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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1866Edward Conway was born circa 1866 at New York.
He was the son of Thomas Conway and Ellen Murphy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1873Hugh Conway was born circa 1873 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Thomas Conway and Ellen Murphy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGeorge Mathias Helvig married Alice Ann Johnson.
Birth3 January 1876George Mathias Helvig was born on 3 January 1876 at Illinois.
He was the son of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).
Death17 July 1908George Mathias Helvig died on 17 July 1908 at age 32.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlice Ann Johnson married George Mathias Helvig, son of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).
Birth30 January 1882Alice Ann Johnson was born on 30 January 1882 also reported as 30 Jan 1883.
Death1 May 1973She died on 1 May 1973 at age 91.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 March 1906Gregory George Helvig was born on 12 March 1906 at Arco, Minnesota.
He was the son of George Mathias Helvig and Alice Ann Johnson.
Marriage13 March 1929Gregory George Helvig married Dorothy Margaret Gehm on 13 March 1929 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Death23 November 1991Gregory 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 October 1908Dorothy Margaret Gehm was born on 24 October 1908 at St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Marriage13 March 1929She married Gregory George Helvig, son of George Mathias Helvig and Alice Ann Johnson, on 13 March 1929 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Death10 December 1981Dorothy Margaret Gehm died on 10 December 1981 at Robbinsdale, Minnesota, at age 73.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1874Jacob Helvig was born in 1874 at Illinois.
He was the son of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1878Anna Helvig was born circa 1878 at Illinois.
She was the daughter of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).
Marriage18 January 1900Anna Helvig married William S. Baldwin, son of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield, on 18 January 1900 at his second marriage, Ghent, Lyon, Minnesota.
Deathafter 1930Anna Helvig died after 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1881Rosa Helvig was born circa 1881.
She was the daughter of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1868John Helvig was born circa 1868 at Illinois.
He was the son of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).
Marriagecirca 1892John Helvig married Frances (?) circa 1892.
Death23 November 1943John Helvig died on 23 November 1943.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1873Martha Helvig was born circa 1873 at Illinois.
She was the daughter of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 December 1873Frances (?) was born on 19 December 1873 at Germany.
Marriagecirca 1892She married John Helvig, son of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?), circa 1892.
Death8 December 1911Frances (?) died on 8 December 1911 at age 37.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 January 1893Joseph Helvig was born on 19 January 1893 at Minnesota twin with Frank.
He was the son of John Helvig and Frances (?).
DeathAugust 1969Joseph Helvig died in August 1969 at age 76.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1901Henry Helvig was born circa 1901.
He was the son of John Helvig and Frances (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 January 1893Frank Helvig was born on 19 January 1893 at Minnesota twin with Joseph.
He was the son of John Helvig and Frances (?).
DeathJune 1972Frank 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 August 1860William S. Baldwin was born on 12 August 1860 at near Troy, Winona, Minnesota.
He was the son of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield.
Marriage18 January 1900William S. Baldwin married Anna Helvig, daughter of Joseph Helvig and Catherine (?), on 18 January 1900 at his second marriage, Ghent, Lyon, Minnesota.
Deathafter 1930William S. Baldwin died after 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
George Baldwin was the son of William S. Baldwin and Anna Helvig.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1905Margaret Baldwin was born circa 1905.
She was the daughter of William S. Baldwin and Anna Helvig.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1908Lester Baldwin was born circa 1908.
He was the son of William S. Baldwin and Anna Helvig.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Lyon, MinnesotaLester Baldwin was listed as a son in William S. Baldwin's household on the 1930 Census at Lyon, Minnesota.

Solomon Baldwin

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSolomon Baldwin married Ellen Margaret Canfield.

Children of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield

Ellen Margaret Canfield

F, b. 14 April 1835
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Baldwin.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEllen Margaret Canfield married Solomon Baldwin.
Birth14 April 1835Ellen 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Lucy Baldwin was the daughter of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield.

Fred Baldwin

M
Father*Solomon Baldwin
Mother*Ellen Margaret Canfield b. 14 Apr 1835
Life EventDateDescription
Fred Baldwin was the son of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield.

