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Frederick W. Jaus

Male 1881 - 1984  (102 years)


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  • Name Frederick W. Jaus  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 3 Nov 1881  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Oct 1984  Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Marjory Battel reported that Fred celebrated his 100th birthday with an open house for 300 guests, a private party at his daughters home, and a fellowship dinner for 200, sponsored by his church. He died three weeks prior to his 103rd birthday.

      According to Art Peck, he was featured in an article in the May 18, 1981 edition of THE DETROIT NEWS. They noted that he farmed until 1927. Then he repaired and sold farm machinery along with performing masonry work. After his wife died in 1976, he moved into the home of his daughter Laura. Although he required a walker to get around, he still fished and gardened regularly.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Thursday, October 18, 1984
      Page Four
      Obituaries

      Fred Jaus, 102, succumbs Monday

      Fred Jaus, 102, of Bad Axe died Monday at Huron Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

      He was born November 3, 1881 in Elkland Township, near Cass City, son of George and Christina (Benkelman) Jaus.

      Jaus and Miss Mary Schwegler were married January 25, 1905 in Cass City. She died Nov. 2, 1933.

      He married Mrs. Olive (Wright) Frahm June 8, 1941 in Clarkston. She succumbed March 2, 1976.

      Jaus was a former member of  Salem Evangelical Church, Cass City, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bad Axe.

      He was a resident of Cass City of 50 years after retiring from farming in 1927.

      He moved to Bad Axe about eight years ago to live with his daughter. His lifelong hobbies were gardening and fishing.

      Surving is one daughter, Mrs. Laura Lenzner, Bad Axe.

      One daughter, Katherine, and two brothers, Samuel Jaus and John Jaus, preceded him in death.

      Services were held Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Bad Axe. The Rev. Joel Fiscus, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Elkland Cemetery, Cass City.

      Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
    • (Research):
      Census Information

      1920 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp
      Enumerated 16 and 17 Jan 1920
      SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 3B
      73-76
      Jaus, Fred W Hd M W 38 M Mich Germany Germany Farmer
      Jaus, Mary Wf F W 38 M Mich NY NY
      Jaus, Laura Dtr F W 12 S Mich Mich Mich

      1930 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland twp, Cass City Village
      Enumerated April 12, 1930 by Helen G. Schwaderer
      ED 79-11 SD 11 Sheet 5A Stamped 188
      East Main Street
      116-122
      Jaus, Frederick W. Head O $2000 M W 48 M23 Mich Germany Germany Salesman Implement
      Jaus, Mary Wife F W 48 M 23 Mich Germany NY
      Jaus, Laura M Dtr F W 22 S Mich Mich Mich Saleslady Groceries
    Person ID I12761  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johann Georg Jaus,   b. 7 Jan 1849, Hattenhofen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1900, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Christina Benkelman,   b. 24 Mar 1852, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1929, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1871  Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F5210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Schwegler,   b. 29 Sep 1881, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1933, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1905  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Laura May Jaus,   b. 16 May 1907, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1987, Sandusky, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Catharine Jaus,   b. 30 Nov 1911, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1912, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F5027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Olive Wright,   b. 13 Dec 1895, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1976, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1941  Clarkston, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Headstones
    Jaus, Fred and Olive (Wright)
    Jaus, Fred and Olive (Wright)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F5036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1881 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1905 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1941 - Clarkston, Oakland County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Oct 1984 - Bad Axe, Huron 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
    Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917
    Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917
    FRONT ROW, l to r, Grant McConnell, class leader; UNKNOWN Clergyman, UNKNOWN class member, William Schwegler, Sam Helwig, George Burg
    SECOND ROW, l to r, Hattie Helwig McConnell, Janet "Jennie" Gardner Buehrly, Minerva Helwig Sherman, Mary Buehrly Striffler, Mary Mark Buehrly
    THIRD ROW; l to r, Alma Striffler Schenck holding her baby Ruth, Lena Helwig Jaus, Lillian Striffler Ricker, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Mary Schwegler Jaus, Jacob Hiller.
    Note: Alma Striffler Schenck's three year old son, Donald, was said to be asleep in the Model T Ford just to the left of the group at the time this photo was taken
    FOURTH ROW: l to r, Elsie Buehrly, Mary Striffler Helwig, Cora Helwig Klinkman, Laura McConnell Hiller, Alice Ross Schwegler, Mary McLellan Joos, Ed Helwig
    FIFTH ROW, l to r, Art Ricker, Erwin Kercher, Ed Buehrly, Harvey Klinkman, UNKNOWN Class Member, Fred Buehrly, Fred Joos
    TOP ROW, l to r, Sol Striffler, Clayton Schenck, Fred Jaus, William Ackerman, Sam Jaus

    It appears that at least 33 of the 36 adults in this Sunday School class were directly related, through either blood or marriage, to the Striffler, Benkelman and Helwig families who emigrated together from Erie County, New York to Tuscola County, Michigan beginning in the 1860's.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY 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. [S1026] Agar, Wm. John, Decker, Michigan, Compiler "Descendants of Adam Benkelman 13 Feb 1824-30 Dec 1897" Ver. Dated 23 July 2007.

    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/, Thursday, October 18, 1984, Page 4 (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. 162 (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/.

    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. 160 (Reliability: 3).