Christian Wilhelm Gralapp
(1833-1895)
Johanna Rosina Kretzschmar
(1833-1923)
Benjamin Beecher
(1832-1922)
Elizabeth Ann Patterson
(1833-1900)
Robert Frederick Gralapp
(1862-1951)
Eva Leola Beecher
(1862-1934)
Benjamin Harry Gralapp
(1895-1972)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Lelia Iris Compton

Benjamin Harry Gralapp 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 25 Mar 1895, Le Mars, Plymouth, IA 2 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Lelia Iris Compton
  • Died: 23 Jul 1972, Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO at age 77 2 5
  • Buried: 26 Jul 1972, Winfield: Highland Cemetery, Cowley, Kansas, United States 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Le Mars, Plymouth, IA. 6 Benjamin Beecher, carpenter, 67, born Aug 1832 in Pennsylvania, widowed, was living with daughter Clara, 48, born Feb 1857 in Ohio, single. Benjamin's parents were from Pennsylvania; Clara's mother was from Ohio.

Next door is his daughter, Eva L. born Aug 1862, living with her husband, carpenter Robert Gralapp, born Oct 1862. He was born in Wisconsin, and his parents in Germany. Eva and her mother was born in Ohio, her father in Pennsylvania. Three children are in their home: Elizabeth, born Dec 1893; Benjamin, born Mar 1895, and Emma born Jul 1898. All children were born in Iowa, their father in Wisconsin and mother in Ohio.

2. Census in 1910 in Cross Township, Kay, OK. The 1910 census recorded Robert F. Gralapp, farmer, 47, living with wife Eva L, 47; Elisabeth A., 16; Benjamin H., farmer, 15; Emma M., 11; and father-in-law Benjamin Beecher, widowed, 77. Robert was born in Wisconsin, his parents in Germany. Eva and her mother were born in Ohio and her father in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth, Benjamin H. and Emma were born in Iowa. Father-in-law Benjamin and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1920 in Cross Township, Kay, OK. 7 The 1920 census recorded Robert Gralapp, farmer, 57, living with wife Eva L, 57; daughter Elisebett, 26; son Bengaman, farm laborer, 24; daughter Emma, 21; and father Bengamin Beecher, widowed, 87. Robert was born in Wisconsin, his parents in Germany. Eva and her mother were born in Ohio and her father in Pennsylvania. Elesebett was born in Ohio, and the other two children in Iowa. Father Benjamin and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: on 31 Dec 1951 in Winfield, Cowley, KS, United States. 1

5. Newspaper: Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, 24 Oct 1968, Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO. 8 Marcelee Gralapp of Boulder, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gralapp and Sharon in Cascade.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill King, and Miss Sharon Gralapp are moving this week into the new duplex which has just been compelted by Ben Gralapp and Gene White just off the low road in Cascade.

6. Obituary: Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph: Benjamin Gralapp Funeral in Kansas on 25 Jul 1972 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO. 5 Funeral services for Benjamin H. Gralapp, 77, of Winfield, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the graveside in Highland Cemetery in Winfield.
Mr. Gralapp died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born March 25, 1895 in LaMars, Iowa and had been an oil operator in Petro, Ind.
Surviviors include his widow, Mrs. Lelia Gralapp, Winfield; and two daughters, Miss Marcelee Gralapp, Boulder and Miss Sharon Gralapp, Cascade.


Benjamin married Lelia Iris Compton. (Lelia Iris Compton was born on 7 Jul 1902 in Winfield, Cowley, KS, United States,9 died on 18 Oct 1976 in Boulder, Boulder, CO 10 and was buried on 20 Oct 1976 in Winfield: Highland Cemetery, Cowley, Kansas, United States 10.)


Sources


1 <i>The Kaw City New (Kaw City, OK)</i>, 3 Jan 1952, page 2. Obituary of Robert Gralapp.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51865609.

3 <i>Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)</i>, 3 Feb 2019, obituary of Marcelee Gralapp.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XV25-X6X Benjamin Harry Gralapp, citing Le Mars; FHL microfilm 1,412,087.

5 <i>Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO)</i>, 25 Jul 1972, page 2. Benjamin Gralapp Funeral in Kansas.

6 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Iowa, Plymouth County, America Township, Series: T623 Roll: 453 Page: 4.

7 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Cross, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1466; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 626.

8 <i>Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO)</i>, 24 Oct 1968, page 56.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51865638.

10 <i>Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO)</i>, 24 Oct 1976, page 4. Funeral of Mrs. Lelia Gralapp.



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