Warren County Iowa Genealogical Society




    Nicholas HELMS

    1845 Nicholas and Rachel HELMS and children from Ohio make the first permanent settlement in newly opened territory, southwest of Bauer, Section 19. Nicholas died in 1865 and is buried in the Willis Cemetery. Rachel died in Missouri around 1872.  (Source - Chronology of the early settlers of White Breast Township and Lacona compiled by Edith HEEMSTRA and John FORD sometime around 1980.)