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Harriet "Hattie" Helwig

Female 1870 - 1950  (79 years)


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  • Name Harriet "Hattie" Helwig  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Hattie 
    Born 25 Dec 1870  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 May 1950  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, May 5, 1950, Page Ten

      Mrs. Grant McConnell Passed Away Sunday After Long Illness
      Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet McConnell, 79, widow of Grant McConnell, were held
      Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. in the Evangelical United Brethren Church of which she was a member. Fev. S. P. Kirn officiated and burial was made in Elkland cemetery. Mrs. McConnell, ill for 14 months since breaking a hip, died Sunday, afternoon in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Hiller.

      She was born in Lancaster, N. Y., on Christmas Day, 1870, and at the age of ten years came with her parents, the late George and Catherine Warner Helwig, to this vicinity. On April 21,1892, she was married to Grant McConnell who died 18 years ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Sam Jaus and Mrs. Kate Cooper also preceded her in death.

      She leaves her daughter, Mrs. Hiller, two grandchildren, Floyd Hiller of Cass City and Mrs. Francis (Irene) Karner of Clio; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Miss Minnie Helwig, Mrs. Clara Bartle and Mrs. Cora Klinkman, of Cass City and Mrs. Russell (Minerva) Sherman, of Caro; and three brothers; Edward and Samuel Helwig of Cass City and George Helwig of Buffalo, N.Y.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, March 2014)
    Person ID I29079  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father George Wilhelm Helwig,   b. 1 Apr 1847, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1917, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Catherine Warner,   b. 14 Jan 1851, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1917, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1870  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F9386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family General Grant McConnell,   b. 25 Jul 1864, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1932, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1892  Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Laura McConnell,   b. 11 Nov 1894, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1964, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F10998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1870 - Lancaster, Erie County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Apr 1892 - Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1950 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917
    Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917
    FRONT ROW, l to r, Grant McConnell, class leader; UNKNOWN Clergyman, UNKNOWN class member, William Schwegler, Sam Helwig, George Burg
    SECOND ROW, l to r, Hattie Helwig McConnell, Janet "Jennie" Gardner Buehrly, Minerva Helwig Sherman, Mary Buehrly Striffler, Mary Mark Buehrly
    THIRD ROW; l to r, Alma Striffler Schenck holding her baby Ruth, Lena Helwig Jaus, Lillian Striffler Ricker, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Mary Schwegler Jaus, Jacob Hiller.
    Note: Alma Striffler Schenck's three year old son, Donald, was said to be asleep in the Model T Ford just to the left of the group at the time this photo was taken
    FOURTH ROW: l to r, Elsie Buehrly, Mary Striffler Helwig, Cora Helwig Klinkman, Laura McConnell Hiller, Alice Ross Schwegler, Mary McLellan Joos, Ed Helwig
    FIFTH ROW, l to r, Art Ricker, Erwin Kercher, Ed Buehrly, Harvey Klinkman, UNKNOWN Class Member, Fred Buehrly, Fred Joos
    TOP ROW, l to r, Sol Striffler, Clayton Schenck, Fred Jaus, William Ackerman, Sam Jaus

    It appears that at least 33 of the 36 adults in this Sunday School class were directly related, through either blood or marriage, to the Striffler, Benkelman and Helwig families who emigrated together from Erie County, New York to Tuscola County, Michigan beginning in the 1860's.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.

  • Sources 
    1. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), New York, Erie County, Lancastter Twp, NA Film Number  T9-0 827Page Number 38A (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S722] Elkland (Twp, Tuscola Co, MI) Cemetery Records ; http://elkland.rawson.lib.mi.us/.

    3. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, May 5, 1950, Page Ten (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, April 15, 1932, Page Eight, shown as 21 Apr 1872 [sic, s/b 1892] (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/.