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Minnie A. Benkelman

Female 1866 - 1901  (34 years)


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  • Name Minnie A. Benkelman  [1, 2, 3
    Born 28 Aug 1866  Lima Center, Rock County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died Feb 1901  Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I12735  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johannes "John" Benkelman,   b. 3 Apr 1836, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1917, Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane Keech,   b. 24 Aug 1834, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1921, Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1857  Emerald Grove, Rock County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    • BonnieMargaret Jacobs writes that their first three children, Emma, George and Louisa, all died of fever (p. 107), Emma first, who was  a few month past her fourth birthday, George died a month later, still just a baby, and then finally Louisa, some five months later, at age 3 and 1/2.

      BonnieMargaret also noted that "The Benkelmans of Portage are buried in Silver Lake Cemetery, but the only record of that is with the cemetery sexton. None of the graves bears a marker. (p. 112).
    Family ID F5022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Owen Edwards,   b. 14 Oct 1869, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1963, Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1892  Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • Could this marriage have actually been in 1882? Lorraine Smith Benkelman cites a letter written from Portage, Wisconsin, on August 13, 1882, from Minnie to her cousin G. A. Striffler. She announced she was to be married on August 17.  It is more likely that Lorraine mistranscribed the year of the letter, as Minnie was only 15 in 1882.

      Married by Lyman B. Webb, Methodist elder, witnesses Chas. Mathison & Cor a Benkleman
      "Minnie A. Benkleman" v4 p 0145 on 17 Aug 1892 in Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin

      Henderson, Harold  (hhsh@earthlink.net) "Ancestor Exchange!" Version 2009-05-20 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hendersonscholes

      BonnieMargaret Jacobs writes that Thomas Edwards was "of Baraboo" and that after their marriage the young couple lived in that town, where Thomas worked as a contractor-carpenter. Minnie died of consumption when her daughters were still young, and as a result they were carried for by relatives of their fathers in Baraboo during remainder of their childhood. They later moved back to Portage, where they were married. 
    Children 
     1. Pearl Alida Edwards,   b. 24 Aug 1893, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1967, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Sarah Hazel Edwards,   b. 18 Sep 1895, Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1961, Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Photos
    Benkelman, Minnie with husband Thomas Owen Edwards and their daughters
    Benkelman, Minnie with husband Thomas Owen Edwards and their daughters
    Minnie Benkelman and husband, Thomas Owen Edwards, with their daughters, Pearl and Hazel, Baraboo, Wisconsin ca 1896. Minnie was a daughter of Sarah Jane Keech and Johannes Benkelmann, one of ten Benkelmann siblings who immigrated from Germany to the US in the 1850s.
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F3171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Aug 1892 - Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1901 - Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin 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, shows place of birth, in error, as in Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.), Henderson, Harold  (hhsh@earthlink.net) "Ancestor Exchange!" Versin 2009-05-20 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hendersonscholes (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. 108 (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982, shows DOD as 27 Feb 1901 (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. 111, shows DOD as 25 Feb 1901 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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. 107, citing Civil War pension records #351090, Apirl 20, 1886, refiled Jan 24, 1917 for widow's benefits, petition #1091985, Certificate No. 830682. (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. 108, ca 1890 (Reliability: 3).