Re: Henry Benfer, PA, MI, NE, William Benfer, PA, MI
Carl, please call me Alan, although it is my middle name.Both my father and grandfather were Johns so to avoid confusion they used Alan. OK, I've found the information I need and this is what I have:Henry W. Benfer, I think born in Pa., married Elizabeth Kline Dec. 1867 at Three Rivers, Mi.He died Nov. 27, 1926 at Harbor City, Ca.My info. suggests he deserted his family.He was my great grand-father.
Henry Benfer and Elizabeth Kline (born 1845, Germany) had 4 sons: John Leroy, my grandfather, born 1876 at Schoolcraft, or Flowerfield, Mi. Married Margaret Lockie, Feb. 6, 1896 at Plattesmouth, Ne. The other sons were Clifford, Franklin (Frank) and William (Will). I remember my uncle Frank and uncle Will. They lived and died in So. Ca. I have no info. on Clifford. They may all have lived in Denver at one time.
I can provide info. on John Leroy's children if needed.