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Augusta Catherine Freidrika Krehl

Female 1870 - 1934  (63 years)


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  • Name Augusta Catherine Freidrika Krehl  [1, 2
    Born 6 Mar 1870  Franklin Center, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Feb 1934  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The only child of Friederick KREHL and Philippine BLAUFUSS, who were married in Franklin Center, Iowa,on 6 June 1869. The family was in Lee County at the time of the 1870 census, and she was listed as "Kate."

      Alvin Benkelman, a descendant, writes that Fred. KREHL of Wuerttemberg was listed in GERMANS TO AMERICA as arriving on the CONFEDERATION from Havre on 7 June 1856. Some five years after his arrival in this county, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd PA. heavy artillery of the Union Army, and served from 22 Dec 1861 to 21 Dec 1864.

      His wife, Philippine was the daughter of Johannes George BLAUFUSS and Wilhelmina BECKER of Rhein Pfalz, Germany.

      Obituaries

      SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JNO BENKELMAN

      Mrs. John A. Benkelman, 63, died suddenly at her home on West Main street on Thursday morning. Mr. Benkelman had left the home to go to the office of The Farm Produce Co.,  and when he returned about an hour later, he found his wife dead in the dining room. A heart attack is said to have been the cause of her sudden decease. News of her passing came as a great shock to her relatives and friends as her death was most unexpected. Funeral arrangements had not been completed when the Chronicle went to press Thursday afternoon.

      Mrs. John Benkelman

      Funeral services for Mrs. John A. Benkelman, 64, who died suddenly Thursday morning, Feb. 8, were held Sunday, from the home on West Main street, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. P.J. Allured officiated and interment was in Elkland cemetery.

      Augusta Catherine Krehl was born March 6, 1870, at Franklin Center, Iowa. Her mother died when she was two years old and she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Striffler, neighbors of the Krehls. Within a short time, Mrs. Rosina Striffler also answered the final call and soon after Mr. Striffler and family came to live in Cass City, bringing Augusta Catherine with them and she has lived in and near Cass City since. About forty-five years ago, she was united in marriage with John A. Benkelman.

      She is survived by her husband, four sons and one daughter, Glen of Cleveland, Ohio; Dorus, at home; Alvin of Manassas, Va.; John of Detroit; Mrs. James Brown (Marie) of Pigeon; and five grandchildren. One daughter, Ida, preceded her in death.

      (Above courtesy of Alvin Benkelman).
    Person ID I848  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Friedrich Krehl,   b. Abt 1828, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1893, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Philippine Blaufuss,   b. Abt 1835, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1872, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1869  Franklin Center, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Adam Benkelman,   b. 26 Apr 1856, Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1952, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1890  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Glen Frederick Benkelman,   b. 20 Jan 1891, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1970, Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Dorus William Benkelman,   b. 6 Dec 1892, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1973, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Alvin Carlton Benkelman, Sr.,   b. 8 May 1895, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1987, Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Marie Lelia Benkelman,   b. 18 May 1899, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1987, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Ida Catherine Benkelman,   b. 15 Nov 1902, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1915, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     6. John Donald Benkelman,   b. 5 May 1907, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1965, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1870 - Franklin Center, Lee County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1890 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1934 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Krehl, Augusta
    Krehl, Augusta
    Augusta Catherine Krehl was born March 6, 1870, at Franklin Center, Iowa. Her mother died when she was two years old and she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Striffler, neighbors of the Krehls. Within a short time, Mrs. Rosina Striffler also answered the final call and soon after Mr. Striffler and family came to live in Cass City, bringing Augusta Catherine with them and she has lived in and near Cass City since. She married John Adam Benkelman, who had been widowed from his first wife for several years, in 1890.

    This photo, from Marjorie Schwegler Battel's collection, is the only known photo of Augusta as a young girl.
    Striffler, Mary, UNKNOWN, and Augusta Krehl
    Striffler, Mary, UNKNOWN, and Augusta Krehl
    This is thought to be a photo of Mary Striffler (left), with her foster sister, Augusta Krehl. Mary and Augusta were married to brothers, Samuel and John Benkelman. The woman in the center of the photo is not known. It could possibly be their sister, Fannie Stiffler Maier, but based on comparisons to other photos, this is unlikely. Mary was identified through comparison to other known photos. Augusta was positively identified by her son, Alvin C. Benkelman Sr.

    PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU CAN CONFIRM THIS IS MARY STRIFFLER BENKELMAN AND/OR IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN WOMAN IN THE CENTER OF THE PHOTO.
    Benkelman, Adam and Anna Catherine (Schaufele) Descendants ca 1912 Family Reunion
    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)
    Benkelman Brothers with their wives, mid 1920's (Sons of Adam and Catherine Benkelman)
    Benkelman Brothers with their wives, mid 1920's (Sons of Adam and Catherine Benkelman)
    Front Row, L to R: Possibly Alice McDougall Benkelman, Mary Striffler Benkelman, Augusta Krehl Benkelman, Possibly Barbara Rommel Benkelman, Minnie Jesse Benkelman and Samuel Benkelman

    Back Row, L To R: Thought to be George, William, John, and Ben Sr.

    PLEASE HELP US VERIFY THESE ASSUMPTIONS.

    Headstones
    Benkelman, Augusta C. (Krehl)
    Benkelman, Augusta C. (Krehl)

  • Sources 
    1. [S337] Benkelman, Hilda Jane Stickley THE MEMOIRS OF JOHN A. BENKELMAN (Privately Published, 1966).

    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. 133 (Reliability: 3).