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Generation No. 1

 

1. GERD (GERT)1 BEHNKEN was born 1729, and died Apr 28, 1791. He married METJE (METTA) HUSING, daughter of REMMERT HUSING and ANNA FABMERS. She was born Feb 19, 1735/36, and died Dec 25, 1813.

Children of GERD BEHNKEN and METJE HUSING are:

i. HORN?EN2 BEHNKEN, b. Sep 13, 1760; d. 1799; m. MARGETT??? REHERS.

ii. GERD BEHNKEN, b. Feb 1763; d. 1797; m. GESCHE CLAWSON; d. Mar 18, 1793.

2. iii. JOHANN BEHNKEN, b. Mar 13, 1765; d. Unknown.

iv. ADELHEID BEHNKEN, b. Sep 18, 1767; d. 1784; m. JACOB SENRO?DERI; d. Apr 10, 1790.

v. GESCHE BEHNKEN, b. Mar 17, 1770; d. 1787; m. WENRKN (?) WIENBAR??NI; b. Oct 27, 1777; d. Unknown.

3. vi. HERMANN BEHNKEN, b. Jan 22, 1774, Walle, Germany; d. Dec 24, 1831, Germany.

vii. THOMAS BEHNKEN, b. Apr 04, 1777; d. Unknown.

viii. METTA MARGRETHA BEHNKEN, b. Jan 23, 1779; d. Apr 23, 1784.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHANN2 BEHNKEN (GERD (GERT)1) was born Mar 13, 1765, and died Unknown. He married (1) ENGEL WARNEDEN. She was born 1768, and died Aug 13, 1792. He married (2) DREDERSON WARNEKEN.

 

Children of JOHANN BEHNKEN and DREDERSON WARNEKEN are:

i. GERDT3 BEHNKEN, b. Nov 18, 1792; d. Unknown.

ii. MARGERTHA BEHNKEN, b. Sep 28, 1794; d. Jul 20, 1819.

iii. LUTJEN BEHNKEN, b. Oct 22, 1801; d. Nov 02, 1801.

iv. GERHARD BEHNKEN, b. Dec 12, 1803; d. Unknown.

v. JOHANN BEHNKEN, b. Jan 27, 1808; d. Mar 25, 1871.

vi. METTA BEHNKEN, b. Jul 20, 1810; d. Jul 20, 1810.

vii. ANNA BEHNKEN, b. Jan 29, 1815; d. Sep 06, 1815.

3. HERMANN2 BEHNKEN (GERD (GERT)1) was born Jan 22, 1774 in Walle, Germany, and died Dec 24, 1831 in Germany. He married ANNA MARGRETHA PRIGGE, daughter of FRIEDRICH PRIGGE and ALKE ECKHOFF. She was born Jul 25, 1773 in Germany, and died Jun 13, 1842 in Germany.

 

Children of HERMANN BEHNKEN and ANNA PRIGGE are:

i. METTA3 BEHNKEN, b. Aug 07, 1801; d. Sep 10, 1808.

ii. ALEID BEHNKEN, b. Oct 21, 1804.

iii. LENA BEHNKEN, b. Aug 30, 1807; d. Dec 1839; m. JOHANN BAYER.

iv. GERBERT BEHNKEN, b. Mar 25, 1810; d. May 24, 1834; m. DORTHEA BRUNSON.

4. v. HERMANN BEHNKEN, b. Dec 08, 1812, Walle, Bremen, Germany; d. Mar 03, 1871.

vi. FRIEDRICH BEHNKEN, b. Jun 18, 1817; d. Apr 06; m. GE??NE DRYER; b. 1820; d. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

 

4. HERMANN3 BEHNKEN (HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Dec 08, 1812 in Walle, Bremen, Germany, and died Mar 03, 1871. He married ANNA ALEID (ARENS) AHRENS, daughter of HARM AHRENS and WUBKE AHLERS. She was born Dec 03, 1815, and died Jul 13, 1889.

