Helwig, Jacob E., M. D., was born in Clarence, Erie county, N. Y., June 17, 1862, a son of Christian and Anna (Vreiter) Helwig, natives of Germany, Dr. Helwig was educated at the Clarence Academy, the Oakfield Seminary and the University of Buffalo, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in the class of 1890. He practiced one year in Bennington, Wyoming county, and came to Martinsville in the spring of 1891. Dr. Helwig is an active Republican and has been health officer for the town of Wheatfield; he was elected a coroner in 1894 to fill a vacancy, was re-elected in 1895 and still holds that position. He is also one of the physicians up pointed by the State Lunacy Commissioner to examine lunatics. He is a member of the Niagara County Medical Society, of the Masonic fraternity and is a notary public. He married Emma L. Simme of Bennington, and they have two sons, Raymond G. and Herbert A. Dr. Helwig has three brothers and two sisters; his brothers are W. H. Helwig, a lawyer in Dakota; Philip Helwig, superintendent of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad; and John, a farmer in Dakota. One brother, Dr. A. F. Helwig, died in 1892.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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