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John Donald Benkelman

Male 1907 - 1965  (57 years)


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  • Name John Donald Benkelman  [1, 2
    Born 5 May 1907  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1965  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I854  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, 4
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Jean Elizabeth Grant,   b. 5 Apr 1910, Chatham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 2006, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1938  [1
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F627  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 May 1907 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1965 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    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, John Adam ca 1946
    Benkelman, John Adam ca 1946
    John Adam Benkleman with his children and their spouses. Granddaughter Scottie Pritchard identifies those in the photo as follows: "My grandfather John Adam Benkelman front and center with is children and their spouses and I think 2 grandchildren. My parents, Benk and Olive, are on the left. Back row Alvin, Glen, maybe Bill, John's wife, John, maybe Marie's husband and Dorus. Front row Olive, Maude, John Adam, Marie and maybe Ruth her daughter?"

    PLEASE HELP US POSTIVELY IDENTIFY EVERYONE IN THIS PHOTO.

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

    2. [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.).

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

    4. [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).