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John H. Hellberg
Mendon Twp.

John H. Hellberg, proprietor of Hellberg House, McGregor, was born in Schoenkirchen, near Kiel, Holstein, Germany, Feb. 9, 1837, a son of John H., Sr., and Julia Hellberg, who had a family of six children. John H., Jr. attended school until fifteen years of age, then worked for different parties until 1865, when he embarked for America and landed at New York, and from there to Milwaukee, Wis., thence to Prairie du Chien, Wis., where he clerked in a hotel until 1867, and in that year settled in McGregor, Ia. He conducted a saloon and billiard hall here until 1869, then opened the McGregor House, and six years later he resumed his former business. In April, 1880, he opened the hotel which he still conducts, and has been a successful landlord. He was married Jan. 15, 1870, to Rosa Herman, who was born in Switzerland, and was a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Gfaler) Herman. Six children have blessed their union, five living--Henry, John, Frank, Willis, and baby; a daughter, Clara, died in infancy. Politically Mr. Hellberg affilitates with the Democratic party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 986-987
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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