Mary Magdalena Tarr

b. circa 1825, d. between 1860 and 1867
FatherJacob Tarr1,2 b. 1802, d. 12 Jun 1881
MotherBarbara Noel2,1 b. 8 Apr 1804, d. 1875
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Descendants of Jacob Tarr
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
     Mary Magdalena Tarr was born circa 1825 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County.3 She was the daughter of Jacob Tarr and Barbara Noel.1,2 She married Jacob Baney, son of John Baney and Susannah Benninghoff.4 She died between 1860 and 1867. She died after the birth of her daughter Lydia, who was born after 1860 and before 1866/67 when Jacob's daughter to his second wife was born.5,6
     Mary Magdalena Baney and Jacob Baney lived in Cherrytree and Oakland Townships in Venango County following their marriage.7,8,9

Family

Jacob Baney b. c 1819, d. 8 Nov 1894
Children

Citations

  1. [S260] Samuel P. Bates, Our County and Its People: A Historical and Memorial Record of Crawford County, Pennsylvania (n.p.: W. A. Fergusson & Co., 1899), p. 866 (biographical sketch of George A. W. Tarr). Hereinafter cited as Our County and Its People.
  2. [S261] Roger D. Joslyn, "Some Descendants of George Tarr of Venango Co., PA", draft 1 Aug. 1994 (New Windsor, NY). , Ernest Tarr recorded the children of Jacob Tarr as george, Thomas, Dan, Isaac, Samuel, Jefferson, Mary Baney, Elizabeth Cooper, Fannie Biscure, Lydia Belking, and Matilda Reminger (correspondence to Neil E. Pfouts of North Chili, NY, Sept. 1977). Hereinafter cited as "George Tarr Descendants."
  3. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Baney household, National Archives.
  4. [S157] John Baney, Death Certificate 43144 (12 Apr 1922), (informant: Hazel M. Rogers), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  5. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Baney household, National Archives, (Mary still living).
  6. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Baney household, National Archives, (Jacob's oldest known daughter to his second wife was listed as 13 years old).
  7. [S121] Jacob Benny entry, 1842 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  8. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Baney household, National Archives, (Jacob Bany 30, farmer; Mary 24; Barbara 7; Susannah 5; William 4; Catherine 1; daughter 4/12).
  9. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Baney household, National Archives, (Jacob Baney, 46 (40?), farmer; Mary, 33; Catherine, 16; William, 14; John, 11; Elizah, 8; Matilda1, Susannah 18).
  10. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 3:455-456. June Term 1869. Nos. 23 and 25, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  11. [S157] John Baney, Death Certificate 43144 (12 Apr 1922), (informant: Hazel M. Rogers), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, birthyear recorded as 1846.
  12. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp. (Jacob Baney household), National Archives.

John Baney

b. 22 August 1796, d. 5 March 1889
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
     John Baney was born on 22 August 1796 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3 He married Susannah Benninghoff, daughter of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert, either in 1815 or 1816 in Union County, Pennsylvania.4 He died on 5 March 1889 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 92.2,5 He and Susannah Benninghoff were buried in Oakland Cemetery, Hamilton Corner's, Oakland Township, Venango County.6
     John Baney first appears in Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania, circa 1817.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census of Center Township, Union County. The household consisted of 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, l female 16-26. His name was recorded as John Benny.8
     According to the 1879 Venango County history, John and his family moved to Venango County in 1825 and first settled in Sugarcreek Township, near Cooperstown, where he remained one year before moving to Cherrytree Township.9 John Baney was taxed for one cow but no land in Cherrytree Township in 1830.10 John Baney was taxed for 138 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1832. which was purchased from James Lebby. The land was valued at $77.28 and he paid a tax of 88 cents.11 He purchased this land in Cherrytree Township in 1828 for "something over $300."12
     John Baney is head of household in the 1830 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 30-40. His name was recorded as John Benee.13 He is head of household in the 1840 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 40-50. His name was recorded as John Baney.14 He sold 50 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1842 to Eliel W. Hamilton.15 John Baney was taxed for 90 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow in Cherrytree Township in 1843.16 John Baney was taxed for 90 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow in Cherrytree Township in 1844.17 John Baney was taxed for 75 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1845.18 John Baney was taxed for 75 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1846.19 John Baney was taxed for 75 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1849.20 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of John Baney, 50 PA; Susan 45 PA; Eliza 25 PA; Susan 19 PA; Catherine 18 PA; John, 16 PA; George, 12 PA; Frederick, 9 PA; Isaac, 6 PA; Mary Jane Richey, 5 PA.21 John Baney was taxed for 80 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1855.22 John Baney was taxed for 70 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1858.23
     Because of ill health, John's sons George and Isaac worked the farm for their father until they enlisted in the Union Army at the beginning of the Civil War. For a few years after his sons went off to war, John worked the farm as best he could. Shortly before the end of the war, John's daughter Susannah and her husband Henry Ross moved onto the farm. While John was able to continue to do light work around the farm, some carpentry, and "to work the corn," Henry farmed the place for John "on shares." In the most profitable year for the farm while Henry worked it, John got as his share two hundred and fifter bushels of grain and enough hay to winter his two cows and horse. This would have brought at least one hundred dollars and perhaps more according to the deposition. In that year the farm yielded him about three fourths the crop. At that time, John was physically able to do "about a half days labor of a full hand."24 In 1867, John Baney sold 2 acres in Cherrytree Township to his daughter Susannah Ross.25 He sold the remainder of his farm, a total of 69 acres, 57 perches in Cherrytree Township in the Spring of 1871 to William H. Boal for $1100. Only twenty acres of the land was cleared.12
     After he sold his farm, John lived with his son Frederick in Cherrytree Township.26 He was enumerated in the household of Frederick Baney on the 1880 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County.27
     John Baney wrote his will on 10 November 1886. In his will, John requested that he "be buried in a respectable manner in the graveyard beside my beloved wife. My grave to me marked by a suitable gravestone marked similar to the one now at my wife's grave." John bequeathed $5 to each of his surviving children or their heirs except Frederick and his deceased daughter Millie. Frederick was to get anything left after John's debts were paid. As for the heirs of his daughter Amelia or Millie, he only mentions her deceased daughter Leva Bennyhoof and not her surviving daughters Lucy or Barbara. John left $5 in trust to Leva's husband Samuel Bennehoof until Leva's heirs came of age.28
     John Baney and George Peter Behney are undoubtedly related; however, a connection has not yet been found [DKM, 2007]. While we do not know the names of he parents, there is little doubt that John was of German background. On several documents, John signed his name Johannes Baney in German script.29,30

