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Carl Benjamin "Ben" Obenland
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1885
Death: May 13, 1973

Ben was the son of German immigrants Christian Friederich and Christine Seivert Obenland. He was born in Rankin, Illinois on January 16, 1885. He had four sisters, Natalie, Alicia, Katharina and Margaret. He also had three brothers, Albert, John and George.

The family lived in Vermillion, Illinois where Carl's father farmed.

On Setpember 9, 1914, Ben married Lydia Elizabeth Rebecca Natschke. The couple had three children, all boys: Carl Raymond, Melvin Christian and John Fredrick.

When Ben registered for the draft for WWI, he was farming in Sherwood, Defiance County, Ohio. He was described as being of medium height, with a medium build and brown hair and eyes.

Ben passed away on May 13, 1973. His last residence was in Sheldon, Illinois. He was buried in Sheldon Cemetery in the same town.

Family links: 
  Christian Friederich Obenland (1850 - 1937)
  Christine Seivert Obenland (1854 - 1925)
  Lydia Rebecca Natschke Obenland (1897 - 1984)
  Carl Raymond Obenland (1921 - 2005)*
  Melvin Christian Obenland (1924 - 1994)*
  John Fredrick Obenland (1927 - 2001)*
  Natalie Theresia Obenland Jones (1880 - 1942)*
  Albert Arthur Obenland (1881 - 1952)*
  John Ernst Obenland (1883 - 1946)*
  Carl Benjamin Obenland (1885 - 1973)
  Alicia Adelaide Obenland Bailey (1887 - 1957)*
  George Henry Obenland (1888 - 1954)*
  Katherine Emelia Obenland Ribbentrop (1892 - 1968)*
  Margaret Luise Obenland Winterrowd (1894 - 1969)*
  Christian Frederick Obenland (1898 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Sheldon Cemetery
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section D, Plot 5, Row 2, Lot 5
Created by: Cecilia
Record added: Jun 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27850884
Carl Benjamin Ben Obenland
Added by: Dixie Lambert
Carl Benjamin Ben Obenland
Added by: Cecilia
Carl Benjamin Ben Obenland
Added by: Cecilia
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