Helen L. Brech

Last updated 19 Jul 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 3 Jun 1926 in Cottonwood, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Died: 30-31 May 2010

Father: John Brech (1882 – 1990)

Mother: Louisa R. Schoenfelder (1886 – 1990)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jackson-7-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 36-7, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 225A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0007" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2224 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341958]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes name (Helen L. Brech).

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source includes married name (Helen Brech Shields).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Helen Shields).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jackson-7-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 36-7, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 225A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0007" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2224 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341958]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (South Dakota). See research notes for conflict details.

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source includes location (Cottonwood, SD) and date (June 3, 1926).

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death

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source includes date (May 31, 2010).

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father

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jackson-7-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 36-7, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 225A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0007" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2224 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341958]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 12,19, dwelling 3

Comment: Source identifies Helen L. Brech as a daughter of John Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Obituary identifies Helen Brech Shields as a daughter of John Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Obituary identifies Helen Brech Shields as a daughter of Louise Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: James Edward Shields (? – 2010)

Married: ?

Child: Nancy Diane Shields (? – 2010)

Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Employment: (proofreader at Greenville News) at Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States

Cemetery: (Graceland Cemetery) at Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source includes employer (Greenville News [, Greenville, South Carolina]) and that she is retired.

obituary-ida-allgier-1985: Obituary for Ida (Miller) Allgier (1985); “Ida Allgier,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 2 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1985 > 10 > 01" page 5; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 1 Oct 1985 (Tuesday), page 5, column 1”

Comment: Source includes location (Graceland Cemetery [, Greenville, South Carolina]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Cottonwood Township, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 5 Mar 1990 at Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States

Religion: (Catholic)

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jackson-7-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 36-7, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 225A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0007" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2224 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341958]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Cottonwood Township, County: Jackson, State: South Dakota).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date of obituary (5 Mar 1990) and location (Greenville, S.C.).

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source identifies Helen as a devout Catholic.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 3 Jun 1926. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (3 6/12 [3y 6m]), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Sep 1926 to 1 Oct 1926. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-jackson-7-1a]

FOLLOWUP

She may have fallen from a wheelchair and broken her hip, prompting her death. (from personal email from <private>, 31 May 2010)

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jackson-7-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 36-7, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 225A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0007" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2224 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341958]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 3

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