William Conway

M, d. after May 1910
Father*Thomas Conway b. c 1839, d. 7 May 1910
Mother*Ellen Murphy b. c 1846, d. a May 1910

Thomas Conway Jr.

M, b. circa 1868, d. after May 1910
Father*Thomas Conway b. c 1839, d. 7 May 1910
Mother*Ellen Murphy b. c 1846, d. a May 1910
  • Thomas Conway Jr. was born circa 1868 at New York.
  • He was the son of Thomas Conway and Ellen Murphy.
  • Thomas Conway Jr. died after May 1910.
Census DateLocation
1880Winfield, Sauk, WisconsinThomas Conway Jr. was listed as a son in Thomas Conway's household on the 1880 Census at Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 296A.

Ann Conway

F, b. circa 1879, d. after May 1910
Father*Thomas Conway b. c 1839, d. 7 May 1910
Mother*Ellen Murphy b. c 1846, d. a May 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rowe.
Census DateLocation
1880Winfield, Sauk, WisconsinAnn Conway was listed as a daughter in Thomas Conway's household on the 1880 Census at Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 296A.

Peter Rowe

M, d. after May 1910

Edward Conway

M, b. circa 1866
Father*Thomas Conway b. c 1839, d. 7 May 1910
Mother*Ellen Murphy b. c 1846, d. a May 1910
Census DateLocation
1880Winfield, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Conway was listed as a son in Thomas Conway's household on the 1880 Census at Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 296A.

Hugh Conway

M, b. circa 1873
Father*Thomas Conway b. c 1839, d. 7 May 1910
Mother*Ellen Murphy b. c 1846, d. a May 1910
Census DateLocation
1880Winfield, Sauk, WisconsinHugh Conway was listed as a son in Thomas Conway's household on the 1880 Census at Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 296A.

George Mathias Helvig

M, b. 3 January 1876, d. 17 July 1908
Father*Joseph Helvig b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 16 Jan 1913
Mother*Catherine (?) b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 13 Apr 1915

Child of George Mathias Helvig and Alice Ann Johnson

Alice Ann Johnson

F, b. 30 January 1882, d. 1 May 1973
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Helvig.

Child of Alice Ann Johnson and George Mathias Helvig

Gregory George Helvig

M, b. 12 March 1906, d. 23 November 1991
Father*George Mathias Helvig b. 3 Jan 1876, d. 17 Jul 1908
Mother*Alice Ann Johnson b. 30 Jan 1882, d. 1 May 1973
  • Gregory George Helvig was born on 12 March 1906 at Arco, Minnesota.
  • He was the son of George Mathias Helvig and Alice Ann Johnson.
  • Gregory George Helvig married Dorothy Margaret Gehm on 13 March 1929 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Gregory George Helvig died on 23 November 1991 at Payson, Arizona, at age 85.

Dorothy Margaret Gehm

F, b. 24 October 1908, d. 10 December 1981
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 March 1929As of 13 March 1929,her married name was Helvig.

Jacob Helvig

M, b. 1874
Father*Joseph Helvig b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 16 Jan 1913
Mother*Catherine (?) b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 13 Apr 1915
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJacob Helvig was also known as Jake.

Anna Helvig

F, b. circa 1878, d. after 1930
Father*Joseph Helvig b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 16 Jan 1913
Mother*Catherine (?) b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 13 Apr 1915
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Helvig was also known as Annie.
Married Name18 January 1900As of 18 January 1900,her married name was Baldwin.
Census DateLocation
1880Lyons, Cook, IllinoisAnna Helvig was listed as a daughter in Joseph Helvig's household on the 1880 Census at Lyons, Cook, Illinois; listed as Helvis.1
1930Lyon, MinnesotaAnna Helvig was listed as wife in William S. Baldwin's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Children of Anna Helvig and William S. Baldwin

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0200 Page Number 576D.

Rosa Helvig

F, b. circa 1881
Father*Joseph Helvig b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 16 Jan 1913
Mother*Catherine (?) b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 13 Apr 1915

John Helvig

M, b. circa 1868, d. 23 November 1943
Father*Joseph Helvig b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 16 Jan 1913
Mother*Catherine (?) b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 13 Apr 1915
Census DateLocation
1880Lyons, Cook, IllinoisJohn Helvig was listed as a son in Joseph Helvig's household on the 1880 Census at Lyons, Cook, Illinois; listed as Helvis.1
1930Lyon, MinnesotaJohn Helvig was listed as father in Henry Helvig's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Children of John Helvig and Frances (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0200 Page Number 576D.

