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Gustav Bebensee
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1890
Hamburg-Mitte
Hamburg, Germany
Death: Apr. 1, 1974
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA

Gustav Bebensee was born January 5, 1890 in Wandsbek, Germany. He emigrated to the U.S. when he was 16 years old in 1906. With five dollars in his pocket he had to also work on the boat, which helped to pay for his passage.

His father, P.H. Gustave Bebensee and brother Hans had emigrated in 1898. Hans was left with his Aunt Emma Haack (née Bebensee) in Elk Creek, Nebraska while his father looked for work elsewhere. His father sent money to help pay for his passage and was to meet him at the train station in Chicago. He never came so Gus had to find his way by himself to Elk Creek. The family never heard from the father again. Thinking he may have been killed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, his last known residence, they gave up hope of ever finding him.

Gus lived and worked for his Uncle Louis Haack and also for neighboring farms. He found work in Hildreth, Nebraska and that is where he met and married Anna Habben on a snowy winter day in February 1919.

Gus and Ann had six children, 2 boys and 4 girls. They farmed and raised their family just a few miles from Hildreth. They were active in St. Peters Lutheran Church and involved in the community.

In 2009, Gus granddaughter, Terri Kallio, was able to locate information regarding the dissappearance of his father. He had actually deserted the family and married another woman sometime around 1905 - he lived in several different states including, Indiana, California and Washington. He died in 1914 in Seattle, Washington - he never contacted his children. 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Hinrich Gustave Bebensee (1863 - 1914)
  Maria Charlotte Anna Sievers Bebensee (1867 - 1920)
 
 Spouses:
  Ankea Helena Habben Bebensee (1894 - 1983)
  Anna Helena Habben Bebensee (1894 - 1983)*
 
 Children:
  Bertus R Bebensee (1920 - 2004)*
  Lucille Louise Bebensee Evers (1922 - 2011)*
  Ralph Gustav Bebensee (1925 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hans Christian Ludwig Bebensee (1888 - 1937)*
  Gustav Bebensee (1890 - 1974)
  Margaretha Anna Johanna Bebensee Mentzel (1891 - 1950)*
  Emma Minna Bebensee Zarantenello (1897 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Peters Cemetery
Hildreth
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: block 5 plt 53 grave2
 
Maintained by: Terri Kallio
Originally Created by: Oldergraver
Record added: Aug 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11605145
Gustav Bebensee
Added by: Terri Kallio
 
Gustav Bebensee
Added by: Terri Kallio
 
Gustav Bebensee
Added by: Oldergraver
 
 
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Remembering today Grandpa
- Terri Kallio
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014

- Gini Webb
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014
Take good care of your daughter Grandpa - we will miss her so.
- Terri Kallio
 Added: Jul. 13, 2011
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