1. LEONARD HELMER (son of HENRY A. &MARIA ELIZABETH (---) HELMER) was born 16 Sep 1791 in German Flatts, Herkimer Co., New York. He and his wife lived in the Mohawk Valley area of Herkimer or Fairfield. He was shown as head of household in 1840 census record living in Evans Mills, Jefferson Co. We know the family migrated sometime between 1835 when Leonard and some of the older children appear on the New York census in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York and 1840 when Leonard and the older sons appear in the Evans Mills/LeRay on the Fed. census that year as heads of households. Many maintained their residence there throughout their lives. For instance, their son, Han Adam (I believe he went by Adam), born 14 Jan 1811 made a will dated 1882 which is among the wills of Jefferson Co. It listed him, as well as 5 brothers, and 5 sisters all of LeRay, Jefferson, New York. He first shows up on a deeds record in 1842 in Jefferson County. LEONARD HELMER died 10 Apr 1864 at Evans Mills, Jefferson, Co. New York.
He married 17 Jan 1809, CATHERINE HERDER/HARDER, who was the daughter of JACOB F. &HELENA (McKOOMS) HARDER. She was born 15 May 1792. She died 29 Jul 1866 Evans Mills, Jefferson Co., NY.
2 i JACOBUS HELMER married ELISABETH FOLTS, daughter of CONRAD M. &SUSANNA (COLE) FOLTS
3 ii HAN ADAM HELMER
4 iii PETER HELMER
5 iv ROBERT HELMER
6 v ELIZABETH/BETSEY HELMER married FRANCIS FORBES
7 vi CATHERINE HELMER married REUBEN KELLER
8 vii MAGDALENA/Lena HELMER married (---) WALRETH
9 viii HENRY HELMER
10 ix PHILIP HELMER married BETSEY C. HOOVER, daughter of PETER &(---) HOOVER
11 x MARIA HELMER married MOSES HARRIMAN
12 xi CATY MARGARET HELMER d.y.
13 xii BENJAMIN HELMER married CATHERINE (---)
14 xiii LOUISA HELMER married (---) KELLER
2. JACOBUS HELMER (son of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was born 5 Jul 1809 Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY
He married 22 Apr 1832 ELIZABETH FOLTS, the daughter of CONRAD &SUSANNA (COLE) FOLTS, who was born 16 Apr 1814. JACOB was listed as of LeRay, Jefferson Co, NY in A. Helmer's will dated Nov 1868.
15 i CONRAD J. HELMER
16 ii LEONARD HELMER
17 iii GILBERT HELMER married LENORA
18 iv JACOB HELMER married ESTHER VANDERWALKER
3. HAN ADAM HELMER (son of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was born 14 Jan 1812 in Herkimer, New York.
He married (1)NANCY (---)
He married (2) ELIZABETH (---)
19 i HENRY HELMER d.y.
4. PETER HELMER (son of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was born 28 Dec 1812 probably Herkimer, New York. He was of LeRay, Jefferson Co., NY at the time of Adam's will.
He married CATHERINE (---) who was age 46 on 1865 NY State census.
20 i JAMES A. HELMER
21 ii EMMA HELMER
22 iii LEONARD HELMER
6. ELIZABETH/BETSEY HELMER married FRANCIS FORBES Click on Francis Forbes, above, for complete family.
7. CATHARINA HELMER (daughter of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was born 7 Jun 1818 in Herkimer, New York. She died 11 Jul 1875 at age 57 and was buried in the Hoover Cemetery in the Town of LeRay. She died after the proving of Adam's will Nov 1870 and was listed in will as Catharine KELLER. She was found in the 1865 NY State Census with husband Rueben KELLER and 3 children in LeRay, Jeff., NY.
She married REUBEN KELLER. He may be buried also in Hoover Cemetery, where a stone is broken and unreadable.
23 i WILLIAM KELLER married MARY J. KELLER
24 ii DAVID KELLER
25 iii MELIA KELLER
8. MAGDALENA/Lena HELMER (daughter of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was b. 10 May 1820 in Herkimer, New York. She was living at time of proving of Adam's will Nov 1870, listed in the will as Lana Walrath. She was found in 1865 NY State census with husband Daniel WALRETH (age 49) and 2 children, Mary (age 24) and John (age 23) plus Catherine WALRETH (age 70 - Daniel's mother). Her grave stone in the old Evans Mills Cemetery, Town of LeRay, gives her as LANEY, wife of DANIEL WALRATH, died 7 Feb 1897 aged 70 yrs.
She married DANIEL WALRATH. Two Daniel Walraths are buried in the two Evans Mills Cemeteries, but assuming LANY'S husband would be buried in the same one she is, a DANIEL WALRATH who died 27 Oct 1889 at the age of 73 years is buried in the old cemetery.
26 i MARY WALRATH
27 ii JOHN WALRATH
10. PHILIP HELMER (son of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was born 29 Aug 1825 in Herkimer Co. (grave stone). He died 7 Apr 1887 (grave stone) and was buried in the old Evans Mills cemetery.
He married in 1844 BETSEY C. HOOVER, the daughter of PETER HOOVER. She was born 29 Jan 1825 (grave stone) and died 4 May 1896 according to her grave stone in the old Evans Mills cemetery.
28 i ALBERT E. HELMER married FRANCES A. (---)
14. LOUISA HELMER (daughter of LEONARD &CATHERINE (HARTER) HELMER) was born 13 Sep 1834 in Fairfield, New York. She died 16 Sep 1872 aged 38 years and 5 days according to her grave stone in the Hoover Cemetery in the Town of LeRay. She is found in the 1865 NY State census with Aaron KELLER (age 39) and Aaron's father, JACOB KELLER (age 71), Aaron's brother, William KELLER a recent widow, (age 31) and Jacob KELLER's grandchild Almuron (sp?) (age 8). I believe from the way it is recorded that the child is Aaron and Louisa's.
She married AARON KELLER, who was the son of JACOB.
29 i ALMURON KELLER
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