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John Helmer

John Helmer

Male 1829 - 1911  (82 years)

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  • Name John Helmer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 12 Feb 1829  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Aug 1911  [6
    Buried Masonic Cem, Tipton, Cedar Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I208  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2016 

    Family Johanna M. Wilkinson,   b. 29 Jul 1841, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1932, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. William J. Helmer,   b. Apr 1862, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age ~ 81 years)
     2. Hannah Almeda ("Meda") Helmer,   b. Jun 1865, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census lists John Helmer 71, born Feb 1829 in Germany, and who immigrated to the U.S. in 1849, living with his wife of 40 years, "Joanna," 64, born Jul 1835 in Maryland, and 1 son, William J. Helmer, 38, born in Pennsylvania. Also living with them were 2 nephews and a niece all surnamed Burghduff. John was a farmer, his son a "farm laborer." 1900 U.S. Census, Center Twsp, Cedar Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 422, stamped p. 17). They lived about 6 homesteads away from their daughter "Meda," her husband Henry M. Hanna, and grandson William M Hanna. 1900 U.S. Census, Center Twsp, Cedar Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 422, stamped p. 16 B).
    • The 1880 census lists John Helmer, 50, living with his wife Johanna, 39, and their children, William J, 18; and Hannah A, 15. The lived next door to her parents. 1880 U.S. Census, Center [sic] Twsp, Cedar Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 331, stamped p. 109).

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    2. [S978] IA Census 1900, Cedar|, Cedar County, Iowa; 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 422, stamped p. 17).

    3. [S5] Cedar Rapids Gazette|, Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA), (29 Mar 1932).

    4. [S42] Jewell - Snouffers|, Carol Snouffer Jewell, "Snouffer, Schnauffer, Newens of Germany, IA, 1523-1997" (Nov 1999), (Family Tree Maker, "World Family Tree," CD-ROM database (vol. 54, tree 2400), Cambridge, MA; The Learning Company, Inc. : 2000).

    5. [S472] IA Census 1880, Center twsp, Iowa, Cedar Cnty, Center Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 331, p. 109).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 129920112.