Bender Family History Records


Date Event Family Author
2024-06-20 Karen Lois (Otter) Bender, wife of Douglas Bender I and mother of Michelle, Michael and Douglas II Bender passed away peacefully this date. Her son Michael was by her side when she passed away at approximately 9:00 PM. Otter Doug Bender Sr
2023-05-21 Jenny Garro Bender passed away this date. She is the wife of Doug Bender Jr and the mother of Levi and Iasac Bender. She passed away peacefully in the afternoon after a long struggle with cancer. Bender Doug Bender Sr.
2022-09-29 Michael Edward Bender passed away this date between 3 and 4 pm EST at his home in Bloomfield Township from cancer. He suffered immensely for some time. The day before passing he entered hospice care and they helped relieve his pain. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2017-07-10 Isaac Aaron Bender born this date to Doug and Jenny Bender at U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Isaac weighed in at 5 lbs., 1 ounce. Welcome Isaac. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2016-10-01 Michael Douglas Bender married Rachel Sword this date in Charleston, South Carolina. Family, Cousins and Friends were all present for the wedding. It was a warm and humid day. Wedding ceremony and reception took place on the Boone Hall Plantation. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2014-10-16 Levi Douglas Bender was born this date at Oakwood Hospital, Riverview, Michigan at approximately 7:30 AM. He is a big boy, weighing in at 9 lbs, 11 oz. Doug and Jenny Bender are his parents. Doug Bender Sr. is his Grand Father. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2014-01-19 Derek James Bender born this date at St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor at approximately 9:30 AM. He was 6 lbs, 9 oz.. Mike and Rachel Bender are his parents. Doug Bender Sr. is his Grand Father. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2011-09-16 Doug Bender II married Jenny Garro this date in St. John's Lutheran Church, Waltz, Michigan. Reception was at Arnaldo's Banquet Center, Riverview, Michigan. Honeymoon in Hawaii. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2011-09-16 Doug Bender II married Jenny Garro this date in St. John's Lutheran Church, Waltz, Michigan. Reception was at Arnaldo's Banquet Center, Riverview, Michigan. Honeymoon in Hawaii. Garro Doug Bender Sr
2011-07-31 Nancy Bender passed away this date. Memorial service was held by family in Yorba Linda, CA on August 21st, 2011. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2010-10-25 Michael Douglas Bender obtained final permit this date on the new construction of his house in Carleton, Michigan. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2010-06-21 Sandy Bender Wilhelm passed away this date at Troy, Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Michigan from her long fight with cancer. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2010-03-23 Michael Douglas Bender obtained building permit this date for his new house construction in Carleton, Michigan. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2009-06-30 Michael Douglas Bender graduated from Detroit Police Academy this date and was sworn in as a Detroit Police Officer at Cobo Hall graduation ceremony. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2009-02-14 Louise Wilhelmina Otter passed away this date at the age of 88 years. Otter Doug Bender Sr
2008-12-16 Doug Bender II became engaged this date to Jenny Garro in Cancun, Mexico. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2008-10-08 Bender Family Biographies web site came online formally this date. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2008-10-06 Michael Bender II started Detroit Police academy this date. This was his first day on the job as Detroit Police officer. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2008-06-28 Donna Marie Nowicki, daughter of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl married Jason Edgar Gilbert in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
2008-03-21 Kennedy Alaina Cleland, the daughter of Brent Charles Cleland & Kristen Michelle Rotary was born in Lansing, Michigan. Cleland Sandy Bender
2007-07-06 Dorothy Jean Lippert Dahl, daughter of Dorothy McQuellan and Otto Lippert, wife of Harold Joseph Dahl, mother of Patricia Dhal Nowicki and Thomas Joseph Dahl, passed away in Troy, Oakland County Michigan at 3pm. Lippert Sandy Bender
2007-07-06 Elenore Dahl McKinin, daughter of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and sister of Marie Dahl Bender, passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 11 pm. She was 95 years old. Dahl Sandy Bender
2006-12-23 Doug Bender Jr. issued final inspection and occupancy certificate. Moves into new home. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2006-06-14 Lea Paluzzi, daughter of Joseph Paluzzi and Shellyann Dahl, born in Detroit, Wayne County Michigan. Paluzzi Sandy Bender
2006-03-16 Doug Bender Jr. started his new house in Huron Township, Michigan. The building permit was issued. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2005-09-18 Michael Pacheco married Nicole Ann Hopper this date. Pacheco Doug Bender Sr
2004-11-12 Autumn Sierra Blais, daughter of Mark Blais and Nicole Marie White Blais born in Anaheim Hills, California. Blais Sandy Bender
2004-11-01 Kathleen Marie Prabel Bender, wife of Doug Bender Sr. passed away from pancreatic cancer. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2004-01-30 Michael Anthony Paluzzi, son of Joseph Paluzzi and Shelleyann Dahl, was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Paluzzi Sandy Bender
2003-10-06 Anthony Quain, son of Dennis Quain and Jennifer Dahl was born in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan. Quain Sandy Bender
2003-08-09 Gabriel Decker Cleland, son of Brent Charles Cleland and Kristen Michelle Rotary born in Lansing, Michigan. Cleland Sandy Bender
2003-06-13 Douglas Paul Bender married Kathleen Marie Prabel. Bender Sandy Bender
2003-04-14 Kaylee Christine Pacheco, child of Michael Joachim Pacheco and Nicole Ann Hopper, born in Downey, California. Kaylee is the great grandchild of Nancy Bender Stephens. Pacheco Sandy Bender
2003-04-05 Clarence Herman Otter passed away this date. Otter Doug Bender Sr
2003-03-15 Brent Charles Cleland wed Kristen Michelle Rotary in St. Johns, MI on Sat. March 15, 2003. Cleland Kristen Cleland
2002-12-05 Marie Dahl Bender, wife of Edward Paul Bender and mother of Nancy Bender Stephens, Michael Bender, Sandy Bender Wilhelm, Bill Bender and Douglas Paul Bender, died in her own home at 45430 Grant Park, Utica after having 7 strokes, congestive heart failure and kidney failure of 3 years duration. Dahl Sandy Bender
2002-10-04 Jill Marie Smith married Leonard Suchar. Smith Sandy Bender
2002-04-08 Doug Bender Jr. sworn in this date as Monroe County Deputy Sheriff. Bender Doug Bender Sr
2001-11-08 Joseph Paluzzi, son of Joseph Paluzzi and Shelleyann Dahl was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Paluzzi Sandy Bender
2001-10-08 Kaitlyn Marie Blais, daughter of Mark Blais and Nicole Marie White Blais born in Newport Beach, California. She was the 5th generation of Marie in the Dahl family line and had her professional pictures taken with her great great grandmother Marie Dahl Bender in November, 2001. Blais Sandy Bender
2001-09-06 Matthew Kilpatrick, son of Amber Tymczak, born. Kilpatrick Sandy Bender
2001-07-19 Ashley Marie Quain, daughter of Dennis Quain and Jennifer Marie Dahl was born in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. Quain Sandy Bender
2000-06-23 Emily Zindorf, daughter of Donald Zindorf and Amy Lynn Smith was born in Georgia. Zindorf Sandy Bender
2000-03-03 Jennifer Marie Dahl married Dennis Quain in Maui, Hawaii. Dahl Sandy Bender
2000-01-17 Devon John Blais, the son of Mark Blais and Nicole Marie Blais was born in Irvine, California. His Great Great Grandma Marie Dahl Bender flew out to California to witness her first gr gr grandchild in the new 21st century. Blais Sandy Bender
1998-12-17 Maria Kathleen Paluzzi, daughter of Joseph Paluzzi and Shelleyann Dahl, was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Paluzzi Sandy Bender
1997-12-19 Donald Hunter Stephens passed away in Orange, California. Stephens Sandy Bender
1997-11-08 Shellyann Marie Dahl married Joseph Paluzzi in Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1997-06-05 Nicole Marie White married Mark J Blais in Santa Ana. California. Nicole is the daughter of Linda Marie Stephens White and the adopted daughter of Gregory White. She is also the granddaughter of Nancy Marie Bender Stephens and the great granddaughter of Marie Dahl Bender. White Sandy Bender
1997-01-20 Kelli Rae DeGrendel, daughter of Glenn Alexander DeGrendel and Diane Lynn Nowicki was born in Clinton Townsip, Macomb County, Michigan. DeGrendel Sandy Bender
1996-10-28 Alisha Marie Quain, daughter of Dennis Quain and Jennifer Dahl was born in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. Quain Sandy Bender
1996-06-02 Nicole Marie White married Mark Blais this date Blais Doug Bender Sr
1996-06-01 Denise Ann Nowicki, daughter of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl, married Matthew Radhs in Shelby Township, Macomb county, Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1996-05-02 Roxanne Nicole Stephens, daughter of Craig Michael Stephens and Mary Anne Hinojosa Stephens born in Riverside, California. Stephens Sandy Bender
1996-03-09 Bailey Zindorf, son of Donald Zindorf and Amy Lynn Smith was born in Georgia. Bailey is Brandon’s twin. Zindorf Sandy Bender
1996-03-09 Brandon Zindorf, son of Donald Zindorf and Amy Lynn Smith was born in Georgia. Brandon is Bailey’s twin. Zindorf Sandy Bender
1995-05-08 Amy Lynn Smith married Donald Zindorf in Georgia. Smith Sandy Bender
1994-02-17 Valerie Stephens, daughter of Craig and Mary Anne Hinojosa Stephens born in Anaheim Hills, California. Stephens Sandy Bender
1993-09-12 Craig Michael Stephens and Mary Anne Hinojosa married in Orange, California. Stephens Sandy Bender
1993-01-11 Werner Wilhelm, husband of Sandy Bender Wilhelm passed away in Utica, Michigan of heart and kidney failure. He was 64 years old. Wilhelm Sandy Bender
1992-12-26 Hunter Coyle Stephens passed away in Detroit, Michigan. Cause of death was a stroke and bleeding ulcer. His body was donated to Wayne State University school of medicine. He was cremated and his ashes were buried on 13 Dec 1978 in Metropolitan Memorial Gardens, 48300 Willow Rd, Belleville, Michigan in the Garden of Hope section with a university marker. Stephens Sandy Bender
1992-08-24 Sandy J. Bender, daughter of Edward Paul Bender and Marie Henrietta Dahl, married Werner Wilhelm in Sebring, Florida. Bender Sandy Bender
1992-05-22 Jesse Reed DeGrendel, son of Glen Alexander DeGrendel and Diane Lynn Nowicki was born in Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan. DeGrendel Sandy Bender
1990-08-31 Lauren Ashley Mueting, daughter of Mueting and Lori Ann Smith, was born in Georgia. Mueting Sandy Bender
1990-08-23 Jacob Ryan DeGrendel son of Glen Alexander DeGrendel and Diane Nowicki was born in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan. DeGrendel Sandy Bender
1990-06-12 Patrick K. Stephens, son of Warren Donald Stephens and Jacqueline P. Prince born in Davidsonville, Maryland. Stephens Sandy Bender
1988-09-11 Ashley Kristine Meyer, daughter of Donna Stephens Meyer and George Meyer, born in California. She is the great-granddaughter of Edward and Marie Dahl Bender. Meyer Sandy Bender
1988-06-09 Scott Michael Stephens, son of Craig Stephens, and Mary Anne Hinojosa Stephens, born in Pomona, California. Craig is the grandson of Marie Dahl Bender and Edward Bender. Stephens Sandy Bender
1987-05-24 Casey Shea Coleen Stephens, daughter of Warren Stephens and Jacqueline Prince born in Davidsonville, Maryland. Warren is the son of Nancy Bender Stephens and the grandson of Edward Bender and Marie Dahl Bender. Stephens Sandy Bender
1987-04-24 Casey Shea Coleen Stephens, daughter of Warren Stephens and Jacqueline Prince born in Davidsonville, Maryland. Stephens Sandy Bender
1987-04-11 Dianne Lynn Nowicki, daughter of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl, married Glenn Alexander DeGrendel in Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1986-12-30 Laura Marie Nowicki, daughter of David Alan Nowicki and Suzanne Michelle Schwartz was born in Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1984-10-05 Robert Thomas Nowicki, son of David Nowicki and Susanne Schwarz was born in Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1984-08-29 Harold Joseph Dahl, son of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl and William F. Dahl Sr., buried. Funeral was at Sullivan Funeral Home on Hall in Utica, mass was at St. Ephrem's in Sterling Heights and burial was in Resurrection cemetery in Clinton Township. His family had prepared a folder for his funeral mass. Was only 67 years old. Dahl Sandy Bender
1984-08-26 Harold Joseph (Shorty) Dahl, brother of Marie Dahl Bender, died in William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak of kidney and circulatory failure. He was the husband of Dorothy Jean Lippert and the father of Patricia and Thomas. Dahl Sandy Bender
1984-07-02 Bear Bender, Sandy Bender's German Shepard, was born at Whistledown Kennel in Algonac. Bender Sandy Bender
1984-03-15 Mildred Dahl Stocker buried. She was laid out at Weitenburner's Funeral Home and was buried next to her husband, George and son Earl in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Detroit at 6 Mile and Van Dyke. Dahl Sandy Bender
1984-03-12 Mildred Dahl Stocker, daughter of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and sister of Marie Dahl Bender, and mother of Doris and Earl George Stocker, died in Bon Secour hospital of colon cancer. Mildred was the sunshine of our family, always ready with a smile and lots of fun, always ready for a fun filled game of cards. Dahl Sandy Bender
1982-10-29 David Alan Nowicki, son of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl married Suzanne Marie Schwartz in St. Clair Shores, Macomb county, Michigan. Suzanne is the daughter of Joseph Schwartz and Angeline Orlando. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1982-07-29 Taffy operated on for a hemangioparecytoma. Died on this tumor on the 10 of October 1983. Bender Sandy Bender
1982-07-02 Edward Bender, husband of Marie Dahl Bender and father of Nancy, Michael, Sandy, William and Douglas, buried in St. Lawrence cemetery in Utica. His funeral mass was said from St. Lawrence Church in Utica. The family printed a funeral mass booklet for his services. The most memorable moments of this day for me was when they sang ""Gentle Woman"", tolled the mournful church bells as we were leaving the church, and at the cemetery when Craig and I were there watching the burial the sexton turned to me and asked if there was any jewelry that I might want to take off dad's dead body! The funeral luncheon was at the Sweden Haus in Utica. Just about all of dad's relatives were there and most of moms'. Ed Gamache kept saying over and over that he never thought he'd outlive dad. Bender Sandy Bender
1982-06-29 Edward Paul Bender, son of Henry Charles Bender and Elizabeth Mary Ott, husband of Marie Dahl Bender, and father of Nancy, Michael, Sandy, William and Douglas Bender, had a massive heart attack and passed away in St. Joseph West hospital in Clinton Township at 6:25 am. Edward had been in deep shock over the loss of his son Bill & at 5 pm on the 28 of June 1982 he had a major heart attack in his home at 45430 Grant Pk in Utica and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital where he was put in the intensive care unit. They said that over 75% of his heart had been destroyed by this heart attack. At 6:23 am he awoke with another heart attack and quickly went into cardiac arrest. They worked on him for over 1 hour to no avail. He was pronounced dead at 7:25 am. Marie and Sandy went to the hospital and viewed his body for one last time, saying their final farewells, then left and went to Sullivan's Funeral Home to make the final arrangements. Ed had the same funeral as Bill, except in a different room. He had the same casket, the same mass card, and the same people came to visit him. Bender Sandy Bender
1982-06-18 William Henry Bender buried in St. Lawrence cemetery in Utica. He was laid out at Sullivan Funeral Home in Utica and his funeral mass was said at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Afterwards the funeral luncheon was at the VFW hall on Auburn and Dequindre in Shelby Township. Bender Sandy Bender
