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Salome Striffler

Salome Striffler

Female 1866 - 1922  (55 years)

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  • Name Salome Striffler  [1, 2
    Born 19 Sep 1866  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jan 1922  Lansing, Ingham 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 
    • Lorraine Smith Benkelman transcribed the following letters from Salome to her brother, George Albert

      May 11, 1888

      The men have been working near the river these two weeks, when the weather was so they could plow. Today they were sowing oats. Pete Burg helped mother with the garden. I let the deer out one evening and he ran around the house in the orchard and garden and tracked the garden all up. We got him back in. The report around is that Adam Benkelman was coming home. We were so glad to think they were going to be here again, then we were disappointed to hear it was only Minnie Burg's talk. It seems odd to not see you, with a book under your arm or in the morning see you come from upstairs. Mother wants to know how far it is from church, are are there any girls in your neighborhood?

      Your fat sister, "Baby Elephant Jumbo", Salome

      June 6, 1888

      I am staying at the Muck's for three weeks now. Anna Peterson is dead. She had a tumor and died under an operation. I heard that Adam Benkelman was expected home any day, but will not be sure until I hear that Minnie Burg did not make it up. The population of Cass City has increased since you left. Adam Muck has a girl, Del Landon a girl, Duncan Graham and Alex McKenzie both boys.


      July 31, 1888

      What are you doing there? Are you going to stay there. What do you eat anyhow? is Mrs. W. Weydemeyer working where you board? Berries and huckleberries are scarce this year. The Enterprise says "Two women to eveyr raspberry." Lucy Meier was here begging for the new church in Fremont. Did you hear from Will Bien yet, since you are up there? He gets $28 a month. How much are you getting. David said you should come home and cut his hair.

      October 10, 1888

      folks making syrup again. Mother and Mattie are helping in the sugar house and I am doing the housework. Charlie Yous is working for us again this fall. Johnnie Zinnecker hired out to Pa for a month, he may stay and go to school this winter. Dora Schenck has engaged to teach the Walmsley school. Walter Gamble and Lissie Ale are teaching the CC school. Mrs. John Doying died last Monday. Ada's funeral was yesterday. Peter Dodge is married to Sam's stepdaughter, got license in Caro at 8 pm, thene married at 2 am, lots of talk. Archie's father is married again to Albert Scarr's widow. Adam Muck has a girl, Del Landon a girl, Duncan Graham has a boy, Alex McKenzie a boy.


      November 9, 1888

      You mentioned going West, how far, Wisconisn or further? Mattie and I sent for the Normal course books. Mrs. Wunderlich organized the class. We younger folks have clubbed together and bought a book for the minister, "the Beautiful story and Gold gems of religious thoughts." Got is from James Waldon, the fellow who's feet got frozen. He is a book agency, walks with crutches.

      November 29, 1888

      Today is Sam and Mary's wedding day. Rev. N. Wienderlich performs the ceremony. I was not invited. Did you know Mr. Champion died last week. Archie has no hired man at present. Elmer Eastman was working for him but he is gone. Johnnie Zinnecker is going to work for his board this winter and go to school. George Zinnecker is a worker here now. Jake Striffler and family have gone to New York on a visit. Mrs. Waldon has a pair of artificial feet.


      Cass City Chronicle
      August 15, 1919
      The Week's Doing, Page Eight

      Mrs. Salome Bien left Monday for a short visit at the home of her son, Stanley Bien, at Lansing.

      Cass City Chronicle
      February 3, 1922
      Page One

      Deaths of the Week

      Mrs. Salome Bien

      The Evangelical church was crowded Sunday afternoon by relatives and friends who came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Salome Bien whose death occurred at her home in Lansing last Thursday. Rev. F. L. Pohly conducted the services and interment was made in Elkland cemetery.

      Salome Striffler was born Sept. 19, 1866, on the parental farm near Cass City. She was united in marriage with Wm. Bien in Kilmanagh, Mich., Nov. 25, 1891. This happy union was of short duration, for Mr. Bien preceded his wife in death 26 years ago. Three sons came to bless the home for whom their mother toiled and sacrificed these many years to make possible their education and welfare and whose privilege it became, in these later days, for them to reciprocate their love and devotion in caring for her.

      For the past few years, Mrs. Bien has suffered greatly from cancerous trouble but in it all manifested a most patient and hopeful spirit. All that medical skill and kind hands could do could not overpower her affliction. On Jan. 26, 1922, she peacefully passed away at Lansing, Mich., at the age of 55 years. Mrs. Bien gave her heart to God in her youth and united with the Cass City Evangelical church of which she remained a member.

