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sandi (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 1999 12:29AM GMT
BENZEL ,(Amelia) Augusta born:1851. died:1913,married in Germany. Carl (Charles) STEINKE born:1844,died:1918.Left Munich, Germany ca 1881, with daughters: Agnes born:11 Nov. 1873 and Olga born:11 Jan. 1876.Lived in Hayfield, MN Other children: Ella, Paul, Max, Hattie, Willy, Lorna, Lilly, Arthur, Florence. Julius BENZEL born: 9 Sep 1853 Germany Father: Michael BENZEL Mother: Henriett KOCH Died: 10 Mar. 1905 Sargeant Twp., MN Amelia BENZEL Born ca 1863 Germany.A Herman BENZEL lived in Austin ?, Mower County, MN in 1889. Charles and Augusta BENZEL STEINKE are my Maternal great grand parents. I would appreciate any further informatioon about their ancestors. Sandi


Phil Steen (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 1999 12:52PM GMT
My connection is to a Frendick Benzel, from Germany who married Amelia Sharp and lived in Elletsville, Indiana. He had a brother while settled in Minnesota. Fredrick and Amelia raised frou daughters and a son, Lora the oldest daughter was my Grandmother.


Frederick Benzel

monee101 (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 1999 6:56PM GMT
Edited: 11 Oct 2006 1:30PM GMT
I am looking for info on Frederick Benzel ... birth date, death date, parents, etc... he married my great grandmother Grace Louise Lily Belle VonKorff b.6-1-1887 d.7/1981. They had three children Ruth, Thomas, and another daughter who died in her 20's. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Ernestine Benzel

Barb mayers (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2000 5:58AM GMT
Looking for greatgrandmother born, oct. 20
1889 in Madelia, Minnesota. She passed away
in Davenport, Ia, married Frank Howe laShelle
Looking for any thing.

Henry and Sophia

monee101 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2000 6:00PM GMT
Edited: 11 Oct 2006 1:30PM GMT
I made it back one more generation... Frederick Christopher Benzel's parents are Henry and Sophia... anyone with any info on those names please respond.

Frederick Benzel

bennybb (View posts)
Posted: 7 Oct 2000 9:53AM GMT
Edited: 25 Feb 2003 1:43PM GMT
I go by the nickname of Benny. Frederick W. Benzel was my Grand Father and Amelia Sharp my Grand Mother. The following info came from his German bible: landed at Quebec, Canada 28 Mar 1866, went to Elletteville, IN 16 Jan 1869, born Munich, Germany 14 Dec 1839, died 30 Mar 1912 Ellettsville, IN.

I have an English bible given to my father (Wilber W.) from his sister and brother-in-law (H. W. and Lora B. Steen 28 Mar 1924.

Another sister was Antonette Brown who also lived in Ellettsville, IN. I can remember as a small child ~6-8 going up the hill to visit the Steen's who had a very large jigsaw puzzle they let me put together.

Another sister was Edna Muir. The only info I have on her is that she sent me a birth present.

I also have the name of Lucille Fowler, wife of Bluette Fowler. I can remember they were relatives and meeting them but don't remember anything else. It is possibe that Lucille is the fourth sister.

I would like to get any info you have. Send me your e-mail address


Re: Frederick Benzel

kenandlindabastow (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jun 2007 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Forest Bluett Fowler b. Feb 9, 1908 in Monroe, Co., IN and d. Feb 1954 in Bradenton, FL, buried in Ellettsville, IN, is the son of Grace Benzel and Forest Grange Fowler. Forest Grange Fowler b. Mar 15, 1876 in Indiana, d. in a paper mill accident June 7, 1917 in Ellettsville. On May 30, 1906 in Monroe Co.,IN., he married Grace Benzel b. May 29, 1879 d. of a heart attack March 22, 1924 in Ellettsville.
Buett was then raise by his mother's sister Antionette Benzel and Arthur (Aud) Brown in Ellettsville. Bluett went by the name Deacon after playing a Deacon in a high school play. He was married while in college - must be the Lucille you mentioned. He married again in the Indianapolis Court House Sept 1938 to Carrie(Carol)M.[Veley] b. Nov 5, 1901 Coldsburg, PA, d. Apr 12, 2001 Mobile , AL.
Carrie Veley was my Mother-in-laws sister. I can e mail you more info.

Re: Benzel

MarbaP (View posts)
Posted: 8 May 2010 7:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-great grandfather, AugustBenzel, came to US about 1850 with sister Caroline Benzel Iwan. They settled in South Bend, Indiana. The Iwans had a succesful hardware manufacturing plant there. August moved to Minnesota about 1860. I'm wondering if this the brother you spoke of settling in Minnesota. August married Amelie Baerwald.

Re: Ernestine Benzel

MarbaP (View posts)
Posted: 8 May 2010 7:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looks like we are cousins. Your great-grandmother, Ernestina, was a sister of my great-grandmother, Lizzie (Louisa). I don't have any information specifically about her other than birth and death dates and the names of her two husbands, Paul Gims and Frank LaSell. Her parents were August Benzel 27 July 1826-28 May 1903 and Emlie Baerwald 13 Oct 1849-28 August 1936. They had eight children, Lizzie, George, Wilhelmina (Minnie), twins who didn't live, Pauline, Ernestina, and Henry.

August's parents were Gotlieb Benzel and Wilhelmine Robke.

Emilie's parents were Daniel Baerwald and Hanna Erdmutke.

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Re: Ernestine Benzel

MarbaP (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Baerwald/Berwald/Barwald, Erdmuthe/Erdmann, Freitag
Actually just realized Emilie Baerwald's mother's maiden name was Freitag. Hanna Louise Freitag must have originally married an Erdmuthe/Erdmann and had a son Herman August Erdmann. Hanna Erdmuthe then married Daniel Gottlieb Baerwald and they had Emilie - Herman August Erdmann's half-sister.

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