Archive for the ‘Benning’ Category

John Benning and Agnes (Moenning) Benning

April 10, 2014

John Benning was born on April 4th 1869 to John Benning and Catherine (Schoenekamp) Benning. On September 16th 1890 in Saint Boniface Church he married Agnes Moenning. She was born in March of 1867.

In the 1900 census they were living in Quincy Ward 6, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (31), Agnes (33), Agnes (8), John (7), Mary (6), and Helen (2). John was a manufacturer.

In the 1910 census they were living in Quincy Ward 6, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (43), Agnes (43), Agnes (19), John (17), Marie (16), Helen (11), Antoinette (8), and Everette (7). John was a clerk at a shipping company. Their son John was a salesman at a drug store.

Agnes died in 1919. In the 1920 census John was living in Quincy Ward 2, Adams County, Illinois. He was a roomer in the home of B G Turner. John was a laborer at a shoe factory.

John died on June 20th 1925. He was 56 years old.

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Ferdinand Giefing and Frances (Benning) Giefing

April 10, 2014

Frances Benning was born in 1859 to John Benning and Catherine (Schoenekamp) Benning. On September 25th 1884 she married Ferdinand Giefing. He was born in July of 1857 in Austria. They had two children, Frances in 1887 and Ferdinand in 1890.

In February of 1899, Frances Benning died from an illness of dysentery for four weeks. She was 39 years old.

In the 1900 census Ferdinand was living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Ferdinand (42), Frances (13), Ferdinand (9), his mother, Thersia Giefing (77), and his sister, Mary Giefing (49). Ferdinand was a photographer. It is interesting to note that he took both of the group family photos I have of my ancestors, the Hermeling family.

His daughter Frances died on January 5th 1901 from appendicitis and peritonitis. She was 13 years old.

In the 1910 census Ferdinand was living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Ferdinand (52), Ferdinand (19), and Mary (60). Ferdinand was a book keeper at a bank.

Sadly on May 21st 1914, Ferdinand Giefing died. He was 56 years old.

Amelia “Sister Mary Cassilda” Benning

April 10, 2014

Amelia Benning was born on May 1857 to John Benning and Catherine (Schoenekamp) Benning. In the 1880 census she was living in her parents in Quincy. Her occupation was a teacher in a convent.

In the 1900 census she was living Election District 9, Baltimore City, Maryland. She was living at Notre Dame. She was still a teacher. Her name was written as Emilie Benning (43).

In the 1910 census she was living in Election District 9, Baltimore County, Maryland. Her name was now written as Cassilda Benning (53) (she had become Sister Mary Cassilda Benning). She was still a teacher at Norte Dame.

In the 1920 census she was living in Baltimore Ward 27, Baltimore County, Maryland. She was written as Cassilda Benning (62). Her occupation was simply written as a nun.

In the 1930 census she was living in Baltimore, Maryland. She was written as M Cassilda Benning (73). She was a teacher at Notre Dame College.

She died on June 7th 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is buried at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland Cemetery.

John Benning and Anna Katharina “Catherine” (Schoenekamp) Benning

April 10, 2014

Anna Katharina “Catherine” Schoenekamp was born on January 1st 1833 in Borken to John Theodore Steggemann Schoenekamp and Adelheid or Anna Christina (Ruetering) Schoenekamp.

In the 1850 census she was living in the home of Adams Nichols, a physician. She was 17 and listed as Catherine Schoening. On February 24th 1852 she married John Benning, a boarder in the home of her sister, Gertrude (Schoenekamp) Hermeling. John was born on December 26th 1825 in Prussia.

In the 1860 census they were living in Quincy Ward 2, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (35), Katherine (25), Emily (3), Frances (1), Alida Benning (38). John was a grocer.

In the 1870 census they were living in Quincy Ward 2, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (45), Kate (38), Amelia (13), Frances (10), Kate (4), and John (1). No occupation was listed.

In the 1880 census they were living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (55), Catherine (46), Amelia (24), Frances (20), Catherine (14), and John (11). John was a clerk in a grocery store. Amelia was a teacher in a convent. Frances was a domestic servant.

Their daughter Catherine died on March 12th 1884 from consumption. She was 18 years old. John Benning died on October 19th 1889. He was 63 years old. Anna Katharina “Catherine” (Schoenekamp) Benning died on September 17th 1892 from a complication of diseases. She was 59 years old. They are both buried at Saint Boniface Cemetery.