 

Children of HERMANN BEHNKEN and ANNA AHRENS are:

i. TOCHTER4 BEHNKEN, b. Jan 01, 1840; d. Unknown; m. TOD GBOREN.

ii. HERMANN BEHNKEN, b. Feb 25, 1841; d. Unknown; m. ANNA ELISABETH AHAUSSEN.

iii. BETA BEHNKEN, b. Jul 04, 1843; d. Unknown; m. HEINRICH AMB?ST; b. Apr 02, 1843; d. Unknown.

5. iv. JOHANN HEINRICH BEHNKEN, b. Nov 03, 1845; d. Unknown.

v. DIEDERICH BEHNKEN, b. Jul 21, 1848; d. Jan 19, 1851.

6. vi. GERHARD BEHNKEN, b. Feb 18, 1851; d. Nov 18, 1897.

7. vii. DIEDERICH BEHNKEN, b. Jan 21, 1854, Walle, Bremen, Germany; d. Unknown.

viii. HEINRICH ADOLF BEHNKEN, b. Jan 04, 1858; d. Mar 19, 1888; m. COR??? KAP??? LOUSE??.

ix. SOHN BEHNKEN, b. Jan 04, 1858; d. Jan 04, 1858.

Notes for SOHN BEHNKEN:

Sohn Behnken is the TWIN brother to Heinrich Behnken.

Sohn died at birth.

 

Generation No. 4

 

5. JOHANN HEINRICH4 BEHNKEN (HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Nov 03, 1845, and died Unknown. He married METE MEISR. She was born Apr 09, 1847.

Notes for METE MEISR:

Did Mete Meiser die 3 days after Anna Adelmeid Behnken was born, in Sep 24, 1868? If so who is the mother of the other children?

Children of JOHANN BEHNKEN and METE MEISR are:

i. ANNA ADELMEID5 BEHNKEN, b. Sep 21, 1868.

ii. METE BEHNKEN, b. Oct 16, 1869; d. Unknown.

iii. JOHANNE BEHNKEN, b. Sep 04, 1871; d. Unknown.

iv. HERMAN E. BEHNKEN, b. Feb 18, 1873; d. Unknown.

v. JOHANN HENRICH BEHNKEN, b. Apr 19, 1875; d. Unknown.

6. GERHARD4 BEHNKEN (HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Feb 18, 1851, and died Nov 18, 1897. He married BETA LOGEMAMM. She was born Sep 18, 1852, and died May 10, 1872.

 

Children of GERHARD BEHNKEN and BETA LOGEMAMM are:

i. HERMAN5 BEHNKEN, b. Apr 30, 1873; d. Feb 02, 1896.

ii. MINRIGN BEHNKEN, b. Dec 13, 1875; d. Unknown.

iii. GERARD BEHNKEN, b. Apr 01, 1880; d. Unknown; m. FRIEDA S???.

iv. DIEDERICH BEHNKEN, b. Oct 30, 1885; d. Unknown.

v. MARJE BEHNKEN, b. Apr 01, 1897; d. Feb 13.

vi. JOHANN BEHNKEN, b. 1898; d. Unknown.

7. DIEDERICH4 BEHNKEN (HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Jan 21, 1854 in Walle, Bremen, Germany, and died Unknown. He married ANNA ADELHEID LANGE, daughter of HENRY LANGE and MARGARET (UNKNOWN). She was born Feb 02, 1852 in Germany, and died Jul 1930.

 

Children of DIEDERICH BEHNKEN and ANNA LANGE are:

8. i. HERMAN5 BEHNKEN, b. Aug 03, 1875, Breman, Germany; d. Jun 22, 1920, near Brookville, OH.

9. ii. META BEHNKEN, b. Oct 25, 1876; d. Dec 19, 1962.

10. iii. DIEDERICH BEHNKEN, b. Oct 07, 1878, Bremen, Germany; d. Jan 06, 1947, Dayton, OH.

11. iv. ARNOLD BEHNKEN, b. Feb 14, 1880, Bremen, Germany; d. Nov 18, 1939.

12. v. RUDOLF BENJAMIN BEHNKEN, b. Dec 21, 1882, Bremen, Germany.

vi. CASPER BEHNKEN, b. Dec 10, 1886, Bremen, Germany.

More About CASPER BEHNKEN:

Emigration: St. Louis

vii. GAY BEHNKEN, b. Aug 26, 1891, Bremen, Germany.

viii. GERHARD BEHNKEN, b. Aug 26, 1891, Bremen, Germany; d. Oct 31, 1967; m. META HEIDT; b. Feb 10, 1899; d. Feb 16, 1924.

