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Emma Ella Benkelman

Emma Ella Benkelman

Female 1860 - 1937  (76 years)

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  • Name Emma Ella Benkelman  [1, 2, 3
    Born 18 Feb 1860  Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Jan 1937  Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jane Zimmerman writes that Emma Ella suffered from rheumatism for many years & was in a wheel chair for about the last 19 years of her life. She was always cheerful though, and did a lot of tatting and other handwork. Jane also supplied the following obituary of Emma, published in the Friday, January 15, 1937 issue of the Manitowoc Herald Times.

      Dies at Home of Daughter

      Services for Mrs. Ella Bodwin To Be Held Monday

      Mrs. Ella Bodwin, 78, life-long resident of ths county and city, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Cahill, 310 North Ninth Street. She had been ill for several months.

      Funeral services will be held Monday, at 8:30 a.m. from the Wallaws, Urbanek and Schlat funeral home and at 9 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Church. Interment will follow at the Catholic cemetery at Mishicot.

      Born here in 1858

      Mrs. Bodwin, whose maiden name was Ella Benkelman, was born in this city in 1858. In 1877 she was married to John Bodwin. They located on a farm in Gibson and later moved to Kings Bridge. Eighteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bodwin came to the city to reside. Mr. Bodwin died in 1931.

      Mrs. Bodwin was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Altar society of the Holy Cross congregation at Mishicot.

      Survivors are three sons, Richard and Walter of this city and Peter, Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. Cahill, city, and Mrs. Henry Hobbins, Milwaukee; ?? grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

      The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Saturday noon until the hour of the services Monday.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, January 2009)
    Person ID I12683  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

    Family John Bodwin,   b. 20 Oct 1850, Brussels, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1929, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 May 1877  Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. John Leonard Bodwin,   b. 24 Feb 1878, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1919  (Age 40 years)
     2. Mary E. "Mayme" Bodwin,   b. 24 Oct 1879, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Joseph Bodwin,   b. 15 Apr 1881, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Emma Bodwin,   b. 13 Dec 1882, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1905, Kingsbridge, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Arthur Bodwin,   b. 17 Sep 1884, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1935, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. John F. Bodwin,   b. 23 Sep 1885, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Walter Rudolph Bodwin,   b. 17 Aug 1888, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1944, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. Edward Bodwin,   b. 26 Jan 1891, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1917  (Age 25 years)
     9. Richard Alfred Bodwin,   b. 14 Jan 1894, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1969, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Cora Bodwin,   b. 28 Feb 1897, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Photos
    Bowdin, John and Emma Ella (Benkelman)
    Bowdin, John and Emma Ella (Benkelman)
    The following was written on the back of the photo "Emma Ella Benkelman, only blood heir of J. Leonhard Benkelman of Manitowoc."
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3100  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1860 - Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1877 - Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jan 1937 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, Emma Ella
    Benkelman, Emma Ella
    Wife of John Bodwin
    B. 1860 D. 1937 Wisconsin
    Emma Ella suffered from rheumatism for many years & was in a wheel chair for about the last 19 years of her life. She was always cheerful though, and did a lot of tatting and other handwork.

    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.
    Benkelman, Leonhard, Civil War Pension Papers, ca 1898
    Benkelman, Leonhard, Civil War Pension Papers, ca 1898
    Pension Application, 1898, for his service to the Union Army during the Civil War. Emma Benkelman Bowdin was shown as his only living child at the time of his application.

  • 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).