1884 - 1964 (80 years)
||Alice J. Ross [1, 2] |
||18 Jan 1884
||Canada [1, 2]
||15 Jul 1964
||Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan [1, 3]
- Cass City Chronicle
Thursday, July 23, 1964
Alice J. Schwegler, 80, Charlotte, Michigan, widow of the late William J. Schwegler, died Wednesday July 15, at Faith Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several days. The Schwegler's were former residents of this vicinity.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Burkhead-Cheney Chapel by the Rev. Don L. Warmouth, pastor of the Methodist Church of which she was a member. Interment was in Charlotte Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Andrew, of Lansing, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Battel and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schwegler of Cass City attended the funeral. They were accompanied by Mrs. J. F. Klein of Port Huron and John Battel of Williamston.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong)
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||William John Schwegler, b. 29 Aug 1879, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 22 Jan 1950, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan (Age 70 years) |
||3 Sep 1908
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan 
| ||1. Andrew Francis Schwegler, b. 9 Feb 1910, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 31 Aug 1975, Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan (Age 65 years)|
| ||2. Edward William Schwegler, b. 20 Oct 1911, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 24 Feb 1957, Coopersville, Ottawa County, Michigan (Age 45 years)|
||4 Aug 2007 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||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)
||Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917|
FRONT ROW, l to r, Grant McConnell, class leader; UNKNOWN Clergyman, UNKNOWN class member, William Schwegler, Sam Helwig, George Burg
SECOND ROW, l to r, Hattie Helwig McConnell, Janet "Jennie" Gardner Buehrly, Minerva Helwig Sherman, Mary Buehrly Striffler, Mary Mark Buehrly
THIRD ROW; l to r, Alma Striffler Schenck holding her baby Ruth, Lena Helwig Jaus, Lillian Striffler Ricker, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Mary Schwegler Jaus, Jacob Hiller.
Note: Alma Striffler Schenck's three year old son, Donald, was said to be asleep in the Model T Ford just to the left of the group at the time this photo was taken
FOURTH ROW: l to r, Elsie Buehrly, Mary Striffler Helwig, Cora Helwig Klinkman, Laura McConnell Hiller, Alice Ross Schwegler, Mary McLellan Joos, Ed Helwig
FIFTH ROW, l to r, Art Ricker, Erwin Kercher, Ed Buehrly, Harvey Klinkman, UNKNOWN Class Member, Fred Buehrly, Fred Joos
TOP ROW, l to r, Sol Striffler, Clayton Schenck, Fred Jaus, William Ackerman, Sam Jaus
It appears that at least 33 of the 36 adults in this Sunday School class were directly related, through either blood or marriage, to the Striffler, Benkelman and Helwig families who emigrated together from Erie County, New York to Tuscola County, Michigan beginning in the 1860's.
PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.
||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
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp Enumerated 15 and 16 Jan 1920 SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 3A Stamped 99 61-64 (Reliability: 3).
- [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.), 1964 Issue (Reliability: 3).