Family

Susannah Benninghoff b. c Jan 1802, d. 11 Feb 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 568, biographical sketch of John Baney (states that John was born 22 Aug. 1797 in Dauphin Co., PA). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  2. [S145] Gravestone, John Baney, Oakland Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1985, b. Aug. 22 1796; d. Mar. 5, 1889.
  3. [S212] Obituary of John Baney, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 14 Mar. 1889, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (states that John died at the "remarkable age of 92 years, 8 months, 16 days").
  4. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), Deposition of Peter Bennehoof, dated 8 Apr. 1882.
  5. [S212] Obituary of John Baney, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 14 Mar. 1889, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S145] Gravestone, John and Susannah Baney, Oakland Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1985.
  7. [S139] John Baney entry, 1817 Union County tax records, Centre Tp.; Union County Historical Society, Courthouse, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Union County tax records.
  8. [S128] 1820 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Centre Tp., John Benny household, National Archives.
  9. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 568, biographical sketch of John Baney. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  10. [S121] John Baney entry, 1830 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  11. [S121] John Baney entry, 1832 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  12. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), deposition by John Baney, dated 12 April 1886.
  13. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives.
  14. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives.
  15. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 74:117, dated 1842, recorded 1869, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  16. [S121] John Bainey entry, 1843 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  17. [S121] John Bainey entry, 1844 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  18. [S121] John Bainey entry, 1845 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  19. [S121] John Baney entry, 1846 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  20. [S121] John Baney entry, 1849 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  21. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives, (John Baney, 50 PA; Susan 45 PA; Eliza 25 PA; Susan 19 PA; Catherine 18 PA; John, 16 PA; George, 12 PA; Frederick, 9 PA; Isaac, 6 PA; Mary Jane Richey, 5 PA).
  22. [S121] John Baney entry, 1855 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  23. [S121] John Baney entry, 1858 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  24. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), deposition by John Baney, dated 12 April 1886 and deposition by Henry Ross, dated 13 April 1886.
  25. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 91:49, dated 1867, recorded 1871, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  26. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), Deposition of John Baney, dated 12 April 1886.
  27. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Frederick Baney household, National Archives, (Frederick Baney, 42; Mary A, 52; Ida, 18; Washington, 14; John, 82, father).
  28. [S154] WD 7:80 will, Venango County Will, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  29. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 149:257, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  30. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), Declaration for Father's Army Pension, dated 11 Oct 1878 and two depositions written in 1884.
  31. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (distribution of John Baney's estate). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  32. [S212] Obituary of John Baney, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 14 Mar. 1889, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (obituary states John "was father of 12").
  33. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 568, biographical sketch of John Baney Sr.. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  34. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), War Department memorandum, dated 10 Apr. 1882.

Susannah Benninghoff

b. circa January 1802, d. 11 February 1867
FatherFrederick Benninghoff b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
     Susannah Benninghoff was born circa January 1802 probably in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert. She married John Baney either in 1815 or 1816 in Union County, Pennsylvania.2 She died on 11 February 1867 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She and John Baney were buried in Oakland Cemetery, Hamilton Corner's, Oakland Township, Venango County.3

Family

John Baney b. 22 Aug 1796, d. 5 Mar 1889
Children

Citations

  1. [S145] Gravestone, Susannah Baney, Oakland Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1985, (Susan A., wife of John Baney, died February 11, 1867, aged 65 years, 1 month, 11?days, stone badly worn).
  2. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), Deposition of Peter Bennehoof, dated 8 Apr. 1882.
  3. [S145] Gravestone, John and Susannah Baney, Oakland Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1985.
  4. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, ((distribution of John Baney's estate)). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  5. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., National Archives.
  6. [S147] Gravestone, Eliza Gharing, Dempseytown Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, (1824-1892).
  7. [S212] Obituary of John Baney, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 14 Mar. 1889, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (("was father of 12")).
  8. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 568, biographical sketch of John Baney Sr.. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  9. [S144] John Baney file; 236.936; Father's Army Pension (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), War Department memorandum, dated 10 Apr. 1882.

Frederick Benninghoff

b. 19 January 1773, d. August 1857
FatherPhilip Jacob Benninghoff1 b. 25 Aug 1740, d. 1826
MotherElizabeth Schwarm2 b. 1748
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
     Frederick Benninghoff was born on 19 January 1773 probably in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.1 He was baptized in Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church, Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Philip Jacob Benninghoff and Elizabeth Schwarm.1,2 He married Maria Elizabeth Wert, daughter of Daniel Wirth and Anna Margareth (?), circa 1792.3,4 He died in August 1857 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 84.5 He was buried in Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.6
     Frederick Benninghoff was confirmed on 5 April 1789 in Lehigh Church, Lower Macungie Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.7 Frederick's daughter Christine Barbara was baptised in the Zion Church in Greenwich Township, Berks County in 1793. Greewich Township is adjacent to Weisenberg Township.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census of Weisenberg Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45. His name was recorded as Frederick Bennighoff.9 Frederick apparently owned a tract of land in Weisenberg Township on the township line between that township and Lynn Township. The tract is marked "vacant" on the 1816 map.10
     Frederick Benninghoff was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census of Centre Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of farmer, 3 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45. His name was recorded as Frederick Benninghoof.11 He purchased lot #67 in Centerville, Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania, on 1 June 1811 from George Weirich for $4.00.12 He is on a list of taxables in Center Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1814. His name is listed as Fred'k Bennickhofe.13 In 1815, Centre Township became part of the newly formed Union County. He sold his 75 acre plantation in Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania on 8 March 1816 to Israel Inman. His name appears as Frederick Penikhauf.14 He was taxed for 75 acres in Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania, in 1820 and 1821 indicating that the agreement with Inman did not work out. His name is written as Frederick Benichhofe. In 1822, Frederick's name is crossed out and a Daniel Beninghof, probably Frederick's son, appears as the taxpayer on the 75 acres. In 1823, Daniel is listed again, but Frederick is listed as the owner. Daniel is listed for the last time in 1824.15 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census of Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female over 45. His name was recorded as Frederick Benninghoff.16
     According to Jordan's sketch on the Benninghoff family, Frederick moved to Clearfield County from Union County in about 1828, and between the years 1830 and 1832 removed to Venango County.17 The biographical sketch of Frederick in the 1879 Venango County history states that when the Benninghoffs moved to Venango County, they spent a year in Sugarcreek Township before settling in Cherrytree Township.18 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 1 male 50-60, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60. His name was recorded as Frederick Benehoo.19 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for 2 horses and 1 cow in Cherrytree Township in 1830.20 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for 384 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1832. A notation in the assessment records show that this land was either formerly or partly owned by John Tarr, Frederick's neighbor.21 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for 192 acres, or half of the 384 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1833.22 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for only 92 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1834. The assessment records suggest that Frederick gave or sold 100 acres to his son Peter. Frederick apparently sold the remaining 92 acres to a Mr. Henry.23 He and Peter Bennehoff purchased 100 acres in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1837 from James Morrison for $243.24 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for 92 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow, and 40 acres, formerly James Morrison in Cherrytree Township in 1837.25 He and Peter Bennehoff gave the 100 acres in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania in 1846 to Frederick's son John. Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for 42 1/2 acres, part of Peter Bennyhoff in Cherrytree Township in 1838. The 92 acres he was previously taxed for was apparently sold to a Mr. Henry who paid the tax.26 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 1male 80-90, 1 female 15-20. His name was recorded as Frederick Benehof.27 10 acres Cherrytree Township formerly owned by Frederick Benninghoff was taxed to John Benninghoff in 1841.28 In 1842, Oakland Township was created out of a portion of Cherrytree Township. The creation of Oakland Township appears to have divided Frederick's property between Oakland and Cherrytree Townships as Frederick begins to appear of the assessment lists for both townships. However, Frederick was probably physically living in Oakland Township as it is there he is taxed for his personal property and his trade. By this time his personal property consisted of a cow. It appears that all of his property had been sold. At least a portion of his property ended up in the hands of his sons John and Peter.29 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for 70 unseated or unoccupied acres in Cherrytree Township between 1841 and 1847.30 He sold 70 acres in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1844 to John W. Chugert.31 Frederick Benninghoff was taxed for unseated land in Cherrytree Township in 1845.32 Frederick is last recorded on the Cherrytree Township assessment lists in 1847. He continues to appear on the Oakland Township lists until 1849.33 For several years prior to his death Frederick Benninghoff lived with his son John in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.17
     According to the 1879 Venango County history, Frederick was "a weaver by trade, which he followed in connection with farming." Frederick apparently continued to practice the weaver trade after he sold all of his property.18,33 Frederick probably learned the weaver trade from his father-in-law Daniel Wirth who according to Northampton County Orphan's Court records was also a weaver.34

