979 

58. Vera Irene HELFERICH was born July 28,1891 in 
Washington, Michigan and died November 13,1971 in 
Clearwater, Florida. She married Ralph Elihu 
TAYLOR who died 1963 in Florida as the result of 
being hit by a truck while crossing the street. 

Vera and Ralph are buried in Grand Lawn Cemetery, 
Detroit, Michigan, 

CHILDREN: 

98. i. Everett, b about 1917 

99. ii. Dorothy, b 1921 

59. Dolores Evelyn HELFERICH was born August 3, 
1902 in Washington, Michigan. She married first, 
January 19,1920 in Detroit, Hubert Terill DUNCOMBE 
who was born October 6,1901 and died December 19, 
1967; and second, June 14,1928 at Royal Oak, Mich- 
igan, Samuel Frank COMER who was born 1906 and 
died in May of 1954. Dolores married third, Oct- 
ober 29,1954 at Daytona Beach, Florida, Robert 
Amos BURHANS who was born in 1906. 

At the age of 75, Dolores was still very active 
and belonged to several clubs, was active in help- 
ing the blind and was for 26 years the office Man- 
ager for Hughes Supply Company. 

CHILD OF DOLORES AND HUBERT: 

100. i. Constance Elaine, b Feb 12,1921 

CHILD OF DOLORES AND SAMUEL: 

101. i. Patricia Ann, b Jan 4, 1931 



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DOLORES EVELYN HELFERICH 
1902 

BO. Claud John HELFRICH was born January 10,1888 
in Columbiavil le , Michigan, and died November 6, 
1966 in Detroit, Michigan, He married September 
15, 1915 in New York, Anna Christina WORTH. 



CHILDREN: 
i . 

ii . 

ii 



Virginia Isabella, b 1916; mar 

Leonard SHINSKE 
Stewart, b 1921; mar June ( ) 
Patricia Ann, b 1928; d 1934 



61. Arthur James HELFRICH was born January 24,1891 
in Columbiavi 1 le , Michigan, and died March 31,19G5 
at Ann Arbor, Michigan. He married January 28, 
1916 at Capac, Michigan, Ethel HUNTER. 



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CHILD: 

102, i. Doryce, mar Don VINK 

62. Howard David HELFRICH was born December 28, 
1905 in Columbiaville, Michigan, and died February 
1, 1983 at Ypsilanti, Michigan. He married first, 
December 25,1930 in Lansing, Michigan, Mildred 
GRANGER who died July 21, 1976, daughter of Herb- 
ert and Amelia C ) GRANGER. Howard married 
second on May 26, 1979 in Fairfax, Virginia, Fae 
Onita DINGMAN who was born June 23,1908 in Detroit 
Michigan, daughter of Wilbert Alva and Gertrude 
May CSCHERER) DINGMAN. 

Howard attended Eastern Michigan University and 
later studied at the University of Michigan, grad- 
uating from the School of Pharmacy in 1930. For 
the next six years he was a pharmacist in Ann Ar- 
bor, Michigan, then joined Parke Davis as a Man- 
ufacturer's representative. After many special 
assignments with Parke Davis, Howard retired in 
March of 1968. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist 
Church, University of Michigan Band Alumni, and 
American Pharmaceutical Association of Michigan. 

CHILD OF HOWARD AND MILDRED: 

103. i. Natalie, b Jul 24, 1931 

63. Mary ILER, daughter of Wilson and Lydia 
CHELFERICH) ILER, died in 1971. She married 
Herbert E. TOFFLEMIRE. 

CHILDREN: 

i . Calvin 

ii. Hugh Peter, b Oct 30,1911 

iii. Vera, d at age 6 or 7 

64. Jessie ILER, daughter of Wilson and Lydia 
CHELFERICH) ILER, was born 1883 and died 1972. 
She married Arthur BOND. 

CHILDREN : 

i. Ruth 
i i , Eunice 



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111. 

i V . 

V . 

vi . 

vi i . 

viii . 

ix , 



Berith 

Vera 

Arhura 

Lillian 

Thomas 

James 

Doris 



65. Lloyd Ernest HELFRICH was born January 30,1909 
in Millington, Michigan. He married June 14,1930 
in Flint, Michigan, Beatrice D. WOLFORD who was 
born March 3, 1912 at Cadillac, Michigan, daughter 
of Hiram and Louisa (KEMPF) WOLFORD. 

Lloyd was employed in the Labor Relations Depart- 
ment of General Motors until retiring in 1968. 
Lloyd and Beatrice presently C1983) reside in Clio 
Michigan . 



CHILD: 
104. 



i. Jean Louise, b Jul 6, 1931 





LLOYD ERNEST 
HELFERICH 
1909 



^ V5*^ 



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66. Harold HELFRICH was born in 1895 at Reese, 
Michigan, and died in 1934. He married Beulah C ) 

CHILDREN: 

i. Harold 
i i . Patricia 

67. Morris Miles HELFRICH was born July 8,1905 at 
Birch Run, Michigan, and died December 28,1960 at 
Montrose, Michigan. He married January 14,1924 
at Montrose, Margaret Elizabeth THORSBY who was 
born in 1908 in Montrose, daughter of George and 
Carrie CFURRIE) THORSBY. Margaret died September 
9,1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Morris and Margaret were in business together in 
Montrose for many years before his death. Mar- 
garet was active in community life and in the 
Montrose Methodist Church, and served as town 
clerk from 1960 to 1965. After the death of 
Morris, Margaret married Enoch DAHL in 1965. 

CHILDREN OF MORRIS AND MARGARET: 



105. 



i. Carol, b Apr 25,1926 



106. ii. Reva Belle, b Apr 22,1929 

107. iii. James Dennis, b Sep 19,1936 




MORRIS MILES HELFRICH 
1905-1960 



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68. Richard HELFRICH was born May 3,1889 in Ander- 
don, Ontario, Canada, and died February 17,1971 

at Amherstburg , Ontario. He married April 11, 
1909 / 10, probably in Anderdon, Florence VERMETTE 
who was born March 11,1890 in Anderdon and died 
March 15,1963 at St. Thomas, Ontario. 

CHILDREN: 

108. i. Norman, b Feb 1,1912; d Oct 6,1964 

109. ii. Orville, b Mar 8, 1914 

iii. Sylvia Louise, b May 23,1918; d May S 

1979; mar Marvin CICOTTE 

69. Jeanette SHAY was born in 1881 and died 1967, 
daughter of Hardy and Annie (HELFERICH] SHAY. 
Jeanette married Edward Albert FRITZ who was born 
1881 and died 1956, the son of Henry and Caroline 
(SCHMIDT] FRITZ. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Joseph Henry, b 1908; d 19S8; mar 

Dorthea Anne BRAND 
ii. William Hardy, b 1910; d 1S7E; mar 

Jane Ann BARTLETT 
iii. Jean Caroline, b1912; mar Fred B. 

LEESON 
iv. Edward Albert, b 1916; mar Eleanor 

MILES 
V. Esther E., b 1918; mar Clifford 

BURTON 

7C. Ernest FETTYPIECE, son of Steve and Alice 
CHELFERICH) FETTYPIECE, married Mae C ). 

CHILDREN: 

i . Al ice Mae 

ii . Steve 

iii. Betty 

71. Lloyd FETTYPIECE, son of Steve and Alice 
CHELFERICH) FETTYPIECE, married Winifred C ]. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Kathleen; mar Ross DDWSWELL 

ii. Peggy; mar Lawrence GREGORY 

iii . Robert 



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72. Douglas Isaac BATES was born Cctober 21, 1893 
in Detroit, Michigan and died June 16, 1963, son 
of Isaac Mills and Liva CHELFERICH) BATES. He 
married Mabel Lillian GOULD, who was born June 20, 
1896 at Las Cerillos, New Mexico, and died May 16, 
1962. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Charlotte Imogene, b Dec 6,1918 
ii. Lillian Esther, b Jun 23, 1920 

73. Jean Clara BATES was born June 26, 1900 and 
died in 1977. She was the daughter of Isaac Mills 
and Liva CHELFERICH) BATES. Jean married Merit 
EARSLEY who was born July 15,1898 in Winona, Minn- 
esota . 

CHILDREN: 

i, Patricia Ruth, b Jul 22,1924; mar 

Ronald FINDLAY 
ii. Gordon Mills, b Feb 4,1927; mar 

Marilyn HANSET 

74. Donald Robert BATES was born March 30,1906, 
son of Isaac Mills and Liva CHELFERICH) BATES. 
Donald married Edna M. KRAUL who was born July 8, 
1904 and died July 1,1976. 

CHILD: 

i. Phyllis Lorraine, b Aug 26,1927 

75. Josiejean UTTER was born December 1,1898 in 
Michigan and died November 20,1980 in Michigan. 
She was the daughter of Joseph and Nettie CHELF- 
ERICH) UTTER. Josiejean married James BOSSAROET 
who was born August 6,1897 and died July 10,1958. 

