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Franklin Arthur Striffler

Male 1886 - 1959  (73 years)


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  • Name Franklin Arthur Striffler  [1, 2
    Born 13 Aug 1886  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Sep 1959  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 11 Sep 1959 
    Notes 
    • A list of pupils at the Wright Rural School #4 in 1897 include Alice Striffler, Arlis Vaughan, Chancy Boulton, Emma Cole, Esther Blades, Effie Wallace, Eddie Mark, Frank Cranick, Flossie Wright, Georgie Dennis, Johnie Hulburt, Lizzie Yoos, Lena Mark, Luke Wright, Mary Mark, Minta Wallace, Alice Charlton, Ada Cole, Chester Dennis, Ethel Cole, Etta Wickware, Ethel Charlton, Frank Striffler, Fred Yoos, George Cole, John Wallace, Lizzie Blades, Lillie Wallace, Lenne Striffler, Martha Wright, May Dennis, Ray Hulbert, Stanley Hulbert. Grace Karr, teacher and S. Striffler, Director.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Thursday, September 17, 1959
      Page Six


      Striffler Services Held in EUB Church

      Funeral services for Frank A. Striffler, who died Sept. 8 in Detroit after a long illness, were held Friday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Cass City with the Rev. S. R. Wurtz officiating.

      Mr. Striffler was born in Elkland Township, Aug. 13, 1886, son of the late Solomon and Katherine Stiffler, and spent his youth in the township. He married Pearl Gooden in 1908 and they lived in Detroit from 1916 to 1951, when her retired and moved to Lexington. His wife died in 1958.

      He was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 417, F and AM, the Scottish Rite and Moslem Temple and was a charter member of the Detroit East Side Lions Club.

      Surviving are a daughter, Luella Arehart; a granddaughter, Burke Stiffler Arehart; two brothers, Leonard of Cass City and Louis of Detroit, and three sisters, Alma McKenzie of Cass City, Alice Boulward of Eustis, Fla. And Gertrude Falkenhagen of Stover.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Winter 2007)
    Person ID I5951  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Solomon Striffler,   b. 5 Apr 1859, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1936, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Katherine Eva "Kate" Buerk,   b. 25 Sep 1865, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1938, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1883  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 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
    Family ID F3069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pearl Gooden,   b. 6 Jan 1888, Evergreen Township, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1958, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1908  Windsor, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Infant Striffler,   b. 11 Dec 1909, Croswell, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1909, Croswell, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Luella Irene Striffler,   b. 17 Jan 1914, Deford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1973, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Photos
    Gooden, Earle O and Family, circa 1908 or later
    Gooden, Earle O and Family, circa 1908 or later
    Back row: Franklin Striffler, Earl Gooden, Pearl Gooden Striffler (Franklin's wife)
    Front row: Earle O. Gooden, Florence Atwell Gooden, and Ada Scherlies Gooden (Earl's wife)

    Probably taken after the marriage of Pearl Gooden to Franklin Striffler, which was ca 1908
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F2976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Aug 1886 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1908 - Windsor, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1959 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Striffler, Uncle John's Farm
    Striffler, Uncle John's Farm
    The family gathered at Uncle John's farm to harvest a particularly large pine tree on March 8, 1905. The tree was 112 feet tall and 4 feet, 7 inches in diameter. Written on the back of the photo, in handwriting not familiar to Maggie Battel Bethel who received the photo from her grandmother's collection, are the names Fred Schaf, Albert Striffler, David Striffler, Solomon Striffler, Uncle John Striffler, younger boys Stanley, Paul and Will Bien, and Frank Striffler (l to r). Several unknown men are pictured as well. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU CAN HELP US BETTER IDENTIFY EACH PERSON PICTURED. Please also note that Uncle John had two nephews names Solomon, one the son of his brother Jacob and the other the son of his brother Christian. It is not known positively WHICH Solomon Striffler was present at this event.

    Documents
    Striffler-Benkelman Annual Labor Day Family Reunion, 1936 Newspaper article
    Striffler-Benkelman Annual Labor Day Family Reunion, 1936 Newspaper article
    In the mid 1850's, in Erie County, New York, two sons of Jacob & Otilla Striffler married two Benkelman sisters. Shortly after their marriages, the couples moved to the Michigan frontier, many of their brothers and sisters following them. The two families remained intertwined for subsequent generations. At a reunion of the Henry Striffler family in 1930 it was decided to enlarge the scope of the reunion to include descendants of Henry, Jacob, Joseph, Christian, John and Susan Striffler. Members and "in laws" of these families first gathered at the Assembly grounds in Sebewaing for a reunion in 1932. As the Benkelman-Striffler family had remained very close over the years, all branches of the Benkelman family were invited to their Sixth Reunion, and since that time it remained a joint event. This articles from the 1936 "Cass City Chronicle" details one of the earliest joint reunions. Attended by over 170 family members, the reunion was held on the John Striffler homestead northeast of Cass City, with attendees travelling from Ontario, Ohio and many places in Michigan. President W.D. STRIFFLER presided at a business meeting in 1936, and Harry HUNT, Mrs. S.G BENKELMAN (the former Mary Striffler), and Mrs. Ben SCHWEGLER (the former Joanna Mark) were elected officers for the ensuing year. The first volume of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST was published for the September 1936 reunion.

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

    2. [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).

    3. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982, Listed as 1866 in error. Probably 1886. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.

    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/, Friday, November 10, 1933 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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).