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Helen Mary Rheome born 17 July 1904, St Lawrence County, City of Ogdensburg, New York

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Re: Helen Mary Rheome born 17 July 1904, St Lawrence County, City of Ogdensburg, New York

Posted: 1564783589000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rheome/McGuire/Wiegand
Hi Laurie,

Thank you for this information. I have a cousin who’s mother was Helen Rheome, this fact came years after her death when he was going through some of her documents and found her marriage document listing her as Helen Rheome not what he knew her last name to be McGuire. He knew she had lived in an orphanage, and he and his family visited at Black Lake to see her brother Edgar and wife Venita W. House, and her Uncle Bill (William) H. Rheome. William’s wife was Naomi Fadden.

I have found an article from 7 Sep 1917 Ogdensburg, St Lawrence, New York Newspaper Ogdensburg News page 5; after an investigation by the SPCC officer Jerome T. O’Brien of Gouverneur, the two children of Hattie Rheome, Helen 13 and Edgar 8, have been committed to the orphanage by the Justice of the Peace Homer M. Wallace. The children had no guardian, on which grounds the complaint was made. The mother had been living with an Italian at Morristown. Some language for that time.

I was finding more information about Edgar so I was trying to piece his life together.

The newspaper from Ogdensburg, St Lawerence County, New York, The Republican-Journal April 25, 1932 pg 5 Couple are Married at Chapel Saturday Miss M. Rheome niece of Mr and Mrs William Rheome of the city and Edward Wiegand, of Rochester, were married at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at St Joseph’s chapel. Rt. Rev. Msgr James J. Lacey celebrated the nuptial mass.
The aunt and uncle of the bride attended the couple, Mrs. Wiegand is an alumnus of Rochester City hospital and her husband is a stone mason of that city. The couple will make their home in Rochester. The marriage license listed Helen’s parents as Andrew Rheome and Harriett Delair both of Ogdensburg and Helen was living at 215 King Street Ogdensburg (which was the church or orphanage)

I had also found the article about Hattie starting the fire. I found this; Andrew Rheome, Sr.(1852) and Ellen Delair(1853) suffered some tragedies, Ellen Delair Rheome died suddenly in 1899, and just prior to his wife’s death they lost 3 children.

I found this: The Cenus Records from 1905 show that Helen was 10 months old and living with her Grandfather Andrew Rheome, Sr. at 22 South Jersey Ave, Ogdensburg, also listed are Uncle William (Bill) age 13, Aunt Hattie age 18, Uncle Antwine ? age 16

The Cenus Records from 1910 shows that Helen was still living with her Grandfather Andrew Rheome, Sr., living at 27 South Street with Uncle William (Bill) age 17, Aunt Hattie age 21, Uncle Antwine ? age 18

The Cenus Records from 1920 - Helen Rheome shows her living with Andrew and Josephine Rheome and children Orvile, Edward, Clarence, Irene Laura and Helen Rheome neice, however, no Edgar???

The Cenus Records from 1930 shows Edger Rheome living with Andrew and Josephine Rheome and children Orvile, Edward, Clarence, Irene Laura and Edger an adopted son?? 523 Rensselaer Ave.
Edger Rheome was adopted by after 1918 to Step Father and Step Mother Andrew E. and JOSEPHINE RHEOME 523 Rensselaer Ave 1927, 1928, 1929 Directory and 1930 Census living with other children George A., Orville, Laura, Edward E. and Clarence Rheome.

In revisiting the Cenus Records from 1930 just below the Rheome family is Joseph and Harriet Celenzo he was 32 and she was 39 living 529 Rensselaer Ave. Who you have shown as Andrew’s sister.
Since you have so much good information about Edgar and the Rheome family I would like your permission for me to be able to include your info into the Rheome Family search. My thought being that with everything you have provided maybe someone else might know about Helen M. Rheome/McGuire/Wiegand.

George Wiegand
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