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Görmann, Helena
Gender: F
Born: 17 August 1818 in Önsbach, Achern, Baden, Germany
Immigration: May 30, 1848 into NY on ship Eliza Dennison
Died: in USA

Father:   Görmann / Germann, Franz / Frank Paul
Mother:  Seeger, Agnes

Helena married Konrad Hofer, son of Sylvester Hofer and Christina Klausmann. Helena and Konrad were married in Önsbach on 23 November 1840, and had 5 children there, the eldest 2 died. Helena, Conrad and their three surviving children Hermann, Magdalena and Sophie emmigrated to America, leaving from the port of Havre on the ship "Eliza Dennison" and arriving in New York on May 30, 1848. (source:, family ID 998308). This is the same ship travelled by Helena's siblings and Father, Franz.

Translated from "Familienbuch der Gemeinde, Onsbach in Baden" - by Eugen Weber, published 2004:

"In the year 1848 to America emigrated. He was a member of the People United Baden, in the connection with the revolution 1848/49. Probably it is implored after the failed uprising to America."

Helena and Conrad lived for a time in New York state (they can be found in the 1850 Census in Erie Co., New York. They are listed as Coonrad and Ellen Hopper with children Herrmann as Harmon, Sophie as Sapphiah, Magdalena as Magdalene, and Mary (?). They're living next door to a Francis German (as Francis Germane.) Later they moved to Peoria, Illinois. Conrad died in 1858 and is buried in Princeville Township Cemetery, Peoria County, Illinois. The 1870 census shows Helena living with her three children in Peoria. In 1880 she is found in the Peoria Census living with her daughter Magdalena and son-in-law Fredrich Geiger and their children. (Thanks to Michael Carl Budd and Steve Stumpp for information about their lives once landing in America.)