I have been trying to find out information on my ancestors, the Yelm (Hjelm) family from Nebraska. Maybe, they are the same. I have not been able to find any information other than through family members. This is what I do know:
My Great, Great Grandfather is Petter Yelm (Hjelm) of Nebraska. He was born in Mortebo, Sweeden on May 27, 1865. He came to America when he was about 3 years old. He married Agusta Johnson (johson-?) and there was seven children. Henry, Oscar, Clair, Carl all died in 1899 from the flu, and Gustaf died in Reno, NV 1965, John died in Placer, CA 1956, and my Great Grandfather Emil died in Caldwell, ID 1982.
Petter Yelm is thought to have brothers by the name of Lester and William. Some cousins George, Ida, Minnie, and Cora. My mother remembers as a child of her grandfather Emil making reference to Gus as kinda being his brother, but not really. Her Grandfather never spoke much about his family, so very little is known.
I hope this was of some help, please e-mail me and let me know either way. firstname.lastname@example.org