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J.A. Helman

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 735

J. A. HELMAN
     whose well improved farm of fifty acres lies two miles east of Newport, O., on the south side of the Sidney and Newport road, running through Cynthian township, is serving as a member of the board of trustees of Cynthian township and otherwise is a representative citizen of this section. He was born in Indiana county, Pa., but in infancy was brought to Ohio, his parents, Silas and Almina Helman, settling in Darke county, where the father died. The mother survives and is a resident of Bradford, O.
    J. A. Helman attended school in both Darke and Miami counties. He was seventeen years of age when he came first to Cynthian township, which has been his continuous home with the exception of five years when he lived at Bradford, in Miami county. He purchased his excellent farm from the Carpenter heirs. Although he found the land in good condition, Mr. Helman was not satisfied with the house and its surroundings and has made many improvements. He expended $200 in building an additional bed room and a pantry, on the west side of his residence, and on the east side built a 32-foot veranda, thereby adding greatly to its appearance. He also has laid cement and gravel walks and driveways to all approaches. He carries on a general agricultural line, including grain growing and stock raising and makes a specialty of potatoes.
     Mr. Helman was married to Miss Mary Alice Cromer, who was born in Miami county, O., near FIetcher, and they have had six children: Harley H., Earl F., Ivan C., Leslie J., Agnes A. and Clarence S., the fifth born being now deceased. Mr. Helman and family are members of the Church of the Brethren. Politically he is a republican. For eight years he served as a member of the board of education of the Oran special school district, for two years being clerk of that body, and in March, 1912, was appointed township trustee to serve out the unexpired term of the late James Wolaver.

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