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Magdelena "Lena" Buehler Bongey
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1879, Switzerland
Death: Sep. 7, 1955
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Magdelena Buehler aka Lena was born in Bern, Switzerland to parents Gottfried Buehler and Rosena Schmidt Buehler on August 1, 1879. She arrived in the United States in 1880 according to family documentation. Her father passed away a couple years after the family arrived in the US.

Lena was a sister to John George Buehler (1868-1957) and David Gottfried/Godfrey Buehler (1874-1950). Lena's mother remarried in 1886 to Jacob D. Isely. Lena was a half sister to Alfred Jacob Isely (1887-1964) and Rose Ann Isely (1890-1986).

She married Elmer Daniel Bongey on September 23, 1902 in Freeport, Illinois.

The couple had nine children: Dorian Fredrick (1903-1966), Weldon Emmet (1905-1994), Hope Alberta Meyer (1911-1997), Arlene Leona Riker (1913-1982), Aletha Doris Birno (1914-2011), Buehler Schroll (1916-2009), Olga Magdalene Oliver Spaulding (1919-1988), Thera Elizabeth Gustafson (1920-2000) and Donna Joyce Johnson (1925-living).

Lena is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth with her husband Elmer and her son Butzie (Beuhler). 
 
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 Parents:
  Gottfried John Buehler (1811 - 1883)
  Rosina Isely (1849 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Elmer Daniel Bongey (1881 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Dorian Frederick Bongey (1903 - 1966)*
  Weldon Emmet Bongey (1905 - 1994)*
  Olga Magdalene Bongey Spaulding (1909 - 1988)*
  Hope Alberta Meyer (1911 - 1997)*
  Arlene Leona Bongey Riker (1913 - 1982)*
  Aletha Doris Bongey Birno (1914 - 2011)*
  Buehler Schroll Bongey (1916 - 2009)*
  Thera Elizabeth Bongey Gustafson (1920 - 2000)*
 
 Sibling:
  David Gottfried Buehler (1874 - 1950)*
  Magdelena Buehler Bongey (1879 - 1955)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Hill Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section D, Block 16, Space 29/30
 
Created by: Pamela J Dowell
Record added: Apr 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127279026
Magdelena Lena <i>Buehler</i> Bongey
Added by: Pamela J Dowell
 
Magdelena Lena <i>Buehler</i> Bongey
Added by: Pamela J Dowell
 
Magdelena Lena <i>Buehler</i> Bongey
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Rest in Peace Great Grandma Lena.
- Pam
 Added: May. 25, 2014
 
 
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