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George Henry Zinnecker

Male 1871 - 1955  (83 years)


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  • Name George Henry Zinnecker  [1, 2
    Born 14 Jul 1871  Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Feb 1955  Moore, Fergus County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • Lorraine Smith Benkelman transcribed the following letters from Salome to her brother, George Albert


      November 29, 1888

      Today is Sam and Mary's wedding day. Rev. N. Wienderlich performs the ceremony. I was not invited. Did you know Mr. Champion died last week. Archie has no hired man at present. Elmer Eastman was working for him but he is gone. Johnnie Zinnecker is going to work for his board this winter and go to school. George Zinnecker is a worker here now. Jake Striffler and family have gone to New York on a visit. Mrs. Waldon has a pair of artificial feet.


      The son of John Zinnecker.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, May 19, 1911
      Page Four
      Local Items

      Mrs. George Zinnecker and family, who have been the guests of relatives here for the past week, left Tuesday for Saginaw where they will make their future home.

      Art Peck writes that in 1913, the family moved from Michigan to Devil's Lake, North Dakota in an immigrant wagon. George and Lydia later moved to Garfield County, Montana in 1918, where George engaged in ranching. In 1929, they moved to Lewiston, where he was employed as a carpenter for U.S. Gypsum in Heath. He and Lydia moved to Moore in 1937, where they spent there remaining years.

      According the the 1941 issue of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast (Vol. 5, September 1, 1941),  reported he and his wife were erecting a new home in Moore.
    Person ID I5954  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johannes "John" Zinnecker,   b. 25 Nov 1848, Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1924, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wagner,   b. 19 Mar 1849, Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1926, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1868  Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Zinnecker, John and Elizabeth Wagner Family Photo, ca 1920's
    Zinnecker, John and Elizabeth Wagner Family Photo, ca 1920's
    Johannes Zinnecker was born at Pirmesens, Germany as was wife Elizabeth Wagner. He came to the U.S. in 1868, his wife and baby daughter following him a year later. The family first settled at Ionia coming to Cass City in 1880 starting a farm on Tuscola-Sanilac county line. In the fire of 1881, they lost their barn and farm produce, but were fortunate in saving their home. They raised their family of nine children there.
    Family ID F9559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Striffler,   b. 20 Nov 1874, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1957, Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1893  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, Vol. 7, September 4, 1944, noted that Mr. and Mrs. George Zinnecker of Moore, Montana celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in California at the home of his sister, Mrs. Grover Blades, on Nov. 22, 1944.


      The STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROACAST-1964 reported that Helene Striffler Lucas of Superior, Montana; Catherine Zinnecker Miller of Billings, Montana, Henry Zinnecker of Long Beach, Calif. and Kenneth Zinnecker of Columbus, Ohio were all planning on attending the 1964 Striffler-Benkelman Reunion in Cass City.
    Children 
     1. Louise M. Zinnecker,   b. 2 Jun 1895, Owendale, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1958, Gary, Lake County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Leonard Fred Zinnecker,   b. 1 May 1897, Grant, Newaygo County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1995, East Helena, Lewis And Clark County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     3. Frank Zinnecker,   b. Aft 1897, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     4. Helena Zinnecker,   b. 6 May 1901, Owendale, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Kathryn Zinnecker,   b. 13 May 1905, Brookfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1999, Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     6. Henry George "Hiene" Zinnecker,   b. 24 May 1908, Owendale, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1989, Oceanside, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Dr. Kenneth C. Zinnecker,   b. 2 May 1916, Starkweather, Ramsey County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1997, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Photos
    Zinnecker, George and Lydia (Striffler)
    Zinnecker, George and Lydia (Striffler)
    George and Lydia were married on 22 November 1893 in Cass City
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F3072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1871 - Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1893 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1955 - Moore, Fergus County, Montana Link to Google Earth
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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. [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. 156a (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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.), Volume 18, September 5, 1955 (Reliability: 3).