From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 999-1000

WILLIAM HELM, Assistant Postmaster; born in Weltzin, Prussia, Jan. 8, 1839; came to America in 1854; settled in Whitewater, Wis., in October of that year; was there about two years, then moved to Sauk City, Wis., where he resided one year, and, in 1857, he came to Madison; was employed as clerk in the mercantile house of FULLER & ETHERIDGE three years, and one year with their successor, Capt. BRIARD. April 18, 1861, he enlisted in Co. E., 1st W.V.I.; after the expiration of his term of enlistment (three months), he entered the Madison Post Office as clerk; he has held the position of Assistant Postmaster since May 1, 1865; he is a Knight Templar, Treasurer of the Governor's Guards, etc. Feb. 26, 1862 he was married to Mary E. BAUER, a native of Collogue; they have five children - Emma F., Louise Bertha, Ida and Elisha W.

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