States: New York: Onondaga
I am trying to trace my ancestor, James Peter Helmer Jr. He lived in Manlius until 1848, when he migrated west to Hartford, Wisconsin. He was born May 6 , 1803 . He married Hannah Margaret Marsh about 1820. Hannah was born in the Mohawk Valley to James Marsh and Dorothy Mabie. James and Hannah had at least four children who migrated west with them. William born in New York in 1836, Barney born in 1838 , Catherine in 1834, and Alva born in 1840 in Manlius.I suspect that there were other children who remained behind in New York, after the family moved to WI. I found James and his father, James Sr,. in an 1830 census of Manlius.. I don't know where they fit into the large Helmer clan of the Mohawk valley. Any information would be greatly appreciated. debbie helmer.