CHILD: 

110. i. Ruth Jean, b Dec 29,1921 

76. Harold Eugene HELFERICH was born in 1923. He 
married Vera BOLKE in 1946. 

CHILDREN: 

111. i. Diane, b 1948 

112. ii. Susan, b 1950 

113. iii. Donna, b 1952 



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iv. James, b 1955; mar Lynn HATZENBUHLER 

77, Raymond D. HELFERICH was born in 1928 and in 
194B he married Agnes ROTH. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Scott, b 1953; mar Joy C 3 

114. ii. Penny, b 1954 
iii. Lynda, b 1956 

iv. Mark, b 1959 

78. Zelda Alberta HELFERICH was born March 18,1910 
at Fort Dodge, Iowa. She married V^illiam Garold 
SAXBY on December 27,1928. William died in Nov- 
ember of 1978. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Esther Lavonne, b Dec 11,1929; mar 

(1) Jim GORDON, (2] Charles KUNTZELMAN 

115. ii. Donald Robert, b Oct 12,1931 
iii. Wilma Arlene, b Oct 6,1933; mar 

Wallace KILHER 
iv. William Albert, b Jan 14,1935; mar 

Leila WILCOX 
v. Eugene Paul, b Jul 4,1937; mar Libby 

LISPATH 
vi. John Russell, b Nov 17,1938; mar 

Vina ( ) 



79. Florence Margaret HELFERICH was born May 29, 
1915 at Fort Dodge, Iowa, She married first on 
January 17,1936, Milton GRANT who died March 5, 
1936. 

Florence married second at Herman, Minnesota, 
Francis COOK. They reside in Panorama City, Cal' 
ifornia, where Francis is a minister at the Pan- 
orama Baptist Church, 

CHILDREN OF FLORENCE AND FRANCIS: 

116. i. Winifred Cay, b Mar 27,1944 

117. ii. Lucinda Nancy, b Jul 3, 1947 



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FLORENCE MARGARET HELFERICH 
1915 

80. Garda Caroline HELFERICH was born June 30,1917 
at Fort Dodge, Iowa. She married on November 4, 
1946, Harry A. DAU. 

Harry is a minister for two churches; an Indepen- 
dent at Hinkley, Minnesota, and a Presbyterian 
at Friesland, Minnesota. 



CHILOREN: 

i . 

ii . 

• • • 

111 . 



James, b Sep 8, 1951 

Erma Rose, b 1960 (adopted); mar 

Keith PARSONS 
Susan Joy, b 1961 (adopted); mar 

Alan OURHAM 



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GARDA CAROLINE HELFERICH 
1917 

81. Ernest Monroe HELFERICH was born March 3,1919 
at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He married August 20,1943 
at Cleveland, Ohio, Eva GENTOS. 



CHILDREN: 

i. James, b Sep 8,1944 

118. ii. Richard Lee, 

ill. William, mar Cindy C ) 



b Mar 30, 1947 



82. Willum Duane HELFERICH was born April 5,1925 
at Clare, Iowa and died October 25,1981, probably 
in Oakland, California. He married December 12, 
194B at Gilmore, Iowa, Annamae CLEVELAND who was 
born February 5,1929 in Iowa. 

Willum served in the U.S. Army and was for a time 
stationed in Germany. 



CHILDREN: 

i. Philip, b Apr 28,1948 
ii. Robert, b Oct 6,1949; mar Helen C ] 



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119. iii. Roger, b May 16,1953 

120. iv. Wilma, b May 18,1956 

121. V. Hans, b Apr 8,1960 
vi. Willie, b 1964 




WILLUM DUANE HELFERICH 
1925-1981 

83. Elaine Ella JOHNSON was born in 1927, daughter 
of Hartwell Abram and Helen (BOSSARDET) JOHNSON. 
Elaine married Don BELKNAP. 



CHILDREN: 

i. Janet Elaine 
ii. Nancy 



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84. Mildred Ruth JOHNSON was born January 4,1929 
in Wayne County, Michigan. She is the daughter 
of John Charles and Ruth N. (OLMSTEAD) JOHNSON. 

She married first on May E5 , 1951 in Detroit, 
Michigan, Leonard DENSON and second on March 30, I 
1957 in Angola, Indiana, Harold Arly AKERSHOEK. 
Harold was born June 8,1911 in Eastlake, Michigan, 
son of John and Pauline Louise (ROTZELL) AKERSHOEK. 

After completing school, Mildred worked for the 
Michigan Bell Telephone Company Accounting Depart- 
ment, and also for the Cadillac Motor Car Division 
in the office of James Roche who later became pres- 
ident of General Motors. Soon after their marriage 
Mildred and Harold moved to Trenton, Michigan, 
where they and their children are active members 
of St. Paul Lutheran Church and where Harold and 
Harold Jr. have served as ushers for many years. 
Mildred taught Sunday School for eleven years and 
later served as chairman of the Altar Circle. She 
also worked part time in the office of the West 
Grange Pharmacy and retired in the fall of 198E. 
She has played bridge in two clubs for over 20 
years . 

CHILDREN: 

i. Harold Arly, Jr., b Mar 31,1958 
ii. Carla Jean, b Jun 22, 1953 

85. Lorraine Clare JOHNSON was born July 1,1930 
in Detroit, Michigan. She is the daughter of John 
Charles and Ruth N. COLMSTEAD) JOHNSON. 

She married Roy Alvin WILSON who was born February 
21,1925 in Hammond, Indiana, son of Iver Charles 
and Alma Henrietta CSPELKER) WILSON. 

CHILDREN: 

122. i. Steven Roy, b Dec 19,1954 

123. ii. Kim Lorraine, b May 22, 1958 

iii. Sherry Lynn, b Feb 15,1960 | 

iv. Roy Alvin Jr., b Feb 9,1964 



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86. Betty Jean JOHNSON was born December 12,1950 
in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of John 
Charles and Grace E. CFERGUSON] JOHNSON. She 
married August 19, 1972 in Almont, Michigan, 
Alexander Thomas NEUENFELDT who was born July 9, 
1951 in Saginaw, Michigan, son of Joseph C. and 
Gloria (TEMPLE) NEUENFELDT. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Amy Anna, b Apr 10,1976 
ii, Heidi Grace, b Apr 9,1981 

87. Buford Patten HELFERICH was born October 13, 
1917 in Fresno, California. He married first, 
September 26,1942 at Los Angeles, California, 
Madalon Emily CULVER who was born May 8,1915 at 
Los Angeles and died October 13,1967 in California, 
daughter of Allen and Violet (McDONALD) CULVER. 

He married second on December 18,1953 in Glendale, 
California, Louise Genevieve BLACK who was born 
September 28,1920 in Chicago, Illinois and died 
December 17, 1965 in Los Angeles. Louise was the 
daughter of Alva T. and Ida J. (ELFSTRANO) BLACK. 
Buford married third, June 4,1966 in Los Angeles, 
Rowena Mae [BIDWELL) BUENZ who was born August 28, 
1914 in Woodland, California, daughter of David 
Bancroft and Mabel Ida (ALLISON) BIDWELL. [See 
Bidwell Family History by Joan Bidwell, Gateway 
Press, Baltimore, MD 1983]. 

Buford and parents moved to Los Angeles in 1928. 
In his youth he was a Boy Scout, achieving the 
rank of Eagle, and in later life served as a Scout- 
master. In school he was a member of the glee club, 
band and orchestra. He received his degree in 
physics from University of California at Los Ang- 
eles and was subsequently employed by Lockheed 
Aircraft Corporation. 

In 1942 he was in Dallas, Texas on special assign- 
ment for Lockheed. Upon returning to Los Angeles 
in 1944 he served in several engineering capacities 
at Lockheed; electronic design, reliability, data 
management, and protecting proprietary rights and 
inventions. He was electronic technician in the 



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U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946. 
heed in 1973. 



He retired from Lock- 




BUFORD PATTEN HELFERICH 
1917 

Buford is a member of Mensa and is active in com- 
munity affairs. He has served as president of 
several camera clubs, held positions in the Photo- 
graphic Society of America, exhibited and judged 
international photographic exhibitions, and holds 
honors in the Royal Photographic Society of Great 
Britain and the Southern California Council of 
Camera Clubs. 

In 1969 Buford and Rowena sold their hillside home 
and moved to Glendale, California, where they res- 
ided until moving to the Rancho Dominguez area of . 
Los Angeles County in May of 1978. 



In early life, Rowena lived for a time with her 
aunt Matilda, and met Sir Thomas Lipton by virtue 



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of his friendship with Matilda. During school 
years Rowena was a Chaplain of the Masonic Order 
of Rainbow Girls, sang in the school glee club and 
church choir, and gave piano recitals. 

After graduation from secretarial school she was 
a legal secretary for a time. In 1939 she went 
to Hawaii for a year with her first husband, Glenn 
BUENZ, who was transferred there as a civilian 
employee of the U.S. Navy. After his death she 
returned to San Francisco in August of 1940 to 
work as a secretary for the War Department at the 
San Francisco Medical Depot. She was later a 
secretary for Bendix Aviation in North Hollywood, 
California, followed by an engineering secretary 
position at Lockheed, until retiring in 1970. 

Rowena is active in community affairs, belongs to 

bridge and social clubs, and has served as officer 

in the Business and Professional Women's organiz- 
ation. 

