|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1867|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1920|
Maria Charlotte Anna Bebensee née Sievers was born February 14, 1867 in Hamburg/Wandsbek, Germany to Heinrich and Catherine (Paap) Sievers. She worked as a servant to the Jochim Georg Bebensee family. She met and later married their son, Paul Heinrich Gustave Bebensee on July 7, 1888.
She had four children: Hans, Gustav, Margaretha and Emma. After her husband and oldest son emigrated to the U.S. in November of 1898, she was left alone to care for her remaining 3 children. She supported them by taking in sewing. Maria never emigrated.
Source Citation: Birth, Confirmation, death and Marriage records obtained from the Lutheran Parish in Wandsbek, Germany
Maria was buried at the Friedhof Tonndorf, Ahrensburger Strasse 188, 2045 Hamburg in March 1920 by her daughter Margaretha Bebensee Efftinge Mentzel. The grave was leased for 25 years, for a price of 60 Reich Marks, at which time her remains were removed and the plot sold to another family. In 2012 the plot is free to use.
Paul Hinrich Gustave Bebensee (1863 - 1914)
Hans Christian Ludwig Bebensee (1888 - 1937)*
Gustav Bebensee (1890 - 1974)*
Margaretha Anna Johanna Bebensee Mentzel (1891 - 1950)*
Emma Minna Bebensee Zarantenello (1897 - 1973)*
Created by: Terri Kallio
Record added: Jun 24, 2012
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