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Johanna Maria Schwemberger Benz
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1857
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1950
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

What a fascinating life journey was given to Johanna (Schwemberger) Benz. Her parents emigrated from the Tyrol in Austria around 1850. Several of their children, including Johanna and her older sister Mathilda, were born in Missouri. The family eventually settled in the "Over-the-Rhine" section of Cincinnati, OH where there was a large German contingent. Her father Joseph Schwemberger was a musician, and her mother Mary/Maria (Stroebel) Schwemberger ran a saloon/beer garden. In her declining years, Maria moved to Mobile to live with her daughter. (Maria passed away in 1889). At the tender age of 16 Johanna married a dashing German immigrant by the name of Captain Rudolph Benz in Mobile, AL. They had several children including: Leonhardt; Louis; and Dorothea. Johanna's husband was for years the leading architect of Mobile. He died in 1906. Johanna remained in the Mobile area until her death in 1950; she is buried near her husband at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile. 
 
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 Parents:
  Maria Stroebel Schwemberger (1825 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Rudolph Benz (1847 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  Louis R. Benz (1878 - 1923)*
  Dorathea Maria Benz Dunlap (1883 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mathilda Schwemberger Morlock (1850 - 1936)*
  Matthias Schwemberger (1853 - 1921)*
  Joseph Schwemberger (1855 - 1892)*
  Johanna Maria Schwemberger Benz (1857 - 1950)
  Otto Schwemberger (1862 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54457040
Johanna Maria <i>Schwemberger</i> Benz
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Johanna Maria <i>Schwemberger</i> Benz
Added by: Robert Miller
 
Johanna Maria <i>Schwemberger</i> Benz
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For Johanna, the belle of the ball
- Valarie
 Added: Aug. 27, 2010
 
 
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