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Christina "Christine" Rommel

Female 1831 - 1903  (71 years)


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  • Name Christina "Christine" Rommel  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Christine 
    Born 3 Mar 1831  Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jan 1903  Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Buried Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1965  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Michael Rommel,   b. 23 Nov 1803, Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1888, St. Joseph County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Maria Barbara Frey,   b. 4 Dec 1804, Faurndau, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1873  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1827  Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1284  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Johann Georg "George" Benkelman,   b. 25 Jun 1830, Schneiderhof, Waldhausen Parish, Welzheim, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1908, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1861  Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • In the 1981 unpublished manuscript, BonnieMargaret Jacobs stated that George Benkelman and Christina Rommel were married in Lancaster, New Yorkafter George had returned their from California for a short visit. The families had lived in close proximity in Germany, and BonnieMargaret theorized that "George's plan (to marry her) was well formulated" prior to his trip back to New York. "When she arrived in America, we don't yet know, but she was there and waiting and willing when George returned." Art Peck instead lists the location of their marriage as in Sturgis, Michigan. Christina's father, Michael Rommel, was assesed taxes in Michigan in 1863 and 1864, and younger sister Mary Rommel was married to Christian Striffler in St. Joseph County, MI "prior to returning to Lancaster"...so it appears possible that George and Christina could have been married in either location. In the footnotes to her chapter on Johann Georg Benkelmann, BonnieMargaret also notes that newspaper biographies of George varied in the account of the location of his marriage, one stating he married Christine on his return to New York, another saying he went to Lancaster and then on to Michigan to marry Christine before heading back west.
    Children 
     1. George W. "Denver George" Benkelman,   b. 23 Sep 1862, Blackhawk, Colorado Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1925, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Frank B. Benkelman,   b. May 1864, Denver, Colorado Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1875, Denver, Colorado Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     3. Charles A. Benkelman,   b. 7 Feb 1866, Blackhawk, Colorado Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1917, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Henry J. "Harry" Benkelman,   b. 6 Nov 1867, Blackhawk, Colorado Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1915, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F1283  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1831 - Bünzwangen, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1861 - Lancaster, Erie County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1903 - Denver, Denver County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, Johann Georg ca 1880's with wife Christina Rommel
    Benkelman, Johann Georg ca 1880's with wife Christina Rommel
    George and Christina, both immigrants from Germany, were married in 1861. They raised four sons in Denver, Colorado.

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

    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. 117, 124 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 54921672 (Reliability: 3).

    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.).

    5. [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. 124 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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. 122, 124 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982, He shows that they were married in Sturgis, Michigan. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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. 117 (Reliability: 3).