Family

Maria Elizabeth Wert b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
Children

Citations

  1. [S1265] William J. Hinke, compiler, Church Records of the Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church, Montgomery Co., PA 1751-1828 (n.p.: n.pub.), Bapt. of Frederich, s/o Philip and Elisabetha Benninghoff, bn. 19 Jan 1773. Hereinafter cited as Old Goshenhoppen Church Records.
  2. [S131] Mary Joyce Penticoff and Randolph Ray, Descendants of Albert Benighoff (Rockton, IL: M.J. Penticoff, 1995), p. 7. Hereinafter cited as Benighoff Genealogy.
  3. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 565 (biographical sketch of Frederick Bennehoff). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  4. [S122] Candace E. Anderson, Genealogical Abstracts of Orphan's Court Records, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Volumes 6-8, 1795-1815 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 337, Partition of estate of Daniel Wirth, Weisenberg Tp., 1812. Hereinafter cited as Northampton Co. Orphan's Court Records.
  5. [S125] Gravestone, Frederick Benninghoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, (d. Aug 1857, aged 95 yrs.).
  6. [S125] Gravestone, Frederick and Elizabeth Benninghoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, (Frederick, d. Aug 1857, aged 95 yrs. and Elizabeth, d. Mar 1839, aged 75 yrs.).
  7. [S191] Charlotte Blair Stewart, "Benninghoff Notes". , Lehigh Churgh, Lower Macungie Tp., Lehigh Co., Confirmation List dated 5 Apr 1789: Fridrig Benihof, age 15, son of P. Benihof and Valendin Benihof, age 13, son of P. Benihof. Hereinafter cited as "Charlotte's Benninghoff Notes."
  8. [S119] Zion Church, Greenwich Tp., Berks Co., PA: baptism of Christine Barbara Benninghoff, d/o Friederich and Maria Elisabeth, b. Jul 1793, bp. 23 Aug 1793; sponsors George and Christine Barbara Maurer, DAR Library, Washington, D.C. Hereinafter cited as Zion Church, Greenwich Tp., Berks Co.
  9. [S126] 1800 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Northampton Co., Weisenberg Tp., Frederick Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  10. [S140] Isaac Chapman, Lehigh County Map (n.p.: n.pub., 1816). Hereinafter cited as Lehigh County May.
  11. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland Co., Centre Tp., Frederick Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  12. [S138] Union County Deeds, D:324, Union County Historical Society, Courthouse, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Union County Deeds.
  13. [S141] Unknown author, History of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys (Philadelphia, PA: Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886), Vol. II, p. 1520. Hereinafter cited as Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys.
  14. [S138] Union County Deeds, C:294, Union County Historical Society, Courthouse, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Union County Deeds.
  15. [S139] Frederick Benichhofe entry, 1820-1824 Union County tax records, Center Tp.; Union County Historical Society, Courthouse, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Union County tax records.
  16. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Centre Tp., Frederick Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  17. [S142] John W. Jordan LL.D Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913), pp. 65-67. Hereinafter cited as Jordan's Allegheny Valley.
  18. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 565. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  19. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Frederick Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  20. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1830 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  21. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1832 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  22. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1833 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  23. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1834 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  24. [S143] Venango County Deeds, L:211, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  25. [S121] Frederick Bennyhoff entry, 1837 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  26. [S121] Frederick Bennyhoff entry, 1838 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  27. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Frederick Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  28. [S121] John Bennyhoff entry, 1841 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  29. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1842-1844 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree and Oakland Tps.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  30. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1842-1844 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  31. [S143] Venango County Deeds, Treasurer's Docket 1:454 (Prothonotary's Office), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  32. [S121] Frederick Bennyhoff entry, 1845 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  33. [S121] Frederick Benninghoff entry, 1847-49 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree and Oakland Tps.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  34. [S122] Candace E. Anderson, Genealogical Abstracts of Orphan's Court Records, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Volumes 6-8, 1795-1815 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 337. Hereinafter cited as Northampton Co. Orphan's Court Records.
  35. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882, (survived by brother George Benninghoff, New Berlin, PA). Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  36. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  37. [S131] Mary Joyce Penticoff and Randolph Ray, Descendants of Albert Benighoff (Rockton, IL: M.J. Penticoff, 1995), p. 27. Hereinafter cited as Benighoff Genealogy.
  38. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick: George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  39. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  40. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882, (survived by sister Nancy Stevenson, Erie, PA). Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  41. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882, (survived by sister Mrs. Jacob Deets, Mercer Co., PA). Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.

