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BENJESTORF, Helma[1]

Female 1897 - 1991  (94 years)


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  • Name BENJESTORF, Helma 
    Born 3 Apr 1897  New York Mills, Otter Tail Cnty (?), Minn. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Nov 1991  Daly City, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father BENJESTORF, Heinrich Christian,   b. 16 Dec 1849, Osterwald, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1923, Colton, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother GELLENBECK, Mathilde Catharina,   b. 20 Feb 1857, Mentrup, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1874  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 McLellan, Conmee,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [1
    Married 20 Nov 1919  Melville, Saskatchewan (?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jester, George,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. 13 Feb 1965, San Francisco area ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 1940 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Howell, Glen,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. 21 May 1972, San Francisco Bay area (?) . Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 1966 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • [From Beverly Benjestorf (Huppert); letter from Angie & Howard benjestorf]. [Mathilde Gellenbeck Benjestorf's will].


      Helma was born in the small town of New York Mills located on the east boundary of Otter Tail County, Minnesota on 3 April, 1897. When she was 6 years old her parents left the homestead in Otter Tail County and moved the family to homestead a wheat farm in Fenwood Township about 30 miles northwest of Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada.
      When her parents and most of her brothers moved to southern California around 1920, she stayed at Fenwood and married Conmee McLellan [on 20 November, 1919]. Olga Lustig and Clarence Bamping were witnesses. Conmee was a Presbyterian and Helma was a Lutheran.
      Some time after 1925, Helma left Conmee and moved to Long Beach, California. [According to Beverly , Aunt Helma saw "Kon" again when he was "...very old. Like maybe his 100th birthday".
      Helma next married George Jester. She was married to him & living in San Francisco by August, 1939. Helma & George remained married until his death [in the early 1960's?].
      After George died Helma married Glen Howell. They remained together until he too died [in the mid 1970's ?].
      Aunt Helma never had any children.
      Aunt Helma lived in the San Francisco Bay area (Daly City) at the time I went to work for World Airways.
      Notes in her Family Bible and a letter to her (?) from Heinrich Schneehage plus her own notes on her siblings provide much of the information available about the Benjestorf line.
      Heinrich Schneehage aparently visited Helma on a trip to America in the mid or late 1950's, and possibly again in 1965 [according to Heinrich Benjestorf in 2002].
      Helma was very close to Howard & Angie Benjestorf's family & visited them often in Canada.
      Beverly Benjestorf (Huppert) was Aunt Helma's "caregiver" during her terminal illness. Helma died on 27 November, 1991 in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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