I am searching for information about John Erhart BENZING born 1839 at Stuttgart, Germany, married Frederika FAUTH, reportedly in Germany, and died 1904 at Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. Parents unknown.
Frederika FAUTH, born 1839 in Bavaria, Germany and died 1926 at Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. Parents unknown.
John and Frederika came to America and are first found near Leroy, Genesee Co., NY where their oldest children were born between 1862 and 1869. The Benzing family removed to Albion, Orleans Co., NY about 1870 and had the remainder of their eleven children at Albion. The Benzing family removed from Albion to Buffalo, Erie Co., NY about 1882.
Several of their children died young and most of the Benzing family is interred in Mount Albion Cemetery, Albion, NY. The Benzing children were named: Fanny Eva, Harriet Frederika, Minnie Barbara, Katherine, Emma, Mae, Eva C., Ellen, John, William, and George.
Obituary of John BENZING:
Benzing - In this city, Dec. 25, 1904. John Benzing aged, 67 years, 2 months and 16 days, husband of Frederika Benzing (nee Fauth), father of John, George, Fannie Benzing COLBURN, Hattie Benzing GOTTWEIN, Minnie Benzing BEILSTEIN, and Kate Benzing HUTCHINSON. Funeral from his late residence, 51 Eaton Street, Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 2 P. M. Burial at Forest Lawn. Friends and acquaintences are respectfully invited to attend.
Obituary of Frederika FAUTH Benzing:
Mrs. John Benzing - The death of Mrs. John Benzing, formally of Albion, occurred on Monday, November 15th, after an illness of a few weeks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Beilstein of Buffalo, where she has made her home for the past few years. Deceased was born in Germany in 1839 and is survived by six children. Mrs. Joseph Beilstein, Mrs. John Gottwein and Mr. John Benzing, all of Buffalo; Mrs. Morton Hutchinson of Lancaster, Mr. George Benzing of Erie, Pa., and Mrs. George A. Colburn of this village; also fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Mount Albion cemetery on Thursday afternoon November 18th.
Any additional information about John Erhart Benzing and Frederika Fauth would be much appreciated. I am their 2nd great-grandson, descended from Fanny BENZING Colburn (1862-1957).
Paul E. Newell
Ellicott City, MD