Maria Elizabeth Wert

b. circa January 1773, d. March 1839
FatherDaniel Wirth1 d. c 1812
MotherAnna Margareth (?)1,2
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
     Maria Elizabeth Wert was born circa January 1773 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Daniel Wirth and Anna Margareth (?)1,2 She was baptized on 28 March 1773 in Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, New Tripoli, Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.2,1 She married Frederick Benninghoff, son of Philip Jacob Benninghoff and Elizabeth Schwarm, circa 1792.3,4 She died in March 1839 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.5 She was buried in Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.6

Family

Frederick Benninghoff b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] John T. Humphrey, compiler, Pennsylvania Births, Lehigh County, 1734-1800 (Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1992), p. 319, Records of the Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Weisenberg Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Lehigh Co. Births.
  2. [S124] Unknown compiler, compiler, 225th Anniversary of the Weisenberg Church, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1976), baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wirth, 28 Mar 1773, 11 weeks old. Hereinafter cited as Weisenberg Church records.
  3. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 565 (biographical sketch of Frederick Bennehoff). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  4. [S122] Candace E. Anderson, Genealogical Abstracts of Orphan's Court Records, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Volumes 6-8, 1795-1815 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 337, Partition of estate of Daniel Wirth, Weisenberg Tp., 1812. Hereinafter cited as Northampton Co. Orphan's Court Records.
  5. [S125] Gravestone, Elizabeth Benninghoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, (d. Mar 1839, aged 75 yrs.).
  6. [S125] Gravestone, Frederick and Elizabeth Benninghoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  7. [S119] Zion Church, Greenwich Tp., Berks Co., PA: baptism of Christine Barbara Benninghoff, d/o Friederich and Maria Elisabeth, b. Jul 1793, bp. 23 Aug 1793; sponsors George and Christine Barbara Maurer, DAR Library, Washington, D.C. Hereinafter cited as Zion Church, Greenwich Tp., Berks Co.
  8. [S132] George Wagenseller, compiler, Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1904), Erdley's Church cemetery, Middlecreek Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Snyder Co. Tombstones.
  9. [S131] Mary Joyce Penticoff and Randolph Ray, Descendants of Albert Benighoff (Rockton, IL: M.J. Penticoff, 1995), p. 27. Hereinafter cited as Benighoff Genealogy.
  10. [S134] Advance Argus, Greenville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  11. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  12. [S133] Peter Bennehoff Bible Family Data, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); copy from Natalie Bennehoff Tawney, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as Peter Bennehoff Bible.
  13. [S125] Gravestone, Peter Bennehoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  14. [S134] John survived by sister Nancy Stevenson, Erie, PA, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  15. [S134] John survived by sister Mrs. Jacob Deets, Mercer Co., PA, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.

Christine Barbara Benninghoff1

b. July 1793
FatherFrederick Benninghoff1 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert1 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Christine Barbara Benninghoff was born in July 1793.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.1 She was baptized on 23 August 1793 in Zion Church, Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S119] Zion Church, Greenwich Tp., Berks Co., PA: baptism of Christine Barbara Benninghoff, d/o Friederich and Maria Elisabeth, b. Jul 1793, bp. 23 Aug 1793; sponsors George and Christine Barbara Maurer, DAR Library, Washington, D.C. Hereinafter cited as Zion Church, Greenwich Tp., Berks Co.

Daniel Wirth1

d. circa 1812
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Daniel Wirth married Anna Margareth (?)1,2 He died circa 1812 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.3

Family

Anna Margareth (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S123] John T. Humphrey, compiler, Pennsylvania Births, Lehigh County, 1734-1800 (Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1992), p. 319, Records of the Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Weisenberg Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Lehigh Co. Births.
  2. [S124] Unknown compiler, compiler, 225th Anniversary of the Weisenberg Church, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1976), baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wirth, 28 Mar 1773, 11 weeks old. Hereinafter cited as Weisenberg Church records.
  3. [S122] Candace E. Anderson, Genealogical Abstracts of Orphan's Court Records, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Volumes 6-8, 1795-1815 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 337, Partition of estate of Daniel Wirth, Weisenberg Tp., 1812. Hereinafter cited as Northampton Co. Orphan's Court Records.

Anna Margareth (?)1,2

ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Anna Margareth (?) married Daniel Wirth.1,2

Family

Daniel Wirth d. c 1812
Child

Citations

  1. [S123] John T. Humphrey, compiler, Pennsylvania Births, Lehigh County, 1734-1800 (Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1992), p. 319, records of the Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Weisenberg Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Lehigh Co. Births.
  2. [S124] Unknown compiler, compiler, 225th Anniversary of the Weisenberg Church, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1976), baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wirth, 28 Mar 1773, 11 weeks old. Hereinafter cited as Weisenberg Church records.

Jurg West1

     Jurg West witnessed the baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wert on 28 March 1773 in Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, New Tripoli, Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Citations

  1. [S124] Unknown compiler, compiler, 225th Anniversary of the Weisenberg Church, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1976), baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wirth, 28 Mar 1773, 11 weeks old. Hereinafter cited as Weisenberg Church records.
  2. [S123] John T. Humphrey, compiler, Pennsylvania Births, Lehigh County, 1734-1800 (Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1992), p. 319, Records of the Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Weisenberg Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Lehigh Co. Births.

Maria Elizabeth (?)1

     Maria Elizabeth (?) witnessed the baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wert on 28 March 1773 in Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, New Tripoli, Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Citations

  1. [S124] Unknown compiler, compiler, 225th Anniversary of the Weisenberg Church, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1976), baptism of Maria Elizabeth Wirth, 28 Mar 1773, 11 weeks old. Hereinafter cited as Weisenberg Church records.
  2. [S123] John T. Humphrey, compiler, Pennsylvania Births, Lehigh County, 1734-1800 (Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1992), p. 319, Records of the Weisenberg Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Weisenberg Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Lehigh Co. Births.

1800 Census (?) PA

     Henry Engle is head of household in the 1800 Census of Berks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S126] 1800 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., 618, Henry Engle household, National Archives, ((1 male under 10; 1 male 16-26; 1 female 16-26)).

1810 Census (?) PA

     Henry Engle is head of household in the 1810 Census of Douglas Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery Co., Douglas Tp., 69, Henry Engle household, National Archives, ((1 male under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 26-45; 3 females under 10; 1 female 10-16; 1 female 26-45)).

1820 Census (?) PA

     Henry Engle is head of household in the 1820 Census of Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S128] 1820 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery Co., Pottsgrove, 116, Henry Engle household, National Archives, ((1 male under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 16-26; 1 male over 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 10-16; 3 females 16-26; 1 female 26-451 female over 45)).

1830 Census (?) PA

     Henry Winger is head of household in the 1830 Census of Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.1 Henry Engle is head of household in the 1830 Census of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2
     1830 Census (?) PA is head of household in the John of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 30-40. His name was recorded as John Benee.3

Citations

  1. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Co., Hempfield Tp., Henry Winger household, National Archives, (2 males under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30).
  2. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery Co., Pottstown,154, Henry Engle household, National Archives, ((2 males 5-10;1 male 20-30; 1 male 50-60; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20; 1 female 40-50)).
  3. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives.

