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Ken Beuning (#48152580)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Freeport, Stearns, Minnesota and attended Sacred Heart school and church.
I have been doing genealogy on and off for over 25 years now.
Beuning in German church records was Bäuning and also Bohning. Two of my great grandfather's brothers changed their names to Benning.
Herman Benning of Cincinnati and Henry Benning of Liverpool, England.
Beuning and Bäuning are both pronounced "Boy-ning".

Other families I research are Bergheh, Pieper, Klein, Michael, Wahls, Berscheid/Berscheit, Pluth, Ostendorf, Woeste, Deters, Schmiesing, Marbach, Peschel, Beste, Dünnebacke, Westbreck/Westbrock, Boecker, and Stoerman.

If there is a record I have entered and you have a stronger relation to that person than me I will transfer to you. Just ask. If I enter someone that is not related to me I will always transfer upon request.
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Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun
Danke Shoen... Heine memorials at Sacred Heart
Ken, I don't know if you have the time for following Facebook, but this morning, Jeanne Wilber posted a photo of Mr & Mrs John Heine... but had no other information to share.

One other participant stated that their given names were Jack & Margaret. That was enough for me to put on my Sherlock Holmes hat... & in less than five minutes I found your memorials... & sent the following message:

"Given the clues provided by other contributors, I found that John Matthew "Jack" & Margaret Mary (Gaspelin) Heine are at rest, side-by-side, in death as in life, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Freeport, MN.

"Both were born in 1903. They were married 28 June 1927. Margaret passed in 1984, "Jack" died in 2002 at age 98."

If I'm totally honest, Ken Beuning should get most of the KUDO's... a native of Freeport, he's the one who the real work of researching the details & documenting them in the Find-A-Grave memorials I used. I've seen him in action before, so I knew I could trust the accuracy of his memorials.

Namaste, "PJ" Braun, ETCM/USN (retired)
Added by Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun on Mar 30, 2016 4:26 PM
Danita Smith
RE: Bohning photo
If you ever have trouble reading a tombstone, try making the image a "negative" with your photo software. That helps a lot sometimes even though it doesn't look right to post it!

Danita in Cincinnati
Added by Danita Smith on Mar 28, 2016 4:31 PM
Megan Skinner
John Bernard Beuning
Hi Ken:
Are you related to John B Beuning (1904-2002)? I was in contact with a Maureen (Merrigan) Beuning (1924-2007) about the Merrigan line.
I have a few questions, if you are connected.
Added by Megan Skinner on Jan 17, 2016 3:50 PM
Rich Olson
Joseph Wenker 114298503
Would you transfer this record to me? You previously transferred his parents, Bernard and Julianna. Thanks.
Added by Rich Olson on Jun 11, 2015 4:22 PM
Rich Olson
Mary Elizabeth Borgerding Wenker 114298516
Please transfer this record to me. She was my great-grandmother. Thanks.
Added by Rich Olson on Jun 01, 2015 9:05 PM
Rich Olson
Bernard Henry Wenker 115808579
Please transfer this record to me. He was my great-uncle. Thanks.
Added by Rich Olson on Jun 01, 2015 9:02 PM
Rich Olson
Mary Wenker 114298516
One more mistake. My great-grandmother was Mary Wenker, the daughter of Catherine Borgerding. I have a pending edit. Sorry again, but I am just getting into the tangle of the Wenkers.
Added by Rich Olson on Jun 01, 2015 12:46 PM
Rich Olson
Thomas and Henry Borgerding
Back like a bad penny.

Would you be willing to transfer both of these to me?

Father Thomas Borgerding 86544701
Father Henry Borgerding 86547969

They were brothers of my great-grandmother Catherine Borgerding (not yet linked to her parents).

Benedictine priests, as well as nuns, took new names when they were ordained. The name John with Father Thomas is possibly his birth name, but I have had a hard time finding that information for either of them.

St. Mary of the Rock is a very confusing subject, but it is in Franklin County, Indiana. My cousin from Cincinnati knows where it is and has been meaning to visit. I can research further with her and clarify this.

http://www.ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/cemeteries/Cemeteries3.html

Thanks very much.
Added by Rich Olson on Jun 01, 2015 12:38 PM
Rich Olson
Wilhelm Wenker
I have really messed up in previous messages, and I don't know if you read my last. Please change the text to read as follows, to correct the confusion I have caused:

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Parents:
Gerhard Henrich Wenker
Adelheid Boeckers

The Wenker farm was a century farm east of Freeport. After Wilhelm, it was farmed by his son Bernard (Ben), then by his grandsons Al and Bill until they retired.

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Other text should be removed.

I found this page, which lists his parents:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXZD-8TL

If you are willing, would you transfer this memorial to me? Thanks, and sorry for the confusion.
Added by Rich Olson on Jun 01, 2015 11:21 AM
Rich Olson
Bernard Henry Wender 115808579
I am so sorry to muck up things so badly.

The list of children are the children of Bernard Wenker and Julia (Juliana) Hoeschen Wender, NOT of Wilhelm Wenker. Ben's children were Clara, Bill, Della, Marie, Al, Maurice (Max), and Joseph.

It was Ben's sons Al and Bill who ran the farm.

Caroline, Sister Benita, and Sister Macrina were some of Wilhelm's children.

It's a huge family, and I get confused easily. I promise to do better in the future.
Added by Rich Olson on May 30, 2015 12:36 PM
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