Emma Helmkamp

7 October 1874–7 July 1949 (Age 74)
Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma

Emma Helmkamp was born on 7 October 1874, in Madison, Illinois, United States as the daughter of Henry William Helmkamp and Catharine Louise Kastien. She married Henry F. Eden on 12 October 1893, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Moro, Madison, Illinois, United States for about 50 years and Moro, Moro Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 7 July 1949, in Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Prairietown, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry F. Eden
Emma Helmkamp
Marriage: 12 October 1893
Amanda Eden
Ellie Henry Eden
Mary C Edens
Hannah Katherine Eden
Florence Edens
Emma Eden
Vernida Eden
Leona Eden

Spouse and Children

12 October 1893
Madison, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry William Helmkamp


    Catharine Louise Kastien




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 1

In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

North German: probably a variant of Hellenkamp, a name composed of Middle Low German Helle ‘hollow’, ‘precipitous place’ + kamp ‘enclosed field’, ‘domain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Eden in household of Henry Eden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Eden in household of Elke Eden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Eden in household of Henry Eden, "United States Census, 1930"

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