1840 Census (?) PA

     John Baney is head of household in the 1840 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 40-50. His name was recorded as John Baney.1 Henry Engle is head of household in the 1840 Census of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives.
  2. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery Co., Pottstown, 478, Henry Engle household, National Archives, (1 male 5-10; 1 male 60-70; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 50-60; 1 female 70-80)).

Daniel Benninghoff1

b. 26 May 1798, d. 11 August 1869
FatherFrederick Benninghoff1,2 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert1 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Daniel Benninghoff was born on 26 May 1798 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.1,3 He was the son of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.1,2 He married Elizabeth Dauberman, daughter of Peter Dauberman and Elizabeth Bartges.1 He died on 11 August 1869 in Stephenson County, Illinois, at age 71.1,3 He and Elizabeth Dauberman were buried in Rock Grove Cemetery, Rock Grove, Illinois.4
     Daniel Benninghoff was taxed for 75 acres in Center Township, Union County, between 1822 and 1824.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census of Union Township, Union County.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Buffalo Township, Union County.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Rock Grove, Stephenson County, Illinois. The household consisted of Daniel Pennicoff, 53 PA, farmer; Elizabeth 55 PA; Urias 19 PA, farmer; William 25 PA; Daniel 22 PA, farmer; Benjamin Sheckley 27 PA, farmer. Daniel's real estate was valued at $1000.8

Family

Elizabeth Dauberman b. 8 Jun 1790, d. 28 Oct 1854
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Mary Joyce Penticoff and Randolph Ray, Descendants of Albert Benighoff (Rockton, IL: M.J. Penticoff, 1995), p. 27. Hereinafter cited as Benighoff Genealogy.
  2. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick: George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  3. [S203] Stephenson County Genealogical Society Cemetery Inscriptions, Stephenson County, Illinois, 4 (n.p.: n.pub.), p. 265 (gravestone of Daniel Bennehoff, d. 11 Aug 1869, aged 71y, 2m, 15d). Hereinafter cited as Stephenson Co., IL. Cemetery Inscriptions.
  4. [S203] Stephenson County Genealogical Society Cemetery Inscriptions, Stephenson County, Illinois, 4 (n.p.: n.pub.), p. 265. Hereinafter cited as Stephenson Co., IL. Cemetery Inscriptions.
  5. [S139] Daniel Benninghoff entry, 1822, 1823 and 1824 Union County tax records, Center Tp.; Union County Historical Society, Courthouse, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Union County tax records.
  6. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Union Tp., p. 378, Daniel Bennighoff household, National Archives.
  7. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Buffalo Tp., p. 3o4, Daniel Benneghoff household, National Archives.
  8. [S204] 1850 U.S. Census, Illinois, Stephenson Co., Rock Grove, Daniel Pennicoff household, National Archives.

George Benninghoff1

b. 15 April 1795, d. 26 January 1883
FatherFrederick Benninghoff2,3 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert1 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     George Benninghoff was born on 15 April 1795 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.2,3,1 He married Molly Magdalena (?)1 He died on 26 January 1883 in New Berlin, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, at age 87.1 He and Molly Magdalena (?) were buried in Erdley Church Cemetery, Middlecreek Township, Snyder County.4
     George Benninghoff was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census of Union Township, Union County.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Union Township, Union County.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Union Township, Union County. The household consisted of George Benicofe 50; Mariah 60; Charles Huffman 78; Catherine Leitzel 20; Sarah Bigler 7; Barbara Bigler 5.7

Family

Molly Magdalena (?) b. 25 Dec 1784, d. 19 Jul 1862
Child

Citations

  1. [S132] George Wagenseller, compiler, Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1904), Erdley's Church cemetery, Middlecreek Tp.. Hereinafter cited as Snyder Co. Tombstones.
  2. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882, (survived by brother George Benninghoff, New Berlin, PA). Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  3. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  4. [S132] George Wagenseller, compiler, Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1904). Hereinafter cited as Snyder Co. Tombstones.
  5. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Union Tp., p. 378, George Bennighoff household, National Archives.
  6. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Union Tp., p. 377, George Bennighoff household, National Archives.
  7. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Union Co., Union Tp., George Benicofe household, National Archives.
  8. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), [says his Uncle George had only one daughter named Amelia who married a Bigler].

Peter Bennehoff1,2

b. 25 February 1807, d. 17 October 1884
FatherFrederick Benninghoff3 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert1,2 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Peter Bennehoff was born on 25 February 1807.1,2 He was the son of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.3,1,2 He married Catherine Noel, daughter of Thomas Noel and Mary Magdalena Noel.1,4 He died on 17 October 1884 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 77.1,2 He and Catherine Noel were buried in Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County.5
     Peter Bennehoff and Frederick Benninghoff purchased 100 acres in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1837 from James Morrison for $243.6 He and Frederick Benninghoff gave the 100 acres in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania in 1846 to Frederick's son John. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of 2 males under 5; 2 males 5-10; 1 male 10-15; 1 males 15-20; 1 male 30-40; 2 females under 5; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 30-40. His name was recorded as Peter Benehoof.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Oakland Township, Venango County. The household consisted of Peter Benehoof 45, farmer, real estate $600, PA; Catherine 42, PA; Matilda 18; Nancy 16; George 14; Elizabeth 11; Issac 9; Daniel 7; Mary Jane 5; Samuel 2; James 20.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census of Oakland Township, Venango County. The household consisted of Peter Bennehoof 53, farmer; Catherine 57; Isaac 20; Daniel 16; Mary Jane 15; Samuel 12; Elmira Baney 9; Andrew Baney 6. The value of his real estate was $3000 and his personal property worth $995.9 He and his wife Catherine name written as Benneyhoff sold 80 perches in Cherrytree Township to Jacob Tarr for $2000 on 2 September 1865. This property abutted land of Samuel M. Irwin Jr. and Peter "Benninghoff" (formerly A. J. McClintock) and the Franklin Road.10 He and his wife Catherine sold 28 more perches to Jacob Tarr for $90 on 2 October 1867. This land was along the Bennehoff land, land of Fiddler V. Irwin, and the Franklin Road.11 He and his wife Catherine sold 5 acres in Oakland Township to Barbara Noel for $300 on 27 November 1868. The land abutted Samuel Tarr, George Tarr, and George W. Tarr and originally was part of the large tract conveyed to George Tarr by Commonwealth patent in 1840 and which he bequeathed to son George by his will. George Jr. sold this land to Bennehoff in 1867.12 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census of Pioneer Postoffice, Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of Peter, listed as a retired farmer; his wife Catherine; and son Samuel, who was working on the farm. Peter's real estate was valued at $5000 and his personal property valued at $14000.13

