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James Brown

Male 1900 - 1952  (52 years)


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  • Name James Brown  [1, 2
    Born 4 Jul 1900  Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Aug 1952  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, August 15, 1952

      Mr. and Mrs. Jos. A. Benkelman, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Benkelman and Mr. and Mrs. Dorus Benkelman attended the funeral of James Brown in Pigeon on Saturday. Mrs. Brown is the former Marie Benkelman, who is a cousin of Ward's and a sister to Dorus.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, 2007)
    • (Research):

      Census Information:

      1930 Census
      Michigan, Huron County, McKinley Township
      Enumerated April 14, 1930
      ED 32-22 SD 11 Sheet 3A Stamped 217
      56-57
      Brown, James Head M W 29 M 27 Mich Canada Eng Mich Farmer
      Brown, Marie Wf F W 29 m 26 Mich NY Mich
      Brown, James K Son M W 1 2/12 S Mich Mich Mich
      White, William Lodger M W 46 M England England England Farming
    Person ID I872  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family 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) 
    Married Apr 1926  Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. James Krehl Brown,   b. 8 Feb 1929, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1965, Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1900 - Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Apr 1926 - Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Aug 1952 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    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. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Michigan, Huron County, McKinley Township Enumerated April 14, 1930 ED 32-22 SD 11 Sheet 3A Stamped 217 56-57 (Reliability: 3).

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

    4. [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 15, Sept. 1, 1952. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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/, Friday, August 15, 1952 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1026] Agar, Wm. John, Decker, Michigan, Compiler "Descendants of Adam Benkelman 13 Feb 1824-30 Dec 1897" Ver. Dated 23 July 2007.