1859 - 1887 (~ 28 years)
||Lydia Striffler [1, 2, 3] |
||Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan [1, 3]
||16 May 1887
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 2, 3]
||Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Christian Striffler, b. 8 Dec 1827, Kirberg, Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine, Imperial Territory Of Alsace-Lorraine, Elsaß-Lothringen, Germany , d. 6 Feb 1911, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 83 years) |
||Anna Maria "Mary Anna" Rommel, b. 8 Dec 1837, Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 31 Oct 1911, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 73 years) |
||3 Jul 1856
||White Pigeon, St. Joseph County, Michigan
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Samuel G. Benkelman, b. 26 Aug 1857, Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York , d. 22 Dec 1940, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 83 years) |
||17 Oct 1882
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 2, 3, 4]
| ||1. Bertha C. Benkelman, b. 1 Aug 1883, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 16 May 1929, Almena, Norton County, Kansas (Age 45 years)|
| ||2. Benjamin Frederick Benkelman, b. 12 Apr 1885, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 28 Sep 1885, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 0 years)|
||3 Jul 2013 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Benkelman, Lydia (Striffler)|
Lydia, wife of Adam and Catherine's son Samuel, died in 1887. Her name was engraved same marker later used by her parents-in-law, along with her sister-in-law, Rosina Wahl Benkelman
||Benkelman, Adam and Catherine Family Plot|
This marker was engraved on all four sides, with trees planted eight to ten feet out on either side of the marker. The engraving on the granite is very difficult to read, however, the four names engraved upon it are still legible, and are for Adam Benkelman, his wife, Catherine, and two of their daughters-in-law who died shortly after marriage, Lydia Striffler, the wife of Samuel Benkelman and Rosina Wahl, the wife of John Adam Benkelman. This marker was likely erected in 1886, when Rosina died.
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [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, December 27, 1940 (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- [S1610] Jacobs, BonnieMargaret McDonald "The Family Benkelman" Unpublished Manuscript, 276 pages, October 1981 Version, (Copy owned by Barney Benkelman, Helena, Montana; which he xeroxed and sent to Melinda McLemore Strong in San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. 133 (Reliability: 3).
- [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.