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Andreas "Andrew" Schwegler

Andreas "Andrew" Schwegler

Male 1849 - 1899  (50 years)

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  • Name Andreas "Andrew" Schwegler  [1, 2
    Nickname Andrew 
    Born 9 Jan 1849  Breech, Börtlingen Parish, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1899  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Cass City, Michigan
      Friday, December 29, 1899
      Page 1

      A Good Man Gone

      Mr. Andrew Schwegler, died at his home in the township on Christmas Day. His demise was the result of heart trouble which was greatly aggravated by a severe injury received about two years ago.

      Mr. Schwegler was born in Germany January 9, 1849. In the year 18?? he imigrated to this country and located for a few years in Alton, New York, where his brother Jo?? resided. In 1874, Mr. Schwegler came to Cass City, and a few months later was united in marriage with Louisa BENKELMAN, who survives him. Besides his widow five children are left to mourn his loss. One child has preceded him to that better land beyond. Mr. Schwegler has been a resident of this township for the past twenty-five years and was one of the most industrious and succesful farmers in the county. The present homestead is the result of hard work and wise management.

      Mr. Schwegler was a member of the Evangelical Church and held various positions of trust during his connections with the society. He was a man of genial nature, beloved in his home circle, and had left a host of friends to whom his sudden death has come as a severe blow.  His death was a victorious one. He spoke of it in a matter of fact way for several days before he passed away. He retained his consciousness up to the last moment, and finally at 8 o'clock, on the day when God proclaimed peace and good will to all men, his spirit left the mortal body and went to that eternal rest where all hardships of life forever cease.


      The transcription of his tombstone reads:

      Schwegler, Andrew, b. 1849, d. 1900, father
    Person ID I883  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johannes Schwägler,   b. 2 Jan 1799, Wangen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1849, Breech, Börtlingen Parish, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Christina Steiner,   b. 25 Jan 1808, Börtlingen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1871, Breech, Börtlingen Parish, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1831  Börtlingen, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Benkelman,   b. 9 Apr 1853, Bowmansville, Town of Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1924, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1874  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Samuel Schwegler,   b. 26 Apr 1875, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1886, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. Laura Schwegler,   b. 30 May 1878, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1961, Puslinch, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. William John Schwegler,   b. 29 Aug 1879, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1950, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Mary Schwegler,   b. 29 Sep 1881, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1933, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     5. Benjamin Adam Schwegler,   b. 15 Feb 1886, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1961, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Catherine "Kate" Schwegler,   b. 8 Jun 1893, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1962, Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Headstones
    Schwegler, Andrew and Louisia (Benkelman), and son Andrew Schwegler
    Schwegler, Andrew and Louisia (Benkelman), and son Andrew Schwegler
    Andrew and Louisa's son, Samuel, predeceased them at age 11; his parents later sharing his marker
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jan 1849 - Breech, Börtlingen Parish, Göppingen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1874 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1899 - 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
    Schwegler, Andrew ca 1883 and Family
    Schwegler, Andrew ca 1883 and Family
    Andrew Schwegler and wife Louisa Benkelman, with children William (b. 1879), Laura (b. 1878), Sam (b. 1875) and Mary (b. 1881), Cass City, Michigan. Marjory Schwegler Battel verified both the identity and order the children were standing in.
    _Schwegler, Andrew
    _Schwegler, Andrew
    Husband of Louisa Benkelman
    B. 1849 Germanyt D. 1899 Michigan

  • Sources 
    1. [S469] Williams, Dorothy Ball--Family Researcher (dotwfl@comcast.net) 3331 Southwest Villa Place, Palm City, FL 34990 ; based in part on BonnieMargaret Benkelman Jacob's unpublished typescript, THE FAMILY BENKELMAN.

    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).

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

    4. [S311] Bonnell, Kathy Brandt (kbonnell@byu.edu) "Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kbonnell, (RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages. This database is one large family tree; everyone is connected by birth or marriage. Many of the families were inputted from the family books which were compiled by the pastors of each village beginning in 1808. Villages include Heiningen, Bartenbach, Gruibingen, Faurdau, Schlat, Hattenhofen, Eislingen, Holzheim, Auendorf , Dürnau, Bezgenriet, Ebersbach , Maitis, Gammelshausen, Börtlingen, Boll, and others. Kathy Brandt Bonnell work directly from German records to the computer.), DOB is instead shown as 9 Jan 1849 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.

    6. [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, September 19, 1924 (Reliability: 3).