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Maria Barbara Rommel

Maria Barbara Rommel

Female 1852 - 1928  (75 years)

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  • Name Maria Barbara Rommel  [1, 2
    Born 1 Jun 1852  Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 May 1928  St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried St. Francis Cemetery, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1970  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Michael Rommel,   b. 23 Nov 1803, Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1888, St. Joseph County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Maria Barbara Frey,   b. 4 Dec 1804, Faurndau, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1873  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1827  Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1284  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family George Adam "Little George" Benkelman,   b. 7 Sep 1851, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1929, Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1880  Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Lottie Christine Benkelman,   b. 24 Oct 1880, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1956, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Frank Benjamin Benkelman,   b. 28 Jun 1882, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1948, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Charles Adam Benkelman,   b. 26 Aug 1888, Wano Township, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1947, McDonald, Rawlins County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. George Albert Benkelman, D. D. S.,   b. 13 Oct 1890, Wano Township, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1973, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F614  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jun 1852 - Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jan 1880 - Denver, Denver County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1928 - St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Francis Cemetery, Cheyenne County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    _Rommel, Mary Barbara
    _Rommel, Mary Barbara
    Wife of George Benkelman
    B. Germany 1852 D. 1928 Colorado
    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)
    Benkelman, George Adam ca 1890's with wife Maria Barbara (Rommel)
    Benkelman, George Adam ca 1890's with wife Maria Barbara (Rommel)
    George managed the Benkelman ranch in western Kansas. It was on the Pikes Peak Leavenworth Trail. On trips home to Denver, he stayed at the home of his Uncle & Aunt, George and Christine (Rommel) Benkelman. The guest of honor on one such trip was Mary Barbara Rommel, Christine's sister. She & George were soon married. She had been in America only five years.
    Benkelman Brothers with their wives, mid 1920's (Sons of Adam and Catherine Benkelman)
    Benkelman Brothers with their wives, mid 1920's (Sons of Adam and Catherine Benkelman)
    Front Row, L to R: Possibly Alice McDougall Benkelman, Mary Striffler Benkelman, Augusta Krehl Benkelman, Possibly Barbara Rommel Benkelman, Minnie Jesse Benkelman and Samuel Benkelman

    Back Row, L To R: Thought to be George, William, John, and Ben Sr.

    PLEASE HELP US VERIFY THESE ASSUMPTIONS.
    Benkelman, George Adam ca 1920's with his wife, Barbara (Rommel)
    Benkelman, George Adam ca 1920's with his wife, Barbara (Rommel)
    George and Barbara as an elderly couple

  • 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. 133 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S311] Bonnell, Kathy Brandt (kbonnell@byu.edu) "Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kbonnell, (RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages. This database is one large family tree; everyone is connected by birth or marriage. Many of the families were inputted from the family books which were compiled by the pastors of each village beginning in 1808. Villages include Heiningen, Bartenbach, Gruibingen, Faurdau, Schlat, Hattenhofen, Eislingen, Holzheim, Auendorf , Dürnau, Bezgenriet, Ebersbach , Maitis, Gammelshausen, Börtlingen, Boll, and others. Kathy Brandt Bonnell work directly from German records to the computer.).