The surname Helmer was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Important Dates for the Helmer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helmer research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1863 are included under the topic Early Helmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Helmer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Mr. John Helmer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Mr. John Helmer Jr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Williamsburgh, South Dundas, Ontario c. 1784 
Mr. John Philip Helmer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Mr. John Helmer Sr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 
Helmer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Elizabeth Helmer, aged 62, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Helmer (post 1700)
Nicholas Helmer, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Prospect Heights, Illinois, 2009
Melchert Helmer (1802-1876), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1837-39, 1851-52; Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
Charles C. Helmer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924
Roberta Helmer, American best-selling author of romance novels who writes under the pseudonym of Christina Skye
John Adam Helmer (1754-1830), American Revolutionary War hero, made famous by the 1936 novel "Drums Along the Mohawk" with its depiction of "Adam Helmer's Run", warning the people of German Flatts of the approach of Joseph Brant
Olaf Helmer (1910-2011), German-born, American logician and futurologist, researcher at the RAND Corporation (1946 to 1968), a co-founder of the Institute for the Future
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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