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 Benjamin Rupert

Benjamin Rupert

Unity, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Feb 1871 (aged 53)
East Fairfield, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Burial New Waterford, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 5100968 · View Source
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This Benjamin Rupert is frequently mixed up with another Benjamin, same age, born in Mahoning Co Ohio. This Benjamin was only married one time. The other Benjamin moved to Indiana.

Columbiana Newspaper abstracts (2008)
Died at residence near New Waterford Columbiana County Ohio Feb 10, 1871 Mr Benjamin Rupert , age 53 years 6 months 17 days. For nearly 1 year Mr Rupert was afflicted with a painful disease which finally terminated his life. He leaves a devoted wife and large family to morn his loss. WCS.

First photo to right is Benjamin Rupert cropped from photo with wife, Elizabeth Rummell. Family photo album held with this family that has pics of all children.

The second photo of the older man with beard belived to be Benjamin Rupert found in same wedding album of son Samuel's wife Harriet Yarian Rupert on the opening page.

This same photo also found in Yarian collection Mercer Co Pa and written on back Benjamin Yarian. This is under further study. Oct 3, 2009.

June 1, 2012 - Family group sheet prepared 1991 by Don Rupert and in keeping of Lulu Bierman cites:
Birth Aug 23, 1817 Unity Twp, married Oct 12, 1843 to Elizabeth Rummell, died 10 Feb 1871 in New Waterford Columbiana Co. Died as a result of an injury that led to death. *believe that not to be correct and may apply to another Benjamin Rupert who died in a barn raising accident.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Rupert had eight children, named as follows: Ephraim, Isaac, Enoch C., Mary I. (deceased), Samuel S., Mrs. Ethalinda Ward, Benjamin and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ward. Benjamin Rupert first saw the light in Unity township, Columbiana county, Ohio, in 1817, and died in Fairfield township, February 10, 1871. His wife, Elizabeth (Rummel) Rupert, was also a native of Columbiana county, she is still living on the farm left her by her husband. Benjamin was the son of Jacob, who was a soldier in the war of 1812. Ephraim was born in Unity township in 1845. He was reared on the paternal farm and given a common school education. When of age he began for himself. At twenty-six years of age he married Miss Samantha Yarian, daughter of George and Mary Yarian, pioneer settlers of the township. Luella, Benjamin S. and George E. are the children that have come to grace this happy home circle. Mr. Rupert has always been a democrat, and the family are communicants of the Lutheran church. The children are bright and accomplished, and give promise of bright and happy careers. The farm consists of eighty acres of highly cultivated land, well stocked, and with commodious and substantial buildings.

History of Ohio Upper Vally by Clemmon ? (need to find it again) 1891

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The Story of The Rupert Farm
In April 1849 Benjamin Rupert, (Willis Rupert's Grandfather" bought the original farm and started clearing trees and stones from the land. He and his wife made a living for the family - but a living without automobiles, television, radio, electricity, furnace running water and many other of today's conveniences.
This farm now provides a modern living for third, fourth and fifth generation of descendents. In fact, this is one of the interesting features of the Rupert Farm.
As Willis Rupert's sons came to maturity their problem was one of profitability using the large amount of labor and management on the acres they had. The solution as they saw it was not one of doing the work by hand. It had to be done efficiently. so in the presence of a large labor supply they pioneered in reducing the labor required to do a unity of work. In 1938 the Ruperts installed a milking parlor and gradually bought tractors, motors, elevators, conveyors, manure loaders, harvesters, and large plows.
The thought the better way was to enlarge the business of the farm which has been done in several ways. First they bought more adjoining land. Benjamin Rupert, the original settler had bought 122 acres, his son Benjamin, Jr., added 18 more, then in 1940 when Donald was 26 and Raymond was 25, they with their father Willis as partners bought the Schubert farm of 85 acres. Finally in 1946 when Ralph was 16 the partnership bought the John Rupert farm of 70 acres. Thus, the farm grew to 296 acres, all adjoining, with about 220 acres of crop land.
There was still a large supply of man power and managerial capacity for the number of acres. So the Rupert partnership started expanding the returns per acres. They increased yields with larger applications of lime and fertilizer and more legumes, improved pastures and meadows, and grew hybrid seed corn and certified seed wheat and oats for sale, which require more labor per acre. They also increased the production of the dairy herd. They now average almost 500 pounds of butterfat and 8, 800 pounds of milk per cow, which would sell for about the equivalent of 12,000 pounds of 3/5% milk. All these changes added to the returns per acre of land. When Ralph finished school, he too entered the partnership, making four members; with father and three sons.
Thus the Ruperts have balanced the relationship of land, labor, capital and management. Farm accounting records show that the income of the partnership is similar to the combined income they could reasonably expect if each had his own farm. But they have accomplished a desire they all had of being able to farm together.

The story of the Rupert dairy herd is equally impressive. In 1910 Willis Rupert as a young man started farming with his father, purchased the first purebred Jerseys. he started testing for butterfat then and has tested continuously since then, probably longer than any other herd in Ohio. Average butterfat production per cow gradually increased from 258 lbs. for 14 cows the year before purchase of the purebreds to 508 lbs. with 38 cows in 1956. Use of ten carefully selected sires during those years was largely responsible along with good feeding and management.
Associated with this development is an outstanding feeding program. Ruperts were the first Columbiana County farmers to improve pastures and they now have a system of rotating the use of excellent seeding pastures. They make the highest quality hay with the aid of a hay crusher and heated air for drying. No silo is being used. The top quality hay and pasture largely replaces silage used on most dairy farms.
Ruperts installed the first milking parlor and pipe line milkers in Columbiana County and have been first in many other improved practices. They have made their her one of the outstanding Jersey herds in Ohio
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Pamphlet - Program - Columbiana County Field Day -Farm of Willis R Rupert & Sons - New Waterford Ohio - August 7, 1957

Note Sept 19, 2016 - many family trees posted to have this Benjamin Rupert mixed up with another Benjamin Rupert from North Lima (Mahoning Co, Ohio) who married Catherine Wonsettler. This Benjamin was only married once and lived in Columbiana all his life in the same farm. Both Benjamins were the son of a Jacob Rupert and Rebecca. The group from North Lima, spelled their name as Ruppert, however both spellings used. Members of that family moved to Hunntington Indiana.

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  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 25 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5100968
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Rupert (23 Aug 1817–10 Feb 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5100968, citing New Waterford Cemetery, New Waterford, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .