1871 - 1964 (93 years)
||Cora Belle Horn [1, 2, 3, 4] |
||3 Feb 1871
||Brown County, Wisconsin [1, 2, 3]
||19 Oct 1964
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan [1, 5]
||Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
- Cass City Enterprise
Local Happening, Page 8
January 1, 1903
Miss Luella Binkelman, who has been the guest of Mrs. G.A. Striffler (Cora Horne) for several months, left on Tuesday morning for her home in Manitowoc, Wisc.
Cass City Chronicle
October 22, 1964
Final Rites for Mrs. Hazard
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Striffler Hazard, a resident of Cass City for more than 60 years, were held Wednesday, October 21, in Little's Funeral Home.
Rev. James Braid, pastor of the first Methodist Church of Cass City, officiated at the service. Mrs. Hazard was buried in the Elkland cemetery.
She died Monday, October 19, in the Stevens Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for five months. She had been in ill health for the past year.
Mrs. Hazard was born on February 3, 1871, in Manitowoc, Wis. In 1900, she married George Albert Striffler in Wisconsin. The couple then moved to Cass City to make their home.
Mr. Striffler died in 1945.
On November 8, 1954, she married Willet V. Hazard in Marysville, Ohio; following their marriage, they also made their home here.
Mrs. Hazard is survived by her husband, a son Irvine Striffler, of Marysville, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. Samuel Smith of Pontiac, one grandchildren; three step grand-children and six step-great-grandchildren.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Summer 2007)
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||John E. Horne, b. Abt 1829, Scotland , d. May 1876, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin (Age ~ 47 years) |
||Mary Jane Clancey, b. 8 Feb 1852, Wisconsin , d. 3 Jul 1916, Wisconsin (Age 64 years) |
||Bef 1871 
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||George Albert Striffler, b. 16 Mar 1864, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 6 Jul 1945, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 81 years) |
||29 Nov 1900
||Manitowoc County, Wisconsin 
| ||1. Irvine Albert Striffler, b. 27 Mar 1906, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 5 Jun 1969, Marysville, Union County, Ohio (Age 63 years)|
||Striffler, George Albert ca 1900's, with his bride Cora Belle Horn Clark|
George and Cora were married in her hometown of Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1900, after which they moved to Cass City, Michigan to make their home. Cora remained very close to her step-grandfather, Leonhard Benkelman of Wisconsin.
||Striffler Home (George and Cora)|
The Cass City Home of George and Cora Striffler. George was a prominent merchant in the early years of the village. The home was later owned by the family of Robert and Lorraine Benkelman. In a 1915 article from HISTORY OF MICHIGAN, it was noted that "Mr. Striffler has recently completed in Cass City a handsome and thoroughly modern house of twelve rooms, the same being the family home and one of the most attractive in the village, even as it is one of the most hospitable,a center of much of the social activity of the community. An appreciable part of the timber utilized in the erection of this building was taken from land owned by Mr. Striffler and is of growth that has been made since the disastrous forest fires which swept this section in 1871. Mr. Striffler himself found satisfaction in assisting in the sawing of the logs into the lumber and shingles for his fine new residence."
||12 Jul 2013 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Willet V. Hazard, b. 6 Feb 1874, d. Apr 1976, Iosco County, Michigan (Age 102 years) |
||9 Nov 1954
||Marysville, Union County, Ohio
||25 Aug 2007 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Striffler Reunion Photo, bet. 1908-1910|
Members of the John Striffler and Mary Benkelman family, around 1908-1910
Standing in the Back row, l to r, UNKNOWN woman in black, Esther Striffler Kaiser, Rudolph Kaiser, Cora Horn Striffler, George Albert Striffler holding his son Irvine, Pastor Schweitzer, Mattie Striffler, Archie Mark, Billy Bien
Seated in the Middle row, l to r, Salome Striffler Bien, Paul Bien, the wife of Pastor Schweitzer, Mary Mark Buehrly, Aunt Lena Benkelman Schwegler (sister of Mary), Martha Mark Darling, Emeline Striffler Mark
Front row, l to r, Mary Rommel Striffler (sister-in-law of John), Christian Striffler (brother of John), John Striffler, Mary Benkelman Striffler, Leonhard Benkelman (brother of Mary), Louisa Benkelman Stiffler (sister of Mary and widow of Jacob)
Seated on ground, l to r, Alma Mark Krahling Seegar, Stanley Bien, Lena Mark Schwegler
PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN WOMAN IN THIS PHOTO
||Benkelman Women ca 1910|
Appears to have been taken at an early family reunion or other gathering, and was titled Benkelman Women, ca 1910. Lorraine "Smitty" Benkelman writes: "the lady seated in the center, on the sidewalk, just to the right of the three little kids, is "Aunt Lena", Mary Magdelena Benkelman Deverney Schwegler. On the top in the center, is Cora Belle Horne Clark Striffler with the white shirt. Behind her, just in front of the door is Minnie Benkelman."
PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS.
||Striffler, George Albert ca 1930's or 1940's (Mrs.)|
Cora Belle Horn Clark
Wife of George Albert Striffler
B. 1871 Wisconsin D. 1964 Michigan
This photo was taken at the same time and same studio as the one of her husband
- [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.
- [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Wisconsin, Manitowac, 3rd Ward (Reliability: 3).
- [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Wisconsin, Manitowoc, Manitowoc Ward 2 9 June 1900 SD 3 ED 72 Sheet 12B 412-227-264 (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. 157, shows her as Cora B. Horne (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 25, September 6, 1965 (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. 157 (Reliability: 3).