13. ix. ANTON ADOLPH BEHNKEN, b. Dec 11, 1888, Bremen, Germany; d. Sep 30, 1965.

x. DOROTHEA BEHNKEN, b. Nov 10, 1889, Bremen, Germany; d. 1970; m. CHARLES HOOVER, Jun 1919; b. Feb 02, 1880; d. Feb 26, 1960.

More About DOROTHEA BEHNKEN:

Emigration: May 28, 1893 to USA.

 

Generation No. 5

 

8. HERMAN5 BEHNKEN (DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Aug 03, 1875 in Breman, Germany, and died Jun 22, 1920 in near Brookville, OH. He married BESSIE PEARL ERNST Feb 21, 1899, daughter of MATHIAS ERNST and LIZZIE STECK. She was born Mar 24, 1881 in near Brookville, OH, and died Jan 31, 1968.

Notes for HERMAN BEHNKEN:

Herman Behnken was buried in Arlington. Montgomery County Ohio.

Emigration: 1893, To USA

Notes for BESSIE PEARL ERNST:

Bessie Ernst is buried in Arlington. Montgomery County Ohio.

 

Children of HERMAN BEHNKEN and BESSIE ERNST are:

14. i. MAE MARIE6 BEHNKEN, b. Nov 08, 1899; d. 1963.

15. ii. RUTH IRENE BEHNKEN, b. Jun 09, 1901, Montgomery County, OH; d. Dec 07, 1983, Troy, Miami Co., OH.

16. iii. D. M. FREDERICK BEHNKEN, b. Dec 20, 1902.

17. iv. URBEN EARL BEHNKEN, b. Jan 05, 1905.

18. v. FAWN MYRON BEHNKEN, b. Oct 30, 1916.

9. META5 BEHNKEN (DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Oct 25, 1876, and died Dec 19, 1962. She married JOHN FALLDORFF Aug 1898 in Bremen, Germany - Walle. He was born 1875, and died 1957.

More About META BEHNKEN:

Immigration: 1899, To USA

 

Children of META BEHNKEN and JOHN FALLDORFF are:

i. JOHN BEN6 FALLDORFF, b. Dec 31, 1899; d. Jun 16, 1933.

19. ii. DETRICK (DICK) FALLDORFF, b. Dec 27, 1900; d. Apr 23, 1966.

20. iii. HENRY FALLDORFF, b. May 10, 1902.

21. iv. BERNARD FALLDORFF, b. Feb 19, 1904; d. Feb 1983.

v. ELLA FALLDORFF, b. Apr 25, 1906; m. CALVIN KOST, Feb 1944.

vi. DOROTHY FALLDORFF, b. May 13, 1911; d. Feb 16, 1920.

10. DIEDERICH5 BEHNKEN (DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Oct 07, 1878 in Bremen, Germany, and died Jan 06, 1947 in Dayton, OH. He married CLARA ALICE WOGOMAN in 1902. She was born Jan 06, 1887 in Pyrmont, OH, and died Jul 24, 1964.

More About DIEDERICH BEHNKEN:

Emigration: 1895 to USA

 

Children of DIEDERICH BEHNKEN and CLARA WOGOMAN are:

i. PEARLE6 BEHNKEN, b. Oct 28, 1902; m. AARON NEGANGARD; b. Apr 26, 1902.

ii. HENRY BEHNKEN, b. Jun 10, 1904; d. 1984; m. GERTRUDE FISCHER, Sep 24, 1928; b. Aug 15, 1910.

iii. CLARENCE BEHNKEN, b. Jun 12, 1906; m. (1) ALVINA CUMMINS; b. Aug 09, 1913; m. (2) EMMA ABBOTT; b. Apr 10, 1914.

iv. HERBERT BEHNKEN, b. May 27, 1908; m. BARBARA POOLE; b. Mar 17, 1909.

v. WILBERT BEHNKEN, b. Sep 17, 1909; d. Dec 27, 1963; m. CHARLOTTE PALMER; b. Sep 30, 1917.

