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Pvt John Yohn Benfer
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Birth: May 6, 1844
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1913

This information was obtained from the book William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas:
JOHN Y. BENFER, sign and carriage painter, was born in 1844, in Union County, Penn. Reared in Seneca County, Ohio, and learned his trade in Norwalk, Ohio. He en- listed in the One Hundred and Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served two years in the Shenandoah Valley; participating in the Winchester and other historic battles, and one year with the army of the James; was three times captured and once escaped, the third time being released at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. At Winchester he was wounded. After the war he worked at his trade in Michigan and Indiana until 1869, when he located in Seneca. Mr. Benfer is a thorough master of his trade and has a well ordered and occupied shop. For ten years be was an extensive dealer in paints, oils, varnishes. etc. He married Lizzie Aigler of his native county. They have one child - Claude D., born In Elkhart County, Ind. Mr. Benfer is a member of the A. O. U. W., and is now building a roomy and picturesque home of his own design. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elias Benfer (1819 - 1892)
  Sarah Yohn Benfer (1819 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth A. Aigler Benfer (1843 - 1912)
 
 Children:
  Claude D. Benfer (1869 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hugh H Benfer (1842 - 1917)**
  John Yohn Benfer (1844 - 1913)
  Amelia L. Benfer Knepp (1847 - 1927)*
  Hugh H Benfer (1848 - 1917)*
  Zacharias Benfer (1849 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Hiawatha
Brown County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Unioneer
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31722855
Pvt John Yohn Benfer
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Pvt John Yohn Benfer
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Private Company B 123rd Ohio Infantry.
- Unioneer
 Added: Nov. 25, 2008
 
 
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