Mifflin County Biographies
"History of the Juniata Valley and Its People, Vol. II" 1913

Albert C. Helfrick


The earliest record of this family is in Snyder county, Pennsylvania, where Joseph Helfrick was a well-to-do agriculturalist, the owner of two farms. He was a member of the Reformed church, married and left issue.

Willoughby, son of Joseph Helfrick, was born in Snyder county, Pennsylvania. He has followed farming all his life in Union, Snyder and Mifflin counties, moving to the latter county in 1877, and settling at Paintersville. where he purchased a farm of sixty acres on which he now resides. He is a Republican in politics, and both he and his wife are members of the Lutheran church. He married Susan S. Miller, born in Union county, died in 1908, daughter of Joseph Miller, a land-owning farmer of Union county; children: Samuel, a United States mail carrier, at Laurelton, Pennsylvania; Susan S., married Willoughby Helfrick; Eliza, married John Stover, whom she survives, a resident of Paintersville, Pennsylvania; another deceased. Children of Willoughby Helfrick: 1. Annie E., married Samuel Hunt, of Lewistown; children: Elsie, Susanna, Esther and Joella. 2. Albert C.

Albert C, only son of Willoughby and Susan S. (Miller) Helfrick, was born in Paintersville, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1877. He was educated in the public schools and Lock Haven State Normal School. He taught two terms, then entered Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York, whence he was graduated, class of 1898. He then entered the employ of H. C. Jackson, a general merchant of Lewistown, but soon afterward became clerk in the banking house of William Russell & Son. In 1900 he was appointed cashier of the newly organized Belleville National Bank, and became a resident of Belleville. The Belleville National Bank is one of the well-managed, prosperous national banks of the county, and is the only national bank in Mifflin county that is listed by the United States government on its "Roll of Honor," and stands twenty-seventh on the "Roll of Honor" list in the United States, and third in the list of Pennsylvania national banks, and having a capital of less than $50,000. In this connection it is interesting to know that the foremost bank on that "Roll" is also in Pennsylvania, the First National Bank of Uniontown. Mr. Helfrick is a Republican in politics, and both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church. He is also a member of the Masonic order, belonging to McVeytown Lodge, No. 376, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; also to Belleville Lodge, No. 302, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; the Rebekahs, No. 427; the Patriotic Order of Sons of America, and the Patrons of Husbandry. He married (first) in 1904, Lenore Gibboney, who died in 1908, daughter of William M. Gibboney, of Belleville. Children: Eugene G. and Marlin W. He married (second) in 1912, Rachel, daughter of Levi and Rebecca Esh.



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