Buford and Rowena enjoy considerable travel since 
their retirement, along with other activities. 

CHILD OF BUFORD AND MADALON : 
124. i. Howard Culver, b Aug 30,1943; 

d Nov 1, 1981 

88. Muril Lucile HELFERICH was born January 8,1908 
at Detroit, Michigan. She married June 30,1927 in 
Pontiac, Michigan, Jesse Arthur KITCHEN who was 
born June 30,1908 in South Charleston, Ohio. 

They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary 
in Huntsville, Alabama, where they now reside. 
Although retired, they take an active part in 
community affairs. Muril does volunteer work 
three days a week at the local senior citizen 
craft shop, while Jesse fills in some time driving 
the school bus. 



CHILD: 

125. i. Barbara Lee, b Sep 15,1930 



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89. Donald Dewitt HELFERICH was born July 24,1918 
in Birmingham, Michigan. He married first on 
October 29,1937 in Rochester, Michigan, Violet 
Catherine BREWER who was born March 26,1919 in 
Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Carl and Marie 
(HURST) BREWER. Donald married second, June 15, 
1943 in Rochester, Ruth KENDALL who was born Dec- 
ember 7,1920 in Calmet, Michigan, daughter of 
Norman and Ruth [POLVI] KENDALL. 

Donald and Ruth relocated to Huntsville, Alabama 
for their retirement. 

CHILD OF DONALD AND VIOLET: 

126. i. Carl Dewitt, b Jun 3,1939 

CHILD OF DONALD AND RUTH: 

i. Dennis Kendall, b Sep 6,1945 




DONALD DEWITT HELFERICH 
1918 



DENNIS KENDALL HELFERICH 
1945 



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30. Claire HELFERICH was born November 20,1338 at 
Mount Vernon, New York. She married first, Ray- 
mond A. PULLIS, son of Raymond A. and Emily Eliz- 
abeth CPENERY) PULLIS. Claire married second on 
July 31, 1376 in Connecticut, Andrew ACONIS. 
Subsequently divorced, Claire resides with her 
children in Farmington, Connecticut, and is a 
senior programmer analyst in data processing. 



CHILDREN OF CLAIRE AND RAYMOND: 
i. Christen, b Apr 6,1366 
ii. David Runyan, 
iii. Diane, b Apr 7,1363 



b Mar 1 1 , 1367 



31. Joyce HELFERICH was born August 7,1332 in 
Pontiac, Michigan. She married on August 25,1356 
in Utica, Michigan, Duane CLARK who was born on 
March 25,1328 in Royal Oak, Michigan, son of 
George Austin and Ada Lillian (MILBURY) CLARK. 



CHILDREN: 

127. i. Kenneth Duane, 
ii. Kevin Austin, 



b Aug 13, 1357 
b Aug 4, 1353 




JOYCE HELFERICH 
1332 



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92. Omar Keith HELFERICH was born February 24,1935 
in Utica, Michigan. He married January 31,1959 in 
Detroit, Michigan, Joan Florence PORTS who was 
born January 19,1937 in New York City, daughter 
of Dr. and Mrs. Preston W. PORTS. 

Omar Keith earned his MS degree in engineering 
and his MBA in qualitative methods at University 
of Michigan. His Doctorate in production manage- 
ment was conferred by Michigan State University. 

Dr. HELFERICH has held teaching and research pos- 
itions at university level and has served many 
manufacturing firms as consultant in the areas 
of operations, planning and management analysis. 
He belongs to many professional societies, too 
numerous to name, serves as editor for two highly 
regarded technical publications, and has authored 
several articlesi. 

Among his various positions have been a Nuclear 
Engineer with the Atomic Energy Commission cont- 
ractors, a participant in the 1961 / 62 nuclear- 
atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, designed and 
built atomic power plants for Westinghouse , prof- 
essor of management and computers at Michigan 
State University, director and vice-president of 
a management consulting firm. He is presently 
president and co-founder of Dialog Systems, a 
computer software corporation in Lansing, Mich- 
igan. 

Dr. Omar Keith has as his personal philosophy, 
the belief that a person should "work hard at 
work and play hard when off work". He also 
follows that philosophy in his hobbies of scuba 
diving, skiing, flying, and sailing, placing well 
up in front in major yacht races in the Great 
Lakes . 

Joan received her BA degree in education from the 
University of Michigan, has been a teacher in 
New York and Texas, is a licensed real estate 
broker, has managed a restaurant, and has trained 
as a drug /alcohol counselor. 



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Keith -thanks his parents for the motivation they 
gave him. He and Joan have established a scholar- 
ship in his parents' name at Utica because of that 
and because they did so much for the community, 

Keith and Joan presently reside in Okemos, Mich- 
igan . 



CHILDREN: 

i . 

i i . 

iii . 

i v . 



Karrie Leigh, b Jun 7,1961 
Kathryn Joan, b Sep 21,1963 
Kimberly Diane, 
Dmar Kirk, b Aug 27,1970 



b Jan 23, 1967 




OMAR KEITH HELFERICH 
1935 



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93. James Douglas HARTLEY, son of Amer Chester 
and Lula Rhoda (HELFERICH) HARTLEY, was born on 
August 9, 1908 in Washington, Michigan and died 
January 7, 19G7 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He mar- 
ried first, Wilma LAND of Vassar, Michigan. James 
married second on September 23,1941 at Fort Bann- 
ing, Georgia, Clara Elizabeth TRIMBLE who was 
born November 26,1911 at Adairsville, Georgia, a 
daughter of George Layton and Ruby Mae (SCOTT) 
TRIMBLE. 

James spent his earliest years in Washington, Mich- 
igan and later moved to Detroit with his parents. 
He graduated from Western High School in Detroit 
and later attended Wayne State University there. 
He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. 
Army in 1932 from an ROTC program. 

During World War II James served in the Second 
Armored Division under General Patton, and was in 
a special task force invading North Africa at Mor- 
occo in 1942. He also participated in the 1943 
invasion of Sicily and was in the Army of Occupat- 
ion in Germany from 1946 to 1949. After returning 
home in May, 1949 he was sent one year later to 
the Pacific area under General McArthur. James 
retired in March of 1957 with the rank of Lieuten- 
ant Colonel . 

Clara Elizabeth graduated from the Adairsville 
High School and then earned her BA degree in jour- 
nalism from the University of Georgia. She later 
earned her MS degree in library science from the 
Catherine Spalding College, Louisville, Kentucky, 
in 1968. 

James and Clara Elizabeth built a home in Eliza- 
bethtown, Kentucky in August of 1957 and they were 
members of the Memorial United Methodist Church 
there and he was a member of the Masonic Order, 
Camp Knox Lodge, F S AM. James was a research 
engineer for the U.S. Armor and Engineer Board, 
Fort Knox, until his death. 

CHILD OF JAMES AND WILMA: 
i . Lee Mar i lyn 



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CHILD OF JAMES AND CLARA ELIZABETH: 

128. i. James Scott, b Nov 18,1949 

94. Annette Lucile HELFERICH was born November 28, 

1910 at Utica, Michigan and died April 1,1974, a 
daughter of John Clive and Agnes Mae CHARVEY) 
HELFERICH. Annette married in 1933 at Detroit, 
Michigan, Charles Edward KASSEBAUM. 

After marriage they moved to St. Louis, Missouri, 
where they resided until death and where they are 
interred in the Columbarium. 

CHILDREN: 

129. i. Charles Harvey, b Feb 17,1935 

130. ii. Julie Lucille, b Sep 30,1939 

95. Harvey Miles HELFERICH was born December B, 

1911 at Utica, Michigan. He married January 27, 
193B in Waukegan, Illinois, Nancy Madden WILDE. 



CHILDREN: 
131 . i 
132. ii. Betty Lucilia, b Feb 27,1944 



131. i. Peter Clarke, b Jan 16,1938 



96. John Clive HELFERICH, Jr. was born October 12, 

1916 at Detroit, Michigan and died October 24,1964 
at Detroit. He married January 18,1944 in Madison, 
Wisconsin, Rosemary Ellen McDONOUGH who was born 
January 5,1924 at Dubuque, Iowa. 

CHILD: 

133. i. Jacqueline Carol, b Jun 14,1945 

97. Betty Agnes HELFERICH was born December 31, 

1917 at Detroit, Michigan and died January 26, 
1979 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

She married October 14,1940 at Detroit, Robert 
McBride SIEGFRIED who was born August 21, 1915 in 
Tulsa, son of Ray H. and Ruth (McBRIDE) SIEGFRIED. 

CHILDREN: 

134. i. Patricia Diane, b Aug 27,1941 

135. ii. Raymond Henry II, b Feb 1,1943 



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136. iii. Robin, b Dec 16, 1949 

iv. Mary Celeste, b Dec 25,1955 

137. V. Harvey Richard, b Feb 14,1958 

98. Everett TAYLOR, son of Ralph Elihu and Vera 
Irene CHELFERICH) TAYLOR, was born about 1917. 
He married Connie SMITH. 

