William Helm, Sr.

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William Helm, Sr.

Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Death: May 11, 1907 (69)
South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: South Bend City cemetery South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, 46616 USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rachel Helm
Father of Alice Helm; Anna Allen; John T. Helm; David Helm and Freddie Helm

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About William Helm, Sr.


Buried South Bend City Cemetery South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, 46616 USA not recorded there yet picture taken from Ancestry Rachel buried to the left of William Helm

William is the son of Thomas and Alice (Atkinson) Helm. He left England at the age of 17 and traveled on the West point ship arriving in New York on November 6, 1858. He served in the civil war on the union side for Indiana, His Enlistment date was April 24, 1861 and mustered out on July 29, 1861 only a few months after enlisting. He married Rachel Holderman daughter of John Holderman and Anna Seese Holderman in Elkhart, Indiana on February 26, 1863. William died of paralysis on May 11, 1907 in South Bend Indiana, both buried in the South Bend City Cemetery.

To this union 9 children were born, three of which died at an early age. Alice - died age 13 in 1877 small pox David - died age 1 in 1877 typhoid fever Freddie - died 8 mos in 1881 inflammation of the bowels

Ancestry has the following children which 10 are posted need to research to see if the bio is correct or Ancestry

Alice Helm 1864–1877

Anna Helm 1865–1895

John Holderman Helm 1870–1945

David Helm 1876–1877

Lulu Helm 1878–

Freddie Helm 1881–1881

Bessie Mae Helm (Jacobs) 1883–1918

William Helm 1884–

Minnie Helm 1888–1917

Susan Helm 1898–

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William Helm, Sr.'s Timeline

May 1838
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
January 22, 1864
Age 25
Eikhart, Indiana, United States
Age 26
Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
December 21, 1872
Age 34
Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana
February 1876
Age 37
Indiana, USA
April 20, 1881
Age 42
May 11, 1907
Age 69
South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, United States
South Bend City cemetery South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, 46616 USA