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Frederick Helming, Page 471
FREDERICK HELMING, who lived for many years on section 19, of Herman Township, where he purchased forty acres of land, was a native of Lippe-Detmold, Germany, and was born January 22, 1818. In 1850, he emigrated to this country, embarking in a sailing-vessel at Bremen for New York. On reaching the latter place, he came direct to the town of Herman, where he continued to reside until his death, which occurred September 3, 1887. To the original farm of forty acres he added eighty acres more. Two years previous to his coming to the United States, Mr. Helming was married to Miss Caroline Meier, who was also a native of the same place as her husband.
Coming to Sheboygan County, he erected a small log house on his homestead in Herman Township, and there brought his bride of two years. To Mr. and Mrs. Helming four children were born, one son and three daughters. Auguste, their eldest, died in the cabin home; Sophia wedded August Wickesberg, a farmer of the town of Herman, Caroline is the wife of Henry Henke, also a farmer of Herman Township; Frederick, the third in order of birth, who now owns the old homestead, was united in marriage November 23, 1882, with Sophia Domeier, a daughter of Simon Domeier, and one of a family of five children. Of this marriage there are four children, three sond and a daughter. Albert, Gustav, Bertha and Calvin. The father of this family first saw the light of day January 10, 1854.
The subject of this sketch was a Republican in his political views, his opinions carrying considerable weight with his neighbors and friends. He was a man popularly known, whose home was always open to a large circle of friends. The wife and mother passed away on the 20th of January, 1883, her loss being deeply felt by her family and friends. Mrs. Helming was a Christian Lady, a active member of the Reformed Church of the United States. At her death she had reached the age of sixty-six years. Mr. Helming was also a zealous worker in the same church. The children of this deceased couple look with pride upon the active part their parents took in the construction of the first church and schoolhouses of this denomination.
Frederick, the only son in this family, is a Republican in politics, an intelligent and an industrious farmer, as well as a kind and indulgent parent.
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