Benneville M. Gaul, subject, of Shillington, was born Jan 7, 1849. on the Gaul homestead in Cumru.
Johannes Gaul, great-grandfather was born in Germany, i the Pfaltz,of Hebelbeim., Dec 19, 1739. Emigrated in 1764 or 70 He married Sept 4 1767 to Barbara Arbogastin, from Germany. Johannes Gaul died Feb 21, 1816, he had 10 children, 7 sons and 3 daughters, among whom were the following. 1. Peter born 1775, married lisabeth Kissinger and they had 3 sons and 5 daughters, they were married 25 years and he died Sept 28, 1826. 2. Abraham, 3. William born 1780 died 1857, married Rosina Miller and they had children; Solomon, David Joel, Levi, John W., and Enoch, twins, Elenora married Benjamin Krick and Lydia married Daneil Huyett. 4. Christian born 1781 died 1851 married Mary Anna kissinger and they had children, Abraham born 1815 died 1891 married Mary Texter, Christian born 1817 died 1871, Jacob 1819-59 married Mary Huyett, Mary married Elijah Ruth, Reuben and Hannah, she married Adam Hain. 5. Jacob, 6 Johannes Jr., 7 George married Catharine Potteiger by whom he had 3 sons and 2 daughters.
Jacob Gaul, was born July 25, 1783 died Dec 25, 1832. He married Catharine Gehret, born 1784 and died 1852, she bore him a number of children, all of whom died young except Adam the father of Benneville M., and Eva married Garson Huyett,
Adam GAul born April 5, 1819 died 1858, he married Sarah Matz, d/o John Matz and whose wife was a Shoup and they had Eliza who married Isaac Miller, Benneville M., John and Sarah who died in infancy
Benneville married March 17, 1877 to Sarah Kegerise, d/o Benjamin and Anna (Binkley) Kegerise and granddaughter of William and Sarah (Yorkey) Kegerise.