are my dad's parents, Lorenz
A. and Marie Herr/Helfrich - on their wedding day July 2, 1903 in Allegheny County,
Lorenz A. Helfrich was born July 31, 1868 in Scheinfeld,
Germany. He came to the United States in 1882 at the age
of 14 or 15, was naturalized January 17, 1891, and he died
November 14, 1943 and was cremated in Pittsburgh,
The picture of Lorenz to the right, was taken in the back yard
at 3035 GlenMauer in Sheraden, PA, the home of one of his
daughters, Theresa Julia Helfrich Miller. The picture is
courtesy of Sandra Brandon. We are not sure of the date.
To the left is the home of Lorenz and Marie Herr Helfrich and
the home at 13 Luty Avenue, in Pittsburgh, PA that Chuck's dad grew
up in during the early1900's.
picture on the right of Lorenz Helfrich, Jr. was taken in 1939.
Troy Hill at Winter Time - Courtesy of Betty Jean
Lynch (Chuck's 1st cousin)
is the road that led up the hill to Mt. Troy where the above
The picture to the right here is from Mary Elizabeth McCoy
Helfrich's collection, and it had no date on it, only the writing
on the front, "Dad, Helfrich, Lorenzo."
Lorenz became a citizen of the United States on January 17,
1881 in Pittsburgh, PA. Here is a picture below of
Lorenz's citizenship papers.
Helfrich, Lorenz - Hamburg Passenger List - Second entry
The Lorenz A. Helfrich Family About
Back Row - Theresa and Margaret
Center Row - Rose, Marie Herr Helfrich, Helen,
Lorenz A, Helfrich, Martha
Front Row - Edna and Herman (Chuck's dad)
Lorenz A. Helfrich born July 31, 1868 in
Germany - died November 14, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA. Lorenz
married three times.
Lorenz Helfrich, Sr. August 11, 1835 - December 21, 1898
Anna Maria Jacob Helfrich - January 1843 - March 19, 1902
Lorenz and Maria Jacob/Helfrich, Sr. had three children,
born in Germany:
Anna Maria Jacob Helfrich
January 1843 - 13 March 1902
Photo courtesy of Sandra Brandon
Lorenz, Helfrich, Jr. born July 31, 1868 and died November
14, 1943. Lorenz the son of Lorenz and Maria Jacob/Helfrich.
Lorenz, Sr. who was born September 1835 in Werberg, Germany and he
died December 21, 1898 in Werberg, Germany. Maria Jacob
was born in January 1843 in Scheinfield, Germany and she died
March 13, 1902 in Werberg, Germany. Sandra and I have a
letter from the Archives Des Erzbispums Bamberg, Germany.
Sandra just sent me these two pictures below on June 18,
2004. What a treasure they are to our entire family.
Thank you, Sandy!
Dorothy Helfrich was born 1874 and died about 1897.
In 1890, Dorothy married Marcus (Max) Schehl who was born
1866 in Bavaria, Germany. They had Joseph Schehl born in 1891;
Elisabeth Schehl born in 1892; Lorenz Schehl born in 1894;
Magdalena Schehl born in 1897.
Barbara or Barbara Anna Helfrich born June 14, 1888 and died May
17, 1975 and she was a nun at the Kloster Maria Hilf
Convent in Heindenfeld, Germany, with her given name in the
convent of Mary Gerolda Helfrich. Mary is buried at the Kloster Maria
Hilf Convent in Heidenfeld, Germany - Religious Order Mary of Perpetual Help
- Sandra Brandon has a letter in German that she had translated from the convent. Pictured,
to the left, courtesy of Sandra Brandon, is a picture of Barbara
before she entered the convent in Germany, where her . Below are pictures of
the convent and Mary in her habit.
Mary Gerolda Helfrich June 14, 1888 - May 17,
She was a nun at the Kloster Maria Hilf
Mary is buried at the Kloster Maria Hilf Convent in
Heidenfeld, Germany - Religious Order Mary of Perpetual