Benjegerdes, George Henry 1847-1941
BENJEGERDES, MARTIN, MEYER
Posted By: Linda Mohning (email)
Date: 10/6/2011 at 20:30:35
HY. BENJEGEREDES RITES WILL BE WEDNESDAY. Henry Benjegerdes, a well known and long time resident of Marion township, passed away at his home Monday morning.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock from the home and from St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church in Remsen. Interment will be in the Remsen cemetery. – Le Globe Post, June 16, 1941, page 3.
G.H. Benjegerdes Nonagenarian Answers Call. Pioneer of Marion Township Passes Away Monday.
George H. Benjegerdes, on of the oldest men in Plymouth county, and resident here for sixty-seven years, died at his home in Marion township at an early hour Monday morning. He had attained the age of ninety-three years and was hale and hearty until recently.
Mr. Benjegeredes was born in Washington county, Ill, and came with his parents to Iowa, when four years old. His parents were among early settlers in Clayton county where he grew up and was married to Anna Meyer, September 3, 1874.
Following their marriage the young couple came to Le mars and took up land in Marion township where they have resided ever since.
Seven children were born to them, Louis, who died when eleven years old, Mrs. Charles Martin, Garretson, S.D., Lena, Anna, Minnie, Dietrich and William.
He is survived by his wife and five children.
Mr. Benjegerdes was widely known in the county through his long residence and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday from the home at 1 o’clock with services in St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Remsen with Rev. Paul Wuebben, pastor of the church, officiating. – Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 17, 1941.
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