1852 - 1928 (75 years)
||Maria Barbara Rommel [1, 2] |
||1 Jun 1852
||Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany [1, 2, 3]
||18 May 1928
||St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas [1, 2]
||St. Francis Cemetery, Cheyenne County, Kansas
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Michael Rommel, b. 23 Nov 1803, Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 9 Feb 1888, St. Joseph County, Michigan (Age 84 years) |
||Maria Barbara Frey, b. 4 Dec 1804, Faurndau, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. 27 Feb 1873 (Age 68 years) |
||30 Jan 1827
||Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany 
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||George Adam "Little George" Benkelman, b. 7 Sep 1851, Lancaster, Erie County, New York , d. 10 Feb 1929, Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California (Age 77 years) |
||6 Jan 1880
||Denver, Denver County, Colorado [1, 2]
| ||1. Lottie Christine Benkelman, b. 24 Oct 1880, Denver, Denver County, Colorado , d. 1 Jun 1956, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon (Age 75 years)|
| ||2. Frank Benjamin Benkelman, b. 28 Jun 1882, Denver, Denver County, Colorado , d. 21 Nov 1948, Denver, Denver County, Colorado (Age 66 years)|
| ||3. Charles Adam Benkelman, b. 26 Aug 1888, Wano Township, Cheyenne County, Kansas , d. 13 Jul 1947, McDonald, Rawlins County, Kansas (Age 58 years)|
| ||4. George Albert Benkelman, D. D. S., b. 13 Oct 1890, Wano Township, Cheyenne County, Kansas , d. 23 Dec 1973, Denver, Denver County, Colorado (Age 83 years)|
||3 Jul 2013 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||_Rommel, Mary Barbara|
Wife of George Benkelman
B. Germany 1852 D. 1928 Colorado
||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)|
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)|
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)|
George and Barbara as an elderly couple
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [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).
- [S311] Bonnell, Kathy Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org) "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.).