John Francis Helfrich

25 February 1894–September 1974 (Age 80)
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Francis

When John Francis Helfrich was born on 25 February 1894, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Sylvester Peter Helfrich, was 28 and his mother, Issemelia "Amelia" Elizabeth Rider, was 25. He married Mary Ada Rohland on 11 January 1916, in Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in September 1974, in Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Francis Helfrich
Mary Ada Rohland
Marriage: 11 January 1916
Joseph Rohland Helfrich
Margarat Mary Helfrich
Roman Edward Helfrich
James L Helfrich Sr.
John Anthony Helfrich
Rosalie Ann Helfrich
Francis George Helfrich

Spouse and Children

11 January 1916
Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Anthony Joseph Helfrich




    Mary Elizabeth Helfrich


    Catherine C. Helfrich


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements helfe ‘help’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘rule’. One of the early medieval kings of the Franks bore this name, in the form Chilperic, and Helferich was also the name of a character in a medieval heroic epic.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John S Helfrich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Helfrich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John F Helfrich, "United States Census, 1940"

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