1828 - 1906 (77 years)
||Johann Friedrich "Frederick" Krapf [1, 2, 3, 4] |
||4 Dec 1828
||Holzhausen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany [1, 2, 3, 5]
||9 Feb 1906
||Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri [1, 5]
- John Frederick Krapf was on the same ship to America as Dorothea Benkelman. He had been orphaned as a boy, and bound out to others until he came of age. Truman Krapf, his great-grandson of Hornersville, Missouri has a picture of John and Dorothea taken upon their arrival in America. They were married shortly thereafter. They first lived in Wisconsin, and later moved to a farm in Cass City.
Fred and Louisa were charter members of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Cass City.
Art Peck shows that Fred Krapf remarried after Dorothea, to Christiana Weinhardt, and that they were the parents of Christian Frederick, Mary Caroline, Daisy Theresa, Mary Magdeline and Louisa Roceny KRAPF.
Bonnie Petee abstracted the following regarding the Evangelical Association from "The History of Tuscola County, Biographical Sketches and Illustrations," H. R. Page Co., Chicago, 1883. "A class of this church which is commonly known as the German Methodist, was organized in the town of Elkland about the year 1866, by the Rev. Stephen Henne in connection with the Sebewaing mission. The class numbered about fifteen members. It has had regular services from that time to the present, and a regular succession of pastors. Services being held in the school-house, one mile north and one-half mile east of Cass City. In the latter part of 1882, a formal organization was effected at Cass City, and steps taken for the construction of a house of worship, which is now in course of construction. The earnest zeal of the members and their individual labors and contributions of material have reduced the estimated cost of the building to about $1,500. The pastor of the church at the present time is the Rev. B. F. Wade, who resides on his farm in the town of Elkland. The membership is about fifty. There is a preaching every second Sunday; prayer-meeting and Sunday-school every Sabbath. The trustees of the church are, John Benkelman, Fred Krapf, Oscar Sencner, Levi Muntz and Adam Benkelman."
Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield, Post Office Root Creek
Enumerated 18 Jun 1860
Frederick Krapf 32 M W Farmhand $300 $100 Wertenberg
Doretha Krapf 34 F W Wife Wertenberg
Maria Krapf 5 F W Wisc
Rosina Krapf 4 F W Wisc
William Krapf 2 M W Wisc
Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland, P.O. Elkland
Enumerated 22 July 1870
Krapf, Gottlieb & Caroline
Krapf, Frederick 42 M W Farmer $1200 $300 Ger Wirtemberg
Krapf, Doretha 44 F W Keeping House Ger Wirtemberg
Krapf, Roseanna 14 F At Home Wisc
Krapf, William 11 M W At School Wisc
Krapf, John 9 M W Wisc
Krapf, Matilda 7 F W Mich
Krapf, Louisa 5 F W Mich
Krapf, Emanuel 2 M Mich
Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Frederick KRAPF Self M Male W 51 WERTENBURG Farmer WERTENBURG WERTENBURG
Mary D. KRAPF Wife M Female W 53 WERTENBURG Keeping House WERTENBURG WERTENBURG
Rosa KRAPF Dau S Female W 24 WI Without Occupation WERTENBURG WERTENBURG
John KRAPF Son S Male W 19 WI Farmer WERTENBURG WERTENBURG
Emanuel KRAPF Son S Male W 12 MI At School WERTENBURG WERTENBURG
Adeline KRAPF Dau S Female W 9 MI At School WERTENBURG WERTENBURG
Source Information: Census Place Elkland, Tuscola, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254607
NA Film Number T9-0607
Page Number 93A
Nebraska, Phelps County, Rookfalls Twp
Enumerated 22 and 23 Jun 1900 by John R. Gainsforth
SD 5 ED 150 Sheet 8B (Bottom) and Sheet 9A, Stamped 109A (Bottom)
Krapf, Frederick Hd W M W M Dec 1839 (sic) 60 M 11 Germany Germany Germany 1870 30 N Farmer
Krapf, Christina Wf W F Feb 1859 41 M 11 5/5 Germany Germany Germany 1899 21
Krapf, Fredrick C Son W M Nov 1889 10 S Michigan Germany Germany Farm Laborer
Krapf, Mary C Dtr W F July 1891 8 S Nebraska Germany Germany At School
Krapf, Daisy Dtr W F Apr 1893 7 S Nebraska Germany Germany At School
Krapf, Mary M Dtr W F Jun 1895 4 S Neb Germany Germany
Krapf, Rosina L Dtr F July 1899 11/12 S Nebraska Germany Germany