Family

Catherine Noel b. 31 Jan 1803, d. 16 Jan 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S133] Peter Bennehoff Bible Family Data, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); copy from Natalie Bennehoff Tawney, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as Peter Bennehoff Bible.
  2. [S125] Gravestone, Peter Bennehoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  3. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  4. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 567, biographical sketch of Peter Bennehoff. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  5. [S125] Gravestone, Peter and Catherine Bennehoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  6. [S143] Venango County Deeds, L:211, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  7. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Peter Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  8. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Peter Bennehoff household, National Archives.
  9. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Peter Bennehoof household, National Archives.
  10. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 92:281, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  11. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 92:282, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  12. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 93:211, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  13. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Peter Benninghoff household, National Archives, (Peter Benninghoff 62, retired farmer; Catherine 67, keeping house; Samuel 21, working on farm. Real estate : $5000; personal property: $14000).
  14. [S202] Information provided by Natalie Bennehoff Tawney (Washington). Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  15. [S212] Obituary of Samuel Bennehoff, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, (unknown date) 1935, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

John Benninghoff1

b. 27 October 1801, d. 20 March 1882
FatherFrederick Benninghoff1,2 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert3 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     John Benninghoff was born on 27 October 1801 in Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.1,2,3 He married Elizabeth Heise, daughter of Martin Heise and Nancy Wagner, in 1824 in Union County.1 He died on 20 March 1882 in Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, at age 80.1 He and Elizabeth Heise were buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, Mercer County.4
     John Benninghoff was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of 2 males under 5; 1 male 5-10; 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20-30. His name was recorded as John Benehoo.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of 1 male under 5; 2 males 5-10; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 40-50; 1 female under 5; 2 females 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 30-40.5 John Benninghoff was taxed for 10 acres in Cherrytree Township in 1841. This land was formerly owned by his father John Benninghoff.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of John Benehoof, 65, farmer; Betsy, 65; Elizabeth 18; Milliston 20; Martin 21; Catherine A. 17; John E. 15; Frederick 13; Jeremiah 11; Joseph 8 Jane 10; Milton 5.7

Family

Elizabeth Heise b. 5 Nov 1804, d. 26 Jul 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  2. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  3. [S134] Advance Argus, Greenville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  4. [S135] Mark S. Painter, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Book 1, 1882-1913 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1998). Hereinafter cited as Shenango Valley Cemetery.
  5. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  6. [S121] John Bennyhoff entry, 1841 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  7. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp, John Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  8. [S188] Obituary of George Benninghoff, Daily Messenger, Meadville, PA, 6 Feb. 1908, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Daily Messenger.
  9. [S229] Obituary of Charles Benninghoff, Venango Spectator, Franklin, PA, 20 Mar. 1890, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, ((states that he died on Sunday, 9 March 1890)).
  10. [S191] Charlotte Blair Stewart, "Benninghoff Notes". , unknown source. Hereinafter cited as "Charlotte's Benninghoff Notes."
  11. [S191] Charlotte Blair Stewart, "Benninghoff Notes". , Information from Reynold Reep. Hereinafter cited as "Charlotte's Benninghoff Notes."
  12. [S191] Charlotte Blair Stewart, "Benninghoff Notes". , Information from Dorothy Kilpatrick. Hereinafter cited as "Charlotte's Benninghoff Notes."

Mary Benninghoff1

b. 25 December 1814, d. 2 August 1893
FatherFrederick Benninghoff1,2 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert3 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Mary Benninghoff was born on 25 December 1814 in Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania.4 She was the daughter of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.1,2,3 She married Jacob Deets.1 She died on 2 August 1893 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, at age 78.4 She and Jacob Deets were buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Mercer County.5

Family

Jacob Deets b. 10 Oct 1812, d. 1 Feb 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882, (survived by sister Mrs. Jacob Deets, Mercer Co., PA). Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  2. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  3. [S134] John survived by sister Mrs. Jacob Deets, Mercer Co., PA, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  4. [S135] Mark S. Painter, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Book 1, 1882-1913 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1998), p. 59. Hereinafter cited as Shenango Valley Cemetery.
  5. [S135] Mark S. Painter, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Book 1, 1882-1913 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1998), pp. 59 & 82. Hereinafter cited as Shenango Valley Cemetery.
  6. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Deets household, National Archives.
  7. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Deets household (Elizabeth was recorded as 10 years old), National Archives.
  8. [S135] Mark S. Painter, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Book 1, 1882-1913 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1998), p. 148. Hereinafter cited as Shenango Valley Cemetery.
  9. [S200] Loretta Barker DeSantis and Sally Glaser Dufford Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions (Mercer, PA: Mercer County Genealogical Society, 1981), vol. 9, p. 55. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions.
  10. [S135] Mark S. Painter, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Book 1, 1882-1913 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1998), p. 167. Hereinafter cited as Shenango Valley Cemetery.
  11. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Jacob Deets household, National Archives.
  12. [S200] Loretta Barker DeSantis and Sally Glaser Dufford Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions (Mercer, PA: Mercer County Genealogical Society, 1981), vol. 9, p. 63. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions.
  13. [S135] Mark S. Painter, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Book 1, 1882-1913 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1998), p. 5. Hereinafter cited as Shenango Valley Cemetery.

Philip Benninghoff1

b. circa 1803, d. 22 March 1877
FatherFrederick Benninghoff1 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert1 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Philip Benninghoff was born circa 1803 in Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.1 He married Nancy (?)3 He died on 22 March 1877 in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.4 He was buried in Williamsgrove Cemetery, Clearfield County.5
     Philip Benninghoff was known as Philip Bennehoof.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of Philip Bainehof, 47, farmer; Nancy 40; John 20; Sarah 18; Susannah 16; Henry 11; Levi 8; Levina 4; Ellen J. 2; Caroline Gearhart 25.3

Family

Nancy (?) b. c 1810
Children

Citations

  1. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  2. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clearfield Co., Boggs Tp. (Philip Bainehof), National Archives.
  3. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clearfield Co., Boggs Tp., Philip Benninghoff household, National Archives.
  4. [S194] Philip Bennehoof estate papers, Clearfield County probate records, Registrar's Docket (unknown citation), dated Apr. 1877, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Clearfield Co. probate records.
  5. [S195] Philip Benninghoff will, Clearfield County Will WB B:453, dated 13 Apr. 1877, unknown repository, unknown repository address . Hereinafter cited as Clearfield Co. Will.
  6. [S131] Mary Joyce Penticoff and Randolph Ray, Descendants of Albert Benighoff (Rockton, IL: M.J. Penticoff, 1995), p. 30. Hereinafter cited as Benighoff Genealogy.

