1911 - 1957 (45 years)
||Edward William Schwegler [1, 2, 3] |
||20 Oct 1911
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 2, 3, 4]
||24 Feb 1957
||Coopersville, Ottawa County, Michigan [1, 2, 4, 5]
- The SSDI had his year of birth as 1911, whereas Art Peck had 1913.
The Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, Vol. 5, September 1, 1941, noted that Pvt. Edward W. Schwegler, stationed at Camp Polk, Louisiana, has been hospitalized for the past several weeks. Vol. 7 of this same publication, dated September 4, 1944, noted that he had been honorably discharged from the armed services sometime prior to that date. Volume 17 of the Broadcast, published on September 6, 1954, reported that he had bought a hardware business in Coopersville last fall and his family had moved there.
Cass City Chronicle
March 1, 1957
Edward Schwegler Dies at Coopersville
Edward Schwegler, 45, of Coopersville died Sunday night in a Coopersville hospital to which he had been admitted that day. Mr. Schwegler was a native of Cass City, where he lived until 1944.
Son of Mrs. Alice Schwegler, now of Charlotte, and the late William Schwegler, he was born on the farm now owned by John Zinnecker. He attended the Bird School and was graduated from Cass City High School.
While living in Cass City, he was employed at the Farm Produce office and was a member of Salem Evangelical United Brethren church.
He operated a dairy store in Charlotte after leaving Cass City and entered the hardware business in Coopersville three years ago.
Mr. Schwegler is survived by his wife, Olive, seven year old daughter, Kay Ann; his mother, and a brother, Andrew Schwegler of Lansing.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Coopersville.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, 2007)
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||William John Schwegler, b. 29 Aug 1879, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 22 Jan 1950, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan (Age 70 years) |
||Alice J. Ross, b. 18 Jan 1884, Canada , d. 15 Jul 1964, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan (Age 80 years) |
||3 Sep 1908
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan 
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Olive Lape, b. 3 Sep 1913, d. 27 Apr 2005, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan (Age 91 years) |
||Abt 1948 
||14 Feb 2008 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Schwegler, Edward William ca 1912|
A postcard from the collection of Lean Mark Schwegler, of her nephew Edward, at age one
||Benkelman, Adam and Anna Catherine (Schaufele) Descendants ca 1912 Family Reunion|
Back, Standing, l to r: Mae Benkelman, Kate Schwegler, John Benkelman Sr., Ester Ackerman Benkelman, Minnie Jesse Benkelman, Joe Benkelman, Augusta Krehl Benkelman, Dorus Benkelman, Will Schwegler, Ward Benkelman, Ben Schwegler, Sam Benkelman
Middle Row, kneeling, l to r: Alvin Benkelman, Harold Benkelman, Ruth Benkelman, Marie Benkelman (standing), Lena Benkelman Schwegler, Barbara Rommel Benkelman, Louisa Benkelman Schwegler
Bottom Row, seated, l to r: Bertha Benkelman, Glen Benkelman, Ida Benkelman, Lottie Benkelman, Ben Benkelman Sr. behind his nephew John Donald Benkelman, Lois Benkelman, Ben Benkelman Jr., Alice Ross Schwegler with her baby Edward William Schwegler, and ,facing left, Mary Striffler Benkelman (Mrs. Sam)
(Legend Courtesy of Bonnie-Margaret Benkelman Jacobs)
||Schwegler, Edward and Andrew ca 1913|
Edward, l, and his older brother Andrew, r, sons of William Schwegler and Alice Ross
Cousins Andrew Schwegler, Mildred Schwegler, and Edward Schwegler. Andrew and William were the only sons of William and Alice Schwegler, and Mildred was the first of three daughters born to Ben & Lena Schwegler.
||Schwegler, Edward William ca 1930's|
Husband of Olive Lape
B. 1911 D. 1957 Michigan
Studio portrait taken by A. E. Reed of Saginaw, Michigan
- [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/, March 1, 1957 (Reliability: 3).
- [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp Enumerated 15 and 16 Jan 1920 SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 3A Stamped 99 61-64 (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.), Volume 29, September 2, 1957 (Reliability: 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 11, September 6, 1948. (Reliability: 3).