Biography of Adam Helfrick
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ADAM HELFRICK, farmer, P. 0. Deweyville, was born in Germany, May 11, 1828. His father, John Helfrick, came from Germany to America in 1833 and settled on a farm in Pennsylvania; he had a family of eight children, of whom six attained maturity. Our subject, the fifth born, had two brothers who lost their lives in the late war of the Rebellion, one killed in battle the other starved to death in a rebel prison. Our subject was reared on a farm, receiving but a limited education. He was a poor man when he came to this county, in 1850, having but $10 in money, which he put in the bank. He worked and earned $10 more and invested in land. As a farmer he has been successful and at the present time is the owner of 118 acres of good land. He was married, in 1853, to Margaret Ruch, of German descent, and who was born in Stark County, Ohio, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Long) Ruck Her father, a shoe maker by trade, came to America in 1813 and settled in Ohio. To Mr. Heltrick and wife were born the following children: George, an attorney and insurance agent, in Putnam, Ohio; Frank, a farmer in Pleasant Township; Mary, wife of Edward Ward; Jacob, a harness maker; Jennie; Calista; Libbie and Callie. Most of the family are members of the Church of God. At the breaking out of the late war of the Rebellion Mr. Helfrick enlisted, April 17, 1861, in Company A, Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

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

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