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 John Augustus Behncke

John Augustus Behncke

Birth
Germany
Death 7 Mar 1927 (aged 68)
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 104324236 · View Source
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Davenport Democrat and Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Tuesday, March 8, 1927

J.A. BEHNCKE, 68, OLD STONE MASON, PASSES

Had Part in the Erection of Many Dwellings in Davenport

John August Behncke, 68, long a resident of Davenport and old time stone mason here, died Monday at 4 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John K. Wall, 2618 Harrison street, where he had been confined during an illness of four weeks' duration.

Mr. Behncke was born Aug. 21, 1858 in Germany, coming to this country while a small child. He early learned the trade of mason and the foundations of many of Davenport's old dwellings are evidence of his handiwork.

He was united in marriage May 3, 1887, to Miss Bridget Connelly at old St. Marguerite's church; forerunner of Sacred Heart Cathedral. His wife, the victim of an accident, preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1917. He was a life long member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Surviving besides Mrs. Wall at whose home death occurred are three other daughters, Sister Mary Rosella Behncke of the order of St. Francis at Hubbell, Mich., Mrs. George Davies of Davenport, and Mrs. Alfred Shake of San Francisco, Calif., and eight grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fred N. Ruhl funeral home where it will remain until Wednesday morning when it will be returned to the late home, 320 East Twelfth street. The funeral will be held from there Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to Sacred Heart Cathedral at 9 a.m. Interment will be at St. Marguerite's cemetery.

The Rev. Richard Egan will recite the rosary at the home Wednesday at 8 p.m.


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  • Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
  • Added: 28 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104324236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Augustus Behncke (24 Aug 1858–7 Mar 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104324236, citing Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Carol (Schlueter) Long (contributor 46947720) .