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Anna Catharina Benkelman

Female 1843 - 1917  (74 years)


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  • Name Anna Catharina Benkelman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 6 Aug 1843  Bartenbach, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Sep 1917  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • BonnieMargaret Jacobs writes that Catharina was born when her father was only 20, and before he had met all the requirements to be able to marry. She was raised in her mothers hometown of Bartenbach, and the three of them were not able to live together as a family until she was seven years old. After her parents were finally allowed to marry, in 1850, they were able to move to the Schneiderhof to live at last with Friedrich.

      Cass City Chronicle
      July 17, 1908
      Local Items, Page 4

      While returning from a berry patch southeast of town Monday, the horse driven by Mrs. Fred Buerk and her granddaughter, Miss Mary Buehrley, became frightened at the big umbrella ont eh mail wagon and Mrs. Buerk was thrown from the buggy. Her head was caught between the wheel and the buggy box and she was extricated from her perilous posistion with difficulty. Mrs. Buerk's face was badly bruised but her injuries are not considered servious. Miss Buerhly escaped uninjured and showed great pluck during the excitement.

      Cass City Chronicle
      September 6, 1912
      Local Items, Page 5

      While driving to Cass City Saturday afternoon the horse of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buerk became frightened and ran into the ditch. Mr. Buerk was thrown from the buggy and dragged some distance in the water. Fortunately neither Mr. or Mrs. Buerk sustained any serious injuries and aside from a few broken eggs no damage was done.

      Cass City Chronicle
      September 14, 1917

      Mrs. Catherine Buerk
      Elkland Twp. Pioneer Passed Away Wednesday, Sept. 12

      Mrs. Catherine Buerk, a resident of Elkland Township since 1873, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Buehrly, Wednesday, Sept. 12, following an illness of Bright's disease of three months' duration.

      Catherine BENKELMAN was born in Wuertemberg, Germany, August 6, 1843, and was united in marriage with Fred Buerk in 1867. They left Germany for America in 1873 and came directly to Cass City. They purchased a tract of land in Elkland township which they cleared while enduring the hardships of pioneer life and where they spent many happy, contented years. Mr. Buerk passed away on March 27, 1915.

      Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical church of which Mrs. Buerk was a faithful member, at ten o'clock Saturday morning. Mrs. Buerk leaves one daughter, Mrs. Leonard BUEHRLEY and three sisters, Mrs. Jacob JOOS, Mrs. Christina JAUS and Mrs. John CROCKER, all of Cass City, besides six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, 2007 and 2008)
    Person ID I12659  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johann Friedrich "Fredrick" Benkelman,   b. 6 Jan 1822, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1897, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Rosine Müller,   b. 18 Aug 1821, Bartenbach, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1858, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1850  Bartenbach, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Family ID F5018  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Johann Freidrich "Fredrick" Buerk,   b. 16 Sep 1840, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1915, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1867  Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Catherine Buerk,   b. 16 Aug 1865, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1954, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F5209  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Aug 1843 - Bartenbach, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1867 - Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1917 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Buerk, Catherine (Benkelman)
    Buerk, Catherine (Benkelman)

  • 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/, September 14, 1917 (Reliability: 3).

    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. 97, 158 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S311] Bonnell, Kathy Brandt (kbonnell@byu.edu) "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.).

    5. [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. 97 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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, 97 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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 2, 1915 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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. 160 (Reliability: 3).