1982-06-15 William Henry Bender, son of Edward Paul Bender & Marie Dahl Bender, passed away in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Allen Park of aspiration pneumonia. Bender Sandy Bender
1982-05-13 William Bender, son of Edward Bender and Marie Dahl Bender, went into a diabetic coma at St. Joseph Hospital in Mt Clemens and succumbed in this coma one month and 2 days later. Bender Sandy Bender
1982-01-03 Mildred Bender Neff died in Saratoga hospital, Detroit, laid out at Arnold's funeral home and buried in Forestlawn with her husband, Harold Sanderson Neff and his family. She is the sister of Edward Paul Bender and the daughter of Henry Charles Bender & Elisabeth Mary Ott. She died of circulatory collapse due to old age. Bender Sandy Bender
1981-12-15 Emily Nicole Rotary was born this date Rotary Doug Bender Sr
1981-10-01 Warren Donald Stephens and Jacqueline Prince married in Maryland. Stephens Sandy Bender
1981-06-01 Brent Charles Cleland was born. He is the husband of Kristen Rotary. Cleland Sandy Bender
1981-03-05 Jennifer Bartos born, the daughter of Patti DeMaria Bartos, the great granddaughter of Elenore Dahl McKinin, the sister of Marie Dahl Bender. Her father is Edward Bartos. Bartos Sandy Bender
1980-10-13 Sandy interviewed Mildred Dahl Stocker re: the Dahl and Rehfeldt family history. Dahl Sandy Bender
1980-08-27 Douglas Paul Bender Jr., son of Douglas Sr. and Karen Lois Otter Bender, was born in Seaway Hospital in Trenton, Michigan. Bender Sandy Bender
1980-05-08 Anna Dahl Galvin died. She was the daughter of of Minna and Fred Dahl. She lived at 8144 Cadillac in Warren, the home where Minna Dahl was laid out in 1944. Dahl Sandy Bender
1980-04-28 Kristen Rotary, daughter of David Rotary and Laurie De Maria Rotary, born. Kristen is the great granddaughter of Elenore Dahl Mc Kinin. Rotary Sandy Bender
1980-04-28 Kristen Michelle Rotary was born this date Rotary Doug Bender Sr
1980-01-05 George (Sonny) Stocker, husband of Mildred Dahl Stocker, died of a stroke. He was laid out at Weitenberner's Funeral Home on Gratiot Ave and buried with his son Earl George Stocker in their family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Detroit. Stocker Sandy Bender
1979-09-18 Amber Tymczak, daughter of Kenneth Tymczak and Debra Dahl born in Detroit, Michigan. Tymczak Sandy Bender
1979-09-14 Herman McKinin, husband of Elenore Dahl McKinin died in Pampano Beach, Florida of cancer and its complications. Is buried in Florida. McKinin Sandy Bender
1979-04-16 Nicole Ann Hopper, mother of Kaylee Christine Pacheco and wife of Michael Pacheco, born. Hopper Sandy Bender
1978-11-30 Brandon Rotary, son of David Rotary and Laurie De Maria Rotary, great-grandson of Elenore Dahl Me Kinin, born. Rotary Sandy Bender
1978-11-30 Brandon Scott Rotary was born this date Rotary Doug Bender Sr
1978-10-28 Michael Joaquin Pacheco, son of Alfredo Pacheco and Donna Stephens Pacheco, born in Anaheim California. Great-grandson of Marie Dahl & Edward Paul Bender. Pacheco Sandy Bender
1978-07-20 Michael Douglas Bender II, son of Douglas Paul Bender and Karen Lois Otter Bender, born in Seaway hospital, Trenton, Michigan. Bender Sandy Bender
1977-08-17 Heather Tymczak, daughter of Debra Dahl and Kenneth Tymczak was born in Detroit, Michigan. Tymczak Sandy Bender
1977-07-28 Michelle Marie Bender, daughter of Douglas Paul Bender I and Karen Lois Otter Bender, born in Seaway hospital, Trenton, Michigan. Bender Sandy Bender
1977-03-26 Linda Stephens married Gregory White in California. Linda is the daughter of Nancy Bender Stephens and Donald Hunter Stephens, the grand daughter of Marie Dahl Bender & Edward Bender. Stephens Sandy Bender
1976-06-19 Douglas Paul Bender, son of Marie Dahl Bender and Edward Paul Bender, married Karen Lois Otter in St. John Lutheran Church in Waltz. Bender Sandy Bender
1975-09-25 Michelle Marie Pacheco, daughter of Donna Stephens Pacheco Catron Meyer Nicas and Alfredo Pacheco born in Anaheim California. Michelle is the granddaughter of Marie Dahl Bender and Edward Bender. Pacheco Sandy Bender
1975-03-07 Donna Stephens married Alfredo Pacheco. They had 2 children, Michelle Marie and Michael Joaquin. Stephens Sandy Bender
1974-05-05 Nicole Stephens White Blais born, the daughter of Linda Stephens White and Richard Miston. Nicole was adopted by Gregory White in 1977. Her great great grandmother Marie Dahl Bender was present at her birth as Nicole was the first great grandchild of that generation. White Sandy Bender
1974-04-01 Harold Sanderson Neff, husband of Mildred Bender Neff, passed away in Mt. Clemens General Hospital at the age of 80 of a bad heart. He suffered much from his heart for the last 8 days. He begged for his daughter Sally to come back to Michigan so he could see and talk to her one more time before his death, offering to pay her plane fare. She never came. Neff Sandy Bender
1972-09-16 Jason Edgar Gilbert, husband of Donna Marie Nowicki was born in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. Gilbert Sandy Bender
1972-04-21 Jennifer Marie Dahl, daughter of Thomas Joseph Dahl and Janice Gahlau was born in Warren, Macomb county, Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1971-10-06 Mark Blais, son of Archibald Blais and Cheryl Anne Tymoski Blais born in Albany, New York. Blais Sandy Bender
1970-12-12 Norman John Bender buried. He was laid out at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home at Harper off Outer Drive in Detroit. Norman's sons asked Agnes Radtke Bender which funeral parlor to use, and she suggested Harris which was 3 blocks from her home. Harris, unfortunately was the most expensive one in the area. Norman had a nice gray metal casket. He looked more like his dad, Henry Charles Bender in death than he did in life. We soon ran into a problem with religion. Norman and his older family were all Catholic and expected a Catholic service. However, his son Richard was Jehovah's Witness and wanted that religion for the service. The other kids were of no denomination, but had the feeling that Jehovah Witness Religion was really going to upset the apple cart. It did, too. The final sermon in the funeral parlor was given by the Jehovah Witness preacher. He sure did a good job of upsetting all Norman's very elderly brothers and sisters by telling them that when you're dead, your dead. Forget about life after death. Sure didn't go over too well with poor Uncle Art who was quite frail and had less than 1-year left. Bender Sandy Bender
1970-12-09 Norman John Bender, son of Elisabeth Mary Ott Bender & Henry Charles Bender, suffered a stroke in his and Harold's apartment in the Parkside Projects on the 9th of November and was taken by ambulance to St. John Hospital in Detroit. He had been repairing Harold's TV. set when suddenly he was fascinated to see that the screwdriver started to float in midair! He then noticed that his arm was floating in midair too. His arm just sort of floated and danced around in mid air all by itself. When he walked across the room to sit down on the couch he noticed that his leg on that side didn't feel or act right either. So he laid down for awhile, then he noticed that his body on that side seemed to be losing sensation and control. He had Harold call an ambulance. The hospital diagnosed it as a stroke and a few days later decided to do a angiogram. That was a big, big mistake. It completely blocked the flow of blood to the brain and Norman lost consciousness. Before that happened, though, a Catholic priest sauntered into his room, heard his confession, covering his entire adult lifetime, forgave him his sins, gave him the last rites, and sent him on his way homeward. Norman sure lucked out in his last hours. Norman became very agitated in his last coma, so his ex-wife Evelyn sat with him and soothed him by speaking of events in their past lives that she thought he would enjoy reliving. He did enjoy it and settled right down. Evelyn said she was exhausted with all that talking day after day. Bender Sandy Bender
1970-09-06 Warren Donald Stephens, son of Nancy Bender & Donald Stephens, married Sally Smith in Cypress California. Stephens Sandy Bender
1970-07-24 Archibald Blais and Cheryl Anne Timoski married in Albany New York. They are the parents of Mark Blais, and the grandparents of Devon John and Kaitlyn Marie Blais. Blais Sandy Bender
1970-07-04 Taffy, the Edward Bender family cockapoo, was born on the lake at 9 pm just as the firecrackers were going off. She was given to us by Steve Trendal, a friend of Bill's. She lived for 13 years and 3 months. Bender Sandy Bender
1970-04-27 Sandy Bender, daughter of Marie Dahl Bender and Edward Bender, started working for Social Services after receiving her degree from Wayne State University in March. Bender Sandy Bender
1969-12-19 Real birthday of Henry Charles Bender, husband of Elisabeth Ott Bender and father of Edward Paul Bender. He was the son of Henry J. Bender and Katherine Klein Bender. He was born in Michigan about 2 years after his parents moved here from the Cleveland, Ohio area. The Benders still have some relatives living in Sterling, Ohio, the Sangers. Bender Sandy Bender
1969-06-19 Amy Lynn Smith, the daughter of William Alexander Smith and Sharon Smith was born in Detroit, Michigan. Smith Sandy Bender
1968-08-14 Joseph Paluzzi, husband of Shellyann Dahl was born. Paluzzi Sandy Bender
1968-05-08 Sonya Marie Dahl, daughter of Thomas Joseph Dahl and Janice Gahlau was born in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1967-05-19 Jill Marie Smith, the daughter of William Alexander Smith and Sharon Smith was born in Detroit, Michigan. Smith Sandy Bender
1967-05-15 Denise Ann Nowicki, daughter of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl was born in Detroit, Wayne County Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1967-02-16 Shelly Ann Marie Dahl, daughter of Thomas Joseph Dahl and Janice Gahlau was born in Warren, Macomb county, Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1966-03-03 Thomas Joseph Dahl, son of Harold Joseph Dahl and Dorothy Jean Lippert, married Janice Gahlau in Macomb county, Michigan.. Dahl Sandy Bender
1965-09-11 Donna Marie Nowicki, daughter of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl was born in Detroit, Wayne County Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1965-01-26 Tillie Rehfeldt Doench Meinke Vandervoort buried in Forestlawn cemetery, Detroit. She had been laid out by the Loren A. Wagner Funeral Home in Detroit. Her daughter Helen Fontaine came from New York for the funeral. She had been attended in her last illness by Dr. Robert Fogt. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1965-01-18 Craig Michael Stephens born. He is the son of Nancy Bender Stephens and Donald Stephens, and the grandchild of Marie Dahl and Edward Bender. Stephens Sandy Bender
1964-09-22 Lori Ann Smith, daughter of William Alexander Smith and Sharon Dahl was born in Detroit, Michigan. Smith Sandy Bender
1964-09-22 Lori Ann Smith, the daughter of William Alexander Smith and Sharon Dahl was born in Detroit, Michigan. Smith Sandy Bender
1964-08-29 Matthew Radhs, husband of Denise Ann Nowicki born Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Radhs Sandy Bender
1964-06-19 Dennis Quain, husband of Jennifer Marie Dahl, was born in Michigan. Quain Sandy Bender
1964-02-14 Sharon Dahl married William Alexander Smith in Detroit, Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1963-11-01 Hattie Rehfeldt Forkel, daughter of John Charles Rehfeldt and Pauline Bruckner, sister of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, died in Walled Lake, Michigan. She is buried in White Chapel cemetery on 18 mile and Crooks Rd in Troy, Michigan. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1963-10-06 Judy DeMaria Wilds born, the daughter of Frank & Marianne McKinin DeMaria, the granddaughter of Elenore Dahl McKinin. DeMaria Sandy Bender
1963-05-07 Douglas Bender I, son of Edward Bender and Marie Dahl Bender confirmed in St Matthias Church. His sponsor was David Gamache, his cousin. Bender Sandy Bender
1962-09-13 Dianne Lynn Nowicki, daughter of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl was born in Detroit, Wayne County Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1962-02-07 Genevieve Decaire Dahl, wife of William Dahl II of Woodslee, Canada died at the age of 75. She was the mother of Walter, Isabelle, Bertha, Ida & Beatrice. She is buried in the St. Simon & Jude cemetery just south of Belle River. Decaire Sandy Bender
1962-01-25 Glenn Alexander DeGrendel was born in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan. He is the husband of Diane Lynn Nowicki. DeGrendel Sandy Bender
1961-09-23 David Alan Nowicki, son of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1961-07-14 David Alan Nowicki, son of Chester Nowicki and Patricia Dahl married Suzanne Michelle Schwartz in St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Michigan. Nowicki Sandy Bender
1960-06-18 Patricia Dahl married Chester Nowicki. Pat is the daughter of Harold Joseph Dahl and Dorothy Jean Lippert Dahl. Dahl Sandy Bender
1960-06-18 Patricia Dahl, daughter of Harold Joseph Dahl and Dorothy Jean Lippert, married Chester Nowicki in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. Chester is the son of Leo Nowicki and Pelagia Skowronek. Dahl Sandy Bender
1959-02-09 Lucy Bruckner, grandchild of Charles Bruckner & Catherine Hilsendagen, buried with her grandparents in Woodmere cemetery, section A5, lot # 810. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1959-02-06 Lucy Bruckner, grandchild of Charles Bruckner and Catherine Hilsendagen, died. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1959-01-04 Charles Rehfeldt, brother of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and son of Pauline Bruckner & Charles John Rehfeldt, died in Detroit, Michigan of cancer. He was the father of Marge Rehfeldt Moran, 1st cousin of Marie Dahl. The family had called him Bud. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1958-11-21 Frank Dahl buried in section 46 of Mt. Olivet cemetery. Clara claimed that she paid for the plane fare, hospital bill and burial out of her own funds. Frank was the son of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and Fred Dahl, the brother of Bill Dahl Sr. and the husband of Celia Chapp Dahl. Dahl Sandy Bender
1958-01-16 Donna Stephens Pacheco Catron Meyer Nicas born. She is the daughter of Nancy Bender Stephens and Donald Hunter Stephens, and the grandchild of Edward Paul Bender and Marie Dahl Bender. Stephens Sandy Bender
1956-03-15 Patti De Maria Bartos born, the daughter of Frank DeMaria and Marianne Mc Kinin DeMaria, the granddaughter of Elenore Dahl McKinin. DeMaria Sandy Bender
1956-02-29 Sandy Bender, daughter of Edward Paul Bender Marie Dahl Bender, was confirmed in St. John Berchman's Church in Detroit. Her sponsor was her sister Nancy Bender Stephens. Sandy took the confirmation name Helen, in honor of her grandmother Nellie, who had died the year before. (Helen is the Christian equivalent of Nellie.) Bender Sandy Bender
1956-02-29 William Henry Bender, son of Edward Paul Bender and Marie Dahl Bender, received his first communion in St. John Berchman's Church on Lakeview and Warren in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1955-05-15 Linda Marie Stephens White, daughter of Donald Stephens and Nancy Marie Bender Stephens, was born in Cottage hospital in Grosse Pointe. Dr. Me Call delivered her. Nancy was celebrating Mike's birthday at 4651 Alter Rd and was eating dinner in the afternoon when suddenly labor started. I'm going to finish this birthday dinner first, Nancy declared to all of us. Just when it was time for dessert Nancy got a funny look on her face and said she'd better skip dessert and get to the hospital before it was too late! Later on she told us how she suffered for eating that big of a dinner while in labor! Stephens Sandy Bender
1955-03-28 Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl buried. She was laid out at Van Lerberghe Funeral Home at Lakeview and Warren in Detroit, her funeral mass was said in the upper church at St. John Berchman's Church in Detroit, and she was buried in Section 46 of the Dahl family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Detroit with her in‑laws, Minna & Fred Dahl. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1955-03-25 Nellie Dahl Rehfeldt, mother of Marie Dahl Bender, and daughter of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt and John Charles Rehfeldt, died in Plymouth General hospital from the complications of diabetes. She had gone into a diabetic coma the week before, came out of the coma without problems with proper medical treatment, and then her heart gave out from the strain of the coma. The physician had warned the family that this might happen. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1954-08-20 David George Rotary was born this date Rotary Doug Bender Sr
