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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


Levi HELM, assessor of Falls township, was born March 13, 1848, in Fayette township, LaFayette Co., Wis., and obtained his education in the district schools of his native town. His father was a farmer and the son was instructed in that vocation, and in later years of his minority he traveled with a thresher. At the age of twenty he determined upon the trade of carpenter and joiner, at which he worked eighteen months.

In 1872 he came to Iowa and located in Falls township. He rented land on section 15 the first year, and, the year ensuing, leased a considerable tract on sections 20 and 21, during which time he made a purchase of land on section 1, and made a beginning of improving it. In 1874 he raised and harvested his pioneer crop. The next year he built a house which he occupied until February, 1882, when he removed to the Lewis place on section 16, having been appointed administrator of that estate. In addition to the management of a farm, Mr. HELM has worked at his trade to some extent.

He was married Dec. 5, 1871, to Ora L. MOSHER, of Green Co., Wis., by whom he has four children - Jessie, Charles L., S. Bernice and Roswold X.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 827. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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