Helen Wessel1

b. circa 28 November 1860, d. 1 June 1881
Last Edited=20 May 2016
1st cousin 3 times removed of Joseph Michael Flint
     Helen Wessel was born circa 28 November 1860 at Iowa.1,2 She was the daughter of Andrew J Wessels and Phebe Rector.1

On 1 June 1880 Helen Wessel was enumerated in the household of Andrew J Wessels on the 1880 U. S. census for Salt Creek Township, Tama County, Iowa as Helen Wessel, 19 years old, Daughter, Single, birthplace of Iowa, occupation of School Teacher. Father born in New York. Mother born in New York. Also enumerated in the household were Phebe Rector, Dessa Wessel and Issac Wessel.1

Helen Wessel died on 1 June 1881.2

Helen Wessel was buried at Rector Cemetery, Chelsea, Tama County, Iowa, FG .2


  1. 1880 U. S. census, Tama County, Iowa, population schedule, Salt Creek Township, Enumeration District 332, p. 5 (written) p. 569 (stamped), dwelling 42, family 44, A J Wessel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 20 May 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, Roll 365.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com: 20 May 2016), memorial page for Helen M Wessel, Find A Grave Memorial no. 76934188, Creator:colette harrison, Photo colette harrison, accessed 20 May 2016, citing Rector Cemetery, Chelsea, Tama County, Iowa.