Helena A Poppe

Female 1836 - 1928  (91 years)


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  • Name Helena A Poppe  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Dec 1836  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Born 10 Dec 1836  Lower Saxony, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Birth 10 Dec 1836  Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Arrival 1847  [4
    Immigration 31 May 1848  [3
    name written as Helen Poppe, age 11 
    Immigration 31 May 1848  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    on ship "Mary", departed 30 Mar 1848 from Bremen 
    Birth 12 Oct 1866  [2
    Travel Aug 1883  [3
    moved from Wisconsin to Wyoming 
    Descendants 1900  [3
    12 children born, 9 living 
    Residence 1910  Piney, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    living with son Henry 
    Buried 1928  Kearney, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Quiet Rest Cemetary
    Death 1 Sep 1928  Kearney, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name Helena May  [4
    Name Helena Poppe  [5
    Died 3 Sep 1928  Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15477  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father Gerhard Heinrich "Henry" Poppe,   b. 1804, Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1891  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Katherine Kimme,   b. 14 Jan 1812, Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1895, Stockbridge, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Jun 1834  Lower Saxony, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F6096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Mayer,   b. 19 Jun 1837, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1891, Kearny, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1858  Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ida Rose Mayer,   b. 20 Feb 1868, Hayden, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1960, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Mayer,   b. 1 Sep 1859, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1885, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     3. Emma Mayer,   b. 22 Jan 1867, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Annie Mayer,   b. 14 Jan 1861, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     5. Richard H Mayer,   b. 22 Sep 1865, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1949, Park, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Henry Mayer,   b. 25 Mar 1862,   d. 20 Jun 1943, Kearny, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     7. John C Mayer,   b. 15 Mar 1876, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1942, Kearny, Johnson, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     8. Edward E Mayer,   b. 4 Mar 1880, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1946  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     9. Jennie Mary McLaughlin,   b. 14 Nov 1873, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     10. Amanda S Mayer,   b. 12 Feb 1872, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1952, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     11. Annie M Mayer,   b. 12 May 1864, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1942, Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     12. Amelia S Mayer,   b. 17 Sep 1870, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1944, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F4287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1836 - Lower Saxony, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Dec 1836 - Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - on ship "Mary", departed 30 Mar 1848 from Bremen - 31 May 1848 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1858 - Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1928 - Johnson, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Helena and John Mayer
    Helena and John Mayer

    Barkey Family
    Mayer family spinning wheel
    Mayer family spinning wheel
    Mayer family spinning wheel that was brought from Wisconsin. Tempe Lemon has this spinning wheel.
    Mayer family - picture of the family homestead that was near the cemetery- building is gone now
    Mayer family - picture of the family homestead that was near the cemetery- building is gone now
    This is John and Helen Mayer with daughter Ida Mae Mayer Barkey Menning as a child. The spinning wheel is also in this picture.

  • Notes 
    • Obit for HELENA MAYER Helena Poppy was born in Germany on December 10, 1836. At the age of eleven years she came with her parents to America and lived with them in Wisconsin where they had settled until 1849 when she was married to John Mayer. There was born of this marriage eight daughters and four sons. Three of the daughters died in Wisconsin. Almost fifty years ago she came with her husband and eight of her children to the then Territory of Wyoming and established a home on Piney creek in Johnson county near the place where the old Bozeman trail crosses Piney and at the time of her death she was still the owner of this property. In 1891 her husband was called by death and she was left with the care of the family and the ranch, but she bravely met the difficulties of her widowhood until her children were in homes of their own. She departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Affeldt, at Big Horn on September 3 1928 after a short illness that it might be **** she fell asleep. Had she lived until the tenth of December she would have been ninety-two years of age: but her physical strength was almost untouched by time, and her mental vigor wholly unimpaired. Mrs. Mayer leaves nine children and sixteen grandchildren. The children are Henry Mayer of Montana, Richard Edward and John Mayer of Wyoming, Mrs. Annie Richter of Wisconsin, Ida Menning and Amelia Dodge of California, Mrs. Jennie McLaughlin of Oklahoma and Mrs. Amanda Affeldt of Big Horn, Wyoming. She is also survived by one brother and two sisters, who still reside in the east. While the estate left by her husband was small as was the case of all pioneers of that day she proved to be an unusually prudent business manager that was so successful that in her old age she was able to live in peace and plenty freed from the necessity of combat with the "primal curse". Social to an unusual degree in her disposition ardent in her attachment most natural and unpretentious in her intercourse with all tolerant of her neighbors' infirmities, sympathetic, forgiving, clear of envy, a lover of music and dancing, a delightful talker, a fine sense of humor, and often a ready wit, it is not surprising that men and women and little children relished in companionship, and sought her company. a more contented woman could not be found. Her prudence and thrift had freed her from the necessity of worrying abut worldly affairs in her old age, and so her hopes attained her moderate ambition realized, happy in her family, pleased with her neighbors, she cheerfully awaited "the coming of the day." Although she had lived almost a century, it can be said of her that she never grew old. For her only "the evening lamp was lit," and its light shown far down the peaceful valley of the passing years, but she always retained a kind and loving interest in passing events and the joys and sorrows of a multitude of neighbors and friends and never failed to be the center of life and merriment at all the dances and gatherings of the neighborhood. So we can say of her that she fell asleep. The whole community attended the funeral at the Piney hall and many came from far away and with tears and flowers she was laid to rest in the Piney cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online. Place: Los Angeles; Date: 2 Mar 1958; Social Security: 0.
      Record for Jennie Mary McLaughlin

    2. [S1] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Gerhard Heinrich "Henry" Poppe

    3. [S1] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Mary Mayer

    4. [S92] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 1, Johnson, Wyoming; Roll: T623_1826; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 31.
      Record for Helena May

    5. [S224] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Anna Kimma

    6. [S144] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Piney, Johnson, Wyoming; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for Henry Mayer