CHILDREN: 

i . Ronald 
i i . Gay le 

99. Dorothy TAYLOR, daughter of Ralph Elihu and 
Vera Irene (HELFERICH] TAYLOR, was born in 1921. 
She married first, Rayburn HUDMAN who served in 
the U.S. Marine Corps and died in Operation Deep- 
freeze in the Antarctic. Dorothy married second, 
Albert J. LEACH. 

CHILD OF DOROTHY AND RAYBURN: 

138. i. Stephanie Lynn, b Nov 11,1946 

CHILDREN OF DOROTHY AND ALBERT: 
i. Mark, b Aug 19,1957 
ii. Tracy, b Dec 30,1958 

100. Constance Elaine DUNCOMBE was born February 
12,1921 in Romeo, Michigan, daughter of Hubert T. 
and Dolores Evelyn (HELFERICH) DUNCOMBE. 

Constance married Forest Donald DAY who was born 
August 30,1918 in Bladen, Ohio. Their marriage 
took place in Detroit, Michigan on April 29,1938. 

Constance , "Connie" , and Forest reside in Mount 
Clemens, Michigan, where Connie is a secretary 
with the Macomb County Health Department. She is 
also a member of the Professional Secretaries 
International organization, formerly known as the 
National Secretaries Association, and she has been 
recording secretary of the Macomb Chapter of that 
organization. Forest is a retired tool and die 
maker and machinist. 



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CHILDREN: 

139. i. 

140. ii. 



Dennis Donald, b Aug 2E,1S4E 
Linda Ann, b Jul 11,1249 



101. Patricia Ann COMER, daughter of Samuel Frank 
and Dolores CHELFERICH) COMER, was born January 
4, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. She married Decem- 
ber 12,1959 in San Diego, California, Jack Herbert 
MOSMAN who was born April 25,1930 in Boise, Idaho, 
son of Joseph and Lovina (DANTZ) MOSMAN. 

Patricia is a graduate of Florida State University 
and she served as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy for six 
years. Jack is a captain in the U.S. Navy. They 
reside in their hillside home in Hawaii. 



CHILD: 



i. Kenneth Eric, b 



Jan 3, 1961 



102. Doryce HELFRICH, daughter of Arthur James 
and Ethel (HUNTER) HELFRICH, married Don VINK. 



CHILDREN: 
i . 



James, mar Debra C 



) 



ii. Doloryce, mar Norman C ) 

103. Natalie HELFRICH was born July 24, 1931 in 
Lansing, Michigan, She married June 24,1957 at 
Ypsilanti, Michigan, Paul V. BRADEN, born October 
30, 1931, Monroe, Michigan, son of Victor BRADEN. 



CHILDREN: 

i . 

ii . 

ii i . 



Bradley, b May 12,1961 



2, 1964 



Carl , b Jun 

Margaret R., b Sep 17,1967 



104. Jean Louise HELFRICH was born July 6,1931 in 
Michigan. She married August 13,1949 in Clio, 
Michigan, Frank Benjamin DAIG, Jr. 



CHILDREN: 

i . 

ii . 

iii . 



Julie Ann, b Feb 13,1954 

Frank Benjamin III, b Nov 10,1557 

Lisa Sue, b Jan 14,1965 



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105. Carol HELFRICH was born April 25,1926 in 
Montrose, Michigan. 5he married July 3,1946 in 
Montrose, Elmer GRANT. They resided in Flint, 
Michigan until moving to Florida in 1979. 



CHILDREN: 

i . 

i i . 

iii . 



Harold, b 1947 
Patricia, b 1949 
Richard, b 1952 



^•-^5?' 




CAROL HELFRICH 
1926 



106. Reva Belle HELFRICH was born April 22,1929 
in Montrose, Michigan. She resides in Montrose 
and holds a responsible administrative position 
in the field of education. In addition to her 
work related studies, Reva is also a very accomp- 
lished artist and has produced many paintings. 
She also has musical talent and is interested in 
winter sports. 



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REVA BELLE HELFRICH 
1929 



JAMES DENNIS HELFRICH 
1936 



107. James Dennis HELFRICH was born September 19, 
1936 in Flint, Michigan. He married July 28,1956 
in Montrose, Michigan, Betty Lou SHALLER. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Steven, b 1961 

ii. Jeffrey, b 1964 

iii. Karen, b 1968 

108. Norman HELFRICH was born February 1,1912 in 
Anderdon, Ontario, Canada and died October 6,1964 
at Anderdon. He married October 30,1933 in St. 
Clement Church, McGregor, Ontario, Mabel DUFOUR. 

CHILDREN: 

141. i. Verlyn, b 1934 

142. ii. Darlene, b 1937 



109. Orville HELFRICH was born March 8,1914 in 
Canada. He married Nora POWER. 



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CHILDREN: 

i. Maureen, b Jul 29,1940 

143. ii. Mary, b Oct 4,1945 

iii. Richard Patrick, b Jul 21,1950; mar 

Linda Dorothy COOPER 

iv. John, b Jun 27,1953 

V. Jacqueline, b Aug 1,1956 

110. Ruth Jean BOSSARDET was born December 29,1921 
in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of James and 
Josiejean CUTTER) BOSSARDET. She married September 
13,1947 in Angola, Indiana, George C. MURPHY who 
was born March 9,1908, son of George and Maude 
Ellen CCLARK) MURPHY. 

Ruth and George reside in Livonia, Michigan, and 
George retired as a salesman December 24,1981. 

CHILDREN: 

144. i. George Michael, b May 16,1948 
ii. Patricia Jean, b Sep 14,1951 

111. Diane HELFERICH was born in 1948. She mar- 
ried John BULLINGER in 1970. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Andrea, b 1972 
ii. Sarah, b 1977 

112. Susan HELFERICH was born in 1950. She married 
Douglas REEDINGER in 1970. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Jennifer, b 1971 

ii. Natalie, b 1973 

iii. Charlene, b 1977 

113. Donna HELFERICH was born in 1952. She mar- 
ried Arnold HATZENBUHLER in 1972. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Jeremiah, b 1974 
ii. Tara, b 1977 



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114. Penny HELFERICH was born in 1954. In 1970 
she married Stanley CHADWICK. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Christy, b 1970 
ii. Ashley, b 1975 

115. Donald Robert SAXBY, son of William Garold 
and Zelda Alberta (HELFERICH) SAXBY, was born on 
October 12,1931. He married Joyce LINDERMAN on 
June 24, 1956. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Robert Duane, b May 18,1959 
ii. Cheryl Ann, b Jul 23,1960 

116. Winifred Cay COOK, daughter of Francis and 
Florence Margaret CHELFERICH) COOK, was born on 
March 27,1944 in Sheraton, Iowa. She married on 
December 28 / 29 , 1973 in Saginaw, Michigan, Han 
Til KANG. 

CHILDREN: 

i . Jul ie 
ii. Mi Sek 



117. Lucinda Nancy COOK, daughter of Francis and 
Florence Margaret (HELFERICH) COOK, was born on 
July 3,1947 at Eau Clair, Wisconsin. She married 
March 6,1967, probably in Westland, Michigan, 

( ) JOHNSON. 

CHILDREN: 

i . Sue Ann 
ii. Amy Dawn (adopted) 

118. Richard Lee HELFERICH was born March 30,1947 
He married Deana ( ) . 

CHILD: 

i . Mathew Scott 

119. Roger HELFERICH was born May 16,1953 at Fort 
Leonard Wood, Missouri. He married April 20,1973 
in Carson, California, Linda HEFLIN. 



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Linda was born on October 6,1954. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Bridgett, b Feb 11,1974 Ltwin) 

ii. David, b Feb 11, 1974 Ctwin] 

iii. Joann, b May 7,1976 

120. Wilma HELFERICH was born May 18,1956 at Ala- 
meda, California. She married C ) LIBRATO. 

CHILD: 

i . Frankie 

121. Hans HELFERICH was born April 8,1960 in 
Heidelberg, Germany. He married May 4,1979 in 
Reno, Nevada, Brenda MEEK who was born February 1, 
1959. 

CHILD: 

i. Mashawna, b Apr 24,1978 

122. Steven Roy WILSON, son of Roy Alvin and 
Lorraine Clare (JOHNSON) WILSON, was born December 
19, 1954 at Detroit, Michigan. He married Lisa 
Faith JAMES. 

CHILD: 

i. James Charles, b Mar 19,1983 

123. Kim Lorraine WILSON, daughter of Roy Alvin 
and Lorraine Clare (JOHNSON) WILSON, was born on 
May 22,1958 in Detroit, Michigan. She married on 
February 19,1978, David KAMINSKY. They reside in 
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. 

CHILD: 

i. Kristoffer David, b Nov 4,1982 

124. Howard Culver HELFERICH was born August 30, 
1943 in Dallas, Texas, and died November 1,1981 
at Montgomery, Alabama. He married on March 11, 
1962 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Dorothy Lou CLARK 
who was born September 8,1945 at Oakland, Calif- 
ornia, daughter of Louis and Rowena Mae (BIDWELL) 
CLARK. 



