John Christoff Bengfort

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John Christoff Bengfort

  • Birth 3 Jan 1880 Westphalia, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 1971 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Lindsay, Cooke County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 64247697

parents: John C. Bengfort, Marie Hundt

He came to Texas by train with his family in 1898.
Soon after he came to Texas he married Katherine Schieffer. They had 6 children, with his wife dying in childbirth with their 7th child in 1919. Four of the children died young.

On Nov. 23, 1920 he married Christina 'Tina' Metzler. They had 3 girls and 1 boy.

In 1970 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversay. He lived to be 91 years old.




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  • Created by: J Vogel
  • Added: 15 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64247697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Christoff Bengfort (3 Jan 1880–13 Apr 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64247697, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Lindsay, Cooke County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by J Vogel (contributor 46975003) .