vi. DIETRICH BEHNKEN, b. Dec 16, 1910; d. Jan 05, 1911.

vii. ROY BEHNKEN, b. Apr 23, 1913; d. Aug 04, 1970; m. GLENNA KISTLER; b. Mar 25, 1915.

viii. RAYMOND JOEL BEHNKEN, b. Jun 08, 1915; m. (1) TILLIE GRILL; b. Jun 16, 1917; m. (2) RUTH PILCHER; b. Oct 24, 1915.

ix. ALBERT DIETRICH BEHNKEN, b. Jan 11, 1917; m. (1) STELLA SMITH; b. May 02, 1924; m. (2) HELEN MANN WHEELER; b. Oct 16, 1922.

x. ALBERTA ALICE BEHNKEN, b. Jan 11, 1917; m. ROLLAND W. KREITZER, Apr 22, 1940; b. Nov 22, 1907.

11. ARNOLD5 BEHNKEN (DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Feb 14, 1880 in Bremen, Germany, and died Nov 18, 1939. He married ANNA CONRAD. She was born Jun 09, 1886, and died Jul 01, 1969.

More About ARNOLD BEHNKEN:

Emigration: 1895, To USA

 

Children of ARNOLD BEHNKEN and ANNA CONRAD are:

22. i. ARNOLD6BEHNKEN, JR., b. Dec 20, 1919.

23. ii. OPAL BEHNKEN, b. Mar 09, 1921; d. Feb 15, 1941-NOT THE CORRECT DATE OF DEATH-.

24. iii. PERRY EDWARD BEHNKEN, b. Nov 05, 1928.

12. RUDOLF BENJAMIN5 BEHNKEN (DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Dec 21, 1882 in Bremen, Germany.

 

Children of RUDOLF BENJAMIN BEHNKEN are:

i. ALFRED6 BEHNKEN, m. ALICE.

ii. MARIE BEHNKEN, d. 1970; m. JOHN TURANT.

iii. GERHARD BEHNKEN, b. Jan 1916.

iv. JOHANNA BEHNKEN, b. Aug 17, 1919; m. LEON HOLLAND; b. Jul 19, 1913.

13. ANTON ADOLPH5 BEHNKEN (DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Dec 11, 1888 in Bremen, Germany, and died Sep 30, 1965. He married HENRIETTA SCHMIDTKE. She was born Mar 25, 1891 in Bremen, Germany, and died Apr 24, 1971.

More About ANTON ADOLPH BEHNKEN:

Emigration: Detroit, Michigan

 

Children of ANTON BEHNKEN and HENRIETTA SCHMIDTKE are:

25. i. DOROTHY HENRIETTA6 BEHNKEN, b. Oct 18, 1913.

26. ii. ROBERT ANTON BEHNKEN, b. Oct 26, 1915.

iii. HAROLD GERHARD BEHNKEN, b. Aug 17, 1917; m. MURIEL COWGILL, Oct 20, 1939.

27. iv. FRED HERMAN BEHNKEN, b. Apr 27, 1920.

28. v. ANTON HENRY BEHNKEN, b. Dec 11, 1924.

29. vi. DAVID DIETRICH BEHNKEN, b. Aug 18, 1926.

30. vii. META ESTER BEHNKEN, b. Jun 19, 1928.

 

Generation No. 6

 

14. MAE MARIE6 BEHNKEN (HERMAN5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Nov 08, 1899, and died 1963. She married VICTOR BROWN 1918.

 

Children of MAE BEHNKEN and VICTOR BROWN are:

31. i. EVELYN7 BROWN, b. Feb 25, 1920.

32. ii. MYRON BROWN, b. Sep 23, 1929.

15. RUTH IRENE6 BEHNKEN (HERMAN5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Jun 09, 1901 in Montgomery County, OH, and died Dec 07, 1983 in Troy, Miami Co., OH. She married LEONARD GUY RAY May 06, 1920 in Montgomery County, OH, son of LEWIS RAY and LYDIA ANGLEBAUER. He was born Feb 12, 1891 in Darke Co, OH, and died Apr 17, 1976 in Troy, Miami Co., OH.

