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Frederick W. Maier

Male 1888 - 1963  (74 years)


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  • Name Frederick W. Maier  [1, 2
    Born 13 Jul 1888  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1963  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 16 Apr 1963  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Fred worked as a butcher, from 1924 to 1941 with his brother-in-law, Harry Young, and from 1941 to 1956 in partnership with Jim Gross.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Thursday, January 17, 1963

      Fred Maier Dies in Local Hospital

      Fred W. Maier, 74, retired businessman, died early Monday in Cass City Hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks.

      Son of the late Jacob and Fannie Striffler Maier, he was born in Cass City July 13, 1888. He and Miss Fern Cooley of Cass City were married Aug. 29, 1938, in Lafayette, Ohio.

      Surviving are his widow; one sister, Miss Laura Maier of Cass City, and two cousins, Joseph and Ward Benkelman of Cass City.

      Funeral services were to be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Douglas Funeral Home with the Rev. James Braid officiating. Burial was to be in Elkland cemetery.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, February 2008)
    Person ID I29054  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Jakob "Jacob" Maier,   b. Sep 1853, Kleineislingen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1925, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Fannie Striffler,   b. 17 Feb 1856, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1938, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Apr 1879  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F9380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fern Nan Cooley,   b. 19 Jun 1889, Grant Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1988, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1938  Fayette, Fayette County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F9755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1888 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1938 - Fayette, Fayette County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1963 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Apr 1963 - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Benkelman, Ward William  ca 1920's (left)
    Benkelman, Ward William ca 1920's (left)
    The gentleman on the left is thought to be Ward Benkelman's older cousin, Fred Maier, but not known with certainty. Please help provide a positive ID of "Fred."

  • Sources 
    1. [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, January 17, 1963 (Reliability: 3).

    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.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Cass City Enumerated 12 June 1900 by A.D. Gillis SD 8 ED 111 Sheet 8B (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), Volume 23, Page 5 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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/, Friday, December 9, 1938 Vol. 33, Number 37. Page One (Reliability: 3).