1953-12-24 Laurie DeMaria Rotary, daughter of Frank De Maria and Marianne McKinin DeMaria, born. Frank was in service in Mississippi at the time. DeMaria Sandy Bender
1953-12-24 Laurie DeMaria Rotary was born this date Rotary Doug Bender Sr
1953-08-29 Mary Anne Hinojosa Stephens, wife of Craig Michael Stephens born in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of Salvador Hinojosa and Adeline Magdaleno. Hinojosa Sandy Bender
1953-08-01 Warren Donald Stephens, son of Nancy Bender Stephens and Donald Hunter Stephens born in Cottage Hospital in Detroit. Delivered by Dr. Mc Call. Lived across the street from Edward Bender in Van Heusen's house on Alter Rd. Stephens Sandy Bender
1952-12-31 Fred Ott, brother of Judge Louis Ott and cousin of the late Elizabeth Ott Bender, buried from St. Ambrose Church in Detroit. He lived at 538 Barrington in Grosse Pointe. He was laid out by the Ralph Bourgeois Funeral Home at 8339 Mack Ave. He died of a heart attack suffered a few days earlier. He was 72 years old. He was a Spanish American War Veteran. Ott Sandy Bender
1952-12-31 Constance Dahl, young daughter of Edward and Constance Dahl, buried in section 46 of Mt Olivet cemetery with her great grandparents. Edward is Anna Dahl Galvin's child who was raised by Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel. Dahl Sandy Bender
1952-06-20 Douglas Paul Bender, son of Marie Dahl Bender and Edward Paul Bender, born at 4651 Alter Rd in Detroit. Dr. Gilroy delivered him at the Art Center Hospital at Woodward and Kirby in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1952-04-30 Mary M. Haldorfer Becker Krausman, wife of John H. Becker, was buried in subdivision 2 section L of Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit. Haldorfer Sandy Bender
1951-11-13 Dr. Robert Fogt became Tillie Rehfeldt Doench's family physician, treating her for diabetes, heart disease and recurrent strokes. He was her physician from this date until her death on the 23 of January 1965. Fogt Sandy Bender
1951-10-24 Nancy Bender Stephens, daughter of Edward Bender & Marie Dahl, married Donald Hunter Stephens in Angola, Indiana. Nancy went first with just Don's parents, but had to return home, as the Justice of the Peace would not marry her with her parent's consent. Don, Nancy, Hunter Coyle & Christine Young Stephens returned to Detroit and confronted Nancy's parents with the attempted elopement. Ed and Marie Dahl Bender held their breath for fear of Nancy's future, but gave their consent, albeit reluctantly. Marie returned to Angola with Don and Nancy, Mr. & Mrs. Stephens and Nancy and Don were married in Angola. On the way back home the car lost a wheel, which went flying clear across the highway. Marie was very upset with the Justice of the Peace, who was very crude, swore and gave Don & Nancy his card ""in case you change your mind"". The marriage lasted 36 years, most of them quite happy, and produced 4 beautiful children, Warren Donald, Linda Marie, Donna Christine and Craig Michael Stephens. Bender Sandy Bender
1951-09-01 Jacqueline Prince Stephens, wife of Warren Donald Stephens, born in Maryland. Prince Sandy Bender
1950-05-13 Debra Dahl, daughter of William Frederick Dahl Jr. and Dorothy Dolato D., born in Detroit. She grew up at 6920 Parkwood in Detroit and married Ken Tymczak and dad two daughters, Heather and Amber. Dahl Sandy Bender
1949-05-17 Cheryl Anne Tymoske Blais born in Albany New York. She was the daughter of John Tymoske and Mary Mildred Tymoski. Cheryl is the mother of Mark Blais and the grandmother of Devon John Blais and Kaitlyn Marie Blais. Tymoske Sandy Bender
1949-02-08 Archibald Blais, son of Hildert Blais and Mary Patricia Ohagan Blais born in Albany, New York. Archie is the father of Mark Blais and the grandfather of Devon John and Kaitlyn Marie Blais. Blais Sandy Bender
1948-11-08 Michael Bender I was confirmed in St. John Berchman's church in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1948-05-22 Karen Otter Bender, wife of Douglas Bender I and mother of Michelle, Michael II and Douglas II Bender born on Otter Road in Huron Township on a farm that had belonged to her family for 4 generations. Otter Sandy Bender
1948-02-22 Marianne McKinin married Frank DeMaria. Marianne is the daughter of Eleanor Dahl McKinin and Herman McKinin. McKinin Sandy Bender
1948-02-12 Janice Gahlau, daughter of George Gahlau and Kathleen Reske, was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. She is the wife of Thomas Joseph Dahl. Gahlau Sandy Bender
1948-01-02 William Henry Bender born. He was the son of Edward Paul Bender and Marie H. Dahl. He died on the 15 of June 1982 and is buried in St. Lawrence cemetery. Bender Sandy Bender
1945-12-13 Sharon Dahl Smith, eldest daughter of William F. Dahl Jr. and Dorothy Dolato Dahl, born in Detroit. She married William Smith at 18 years of age and had 3 daughters, Lori, Jill and Amy. Dahl Sandy Bender
1945-11-22 Michael Milton MeGee, son of Mildred Reiman and Fred MeGee, born in Brigham. He married Rose Rice. MeGee Sandy Bender
1945-05-20 Michael Edward Bender I, son of Edward Bender & Marie Dahl Bender, received his first Holy Communion at St. John Berchmans' Church in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1945-01-14 Sandy Bender baptized. She is the daughter of Edward Paul Bender and Marie H. Dahl Bender. Bender Sandy Bender
1944-12-05 Sandy J. Bender, daughter of Marie Henrietta Dahl & Edward Paul Bender, born in Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms, was delivered by Dr. Me Kenzie. Went of St. John Berchman's School & Servite High in Detroit. Graduated from Wayne State University in 1970. Was a social worker for the State of Michigan for 12 years, was an Administrator at St. Anne's nursing home from 1981 to 1984. Is the owner of Wil Mar Nursing Home in Utica. Bender Sandy Bender
1944-11-26 Thomas Dahl born, the son of Harold Joseph Dahl & Dorothy Jean Lippert Dahl. Dahl Sandy Bender
1944-11-26 Thomas Joseph Dahl, son of Harold Joseph Dahl and Dorothy Jean Lippert, was born in Detroit, Wayne County Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1944-08-28 Minna Kaiser Henkel Dahl buried with full military honors due to a gold star mother. (She lost two sons in World War I, Tony and Fritz.) Big military parade with many flags flying down Van Dyke from her home at 9 mile to the Mt. Olivet cemetery at 6 mile. Funeral mass at St. Clements Church in Centerline, burial was in the family plot in section 46 that she had purchased for her family in 1921. Lies next to her first husband, Fred. Henkel Sandy Bender
1944-08-25 Minna Kaiser Henkel Dahl, mother of William F. Dahl Sr., passed away in her home at 8144 Cadillac in Warren at the age of 80. She had been born in Bischofswerder, West Preussen and had immigrated to Detroit with her mother Eva Kaminsky Kaiser and her 2 brothers Adolph and Julius when she was 19 years old, in 1883. Her husband, Fred Dahl had come here before her in 1881 with his brother William. Henkel Sandy Bender
1944-08-24 William Frederick Dahl Jr. son of William Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, married Dorothy Dolato in Detroit. They had two children, Sharon Dahl Smith & Debra Dahl Tymczak. Dahl Sandy Bender
1943-07-10 Edward Paul Bender, Marie Dahl Bender and their 2 children, Nancy and Michael moved into their own home at 4651 Alter Rd. They resided there from this date until 4 September 1961. Bender Sandy Bender
1943-04-15 Judge Louis Ott buried in Elmwood cemetery in Detroit. He was laid out by the Calcaterra Chapel, 1201 East Grand Blvd, Detroit. Judge Ott lived at 1272 East Grand Blvd, Detroit. Graduated from Detroit College of Law. He worked from 1899‑1901 in the law offices of Sloman and Groesback. In 1901 he established his own law practice. He was a member of the Washington Lodge No. 54, 100E and Schiller Lodge No 263, F & AM. He had 7 children, Isabel, Genevieve, Louis and David Ott, Mrs. Joseph Nagel, Mrs. John C. Dilworth, Jr. and Mrs. Clark Ghiselin all of Detroit. He also had a brother Fred who also worked in the old Detroit Recorder's Court. Ott Sandy Bender
1943-04-12 Judge Louis Ott died. He was the first cousin of Elisabeth Ott Bender. Judge Ott's father, Ludwig (Louis) Ott was the brother of Elisabeth's father Wilhelm Ott. During hard times Elisabeth used to go to her cousin Judge Ott's home on Meldrum right off Gratiot and beg for money and food. Sometimes Ed Bender would go with his mother, but his mother always left him on the doorstep and went in alone. Ed always longed to go into the house, but he never did. Elisabeth, our grandmother, always managed to get what she needed from the Judge. May the good Lord bless and keep him for his generosity to our family in time of need. Ott Sandy Bender
1943-03-16 Celia Chapp Dahl, wife of Frank Dahl, buried in the family plot, section 46 of the Mt. Olivet cemetery. Suffered from a bad heart, was easily out of breath for several years before she died. Chapp Sandy Bender
1943-03-13 Celia Chapp Dahl, wife of Frank Dahl, died. Chapp Sandy Bender
1942-03-11 Patricia Dahl Nowicki, daughter of Harold Joseph Dahl and Dorothy Jean Lippert Dahl, and niece of Marie Dahl Bender born. Dahl Sandy Bender
1942-02-17 William Alexander Smith, husband of Sharon Smith, born in Detroit Michigan. Smith Sandy Bender
1941-12-01 John H. Becker Jr. died. Is buried in the Becker family plot in Mt Eliott cemetery. Was a plumber most of his life and owned his own plumbing shop. Was destroyed economically by the depression. John had 3 children in wedlock, Richard Becker, born 1890, died 1922 of a bad heart, Estella, born 1892, died 1970, and Rhea, born 1896. He was also the father of Arthur Bender I. And there is also a humorous story connected to John. One day he came home carrying a cute bundle of joy named Adelaide. Seems that his married girlfriend's husband took one look at Adelaide, and said, ""That's not my kid, get rid of it!"" So she delivered it to John in his plumbing shop, and he then took it home and said to his wife, honey, guess what I brought home! His wife was really nice about it, raised Adelaide and treated her as one of their own. Becker Sandy Bender
1941-05-16 Harold (Shorty) Joseph Dahl married Dorothy Jean Lippert. Harold is the son of William Frederick Dahl and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and the brother of Marie Dahl Bender. Dahl Sandy Bender
1939-02-27 Chester Nowicki was born in Warren, Macomb County Michigan. He is the son of Leo Nowicki and Pelagia Skowronek Nowicki Sandy Bender
1938-06-12 Michael Bender I, son of Edward Paul Bender and Marie Dahl Bender, baptized at St Catherine's. His sponsors were George & Mildred Dahl Stocker. Bender Sandy Bender
1938-05-16 Michael Edward Bender I, son of Edward Paul Bender Marie H. Dahl Bender, born in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1937-12-19 Gary Bender, son of Norman John Bender and Evelyn Radtke born in Detroit. He had had crossed eyes as a child and had to have eye surgery. He also had rickets as a child and Ed Bender had to rush him to the hospital in convulsions. He later married Phyllis and they had several children Bender Sandy Bender
1935-09-08 Nancy Bender Stephens, daughter of Edward Bender and Marie Dahl, baptized in St. Anthony's Church in Detroit. Her sponsors were Henry Charles Bender and Elizabeth Mary Ott Bender. Bender Sandy Bender
1935-08-22 Nancy Bender Stephens, daughter of Edward Paul Bender and Marie Dahl Bender, born in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1935-02-22 Carol Bender Myers born, the daughter of Arthur Bender and Agnes Radtke Bender. (Arthur Bender is the half brother of Edward Paul Bender). Bender Sandy Bender
1934-08-25 Edward Paul Bender married Marie Henrietta Dahl in Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Detroit at 8 am. Elsie Daniels and Joseph Radtke were their brides maid and best man. No other family members were present as they kept their marriage quiet for 3 months. Marie lost her wedding rings and substituted instead a big, brassy cheap ring she had borrowed from her mother. It looked terrible! Then Ed forgot to pay the priest and to pick up a copy of his marriage license he was so nervous! The priest cleared his throat and asked dad if he hadn't forgotten something. Then dad was so busy watching mom as he drove down Gratiot Ave that he almost got hit by a streetcar'. Bender Sandy Bender
1934-02-14 Edward Paul Bender and Marie Henrietta Dahl had their first date together. They agreed to go roller-skating together. Edward brought Marie a box of chocolates, which Marie gave to her brother to give to her mother Nellie for safekeeping. They never went skating and when they returned home the chocolates were history. They went to a movie and a soda parlor instead. That was a big relief to Marie, as she really didn't know how to roller-skate! Bender Sandy Bender
1934-02-14 Norman John Bender, son of Henry Charles Bender and Elisabeth Mary Ott, and brother of Edward Paul Bender, married Evelyn Reid. Edward tried so very hard to talk his brother out of this marriage, as both Norman and Evelyn were such babies yet. Norman was still walking around with a toy gun and holster around his waist! Lamented Ed. Bender Sandy Bender
1934-02-07 Marie Dahl met Edward Bender for the first time. Ed Bender's parents lived downstairs and Marie's mother lived upstairs. Ed came up to the Dahl flat to show his brother Norman his ""new"" car. Ed met Marie, was so impressed with her that he forgot all about showing Norman his car. It was indeed love at first sight for poor Ed. With Marie, however, love came more slowly. Her mom Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl had to coax her to go out with Ed. They made a date for 14 February, Marie's next day off. Dahl Sandy Bender
1934-01-14 Katherine Klein Bender buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Detroit, about 8 rows down from her husband Henry J. Bender, who died in 1908. Katherine Klein was cared for by her daughter Elisabeth Bender Wittenberg and her husband from 1908 to her death in 1934. She became quite forgetful in the last 4 years of her life due to hardening in the arteries of the brain. Klein Sandy Bender
1934-01-11 Katherine Klein Bender died in her daughter, Elisabeth Wittenberg's house on Wayburn in Grosse Pointe Park. She was 90 year's old. She died of old age. If anyone ever attended their own funeral, it would have been great-grandmother Katherine, for she just loved to attend ""funies"" (her pronunciation for funerals). Whenever she would see a hearse pull into St. Ambrose church she would be off the porch and down the street in a flash in order to attend the ""funie"". Klein Sandy Bender
1933-11-17 Doris Stocker born, the daughter of Mildred Dahl Stocker and George Stocker. Was born in her grandfather, Dr. George Stocker's house. Stocker Sandy Bender
1933-09-11 Donald Hunter Stephens, son of Hunter Coyle & Christine Young Stephens, husband of Nancy Bender Stephens, born in Bristol, Virginia. Stephens Sandy Bender
1932-05-16 Eugene Gamache was born. He is the son of Beatrice Bender Gamache and Edward Gamache, and the grandson of Henry Charles Bender and Elizabeth Ott Bender. Edward Bender was his sponsor for Confirmation. Eugene married, had several children and then discovered in his early forties that he had colon cancer. He succumbed at age 44 and is buried in the municipal cemetery in Port Huron. Gamache Sandy Bender
1931-10-29 Earl George Stocker born, the son of George (Sonny) Stocker and Mildred Dahl Stocker. Earl was the grandson of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl and William F. Dahl Sr. Stocker Sandy Bender
1930-08-07 Marianne McKinin DeMaria born, the daughter of Elenore Dahl McKinin and Herman McKinin. McKinin Sandy Bender
1930-02-22 Elenore Dahl & Herman McKinin married in Detroit. Elenore is the daughter of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl and William Frederick Dahl Sr., and the sister of Marie Dahl Bender. Dahl Sandy Bender
1929-06-05 Mildred Dahl Stocker, daughter of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and sister of Marie Dahl Bender, married George (Sonny) Stocker in Detroit. Dahl Sandy Bender
