JAN. 11. 1835
JUNE 18. 1899
John Benzel was born in Germany. He and his wife, Wilhemine, came to America aboard ship in May of 1861 with their two eldest daughters, Amelia and Mathilda. They went on to have six more children. The third born was my great-grandmother, Josephine.
John died in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana. He and Wilhelmine are buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.