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Ida Catherine Benkelman

Ida Catherine Benkelman

Female 1902 - 1915  (12 years)

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  • Name Ida Catherine Benkelman  [1
    Born 15 Nov 1902  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jul 1915  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, July 2, 1915
      Local Items
      Page Four

      Miss Ida Benkelman, eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Benkelman, who has been ill with blood poisoning was taken to the hospital Sunday. She underwent an operation Monday and although still very seriously ill her condition is slightly more hopeful. Glen Benkelman of Wilkinsburg, Pa. and Dorus Benkelman of Mackinac Island, were called home by the illness of their sister.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Friday July 9, 1915
      Local Items
      Page Four

      Miss Ida Benkelman is still very seriously ill at the hospital.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Friday July 16, 1915

      Ida Benkelman
      Young Girl, Suffering from Blood Poisoning, Died Sunday Evening

      Ida Catherine, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Benkelman, died in a local hospital Sunday evening after several weeks of patient suffering from blood poisoning.

      No one can explain why a young girl such as Ida was called from this life at twelve. She was the light of a good company of relatives and friends, and bright, happy and cheerful, she carried sunshine wherever she went. Not only in her home, but in the public and the Sabbath schools, where she was a regular and faithful attendant, will she be greatly missed.

      Death is a hard master. He would take the brightest and best, but he cannot even mar memory. It will serve as a balm to wounded hearts.

      Funeral services were held at the residence on Seeger Street Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. J. Feather officiating. Interment was made in Elkland cemetery. Besides the parents, there are left to mourn four brothers, Glen of Wilkinsburg, Pa., Dorus of Mackinac Island and Alvin and John, and one sister, Marie.
    Person ID I853  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Augusta Catherine Freidrika Krehl,   b. 6 Mar 1870, Franklin Center, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1934, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1890  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1902 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jul 1915 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, Alvin Carlton Sr. ca 1902, with his sisters Marie and Ida
    Benkelman, Alvin Carlton Sr. ca 1902, with his sisters Marie and Ida
    Alvin with his younger sisters in 1902. Their older brothers, Glen and Dorus, were not in the photo, and younger brother, John Donald, had not yet been born.
    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, Ida Catherine, ca 1913-1915
    Benkelman, Ida Catherine, ca 1913-1915
    This photo of Ida Catherine holding a doll appears to have been taken shortly before her death at age 12. The July 2, 1915 issue of the Cass City Chronicle reported that "Ida Catherine, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Benkelman, died in a local hospital Sunday evening after several weeks of patient suffering from blood poisoning [Bacterial infection; septicemia]."

    Headstones
    Benkelman, Ida Catherine
    Benkelman, Ida Catherine

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

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

    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. 133 (Reliability: 3).