1865 - 1938 (72 years)
||Katherine Eva "Kate" Buerk [1, 2, 3] |
||25 Sep 1865
||Württemberg, Germany [1, 2, 4]
||15 Jan 1938
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 2, 4]
||Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
- She was said by Art Peck to be a half sister of Rudolph and Marie Kaiser. Her death certificate showed her as a daughter of Fred Buerk, with her mother's name not listed. The name Fred Buerk may have been in error, as she had an uncle Fred Buerk as well. It could well be that she listed her uncle as her father, as BonnieMargaret Jacobs wrote, on page 162 of her unpublished manuscript about the Benkelman family, that Kate/Katie was raised by Fred Buerk and Catherina Benkelman as if she were their own daughter, who was also named Catherine. To avoid confusion, Katherine Eva was called Kate or Katie, and her elder cousin (by just one month) was called Catherine.
Cass City Chronicle
October 3, 1933
A birthday dinner was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Striffler in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. Striffler and her sister, Mrs. G.E. Krapf. A brother, W.R. Kaiser of Detroit, whose birthday is within a few days of his sisters, was also expected but because of illness was unable to be present. Other guests of the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Striffler, Miss Gertrude Striffler and Russell Atwell, all of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Reagh and family, and Mrs. Alma Schenck and family.
Cass City Chronicle
October 6, 1933
Local Happenings, Page Four
Thursday, September 29, was named as the date for the celebration of four birthdays in the Striffler and Kaiser families and a dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Striffler on Leach street. The birthdays of Mrs. Striffler, Mrs. G.E. Krapf and Grant Reagh, all of Cass City, and W.R. Kaiser of Detroit all occur within a week. Members of all four families were present at dinner.
Cass City Chronicle
Vol. 32, Number 43
Cass City, Michigan, Friday, January 21, 1938
Pioneer Resident Found Dead in Home By Son
Unexpected Passing of Mrs. Solomon Striffler Is Great Shock to Relatives
Returning from an errance to a grocery store to buy supplies for the following day, Leonard Striffler, who makes his home with his mother, Mrs. Solomon Striffler, on the corner of Leach and Third streets, found her dead on the bathroom floor when he returned home about six o'clock Saturday evening. He had been absent but a short time and had left his mother with no sign of any serious ailment. Mrs. Striffler had visited her physician Saturday afternoon because she felt slightly indisposed and her spoke encouragingly of her general health. Relatives and friends were naturally greatly shocked to hear of her sudden and unexpected death. Funeral services were held in the Evangelical church on Tuesday afternoon, Dr. R.N. Holsape, the pastor officiating, in interment was made in Elkland cemetery. Katherine Buerk was born in Waldhausen, Wuertemberg, Germany, September 25, 1865, and came to Elkland township with her grandmother, Mrs. Christine BUERK, in 1873, when she was seven years of age. On November 15, 1883, she and Solomon Striffler were married by the Rev. B.F. Wade, at the home of the bride's uncle, Fred BUERK, in Elkland township. The following spring Mr. Striffler erected a residence on his farm one mile north of Elkland cemetery and here he and Mrs. Striffler lived and reared their children until 15 years ago when they moved to Cass City. Both Mr. and Mrs. Striffler were for many years active members of the Evangelical church, Mrs. Striffler being much interested in the activities of the Ladies' Aid Society. On November 15, 1933, Mr. and Mrs. Striffler celebrated their fiftieth marriage anniversary and many friends and acquantances, those of the pioneer days and those of a more modern age, called at their home to pay their respect and show their love for this venerable couple, who by their spirit and intergrity and kindness had won a large circle of friends in the community where they had long resided.
Mr. Striffler passed away on May 8, 1936.
Mrs. Striffler leaves six children, Frank, Louis, and Miss Gertrude Striffler, all of Detroit, and Leonard Striffler, Mrs. Ira REAGH and Mrs. Alma SCHENCK, all of Cass City; eight grandchildren; a brother W.R. KAISER of Detroit; and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel STRIFFLER of Battle Creek and Mrs. G.E. KRAPF of Cass City. A daughter, Luella, 6, preceded her mother in death.
Friends and relatives from distant points who attended the funeral her Tuesday included Mr. and Mrs. Joseph FRUTCHEY, Mrs. A.D. McINTYRE, Mr. and Mrs. Jack GIBBS, Mrs. Mary CROCKER, all from Saginaw; Miss Icele PASCHALL, MR. J. SPANGLER, E. ATWELL, Mr. and Mrs. Earl GOODEN, Mr. and Mrs. I.H. BLAKELY, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. KAISER, Mr. and Mrs. William QUIGLEY, John, Kenneth and Ruth KAISER, Mrs. Burke AREHART and Mrs. William McINTYRE, all of Detroit; Mrs. Samuel STRIFFLER of Battle Creek; Donald SCHENCK and Miss Genevieve RUEDE of Jackson.
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||??? Bürk, b. Bef 1854, Württemberg, Germany , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Barbara ???, b. Bef 1854, Württemberg, Germany , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Solomon Striffler, b. 5 Apr 1859, Lancaster, Erie County, New York , d. 8 May 1936, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 77 years) |
||15 Nov 1883
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 3, 5, 6]
- Cass City Chronicle
Friday, November 10, 1933
Volume 28, Number 31
An article and photo commerating their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary was featured on page 1
| ||1. Franklin Arthur Striffler, b. 13 Aug 1886, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 8 Sep 1959, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan (Age 73 years)|
| ||2. Alice L. Striffler, b. 30 Mar 1889, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 3 Jan 1966, Eustis, Lake County, Florida (Age 76 years)|
| ||3. Leonard "Len" Striffler, b. 5 May 1891, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 9 Jan 1983, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 91 years)|
| ||4. Alma Louise Striffler, b. 11 Mar 1893, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 24 Jan 1966, Elkton, Huron County, Michigan (Age 72 years)|
| ||5. Anna Luella Striffler, b. 15 Oct 1899, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 1 May 1906, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 6 years)|
| ||6. Louis John Striffler, b. 13 Jan 1903, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 8 Apr 1986, Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan (Age 83 years)|
| ||7. Gertrude Edna Striffler, b. 19 Sep 1905, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 21 Mar 1981, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 75 years)|
||19 Jul 2013 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [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, January 21, 1938 (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. 156, 162 (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. 156 (Reliability: 3).
- [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.
- [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, November 10, 1933 (Reliability: 3).