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HOWARD CULVER HELFERICH 
1943-1981 



Howard m 
parents 
ing from 
was a me 
Scout an 
particip 
industr i 
ing with 
after hi 
Force an 
teaching 



oved to Los Angeles, California with his 
in 1944 and resided there until graduat- 

High School. Hie played in school bands, 
mber of the school track team, was a Boy 
d Explorer. While an Explorer Scout he 
ated in a program of visiting many large 
al concerns across the country and meet- 
high ranking government officials. Soon 
gh school Howard entered the U.S. Air 
d became a specialist in electronics and 
, while stationed at Biloxi. 



Upon receiving his discharge from the Air Force, 
Howard and family moved to Glendale, California 
for a brief period, then returned to Mississippi 
to serve as a civilian training specialist in the 
Air Force College. After obtaining his degree 
from the University of Southern Mississippi, he 



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transferred, with family, to San Antonio, Texas, 
where he went into the administrative side of the 
Air Force College program and served on the Fac- 
ulty Senate and Academic Policy Council. 

Howard and Dorothy divorced May 11,1979 and Howard 
was transferred to Montgomery, Alabama with the 
Air Force College program and he resided in that 
city until his death. 



Dorothy remained in San Antonio with the children 
where she owns and operates two offices of a very 
successful electrolysis institute, clinic and 
school. She is a graduate of Kree Institute of 
New York, holds a degree from the University of 
California, is a member of the Association of 
Texas Electrologists , the National Electrolysis 
Organization, and the Southern Electrolysis Asso- 
ciation. Dorothy takes an active part in the 
operation of these organizations, and is a member 
of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. 




THOMAS STEPHEN HELFERICH 
1962 



CONNIE MAE HELFERICH 
1963 



33 



CHILDREN: 

i. Thomas Stephen, b Aug 8,1962 



ii. Connie Mae 



b Oct 10, 1963 



125. Barbara Lee KITCHEN, daughter of Jesse Arthur 
and Muril Lucile (HELFERICH) KITCHEN, was born 
September 15,1930 at Birmingham, Michigan. She 
married John LANDS who was born May 9,1927. John 
and Barbara reside in Huntsville, Alabama. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Marilyn, b 1958 
ii. Darly, b 1963 



126. Carl Dewitt HELFERICH was born June 3,1939 
in Rochester, Michigan. He married June 14,1969 
in Pontiac, Michigan, Twila Kay BARKER who was 
born October 4,1940 in Rochester, daughter of John 
and Lily Dorton CHOBBS) BARKER. 




CARL DEWITT HELFERICH 
1939 



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Carl received his elementary education in Pontiac 
and obtained his B.A. degree in foreign language 
and his secondary teaching certificate at the 
University of Michigan in 1962. His B . Ph . [phil- 
osophy) degree was given at St. Mary's College in 
19B5 and his M.A. degree was from Oakland Univer- 
sity. 

Twila attended public schools at Avondale, Mich- 
igan, received her Batchelor's Degree at the Bap- 
tist College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and taught 
elementary grades at Avondale. In 1969 she gained 
her Master's Degree in education at Eastern Mich- 
igan University at Ypsilanti. 

Carl and Twila presently (1983) teach in Avondale, 
Auburn Heights, Michigan. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Jon Corbett Runyan, b May 23,1972 

ii. Aaron Anthony Dewitt, b Apr 20,1974 

iii. Sarah Bethany Hobbs , b Nov 27,1975 

127. Kenneth Duane CLARK, son of Duane and Joyce 
CHELFERICH) CLARK, was born August 19,1957 in 
Mount Clemens, Michigan. He married first. Donna 
McQUADE and second, August 6,1982 at Baltimore, 
Michigan, Teresa Marie WESTERMANN. Teresa was 
born October 11,1957 in Detroit, Michigan, daugh- 
ter of Phillip and Violet (POWELL) WESTERMANN. 

Teresa has two daughters by a former marriage with 
Mr. Gold. They are now Kenneth's step-daughters: 

i. Jessica Marie, b Jan 23,1978 
ii. Amber Teresa, b May 14,1980 

128. James Scott HARTLEY, son of James Douglas 
and Clara Elizabeth (TRIMBLE) HARTLEY, was born 
November 18,1949 at Fort Hood, Texas. He married 
January 19,1974 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Peggy 
Jo BINKLEY, daughter of Joe Curtis and Peggy 
CBOYD) BINKLEY. 

James attended elementary schools at Fort Knox 
and El izabethtown , Kentucky. He joined the 



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Elizabethtown Memorial United Methodist Church, 
was active in Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of 
Eagle. In 1965 James entered Castle Heights Mil- 
itary Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee. Graduating 
with honors in June, 1967, he received an appoint- 
ment to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. 
Upon graduating with a B.S. degree he was commis- 
sioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. 

After serving in the Army for five years, two of 
which were in Germany, he resigned his commission 
with the rank of Captain in 1976. That same year 
he received his M.S. degree in education from the 
University of California, He graduated from the 
University of Louisville Medical School as an M.D 
in 1981 and is presently in a residency program 
for family practice at the University Hospital. 

129. Charles Harvey KASSEBAUM, son of Charles 
Edward and Annette Lucile CHELFERICH) KASSEBAUM, 
was born February 17,1935 at St. Louis, Missouri. 
He married Donna FLYNN at St. Louis. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Kristi, b - Jan 12,1965 

i i . Robyn 

iii. William Harvey 

130. Julie Lucille KASSEBAUM, daughter of Charles 
Edward and Annette Lucile (HELFERICH) KASSEBAUM, 
was born September 30,1939. She married first, 
February 1,1969, Paul Raymond MOODY who died on 
June 19,1973. Julie married second on July 8, 
1974 in St. Louis, Missouri, Harry EGGLESTON. 

CHILD: 

i. Christina (adopted) 

131. Peter Clarke HELFERICH was born January 16, 
1938 at Detroit, Michigan. He married on June 6, 
1959 at South Bend, Indiana, Patricia Louise 
POOLE. They divorced December 6, 1976. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Diana Elizabeth, b Nov 29,1961; mar 

Paul Lawrence URBAN 



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ii. Andra Lucile, b Jan 29,1966 
iii. Brant Wilde, b Jun 3,1969 
iv. Dirk Ryan, b Jul 24,1970 

132. Betty Lucilia HELFERICH was born February 
27,1944 at Detroit, Michigan. She married Decem- 
ber 29,1970 at Long Grove, Illinois, David Reed 
BELL. 

CHILD: 

i. Christina Clarke, b May 6,1974 

133. Jacqueline Carol HELFERICH was born June 14, 
1945 at Madison, Wisconsin. She married June 21, 
1968 at Bloomfield Hill, Michigan, Richard Allen 
COLE who was born December 23,1943 at Davenport, 
Iowa. Richard is the son of Merwin Arthur and 
Arlene (FRICK) COLE. 

Jacqueline does volunteer work and Richard is a 
director of manufacturing planning. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Richard Allen, Jr., b Apr 29,1969 

ii. Christopher Donald, b Jan 17,1971 

iii. Kimberly Rose, b Dec 19,1975 

134. Patricia Diane SIEGFRIED, daughter of Robert 
McBride and Betty Agnes CHELFERICH) SIEGFRIED, 
was born August 27,1941 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. She 
married June 12,1963 in Tulsa, David Lindsay 
PERKINS. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Teresa Ann, b Feb 25,1964 

ii. David Lindsay, Jr., b Oct 29,1965 

iii. Robert Brandon, b Aug 20,1969 

iv. Marlow Diane, b Sep 14,1976 

V. Mark Bradley, b Nov 4,1978 

135. Raymond Henry SIEGFRIED II, son of Robert 
McBride and Betty Agnes (HELFERICH) SIEGFRIED, 
was born February 1,1943 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. He 
married October 19,1968 at Tulsa, Milann M. 
HASTINGS. 



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CHILDREN: 

i. Raymond Henry III, b Dec 17,1969 

ii. Hastings Theodore, b Sep 13,1971 

iii. Meredith Regina, b Sep 26,1973 

iv. Milann Helferich, b May 25,1976 

V. Jude Terrell, b May 29,1979 

vi. Bailey Joseph, b Dec 9,1980 

136. Robin SIEGFRIED, son of Robert McBride and 
Betty Agnes (HELFERICH) SIEGFRIED, was born on 
December 16,1949 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. He married 
August 14, 1976 in Tulsa, Cherrie SCHWERZEL. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Roman Matthew, b Mar 13,1978 
ii. Raegan Henry, b Jan 24,1981 

137. Harvey Richard SIEGFRIED, son of Robert 
McBride and Betty Agnes (HELFERICH) SIEGFRIED, 
was born February 14,1958 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. He 
married April 12,1980 in Tulsa, Wendy WARE. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Majesta Starduste, b Oct 23,1980 
ii. Sterling Orion, b Dec 11,1982 

138. Stephanie Lynn HUDMAN, daughter of Rayburn 
and Dorothy (TAYLOR) HUDMAN, was born November 11, 
1946 in Detroit, Michigan. She married first. 
May 16,1964 in Taylor, Michigan, Robert T. BEARD. 
Stephanie married second, February 27, 1975 in 
Phoenix, Arizona, Bill Douglas CRABTREE. Bill 
and Stephanie reside in St. Johns, Arizona, where 
Stephanie is a legal secretary. She holds a pilot 
license and is an accomplished photographer. 

