John Hellman emigrated from Centre County, Pennsylvania, and settled in Perry township, June 17th, 1818. He purchased of Elijah Charles the southwest quarter of section 3, which land he improved, and has, up to present date, made his home. His family, at the time of emigration, consisted of his wife and three children, viz.: David, Mary and Catherine. The first mentioned is now a resident of Jackson Township; Mary is the wife of Daniel Eshelman, of Lafayette, and Catherine is the wife of George Walkey, of Perry Township.
From: A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County by H. S. Knapp 1863
Back to: The Helman Family Home Page