Johann (Phillip) Helm, son of Johann Nikolaus Helm and Anna Catharina Doll, is the first Helm in our line to immigrate to America. He was born October 13, 1824 and was baptized two days later at Evangelisch, Edenkoben, Pfalz, Bavaria.
Johann (Phillip) was one of at least five children with siblings Anna Philippina, Georg Christoph, Nikolaus, and Philipp Jakob.
Key Locations: Germany, Illinois, Nebraska
Cemeteries (All): Mount Hope, Rose Hill, St. Johns, Wyucka
The Johann (Phillip) and
Maria Katherina Elizabeth “Mary” Herzberger Helm Family
Taken approximately 1904
Back: Phillip Helm, Caroline Helm Linhardt, Minnie Helm Fiedler,
Katherine Helm Bantz, Fred Helm
Middle: Johann (Phillip) Helm and Mary Herzberger Helm
Front: Henry Helm, Jake Helm
Not shown: Lizzie Helm Meinen, Mary Helm Buess, Nicolaus Helm, Philibena Helm, and Wilheim Helm
Maria Katherina Elizabeth “Mary” Herzberger Helm
and five of her thirteen children
On far left: Phillip (Jacob) “Jake”
Phillip immigrated from Germany to the United States in 1857. In 1860, he is found living in Putnam County, Illinois, which borders Bureau County, where he later lived. On July 1, 1861, Phillip married Maria Kathrina "Mary" Herzberger, who had recently immigrated to the the US from Germany. They lived for many years near Hollowayville, Bureau County, Illinois, where all 13 of their children were born.
Between 1880 and 1885, Johann (Phillip) and Maria Kathrina Elizabeth “Mary” Helm moved to Otoe County, Nebraska with at least 8 of their 10 living children. Over the ensuing years, the children grew and married starting their own families.
The oldest was Johann (Phillip), who was also known as John Phillip and Phillip John. Phillip married Elizabeth Miller. They remained in Otoe County, Nebraska their entire lives becoming parents to 13 children.
Heinrich, who was called “Henry”, married Anna Johanna Peters. They lived in Nebraska and Colorado (near Burlington). They had 13 children before parting ways.
Four generation Photo
Jake Helm, Rosa Helm Calaway, Larry Callawy, Michael Calaway
Phillip (Jacob) “Jake” Helm (shown right) was the ninth of Phillip and Mary's children and is the next in our direct family line. Jake first married Lulu Darline Guthrie. They were the parents of two children: Ed and Rosa. At age 26, Lulu died of tuberculosis leaving Jake with two young children. Jake raised the children with the help of his mother, who had become a widow a few years earlier.
It wasn’t until 1927, 16 years after Lulu’s death, that Jake married again. His second wife was Minnie Kutzner, daughter of Herman and Minnie Schmidt Kutzner. Although Jake around 50, his bride was 20 years his junior and thus they began a family together becoming the parents of three daughters: Alice, Dorothy, and Janice.
Phillip Jacob "Jake" Helm
Jake & Minnie Helm with their daughters Alice, Dorothy & Janice
Phillip's daughter Caroline Helm Krause and Family
Henry and Lizzie Helm Eloge, Lizzie is the daughter of Phillip
Jacob & Kate Helm Bantz
Fred & Lena Helm, Newlyweds
Fred & Lena Helm, after 50 years of marriage
Henry & Anna Helm
Minnie Helm Fey, daughter of Phillip
Daniel Helm, son of Phillip
John and Elnora Bantz Family
Children: Robert, Delores, Harvey
Carrie and Fred Linhardt's 50th Anniversary
Four Generations with Maria Katerina Elizabeth "Mary" Herzberger Helm, Anna Katherina "Carrie" Helm Linhardt, Mary Linhardt Krause, and Ralph Arlin Krause
Children of John and Lizzie Helm Meinen
Alice and Paxton Stilwell
Lena Helm and . . .
Caroline, Anna, and Marie Helm
Jacob Helm and wife
Matilda Helm and Friend
Fred and Carrie Linhardt
Mary and Ralph Krause
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