William Frederick Striebel (1861 - 1931)



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"Uncle Billy Striebel" as he was known at the Royal Palm Hotel in Fort Meyers, Florida before he died from pneumonia. He worked there for 14 years,

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in Louisville, Kentucky



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Parent: John J. Striebel

Wife: Cora Pheobe Snow
Children with Cora: Lina Agnes Striebel, Ralph Eber Striebel, Katie Ethel Striebel, William Howard Striebel, Verna Deloras Striebel, Doris Striebel, and Christine Verlander Striebel

Partner: Nettie Caroline Shinville
Children with Caroline: Louis Benjamin Striebel


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1861 - In the year that William Frederick Striebel was born, on February 11th the U.S. House voted unanimously to guarantee noninterference with slavery in any state, allowing states to decide whether they would allow slavery or not.

1896 - At the age of 35 years old, William was alive when on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

1898 - At the age of 37 years old, William was alive when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1909 - When he was 48 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

1931 - In the year of William Frederick Striebel's passing, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

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Birth: April, 1861
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1931
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA

The son of two immigrants from Germany, William Frederick Striebel was born at
the start of US Civil War period in April 1861 in Louisville, Jefferson
County, Kentucky.


William and Nettie produced son Louis Benjamin Striebel(b.1885, d.1968) who
was born to William and Nettie at Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Nettie's death in 1888 from Bright's Disease left him the sole parent of their
son Louis Benjamin.


William Frederick Striebel married Cora Pheobe Snow around 1892-93. She was
born on 28 NOV 1875 in Allegan, Allegan Co., MI and died in 22 OOCT 1912 in
Berrien County, MI of pulmonary tuberculosis. Her burial location is unknown
to author but a record shows her burial in Paw Paw, Michigan.

Cora's parents were her father Eber Rice SNOW b: SEP 1846 in NY, and her
mother Verlinder HELLER b: 25 FEB 1853 in Van Wert, Van Wert Co., OH

William & Cora's children were:

1. Ralph Eber STRIEBEL born 9 JAN 1894 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan
2. Lina STRIEBEL born: MAR 1895 in Michigan
3. Katie STRIEBEL born: OCT 1896 in Michigan
4. William Howard STRIEBEL b: 30 APR 1898 in Michigan
5. Verna STRIEBEL born about 1902 in Michigan

18 years 2 months after the death od his wife Cora Pheobe Snow (Striebel)
William perished in Florida.William Frederick Striebel's STATE OF FLORIDA
DEATH record is found in Volume 489, Certificate No. 1142. It states that he
lived 14 years in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida primarily at the Royal Palm

The record also states that he died at the Lee Memorial Hospital of pneumonia,
and bronchitis (and also had a heart lesion). He was residing and working at
the Royal Palm Hotel, in Fort Myers, Florida. His body was transported to
Hillside Cemetery for interment with wife Nettie Shinville (Striebel).

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Nettie Caroline Shinville Striebel (1861 - 1888)

Hillside Cemetery
Allegan County
Michigan, USA

Additional Comments:
Birth: 1861
Death: Feb. 20, 1888

Caroline Nettie Shinville married William Frederick Striebel. They produced a
son in Cooper, Kalamazoo County, Michigan in February 1885.

OBIT FROM Daily Gazette(Kalamazoo MI) Wednesday, February 22, 1888: "Mrs.
Nettie Striebel died Monday at 405 Winstead street of Bright's disease aged 27
years. The remains will be taken to Plainwell this morning for internment!"

Nettie Striebel died on Monday, February, 20, 1888.
Nette was 27 at death and was thus born around between February 20, 1860 and
February 20, 1861.

Family links:
William Frederick Striebel (1861 - 1931)*

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Hillside Cemetery
Allegan County
Michigan, USA
Hillside Cemetery is found at the following GPS Coordinates:

Latitude: 42.44190, Longitude: -85.62360

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