HELLE, Joseph Leo III

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Last Name
 
HELLE
Given Names
 
Joseph Leo III
AKA's
 
Joe Beam
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
6/6/1950
Age at Death
 
28
Place of Birth
 
Woodland, California
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94115
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 2
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
A2
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Male
Information on __Source of Death
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Secretary
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
SSA (JT), SSI, DIB
Entry in Guyana
 
3/15/1978
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Joe Helle lived with us at West House in Redwood Valley (one of the largest of the communal houses of Peoples Temple) in the mid-70s. he had a paralytic condition of the legs, which worsened over time to the point that he couldn't walk at all, and I wonder how he coped in Jonestown. He worked as a security guard at posts where you could sit down. I think he was adopted by Jack Beam in order to leave the states legally and go to Guyana. He was fiercely loyal. Around 1975 or so he gave us the song, "God's not dead. He's still alive" which was sung in practically every service after that. His mother's name was Jesse Beagle. She called him "Joel". ” - Kathryn Barbour