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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


George HELM came to the township in 1868. He is a native of LaFayette Co., Wis. He was born Nov. 25, 1843, and passed the years of his early life alternately on the farm and at school. He remained at home until 1868, when he went to Illinois and spent the summer of that year, returning to his native State the ensuing fall, and after a brief visit, proceeded to Iowa where he bought wild land on section 3, of Falls township. He put up buildings as he improved his farm, and had a good frame house and barn which were destroyed by a heavy gale of wind in June, 1882. He rebuilt his house from the ruins, made an addition and again occupied it.

Mr. HELM has his land under good cultivation, has set out fruit and shade trees and has an attractive home.

In March, 1867, he became the husband of Lucretia LEWIS, of Coles Co., Ill. Mr. and Mrs. HELM have a son and a daughter - Lewis C. and Lilian E. HELM.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 818. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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