Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Wilhelmina Benzel

MAY 25, 1835
MAR. 7, 1924

 Wilhelmine Lambrecht BENZEL was also more commonly known as "Minnie". Her parentage is unknown to us. We do know she arrived in this country with her husband John BENZEL and three of their children in May of 1864, and both came from Germany.

Minnie and John had eight known children: Amelia, Matilda, Josephine, August, Wilhelmine, Louie, John and William.

John died 18 Jan 1899 in Bedford, Indiana. Wilhelmine lived until 07 March 1924. The couple are buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. It is said that the family were well reknown stone masons, and that John and Minnie's gravesones were made by their sons.

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