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 Wilhelm Friederich “William” Benditz

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Wilhelm Friederich “William” Benditz

  • Birth 28 Mar 1853 Templin, Uckermärker Landkreis, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Death 24 Jun 1914 Hamlin County, South Dakota, USA
  • Burial Hazel, Hamlin County, South Dakota, USA
  • Plot Lot 76, Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 98365668


Son of Gottfried Benditz and Johanne Louise Kratz of Germany.

Married Emilie Louise Stahlberg on July 31, 1880, in Berlin, Germany.

William arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, without his family, from Germany on August 27, 1884, at the age of 31, aboard the ship Braunschweig as a brick layer headed for Illinois. He settled in Aurora, Illinois and became a naturalized citizen March 10, 1890.

His wife Emilie and daughter Anna Elizabeth, age 4 and son Wilhelm "Willie" almost 1 year old, arrived on June 5 1885, over nine months later, in New York, New York from Bremon, Germany aboard the ship Weser.

He was a brick mason in Aurora, Illinois and in Opdahl Township, South Dakota.


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  • Maintained by: Deb
  • Originally Created by: Bill Erickson
  • Added: 6 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98365668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelm Friederich “William” Benditz (28 Mar 1853–24 Jun 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98365668, citing Zion Cemetery, Hazel, Hamlin County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Deb (contributor 47430433) .