Anna Behnke

1873 - 1957

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Anna Behnke

1873 - 1957
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Mrs. Anna Behnke   Mrs. Anna Behnke, 83, former Hilbert resident, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, after suffering a stroke eight days ago. Born Sept. 19,1873, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koffarnus, she was one of 14 children born in a log cabin abo

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Anna Behnke


Saint Peter Cemetery

McHugh Rd
Hilbert, Calumet, Wisconsin
United States


August 3, 2015


July 17, 2015

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Contributor: JoMore Created: 5 years ago Updated: 5 years ago

Mrs. Anna Behnke


Mrs. Anna Behnke, 83, former Hilbert resident, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, after suffering a stroke eight days ago.

Born Sept. 19,1873, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koffarnus, she was one of 14 children born in a log cabin about four miles southwest of Hilbert in the Town of Chilton.  Her parents were pioneer settlers in the area.

She lived in the immediate vivinity all of her life with the exception of the past year when she made her home with a son, Osar, at 530 N. Lawe St., Appleton.

She was married to Herman Behnke on May 26, 1897, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Hilbert, and he died Aug. 27, 1939.  She was a lifelong member of that church and a charter member of the Ladies’ Aid Society.

Survivors are six sons, Oscar and Walter of Appleton, Louis of Neenah, Arno of Reedsville, Herman Jr. and George of Hilbert; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, George of Hilbert, Joe of Welcome, Minn., and William of Abbotsford, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Hillman of Town Rantoul and Mrs. Charles (Louisa) Raabe of Appleton.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Popitzke-Schinderle Funeral Home at Hilbert and at 2 o’clock at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Hilbert.  The Rev. Martin Schneider will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, March 23, 1957.

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Anna Behnke was born in 1873
Anna Behnke was 15 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Anna Behnke was 22 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
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Anna Behnke was 39 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Anna Behnke was 47 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Anna Behnke was 57 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Anna Behnke was 68 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Anna Behnke died in 1957 at the age of 84
Grave record for Anna Behnke (1873 - 1957), BillionGraves Record 15554499 Hilbert, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States