1928-07-03 Edward W. Bruckner, son of Charles Bruckner and Catherine Hilsendagen, buried with his parents and sister Rose in Woodmere cemetery, Det, in lot 810, N 3/4 of NE 1/4, section A5. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1928-06-30 Edward William Bruckner, son of Charles Bruckner & Catherine Hilsendagen, died in Detroit. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1928-04-03 Agnes Ott Koch Me Dermitt, her 2nd husband, Henry Me Dermitt, and her two children Joanne C., aged 2 and Henry J. aged 6 buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Detroit. They were laid out at Burke funeral home in Detroit. It was one of the largest funerals in the city of Detroit. People lined up for blocks and blocks in order to file through the funeral home to see the quadruple suicide-murder victims. The two adult caskets were horizontal with the wall and the two children's caskets were perpendicular. There was no funeral mass as Henry could not be taken into church. They are buried in the N1/2, Section 46 of Mt Olivet, all together. It is a wonder that Agnes' family ever buried the wife and children with Henry. Another sad sequel to this story - Wilber Koch, youngest son of Agnes and William Koch killed himself one year later; he could not live with what had happened to his mother. Ott Sandy Bender
1928-03-29 Agnes Ott Koch Me Dermitt, sister of Elisabeth Ott Bender, daughter of Sophie Becker Ott and Wilhelm Ott, was drowned by her husband, Henry Me Dermitt, who had been a heavy drinker and who had purchased a new car for just this purpose. Agnes was very frightened of her husband as he was suffering from DT's, was seeing things crawling on the walls, and was very unstable emotionally. Agnes had taken steps to have her husband committed for treatment, he had found out about it, bought a new car, forced her and her children by him (he left her children by her first husband William Koch at home), into the car, took them for a ride to ""Motor Boat Lane"", a canal at the floor of Parkview Ave and deliberately backed the car off the pier into about 15 feet of water. Agnes' screams were heard by passersby as the car slowly submerged into the water with her, her husband and two children, Harry, 6 and Joann, 3 inside. Agnes' door was held shut by her husband, whose hand still held the door fast after death. Agnes' knuckles were all bruised where she banged them against the window, trying to break the glass. All 4 drowned in the car at the bottom of the canal. These deaths were such a shock to Ed Bender and his mother Elisabeth Ott Bender, who first learned of the deaths in the morning newspaper on the 30 of March. Ott Sandy Bender
1928-01-16 Werner Wilhelm, husband of Sandy Bender Wilhelm born in Grossobringen, Germany. Wilhelm Sandy Bender
1927-12-19 Francis Donald Bender born, the son of Arthur Francis Bender I and Agnes Radtke Bender. There was a dispute over his name for years as the father named him Francis, the mother named him Donald, and each parent called him by the name they had given him. A nickname solved the dilemma; he was so thin that they started calling him ""Skin"". Bender Sandy Bender
1926-11-16 Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, grandmother of Marie Dahl Bender, buried in Elmwood cemetery in Detroit Buried at her sister Louise's side, in east 1/2 of lot 81, section 3. She was laid out by V. Geist & Son, Detroit. Dr. George Stocker was her physician. She died of kidney failure. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1926-11-13 Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt laid out on her grandchild Marie Dahl Bender's 13th birthday. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1926-11-12 Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt died of dropsy. Suffered from kidney failure. Undertaker said he removed over 100 lbs. of water from her body. Lived with her son Charles in her last years. Moved from 109 Antietam to 7598 Emily in 1923 when she got her inheritance from her sister Louise Bruckner Schonau Herbertz. Sold her home on 109 Antietam to the Cornillie Coal Company. They demolished the house to use the land. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1926-03-04 Sophie Becker Ott buried. She had died at 9:55 am on the 1 March, at her daughter Mrs. Agnes Mc Dermitt's home at 4158 Pennsylvania, was laid out at DeSantis Funeral Home at Chalmers and Kercheval, her funeral mass was at St. Bernards and she was buried in plot 248 M in Mt. Elliott cemetery at Mt. Elliott and Kercheval in Detroit next to her husband Wilhelm Ott and her husband's first wife Elisabeth Braun Ott. Becker Sandy Bender
1926-03-01 Sophie Becker Ott, daughter of Johannes Becker and Elisabeth Friedrichs Becker, and mother of Elisabeth Mary Ott, died in Detroit at the age of 71. Sophie had lost her husband Wilhelm Ott 29 years ago and had raised her 3 daughters by herself. She lived for years at 460 Moran St in Detroit, the house purchased for the family by Wilhelm. The family attended St. Bernards Catholic Church off the Boulevard. Her first 3 grandchildren were baptized there, Helen Ott, daughter of Anne K. Ott, Arthur Bender, son of Elisabeth Mary Ott Bender, and William Ott Koch, son of Agnes Ott Koch Mc Dermitt. Sophie was very hard of hearing and mispronounced many words because she could not hear them properly. An example of this is that she called her granddaughter, Mildred Bender Neff ""Rilla"" as that is what she heard when the family called her Mildred. Sophie suffered a broken leg in her later years when she was riding a Detroit Street Car (the old Detroit Urban Railway System), and it stopped suddenly, throwing her to the floor. Her gait was never right after her leg healed and she walked with a limp. Becker Sandy Bender
1925-11-13 Marie Dahl Bender went swimming on her 12th birthday in Island Lake at Dr. George and Mae Stocker's cottage. Dahl Sandy Bender
1925-04-11 Joanne C. McDermott, daughter of Agnes Ott Koch Mc Dermott and Henry McDermott, born in Detroit. She was murdered by her father on 29 March, 1928. McDermott Sandy Bender
1924-12-23 John Dahl Dale, son of Elenore Dahl Mc Kinin,3 born in Hutzel Hospital in Detroit. Elenore was sent to the corner store one pretty spring day to get ice cream cones and candy for her younger brother, Bill, as her mom Nellie couldn't stand to hear him sitting on the step and whining. Elenore went to the store that was in the same block as her house, 1/2 block away with no streets to cross and bought the ice cream cones and candy. On the way back home, just 3 houses from her own, a big dark hand came out of nowhere, she was pulled into the alley and out of that horror story a beautiful little boy was born this date. John figures that the Lord must have had a definite purpose for him in life, for Elenore went to the hospital that night to prevent conception, and then had 3 appointments to try to have an abortion. John feels that it is nothing short of a miracle that he's still here. John was put into foster care by his grandfather William F. Dahl Sr. through the Sacred Heart and St. Peter Claver Churches in Detroit. William followed John's progress and whereabouts until Bill disappeared in 1929. John was named John Dahl at birth, was put into the care of a woman who renamed him and evaded the St. Vincent De Paul Society when she realized that they discovered she did not have the stable background she had depicted. When he started school, the St. Vincent De Paul found him, walked into the classroom and picked him up in the middle of the day. Can't I even get my clothes, my toys, and say goodbye to mama, he asked them. A terse, NO! was the reply. He had a very scary car ride from Detroit to Newport, near Monroe in the middle of the winter. He remembers being scared to death, looking at that desolate blanket of snow that covered all that vacant farmland. He was deposited at a farmhouse right on the water. He was very happy there. The foster mother was very kind and she used to sit him on her knee and tell him how he belonged to a big white family in Detroit. John was very happy there. Then when he was 11 years old, someone in town noticed that the storeowners' daughter seemed to be taking an interested in John which was not reciprocated. That will never do, someone somewhere decided, and just as suddenly as he had come, he was ripped out of this happy home. He was then placed with another foster family in Detroit. He was not happy there, so he walked from Detroit back to Newport. The foster mother in Newport knew she would get into trouble for keeping him, so she returned him to them. John then had a series of bad placements with people who had no interest in him. When he was 15 he had enough, and walked to Indiana. He injured his hand, went to a biracial doctor who figured he was a runaway. John insisted he was not a runaway, but rather was 18. It was wartime; if you're 18 the doctor said, then you belong in the Army, and in John went. The service is the best place for a biracial person who wants to make something of himself, the doctor told John. John was recognized by someone who was responsible for his foster care placement in Detroit, and knew he was John Dahl, not John Dale, as he now called himself. But they let him stay in the service. John went on to get an education, got employment with the Federal Government, and did exceptionally well for himself, better in fact, than most of his cousins with more fortunate beginnings. He married Virginia, a highly intelligent, most personable and professional person. They have a rich and prosperous life, in spite of, or perhaps because of, John's rough start in life. John always deliberately kept himself out of any real trouble because he wanted to be someone his mother would be proud of someday when he could find her. And this story has the happiest of endings, for after a long and involved search, John did indeed find his beloved mom, alive and well in Florida, and it was a most emotional and tear filled reunion. Elenore's little boy, whom she worried about, cried over and prayed for all through the years, but most especially on his birthday, whom she had never seen, had now returned to the fold, some 60 years after he was so cruelly taken from her. Dahl Sandy Bender
1924-05-20 Harry Koch buried in 248 M of the Mt. Elliott cemetery between Adolph Knapp and his great-grandmother Eva Carolina Knapp Ott. Five other children in this family had preceded him into this family plot. Harry Koch was the only child to be buried in the adult row of this plot. Koch Sandy Bender
1924-05-17 Harry Koch, son of Agnes Ott Koch Me Dermitt and William Koch Sr. died in a streetcar accident at Gratiot just north of 7 Mile while delivering newspapers. Edward Bender, his first cousin said that Harry was a very sharp-witted young fellow and Ed never could figure out how he got himself run over by a streetcar. Ed went and looked over the scene of the accident to try to figure out how it happened. Arthur F. Bender, Ed's half brother was called to the morgue to identify little 10-year-old Harry Koch's body. Art said his little back was all ripped open. Henry was buried in 248 M, in the Ott family plot in Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit. The Kochs and the Mc Dermitts were truly a star-crossed family. The number of deaths which took place in that family from 1884 to 1928 was truly phenomenal. Koch Sandy Bender
1923-11-03 Charles Bruckner, uncle of Nellie Dahl, buried in Woodmere cemetery, in lot 810, N 3/4 of NE 1/4, Section A5 and 809 S 1/2 of SE 1/4 (180 Sq. Ft) next to his first wife and his daughter Rose. His son Edward was later buried in the same family plot. The undertaker was A. L. Kent. The physician was J. W. Roltracher, M.D., coroner. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1923-11-01 Charles Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner, died in his sister's house on 2001 Antietam in Detroit. He was 81 years old and had died of Senility and mitral insufficiency. He was buried in Woodmere cemetery next to his first wife Catherine and daughter Rose. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1923-05-15 Rose Bruckner, daughter of Charles Bruckner and Catherine Hilsendagen, died in Detroit. She was buried in the Bruckner family plot in Woodmere cemetery on the west side of Detroit. with her mother and father, lot # 810 N3/4 of NE 1/4, section A5 & # 809 S 1/2 of SE 1/4 (180 sq. ft) (12 X 15). This lot was purchased originally by Charles Bruckner on March 5, 1864 when his first wife died. It is deed # 3766, later 14489. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1922-10-29 Dorothy Jean Lippert Dahl born, wife of Harold Joseph Dahl, whose parents were William F. Dahl Sr. and Nellie C. Rehfeldt Dahl. She was the daughter of Otto Lippert and Dorothy Mc Quellan. Lippert Sandy Bender
1922-03-27 Richard S. Becker, son of Johannes Becker and Elisabeth Friedrichs Becker, and brother of Sophie Becker Ott, buried. He died of heart trouble. He had gone over to his parents home, had told them he did not feel well, so they told him to go into the side bedroom and lay down for awhile. While the family was in the kitchen they heard a ""thump"" in the bedroom, went to investigate, and found that Richard had just died. He was born 16 October 1890 in Detroit. He left 3 children, Richard Becker, Geraldine Becker, and Bernard Becker. He is buried in the Becker family plot, subdivision 2, section L, of the Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit. Becker Sandy Bender
1922-01-22 Mildred Reiman Mc Gee born in Detroit. She is the daughter of Stella (Estella) Becker, 1st cousin of Elizabeth Ott Bender. Reiman Sandy Bender
1922-01-03 Henry J. McDermott Jr., son of Henry and Agnes Ott Koch McDermott was born in Detroit He was murdered by his own father on March 29, 1928. McDermott Sandy Bender
1921-12-30 Louise Bruckner Schoenau Herbertz, sister of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, was buried in Elmwood cemetery at the side of her first husband Henry Sch6nau, in the east 1/2 of lot 81, section 3. Her husband Fred Herbertz's remains lay at her side in her casket in a fruit jar. She died of auricular fibrillation at her home on 2001 Antietam in Detroit. She was laid out by Geist Bros Funeral Home. Was attended by W. M. Donald, M.D. Her sister, Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt lays on her other side. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1921-12-27 Louise Bruckner Schoenau Herbertz, sister of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, died on 2001 Antietam in Detroit. She was the daughter of Louise Rose and William Charles Bruckner. She left an inheritance of about $33,000 when she died. Her second husband had been cremated and his ashes lay on her mantel in a fruit jar for years. When she was buried her second husband's ashes were tucked inside Louise's casket & buried with her. Her sister Pauline was later laid to rest next to her in Elmwood cemetery in Detroit. Louise never had any children. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1921-11-01 Fred Dahl reburied from single grave #443 to the new family plot in section 46. Dahl Sandy Bender
1921-06-05 Louise Bruckner Schonau Herbertz, aunt of Nellie Dahl, went to the Elmwood cemetery, walked into their office at Me Dougall and Lafayette and declared that she was the rightful owner of the east 1/2 of lot 81, section 3, but was no longer in possession of the papers to this family plot as she had lost her personal papers, including this cemetery deed, in a house fire some years back. Louise stated that she wanted to be buried next to her first husband Henry Sch6nau, and that her sister Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt was to be buried at her side. Our great grandmother Pauline was grateful to get this plot as the plot next to her husband had been sold by Theresa Rehfeldt Bender to the Lambert family and was no longer available for her use. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1920-02-07 Robert Neff born. He is the son of Harold Neff & Mildred Bender Neff and the nephew of Edward Paul Bender. Neff Sandy Bender
1919-11-28 Fr. John Reiman, OSM, son of Estella Becker Reiman born in Detroit. Is the first cousin of Edward Bender. Is presently a Servite priest serving as a missionary in Africa for over 40 years. Reiman Sandy Bender
1918-11-28 Mildred Bender Neff married to Harold Sanderson Neff. Her sister Beatrice Bender Gamache was her maid of honor. Was married Protestant as her mother‑in‑law would not tolerate a Catholic wedding. Was remarried Catholic after Mrs. Neff passed away. Bender Sandy Bender
1918-01-06 Evelyn Reid Bender Valcke Manzel born in the south. Her parents died when she was young and her aunt brought her to Michigan. She married Norman John Bender, brother of Edward Bender on the 14th of February 1934. Reid Sandy Bender
1917-11-12 Dorothy Dahl, aged 8 years buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery in the ""baby heaven"" section. She was laid out in Grandma Henkel's front room on Kercheval. Her funeral mass was said at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Detroit. Dahl Sandy Bender
1917-11-10 Dorothy Dahl, 8 year old daughter of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl and William Frederick Dahl, killed while crossing Kercheval in front of her Grandma Henkel's house. Grandma Henkel lived downstairs and Bill and Nellie lived upstairs with their 6 children. Nellie was paralyzed in bed and was not able to move or to get up. Nellie and Bill's relatives took turns coming over to help take care of the kids, but on this day no one was over. Dorothy was sitting on the lower back yard porch and Mildred was standing on the upstairs porch. Mildred started leaning over the rail and spitting at Dorothy. Dorothy told Mildred to cut it out, but Mildred kept spitting at her. Dorothy got up and went to the front of the house. Her girlfriend was standing across the street with library books in her arm and she asked Dorothy to come across the street and come home with her and look at her library books. Dorothy ran out into Kercheval, a truck just missed her, then a car driven by Mr. Zanith struck her, throwing her high up into the air. She came down like a rag doll, every bone in her body having been broken. Her dad had to park his car on Kercheval by Mt Elliott as the cars were backed up that far. Bill was cussing out the traffic jam, little knowing that it was his little girl, broken and bleeding to death in the street that was the cause of it all. As he approached, the crowd stared at him murmuring, ""Here comes the father now!"". Dahl Sandy Bender
1917-08-21 Harold Joseph Dahl, son of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and brother of Marie Dahl Bender, born in Detroit. He had two children, Patricia Dahl Nowicki and Thomas. Dahl Sandy Bender
1916-12-15 Mariann Bender buried in Mt. Elliott cemetery in section 248 M with the Ott family. She lies next to her baby brother Robert who also succumbed to the Rh factor. She was such a little angel in her little white casket surrounded by candles. We have pictures of her and little Robert in their caskets. They look like little china dolls. Bender Sandy Bender
1916-12-11 Mariann Bender, 3 month old daughter of Elisabeth Ott Bender and Henry Charles Bender, died of the Rh factor. Bender Sandy Bender
1915-11-22 Robert Bender, aged 3 months, buried in section 248 M of the Mt Elliott cemetery. Bender Sandy Bender
1915-08-10 Robert Bender, son of Elizabeth Ott & Henry Charles Bender, born in Detroit. He died 3 months later of the Rh factor. Bender Sandy Bender
1915-03-04 Charles Rehfeld I died at age 89 in Detroit. He lived at 539 St. Aubin. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1915-02-17 William Frederick Dahl Jr. born in Detroit, the son of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and brother of Marie Dahl Bender. Bill & Nellie Dahl were so very happy with his birth, a boy at last after 4 girls! Boy was he ever a spoiled kid! Dahl Sandy Bender
1913-12-05 Norman John Bender, last child of Elizabeth Ott Bender and Henry Charles Bender, born in Detroit. Youngest and most beloved brother of Edward Paul Bender. An excellent baseball player, was an especially good pitcher. Was very fun loving, enjoyed laughter and a good time. Was a bit on the irresponsible side but most lovable most of his life. Married Evelyn Reid, had 5 children, Virginia, Gary, Delores, Richard and Ronald. Bender Sandy Bender
1913-12-04 Marie Dahl Bender got whooping cough. They almost lost her. Her father used to stick his finger down her throat to pull out the phlegm. Dahl Sandy Bender
1913-11-23 Marie Dahl Bender baptized in St Charles Borromeo Church in Detroit on Baldwin and St. Paul. She was so small and fragile that her dad didn't want to take any chances on her slipping out before she was baptized. Her godparents were Charles Anna Kraft Rehfeldt. Charles is the brother of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl. Dahl Sandy Bender
1913-11-23 Elenore Dahl McKinin baptized at St Charles Borromeo Church in Detroit the same day as her younger sister Marie. Elenore walked up the aisle. Dahl Sandy Bender
1913-11-13 Marie Dahl Bender, the daughter of William Frederick Dahl Sr and Nellie Rehfeldt born on 1608 Holcomb St in Detroit. She weighed less than 5 lbs so they put her in a cigar box and placed her in the oven to keep her warm. 10 days later she contracted wh Dahl Sandy Bender
1913-09-11 Charles Bruckner's declaration for pension was received in the U.S. Pension Office. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1913-09-08 Charles Bruckner completed his Declaration for Pension papers. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1912-11-24 George Bender born and died. He was the son of Elizabeth Ott Bender and Henry Charles Bender. He died of the Rh factor. Bender Sandy Bender
1912-11-19 Charles Bruckner made formal application to receive a pension from the government based on his extensive service in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1912-05-17 Mamie Booms Schultz, daughter of Elizabeth Becker Booms, (who was the daughter of Elizabeth Friedricks & Johannes Becker, and who died in childbirth in 1894), aged 22, was buried in subdivision 2 section L, next to her mother. Booms Sandy Bender
1912-02-12 Elenore Dahl McKinin born in Detroit, the 3rd daughter of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, and sister of Marie Dahl Bender. Dahl Sandy Bender
1912-01-13 Wilfred Bender born and died. He was the son of Henry Charles Bender and Elisabeth Mary Ott and the brother of Edward Paul Bender. He succumbed to the Rh factor as his mother was Rh negative and he was Rh positive and his mother's blood built up antibodies against his blood, killing him. Bender Sandy Bender
1911-04-22 Robert Henkel Sr., 2nd husband of Minna Dahl Henkel died in Detroit. Minna was married only 7 years to Robert and had one child by him, Robert Henkel Jr. Robert and Minna were married in New York in 1904. Henkel Sandy Bender
1910-12-27 Dorothy Dahl, star-crossed daughter of Nellie Rehfeldt & William Frederick Dahl born in Detroit. Dorothy almost died when she was a few years old and fell into a bathtub of bluing solution. She then was struck and killed by a car on 10 November 1917. Dahl Sandy Bender
1909-04-29 Anne K. Ott buried in the family plot 248 M in Mt. Elliott Cemetery with her father Wilhelm Ott and her grandmother Eva Carolina Knapp Ott and her 4 month old baby, Helen Ott. Ott Sandy Bender
1909-04-26 Anne K. Ott, sister of Elisabeth Ott Bender, and daughter of Sophie Becker Ott & Wilhelm Ott, succumbed after a hard fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was only 22 years old. Her family kept vigil over her in the many weeks of her final agony, each taking their turn comforting and nursing her. Elisabeth Ott Bender, who had 4 small children of her own to care for, the youngest being 10 month old Edward, had just gone home to rest after sitting up with her sister all night long. She had left her 8-year-old daughter Mildred Bender Neff there as her sister was very bad and she wanted Mildred to come and get here if her sister got any worse. Around 8:30 am Anne took a turn for the worse and Sophie knew it would soon be over. She told little grandchild Mildred to run all the way home and don't stop and tell her mom to get right back. Poor little Mildred ran all the way home and collapsed from total exhaustion as soon as she fell in the front door, gasping for air, telling her mom that Anne was dying, and to get right back. Grandma rushed right back and was there when Anne passed away shortly afterwards. Ott Sandy Bender
1909-03-01 Anne H. Ott, 21-year-old daughter of Sophie Becker Ott and Wilhelm Ott was diagnosed as having cancer of the uterus and ovary. She died on the 26 of April 1909. Ott Sandy Bender
1908-06-27 Edward Bender's birth certificate changed with the State of Michigan. His original birth certificate read Henry Paul Bender and listed his date of birth as 22 June 1908. Bender Sandy Bender
1908-06-23 Edward Paul Bender, son of Henry Charles Bender and Elisabeth Ott Bender born at 1:30 am on Hendrie St in Detroit. The doctor who came to the house to deliver Ed hitched his horse across the street in an empty field. His horse blissfully feasted on green oats all night and the doctor almost lost the poor beast who got deathly ill on his forbidden diet. Bender Sandy Bender
1908-05-03 Mildred Dahl Stocker, first born of William Frederick Dahl and Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, born at home in Detroit. Nellie said how nice it was to have a baby at this time of year with all the birds chirping and everything freshly blooming. Dahl Sandy Bender
1908-01-10 Henry J. Bender, husband of Katherine Klein Bender, was buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Detroit on his wife's birthday. Unfortunately the family did not buy a companion grave for Katherine, so husband and wife are buried about 8 rows apart in the same section. Bender Sandy Bender
1908-01-07 Henry J. Bender, father of Henry Charles Bender and grandfather of Edward Paul Bender, and husband of Katherine Klein Bender, died in Detroit. He suffered a stroke 2 years before his demise and was paralyzed in bed those last two years. He was buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Bender Sandy Bender
1907-06-28 George Stocker, son of Dr. George Stocker and Mae Day Stocker, and husband of Mildred Dahl Stocker, born in Detroit. Stocker Sandy Bender
1906-09-06 William Frederick Dahl, son of Minna Kaiser and Fred Dahl, married Nellie Rehfeldt, daughter of John Charles Rehfeldt and Pauline Bruckner at Sacred Heart Church in Detroit. Nellie used to say that when she went over to the Dahls for supper, there were all these big kids sitting on two long benches in front of a big dinner table having supper. Both Bill and Nellie lost a lot of sleep the night before the wedding. Each was afraid of the future, afraid they were not doing the right thing. Nellie had been real reluctant to marry. She said it would be better to date a while longer, that marriage just meant a lot of kids and a lot of work. They were married by the Rev. Leo Strauss, and their witnesses were Otto Kaiser, Bill's cousin and Tracy Schneider, Nellie's friend. Dahl Sandy Bender
1906-08-25 Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl and William Frederick Dahl I took out their license to be married. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1905-12-23 Johannes Becker buried in the Becker family plot in Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit in subdivision 2, section L. The undertaker was A. Guyckx, 602 Michigan Ave, Detroit. The doctor was Walter D. Ford, 274 Kirby Ave, Detroit. His cause of death was given as senile debility. He was buried from 228 Forsythe in Detroit, his daughter Mary E. Cavanaugh's house. His funeral mass was said at Holy Rosary Church. Becker Sandy Bender
1905-12-20 Johannes Becker, son of Nicholas and Magdalene Becker, husband of Elisabeth Friedrichs Becker, father of Sophie Becker Ott, died in his cooper shop in Detroit. He had owned that cooper shop from 1855 when he built it, till his death in 1905. It was then sold to an Ott relative and Sophie went to live with her son John H. on Pennsylvania Ave till her death in 1911. Johannes was a cooper all of his life, with the exception of one year, when he tried his hand at plumbing. Johannes served for a while in the Civil War and was badly injured at the Battle of Gettysberg. He had 5 children, Sophia, born 1856, Nicholas John, born 1858, died 1897, John H born 1865, died 1941, Mary E. who married Charles Cavanaugh,and Elizabeth Becker who married Harry Booms, had 5 children, died in childbirth, and left her parents, who were in their 70's at the time, to raise her children. Elizabeth lies in the Booms plot right next to the Becker plot. Becker Sandy Bender
1905-11-24 Hunter Coyle Stephens, father of Donald Hunter Stephens, born in Bristol, Virginia. He was the son of Herbert H Stephens and Locky Belle Rector. Stephens Sandy Bender
1905-04-07 Harold Sanderson Neff, husband of Mildred Bender Neff born in Detroit. His mother owned quite a bit of property in Grosse Pointe, including quite a few parcels right on the water. How Harold had wished she had kept a few of those waterfront parcels. Harold inherited quite a bit from his mother when she passed away around 1949, but she had often used her money and property to control Harold and Mildred's lives. Harold was a wonderful husband to Mildred, very kind, considerate, loving and a good provider. And a lot of fun to be with. Some of our fondest memories are of times we spent with Harold. He built two houses from scratch for Mildred, the one on St. Clair (where Mildred's dad, Henry Bender dug out the basement with a scoop pulled by two horses, Nancy and Jim that belonged to his employer, Huntz Manzel) and on Glenwood in Clinton Township. Neff Sandy Bender
1905-01-26 Helen Ott, daughter of Anne K. Ott, and granddaughter of Sophie Becker Ott, died, aged 4 months. She is buried in the Ott family plot in Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit on Mt. Elliott and Kercheval in plot 248 M between Frances Booms and Robert Bender. Ott Sandy Bender
1904-11-11 Herman McKinin, husband of Elenore Dahl Mc Kinin born in Russia. He immigrated to Pennsylvania when he was 4 years old. Father of Marianne McKinin De Maria. McKinin Sandy Bender
1901-05-09 Louise B. Bruckner Schonau married Dr. Herbertz in Detroit and moved to his home on Antietam. Louise is the aunt of Nellie Dahl. Witnesses to the marriage were Augusta Minge and Frederick Preleunnger. Felix A. Tunki was the Justice of the Peace. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1901-04-27 Louise B. Bruckner Schoenau Herbertz and Dr. Herbertz applied for their marriage license. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1900-10-26 Fred Dahl, husband of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and father of 14 year old William Frederick Dahl Sr., buried in single grave #443, tier 2, section 1. He was laid out through John Brodel funeral parlor, 143 Maple, Detroit. His funeral mass was said in Sacred Heart Church in Detroit. The entire Dahl family from Woodslee, Canada was there for the funeral. The family was in shock that Fred went from well to dead in 5 short days. His 14-year-old son Bill's hair turned from white to black over night from the shock of his father's death. Fred lay in grave #443 for 21 years, until on 1 November 31 years to the day after he had become a citizen, his body was moved to a family plot in section 46 that Minna had purchased for the entire family. Fred was laid out by John Brodel Funeral Home at 143 Maple in Detroit. His funeral mass was said at Sacred Heart Church in Detroit. Dahl Sandy Bender
1900-10-23 Friedrich Johann (Fred) Dahl, husband of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and son of Anna Marie Furth & Johann Wilhelm Dahl of Gummersbach, Rheinpreuben died suddenly in Detroit of an intestinal obstruction. He died at 850 Russell, the home he had built for his family in 1887. He went suddenly from well to extreme agony from an intestinal blockage. His doctor, W. K. Kaviciuski certified that the principle cause of death was intestinal obstruction, accompanied by pain, and complicated by heart failure. The duration of this obstruction was only 4 days. He died at 12 noon. Dahl Sandy Bender
1900-10-19 Friedrich Johann (Fred) Dahl became acutely ill from severe abdominal pain. Dahl Sandy Bender
1900-05-01 Harold Ott, younger son of Adolph Ott Sr., born in Detroit, Michigan. Ott Sandy Bender
1898-07-16 John Charles Rehfeldt, father of Nellie Dahl, husband of Pauline Bruckner, buried in Trinity Lutheran (formerly the German Lutheran) cemetery on Mt. Elliott by I‑94 in 41Y 26‑9‑6. He died at 692 Beaubien in Detroit. He was 51 years old, having died of a leg injury suffered in a fall from a roof top. He was laid out by Geist & Son Funeral Home, 24 Farmer, Detroit Was attended by Dr. W. J. Wilson of 135 Alfred St, Detroit. He died at 692 Beaubien, Detroit. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1898-07-13 Charles John Rehfeldt died from the complications of a leg injury he suffered when he fell from a tavern rooftop where he had been conducting a band. Nellie had nursed him through his last days because his wife Pauline had to go out to work now to support the family. Nellie went to work for 6 years in a bookbindery after her father was buried. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1898-06-29 Charles Bruckner's pension request questionnaire was received by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1898-05-13 Charles John Rehfeldt, father of Nellie Rehfeldt, fell off the roof of a tavern where he had been conducting a band. He badly injured his leg, which did not heal and led to his demise on the 13th of July 1898. Nellie was taken out of school in the fifth grade by her mother to care for her father when this happened, and little Nellie was never to return to school again. The doctor told Charles and Pauline that he thought he might be able to save Charles' life if he amputated the badly injured, infected leg, but Charles steadfastly and repeatedly refused to let the doctor remove his leg. Pauline was bitter the rest of her life as she felt that Charles did not need to die and leave her all alone and she felt that it was his obligation to have his leg amputated to try to save his life. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1897-10-19 Hattie Rehfeldt married Edward Forkel in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on her sister Tillie's 29thbirthday. Tillie Rehfeldt Doench and her husband Charles Doench were the witnesses to the marriage. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1897-03-14 John A. Rehfeldt, son of Charles Rehfeldt and Pauline Bruckner, buried in Trinity Lutheran cemetery on Mt. Elliott near 1‑94 in the city of Detroit, in 41Y 25-9-6, next to his father, Charles John Rehfeldt. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1897-03-07 Charles Rehfeldt I buried in Elmwood cemetery, Detroit in East 1/2 of lot 21, section D. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1897-02-02 Nicholas Becker, son of Johannes Becker and Elisabeth Friedrichs Becker and brother of Sophie Becker Ott, died. Nicholas Becker worked with his father Johannes Becker in the cooper shop on Gratiot Ave in Detroit. Nicholas caught strep throat; it went to his heart and infected the valves. Nicholas later succumbed to heart failure due to the earlier heart damage. He was a young man, newly married when he succumbed. His father Johannes buried him in the Becker plot, but shortly after Johannes' death, Nicholas' wife had him disinterred and reburied in her family's plot. Becker Sandy Bender
1897-02-01 Adolph Ott Jr., son of Adolph Ott Sr. and Lena, born in Detroit, Michigan. Ott Sandy Bender
1897-01-29 Nicholas Becker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth Friedrichs Becker, was buried in subdivision 2, section L of the Mt. Elliott cemetery. Becker Sandy Bender
1896-12-16 Rhea Becker Buehler, daughter of John H. Becker born. John created a big row when Rhea was born as she was so very dark complected. He accused his wife of having an affair with a Negro mailman. The dark complectedness no doubt came from John, however, as his son Arthur Bender also had the same very dark complexion as a child and when Art's brothers and sisters got mad at him, they'd call him a nigger and say that he wasn't their brother. That dark complexion sure made life miserable for those two kids. She married Charles Buehler. Becker Sandy Bender
1896-08-05 Charles Bruckner married Theresa Lambert in Chicago, Illinois. They were married by John C. Murphy, Justice of the Peace. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1896-04-05 Anna Dahl Galvin, sister to William Frederick Dahl Sr. and daughter of Fred and Minna Dahl, baptized in Sacred Heart Church on 100 Eliot St in Detroit on her brother Bill's 10th birthday. No doubt the Dahl cousins of Woodslee, Canada were present for the double festivities. She was baptized by the Rev. Esher and her sponsors were Fritz Richler and Anna Skrzynski. Dahl Sandy Bender
1896-03-24 Anne Dahl, daughter of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and Fred Dahl born on 851 Russell St in Detroit. Married Paul Galvin, had 7 children. Took care of her mother in her last years. Dahl Sandy Bender
1896-03-23 Anna Dahl Galvin, sister of William Frederick Dahl Sr., and daughter of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and Friedrich Johann (Fred) Dahl, born at 850 Russell St in Detroit. Dahl Sandy Bender
1896-03-11 John A. Rehfeldt, brother of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl & son of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt and John Charles Rehfeldt, died in Detroit at the age of 25 from the side effects of a vaccination. His burial plot was owned by Theresa Lambert, 2nd wife of Charles Bruckner, John's uncle. Therese later married a Bender. (No relation to the other Benders in this calendar). He was buried through Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit and lies in 41Y 25‑9‑6 in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Mt. Elliott St near I‑94 freeway in Detroit. He lived on 355 Erskine at the time of his death. He was an accomplished painter and several of his professional quality paintings hung in his mother's parlor after his death. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1894-02-20 Catherine Hilsendagen Bruckner, wife of Charles Bruckner, and mother of Rose Bruckner, Edward William Bruckner, and Henrietta Bruckner Inga brand, was buried in Woodmere cemetery, Lot # 810 N 3/4 of NE 1/4, section A5. Hilsendagen Sandy Bender
1894-02-17 Catherine Hilsendagen, 1st wife of Charles Bruckner, died in Detroit. She was the mother of Rose, Edward William and Henriette. Hilsendagen Sandy Bender
1894-01-08 Adolph Ott, only living son of our great-grandfather Wilhelm Ott, married Lena Robinett of Detroit. Adolph, aged 25 was a clerk, Lena, aged 23 had no occupation listed. Lena was the daughter of Dominick Robinett and Carline Personka. Ott Sandy Bender
1893-12-12 Wilhelm Ott buried from his home on 460 Moran St in Detroit. The undertaker was John Delor on 21 Macomb St in Detroit. The Dr. was Tobias Siegel. He was buried in section 248 M of Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit. Wilhelm Ott dealt only with German speaking persons and would only allow the German language to be spoken in his home. English was totally forbidden. After his burial Sophie and her 3 daughters, Elisabeth, aged 14, Agnes, aged 8, and Anne aged 5 went to live with Sophie's parents in the cooper shop at 483 Gratiot Ave in Detroit just out of downtown. While visiting her parents' house her brother John H. Becker took advantage of her 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth, and Arthur Frances Bender was born. The family then returned to their own home at 460 Moran. Elisabeth married Henry Charles Bender in 2 August 1897 and he adopted little 10 month old Art. Ott Sandy Bender
1893-12-08 Wilhelm Ott, son of Peter Ott & Eva Carolina Knapp Ott, and husband of Sophie Becker Ott and father of Elisabeth Ott Bender, Anne K. Ott and Agnes Ott Koch Mc Dermitt, died in his home on Moran St in Detroit, just off Grand Boulevard. He was a stonecutter for David Knapp, his cousin. Wilhelm was born and riased in Baden-Baden, Germany, married his first wife and had two children there, Pauline & Adolph Ott. His cousin David Knapp needed stone cutters so he talked Wilhelm into coming to Detroit to work in the Knapp Stone Yard on Atwater St. Wilhelm inhaled stone dust from 1870 to 1892 and in the end could not breathe and coughed up blood. He was very ill and in very bad spirits from not being able to breathe or to work. He spent the last year of his life in bed on Moran St and was very verbally and physically abusive to his wife & daughters. He used to lie in bed and write rotten filthy things about his wife Sophie on his bedroom wall, always unfavorably comparing her to his first wife who died of cancer. One week before he died, in a fit of temper he got up off his death bed and beat Sophie black and blue. When the doctor came to tend to him he found Sophie so badly beaten that she could barely move to come to the door to let him in. She was black and blue over her entire body. The doctor was absolutely furious! Wilhelm, he said, if you weren't so near to death, I'd get the police and have you arrested! Ott Sandy Bender
1893-03-24 Fred Dahl put an addition on his home at 850 Russell in Detroit. Dahl Sandy Bender
1892-03-06 Edward Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, son of Louise Rose Bruckner and William Charles Bruckner, died in Detroit of pneumonia. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Detroit Fire Dept, had gotten up early one day, fought a fire, then went directly to work in his damp clothes, caught pneumonia and perished. He was 52 years old, and left a wife, Carolina 46 years old, a son Charles 28 years old, a daughter Emma, aged 26, a daughter Carolina aged 24, a daughter Clara aged 22 a daughter Augusta aged 17, a daughter Tillie aged 15, a daughter Anna aged 12 and a son William aged 6. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1892-02-19 Estella Becker Reimann, 1st cousin of Elisabeth Ott Bender born. Estella was the daughter of John H. & Mary Becker. Estella and Elisabeth Ott Bender were close most of their adult lives and they visited back and forth often. Becker Sandy Bender
1890-11-01 Fred Dahl, son of Johann Wilhelm Dahl and Anna Marie Fuerth of Oberboinghausen, Rheinpreuben, Germany was naturalized in Detroit, Michigan. Dahl Sandy Bender
1890-03-13 Eva Carolina Knapp Ott buried in 248 M plot in Mt. Elliott Cemetery. Her funeral mass had been said at St. Elisabeth's in Detroit. Knapp Sandy Bender
1890-03-03 Eva Carolina Knapp Ott died in her son Wilhelm's house on 624 Chene St in Detroit. She was 79 years old. She had helped her son Wilhelm raise his 2 children from his first marriage, Pauline and Adolph Ott, after his first wife Elisabeth died of cancer at the young age of 40. Eva was the sister of David Knapp who was famous for building many of the large, substantial buildings in downtown Detroit, including the main library on Farmer St behind the J.L. Hudson Company. Eva was born in Baden‑Baden Germany, in the province of Baden. Eva died of degeneration of the heart and arteries. She was laid out at Delor & Hess Funeral Home, her funeral mass was said at St. Elisabeth Catholic Church and she was buried in section 248 M of Mt. Elliott Church in Detroit. Knapp Sandy Bender
1890-02-09 Anthony Dahl, son of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and Johann Friedrich (Fred) Dahl baptized in Sacred Heart Church, 1000 Eliot Detroit. Was listed as Herman Anthony Dahl on the baptismal certificate. Was baptized by the Rev. P David. His sponsors were Anthony & Theresa Olsaedelke. Dahl Sandy Bender
1890-01-28 Anthony Dahl, son of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and Johann Friedrich (Fred) Dahl, born. He is the brother of William Frederick Dahl Sr. and the Uncle of Marie Dahl Bender. He was a soldier in World War I and was killed in France on the 12 of October, 1918 and originally interred there. His mother fought hard for the return of his body and on the 1 of November, 1921 he was interred in the Dahl family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Marie Dahl Bender's father Bill Dahl Sr. and his brother George went and picked up his brother's remains which were in a wooden box. After much discussion Bill and George decided to pry open the wooden box to look at their brother's body, after each swearing to the other that they'd never breathe a word to their mother. Dahl Sandy Bender
1889-02-23 Frederick Bruckner, uncle of Charles, Edward, Louise and Pauline, died, aged 75 years. Born 1814 in Saxony, Germany. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1888-02-17 Anne K. Ott, daughter of Wilhelm Ott and Sophie Becker Ott, born. Anne is the sister of Elisabeth Ott Bender and the aunt of Edward Paul Bender. Poor Anne was star-crossed. First her father died of stone lung when she was only 9 years old, then she had a baby, Helen, by Peter Sebastian out of wedlock in 1904, then her 4 month old baby died in 1905, then at the tender age of 22 poor Anne succumbed to ovarian cancer and passed away after a long and painful bout with this dreaded disease with her family taking turns standing guard over her until she slipped struggling out of this world. Ott Sandy Bender
1887-10-01 Bertha Dahl, daughter of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel & Friedrich Johann Dahl, born on Russel St in Detroit. Died 9 July 1888. Sister of Bill Dahl Sr. Dahl Sandy Bender
1886-12-19 Agnes Ott Koch MC Dermitt born in Detroit, the daughter of Sophie Becker Ott and Wilhelm Ott. She married William Koch. Had one child William whom her husband adopted. They then had more children, Marvin, who inherited Sophie Becker's hearing problem, Harry who was killed by a street car at age 10 while delivering newspapers, and Wilbur, the youngest who killed himself one year after his mother drowned, and Lillian, who married a Jewish man and moved to Chicago. Agnes' father died when she was only 7 years old. Bill Koch, her first husband was very good to her. He had a prosperous trucking company, the Gold Medal trucking company. He suddenly developed pneumonia and died. She was left with the company and had no idea how to run it. She married Henry Mc Dermitt, one of her husband's employees, who she figured could run the company. That was a big mistake. Mc Dermitt was a heavy drinker, got the delirium tremens, (DT'S), saw snakes and bugs all over the walls, and went berserk. Agnes was very frightened of him, told her family of her fright and how she was planning on committing him so he could get help and he refused to help himself. He got wind of her plans, got furious, bought a new car, took her and their two kids for a nice spring ride, went to Motorboat Lane at the foot of Parkview and deliberately drowned the whole family in 15 feet of water. When they pulled the car up, his hand was still across Agnes' body, holding her car door shut. Ott Sandy Bender
1886-04-18 William Frederick Dahl Sr., father of Marie Dahl Bender, baptized in Sacred Heart Church in Detroit. There was a big celebration afterwards as the Dahls of Woodslee Canada came to celebrate the baptism of Fred & Minna's first born. He was baptized by the Rev. P. Martin, and his sponsors were Wilhelm Dahl of Woodslee, Canada and Agnes Walker. Dahl Sandy Bender
1886-04-06 The hughest snow storm to hit Detroit ever, when little grandpa Bill was only 1 day old'. It snowed 3 foot on a level and piled into 7-foot drifts! I'm sure grandma Henkel was a nervous wreck till all the snow melted and they could get around again. But Grandma Henkel's cutest snowstorm story concerned little Willy and a later snowstorm. Someone in the room had just told a huge snowstorm story, and Minna Henkel replied, Oh that's nothing! You should have seen this one snowstorm! It snowed all day and then all night and the next day we were completely snowed in. I tried to open the front door, but the snow was so Deep the door wouldn't open. So I tried to open the back door, but the snow covered that completely too, and it also was sealed shut. So I opened a window and lifted little Willie out the window and told him to go to the barn and get a shovel. And as I watched Willie make his way to the garage, I almost died laughing! The snow was higher than the little boy, it was over his head, so he wiggled to the garage like a little rat! Dahl Sandy Bender
1886-04-05 William Frederick Dahl Sr., son of Minna Kaiser Dahl Henkel and Fred Dahl, and father of Marie Dahl Bender, born in Detroit at 46 Benton St. His father was busy building the family home at 851 Russell St., which was not yet ready for occupancy. Bill's dad was a bricklayer and Bill had the only brick home on Russell St. The other kids on the block thought the Dahl family was rich, having a brick house, but Bill knew better. They had to stretch a dollar till it snapped. ""Potatoes, grumbled Bill's brother George, all we ever get to eat around here are potatoes!" Dahl Sandy Bender
1885-12-11 Henry Schoenau, 43 year old husband of Louise B. Bruckner Schoenau Herbertz, died in Detroit. He was buried in Elmwood cemetery. They had no children. Schoenau Sandy Bender
