Helen Hartong

21 January 1897–9 April 1979 (Age 82)
Blaine Township, Ida, Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Hartong was born on 21 January 1897, in Blaine Township, Ida, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Victor Hartong, was 31 and her mother, Ada Lulu Fouser, was 29. She married Alva Lewis F Volz on 3 May 1915, in Arthur, Ida, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 9 April 1979, in Arthur, Ida, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Lewis F Volz
Helen Hartong
Marriage: 3 May 1915
Marjorie Ada Volz
Orris Alva Volz
Gale Curtis Volz

Spouse and Children

    Alva Lewis F Volz



3 May 1915
Arthur, Ida, Iowa, United States


    Marjorie Ada Volz


    Orris Alva Volz


    Gale Curtis Volz


Parents and Siblings






    Earl Hartong


    Ira Hartong


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Hartung .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hellan Hartang in household of Charles Hartang, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Hartong in household of Charley V Hartong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Volz in household of Alvah Volz, "United States Census, 1930"

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