Martha Helvig

F, b. circa 1873
Father*Joseph Helvig b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 16 Jan 1913
Mother*Catherine (?) b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 13 Apr 1915
Census DateLocation
1880Lyons, Cook, IllinoisMartha Helvig was listed as a daughter in Joseph Helvig's household on the 1880 Census at Lyons, Cook, Illinois; listed as Helvis.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0200 Page Number 576D.

Frances (?)

F, b. 19 December 1873, d. 8 December 1911
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1892As of circa 1892,her married name was Helvig.

Children of Frances (?) and John Helvig

Joseph Helvig

M, b. 19 January 1893, d. August 1969
Father*John Helvig b. c 1868, d. 23 Nov 1943
Mother*Frances (?) b. 19 Dec 1873, d. 8 Dec 1911
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Helvig was also known as Joe.
  • Joseph Helvig was born on 19 January 1893 at Minnesota twin with Frank.
  • He was the son of John Helvig and Frances (?).
  • Joseph Helvig died in August 1969 at age 76.
Census DateLocation
1930Lyon, MinnesotaJoseph Helvig was listed as a brother in Henry Helvig's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Henry Helvig

M, b. circa 1901
Father*John Helvig b. c 1868, d. 23 Nov 1943
Mother*Frances (?) b. 19 Dec 1873, d. 8 Dec 1911
Census DateLocation
1930Lyon, MinnesotaHenry Helvig was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Frank Helvig

M, b. 19 January 1893, d. June 1972
Father*John Helvig b. c 1868, d. 23 Nov 1943
Mother*Frances (?) b. 19 Dec 1873, d. 8 Dec 1911
  • Frank Helvig was born on 19 January 1893 at Minnesota twin with Joseph.
  • He was the son of John Helvig and Frances (?).
  • Frank Helvig died in June 1972 at age 79.

William S. Baldwin

M, b. 12 August 1860, d. after 1930
Father*Solomon Baldwin
Mother*Ellen Margaret Canfield b. 14 Apr 1835
Census DateLocation
1930Lyon, MinnesotaWilliam S. Baldwin was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.
     In 1912 WILLIAM S. BALDWIN is post­master of Taunton, the proprietor of a flour and feed store and a stock dealer. He has resided in Minnesota all his life and is among the early settlers of Lyon county, having first come here when less than twelve years of age.

William Baldwin was born near Troy, Winona county, Minnesota, August 12, 1860. His parents were Solomon and Ellen (Canfield) Baldwin, natives, respectively, of Pennsylvania and New York State. They were pioneer residents of Winona county and died there when our subject was a child. There are four children in the fam­ily: Lucy Robinson, of St. Charles, Minnesota; William S., of this biography; Fred, of Langdon, North Dakota: and George, of Winona.

The year of arrival to Lyon county was 1872, when William Baldwin was a lad eleven years of age. The railroad which was then building toward Lyon county—the Winona & St. Peter—had only reached Sleepy Eye, and the trip was made in a covered wagon from Chatfield. The trip was made with the family of Henry P. Gibbs and for three years our subject lived with that family on the homestead on section 14, Fairview township. Then Mr. Gibbs lost his life in one of the winter storms and young Baldwin went to live with the Castor family, over the line in Redwood county. The next winter he attended school in Marshall and from that time until 1893 he lived in and in the vicinity of the county seat.

During that period Mr. Baldwin worked at various occupations. He was street commis­sioner of Marshall one year, operated a feed barn for some time, and engaged in farming land for Marshall residents. In 1893 Mr. Baldwin rented land from his father-in-law near Minneota, farmed it three years, and has ever since then resided in Taunton. He worked at the carpenter's trade and general work until he was appointed postmaster on December 24, 1907. Since then he has conducted a flour and feed store and engaged in the stock business as well as care for the postoffice. Before the incorporation of Taunton Mr. Baldwin served as justice of the peace of Eidsvold township and he has served several terms as a mem­ber of the Taunton Village Council. He is a member of the M. W. A. lodge.

Mr. Baldwin was married at Minneota October 1, 1892, to Bessie Walsh, a native of Springfield, Illinois. To this union two children, Leo and Elenor, were born. Mrs. Baldwin died December 7, 1896. The second marriage of our subject occurred at Ghent on January 18, 1900. when he wedded Annie Helvig, a native of Chicago. George, Margaret and Lester are their children.