CHILDREN OF STEPHANIE AND ROBERT: 

i. Gary Mathew, b Dec 16,1967 

ii. Ryan Michael, b Mar 26,1969 

iii. Shannon Louise, b Aug 7,1970 

139. Dennis Donald DAY, son of Forest Donald and 
Constance Elaine (DUNCOMBE) DAY, was born August 
22,1942 in Detroit, Michigan. He married in Mount 
Clemens, Michigan, Lorraine Cynthia SOBOCINSKI. 
They have divorced and Dennis resided for a time 



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in Florida, later moving to Mount Clemens. 

CHILD: 

i. Shawn Michael, b Aug 14,1967 

140. Linda Ann DAY, daughter of Forest Donald and 
Constance Elaine CDUNCOMBE) DAY, was born July 
11,1949 in Detroit, Michigan. She married first 
in September of 1972, Richard ALLEN and second on 
May 14,1977 in Oaklawn, Illinois, Gary Michael 
MAZUR who was born January 17,1949. Gary is a 
U.S. Marine Corps veteran, 

Linda is a graduate of Eastern Michigan Univer- 
sity and she taught school at the secondary level 
at Lafayette, New York. Many of her students 
were from the Onondaga Indian Reservation and 
Linda was given free entry to the reservation 
because of friendships with the students. Linda 
and Gary resided in Miami, Florida until they 
separated in 1981. Linda now works for one of the 
directors of a hospital in Florida. 

CHILD OF LINDA AND GARY: 

i. Bryan Michael, b Dec 5,1980 

141. Verlyn HELFRICH was born in 1934 in Ontario, 
Canada. She married Morris STEIN. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Deborah, b 1959 

ii. Karen, b 1962 

iii. David, b 1963 

iv. Nancy, b 1966 

V. Allan Jaye, b 1967 



142. Darlene HELFRICH was born in 1937 at Ontario 
Canada. She married Joseph HARPER. 

CHILDREN: 

i. Christopher, b 1960 

ii. Timothy, b 1962 

iii. Cindy, b 1964 

iv. Joseph, b 1965 

V. Sherry, b 1970 



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143. Mary HELFRICH was born October 4,1945 in Ont- 
ario, Canada. She married July 16,1966 in Amher- 
stburg, Ontario, Marc BENETEAU. 



CHILDREN: 
i . 



145 



11 . 

iii . 

i V . 

V , 

vi . 



Timothy, b Nov 26,1967 

Sean, b Oct 16, 1971 

Wendy Anne, b Dec 20,1961 (adopted) 

Donald Joseph William, b Nov 13,1977 

Lia-Lin Marie, b Nov 1,1979 

Nicholas Paul, b Jan 29,1982 




MARY HELFRICH 
1945 



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144. George Michael MURPHY, son of George C. and 
Ruth Jean CBOSSARDET) MURPHY, was born May 16, 
1948 in Detroit, Michigan. He married November 
8,1969, Patricia Ann SHEPHERD. They reside in 
Arlington Heights, Illinois. 

CHILD: 

i. James Michael, b May 21,1970 

145. Wendy Anne BENETEAU, daughter of Marc and 
Mary CHELFRICH) BENETEAU, was born December 20, 
1961. She married on July 3,1982, David KNUCKLE 

CHILD: 

i. Daniel Christopher, b Mar 13,1982 



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ALL NAME INDEX 

Women are indexed by their maiden name and / or 
surname by a previous marriage. 

Identical names are followed by Cfather's name) 
for identification purposes. 



ACONIS, Andrew 79 
AGLA, Ella 31 

Ellis 49 

Eval ine 31 , 50 

Geneva 31 , 49 

Maretta 31 ,49 

Mildred 31 ,50 

Sarah 31,48 

Solomon 30,48,49,50 

Thelma 49 

Walter James 31 

William Charles 31 

Wilmer 31,49 
AKERSHOEK, Carla Jean 74 

Harold Arly 74 

Harold Arly Jr 74 

John 74 
ALLEN, Glen 33,34,35 

Richard 98 
ALLISON, Mabel Ida 75 
AURAND, Emma J. 42,44 
BALKWILL, Elizabeth 49 
BARKER, John 93 

Twila Kay 93,94 
BARTLETT, Jane Ann 68 
BATES, Charlotte 69 

Donald Robert 47,69 

Douglas Isaac 47,69 

Isaac Mills 47,69 

Jean Clara 47,69 

Lillian Esther 69 

Phyllis Lorraine 69 
BEARD, Gary Mathew 97 

Robert T. 97 

Ryan Michael 97 

Shannon Louise 97 
BELKNAP, Don 73 

Janet Elaine 73 



BELKNAP, Nancy 73 

BELL, Christina Clarke 96 

David Reed 96 

James 24 

Lydia 24 

Margaret Lawrie 22 
BENE, Alfred 30 

Mr. 30 
BENETEAU, Daniel 100 

Donald 99 

Lia Lin Marie 99 

Marc 99, 100 

Nicholas Paul 99 

Sean 99 

Timothy 99 

Wendy Anne 99, 100 
BERTRAND, Charles 25 
BEST, Dora Mae 42,44 
BEZAIRE, Delpha 46 
BIDWELL, David 75 

Rowena Mae 75,76,77,90 
BINKLEY, Joe Curtis 94 

Peggy Jo 94 
BLACK, Alva T. 75 

Louise Genevieve 75 
BOLKE, Vera 69 
BOND, Arhura 66 

Arthur 65 

Berith 66 

Doris 66 

Eunice 65 

James 66 

Lillian 66 

Ruth 65 

Thomas 66 

Vera 66 
BOSSARDET, Helen 51,73 

James 48,69,88 



102 



BOSSARDET, Ruth Jean 69, 

88, 100 
BOYD, Peggy 34 
BRAOEN, Bradley 85 

Carl 85 

Margaret 85 

Paul V. 85 

Victor 85 
BRAND, Dorthea Anne 68 
BRANDEL, Elizabeth 14,16 
BREWER, Carl 78 

Violet Catherine 78 
BROV/N, Annie 19 

John 22 

Margaret 22,24 

Miss 19 
BUENZ, Glenn 77 

Rowena 75,76,77 
BULLINGER, Andrea 88 

John 88 

Sarah 88 
BURHANS, Robert Amos 63 
BURTON, Clifford 68 
CHADWICK, Ashley 89 

Christy 89 

Stanley 89 
CHURCH, Charlie E. 33 

James E, 33 

John A. 33 

Liddie E. 33 

Lillian B. 33 

Mary A. 33 

Samuel D. 33 

William 21,33 

William R. 33 
CICOTTE, Marvin 68 
CLARK, Dorothy Lou 90,92 

Duane 79,94 

Elma Elvira 50,51 

George Austin 79 

Henry Duel 50 

Kenneth Duane 79,94 

Kevin Austin 79 

Louis 90 

Martha Cordelia 22 

Maude Ellen 88 
CLEVELAND, Annamae 72 



COLE, Christopher 96 

Kimberly Rose 96 

Merwin Arthur 95 

Richard Allen 96 

Richard Allen Jr 96 
COMER, Patricia Ann 63,85 

Samuel Frank 63,85 
COOK, Francis 70,89 

Lucinda Nancy 70,89 

Winifred Cay 70,89 
COOPER, Linda Dorothy 88 
COWELL, Louis M. 45 

Maxwell G. 45 

Miles J. 45 
CRABTREE, Bill Douglas 97 
CRAIG, George 22 
CULLENEN, Miss 31 
CULVER, Allen 75 

Madalon Emily 75,77 
CUNDY, Gertrude 42 

J. William 42 
DAHL, Enoch 67 
DAIG, Frank Benjamin Jr 85 

Frank Benjamin III 85 

Julia Ann 85 

Lisa Sue 85 
DANTZ, Lovina 85 
DAU, Erma Rose 71 

Harry A. 71 

James 71 

Susan Joy 71 
DAY, Dennis Donald 85,97 

Forest Donald 84,97, 

98 

Linda Ann 85, 98 

Shawn Michael 98 
DENSON, Leonard 74 
DINGMAN, Fae 65 

Wilbert Alva 65 
DIOTTE, Aurele, 46 
DOPP, Martin 42 



DOWSWELL, Roi 



68 



DROUILLARD, Jeanne 27 
DUFFY, Clara Bates 51 
DUFOUR, Mabel 87 
DUNCOMBE, Constance 63,84, 

97,98 



103 



DUNCDMBE, Hubert 63,84 

DURHAM, Alan 71 

EARSLEY, Gordon Mills 69 

Merit 69 

Patricia Ruth 69 
EATON, Lottie 33 
EGGLE5T0N, Christina 95 

Harry 95 
ELFSTRAND, Ida J. 75 
FANGBONER, Frank M. 44 

George W. 44 
FERGUSON, Grace 52,75 
FERRIS, Sarah 37 
FINDLAY, Ronald 69 
FLYNN, Donna 95 
FORD, Leonard 19 
FOX, Christina 40 