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Johann Friedrich Krapf, b. 15 Nov 1791, Baiereck, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 3 Dec 1836 (Age 45 years) |
||Barbara Unrath, b. 21 Jul 1792, Holzhausen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 11 Jan 1838 (Age 45 years) |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Maria Dorothea "Dorothy" Benkelman, b. 13 Jul 1826, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 5 Jan 1888, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 61 years) |
||Abt 1853 [1, 4]
| ||1. Mary Magdalena Krapf, b. 18 Nov 1854, Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin , d. 24 Mar 1934, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas (Age 79 years)|
| ||2. Rosa Dorothea Krapf, b. 10 Jan 1856, Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. William Frederick Krapf, b. 20 Jan 1858, Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin , d. 29 Jul 1946, Hornersville, Dunklin County, Missouri (Age 88 years)|
| ||4. John Krapf, b. 10 Jan 1861, Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin , d. 24 Feb 1920, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 59 years)|
| ||5. Matilda Krapf, b. 17 Mar 1863, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 26 Sep 1945, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 82 years)|
| ||6. Louisa Krapf, b. 20 Jul 1865, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 21 Mar 1925, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 59 years)|
| ||7. George Emmanuel Krapf, b. 20 Sep 1867, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 3 Jun 1959, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 91 years)|
| ||8. Adeline "Addie" Krapf, b. 28 Aug 1870, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 24 Oct 1940, Belding, Ionia County, Michigan (Age 70 years)|
||4 Jul 2013 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Christiana Weinhardt, b. 19 Feb 1859, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 6 Jun 1931, Medford, Grant County, Oklahoma (Age 72 years) |
||30 Oct 1888
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
| ||1. Christian Frederick Krapf, b. Nov 1889, Michigan , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Mary Caroline Krapf, b. Jul 1891, Nebraska , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Daisy Theresa Krapf, b. Abt 1893, Nebraska , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||4. Mary Magdalena Krapf, b. Jun 1895, Nebraska , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||5. Louisa Rosina Krapf, b. Jul 1899, Nebraska , d. Yes, date unknown|
||9 Dec 2006 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Cass City (Michigan) Evangelical United Brethren Church, late 1950's|
The original frame EUB church was built on the corner of Ale and Pine Street in 1883, and completed in 1884, with membership numbering around fifty. There was a Sunday school and preaching, initially in German, each Sunday. Trustees were John Benkelman, Fred Krapf, Oscar Lenzner and Adam Benkelman. In 1910 the church was remodeled and brick veneered. In 1958 the west wing was remodeled to add classrooms and an annex was added on the south side to provide a nursery.
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [S311] Bonnell, Kathy Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org) "Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kbonnell, (RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages. This database is one large family tree; everyone is connected by birth or marriage. Many of the families were inputted from the family books which were compiled by the pastors of each village beginning in 1808. Villages include Heiningen, Bartenbach, Gruibingen, Faurdau, Schlat, Hattenhofen, Eislingen, Holzheim, Auendorf , Dürnau, Bezgenriet, Ebersbach , Maitis, Gammelshausen, Börtlingen, Boll, and others. Kathy Brandt Bonnell work directly from German records to the computer.).
- [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.), Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Greenfield, Post Office Root Creek Enumerated 18 Jun 1860 275-262 (Reliability: 3).
- [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. 136, 138 (Reliability: 3).
- [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. 138 (Reliability: 3).