Helwig, August

Birth Name Helwig, August [1]
Gramps ID I0647
Gender male
Age at Death between 29 years, 10 months, 11 days and 110 years, 10 months, 12 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E5440] 1882-02-19 Poland Birth of Helwig, August

Immigration [E5439] 1901 USA, New Jersey, Essex Co., Newark Immigration of Helwig, Hacke

Marriage [E5448] 1908   Marriage of Helwig, August to Florantina

Census [E5447] 1930-04-01 USA, Michigan, Wayne Co., Detroit, Wayne Road Census Helwig, August family 1930

Military Service [E0090] 1941-09-12 USA, Michigan, Wayne Co., New Boston Military WW2 Registration Helwig, August

Death [E5497] estimated between 1922 and 1982   Death of Helwig, August



Father Helwig, Edward I [I0635]
Mother Klinger, Minnie [I0668]
  1. Helwig, Edward Jr. [I0678]
  2. Helwig, Matilda [I0636]
  3. Helwig, Augusta [I0685]
  4. Helwig, Caroline [I0693]
  5. Helwig, Adolph G. [I0030]
  6. Helwig, Otto [I0643]
  7. Helwig, Bertha [I0697]
  8. Helwig, Emelie [I0698]


Married Wife Flemke, Florantina [I0695]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5161] 1908   Marriage of Helwig, August and Flemke, Ernestina

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Census [E5447] 1930-04-01 USA, Michigan, Wayne Co., Detroit, Wayne Road Census Helwig, August family 1930

  1. Helwig, Emil J. [I1704]



Narrative - Helwig, Edward Sr. & Klinger, Minnie family.

Birth: Edward Helwig born in Russia, Wolsche Buden (polish Makowiska) during the reign of Nicholas I of Russia, before February 18, 1855 (Julian). Parents are unknown. Minnie Klinger was born an estimated before 1859.

Marriage: Unknown date and location. Estimated before 1875.

1870s: Augusta was born 1875 Ruso, Russia, first of 9 children. Edward Jr. born in 1877. Caroline born in 1878.

1880's: August born February 19, 1885. Matilda about 1885. Adolph G. on August 24, 1887 in Wolsche Buden, Russia.

Otto was born on March 13, 1889.

1890's: Bertha was born between March 3, 1892 and March 2, 1993 in Rybit, Russia.

In 1896 the last child was born and the immigration of the family to the United States starts. Emelie, the last child, was born June 15, 1896.

Adolph, at the age of 17, was living in Bobrowniki, Russia. Lipno and Bobrowniki are just a couple of miles apart and are located on the Vistula River about 100 miles or 170 km northwest of Warsaw. He immigrated from to the United States. He left Bremen, Germany on the ship Hohenstauffen. Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland in June 1896. His destination was Chicago,Ill..

Augusta, at age of 22, was living in Niendna. She immigrated to the United States, leaving Bremen, Germany aboard Hunchen, arriving in Baltimore, Maryland on November 24, 1897. She had $7 and was destined for Philadelphia.

Caroline, at age 20, was living in Misegawa(?), Russia. She immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sept 28, 1898.

1900's: Caroline married Daniel Harke in 1901, probably in Philadelphia since their first born the same year was born in Pennsylvania. That same year August and Matilda immigrated to the United States.

Augusta married Adolph Ott in 1902.

August married Florantina Flemke in 1908.

In 1909 Bertha, age 16, was living in Rybit, Russia. She immigrated to the United States. Leaving Nieuw, Amsterdam on the ship Rotterdam, arriving in New York on March 23, 1909. Her destination was her brother Edward, living at 185 1/2 Majden, Philadelphia.


Research - Helwig, Edward Sr. & Klinger, Minnie family.

Edward Sr.: Czar Nickolas was the Emperor of Russia from 1825 until 2 March [O.S. 18 February] 1855. The birth location is noted as "Born in Poland under the rule of Czar Nickolas, Town of Volika Badea, Europe." Note from Daryl Helwig: I sent you reference to Wolschebuden which was another name for Makowiska. I suspected this was the root of the words Volska Budea and Volakesbaden. I just stumbled on these post that mention Wolsche Buden, near Lipno.

Note son Adolph was born in Volskabu(den), border of Germany and Russia.

Caroline: Spelling may be Karoline


Born in Poland, 1882. the 1930 Census states Poland, also Poland for his parents. Immigrated to the United States in 1901. But the 1930 Cunsus states that Immigration was 1905, which may be the year that he was naturalised. He married Tina Flemke in 1908. In 1930 he was a farmer.


Attribute/ Type Value Notes Sources
Relationship 03 - MFF X - S


Source References

  1. Family Group; Helwig, Edward 1st [S0159]
  2. Military, WW2, Draft Registration, Helwig, August [S0047]
  3. Census; USA, Michigan, Wayne Co., Huron Township 1930, 82-1005 [S0011]


  1. Helwig, Edward I
    1. Klinger, Minnie
      1. Helwig, Augusta
      2. Helwig, Edward Jr.
      3. Helwig, Caroline
      4. Helwig, August
        1. Flemke, Florantina
          1. Helwig, Emil J.
      5. Helwig, Matilda
      6. Helwig, Adolph G.
      7. Helwig, Otto
      8. Helwig, Bertha
      9. Helwig, Emelie