Mary Elizabeth 52 

Mr. 20 
FRENCH, Jane 41 

John 41 
FRICK, Arlene 96 
FRITZ, Edward (Henry) 68 

Edward (Edward) 68 

Esther E. 68 

Henry 68 

Jean Caroline 68 

Joseph Henry 68 

William Hardy 68 
FULTON, F. 31 
FURRIE, Carrie 67 
GALL, Meta 42,44 
GENTOS, Eva 72 
GILLESPIE, Agnes 18,30 

Alexander 18,31 

Al ice L . 31 

Ann Eliza 19 

Birdie 31 

Fred Malcom 18 

George G. 18,30,31 

George Gore 19 

Goldie I. 31 

Isaac , 3 1 

Isaac Gauwn 19,31 

James 0. 18 

Louisa 18,30,48,49,50 

Mary 31 



GILLESPIE, May Ruth 31 

Neome 31 

Patrick 31 

William J. 18,30 
GILLIAN, Alexander 30 
GOFF, Flora May 38 
GORDON, Jim 70 
GOUGH, Douglas Alex 49 
GOULD, Mabel 65 
GRANGER, Herbert G5 

Mildred 65 
GRANT, Elmer 86 

Florence 33 

Harold 86 

Milton A. L. 70 

Patricia 86 

Richard 86 
GREGORY, Lawrence G8 
GUNNELL, Ella 62 
HAGADORN, Eva 59 
HALPERN, Ruth 51 
HANSET, Marilyn 69 
HARPER, Christopher 98 

Cindy 98 

Joseph 98 

Joseph (Joseph) 98 

Sherry 98 

Timothy, 98 
HARTLEY, Amer 61,82 

Eustace Douglas 61 

James Douglas 62,82, 

94 

James Scott 83,94,95 

Lee Marilyn 82 
HARVEY, Agnes Mae 62,83 
HASTINGS, Milann M. 96 
HATZENBUHLER, Arnold 88 

Jeremiah 88 

Lynn, 70 

Tara 88 
HAYS, William J. 50 
HEFLIN, Linda 89,90 

HELFERICH /HELFRICH, 
Aaron A. Dewitt 94 
Abraham, 16,22,23,29, 

39 



104 



HELFERICH / HELFRICH 
Addie 19 

Alice 27,46,47,68 
Amber Teresa 94 
Amy Flora 22,33,34, 

35,48,51 
Andra Lucile 96 
Ann 16,17,18,29 
Anna Barbara 4 
Anna Eleonora 4 
Anna Elisabetha 4 
Anna Margretha 4 
Anna Maria 5 
Anna Pauline 41 
Annette Lucile 63,83, 

95 
Annie 27,46,47,68 
Arthur James 39,64,85 
Asa 32 

Benjamin Franklin 33 
Bertha 32 
Betty Agnes 63,83,96, 

97 
Betty Lucilia 83,96 
Brant Wilde 96 
Bridgett 90 
Buford Patten 54,75, 

76,77 
Carol 67,86 
Carl Dewitt 78,93,94 
Catherine 17 
Catherine Aprilla 22, 

23 
Charles 21,33 
Charles Wallace 20,32 
Claire 59,79 
Claud John 39,64 
Chloe 46 

Connie Mae 92,93 
Cordie McCord 32,50 
Daniel 21 
Darlene 87,98 
David (Jacob) 21 
David (Roger) 90 
David Brown 26,41 



HELFERICH /HELFRICH 
Deborah 21 
Delia Cordelia 26,45, 

46 
Dennis Kendall 78 
Dewitt George 35,54, 

55,56 
Diana Elizabeth 95 
Diane 69,88 
Dirk Ryan 96 
Dolores 38,63,64,84, 

85 
Donald Dewitt 56,78 
Donna 69,88 
Doryce 65 , 85 
Edward 19 
Edwidge 46 
Eliza 16 

Elizabeth 17,28,29 
Elizabeth Agnes 26 
Ella 28 
Ellen 46 
Elmer Runyan 36,56, 

57,58,59 
Elmire 46 
Emma (John) 19 
Emma (William) 28 
Emmanuel 4 
Ernest 0. 26,42,43 
Ernest Monroe 51,72 
Florence Margaret 51, 

70,71 ,89 
Francis Josiah 51 
Franklin S. 20,33 
Garda 51 ,71 ,72 
George (Johannes) 

16,22,24,25,27 
George (John) 19 
George (William) 28 
George Lennis 20,32 
Georgia 26,44,45 
GHrg Philipp 5,6,8 
Hans 73,90 
Harold Ernest 44,67 
Harold (Harold) 67 



105 



HELFERICH /HELFRICH, 

Harold Eugene 50,69 
Harriet 20 

Harry 35,39,52,53,54 
Harvey Miles 63,83 
Henner 4 , 6 
Henry 19 

Henry Thomas 26,36 
Howard Culver 77,90 

91 ,92 
Howard David 39,65 
Howard Roy 33 
Immanuel 5 
Ira 32 
Isaac 16 
Jacob 16,21 
Jacqueline (Orville) 

88 
Jacqueline Carol 83, 

96 
James [Harold) 70 
James (Ernest] 72 
James Dennis 67,87 
James Everett 38 
James Miles 26,37,38 
James Monroe 32,50,51 
Jan Hendricus Philip 5 
Jean Louise 66,85 
Jeffery 87 
Jessica Marie 94 
Jessie 32 
Joann 90 
Johan 6eorg 5 
Johann Adam 4 
Johann CHrg 4,5,6,7,8 
Johann Peter 4 
Johann Wilhelm 4 
Johannes /John 4,5,6, 

13, 14, 15, 16 
Johannes Fritz 4,6,7 
John (Johannes) 16,19 
John (Orville) 88 
John Arthur 26,39 
John Olive 37,38,62, 

83 
John Clive Jr 63,83 



HELFERICH /HELFRICH, 
John R. 1G 

Jon Corbett Runyan 94 
Joseph 46 
Jossie Malinda 32 
Joyce 61 , 79, 94 
Jurjen Philippus 5 
Karen 87 
Karrie 81 
Kathryn Joan 81 
Kimberly Diane 81 
Lennis George 33 
Liva 27,28 46,47,69 
Lloyd Ernest 41,66 
Lula Rhoda 38,61,82 
Lydia 26,40,65 
Lynda 70 

Margaret Alythia 25 
Margaret Cordelia 36, 

56,57 
Margretha 5 
Margaretta Sarah 38 
Marguerite 41 
Maria Elisabeths 5 
Maria Eva (Johannes 

Fritz) 4 
Maria Eva (Johann 

GHrg) 5 
Maria Juliana 5 
Marian 20 
Mark 70 
Martha 20 

Mary (George) 25,42 
Mary (Orville) 88,99 
Mary (Maurice) 27 
Mary (Johann) 17 
Mary A. (Jacob) 21,33 
Mary Ella 22,23 
Mary J. 33 
Mashawna 90 
Mathew Scott 89 
Maurice (Johannes) 

17,26,27 
Maurice (Maurice) 27, 

45 

Maureen 88 



10B 



HELFERICH / HELFRICH 
Maxims 46 
Minnie CJacob] 21 
Minnie E. [Charles) 33 
Morris Miles 44,67 
Muril Lucile 56,77,93 
Natalie 65,85 
Nettie 27,28,46,47,69 
Norman 68,87 
Omar Keith 61,80,81 
Omar Kenneth 36,56, 

60,61 
Omar Kirk 81 
Orville 68,87 
Otto Fredrick 16,19 
Patricia 67 
Patricia Ann 64 
Penny 70,89 
Peter Clarke 83,95 
Philip (Johannes) 16, 

19,20 

Philip CWillum) 72 
Philip E. 33 
Raymond 0. 50,70 
Reva Belle 67,86,87 
Richard (Maurice) 46, 

68 
Richard (Orville) 88 
Richard Lee 72,89 
Robert 72 
Robert Whelan 51 
Rodger Ulysses 51 
Roger 73,89 
Roy Elton 37,38 
Sarah 16, 18, 30, 31 
Sarah Bethany Hobbs 94 
Scott 70 
Sebre 46 
Steven 87 
Stewart 64 
Susan 69,88 
Sylvia Louise 68 
Thomas Stephen 92,93 
Vera Irene 38,63,84 
Verlyn 87,98 
Virginia Isabella 64 



HELFERICH /HELFRICH 

Wallace George 25,35 

Walter Maurice 36,59 

Wesley R. 21 

Whelin 20 

William (Charles) 32 

William (Ernest) 72 

William (Johannes) 17, 

27,28 

Willie 73 

Willum Duane 51,72,73 

Wilma 73,90 

Zelda 51 ,70,89 
HENDRICKS, Altjen 6,11 
HILL, Mrs. 19 
HOBBS, Lily Oorton 93 
HUDMAN, Rayburn 84,97 

Stephanie Lynn 84,97 
HUNTER, Ethel 64,85 
HURO, Dora Mae 42,44 
HURST, Marie 78 
ILER, Clarence 41 

