Benjamin Benkelman was born in 1863 in Bowmansville, New York. In 1892, he married Wilhelmina Jesse (daughter of George Gesse* and Maria Klevsaat) in Kansas. He died September 7, 1952 in Cass City, Michigan. A search of the Cass City newspapers elicited this obituary.
His wife was my third cousin twice removed.
* These are the spellings I took from the records.
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