I read your posted message to Susan and I am wondering if my wife and I might be searching the same Helwig family lines. My wife's grandmother was Clara Helwig who married Willaim Bopp.Mar. 21 July, 1910. died 9 July 1953. She was the daughter of Charles Helwig and Margaret Plutz(Plautz ?).He was born 25 Oct. 1830 in Germany. Margaret Plutz born ca 1847. Manitowac, Wis. Their children besides Clara, were Ida, Charles, August, William and Ella. Other famly names in the next generation were Ilah, Karl, Otto, Mable and Ella(agin).Family names connected by marriage to these Helwig's were Randle, Dunn, Rhead, Bopp, Hall, and Rudd. If you would happen to have any data on this Helwig line and would care to exchange data, we will gladly exchange any and all with you or those who are searching the Helwig lineage.
Sincerely Vernon Bowen, Alma Center, Wis. 54611 PO Box 72 abowen@jackelec.