Hannah Rebecca Helmick

Brief Life History of Hannah Rebecca

When Hannah Rebecca Helmick was born on 13 October 1856, in Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Cornelius Helmick, was 47 and her mother, Virginia Leah Graham, was 41. She married John Gains Ramsey on 15 January 1880, in Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lamont Township, Grant, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Bryan Township, Grant, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 December 1929, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rosemound Cemetery, Medford Township, Grant, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Gains Ramsey
Hannah Rebecca Helmick
Marriage: 15 January 1880
Ora Agnes Ramsey
John Quincy Ramsey

Sources (17)

  • Hannah R Helmick in household of C Helmick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hannah R. Helmick Or Helmack, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Hannah R. Ramsey, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Helmich .

Americanized form of Polish and German Helmik: from Helmik, an Old Prussian name.

Americanized form of Polish Chełmik or Hełmik: perhaps a nickname from hełm ‘helmet’ or a topographic name derived from Old Polish chełm ‘hill, hummock’.

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

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