1917 - 2006 (89 years)
||Arthur William Battel [1, 2] |
||14 Jan 1917
||Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 2, 3]
||2 Dec 2006
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan 
||Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
- Cass City Chronicle
Thursday, January 8, 1970
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Battel, Mark and Margaret entertained Mr. and Mrs. John Battel Sr. and Dan, Mrs. Lena Schwegler, Misses Patricia and Diane Howe of Knoxville, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. John D. Battel and sons of Dayton, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Sowden, Minnie and Rayford of Caro and Miss Diane Powell at a late New Year's supper Friday evening. Mrs. Forest Klein, daughter Mary and granddaughter Mary Frances of Port Huron joined them for the evening.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Summer 2007)
Arthur W. Battel
Arthur W. Battel, 89, of Cass City died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 in Tendercare Nursing Facility in Cass City.
He was born Jan. 14, 1917 at home in Elkland Township to John and Bessie (Sowden) Battel. He married Marjory Magdalene Schwegler on Nov. 19, 1942 in Cass City Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Arthur was a livestock farmer, raising dairy cows and swine, as well as processed maple syrup on the family farm. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Fraser Presbyterian Church. His family were founding members of the church. Arthur was a 4H member in his youth and a 4H leader as an adult. He was an active supporter of the Tuscola County Fair and the Michigan State Fair, and participated in both by exhibiting livestock. During his years as a member of Fraser Presbyterian Church, Arthur held various offices, including serving as Elder since 1949; he also was a former Sunday School Superintendent.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Marjory; children, John (Reba) Battel of Dandridge, Tenn., Mark (Diane) Battel of Cass City, Margaret (Richard) Battle of Belmont; grandchildren, Michael (Andrea) Battel, Philip (Charise) Battel, Christopher (Kara) Battel, Robert (Sue) Battel, Brenda Battel, Daniel Battel; great-granddaughters, Laura, Elaina, Carla, Addy, Dori, Ella; sister, Lillian (Lawrence) Neaves of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Betsy Sowden of Vassar; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his foster brother, Morris Sowden.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Kranz Funeral Home in Cass City.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 in Kranz Funeral Home, with Rev. David Blackburn officiating. Interment will take place in Elkland Township Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to Fraser Presbyterian Church or the Tuscola County Fair Association.
Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Huron Daily Tribune (www.michigansthumb.com)
- (Research):Census Information:
Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp
Enumerated 16 and 17 Jan 1920
SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 3B
Battel, John W Hd M w 32 M Mich Canada/Eng Canada/Eng Farmer
Battel, Bessie Wf F w 23 M Mich England Mich
Battel, Arthur W Son M W 3 S Mich Mich Mich
Battel, Lilian M Dtr F W 1 1/12 Mich Mich Mich
Battel, Daniel Bro M W 28 S Mich Canada Canada
Battel, Geroge Bro M W 22 S Mich Canada Canada
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Marjory Magdalene Schwegler, b. 26 Apr 1918, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 20 Apr 2008, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 89 years) |
||19 Nov 1942
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 4]
||Battel, Art with wife Marjory (Schwegler)|
Art and Marjory during a tender moment
||4 Aug 2007 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Township Enumerated 15 Apr 1930 ED 79-12 SD 11 Sheet 7A Stamped 203 Apr 16 145-145 (Reliability: 3).
- [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.).
- [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.), Vol. 7, September 4, 1944 (Reliability: 3).