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Friedrich Benkelman

Male 1857 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Friedrich Benkelman  [1, 2, 3
    Born Between 1856 and 1857  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Probably died as a young man. He can not be located on an census records subsequent to the 1870 census at which time he was shown as age 15. Jane Zimmerman writes that "supposedly he set out for California & was killed by Indians on the way."  Jane further indicated this has never been proved or disproved.
    Person ID I12682  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johann Leonhard "Leonard" Benkelman,   b. 5 Jul 1828, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1913, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Jane McCormick,   b. 13 May 1830, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1894, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1855  Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    • BENKELMANN: Leonhard (also Leonard Benkelman) b: Wurtenburg, Germany res: Manitowoc p: Leonhard and Toladea Benkelmann m: 19 Feb. 1855 at Manitowoc to: Jane (McCormick)Clancey (a young widow from Chicago) p: John and Cath. McCormick

      source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tomanitowoc

      Jane Zimmerman writes that Leonard was quite easygoing, whereas Jane was hard to please.
    Family ID F5021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1856 and 1857 - Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Benkelman, Frederick and Ella
    Benkelman, Frederick and Ella
    Manitowac, WI First Ward School News, dated 23 March 1871. Frederick Binkelman was the highest ranked boy student, and Ella Binkelman is fifth on the girls list. Ella is also shown as having had perfect deportment during the month of March.

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

    2. [S690] Zimmerman, Jane-Family Researcher (zimnero@tm.net).

    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. 103 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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. 102 (Reliability: 3).