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Fred Leonard Buehrly

Male 1889 - 1971  (82 years)


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  • Name Fred Leonard Buehrly  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 7 May 1889  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Aug 1971  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 8
    Buried 27 Aug 1971  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • His Registration card for the First World War listed his full name as Fred Leonard Buehrly, born May 7, 1889 in Elkland Township. At the time he completed this registration, he was a farmer in Elkland Towship, of medium heighth and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

      Volume 23 of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, dated September 7, 1963, noted that Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buehrly enjoyed a trip to the Upper Peninsula with their grandson, Rob Elliott, and his parents in celebration of his graduation. They spent a week at the Buehrly and Elliott trailers near Wolverine, Michigan.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Thursday, August 26, 1971
      Page 14

      Fred Buehrly dies at grass fire

      A minor grass fire at 7183 Reed Road resulted in the unexpected death of Fred Buehrly, 82, when too much excitement apparently resulted in a heart attack Tuesday, August 24.

      Firemen from Cass City arrived at the Buehrly home to find neighbors, a rural mail carrier, and Buehrly's wife, Mary, fighting the grass fire. It had started when some burning willow branches spread out of control.

      Elwyn HELWIG, fireman, said he asked Mrs. Buehrly where her husband was. She found hime lying in the kitchen by the back door.

      Helwig, a former Army Medic, felt for a pulse, but said he could find nothing. He then radioed for an ambulance. Buehrly was pronounced dead on arrival at Hills and Dales General Hospital.

      A lifelong Cass City resident, he was born March 9, (sic) 1889 to Leonard and Catherine Burke Buehrly. He married the former Mary Mark September 22, 1915, and was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church.

      He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Alice) ELLIOTT of Ubly; a son, Keith, of Livonia and four grandchildren. Also, two brothers, Edward and Lawrence and a sister, Mrs. Elsie ANTHES, all of Cass City. Two sisters preceded him in death.

      The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 27, from the Salem United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ira Wood officiating. The body will lie in state at thet church beginning at noon. Burial will be at Elkland Cemetery. Little's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
    Person ID I4221  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johann Leonhard Buehrly,   b. 21 Feb 1859, Börtlingen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1939, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Catherine Buerk,   b. 16 Aug 1865, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1954, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1885  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    Headstones
    Buehrly, Leonard and Catherine (Buerk)
    Buehrly, Leonard and Catherine (Buerk)
    Family ID F2350  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Mark,   b. 29 Jul 1890, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1987, Ubly, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1915  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 10
    • Name Fred L. Buehrly
      Birth Date 1889
      Birthplace Cass City
      Age 26
      Spouse's Name Mary E. Mark
      Spouse's Birth Date 1890
      Spouse's Birthplace Cass City
      Spouse's Age 25
      Event Date 22 Dec 1915
      Event Place Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan
      Father's Name Leonard Buehrly
      Mother's Name Catherine Burk
      Spouse's Father's Name Archie Mark
      Spouse's Mother's Name Emaline Striffler
      Race White
      Marital Status Single
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Race White
      Spouse's Marital Status Single
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01095-0
      System Origin Michigan-EASy
      GS Film number 983955
      Reference ID p 430 rn 226

      Citing this Record:
      "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC4F-648 : accessed 29 Jul 2013), Fred L. Buehrly and Mary E. Mark, 22 Dec 1915.


      The 1941 issue of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast showed that Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buehrly of Cass City celebrated their 25th anniversary with a dinner at the home of Mrs. Leonard Buehrly on Dec. 22, 1940.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Volume 59, Number 32
      Thursday, November 25, 1965

      Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buehrly

      Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buehrly will be honored at an open house Sunday, Dec. 5, at the EUB Church parlor from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in observance of their golden wedding anniversary.

      Fred Buehrly and the former Mary Mark, both of Cass City, were married in the EUB parsonage on December 22, 1915, with Rev. D.J. Feather officiating.

      Open house arrangements will be made by members of their family and the Golden Rule Class of the EUB Church. Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to attend.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, February 2008)

      The STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST, Volume 26, September 5, 1966, reported that they were honored at an open house given by their children, Keith and Alice.
    Children 
     1. Alice Mae Buehrly,   b. 24 Feb 1918, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1993, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Living
    Headstones
    Buerhly, Fred L. and Mary E. (Mark)
    Buerhly, Fred L. and Mary E. (Mark)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F2349  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1889 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1915 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Aug 1971 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Aug 1971 - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917
    Live Wire Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethern Church Sunday School, Cass City Michigan, ca 1917
    FRONT ROW, l to r, Grant McConnell, class leader; UNKNOWN Clergyman, UNKNOWN class member, William Schwegler, Sam Helwig, George Burg
    SECOND ROW, l to r, Hattie Helwig McConnell, Janet "Jennie" Gardner Buehrly, Minerva Helwig Sherman, Mary Buehrly Striffler, Mary Mark Buehrly
    THIRD ROW; l to r, Alma Striffler Schenck holding her baby Ruth, Lena Helwig Jaus, Lillian Striffler Ricker, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Mary Schwegler Jaus, Jacob Hiller.
    Note: Alma Striffler Schenck's three year old son, Donald, was said to be asleep in the Model T Ford just to the left of the group at the time this photo was taken
    FOURTH ROW: l to r, Elsie Buehrly, Mary Striffler Helwig, Cora Helwig Klinkman, Laura McConnell Hiller, Alice Ross Schwegler, Mary McLellan Joos, Ed Helwig
    FIFTH ROW, l to r, Art Ricker, Erwin Kercher, Ed Buehrly, Harvey Klinkman, UNKNOWN Class Member, Fred Buehrly, Fred Joos
    TOP ROW, l to r, Sol Striffler, Clayton Schenck, Fred Jaus, William Ackerman, Sam Jaus

    It appears that at least 33 of the 36 adults in this Sunday School class were directly related, through either blood or marriage, to the Striffler, Benkelman and Helwig families who emigrated together from Erie County, New York to Tuscola County, Michigan beginning in the 1860's.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    The Kolb and The Mark Sisters, Cass City, Michigan
    The Kolb and The Mark Sisters, Cass City, Michigan
    From the postcard collection of Lena Mark Schwegler of Cass City. She had labeled it "Kolb Sisters, Mark Sisters, Elsie Buehrly, Fred Buehrly and Clarence Kolb

    The Kolb's were children of George Kolb and Maria Katharina Benkelman. The Mark's sisters were daughters of Archie Mark and Emeline Striffler.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [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, March 26, 1954 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S487] Ancestry.com - U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

    4. [S1643] FamilySearch.org, Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995.

    5. [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, August 26, 1971 Page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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, November 25, 1965 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S497] Ancestry.com - Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996.

    8. [S560] Cass City Area Historical & Genealogy Society, "The Way it Was", Thursday, August 26, 1971 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [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. 162 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [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/, July 8, 1987 Page Ten (Reliability: 3).