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Henry J. "Harry" Benkelman

Male 1867 - 1915  (48 years)


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  • Name Henry J. "Harry" Benkelman  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Harry 
    Born 6 Nov 1867  Blackhawk, Colorado Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 1915  Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Buried Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • He was an officer in State National Bank. He and his brother George lived in their family home at 523 Twenty-First Street in Denver, along with brother Charles and his wife. (Art Peck).

      BonnieMargaret, in her 1981 manuscript, wrote that "Harry began his work experience as a deputy city clerk, was eventually absorbed within the Colorado Packing and Provision Company as a clerk and ultimately became a branch manager of this family enterprise. Harry's obituary described him as "generous and liberal, perhaps to a fault" and he eventually died in a Denver sanitarium, hospitalized 7 years with an alcohol problem he was not able to overcome."
    Person ID I1967  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johann Georg "George" Benkelman,   b. 25 Jun 1830, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1908, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Christina "Christine" Rommel,   b. 3 Mar 1831, Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1903, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1861  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • In the 1981 unpublished manuscript, BonnieMargaret Jacobs stated that George Benkelman and Christina Rommel were married in Lancaster, New Yorkafter George had returned their from California for a short visit. The families had lived in close proximity in Germany, and BonnieMargaret theorized that "George's plan (to marry her) was well formulated" prior to his trip back to New York. "When she arrived in America, we don't yet know, but she was there and waiting and willing when George returned." Art Peck instead lists the location of their marriage as in Sturgis, Michigan. Christina's father, Michael Rommel, was assesed taxes in Michigan in 1863 and 1864, and younger sister Mary Rommel was married to Christian Striffler in St. Joseph County, MI "prior to returning to Lancaster"...so it appears possible that George and Christina could have been married in either location. In the footnotes to her chapter on Johann Georg Benkelmann, BonnieMargaret also notes that newspaper biographies of George varied in the account of the location of his marriage, one stating he married Christine on his return to New York, another saying he went to Lancaster and then on to Michigan to marry Christine before heading back west.
    Family ID F1283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1867 - Blackhawk, Colorado Territory Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1915 - Denver, Denver County, Colorado 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. 119. 124 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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.), # 54921676 (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. 119, 124 (Family Bible said Cripple Creek, Colorado, but BonnieMargaret states he was actually born in the Mountain Village of Blackhawk) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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. 122, 124 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982, He shows that they were married in Sturgis, Michigan. (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. 117 (Reliability: 3).