Benneville DeBenneville Keim

Benneville DeBenneville Keim

Birth
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Oct 1872 (aged 81)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 37751898 · View Source
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Benneville DeBenneville Keim was born 30 Nov 1790 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. He was s/o Johannes S. Keim and Susanna DeBenneville.

He married Mary High d/o Isaac High and Sarah Hoch Hottenstein 2 Aug 1812. They had eleven children with Mary High, four of them died in infancy. Benneville and Mary also gave birth to two sons who died as infants in 20 July 1820 and 1826. They had the following: Gen William High, Mathilda High, Col. John High, Esther High, Isaac High, Benneville High, Emily Susan, and Sarah Ann Keim.

Benneville was the President of Farmers Bank in Reading from 1824 to 1843, and served three years as the mayor of Reading, 1858 to 1860. In addition to banking, he was also a manufacturer, and later opened his own hardware store. With his nephew George M. Keim, in 1836, he founded the iron industry in Reading.

He died 30 Oct 1872 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. He was buried 1872 in Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Berks Co., PA.


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  • Created by: Patricia Heath
  • Added: 31 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37751898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benneville DeBenneville Keim (30 Nov 1790–30 Oct 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37751898, citing Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Heath (contributor 46555946) .