1885-11-24 Minna Henrietta Kaiser married Friedrich Johann (Fred) Dahl in Sacred Heart Church in Detroit. Minna stated that this was their second marriage that they had been married previously on the German Swedish border. Kaiser Sandy Bender
1885-11-03 Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, daughter of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt and John Charles Rehfeldt, born on election day amid much hoopla and fanfare. Nellie is the mother of Marie Dahl Bender. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1884-04-27 William Bruckner, son of Edward & Carolina Bruckner was born in Detroit Michigan. He was the first cousin of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1884-02-23 Friedrich Johann (Fred) Dahl, filed his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States of America. Dahl Sandy Bender
1883-04-23 Carolina Ott, cousin of Elizabeth Ott Bender, aged 10 months, died of lung inflammation. She was the daughter of Ludwig Ott and Louise Schlechter Ott, and the baby sister of Judge Louis Ott. Ott Sandy Bender
1883-02-06 Adolph Knapp buried in the Ott family Plot in Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit. Like his cousin Wilhelm Ott, Adolph was a stone cutter for David and Charles Knapp and succumbed to stone cutter's lung, a nasty and fatal ailment in which the men were asphyxiated from a lung full of stone dust and usually hemorrhaged to death. Knapp Sandy Bender
1883-02-03 Adolph Knapp, son of Louis and Charlotte Knapp died and was buried in the Ott family plot in Mt. Elliott cemetery in Detroit. Adolph was the first cousin of our great-grandfather Wilhelm Ott. Wilhelm's mother Eva Carolina Knapp Ott and Adolph's father Kouis Knapp were brother and sister. Knapp Sandy Bender
1881-08-13 Augustine Wilhelmina Bruckner, daughter of Bruckner Sandy Bender
1881-05-11 Wilhelmine Witt Ott, aged 34 years, wife of John G. Ott, who was the brother of Wilhelm Ott, Ed Bender's grandfather, died in Detroit. Witt Sandy Bender
1881-01-07 Hattie Rehfeldt born. She was the child of Louise Bruckner and Charles John Rehfeldt, and the sister of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl. Met Edward Forkel in 1896 while fetching a pail of beer for a nickel for her father from Ed Forkel's dad's saloon. Married on 19 Oct 1897 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Died 1 November 1963 in Walled Lake, Michigan of heart problems. Buried in White Chapel cemetery, Troy. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1880-10-01 The Dahl boys, Friedrich Johann and Wilhelm, arrived in Woodslee at the home of their Uncle Francis Furth. Francis had been a farmer in Canada since 1870, first in the Niagara Fallsarea and now in Woodslee. When the Dahl boys arrived, they found that Francis had not yet harvested his corn crop as it had rained continually since early September. They were not able to get farm machinery into the wet, soggy fields, so they ended up harvesting the corn by dragging chains through the fields. Wilhelm bought a farm from Mr. Hutzel in 1885 while Fred went to Detroit and became a bricklayer. They stayed close all their lives, visiting back and forth frequently. Dahl Sandy Bender
1879-08-20 Marie Bruckner, daughter of Edward & Carolina Bruckner, passed away in Detroit at the age of 7 months, 9 days. She died on 180 Benton St. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1879-03-26 John Charles Knapp, cousin of Wilhelm Ott and David Knapp, died of stonecutter's lung at the young age of 35. Knapp Sandy Bender
1878-10-19 Mathilda (Tillie) Rehfeldt Doench Meinke Vandervoort, eldest sister of Nellie Rehfelt Dahl, born in Detroit, the child of Pauline Bruckner and John Charles Rehfeldt. Tillie was always an intelligent, warm, generous person, most beloved by all of her family. She married Charles Doench and they had one child, Helen Doench Fontaine, & later two grandchildren, Guy and Yvonne Fontaine, the children of Peter and Helen Fontaine. Peter was connected with the motion picture industry. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1878-01-09 Henriette Bruckner, daughter of Charles Bruckner & Catherine Hilsendagen, was born in Detroit. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1877-08-27 Lizzie Rehfeldt I buried in Stranger's Ground, by the city of Detroit. She was the child of Pauline Bruckner and Charles John Rehfeldt. She died on 216 Alfred in Detroit. Was the older sister of Nellie Dahl. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1877-08-25 Lizzie Rehfeldt I, aged 4 years, 7 days, died in Detroit. She was the daughter of Pauline Bruckner and John Charles Rehfeldt, and the sister of Nellie Dahl and Tillie Doench Meinke Vandervoort. She was the first of two children in this family to be named Lizzie. The second Lizzie was born 1891, died in 1964. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1877-01-01 Wilhelm Ott Jr. died. He was 1 day old, the child of Wilhelm Ott Sr. & Elisabeth Braun Ott. Wilhelm Ott Sr. was the grandfather of Edward P. Bender. Elisabeth Braun Ott died just 11 months later. Ott Sandy Bender
1876-07-25 Edwin Rehfeldt, son of Charles Rehfeldt and Pauline Bruckner, died in Detroit on 216 Alfred St. He was 6 months, 2 weeks old. Brother of Nellie Dahl. Buried in Stranger's ground by the city of Detroit. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1876-01-11 Edwin Rehfeldt, son of Pauline Bruckner and John Charles Rehfeldt, born on 216 Alfred St in Detroit. Died on the 25 of July 1876. Brother of Nellie Dahl. Edwin died of tuberculosis. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1873-10-25 Preston B. Rose, surgeon in the Civil War, executed a sworn document for Charles Bruckner, attesting to the fact that Charles Bruckner had received a scalp wound at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. This declaration was needed, as Charles would get a substantially higher pension as a wounded veteran. (Was Preston Rose an uncle of Charles?) Bruckner Sandy Bender
1872-05-18 This was the date the family celebrated Henry Charles Bender's birthday all through the years, but they always cautioned the family that they were never sure that that was the right date. After his death it was determined that that indeed was not his real birthday. He was born on the 19th of December 1869 in Detroit. Bender Sandy Bender
1872-04-30 John Ott filed his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States of America. He renounced his loyalty to William II, Emperor of Germany. Ott Sandy Bender
1871-06-05 John Rehfeldt, son of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt & John Charles Rehfeldt, and brother of Nellie Dahl Rehfeldt, born in Detroit. John was a very fine looking fellow and very artistic. He painted a number of professional canvases; the most remembered being Coxies Last Stand and a Covered Wagon. He died at 25 years of age of the side effects of a vaccination. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1871-04-19 Someone came along and stole our Great-great-great-grandfather, Nicholas Becker's horse, which had been hitched in front of the Arbeiter Hall! It was 40 degrees that day. Becker Sandy Bender
1871-01-21 Edward William Bruckner, son of Charles Bruckner & Catherine Hilsendagen, was born in Detroit. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1871-01-01 Lena Ott, wife of Adolph Ott Sr., born in Michigan. Ott Sandy Bender
1869-12-05 Adolph Ott, cousin of Wilhelm Ott, born in Detroit. Was a stone cutter for David and Charles Knapp, his cousins for years. Died very young of stone cutter's lung. Ott Sandy Bender
1869-07-03 Clara Bruckner, daughter of Edward and Carolina Bruckner, born in Detroit on 205 Whitney St. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1869-01-19 Emma Ott born in Detroit. She was the daughter of John George Ott, a shoemaker by trade, who was born in Wurtemberg, Germany. Ott Sandy Bender
1868-06-25 Boy child of Charles Bruckner buried in Washington Lodge, section Y of Woodmere cemetery. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1868-06-23 Boy child of Charles Bruckner and Catherine Hilsendagen, died in Detroit. Buried in Woodmere cemetery. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1868-05-16 Peter Bender, brother of Henry Charles Bender and son of Katherine Klein Bender and Henry J. Bender born in Detroit. He later became a bus driver for the Detroit Urban Railway System and drove their electric powered trolleys. He had a wife and several children and built a miniature roller coaster for his kids in their front yard which was the wonder of the neighborhood. Bender Sandy Bender
1868-03-12 John G. Ott, aged 29, married Wilhelmine Witt, aged 20. They were married by Charles Haas, Pastor of German St. John's Church in Detroit. Their witnesses were Pauline Matthauer and Wilhelm Zemmin. Wilhelmina was born in Chinow, Germany, John was born in Baden-Baden, Germany. John was a shoemaker by trade and had been a shoemaker in the Black Forest of Germany, and while in the Black Forest he had killed a wolf by strangling it with his bare hands. Ott Sandy Bender
1868-01-14 Anthony Becker, brother of Johannes Becker, aged 25 of Detroit, who was born in Gopershofen, Hessedarmstadt, Germany, and who is a mason by trade, married Louise Brickman, age 30, who is liveing in Detroit, and who was born in Dunassenheim, Hessedarmstadt. They were married in St. Mary's Church by Reverand John Hespelein. Jacob Brickman and George Kaiser, both of Detroit, were witnesses to the marriage. File # 1868. Becker Sandy Bender
1867-07-08 Pauline Bruckner married John Charles Rehfeldt in Detroit. John was 19, Pauline was 18. They were married by Joseph Kuhn, Justice of the Peace. John Charles stated that he was a painter by trade and had been born in France. Witnesses to the marriage were Charles Bruckner, Pauline's brother who had just fought through the entire Civil War, and Matthias Schied. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-08-31 Charles Bruckner was now back in Detroit with his new bride and 4 year old daughter, Rose. He had landed a job as a baggage man for the Michigan Central Railroad, a job he was to hold for the next 50 years. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-07-29 Charles Bruckner, who was just mustered out of the Civil War, took his naturalization oath this date in Detroit. Peter Mellen was his petitioner. He renounced allegiance to the King of Hanover, whereof he was a subject. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-07-05 Charles Bruckner was mustered out of service as a 2nd Lieutenant, Company I at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-06-30 Charles Bruckner's last day of active duty service as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-04-04 The siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which Charles Bruckner participated in, since June 17th, ended this date. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-04-03 Charles Bruckner participated in the capture of Petersburg this date after a 10 month siege. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-04-02 Charles Bruckner participated in the Battle of Boydton Plank Rd, Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-08 Charles Bruckner resumed participation in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-07 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7-day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-06 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7-day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-05 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7-day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-04 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7-day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-03 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7-day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-02 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7-day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-03-01 Charles Bruckner participated in the 7 day siege before Richmond toward the end of the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-02-28 Charles Bruckner participated in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1865-01-23 Mathilda (Tillie) Doench Meinke Vandervoort, eldest sister of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, quietly passed away at Eastside General Hospital in Detroit. Mathilda had had a full, rich life, full of warm heartedness and generosity, and full of love and laughter. She was a very intelligent, quick witted person who was also quick to help out in times of need. She provided food and carfare for his sister Nellie and her children after Nellie lost her husband Bill in 1929. Marie Dahl Bender remembers well walking the awfully long way to Aunt Tillie's house on 4870 Canton, in order to get a good hot meal, lots of laughter and good times, and then bags full of groceries and carfare home. Tillie will be remembered for generations to come for her goodness and generosity, for tales of her are often passed from generation to generation. The Lord was not so generous with poor Tillie, though. Year in and year out she looked for and longed for a second child. It never came. One time she even had a false pregnancy, she longed for a new baby so. When she went to the doctor for her ""pregnancy"", the doctor told her, Tillie you're not pregnant, but your sister Hattie is! Hattie groaned right along with Tillie. Not another one was Hattie's plea! Poor sisters! Tillie couldn't start one and Hattie couldn't stop them from coming! Such is life. Tillie's first husband, Charles Doench, died on pneumonia which he caught building his own garage in the rain with his brother-in-law, Bill Dahl. Tillie's second husband, Fred Meinke died early too, leaving her once again a young widow. Fred used to worry so much about Tillie, and when she was gone shopping too long, he used to call around to all the hospitals to see if something happened to her. Tillie used to get so exasperated with Fred! After Fred died, Tillie married another very nice man, Earl Vandervoort. Earl took care of her very attentively through several strokes she had suffered in the last 10 years of her life. Tillie was confined to a wooden rocking chair, just like the one her sister Nellie sat in in the last years of her life. Earl waited on her hand and foot. Tillie's house in 1963 was exactly the same as it had been at the turn of the century, same furniture, same decoration. It was an eerie experience to go there in 1963, like stepping into a time warp and coming out in 1898. Tillie was very good to her baby sister Lizzie, who was not quite right and who lived on Forest, about 3 blocks away. Lizzie used to come to Tillie's house and Tillie would bake up a storm for her. After Tillie was paralyzed somewhat by the strokes she couldn't bake anymore, and felt so bad when Lizzie would come around and beg for fresh baked goods. Lizzie just never understood that Tillie just couldn't get around anymore. Tillie died on 1-23-65 at 6:15 am from ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease and diabetes mellitus. She was 86 years old. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1865-01-14 Charles Bruckner wrote a letter to his commanding officer, Lieutenant C. K. Ritter stating that his mother died on 10 of September 1864, leaving his little sister (our great-grandmother Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt) in the hands of entire strangers. This was a fib. He had a brother and sister back home to take care of little Pauline. He wanted to go home to get married to his sweetheart. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-12-01 Adolph Ott, half brother of Elizabeth Ott Bender born in Baden-Baden, Germany. Came to Detroit with his parents, Wilhelm Ott and Elisabeth Braun Ott in 1870. Married Lena, had 2 sons, Adolph & Harold. Ott Sandy Bender
