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  • ID: I65302
  • Name: John Wesley HELSEL
  • Given Name: John Wesley
  • Surname: Helsel
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 Feb 1847 1 1 2
  • Death: 19 Mar 1919 1 1
  • Burial: Holsinger Brethren Cem, Bloomfield Twp, Bedford Co, Pa
  • Note:
    From the family bible it had John with no middle name and no other info. The middle name and John's family, b & d came from Cliff's notes. Cliff had his name spelled Heltzel. Michael Caldwell shows middle name spelled Wesley and confirms burial cem; he is also the source of John's children and grandchildren. Michael also shows married on Sep 15, 1869.
    1870 PA Census: Blair Co. Juniata Twp. p. 339:

    John W. HELSEL, 22, Farm Laborer, /100, Pa., married in April
    Harrietta, 19, Keeping House
    ________________________________________

    1880 PA Census: Bedford Co. South Woodbury West Twp. p. 77:

    John HELSEL, 39, laborer, b. Pa
    Jane, 29, Keeping house, b. Pa
    Minnie B., 9; Mary A., 1
    ________________________________________

    1900 PA Soundex: Bedford Co. South Woodbury Twp., 34/32/3/62

    John W. HELSEL, Feb 1847
    Jane, wife, Sep 1850
    Harrison, son, Dec 1883;
    Carrie, dau, Aug 1890;
    David, son, May 1894
    Loretta FREDRIC, dau, Oct 1881
    Jesse C. FREDRIC, g-son, May 1899
    ________________________________________

    1910 PA Census: Bedford Co. South Woodbury Twp. ed 29, p. [illegible], lines 15-18
    Series T624, roll 1312, dwelling 194, family 206, 28 April 1910

    John W. HELSEL, Head, 63, marr. (1st time) 40 yrs, b. Pa., parents b. Pa., Farmer
    Harrietta Jane, wife, 59, marr. (1st time) 40 yrs, 7 children / 5 still alive, b. Pa., parents b. Pa.
    Carrie, dau, 19;
    Irvin, son, 15
    ________________________________________

    Tombstone Inscription

    HELSEL
    JOHN W. / 1847 - 1919
    JANE HIS WIFE / 1850 - 1937
    ________________________________________
    3 3 4 5 6
  • Census: 1870 Juniata Twp, Blair Co, Pa
  • Note:
    page 339
    HELSEL, John W. 22 Farm Laborer $100 of property
    Harrietta 19 Keeping House married in April
  • Census: 1880 South Woodbury Twp, Bedford Co, Pa
  • Note:
    page 77
    HELSEL, John 39 laborer
    Jane 29 Keeping house
    Minnie B. 9
    Mary A. 1
  • Event: Soundex 1900 South Woodbury Twp, Bedford Co, Pa
  • Note:
    34 32 3 62
    HELSEL, John W. Feb 1847
    Jane wife Sep 1850
    Harrison son Dec 1883
    Carrie dau Aug 1890
    David son May 1894
    FREDRIC, Loretta dau Oct 1881
    FREDRIC, Jesse C. gs May 1899
  • Census: 27 Apr 1910 South Woodbury Twp, Bedford Co, Pa
  • Note:
    reel T624_1312 ED 29 page 21b house 194 family 206
    HELSEL, John W 63 m Pa, head, m1 40y, farmer on general farm, owns home free
    Henrietta Jane 59 f Pa, wife, m1 40y, 7 children, 5 living
    Carrie 19 f Pa, dau
    Irvin 15 m Pa, son
  • _UID: AEB47F89212B4B058517E3115A8A018E09D9
  • Change Date: 10 Mar 2013 at 15:05



    Father: George L HELSEL b: 26 Jul 1822 in Bedford Co, Pa
    Mother: Sarah SINGER b: 19 Dec 1813

    Marriage 1 Henrietta Jane "Jane" REFFNER b: 30 Sep 1850 in South Woodbury Twp, Bedford Co, Pa
    • Married: Apr 1870 7 7 8 8 9
    • Change Date: 19 Jan 2008
    Children
    1. Has Children Minnie Belle HELSEL b: 23 Jul 1870 in Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Mary Ann HELSEL b: 11 Dec 1878 in New Enterprise, South Woodbury Twp, Bedford Co, Pa
    3. Has Children Loretta Jane HELSEL b: 27 Oct 1881 in Pennsylvania
    4. Has No Children Harrison HELSEL b: Dec 1883
    5. Has No Children Della HELSEL b: 22 Sep 1887
    6. Has Children Carrie May HELSEL b: 2 Aug 1890
    7. Has No Children David Irvin HELSEL b: May 1894

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Betty Smith letter Feb 1996
      Title: Betty Smith letter Feb 1996
    2. Abbrev: 1910 PA Census: Bedford Co. South Woodbury Twp. (Series T624, roll 1312)
      Title: 1910 PA Census: Bedford Co. South Woodbury Twp. (Series T624, roll 1312)
      Page: ed 29, p. [illegible], lines 15-18, dwelling 194, family 206, 28 April 1910
      Quality: 3
      Text: "John W. HELSEL, Head, 63, marr. (1st time) 40 yrs, b. Pa., parents b. Pa., Farmer"
    3. Abbrev: Phillips, April
      Title: Phillips, April
      Publication: 402 Doe St.
      Enterprise, AL 36330
      334-393-9618
      Runt@snowhill.com
    4. Abbrev: Caldwell, Michael
      Title: Caldwell, Michael
      Publication: gedcom imported 3 Nov 1999
    5. Abbrev: Caldwell, Michael Scott
      Title: Caldwell, Michael Scott
      Publication: gedcom imported by Brian L. Cartwright on 28 Jan 2002
    6. Abbrev: Caldwell, Mike
      Title: Caldwell, Mike
    7. Media: Other
      Abbrev: Caldwell, Michael
      Title: Caldwell, Michael
    8. Abbrev: Betty Smith letter Feb 1996 says 15 Sep 1869;April 1870 date from 1870 census "married in year: April"
      Title: Betty Smith letter Feb 1996 says 15 Sep 1869;April 1870 date from 1870 census "married in year: April"
    9. Abbrev: 1910 PA Census: Bedford Co. South Woodbury Twp. (Series T624, roll 1312)
      Title: 1910 PA Census: Bedford Co. South Woodbury Twp. (Series T624, roll 1312)
      Page: ed 29, p. [illegible], lines 15-18, dwelling 194, family 206, 28 April 1910
      Text: "married 40 years"

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