Nancy Benninghoff1,2

b. circa 1810, d. after 1882
FatherFrederick Benninghoff1,2 b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert2,3 b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Nancy Benninghoff was born circa 1810 in Center Township, Union County, Pennsylvania.4 She was the daughter of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert.1,2,3 She married Thomas Stevenson.1 She died after 1882 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.1
     Nancy Benninghoff was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census of Green Township, Erie County. The household consisted of Nancy; son Grannon; daughter Margaret; daughter Sarah; son-in-law John Warner; daughter Mary Warner; and grandchildren Ida Warner, Elda Warner, and Perry Warner.5

Family

Thomas Stevenson b. c 1805, d. Nov 1858
Children

Citations

  1. [S134] Obituary of John Benninghoff, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA, 23 Mar. 1882, (survived by sister Nancy Stevenson, Erie, PA). Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  2. [S136] Letter from Joseph Benninghoff (Greenville, PA) to James B. Benninghoff, 7 Dec 1916; Copy in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia). Original document in the possession of Paul Dentler, Hinsdale, NY (1998), mentioned eight children of Frederick:George, Daniel, Philip, John Peter, Nancy, Mary, and two other unnamed daughters.
  3. [S134] John survived by sister Nancy Stevenson, Erie, PA, Advance Argus, Greenville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Advance Argus.
  4. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp. (Thomas Stevenson), National Archives.
  5. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Erie Co., Green Tp., N. Stevenson household, National Archives, (N. Stevenson, 57, keeps house; Grannon 18, farmer; Margaret 16; Sarah 14; John Warner 38, farmer, Germany; Mary 36; Ida 11; Elda 7; Perry 4).
  6. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Thomas Stevenson household, National Archives.
  7. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Erie Co., Green Tp., N. Stevenson household, National Archives.

Elizabeth Benninghoff

b. circa 1805, d. before 1858
FatherFrederick Benninghoff b. 19 Jan 1773, d. Aug 1857
MotherMaria Elizabeth Wert b. c Jan 1773, d. Mar 1839
ChartsDescendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Elizabeth Benninghoff was born circa 1805.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Benninghoff and Maria Elizabeth Wert. She married Frederick Stevenson.2 She died before 1858 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Elizabeth is belived to have died before Frederick moved to Mercer County, Pennsylvania in 1858.2,3 She was buried in Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County.3
     According to the 1879 Venango County history, Elizabeth Benninghoff and Frederick Stevenson had 13 children, 8 sons, and 5 daughters, 3 of whom were deceased. There is a broken and largely unreadable gravestone in the Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery for "Children of F. & E. Stevenson."4,5

Family

Frederick Stevenson b. c 1800, d. bt 3 May 1864 - 6 Jun 1864
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp. (Frederick Stevenson), National Archives.
  2. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 565 (biogrpahical sketch of Frederick Stevenson). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  3. [S125] Gravestone, Elizabeth Stevenson, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, wife of Frederick (stone broken).
  4. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 565. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  5. [S125] Gravestone, Children of F. & E. Stevenson, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  6. [S214] Frederick Stevenson will, Mercer County Will (unknown citation) dated 3 May 1864, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Mercer, Pennsylvania . Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Will.
  7. [S198] Unknown compiler, compiler, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen (New York: H.H. Hardesty, 1896), p. 1400. Hereinafter cited as Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen.
  8. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Frederick Stevenson household, National Archives.
  9. [S125] Gravestone, Lewis H. Stevenson, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  10. [S125] Gravestone, G.W. Stevenson, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, (d. 27 Mar 1915, aged 78y, 5m, 16d).
  11. [S229] Obituary of George W. Stevenson, Venango Spectator, Franklin, PA, 21 Mar. 1915, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  12. [S125] Gravestone, Frederick Stevenson, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982.
  13. [S229] Obituary of Frederick Stevenson, Venango Spectator, Franklin, PA, 21 Feb. 1889, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

1850 Census (?) PA

     1850 Census (?) PA is head of household in the Agnes of Jackson Township, Venango County as A. Beaty. Enumerated with 1850 Census (?) PA were Samuel Beatty, Francis C. Beatty, William Henry Beatty, Mary Ann Beatty and Elizabeth Beatty. The household was listed as A. Beaty, 84; E. (f), 49; S. (m), 15, "idiot"; M.A. (f), 11; W.H. (m), 10; F. (m), 6.1

Citations

  1. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Jackson Tp., A. Beaty household, National Archives, (A. Beaty, 84; E. (f), 49; S. (m), 15, "idiot"; M.A. (f), 11; W.H. (m), 10; F. (m), 6).

1860 Census (?) PA

     John Walker was listed as the head of a family on the an unknown person of Fairfield Township. The household consisted of John and children Elizabeth, Margaret, Hugh, and David. John's occupation was listed as farmer and his real estate was valued at $2000 and his personal estate valued at $500.1 1860 Census (?) PA is head of household in the Elizabeth of Canal Township, Venango County. The household consisted of Elizabeth Beaty, 54, and her nephew Samuel Beaty, 25.2

Citations

  1. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Fairfield Tp., John Walker household #834/810, National Archives, (John Walker 60, Elizabeth 32, Margaret 30, Hugh 27, David 18, Molly 7).
  2. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Canal Tp., Elizabeth Beaty household, National Archives, (Elizabeth Beaty, 54, Samuel Beaty, 25).

1870 Census (?) PA

     Hugh Dowd Walker is head of household in the 1870 Census of East Fairfield Township, Crawford County. The household consisted of Hugh, his wife Jane; and children William, Sarah Jane, Wilson, and John; a farm hand William Isenber, and Mary Wilson.. Hugh's occupation was recorded as farmer while Jane "keeps house." Hugh's real estate was valued at $5800 and his personal estate worth $1660.1 Margaret Sanner is head of household in the 1870 Census of Canal Township, Venango County. According to the census enumeration she was 69 years old, born in Pennsylvania, and had no occupation.2 In the 1870 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Andrew Baney was enumerated in the household of John A. Bell.3
     John Baney is head of household in the 1870 Census of Cherrytree Township, Venango County. The household consisted of John and his granddaughter Levi Tarr, who kept house for him. John real estate was valued at $500 and his personal estate worth $250.4

Citations

  1. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., East Fairfield Tp., Hugh Walker household, National Archives, (Hugh, 37; Jane 32; William 7; Sarah Jane, 4; Wilson McCandless, 2; John Record, 5/12 (Feb); William Isenberg, 21, a farm laborer; and Mary Wilson, 24).
  2. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Canal Tp., Margaret Sanner household, National Archives, (Margaret Sanner, 69, PA, no occ).
  3. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John A. Bell household, National Archives, (John A. Bell 42, blacksmith, Fannie 37, E.M. 5, Andrew Baney 15).
  4. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives, (John Baney, 72 PA; L.A. Tarr, 15 PA; real estate $500; personal estate $250).

