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Jacob Heilman
Mendon Twp.

Jacob Heilman, farmer and stock-breeder, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, Sept. 18, 1839, and was a son of John J. and Rachel Heilman, nee Barringer, who had a family of six children, Jacob being the fifth child and oldest son. When he was eleven years old his parents immigrated to America, landed at New York and from there went to Muskingum County, O., where he worked on a farm with his father until the spring of 1855; then came to McGregor, Ia. He worked for farmers in this vicinity until March 22, 1863, when he married Louisa, daughter of George and Rosene Schmit. Five children were born of this union, viz.: Emma, George J., Augusta M., John C. and Henry W. After his marriage Mr. Heilman settled on his present farm on section 31, Mendon Township. It consists of 140 acres of land, 100 under excellent cultivation and thoroughly stocked. He is a Democrat in his political views.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 986
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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