      She leaves to mourn her departure three devoted sons, Stanley of Lansing, Paul of Detroit, and William, a student at the U. of M. at Ann Arbor, an aged father, John Striffler of Cass City, two brothers, G.A. Striffler of Cass City and David Striffler of Columbus, Ga., three sisters, Mrs. Archie Mark, Miss Martha Striffler and Mrs. W.R. Kaiser, all of Cass City, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, March 2008)
    • (Research):Census Infomation:

      1900 Census, Michigan, Tuscola, Elkland, ED 110
      Enumerated the 12th of June, 1900 by John Marshall
      SD 8, ED 110, Sheet 6 B
      126 126
      Striffler, John Hd W M March 1833 67 M 41 NY France France Farmer
      Striffler, Mary Wife W F May 1839 61 M 41 7/6 Germany Germany Germany 1856
      Striffler, Martha Dtr W F Nov 1871 28 S Michigan NY Germany
      Striffler, Ester Dtr W F May 1878 22 S Michigan NY Germany
      Striffler, David A. W M Aug 1883 16 S Michigan NY Germany Farm Laborer
      Bean, Saloma Dtr W F Sep 1866 22 Ed 3/3 Michigan NY Germany
      Bean, Stanley G.Son W M Dec 1892 7 S Michigan Michigan Germany
      Bean, Paul P. G. Son W M May 1894 6 S Michigan Michigan Germany
      Bean, William D. G. Son W M Dec 1895 4 S Michigan Michigan Germany


      1910 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Township, Cass City Village
      Enumerated 21 Apr 1910
      SD 8 ED 113 Sheet 4A Stamped 135
      95-95
      Bien, Salome Hd F W 43 Ed 3/3 Mich NY Germany Own Income
      Bien, John C Son M W 17 S Mich Canada/English Mich
      Bien, Paul P Son M W 15 S Mich Canada/English Mich
      Bien, William D Son M W 14 S Mich Canada/English Mich
    Person ID I12725  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John "Uncle John" Striffler,   b. 15 Mar 1833, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1922, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria "Mary" Benkelman,   b. 22 May 1839, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1913, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1858  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    • BonnieMargaret Jacobs also shows a daughter, Martha, born Nov. 1873???
    Photos
    Striffler, John and Mary (Benkelman) Family
    Striffler, John and Mary (Benkelman) Family
    A family photo of John and Mary Striffler with their children. Their eldest child, Emeline stands behind her parents, and son George Albert is to their right. Daughter Salome sits on her father's lap and based on the birth order of their remaining children, it is assumed that Mary is holding son Edward on her lap. Edward was born a year before daughter Mattie, and died at the age of four.
    Striffler, John and Mary (Benkelman) Family, ca 1890
    Striffler, John and Mary (Benkelman) Family, ca 1890
    This photo, taken around or before 1890, is of John and Mary (Benkelman) Striffler and their six surviving children: Emeline (b. 1860), George Albert (b. 1864), Salome (b. 1867), Martha (b. 1871), Esther (b. 1878), and David (b. 1883). Based on their ages, and comparision to numerous other photos, Maggie Battel Bethel (a descendant) has identified each person as follows:
    Seated in the front, John Striffler and wife Mary Benkelman, with son youngest son David in front and youngest daughter Esther slightly behind them. Standing in the back, l to r, Emeline, George Albert, Mattie and Salome.
    Striffler, Uncle John Home
    Striffler, Uncle John Home
    The original John and Mary Striffler farm home on Schwegler road, nearby the home of his brother-in-law Adam Benkelman
    Striffler, Uncle John Descendant's ca 1920's
    Striffler, Uncle John Descendant's ca 1920's
    A gathering of relatives in front of John Striffler's home

    Maggie Bethel thinks the following individuals are pictured:

    Front: (children) Marjory Schwegler, Alice Buehrly, Keith Buehrly, UNKNOWN, Ruth Schenck Esau, Fern Schwegler, UNKNOWN little blond girl

    Middle: David Striffler, Mattie Striffler, Martha Mark Darling, Mary Ida Thompson Striffler, Esther Striffler Kolb, UNKNOWN, Emeline Striffler Mark, UNKNOWN, Lena Mark Schwegler, UNKNOWN women holding baby, Ben Schwegler, Louis Krahling (to the right of the tree)

    The Man barely visible in the very back row is UNKNOWN

    PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU CAN HELP US CONFIRM THIS



    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Striffler, Uncle John Descendants
    Striffler, Uncle John Descendants
    A snapshot identified by Lena Mark Schwegler as "Some of John Striffler's descendants" Her granddaughter, Maggie Battel Bethel, has identified most everyone after comparision to other family photos labeled by her mother and grandmother.

