Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families photographs
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Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families photographs
Dates: 1888-1927
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (4 folders)
Identification: MS 1574

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Behnken family.
Behnken, Effie Strobhar, 1871-1909.
Behnken, Eugene, 1861-1930.
Clements family.
Strobhar family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Strobhar, Behnken, and Clements families photographs, MS 1574, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown, 1985.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Behnken 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).


2Robert Hilliard Clements, undated, 5.0 items.


3Unidentified individuals, undated, 10.0 items.


4Letter, 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.