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Jacob Helmlinger

Jacob Helmlinger
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 861
Submitted by: Diana (Souders) Smith,

     who resides on his well cultivated farm of 120 acres, in Jackson township, two miles north of Jackson Center, and who has served three years as township trustee, was born in this township, July 25, 1860, a son of Philip and Elizabeth (Metz) Helmlinger. His mother died December 15, 1910. Our subject was reared and attended school in this township and remained on his parents' farm until his marriage to Lena Zorn, a native of Jackson township, and daughter of Jacob and Margaret Zorn. He then settled on his present farm, on which he has made a number of substantial improvements. About 30 acres are still in woodland. Mr. Helmlinger is engaged in general farming and is one of the prosperous agriculturists of the township. He is a Democrat in politics and formerly served in the office of school director. His religious affiliations are with the Lutheran church. He and his wife have been the parents of children as follows: John Henry, William, Michael, Clarence, C. Helmlinger, Margaret and Mary. Mr. Helmlinger's large barn, measuring 80 by 40 feet, was erected by him. His farm is up-to-date in every respect and he is numbered among the useful and prosperous citizens of the township.

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