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Benjamin Franklin Slagel b. 8 Feb 1851 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL d. 10 Nov 1922 Wayland, Henry Co., IA: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Benjamin Franklin Slagel[1]

Male 1851 - 1922  (71 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Slagel 
    Born 8 Feb 1851  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1922  Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Sugar Creek Cemetery
    Person ID I6018  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2019 

    Father Bishop Christian Schlegel,   b. 17 Jan 1819, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1884, Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Salome Sommer,   b. 1 Jul 1819, Neuviller-La-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1890, Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 16 May 1842  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine (Katie) Steinman,   b. 23 Feb 1859, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1923, Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1876  Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Anna Frances Slagel,   b. 3 Mar 1887, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1961, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F4179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1851 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Aug 1876 - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1922 - Wayland, Henry Co., IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wayland, Henry Co., IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald, November 1922:
      "Benjamin F. Slagel was born near Pekin, Ill., Feb. 8, 1851, died at his home near Wayland, Ia., Nov. 10, 1922; aged 71 y. 9 m. 2 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior when a young man, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church and remaining a faithful member until called by death. On Aug. 31, 1876, he was married to Catharine Steinman. This union was blest with nine children, four sons and five daughters. One son preceded him in death. Some six years ago it was discovered that he was afflicted with diabetes. For a time he seemed to battle with the disease successfully but a few weeks ago his condition became worse and in spite of all that loving hands could do he passed away. While he still had full control of his mind he realized that his end was near, and gave instructions for
      the funeral and admonitions and warnings to the immediate members of his family. He leaves his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 19 grandchildren, and a large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, on Sunday afternoon conducted by the home minister. Text, I Sam. 20:18 the latter clause. Interment in the cemetery near by."

  • Sources 
    1. [S432] Birky/Steinman Family Records.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86638092/benjamin-f-slagel.

    3. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.


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