Born May, 1816
|JAMES HELMER, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 19; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Montgomery Co., N.Y., in May, 1816; he removed to Wyoming Co. with his parents, John and Elizabeth Helmer, when he was about 7 years of age; he went to Pontiac, Mich., in 1838, where he lived two years; then removed to Illinois; he came to Anamosa in May, 1855, where he lived two years; he located on his present farm in April, 1857, where he has since resided. He was married to Charlotte Crippen, of Illinois; they have six children—Emily (now Mrs. J. E. Bonstal), Edwin L., Jesse P., Mae, Leona and James. Mr. Helmer has 470 acres of land; is engaged quite extensively in stockraising.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 695.
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