Helen Buhrman(n), daughter of Theodore Buhrman(n) and Nancy “Nannie” J. Kerr Buhrman(n), was born 4 April 1898 in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois. She married Reuben John Chorpenning, son of George B. McClellan Chorpenning and Cora Belle Logan Chorpenning, 28 March 1918 in Washington County, Iowa. Reuben “Rube” Chorpenning died 2 February 1973 in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. Helen died there 6 January 1980. They are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Iowa.