    Back row, l to r, Mattie Striffler, Emeline Striffler Mark, Mary Ida Thompson Striffler, UNKNOWN, Aunt Lena Benkelman Schwegler, Archie Mark, Esther Striffler Kaiser, David Striffler, UNKNOWN, George Albert Striffler, UNKNOWN, Stanley Bien

    Front: Paul Bien, Salome Bien, William Bien

    PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU HAVE CORRECTIONS OR CAN IDENTIFY ANY OF THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.
    Family ID F5023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William H. Bien,   b. Bef 1867, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1895, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1891  Kilmanagh, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. John Stanley Bien,   b. 8 Dec 1892, Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1967, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Paul Preston Bien,   b. 4 May 1894, Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1955, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. William Daniel Bien,   b. 23 Dec 1895, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1964, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Photos
    Bien, Salome (Striffler) and sons, Stanley (b. 1892), Paul (b. 1894) and William (b. 1895)
    Bien, Salome (Striffler) and sons, Stanley (b. 1892), Paul (b. 1894) and William (b. 1895)
    Salome Striffler was born in 1866, on the parental farm near Cass City. She was united in marriage with Wm. Bien in Kilmanagh, Mich in 1891. This happy union was of short duration, for Mr. Bien preceded his wife in death 26 years ago. Three sons came to bless the home for whom their mother toiled and sacrificed these many years to make possible their education and welfare and whose privilege it became, in her later days, for them to reciprocate their love and devotion in caring for her.
    Last Modified 23 May 2010 
    Family ID F2480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1866 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1891 - Kilmanagh, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1922 - Lansing, Ingham 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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  • Photos
    Striffler Reunion Photo, bet. 1908-1910
    Striffler Reunion Photo, bet. 1908-1910
    Members of the John Striffler and Mary Benkelman family, around 1908-1910

    Standing in the Back row, l to r, UNKNOWN woman in black, Esther Striffler Kaiser, Rudolph Kaiser, Cora Horn Striffler, George Albert Striffler holding his son Irvine, Pastor Schweitzer, Mattie Striffler, Archie Mark, Billy Bien

    Seated in the Middle row, l to r, Salome Striffler Bien, Paul Bien, the wife of Pastor Schweitzer, Mary Mark Buehrly, Aunt Lena Benkelman Schwegler (sister of Mary), Martha Mark Darling, Emeline Striffler Mark

    Front row, l to r, Mary Rommel Striffler (sister-in-law of John), Christian Striffler (brother of John), John Striffler, Mary Benkelman Striffler, Leonhard Benkelman (brother of Mary), Louisa Benkelman Stiffler (sister of Mary and widow of Jacob)

    Seated on ground, l to r, Alma Mark Krahling Seegar, Stanley Bien, Lena Mark Schwegler

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN WOMAN IN THIS PHOTO
    Striffler, Salome ca 1900's
    Striffler, Salome ca 1900's
    Wife of William H. Bien
    B. 1866 D. 1922 Michigan
    Salome's husband died only four years after they were married, shortly before the birth of their third son
    Striffler, Uncle John Descendants
    Striffler, Uncle John Descendants
    A snapshot identified by Lena Mark Schwegler as "Some of John Striffler's descendants" Her granddaughter, Maggie Battel Bethel, has identified most everyone after comparision to other family photos labeled by her mother and grandmother.

    Back row, l to r, Mattie Striffler, Emeline Striffler Mark, Mary Ida Thompson Striffler, UNKNOWN, Aunt Lena Benkelman Schwegler, Archie Mark, Esther Striffler Kaiser, David Striffler, UNKNOWN, George Albert Striffler, UNKNOWN, Stanley Bien

    Front: Paul Bien, Salome Bien, William Bien

    PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU HAVE CORRECTIONS OR CAN IDENTIFY ANY OF THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.

  • 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. 152, 157 (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. 152, 157 shows ca 1865-1867 (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. 151, 157 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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, July 14, 1922 Vol. 18, No. 9 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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/, February 3, 1922 (Reliability: 3).