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John Claussen 'Jack' Heldt


Jack Heldt

Date of Birth: May 2, 1900, in Elk River, Iowa

Date of Death: May 6, 1985, in Alameda City, California (85 years old)


Date from census records

California Death Index

Did you know?

The person listed on all other websites is John W Heldt.  He died in 1975 and

did not play football. The player is listed as John C Heldt in all Iowa yearbooks.

He moved to California in the 1930's and nearly died after falling on railroad

tracks in Gardena, California, in 1951.



1923 Columbus Tigers (NFL)

1926 Columbus Tigers (NFL)


University of Iowa