Evangeline 41 

Jessie 41 , 65 

Mary 41 , 65 

Peter 40 

Viola 41 

Wilson 40,65 
JAMES, Lisa Faith 90 
JEWELL, Isabella 32 

Mr. 32 
JOHNSON, Amy Dawn 89 

Betty Jean 52,75 

Charles A. 22,33,34 

Elaine Ella 51,73 

Hartwell 35,51,73 

J. A. 30 

John Charles 35,51,52, 

74,75 

Lorraine Clare 52,74 

90 

Mildred Ruth 52,74 

Sue Ann 89 
JUEL , Amanda Jane 32 
KAMINSKY, David 90 

Kristoffer David 90 



107 



KANG, Han Til 89 

Julie 89 

Mi Sek 89 
KASSEBAUM, Charles 83,95 

Charles Harvey 83,95 

Julie Lucille 83,95 

Kristi 95 

Robyn 95 

I7illiam Harvey 95 
KAUFMAN, Mr. 32 
KEMPF, Louisa 66 
KENDALL, Norman 78 

Ruth 78 
KITCHEN, Barbara 77,93 

Jesse Arthur 77,93 
KILHER, Wallace 70 
KNUCKLE, David 100 
KRAUL, Edna M. 69 
KUNTZELMAN, Charles 70 
LAFRANCE, Emma 56 
LAND, Wilma 82 
LANDS, Darly 93 

John 93 

Marilyn 93 
LASARIN, Elizabeth 14,16 
LEACH, Albert J. 84 

Mark 84 

Tracy 84 
LEDUC, Genevieve 30 
LEESON, Fred B. 68 
LEONARD, Meta 42,44 
LIBRATO, Frankie 90 

Mr. 90 
LINDERMAN, Joyce 89 
LINDSAY, Ann 51 
LINTZ, Catherine 44 
LISFATH, Libby 70 
LOCKABY, Jane 27 
LUCIER, Maxima 46 
MAJOR, Ernest 46 
MANN, Ada 33 
MARTIN, Ronald 41 
MAZUR, Bryan Michael 98 

Gary Michael 98 
McBRIDE, Ruth 83 



McCULLOUGH, Ann 33 

McDonald, violet 75 

McDONOUGH, Rosemary 83 
McPHERSON, Donald 50 

Marguerite 50 

Peter 49,50 
McQUADE, Donna 94 
MILBURY, Ada Lillian 79 
MEEK, Brenda 90 
MEEKER, Angeline 61 
MILES, Eleanor 68 
MINDER, Marie 30 
MOODY, Paul Raymond 95 
MOORE, Ann 13 

Sir John 13 
MORRIS, Mary Ann 42 
MOSMAN, Jack Herbert 85 

Joseph 85 

Kenneth Eric 85 
MUELLER, Anna Elisabeths 

10 

Anna Maria 10 

Johannes 5,6,10 

Maria Christina 5,8,10 

Mathias 10 

Niclas 5,10 
MUNGER, Annetta 37,38 

Harmon 54 

John Girty 37 

Sarah Elizabeth 54, 

55,56 
MURPHY, George 88 

George C. 88, 100 

George Michael 88,100 

James Michael 100 

Patricia Jean 88 
MURRAY, Mr. 32 
NETHERLAND, Gertrude 56, 

58 

William Richard 56 
NEUENFELDT, Alexander 75 

Amy Anna 75 

Heide Grace 75 

Joseph C. 75 
NORTH, Hazel 62 



108 



OLMSTEAD, Ruth N. 52,74 REEDINGER, Natalie 88 

PARE, Marguerite 45 RENAUD, Adolphis 46 

PARENT, Zelia 46 RIGTER, Anna Christina 10 

PARSONS, Keith 71 Beek Sophia 1G 

PATTEN, Charles 52 Harmannus 10 

Ethel Alice 52,53,54 Jan Frederik 6,10,11 

PENERY, Emily 73 Jana 5,6,10,11 

David Lindsay 96 ROGERS, Mr. 46 

David Lindsay Jr. 96 ROTH, Agnes 70 

Mark Sradley 96 ROTZELL , Pauline 74 

Marlow Diane 96 ROUSE, Henry 29 

Robert Brandon 96 Henry Thomas 28,29 

Teresa Ann 96 William 29 

PETERS, Elizabeth 42,43, RUNYAN, Calvin P. 35 

44 Elmer 58 

Thomas 42 Hiram 35 

PETTYPIECE, Alice 68 Myrtilla Cordelia 35 

Betty 68 SAYLES, Henry 39 

Ernest 47,68 Isabelle 39 

Howard 47 SAXBY, Cheryl Ann 89 

Irene 46 Donald Robert 70,89 

Kathleen 68 Esther Lavonne 70 

Lloyd 47,68 Eugene Paul 70 

Peggy 68 John Russell 70 

Robert 68 Robert Duane 89 

Steve 47,68 William Albert 70 

Steve (Ernest) 68 William Garold 70,89 

William 47 Wilma Arlene 70 
PIERCE, Susan Cordelia 35 SCHEIDT, Adam 6,10 

PITCHER, Annie 41 Adam (Adam) 10 

POLVI, Ruth 78 Anna Maria 4,6,7,11 

POOL, Patricia Louise 95 Anthonius 10 

PORTS, Joan 80,81 Christina 11 

Preston U. 80 Dignes 11 

POWER, Nora 87 Elisabetha 4,7,11 

POWELL, Violet 94 Johann Adam 11 

PRESTON, George 30 Johann Philipp 11 

PROCTER, Margaret 50 Johannes (Adam] 6,10 

PULLIS, Christen 79 Johannes (Philipp) 11 

David Runyan 79 Maria Eva 4 

Diane 79 Maria Margaretha 11 

Raymond A. 79 Philipp 4,6,10,11 

QUICK, Adaline 54 SCHERER, Gertrude 65 

REEDINGER, Charlene 88 SCHMIDT, Caroline 68 

Douglas 88 SCHWERZEL , Cherrie 97 

Jennifer 88 SCOTT, Ruby Mae 82 



109 



SMALLER, Be-t-ty Lou 87 STEIN, Allen Jay 98 

SHAY, Emma Jean 46 David 98 

Forest K. 46 Deborah 98 

George Lockaby 47 Karen 98 

Greta Nickless 47 Morris 98 

Hardy R. 46,68 Nancy 98 

Hardy Ross 46 STEWART, David 50 

Homer Douglas 46 STOEPLER, Catherine 39 

Jeanette 46,68 STONE, Charles 41 

Willam E. 46 STUTTING, Elmer 20 

SHEPHERD, Patricia 100 SULLIVAN, Addie D. 30 

Sarah 19 Caroline Elizabeth 30 

SHINSKE, Leonard 64 Charles Albert 30 

SHULTZ, Dorothy 50 John Dean 18,29,30 

SIEGFRIED, Bailey 97 John William 30 

Harvey Richard 84,97 Mary A. 30 
Hastings Theodore 97 Maurice 17,18,29 

Jude Terrell 97 TAYLOR, Dorothy 63,84,97 
Majesta Starduste 97 Everett 63,84 
Mary Celeste 84 Gayle 84 

Meredith Regina 97 Isaac 16,17 

Milann Helferich 97 Ralph Elihu 63,84 
Patricia Diane 83,96 Ronald 84 

Raegan Henry 97 TEMPLE, Gloria 75 

Ray H. 83 THORSBY, George 67 
Raymond Henry II 83,96 Margaret Elizabeth 67 

Raymond Henry III 97 TOFFLEMIRE, Calvin 65 
Robert McBride 83,96 Herbert E. 65 
Robin 84,97 Hugh Peter 65 

Roman Matthew 97 Vera 65 

Sterling Orion 97 TRIMBLE, Clara 82,94 

SMITH, Connie 84 George Layton 82 

D.T. 30 URBAN, Paul Lawrence 95 

George 60 UTTER, Joseph 47,69 
H. Read 38 Josiejean 48,69,88 

Kathryn Harriett 60,61 VALENTINE , El izabeth 60 

SOBOCINSKI, Lorraine 97 Mr. 32 

SPELKER, Alma 74 VAN DEN BERG, Marta 6,10,11 

STEED, Beecham 49 VERMETTE , Florence 68 

Edward 49 VINK, Doloryce 85 
Flossie 49 Don 65,85 

George 49 James 85 

Gertrude 49 WARE, Wendy 97 

Gordon 49 WASHBURN, Ella 31 

Grace 4S WEBSTER, Wallace 28 

Hugh 49 WEIJERINK, Dark 5,6,11 



110 



WEIJERINK, Hermannus WILDE, Nancy Madden 83 

CDerk)11 WILSON, Iver Charles 74 
Hermannus (Jan) 11 James Charles 90 

Jan 6,11 Kim Lorraine 74,90 

Jan Harms 11 Roy Alvin 74,90 

Johanna (Jan) 11 Roy Alvin Jr. 74 

Johanna Catr ina 5 , 1 1 , 1 3 Sherry Lynn 74 
Trientien 11 Steven Roy 74,90 

WESTAWAY, Charlotte 30 WOLFORD, Beatrice 0. 66 
WESTERMANN, Phillip 94 Hiram 66 

Teresa Marie 94 WOLVERTON, Myrta 45 

WESTON, Sarah 41 WORTH, Anna Christina 64 

WHINNEY, Miss 31 ZIMMER, Elisabetha 5,6,10 
WILCOX, Leila 70 Peter 6,10 



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