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Family: Johann Adam Benkelman/Anna Catharina Schaufele (F28)

m. 24 Feb 1851


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  • Johann Adam BenkelmanFather | Male
    Johann Adam Benkelman

    Born  13 Feb 1825  Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Dec 1897  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  2 Jan 1898  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  24 Feb 1851  [1]  Börtlingen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Johann Leonhard Benkelmann | F35 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Maria Dorothea Stähle | F35 Group Sheet 

    Anna Catharina SchaufeleMother | Female
    Anna Catharina Schaufele

    Born  23 Aug 1823  Börtlingen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Dec 1906  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Johannes Schaufele | F36 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Anna Maria Reick | F36 Group Sheet 

    George Adam "Little George" BenkelmanChild 1 | Male
    George Adam "Little George" Benkelman

    Born  7 Sep 1851  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Feb 1929  Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    St. Francis Cemetery, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Maria Barbara Rommel | F614 
    Married  6 Jan 1880  Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location

    Louisa BenkelmanChild 2 | Female
    Louisa Benkelman

    Born  9 Apr 1853  Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Sep 1924  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  13 Sep 1924  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Andreas "Andrew" Schwegler | F615 
    Married  12 Apr 1874  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location

    John Adam BenkelmanChild 3 | Male
    John Adam Benkelman

    Born  26 Apr 1856  Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Aug 1952  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rosina Wahl | F616 
    Married  Abt 1879  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Augusta Catherine Freidrika Krehl | F617 
    Married  19 Jun 1890  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Samuel G. Benkelman

    Born  26 Aug 1857  Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Dec 1940  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  25 Dec 1940  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lydia Striffler | F618 
    Married  17 Oct 1882  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Striffler | F619 
    Married  28 Nov 1888   

    Mary M. BenkelmanChild 5 | Female
    Mary M. Benkelman

    Born  2 Oct 1858  Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Jun 1874  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location

    William Frederick BenkelmanChild 6 | Male
    William Frederick Benkelman

    Born  10 Feb 1862  Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Oct 1932  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Alice Mary McDougall | F620 
    Married  23 Jul 1886   

    Benjamin Franklin Benkelman, Sr.Child 7 | Male
    Benjamin Franklin Benkelman, Sr.

    Born  24 Sep 1863  Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Sep 1952  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Wilhelmina "Minnie" Johanna Friederika Jesse | F16 
    Married  26 Dec 1892  St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Documents
    Börtlingen, Württemberg Founded 1202
    Börtlingen, Württemberg Founded 1202
    Börtlingen is a small German village founded in 1202. It is in southwest of Germany in the Schwabish Alps, a few miles outside of Göppingen. The church on the bottom left of the card is the Evangelische Johanneskirche, the same church in which Catherine and Adam Benkelmann were married before departing for America.
    Börtlingen, Württemberg, Evangelische Johanneskirche, Summer 2006
    Börtlingen, Württemberg, Evangelische Johanneskirche, Summer 2006
    Evangelische Johanneskirche in 2006. This is the same church in which Adam Benkelman and Catherine Schaufele were married in in 1851.

  • Notes  Married:
    • Catharina and Adam were married in Börtlingen.

      On May 16, 2002, Ingolf Vogel noted that "The Kingdom of Württemberg was made up of four Kreises - the Neckarkreis, the Schwarzwaldkreis, the Jagstkreis and the Donaukreis. These Kreises were much larger than today's Kreises. Each of them was divided into so-called Oberämter which are more similar in size to today's Kreises. The Oberamt for Börtlingen was Kirchheim.. Incidently the Oberamt Kirchheim was the only Oberamt of the Donaukreis west of the Schwäbische Alb (a mountain range). Börtlingen (today Kreis Göppingen) has only 745 people listed in it's telephone directory, so it probably doesn't have more than 2000-3000 inhabitants.

      Adam and Catharina were married in February, 1851, and in June, 1851 they were formally released from the Kingdom of Württemberg and would be free to emigrate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1610] Jacobs, BonnieMargaret McDonald "The Family Benkelman" Unpublished Manuscript, 276 pages, October 1981 Version, (Copy owned by Barney Benkelman, Helena, Montana; which he xeroxed and sent to Melinda McLemore Strong in San Antonio, Texas), p. 95, 128 (Reliability: 3).