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John Kolb

Male 1856 - 1930  (74 years)


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  • Name John Kolb  [1, 2
    Born 17 Sep 1856  Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1930  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Art Peck wrote that "John never had a home of his own. He travelled from job to job, but primarily stayed on the farm of his brother George and helped with farm work. George's niece Arlee remembered hims as a friendly man, and always had a piece of candy for his nieces and nephews. This is how he acquired his nickname, 'Candyman.'  Arlee also remembers that he drank, and she was not allowed to be around him at those times. One Sunday when George and his family were on their way to church, John declined to go with them. When the family returned, he had hung himself in the barn.'

      Obituary
      Cass City Chronicle
      November 21, 1930
      Page Eight

      John Kolb

      Funeral services for John Kolb, who died Saturday at the home of his brother, George Kolb, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Evangelical church.

      John Kolb was born September 17, 1856, in Greenfield, Wisconson, and came to Cass City with his parents when eight years of age. He has made his home here since.

      He leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Elizabeth Craw and Mrs. Rose Don of Caro, and George Kolb of Cass City.

      Relatives from out of town at the funeral were Mrs. Elizabeth Craw, Mrs. Rose Don, Mrs. Ida Mitchell, Mrs. H. Barringer, Miss Ernestine Barnes and Rai Hogh, all of Caro, Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Jamieson, Robt. Wagner and children, Laurie and Bob, of Saginaw; and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kolb of Pontiac.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Summer 2007)
    Person ID I12706  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father George Anthony Kolb,   b. 7 Oct 1831, Wellingen, Notzingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1902, Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Maria Catharina Benkelman,   b. 16 Aug 1831, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1883, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1854  Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Photos
    The Kolb and The Mark Sisters, Cass City, Michigan
    The Kolb and The Mark Sisters, Cass City, Michigan
    From the postcard collection of Lena Mark Schwegler of Cass City. She had labeled it "Kolb Sisters, Mark Sisters, Elsie Buehrly, Fred Buehrly and Clarence Kolb

    The Kolb's were children of George Kolb and Maria Katharina Benkelman. The Mark's sisters were daughters of Archie Mark and Emeline Striffler.


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    Family ID F1090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Sep 1856 - Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1930 - 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [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. 142 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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/, January 8, 1903, Page 1 (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. 140 (Reliability: 3).