Helen Helinska

24 May 1848–27 December 1923 (Age 75)

The Life of Helen

Helen Helinska was born on 24 May 1848, in Poland. She married Jakub Giersz about 1870, in Poland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Olive, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 27 December 1923, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jakub Giersz
Helen Helinska
Marriage: about 1870
Helen Giersz
Mary Giersz
Joanne Giersz
Frank Giersz
Josephine A. Giersz
Francis Giersz
John Gierz
Stephen Kasmier Gish
Veronica Giersz

Spouse and Children

about 1870


    Helen Giersz


    Mary Giersz



    Josephine A. Giersz


    Francis Giersz


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World Events (8)

1857 · Hotel Europejski is Opened

Age 9

The Raffles Europejski Warsaw, known as The European Hotel, is a famous luxury hotel in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Upon opening in 1857, it was considered one of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Europe. The hotel suffered serious damage during World War II, but was rebuilt for a grand reopening in 1962. The location remains an iconic vacation spot to this day.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from a place called Helin in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with the personal name Hela (Helena).

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

Sources (3)

  • Hellen Gish in household of Jack Gish, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Helene Giersz in household of George Pravat, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Girsz in household of Jacob Girsz, "United States Census, 1910"

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