Children of RUTH BEHNKEN and LEONARD RAY are:

33. i. VIVIAN LOUISE7 RAY

34. ii. BETTY EILEEN RAY

35. iii. LEONARD GERALD RAY.

iv. ELDON LEE (LEE) RAY, b. Apr 30, 1925; d. Jun 14, 1944, in WWII on beach in Italy.

Notes for ELDON LEE (LEE) RAY:

NOTE in STARBURSTS: USA

 

The following is a very special "Starburst" written by Mr. John Shank on behalf of all the Miami East South faculty and students:

About two years ago, I stumbled onto an old plaque behind the stage, It was covered with dust and forgotten, apparently by everyone. I cleaned it up and it has hung in my classroom ever since. It was a memorial plaque to five boys from the old ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL. These boys sat in the same rooms we are sitting in today. I thought it appropriate to recognize these former students as this week is the 50th anniversary of V.E. Day. These young men did not get to pursue their American dream, but rather, gave their lives that we might pursue ours. Thank you.

 

EMMITT WARD, LESTER MUMFORD, WILLARD BURKETT,

ELDON LEE RAY, CHARLES M. LONG.

WE REMEMBER!!

 

36. v. CAROLYN RUTH RAY.

37. vi. PATRICIA ANN RAY

38. vii. PHILLIP STANTON (STAN) RAY

16. D. M. FREDERICK6 BEHNKEN (HERMAN5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Dec 20, 1902. He married (1) GLADYS SHELL Sep 27, 1924. She died Jul 09, 1977. He married (2) GLADYS CATHERINE SHELL Sep 27, 1924. She died Jul 09, 1977.

 

Children of D. BEHNKEN and GLADYS SHELL are:

39. i. DONALD7 BEHNKEN

ii. DALE BEHNKEN.

iii. RICHARD BEHNKEN.

 

Children of D. BEHNKEN and GLADYS SHELL are:

40. iv. HERMAN DALE7 BEHNKEN

41. v. RICHARD VALENTINE BEHNKEN

vi. SONNY BEHNKEN, b. Dec 1927; d. Dec 1927.

17. URBEN EARL6 BEHNKEN (HERMAN5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Jan 05, 1905. He married BLANCH SHELL 1926. She was born Jul 11, 1905, and died Jan 1955.

 

18. FAWN MYRON6 BEHNKEN (HERMAN5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Oct 30, 1916. He married EVELYN REBECCA MILLIKIN 1935. She was born Oct 18, 1917.

 

19. DETRICK (DICK)6 FALLDORFF (META5 BEHNKEN, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Dec 27, 1900, and died Apr 23, 1966. He married KATIE ELLEN ROWE Feb 06, 1924. She was born Nov 18, 1900, and died May 02, 1991.

 

20. HENRY6 FALLDORFF (META5 BEHNKEN, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born May 10, 1902. He married IMOGEN KNECHTLY Jun 19, 1937.

 

21. BERNARD6 FALLDORFF (META5 BEHNKEN, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Feb 19, 1904, and died Feb 1983. He married DORTHY E. CAIN Oct 19, 1929. She died 1994.

 

22. ARNOLD6BEHNKEN, JR. (ARNOLD5 BEHNKEN, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Dec 20, 1919. He married NENIA ALLRED Mar 15, 1947. She was born May 05, 1921.

 

3. OPAL6 BEHNKEN (ARNOLD5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Mar 09, 1921, and died in Feb 15, 1941-NOT THE CORRECT DATE OF DEATH-. She married JACOP MANCZ. He was born Aug 14, 1914.

 

24. PERRY EDWARD6 BEHNKEN (ARNOLD5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Nov 05, 1928. He married WANDA COOMER. She was born Oct 20, 1932.

 

25. DOROTHY HENRIETTA6 BEHNKEN (ANTON ADOLPH5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Oct 18, 1913. She married RUSSEL FRANK ANDERSON Dec 03, 1932. He died Sep 26, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan.

 

26. ROBERT ANTON6 BEHNKEN (ANTON ADOLPH5, DIEDERICH4, HERMANN3, HERMANN2, GERD (GERT)1) was born Oct 26, 1915. He married MARGARET HYDE Jul 26, 1942 in Fremont, OH. She was born Jan 23, 1920.

 

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