Lee Roy Bensken b.1900, d.1991
Well it looks as if I am the first to post a message on this new surname. I hope it bring's me some luck in finding information on my ggrandfather and his family. Lee was a private in World War I and served in WWII also. He lived his whole life mostly in Jasper Co., Illinois. He worked as a farmer and as a carpenter. He built house's mostly in Newton, Illinois. His fathers name was Alfred Bensken and his mothers name was Myrtle Romine. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I am at a dead end with Alfred. I did however find a Alfred Benskin homesteaded some land in the next Co. over from Jasper. I am wondering if there was a family arguement and the spelling of the last name changed?