Bio: Helstrom, Herman G. (1914)
Surnames: Helstrom, Wendla, DeMars
----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 728
Herman G. Helstrom, secretary of the Eau Claire Cornice & Heating Company, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, August 1, 1881, the only son of Herman O. and Stella (Wendla) Helstrom. When our subject was seven years of age, in 1888, his parents came to the United States and located in Eau Claire, where the father, a moulder by trade, found employment. He followed that occupation until 1902, when he engaged as a contractor in the cement and concrete business, in which he still continues.
Herman G. was reared in Eau Claire, obtaining his education in the public schools. He began his business career as bookkeeper and collector for the firm of the Madison Street Manufacturing Company, general contractors, and the Eau Claire Cornice & Heating Company, becoming a member of the last named firm in 1905, and has since been its secretary.
On June 28, 1910, he married Miss Grace, daughter of David DeMars, of Chippewa Falls, and has one son, Robert Wayne, and one daughter, Dorothy Ann. Mr. Helstrom is a member of Germania Lodge, No. 49, Knights of Pythias, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Eau Claire Lodge, No. 407, the Independent Order of Foresters, No. 907, and is a lieutenant on the staff of Col. R. A. Richards, of the Third Regiment, Wisconsin National Guards, and is president of the State Association of Master Plumbers.
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