Jacob HELMLINGER, b. 22 July 1816 Wimmenau, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, son of Johann Christian and Catherine Elisabetha FRANCKHAUSER HELMLINGER, came to America in 1835, first married to Catherina ZARN, who died abt. 1842.He had 3 chn. by Catherine: Jacob b. 1837 in either Allen or Shelby Co., OH.; George b. 1838; Christian b. 1840 Shelby Co.,OH. who went to Elkhart Co., IN. On 10 Oct. 1843 in Shelby Co.,OH., Jacob married (2) Elizabeth LEWIS(b. ca. 1827 OH) and they had Sophia b. 1845, who marr. Lewis Gamett and d. 1911; Elizabeth, b. 1847 Auglaize Co.,OH., who married Wm. B. KNOTT ca. 1864; Milton H. b. 8 June 1848 Shelby Co.,OH. who marr. 1883 Lucy FOUST in Van Wert Co.,OH.; & John Louis, b. 1850 & d. 1921 Auglaize Co.OH. Elizabeth LEWIS HELMLINGER remarried in 1859 in Shelby Co.OH. to Fred RINEHART.Glad to share data with others.Need Elizabeth's date and place of death.