McLemoreStrong
Genealogy
Strong - McLemore History and Ancestry
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
Catherine "Kate" Schwegler

Catherine "Kate" Schwegler

Female 1893 - 1962  (68 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Catherine "Kate" Schwegler  [1, 2
    Nickname Kate 
    Born 8 Jun 1893  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Apr 1962  Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Buried 24 Apr 1962  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      April 26, 1962

      Final Services Held for Mrs. Klinkman

      Final services were held Tuesday at the Decker Methodist Church for Mrs. Catherine Klinkman, 68, Lamotte township. Mrs. Klinkman died Saturday, April 21, at the Marlette Community Hospital after a brief illness.

      Born Jun 8, 1833 (sic), in Cass City, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew SCHWEGLER.

      She married Orton Klinkman on March 11, 1914 in Caro. The couple moved to a farm southeast of Decker. Mr. Klinkman died October 12, 1961.

      Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy AGAR, and Mrs. Donald DALE, both of Marlette, and Mrs. Vyron BEUTLER, Pontiac, and two sons, Wilfred Klinkman, Smiths Creek, Michigan, and Charles Klinkman, Decker. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren.

      Rev. Joseph Shaw, Decker Methodist Church, and Rev. Lester Nelson, Pilgrim Holiness Church, Kingston, officiated at the services. Interment was in Elkland Cemetery, Cass City.
    Person ID I12002  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Andreas "Andrew" Schwegler,   b. 9 Jan 1849, Breech, Börtlingen Parish, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1899, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Louisa Benkelman,   b. 9 Apr 1853, Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1924, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1874  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9
    Headstones
    Schwegler, Andrew and Louisia (Benkelman), and son Andrew Schwegler
    Schwegler, Andrew and Louisia (Benkelman), and son Andrew Schwegler
    Andrew and Louisa's son, Samuel, predeceased them at age 11; his parents later sharing his marker
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Orton Thomas Klinkman,   b. 10 Feb 1887, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1961, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1914  Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Louise May Klinkman,   b. 11 Aug 1915, Decker, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2000, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Margaret M. Klinkman,   b. 17 Feb 1917, Decker, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 2008, Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Living
     4. Charles H. Klinkman,   b. 23 Mar 1924, Decker, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1962, Decker, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Living
    Photos
    Klinkman, Orton and his wife, Catherine (Schwegler)
    Klinkman, Orton and his wife, Catherine (Schwegler)
    Ort and Kate celebration their 40th wedding anniversary in 1954. The couple was married in Caro, March 11, 1914, and lived in Cass City for three years, after which they moved to their farm residence near Decker, Michigan.

    Headstones
    Klinkman, Orton T and Catherine (Schwegler)
    Klinkman, Orton T and Catherine (Schwegler)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F2696  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1893 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1914 - Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 1962 - Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Apr 1962 - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Benkelman, Adam and Anna Catherine (Schaufele) Descendants ca 1912 Family Reunion
    Benkelman, Adam and Anna Catherine (Schaufele) Descendants ca 1912 Family Reunion
    Back, Standing, l to r: Mae Benkelman, Kate Schwegler, John Benkelman Sr., Ester Ackerman Benkelman, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Joe Benkelman, Augusta Krehl Benkelman, Dorus Benkelman, Will Schwegler, Ward Benkelman, Ben Schwegler, Sam Benkelman

    Middle Row, kneeling, l to r: Alvin Benkelman, Harold Benkelman, Ruth Benkelman, Marie Benkelman (standing), Lena Benkelman Schwegler, Barbara Rommel Benkelman, Louisa Benkelman Schwegler

    Bottom Row, seated, l to r: Bertha Benkelman, Glen Benkelman, Ida Benkelman, Lottie Benkelman, Ben Benkelman Sr. behind his nephew John Donald Benkelman, Lois Benkelman, Ben Benkelman Jr., Alice Ross Schwegler with her baby Edward William Schwegler, and ,facing left, Mary Striffler Benkelman (Mrs. Sam)

    (Legend Courtesy of Bonnie-Margaret Benkelman Jacobs)
    Schwegler Siblings ca 1955
    Schwegler Siblings ca 1955
    Ben with his sisters, Laura Schwegler Klinkman (l) and Kate Schwegler Gregor (r)
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1957 with sisters Laura and Kate
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1957 with sisters Laura and Kate
    l to r, Ben Schwegler, Laura Schwegler Klinkman, and Kate Gregor
    The siblings after a visit to the Gregor's home in Ontario
    _Schwegler, Catherine 'Kate'
    _Schwegler, Catherine "Kate"
    Wife of Orton Klinkman
    B. 1893 d. 1962 Michigan
    Schwegler, Kate and Lena (Mark)
    Schwegler, Kate and Lena (Mark)
    Sister-in-laws, Kate Schwegler Klinkman and Lena Mark Schwegler
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Gregor and Schwegler Gathering, ca 1920's
    Gregor and Schwegler Gathering, ca 1920's
    This snapshot was labeled by Lena Mark Schwegler as "Schwegler Folks at Laura Gregor's Farm near Puslinch, Ontario."
    Maggie Bethel had the following comments about this snapshot: "Woman on the right - Louisa Benkelman Schwegler, 5th woman - Alice Ross Schwegler, 6th woman from right - Kate Schwegler Klinkman. I'm thinking a couple of the men are Will and Ben Schwegler -- either the two sitting in front or the man standing between them, but the shadows from the hats are such that I can't tell who is who. Will might be holding one of his sons? I don't see Lena in the picture and since Alice is there, it is a safe bet Will has the boy. The pose of the first man reminds of Fred Gregor -- but I suppose that is too much to assume."

    PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU CAN HELP US POSITIVELY IDENTIFY ANY MORE INDIVIDUALS IN THIS PHOTO

  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, April 26, 1962 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S469] Williams, Dorothy Ball--Family Researcher (dotwfl@comcast.net) 3331 Southwest Villa Place, Palm City, FL 34990 ; based in part on BonnieMargaret Benkelman Jacob's unpublished typescript, THE FAMILY BENKELMAN.

    4. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982, He instead shows the year of birth as 1883 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), September 3, 1962 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S722] Elkland (Twp, Tuscola Co, MI) Cemetery Records ; http://elkland.rawson.lib.mi.us/.

    7. [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.

    8. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, September 19, 1924 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [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. 133 (Reliability: 3).