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Andrew K Helgelien
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Birth: 1858
Death: 1908
La Porte
La Porte County
Indiana, USA

Andrew's body was found by his brother, Asle, in Belle Gunnes' farm's waste pit. Many other bodies were also discovered in the pit as well. Andrew left his home in South Dakota to go to LaPorte, Indiana in January of 1908 after answering an ad for a mate that Gunnes had placed in a newspaper. They corresponded for several months before Andrew withdrew $3,000 from his bank in South Dakota and went to LaPorte. He was intending to marry Belle Gunnes. After Andrew did not return from his visit to LaPorte, Asle wrote a letter to his brother. Belle replied to it saying that Andrew was no longer in LaPorte and may have went to Norway to visit family. Suspicious, Asle came to LaPorte as soon as he could which was in May only to discover his brother's remains. Such seemed to be the fate of many that came into contact with Gunnes. It is believed that Andrew was the last murder victim of Belle Gunnes, who is thought to have murdered at least 25 and as many as 33 people.
 
 
Inscription:
Andrew K. Helgelien 1858-1908 The Last Victim of the Gunnes Horror. Remains Found By His Brother Asle X. Helgelien May 5, 1908 Rest In Peace.
 
Note: The name Helgelien as spelled on the gravestone is confirmed by family members to be correct. An alternate spelling (e.g., Helgelein) seen elsewhere is not correct.
 
Burial:
Patton Cemetery
La Porte
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Tier Section, Tier 3, Grave 9
 
Created by: Rick France
Record added: Apr 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26461302
Andrew K Helgelien
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Andrew K Helgelien
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Andrew K Helgelien
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