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Was born in Indiana county, Pa., in 1843, and was a son of Samuel and Sallie (Wirick) Helman, dec. Mrs. Helman, who, before marriage in 1869 in this county was Maria C. Deyarmin, was born in Bedford county, Pa., in 1843. Her father Samuel Deyarmin, is dec., but her mother, whose maiden name was Mary Miller, is still living. Of this union were born six children, S. D. dec., Mary dec., Harry, Anna, Eva dec., and John dec. Comrade Helman was engaged in farming and was 19 years of age when the war broke out. Like thousands of other boys he shouldered a musket, enlisting Aug. 7, 1862, from this county as a private in Co. I, 135 Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 3d Div., 1st A. C. May, 1862, he was stricken with fever and was taken to hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., where he was honorably discharged May 28, 1863. When able, he re-enlisted Feb., 1864, at Greenburg, Pa., in Co. A, 61 Pa. V. I., and was soon promoted to Corp. With his gallant Regt. he faced the enemy in many famous battles, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Weldon R. R., and Shenandoah Valley Campaign; he was honorably discharged at Pittsburg, Pa., June 27, 1865. He had two brothers in service, Daniel in Co. A, 61 Pa. V. I., was wounded at Wilderness and died of fever at Washington, and J. K. in same company. Comrade Helman has held several twp. offices, including that of constable; he is a member of Pollock Post. His occupation is that of a farmer, and his address is Tanoma, Pa.


Son of Hosia and Alice (Perkins) Hill, dec., was born July 30, 1835. His helpmate on life's journey was Rachel Holen, and the nuptial knot was tied in 1861. His wife was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Jan. 21, 1841, and was a daughter of John and Hannah (Wilson) Holland, dec. Seven children have graced this union, Jessie, Ida L., Ida M., John W., Mary L., William and Viola. Comrade Hill is a soldier who served his country faithfully and well during the late war; he had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled from Hollidaysburg, Pa., as a private soldier in Co. I, 205 Pa. V. I. He was never wounded or in h ospital, but was always at his post of duty taking part in the battles of Steedman and Petersburg; he was granted an honorable discharge at Harrisburg, Pa., July, 1865. His brother Sylvester served in the war, was taken prisoner and died in service, the latter was wounded in hand. John was wounded in thigh. Comrade Hill lives in Mountaindale, Pa.

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