1864-11-07 Charles Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, was made 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-10-28 Charles Bruckner resumed participation in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War. Charles was the Uncle of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-10-27 Charles Bruckner last reported day in the battle of Boydton Plank Rd in Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-10-09 Charles Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-10-09 Charles Bruckner participated in the battle of Boydton Plank Rd, Virginia in the Civil War from this date until October 27th, 1864. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-10-08 Charles Bruckner participated in the battle of Boydton Plank Rd in Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-09-23 Charles Bruckner continued participation in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-07-28 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-07-27 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-17 Charles Bruckner started this date in the participation of the siege of Petersburg, Virginia during the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-12 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. He then marched around Lee's men and continued on towards Richmond. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-11 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-10 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-09 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-08 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-07 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-06 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-05 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-04 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-03 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-02 Charles John Bruckner continued to fight in Grant's army in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-06-01 Charles Bruckner, uncle of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl fought in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. He just finished moving around the Confederate troops at North Anna River, and was marching towards Mechanicsville. Grant came face to face with Lee at Cold Harbor, something he was trying to avoid. The Union Army was now only 10 miles northeast of Richmond. Grant had 108,000 men in this battle, Lee had only 59,000, yet Lee routed the Union troops. However, due to the sheer size of the Union Army, they forced their way on to Richmond. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-17 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-15 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-14 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-13 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-12 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-11 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-10 Charles Bruckner continued to fight with General Grant in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-09 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Spotsylvania from May 9 to 19. Grant pulled his troops out of the Wilderness and drove south to Spotsylvania. A race began between the Federal and Southern forces, each trying to reach the point 40 miles north of Richmond first. The Union lost 17,000 men in this running battle. Grant broke through the Confederate lines and marched toward Richmond. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-07 Charles Bruckner fought the Civil War Battle of the Wilderness. He had been wounded in the eye the day before. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-05-05 Charles Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner, fought in the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-04-02 Wilhelmine (Minna) Kaiser Dahl Henkel born in Bischofswerde, West Preussen, in 1864, the daughter of Wilhelm Kaiser and Eva Kaminsky Kaiser. She had 2 brothers who also came to Detroit with her, Julius and Adolph Kaiser. She met her husband Johann Friedrich Dahl in Potsdam, where he was a harness maker for the Kaiser. Kaiser Sandy Bender
1864-03-10 Johannes Becker, Great-grandfather of Edward Bender, purchased from Louis Graulich and his wife Barbara of Detroit, the west one half of lot 3, Mullett Farm, north of Gratiot St in Detroit. The witnesses to this transaction were Julius Stoll and Richard Kollmar. The registrar was E N Lacroix. It was recorded in Vol. 102, page 302. Becker Sandy Bender
1864-02-04 Louise B. Bruckner Schonau Herbertz was maid of honor at their friend, Carolina Yoost's marriage. Carolina married Heinrich Herz in German St. John's Church in Detroit. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-01-15 Charles Bruckner participated in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War. Charles was the Uncle of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1864-01-07 Charles Bruckner, brother of Marie Dahl's grandmother Pauline Bruckner, married Catherine Hilsendagen in Detroit. Charles was serving in the Union Army in the Civil War and received a leave of absence to return to Detroit. He told a big fib to get his leave from the army. He said that his mother, Louisa Bruckner, had died on the 10th of September, 1863 and that his little 10 year old sister was living with strangers and that being her only living relative he had to go back to Detroit and make proper living arrangements for her. Charles had a brother Edward born in 1842 and a sister Louisa born in 1844 who were in Detroit and could look after his little sister, Pauline. The real reason he wanted to get back to Detroit was that he had just received a $200 2nd Lieutenant enlistment bonus and he wanted to use this money to marry his sweetheart. And that is precisely what he did on this date. He then returned to the Civil War for its duration, and was one of the Union Soldiers who had the privelege of planting U.S. Battle Flag on the Confederate breastworks and following the defeated Confederate Army to the Appomattox Court House. He was married by Joseph Kuhn, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses to the marriage were John Maertz & Frank Sedenbier, both of Detroit. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-12-27 Charles Bruckner reenlisted in the Civil War at Brandy Station, Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-12-15 Charles Bruckner appointed Sergeant in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-12-15 Charles Bruckner reenlisted in the Civil War for a 3 years period. He stated that he was 21 years 4 months of age. He reenlisted at Brandy Station Virginia in the 5th Regiment of the Michigan Volunteers. The examining physician was Preston B. Rose who was very likely Charles' first cousin on his mother's side of the family. Charles reenlistment papers said he had brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and was 5 ft 11 inches tall. He rejoined Company K, Fifth Regiment of the Michigan Volunteers. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-12-08 David Knapp, brother of Eva Carolina Knapp Ott, and builder of large buildings in downtown Detroit was made administrator of the estate of 21 year old Louis Knapp who died as a soldier in the Civil War in Tennessee. Knapp Sandy Bender
1863-11-27 Charles Bruckner, uncle of Nellie Dahl, fought the Battle of Locust Grove, Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-11-16 Johannes Becker, great-grandfather of Edward Bender, left the convalescent Camp, Virginia, 4th Division and returned to Company G, 5th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Becker Sandy Bender
1863-11-07 Charles Bruckner fought the battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-09-13 Charles Bruckner fought the Civil War battle of Battle of Culpeper Court House. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-09-10 Louise Rose Bruckner, mother of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, died in Detroit. Pauline, the youngest child, was only 14 years old. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-07-01 Charles Bruckner fought in the famous Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where Pres. Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg address. He fought here from this date until July 4th, 1863. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-06-09 Charles Bruckner, uncle of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl fought the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-05-09 A Casualty sheet dated Dec 3, 1886 states that Charles Bruckner was wounded slightly, and returned to duty. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-05-02 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia in the Civil War. A casualty sheet dated 1-9- 1878 stated that Charles, who had the rank of Corporal in Virginia in the Union Army. Co H Regiment 5, had been wounded slightly at or near Chancellorsville, Virginia on the 2 and 3 of May. He had received a scalp wound on the right occipital portion of the head. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-05-01 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia in the Civil War this date until 5/6/1863. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-04-29 Elisabeth L. Bruckner, aged 1 month, 21 days, buried in Stranger's Ground in Woodmere cemetery Bruckner Sandy Bender
1863-04-27 Elizabeth L. Bruckner, probably the daughter of Edward & Carolina Bruckner, died in Detroit, aged 1 month, 21 days. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1862-12-11 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia in the Civil War this date until 12/14/1862. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1862-05-31 Charles Bruckner fought the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1862-05-05 Charles Bruckner fought the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1862-05-04 Charles Bruckner ended the month long siege of Yorktown, Virginia. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1862-04-04 Charles John Bruckner began and fought in the siege of Yorktown Virginia with the Union Army. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1862-01-01 Theresa Lambert, 2nd wife of Charles Bruckner was born in Michigan. She was one year younger than Charles' oldest daughter, Rose. They had one daughter, Louise, named after Charles' mother, Louise Rose Bruckner. Lambert Sandy Bender
1861-12-10 Johannes Becker, father of Sophie Becker Ott, purchased from George Gruber and his wife Elizabeth of Detroit, the west 10 feet of lot 24, S. B. Morse subdivision of lot 3 on Mullett Farm, North of Gratiot St. Witnesses: SB Morse and Julius Stoll Recorded in vol. 90, page 217. Becker Sandy Bender
1861-11-19 Rose Bruckner, daughter of Charles Bruckner & Catherine Hilsendagen, born in Detroit. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1861-09-28 Charles Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner, mustered into Company K, 5th Infantry, Saginaw, Michigan, in the Civil War. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1861-09-06 Charles Bruckner enlisted as a soldier in the Civil War. Charles was the uncle of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1856-05-08 Johannes Becker, great‑grandfather of Edward Bender filed his first naturalization papers in Detroit, Michigan. He gave up his allegiance to the King of Prussia. He was the father of Sophie Becker Ott the grandfather of Elizabeth Ott Bender. Becker Sandy Bender
1856-02-25 Sophie Becker Ott born in Flint, Michigan. She is the daughter of Johannes Becker and Elisabeth Friedrichs, the mother of Elisabeth Ott Bender, and the grandmother of Edward Paul Bender. What Edward remembered the most about this grandmother is that she would look at him very sternly, shake her head from side to side and say, ""Eddie, you're a BAD boy!!!""" Becker Sandy Bender
1856-01-04 Elizabeth Friedrichs Becker gave her new husband a quitclaim Deed to lot 29 of FB Crane's subdivision of out lot 16, Witherall Farm. It was recorded in vol. 82, page 129. Friedrichs Sandy Bender
1855-04-14 George Ott, brother of Wilhelm Ott, filed his intent to become a citizen in Ontanogon County Michigan, in the District Court there. He denounced his Allegiance to the King of Wurtemburg. Ott Sandy Bender
1855-01-04 Johannes (John) Becker bought land for his cooper shop on Gratiot Ave, just outside of downtown Detroit. The cooper shop has since been razed to make way for the I‑75 freeway. The cooper shop was right across the street from St. Joseph's church and the I‑75 freeway now comes into Gratiot Ave at precisely the spot where the cooper shop used to stand. This land was purchased by Johannes Becker & August Keratz from Peter Ebertz & wife Margaretha of Detroit, and received a quitclaim to lot 29 of FJB Crane's subdivision of out lot 16, Witherall farm, north of Gratiot Rd in Hamtramck. It is recorded in vol. 62, page 127. Johannes Becker was the great grandfather of Edward Paul Bender. Becker Sandy Bender
1854-07-01 Detroit still was suffering from a cholera epidemic. Over 250 deaths from cholera occurred this month. The cholera disappeared in August. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1854-06-01 Detroit had a cholera epidemic that the Becker, Friedrichs, Knapp and Bruckner family had to live through. Detroit averaged 2 to 3 deaths per day from cholera this date. The health dept urged the citizens to sprinkle lime in an effort to stave off the plague. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1851-03-29 Charles Knapp, cousin of Eva Carolina Knapp Ott, who was Edward Bender's great grandmother, received his citizenship in Detroit. Knapp Sandy Bender
1850-03-26 Johannes Becker purchased land on which to build his cooper shop, a shop that he owned and worked in for over 50 years. He made barrels and casks for a living. Johannes Becker purchased from Joseph Grones, & John A. and Mary Ann Damm of Detroit, lot 5. subdivision of the rear part of the Louise Moran farm in Detroit, (reserving right of way described in Vol. 35, pages 484‑484. The witnesses were Joseph Kreusch and Henry Compau. Vol 42, page 676 Becker Sandy Bender
1847-06-13 Charles John Rehfeldt, father of Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl, born in France. He was a house painter by trade and sometimes he used to take little Nellie with him on a job so she could help him with small errands. Nellie was his favorite child and he used to enjoy her exuberant spirit. Rehfeldt Sandy Bender
1844-07-07 Louise Bruckner Schonau Herbertz, daughter of Louise Rose and William Charles Bruckner, and sister of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, was born in Schwarzburg/Sonderhausen, Thuringen, Germany. She immigrated to America when she was 9 years old. Married twice, no children. The 2nd husband was a physician and when she died she left the family a lot of money. She was a quiet thin, friendly person. Pauline used to buy her candy for after dinner treat when she came to visit as she had a sweet tooth. Family oral history states that Louise was rather eccentric as she had an awful lot of money, yet she used to go to the Eastern Market and dig through the trashcans for fruit. In her last years she lived only a few blocks away from her sister Pauline Rehfeldt and her brother Charles. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1842-10-01 Charles Bruckner, brother of Pauline Bruckner Rehfeldt, son of William Charles Rehfeldt and Louise Rose Rehfeldt, born in Schwarzburg/ Sonderhausen in what is now Thuringen. He came to America in 1854 and sailed from the port of Hamburg, Germany. He was a patternmaker in his early years, then at the age of 19 enlisted in the Civil War. He fought through the entire Civil War, re‑enlisting twice. He attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and was one of the Union soldiers to plant the U.S. flag on the breastworks of the rebels and to march to the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. After being mustered out of the Civil War in July 1865 he became a baggage man and later a detective for the Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) for 54 years. He was married twice, to Catherine Hilsendagen and to Theresa Lambert. He had 4 children, Rose, Edward William, Henrietta Ingabrand, and Louise. He died on the 1 Nov 1923 and is buried in Woodmere cemetery. Bruckner Sandy Bender
1834-01-18 Elisabeth Braun Ott, first wife of Wilhelm Ott and mother of Pauline Ott and Adolph Ott Sr. born in Baden Germany. She immigrated to Detroit in 1870, 7 years prior to her demise on cancer. Braun Sandy Bender
1811-01-20 Eva Carolina Knapp Ott born in Germany. She was the wife of Peter Ott and the mother of Wilhelm. Knapp Sandy Bender
1810-12-05 Anna Marie Fuerth, daughter of Christ Heinrich Fuerth and Anna Marie Busch, born in Gimborn, Germany near Marienheide and Gummersbach. Fuerth Sandy Bender
1801-03-05 Magdalene Becker born. She is the wife of Nicholas Becker, the mother of Johannes Becker, and the great-great-grandmother of Edward Paul Bender. She was born in Copershofen, Germany. Becker Sandy Bender
1801-03-04 Magdalene Becker, wife of Frederick Becker, and mother of Johannes Becker, born in Bavaria, Germany. Becker Sandy Bender