1880 Census (?) PA

     Gus is head of household in the 1880 Census of Washington Township, Clarion County. The household consisted of Gus, his wife Eliza, sons Samuel, Gustuv, and John, and daughter Emeline.1
     1880 Census (?) PA is head of household in the Peter of Cranberry Township, Venango County. The household consisted of Peter, his wife Susanna, his son Samuel and daughter-in-law Eliza [sic], and grandchildren Minnie and Harry.2

Citations

  1. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., Gustav Motter household, National Archives, (Gustuv Motter, 38, farmer, Switz; Eliza 33; Samuel 15; Gustuv 9; John 8; Emeline 15).
  2. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cranberry Tp., Peter Reese household, National Archives.

Leva Ann Tarr1

b. 17 July 1854, d. 6 April 1880
FatherSamuel P. Tarr3 b. Mar 1832, d. 26 Sep 1905
MotherAmelia Baney2 b. c 17 Oct 1826, d. 28 Apr 1859
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff (#1)
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff (#2)
Descendants of Jacob Tarr
     Leva Ann Tarr was born on 17 July 1854 in Oakland Township, Venango County.4 She was the daughter of Samuel P. Tarr and Amelia Baney.2,3 She married Samuel Bennehoff, son of Peter Bennehoff and Catherine Noel.4,2 She died on 6 April 1880 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, at age 25.4 She was buried in Cherrytree Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.4
     Leva Ann Tarr lived with and kept house for her grandfather John Baney following the death of her mother.5

Family

Samuel Bennehoff b. 13 Feb 1849, d. 23 Jul 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives.
  2. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (John Baney estate). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  3. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (distribution of John Baney's estate). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  4. [S125] Gravestone, Leva Ann Bennehoff, Cherrytree Presbyterian Cemetery, Cherrytree Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, d. 6 Apr 1880, aged 25y, 8m, 19d.
  5. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives, (John Baney, 72 PA; L.A. Tarr, 15 PA; real estate $500; personal estate $250).
  6. [S212] Obituary of Samuel Bennehoff, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, (unknown date) 1935, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., Samuel Bennehoff household, National Archives, (Samuel Bennehoff, Feb 1849, merchant, md35y; Anna J. [sic], Apr 1863, 5child/5lvg; Matilda, Nov 1877; Effie, Mar 1880; Lily, Jan 1883; Golide, Jul 1885; Mamie, Aug 1889; Jessie, Sep 1890; Georgie, May 1894; Dewey L., Feb 1898).

Daniel Baney1

b. circa 1820, d. 1859
FatherJohn Baney2 b. 22 Aug 1796, d. 5 Mar 1889
MotherSusannah Benninghoff3 b. c Jan 1802, d. 11 Feb 1867
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Daniel Baney was born circa 1820 in Center Township, Union County.1 He was the son of John Baney and Susannah Benninghoff.2,3 He married Betsey Stewart.1,4 He died in 1859 in Oakland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.5
     Daniel Baney was taxed for 1 cow in Cherrytree Township in 1842.6 Daniel Baney was taxed for 1 cow in Cherrytree Township in 1843. In 1844, he was taxed for 125 acres in Oakland Township, Venango County. In 1856, he was taxed for only 41 acres. Following his death, his property continued to be listed in the tax rolls of Oakland Township through 1864. In 1865, the 41 acres "formerly of Daniel Baney" was taxed to John Braun.7,8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Oakland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of Daniel 30, Betsy 30, Eli 6, Isaac 4, Elizabeth 2.1

Family

Betsey Stewart b. c 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., Daniel Baney household, National Archives.
  2. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (distribution of John Baney's estate). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  3. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., National Archives.
  4. [S390] Eli Baney, Death Certificate unknown number (20 Oct. 1909), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  5. [S373] Daniel Baney estate, Venango County Probate, Venango Co Will Docket 3:221; Registrar's Docket, 1:409; Orphan's Court 1:546-547, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S121] Daniel Benny entry, 1842 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  7. [S121] Daniel Bainey entry, 1843 Venango County tax records, Cherrytree Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  8. [S121] Daniel Baney entry, 1844-1865 Venango County tax records, Oakland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  9. [S391] Letter from Vivian S. Bandy (San Mateo, CA (deceased)) to Kipp Melat, various dates; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia), gravestone of Isaac Baney, Deepwood Cemetery, Nevade, Vernon County, Missouri.
  10. [S212] Obituary of Elizabeth R. Baney, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, (unknown date) 1874, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  11. [S392] Vanda Greenwood, "Alsbaugh Email," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Kipp Melat, 16 Oct 1998. Hereinafter cited as "Alsbaugh Email."
  12. [S373] John Baney, Venango County Probate, Orphan's Court Docket 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  13. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John A. Bell household, National Archives.

Elizabeth Baney1

b. 1824, d. 1892
FatherJohn Baney2 b. 22 Aug 1796, d. 5 Mar 1889
MotherSusannah Benninghoff3 b. c Jan 1802, d. 11 Feb 1867
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
     Elizabeth Baney was born in 1824 in Center Township, Union County.1,4 She was the daughter of John Baney and Susannah Benninghoff.2,3 She married Samuel Richey.4,5 She married John Gharing.6 She died in 1892 in Oakland Township, Venango County.1 She was buried in Dempseytown Lutheran Cemetery, Dempseytown, Oakland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1
     Elizabeth Baney and John Gharing lived in Oakland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, where John worked as a farmer.7

Family 1

Samuel Richey
Child

Family 2

John Gharing b. Oct 1823, d. 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S147] Gravestone, Eliza Gharing, Dempseytown Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, 1824-1892.
  2. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, OCD 10:532, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (distribution of John Baney's estate). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  3. [S147] Gravestone, Eliza Gharing, Dempseytown Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, (1824-1892).
  4. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cherrytree Tp., John Baney household, National Archives, (John Baney, 50 PA; Susan 45 PA; Eliza 25 PA; Susan 19 PA; Catherine 18 PA; John, 16 PA; George, 12 PA; Frederick, 9 PA; Isaac, 6 PA; Mary Jane Richey, 5 PA).
  5. [S1268] Mary Jane Fry, Death Certificate unknown number, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  6. [S147] Gravestone, John Gharing, Dempseytown Cemetery, Oakland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, 1982, 1823-1906.
  7. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oakland Tp., John Gharing household, National Archives, (John Gharing, Oct 1823, Germany, imm 1843, wd; Elizabeth A., Jul 1853, dau; Nancy, Aug 1856, dau).
  8. [S212] Obituary of Mary J. (Richey) Fry, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 17 May 1906, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  9. [S212] Obituary of Elizabeth A. Gharing, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 14 Jan 1925, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  10. [S8] Obituary of John M. Gharing, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 18 May 1938, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  11. [S8] Obituary of George I. Gharing, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 5 Apr 1952, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.