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HELT, George W.


Posted By: Linda Stewart (email)
Date: 8/28/2004 at 19:25:30

George W. HELT, farmer and stockraiser, Clay Township, residing on section 20, was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, August 29, 1841, a son of David and Barbara (BRENNER)HELT. His father was also a native of Washington County, but afterward moved to Greene County, Pennsylvania, where he died when George W. was about seven years old. George W. HELT was reared on a farm in his native State and in Iowa, receiving a fair common-school education. He came to this county in the fall of 1856, and lived in Richman Township for several years. After the war he located in Clay Township, where he has since been successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits, and now a good farm of 135 acres. Mr. HELT was a soldier in the late war, enlisting in Company A, Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry Volunteers, where he served three years, and during his term of service he was promoted to Third Sergeant. He participated in a number of hard-fought battles, among which may be mentioned Haine's Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Red River campaign, siege of Vicksburg, Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines and Fort Blakely. Mr. HELT was married December 30, 1868, to Mrs. Rachel DANIEL, daughter of Benjamin and Eleanor BATEMAN, and to this union have been born three children-Benjamin A., Nellie F. and Zillah. By her former marriage with John H. DANIEL, Mrs. HELT had two children-Emma R. and Malinda J. Emma is married to Thomas J. GWINN, of Clay Township, and has two children-Melinda E. and R. Eliza. Malinda J. married J. L. BLANCHARD, of Smith County, Kansas and of the two children born to this union one is living-Miles A. Mr. HELT has served his township as Trustee and also as road supervisor. He and his wife are members of the Christian church.

Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties {Iowa} P-367/368
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