Biography of Philip H. Helfer
Hancock County, OH Biographies

PHILIP HENRY HELFER, blacksmith, McComb, was born in Hancock County, Ohio, in 1860, the eldest son and third child of Philip and Elizabeth (Howell) Helfer, latter a native of West Virginia, of English origin, her family being members of the Society of Friends (or Quakers). Our subject's father was born in Germany; came to America when a young man; was a carpenter in early life and among the first settlers of Hancock County, locating on a farm in Washington Township, where he lived; he died there in 1865. Philip Henry Helfer was reared on a farm in his native county, attending the common school, and at the age of sixteen commenced the blacksmith trade. He was married, in 1881, to Carrie Cline, a lady of Scotch descent, daughter of Jacob Cline. Mr. Helfer has been successful financially and owns a neat, substantial house (in which he resides) and his shop and lot. Politically he is a Democrat.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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