1905 - 1989 (84 years)
||Lois Jane Benkelman [1, 2] |
||18 Jan 1905
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 2, 3]
||9 Mar 1989
||Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida [1, 2, 3]
||Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan 
- Cass City Chronicle
Wednesday, March 15, 1989
Mrs. Lois Pease, 84, of Hinsdale, Ill., formerly of Cass City, died Thursday, March 9, at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
She was born Jan 18, 1905, the daughter of Benjamin and Wilhamena Jesse Benkelman Sr. She married James Pease, who died in 1979.
Surviving are a brother, Benjamin F. Benkelman, Jr. of Houston, Texas, a sister, Mrs. Mae Ball of Largo, Fla., 2 nephews and 2 nieces. One brother, Harold, and one sister, Ruth, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were scheduled today (Wednesday) at Little's Funeral Home, Cass City, with Rev. Clare Patton, pastor of the Salem United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment was to be in Elkland Cemetery.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Summer, 2007)
- (Research):Census Information:
Michigan, Muskegon County, Ravenna Village
Enumerated April 3, 1930 by Norman L. Kyle
ED 61-44 SD 5 Sheet 1B
Pease, James E. Hd M W 28 M 23 Mich Mich Mich Teacher
Pease, Lois J Wf F W 25 M 19 Mich NY Mich Teacher
Pease, Dudley A Brother M W 15 S Mich Mich Mich none
Jacobs, Evelyn A Boarder F W 24 S Mich Mich Mich Teacher
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Benjamin Franklin Benkelman, Sr., b. 24 Sep 1863, Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York , d. 7 Sep 1952, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 88 years) |
||Wilhelmina "Minnie" Johanna Friederika Jesse, b. 27 Sep 1865, Sherman Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan , d. 18 Jun 1961, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 95 years) |
||26 Dec 1892
||St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas [4, 5, 6]
||Benkelman General Store (Ben F. Benkelman, Sr. Proprietor), Cass City, Michigan, ca 1901-1924|
After retiring from ranching, Ben Benkelman Sr. owned and operated a dry goods store in his hometown of Cass City for approximately twenty years. Ben Sr. is standing in the background of this photo. In the foreground is Mr. Philo S. Rice, who clerked at the Benkelman store for 19 years, and was proprietor of his own grocery store for nearly six years thereafter. He was born on Stuben, NY on 5 Dec 1863, and died in Cass City on 8 Oct 1928, leaving behind his widow, Carrie Fancher Rice and two children, Mrs. A. C. Atwell of Cass City and Roy F. Rice of Los Angeles. (Cass City Chronicle, 12 Oct 1928, page 1).
||Benkelman General Store (Ben F. Benkelman, Sr. Proprietor), Cass City, Michigan ca 1920's|
The interior of Ben Benkelman's general store in Cass City, with store clerk Philo S. Rice standing on the left. The lady to the right is unknown. PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY HER.
||Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1913 and Minnie (Jesse) Family of Cass City, Michigan|
Back, L to R: Ruth, Mae, Harold "Sime" and Ben, Jr.
Front, L to R: Ben, Sr., Lois, Minnie
||Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1917 and Minnie (Jesse) Family of Cass City, Michigan|
Standing (L To R): Ruth, Mae, Harold, Ben Jr., Lois
Seated (L to R): Ben Sr. and his wife, Minnie
||Benkelman Home (Ben and Minnie Family), Cass City, Michigan, sometime after 1901|
The home of Ben and Minnie Benkelman family of at 1454 Maple Street, Cass City, Michigan.
||Jesse, Minnie 1892 Marriage to Benjamin Benkelman,Sr. |
Copy of Marriage License as filed in 1892 in Cheyenne County, Kansas in 1892
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||James E. Pease, b. 9 Nov 1901, Midland County, Michigan , d. 3 Jul 1979, Hinsdale, Dupage County, Illinois (Age 77 years) |
||1 Sep 1925
- They had one child that was stillborn.
||14 Feb 2009 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1910
Lois, standing to the right of an unknown seated girl, apparently a friend or relative.
PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN GIRL.
||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)
||Cass City (Michigan) Classmates, ca 1912?|
This is a class photo from the scrapbook of Lois Benkelman of Cass City. It is thought to be a photo of Lois with classmates. Lois was a graduate of Cass City High School in 1922, but this photo was taken some eight to ten years earlier. It was a photo postcard, addressed to Miss Ruth Benkelman of Cass City, Lois's older sister. It is possible this might instead be a photo Ruth (a 1913 graduate) taken some years earlier still. Ruth's daughter, however, is confident that this is her Aunt Lois and not her mother. Lois is standing on the far right, with a white ribbon tied in the back of her hair.
PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY HER UNKNOWN CLASSMATES.
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1914 |
Lois while a school girl in Cass City.
||Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1920's with his children and their spouses|
Back Row, L to R:
Bill Carpenter, Ben Benkelman, Sr., Ben Benkelman, Jr., Jim Pease, Minnie Benkelman, Eustace Ball, Harold Benkelman in the late 1920's.
Front Row, L to R:
Mae Benkelman Carpenter, Lois Benkelman Pease, Ruth Benkelman Ball, Isabel Fletcher Benkelman, Avis Smith Benkelman
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1920's|
This hand tinted photo of Lois in Pearls appears to have been taken in the 1920's or 1930's.
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1930's with her young cousins Bonnie and Barbara Benkelman of Colorado, and her sister-in-law, Isabel Benkelman and nephew Bill|
Bonnie-Margaret on the left, Lois standing behind Mary Barbara, and Isabel (Fletcher) Benkelman touseling Bill's hair.
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1930's|
Wife of James Pease
B. 1904 Michigan D. Florida
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1930's|
Lois was a teacher, as were her sisters and husband.
|At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.|
||Benkelman, Lois ca 1930's or 1940's|
Another hand tinted photo of Lois, possibly dating from the 1930's or 1940's.
||Benkelman, Bonnie-Margaret, Mary Barbara and Robert Fletcher, mid 1940's|
Bonnie and Barbara Benkelman from Colorado with their cousin, Bob Benkelman of Cass City, mid 1940's, at the Annual Striffler-Benkelman Reunion or possibly in Caseville near Lake Huron. The lady to their right, in the print dress, appears to be Lois Benkelman Pease.
||Jesse, Minnie ca 1960, with her children on her 95th birthday|
L to R: Ben Jr standing behind his sisters Lois and Ruth, Minnie, Mae and Sime
The paintings behind the group were all done by Minnie herself, who took up painting as a hobby shortly after her 87th birthday.
- [S469] Williams, Dorothy Ball--Family Researcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3331 Southwest Villa Place, Palm City, FL 34990 ; based in part on BonnieMargaret Benkelman Jacob's unpublished typescript, THE FAMILY BENKELMAN.
- [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/.
- [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).
- [S452] State of Kansas, Cheyenne County, Marriage License..
- [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/, September 15, 1962 (Reliability: 3).
- [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. 134, instead shows location of marriage as Wano, Kansas (Reliability: 3).