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Benjamin Adam Schwegler

Benjamin Adam Schwegler

Male 1886 - 1961  (75 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Adam Schwegler  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 15 Feb 1886  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1961  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 7
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Notes 
    • At the time of the 1910 Census, Benjamin was the head of household in a home consisting of himself, his widowed mother, and his younger sister, Catherine.

      The Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, Vol. 7, September 4, 1944, noted that the Schwegler Brothers, William and Benjamin have sold their farms in Elkland township. Ben has bought a home in Cass City, and will shortly move there. Williams expects to join his sons, Andrew and Edward, in Charlotte.


      Cass City Chronicle
      June 1, 1961
      Greenleaf

      Mrs. Arthur Battel's father, Benjamin, passed away Saturday evening, after a long illness.

      Cass City Chronicle
      June 8, 1961
      Page 6

      Schwegler Services Held Here May 31

      Funeral services for Benjamin A. Schwegler, 75, were held May 31 in the Douglas Funeral Home, Rev. S. R. Wurtz, pastor of Salem Evangelical UB Church of which Mr. Schwegler was a member for many years, officiated and burial was in Elkland cemetery. Mr. Schwegler, in poor health for sometime, died in his home on Pine Street May 27.

      Son of the late Andrew and Louisa Schwegler, he was born in Elkland township February 14, 1886. He married Miss Lena Mark at Cass City May 11, 1915. Seventeen years ago Mr. Schwegler retired from farming and they moved into Cass City.

      Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. J. F. KLEIN (Mildred) of Port Huron, Mrs. Arthur BATTEL (Marjorie) of Cass City and Mrs. P.E. HOWE (Fern) of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles GREGOR of Ontario and Mrs. Orton KLINKMAN of Decker.

      Relatives and friends who came to attend the funeral included: Mrs. James McDONALD of Puslinch, Ont., and Douglas McDONALD of Hamilton, Ont.; Mrs. Williams SCHWEGLER of Charlottte; Mrs. Edward SCHWEGLER and daughter Kay Ann of Coopersville; Andrew SCHWEGLER of Lansing; Mr. and Mrs. Owen DARLING; Mrs. Orton KLINKMAN, Charles KLINKMAN and James DARLING of Decker; Mr. and Mrs. Donald DALE and Mr. and Mrs. Roy AGAR of Marlette; Mr. and Mrs. Don DARLING of Kingston; Mr. and Mrs. Archie MARK of Flushing; Mrs. G. F. LENZNER and Mrs. Clarence LACKOWSKI of Bad Axe, and Mrs. Roy E. TAYLOR of Bay City.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1920 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp
      Enumerated 15 and 16 Jan 1920
      SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 3A Stamped 99
      61-64
      Schwegler, William Head m W 40 M Mich Germany/German NY/German Farmer
      Schwegler, Alice Wf F W 35 M 1890 Na 1905 Candad English Scotland English Canada English
      Schwegler, Andrew Son m W 9 S Mich Mich Canada/English
      Schwegler, Edward Son M W 8 S Mich Mich Canada/English
      62-65
      Schwegler, Benjamin head m W 33 M Mich Germany/German NY/German
      Schwegler, Magdlene Wf F  W27 M Mich Canada/English Mich/English
      Schwegler, Mildred Dtr F W 3 2/12 S Mich Mich Mich
      Schwegler, Marjory Dtr F W 1 8/12 S Mich Mich Mich

      1930 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp
      Enumerated April 14, 1930
      ED 79-12 SD 11 Sheets 6B and 7A
      143-143
      Schwegler, Benjamin Head M W 44 m 29 Mich Germany NY Farmer Gen Farm
      Schwegler, Lena Wf F W 38 M 23 Mich Canada English Mich
      Schwegler, Mildred M Dtr F W 12 S Mich Mich Mich
      Schwegler, Marjory M Dtr F W 11 S Mich Mich Mich
      Schwegler, Alma F Dtr F W 8 S Mich Mich Mich
    Person ID I12754  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Andreas "Andrew" Schwegler,   b. 9 Jan 1849, Breech, Börtlingen Parish, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1899, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Louisa Benkelman,   b. 9 Apr 1853, Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1924, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1874  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9, 10
    Headstones
    Schwegler, Andrew and Louisia (Benkelman), and son Andrew Schwegler
    Schwegler, Andrew and Louisia (Benkelman), and son Andrew Schwegler
    Andrew and Louisa's son, Samuel, predeceased them at age 11; his parents later sharing his marker
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Magdalena "Lena" Mark,   b. 27 Feb 1892, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1983, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 11 May 1915  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 11, 12
    • Name Benjamin A. Schwegler
      Birth Date 1886
      Birthplace Cass City
      Age 29
      Spouse's Name J. Magdalene Mark
      Spouse's Birth Date 1893
      Spouse's Birthplace Cass City
      Spouse's Age 22
      Event Date 11 May 1915
      Event Place Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan
      Father's Name Andrew Schwegler
      Mother's Name Louisa Benkleman
      Spouse's Father's Name Archie Mark
      Spouse's Mother's Name Emeline Striffler
      Race White
      Marital Status Single
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Race White
      Spouse's Marital Status Single
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01095-0
      System Origin Michigan-EASy
      GS Film number 983955
      Reference ID p 412 rn 94

