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Adam Helmer

Born: 1754

Death: Apr 9, 1830

Birthplace: German Flatts

Nationality: United States

Adam Helmer

Date of Birth : 1754
Date of Death : Apr 9, 1830
Birth Place : German Flatts

Adam F. Helmer, also known as John Adam Helmer and Hans Adam Helmer, was an American Revolutionary War hero among those of the Mohawk Valley and surrounding regions of New York State. He was made nationally famous by Walter D. Edmonds' popular 1936 novel Drums Along the Mohawk with its depiction of "Adam Helmer's Run" of September 16, 1778 to warn the people of German Flatts of the approach of Joseph Brant and his company of Indians and Tories.


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