George Baldwin

M
Father*Solomon Baldwin
Mother*Ellen Margaret Canfield b. 14 Apr 1835
Life EventDateDescription
George Baldwin was the son of Solomon Baldwin and Ellen Margaret Canfield.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1916Mary Baldwin was born circa 1916.
She was the daughter of William S. Baldwin and Anna Helvig.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 January 1835Michael 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.
Marriage16 September 1862Michael Jacob Degenhardt married Elizabeth Mikesch on 16 September 1862 at St. Andrews, Tennyson, Grant, Wisconsin.
Death21 February 1923Michael 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 DateLocationDescription
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.

Elizabeth Mikesch

F, b. 4 November 1842, d. 14 May 1934
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 September 1862As of 16 September 1862,her married name was Degenhardt.
Married Name16 September 1862As of 16 September 1862,her married name was Degenhard.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 November 1842Elizabeth Mikesch was born on 4 November 1842 at Bohemia also reported as Nov 1841.
Marriage16 September 1862She married Michael Jacob Degenhardt, son of Henry Degenhardt and Christine Guenther, on 16 September 1862 at St. Andrews, Tennyson, Grant, Wisconsin.
Death14 May 1934Elizabeth Mikesch died on 14 May 1934 at Waterloo, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 91.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880British Hollow, Grant, WisconsinElizabeth Mikesch was listed as wife in Michael Jacob Degenhardt's household on the 1880 Census at British Hollow, Grant, Wisconsin.1
9 June 1900Mount Hope, Grant, WisconsinElizabeth Mikesch was listed as wife in Michael Jacob Degenhardt's household on the 1900 Census at Mount Hope, Grant, Wisconsin.2
  • Elizabeth Mikesch had 9 with 9 living in 1900 children.

Children of Elizabeth Mikesch and Michael Jacob Degenhardt

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.

Kate Degenhardt

F, b. October 1862
Father*Michael Jacob Degenhardt b. 28 Jan 1835, d. 21 Feb 1923
Mother*Elizabeth Mikesch b. 4 Nov 1842, d. 14 May 1934
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKate Degenhardt was also known as Catherine.
Name VariationKate Degenhardt was also known as Katie.
Married Namecirca 1891As of circa 1891,her married name was Decker.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthOctober 1862Kate Degenhardt was born in October 1862 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Michael Jacob Degenhardt and Elizabeth Mikesch.
Marriagecirca 1891Kate Degenhardt married Charles Decker circa 1891.
Census DateLocationDescription
9 June 1900Mount Hope, Grant, WisconsinKate Degenhardt was listed as a daughter in Michael Jacob Degenhardt's household on the 1900 Census at Mount Hope, Grant, Wisconsin.1
  • Kate Degenhardt had 2 with 2 living in 1900 children.

Children of Kate Degenhardt and Charles Decker

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42. Dwelling 213.

Charles Decker

M, b. February 1865
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1865Charles Decker was born in February 1865 at Wisconsin.
Marriagecirca 1891He married Kate Degenhardt, daughter of Michael Jacob Degenhardt and Elizabeth Mikesch, circa 1891.
Census DateLocationDescription
9 June 1900Mount Hope, Grant, WisconsinCharles Decker was listed as a son-in-law in Michael Jacob Degenhardt's household on the 1900 Census at Mount Hope, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Children of Charles Decker and Kate Degenhardt

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42. Dwelling 213.

Henry Degenhardt

M, b. June 1864
Father*Michael Jacob Degenhardt b. 28 Jan 1835, d. 21 Feb 1923
Mother*Elizabeth Mikesch b. 4 Nov 1842, d. 14 May 1934
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1864Henry Degenhardt was born in June 1864 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Michael Jacob Degenhardt and Elizabeth Mikesch.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880British Hollow, Grant, WisconsinHenry Degenhardt was listed as a son in Michael Jacob Degenhardt's household on the 1880 Census at British Hollow, Grant, Wisconsin.1
9 June 1900Mount Hope, Grant, WisconsinHenry Degenhardt was listed as a son in Michael Jacob Degenhardt's household on the 1900 Census at Mount Hope, Grant, Wisconsin.2

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.