      Citing this Record:
      "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC4F-878 : accessed 29 Jul 2013), Benjamin A. Schwegler and J. Magdalene Mark, 11 May 1915.
    Children 
     1. Mildred "Mid" Mary Schwegler,   b. 29 Oct 1916, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1976, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Marjory Magdalene Schwegler,   b. 26 Apr 1918, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 2008, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Alma Fern Schwegler,   b. 8 Sep 1920, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1965, Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Photos
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1930's with wife, Lena
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1930's with wife, Lena
    Benjamin Adam Scwegler and his wife, Joanna Magdalena "Lena" Mark, in a formal portrait taken at the Maier Studio in Cass City. They were the parents of three daughters, Mildred, Marjory and Alma.
    Headstones
    Schwegler, Benjamin A. and Joanna 'Lena' (Mark)
    Schwegler, Benjamin A. and Joanna "Lena" (Mark)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F2339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1886 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 May 1915 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1961 - 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
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1900's or 1910's
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1900's or 1910's
    A formal portrait of Ben as a young man
    Benkelman, Adam and Anna Catherine (Schaufele) Descendants ca 1912 Family Reunion
    Benkelman, Adam and Anna Catherine (Schaufele) Descendants ca 1912 Family Reunion
    Back, Standing, l to r: Mae Benkelman, Kate Schwegler, John Benkelman Sr., Ester Ackerman Benkelman, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Joe Benkelman, Augusta Krehl Benkelman, Dorus Benkelman, Will Schwegler, Ward Benkelman, Ben Schwegler, Sam Benkelman

    Middle Row, kneeling, l to r: Alvin Benkelman, Harold Benkelman, Ruth Benkelman, Marie Benkelman (standing), Lena Benkelman Schwegler, Barbara Rommel Benkelman, Louisa Benkelman Schwegler

    Bottom Row, seated, l to r: Bertha Benkelman, Glen Benkelman, Ida Benkelman, Lottie Benkelman, Ben Benkelman Sr. behind his nephew John Donald Benkelman, Lois Benkelman, Ben Benkelman Jr., Alice Ross Schwegler with her baby Edward William Schwegler, and ,facing left, Mary Striffler Benkelman (Mrs. Sam)

    (Legend Courtesy of Bonnie-Margaret Benkelman Jacobs)
    Schwegler, Mildred ca 1917-1918, with her father Ben
    Schwegler, Mildred ca 1917-1918, with her father Ben
    Mildred playing in a post hole that her father, Ben Schwegler, had dug
    Crocker, Henry ca 1920's and Ben Schwegler
    Crocker, Henry ca 1920's and Ben Schwegler
    Postcard from the collection of Lena Mark Schwegler, featuring Henry Crocker and Ben Schwegler in a carriage in the front of the Ben Benkelman Sr home at the corner of Pine & Maple in Cass City, Michigan
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Gregor, Fred with Lincoln Gregor and Ben Schwegler
    Gregor, Fred with Lincoln Gregor and Ben Schwegler
    Taken at the Gregor home in Ontario. Ben Schwegler was an Uncle of Lincoln Gregor, however the relationship of Fred Gregor is not currently known.

    PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU CAN TELL US MORE ABOUT FRED GREGOR.
    Schwegler, Ben and Lena At Hamilton Rock Gardens, Ontario, Canada
    Schwegler, Ben and Lena At Hamilton Rock Gardens, Ontario, Canada
    Ben and Lena are the first couple to the left. The man in the suit in the center of the photo appears to be Lincoln Gregor. They were at the Hamilton Rock Gardens, built during the Great Depression as a make-work project, and part of the Royal Botanical Gardens of Ontario. The gardens were built in a gravel pit by using stone from the Niagara Escarpment.

    The other individuals in this photo are unknown. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY ANYONE ELSE IN THIS PHOTO.
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1940's with Will Schwegler and Albert Benkelman
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1940's with Will Schwegler and Albert Benkelman
    Brothers Ben and Will Schwegler after a visit with their cousin Albert Benkelman from St. Francis, Kansas
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam, farming
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam, farming
    Ben standing on a new stack of straw, on the family farm, probably mid 1940's
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1940
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1940
    Ben enjoying some rare leisure time inside his farm home, Tuscola County, Michigan, ca 1940's
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1950's, displaying fish he caught
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1950's, displaying fish he caught
    Ben smiling and showing off some of his catch after a succesful fishing trip
    Howe, Fern and Phil with her parents
    Howe, Fern and Phil with her parents
    l to r, Fern Schwegler Howe, Lena Mark Schwegler, Philo Howe and Ben Schwegler
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1953 with Esther & Joe Benkelman
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1953 with Esther & Joe Benkelman
    l t r, Ben Schweger, Esther Ackerman Benkelman, and Joseph Benkelman
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1953
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1953
    Ben posing for a snapshot after a snowfall
    Schwegler Siblings ca 1955
    Schwegler Siblings ca 1955
    Ben with his sisters, Laura Schwegler Klinkman (l) and Kate Schwegler Gregor (r)
    Darling, Owen ca 1956 with Ben Schwegler and Rob Mark
    Darling, Owen ca 1956 with Ben Schwegler and Rob Mark
    Brother-in-law's Owen Darling and Ben Schwegler, with their Uncle by marriage, Rob Mark
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1957 with sisters Laura and Kate
    Schwegler, Benjamin Adam ca 1957 with sisters Laura and Kate
    l to r, Ben Schwegler, Laura Schwegler Klinkman, and Kate Gregor
    The siblings after a visit to the Gregor's home in Ontario

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

    2. [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/, June 8, 1961 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp Enumerated April 14, 1930 ED 79-12 SD 11 Sheets 6B and 7A 143-143 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp Enumerated 15 and 16 Jan 1920 SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 3A Stamped 99 62-65 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 110862541 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1643] FamilySearch.org, Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995.

    7. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), 1961 Issue, not assigned a volume number (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.

    9. [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, September 19, 1924 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [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. 133 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [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/, Thursday, June 30, 1983 Obituaries Page 4 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 110862479 (Reliability: 3).