|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families photographs|
|Extent:||0.15 cubic feet (4 folders)|
Eugene E. Behnken (1861-1930), though born in New York, lived most of his life in Savannah, Georgia. He was the son of Henry and Mary Gilbert Behnken. Eugene engaged in numerous occupations including the grocery and lumber businesses and at the time of his death was employed by the City of Savannah in the public works department. Eugene Behnken married Effie Strobhar of Savannah, circa 1880, and had two children: Eugene, Jr. and Benjamin Thomas. Effie Strobhar Behnken died May 14, 1909 from suicide following a nervous breakdown several months earlier. Eugene Behnken, Sr. Died on April 25, 1930 of a sudden heart attack. They are both buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
This collection consists of 28 photographs of members of the Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families. It also contains a letter to Mrs. H.R. Clements, sister of Effie Strobhar Behnken, and a memorial card for William "Willie" E. Behnken who died in 1888.
[item identification], Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families photographs, MS 1574, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Behnken family, 1890-1927, 13.0 items.|
|Eugene Behnken, Sr.; Eugene Behnken, Jr.; Mary Eugenia Gilbert Behnken; Effie Strobhar Behnken; Benjamin Thomas Behnken; Behnken grave marker (Eugene, Jr. and Mary).|
|2||Robert Hilliard Clements, undated, 5.0 items.|
|3||Unidentified individuals, undated, 10.0 items.|
|4||Letter, Muza to Mrs. R.H. Clements, 1897 November 13 ( 2.0 items. )|
|regarding flowers from grave of Mrs. Clements' father; memorial card, Willie E. Behnken, died September 21, 1888.|