Children of William S. Baldwin and Anna Helvig

George Baldwin

M
Father*William S. Baldwin b. 12 Aug 1860, d. a 1930
Mother*Anna Helvig b. c 1878, d. a 1930

Margaret Baldwin

F, b. circa 1905
Father*William S. Baldwin b. 12 Aug 1860, d. a 1930
Mother*Anna Helvig b. c 1878, d. a 1930
Census DateLocation
1930Lyon, MinnesotaMargaret Baldwin was listed as a daughter in William S. Baldwin's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Lester Baldwin

M, b. circa 1908
Father*William S. Baldwin b. 12 Aug 1860, d. a 1930
Mother*Anna Helvig b. c 1878, d. a 1930
Census DateLocation
1930Lyon, MinnesotaLester Baldwin was listed as a son in William S. Baldwin's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Solomon Baldwin

M

Children of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield

Ellen Margaret Canfield

F, b. 14 April 1835
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Baldwin.
  • Ellen Margaret Canfield married Solomon Baldwin.
  • Ellen Margaret Canfield was born on 14 April 1835 at Burdett, New York.

Children of Ellen Margaret Canfield and Solomon Baldwin

Lucy Baldwin

F
Father*Solomon Baldwin
Mother*Ellen Margaret Canfield b. 14 Apr 1835
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Robinson.

Fred Baldwin

M
Father*Solomon Baldwin
Mother*Ellen Margaret Canfield b. 14 Apr 1835

George Baldwin

M
Father*Solomon Baldwin
Mother*Ellen Margaret Canfield b. 14 Apr 1835

Mary Baldwin

F, b. circa 1916
Father*William S. Baldwin b. 12 Aug 1860, d. a 1930
Mother*Anna Helvig b. c 1878, d. a 1930
Census DateLocation
1930Lyon, MinnesotaMary Baldwin was listed as a daughter in William S. Baldwin's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Michael Jacob Degenhardt

M, b. 28 January 1835, d. 21 February 1923
Father*Henry Degenhardt b. 1802, d. 1879
Mother*Christine Guenther d. 1836
  • Michael Jacob Degenhardt was born on 28 January 1835 at Germany also reported as Sep 1833.
  • He was the son of Henry Degenhardt and Christine Guenther.
  • Michael Jacob Degenhardt married Elizabeth Mikesch on 16 September 1862 at St. Andrews, Tennyson, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Michael Jacob Degenhardt died on 21 February 1923 at Mt. Hope, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 88 Michael Degenhardt, one of the pioneer residents of West Grant, died at his home in the township of Mt. Hope, Wednesday of last week, February 21st, at the ripe old age of 88 years, after a comparatively brief illness. Mr. Degenhardt was born in Germany January 28, 1835, and he and a brother came to the United States about 1855. Their first stop in this country was at Chicago, which was then but a struggling small city, the major part of its present site being swamp land. Mr. Degenhardt cut swamp grass with a scythe where some of the largest buildings of that city now stand. Later he helped to build the line of the Illinois Central Railway running west from Dubuque; then he came to Grant county and settled at Potosi, being employed at farm work in that vicinity for a time. Later he bought eighty acres of rough land near there, cleaned it up and started farming, but had hard luck financially and lost the place. He then rented farms around Hurrican for several years, after which he went to Mt. Hope township and bought the farm which was his home until he died.
    Mr. Degenhardt was married at Tennyson, this county, on September 16, 1862 to Elizabeth Mikesch. To this union were born ten children, nine of whom, with the aged wife and mother, survive as follows:-- Kate (Mrs. Charles Decker) of Campbell Ridge;--Henry, at home; Theodore, of Bloomington;--Mary (Mrs. John Ertz) of Lancaster;--Ann (Mrs. Will Zenz) Potosi;--Adolph, Stillwater, Minnesota;--Frank, Charles, and Lewis, Mt. Hope;--one daughter, Regina, died in infancy. There are also twenty-eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
    Mr. and Mrs. Degenhardt celebrated their Sixtieth wedding anniversary last September at which time most of the immediate relatives were present.
    The above is the life history of a sturdy pioneer who by dint fo his own efforts achieved success in carving a fine farm out of a near wilderness. He was a good citizen, neighbor and friend and his death is regretted by all his acquaintances. He himself was more than content to have lived so long beyond his allotted time and the end was neither unexpected nor unwelcome to him.
    Funeral services were held last Friday at St Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, Rev. Pollack officiating, Interment was in the village Catholic cemetery.
Census DateLocation
1880British Hollow, Grant, WisconsinMichael Jacob Degenhardt was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at British Hollow, Grant, Wisconsin.1
9 June 1900Mount Hope, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Mount Hope, Grant, Wisconsin.2

Children of Michael Jacob Degenhardt and Elizabeth Mikesch

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1427 Page Number 334C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42. Dwelling 213.