William Bente, Jr

William Bente, Jr

Birth
At Sea
Death 26 Apr 1910 (aged 67)
Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Burial Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 79797894 · View Source
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William BENTE

William Bente was a child of three years at the time of his parents' immigration to America and he became one of the pioneer settlers in what is now Cox Creek township, Clayton county, Iowa, where he reclaimed and improved a valuable farm and where he continued his residence until his death, which occurred in 1910. He was one of the substantial and highly esteemed citizens of this county, was a Republican in politics and was a communicant of the Lutheran church, as is also his widow, who now maintains her home at Elkader, the county seat.

Of their ten children the eldest is Henry, who is a prosperous farmer in Read township; Louis resides at Elkader; George is engaged in farming in Boardman township; Mary is the wife of Adolph Altschul, of Duluth, Minnesota; Frank, of this review, was the fifth child; Annie is the wife of Edward Messe, of Littleport, this county; Michael is a farmer in Cox Creek township; Katherine is the wife of Robert Englart, and they reside in the city of Chicago; Ida is the wife of John Miller of that city; and Elizabeth is the wife of Morris Hesner, of Strawberry Point, Clayton county. --History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 38-39
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1861-1865 Union Forces, Company C., 16th Infantry
..Wounded at Battle of Pittsburg Landing, recovered and re-enlisted

1885:Cox.Creek.Twp,Clayton.Co,IA Farmer


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  • Originally Created by: H BRAUN
  • Added: 3 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79797894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Bente, Jr (15 Aug 1842–26 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79797894, citing Elkader Cemetery, Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .