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Mary Ann Ramsdell

Female 1849 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Mary Ann Ramsdell  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Sep 1849  Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Daughter of Erastus and Sylvia Ramsdell of Marion, Wisconsin.
    Person ID I29040  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family William Richard Clancey Binkelman,   b. 2 Mar 1848, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Mar 1871  Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    • There is perhaps no more prominent businessman in the northern part of Waupaca County than Mr. Binkelman. He has been a farmer, schoolteacher, and merchant, and, on his upward to a comfortable competence, he has also engaged in various other vocations. His present mercantile establishment is the largest in the village of Marion. Mr. Binkelman was born in Joliet, ILL, in 1849, son of Leonard and Jane (McCormick) Binkelman, the father a native of Germany, the mother of Irish extraction. Leonard Binkleman was a ship builder by trade, and for many years was a resident of Joliet, removing thence in 1852 to Manitowoc, Wis., where he also followed his trade. Mrs. Binkelman died in 1894, and he now resides with his son, W.R. at Marion. Their children were: W.R., Mary Jane, wife of William Clark, of Manitowoc; Fred, and Emma E., wife of John Bodwin, of East Gibson, Manitowoc County. W.R. Binkelman was reared in Manitowoc, and after leaving the schools there, clerked in a grocery store for some time, after which for about ten years he was engaged in the confectionery business of Manitowoc. In 1872 Mr. Binkelman moved to Shawano County, and there engaged in farming, teaching school and speculating in land for several years, teaching in Grant and Belle Plaine Townships, and also in Dupont Township, Waupaca County. In 1876, he removed to the later township, locating on a tract of land one and a half miles distant from Marion. Three years later he opened a hardware store at Marion, where he has since been continuously in business. There was only one store in the village when he located there, that of McDonald and Ramsdell, a firm that has since gone out of business. The village contained but three houses, Mr. Binkelman erecting the fifth building, but there is now a population of 800, and it is still growing rapidly. He erected his present building, a good two-story frame, in 1881, and carries of full line of hardware and farm machinery, the most valuable stock of goods in Dupont Township. He is a notary public, and for thirteen years, up to January 1, 1895, he was in the insurance business. In earlier life Mr. Binkelman filed cross-cut saws, and adopted various other honest and honorable means of obtaining a start in life, and he began business in Marion with only $350, his present extensive trader testifying to his abundant, perhaps unequalled, success at this point. Mr. Binkelman was married, in 1871, to Miss [Mary] Ann Ramsdell , who was born in Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of Erastus Ramsdell, an early pioneer of Manitowoc country, who subsequently moved to Dupont Township, where he died in 1890. To Mr. and Mrs. Binkelman came 6 children, five of whom are now living: Olla A., Irvine, Luella, Lindon J., and Murrell. Mark died at the age of eight years. In politics Mr. Binkelman is a Republican, and socially he is a charter member of Marion Lodge No. 256, I.O.O.F., in which he has passed all the Chairs, and is now serving as Chaplain. He attends the M.E. Church, and his eldest daughter, Olla A., is Superintendent of Sunday School at the flourishing Church. In January, 1895, Mr. Binkelman was elected Chairman of Dupont Township; he was Clerk of the Courts of Waupaca County from 1884 to 1888; was Postmaster at Marion under President Harrison from 1888 to 1892, resigning in the later year; he was Town Clerk of Dupont for five years; In January, 1895, was appointed chairman of the town board, and, in the spring of that year was elected chairman, receiving 241 votes out of a total of 307, a fact which testifies better than words his popularity. He is well known throughout Waupaca County, and commands the esteem and good fellowship of all who know him.

      From "Commemorative Biological Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano" by Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1895.  (Courtesy of Lorraine Smith Benkelman)
    Children 
     1. Olla Estelle "Ollie" Binkelman,   b. Abt 1872, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1915  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Ervenia Mary Binkelman,   b. 11 Nov 1874, Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1916, Tokio, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. Luella Binkelman,   b. 22 Oct 1876, Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 3 Jul 1947, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Frederic Mark Binkelman,   b. Abt 1877, Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1885, Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     5. Lydon Jay "Jay" Binkelman,   b. 14 Apr 1880, Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Myrl "Muriel" Binkelman,   b. 14 Apr 1885, Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1969, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F9378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1849 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Mar 1871 - Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S690] Zimmerman, Jane-Family Researcher (zimnero@tm.net).

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Wisconsin, Waupaca County, Marion Enumerated 21 Jun 1900 SD 6 ED 124 Sheet 14A 238-241 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S813] Ramsdell, D. A. "Reminscences of Old Times" MARION ADVERTISER, Marion, WI, 18 May 1917, (http://www.wigenweb.org/waupaca/News/waupnews1917.htm).

    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. 103 (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. 103, she cites Manitowoc County Marriage Records, Vol. 4, pg. 44 (Reliability: 3).