John Benson Betz

25 October 1844–14 October 1926 (Age 82)
Norton Township, Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Benson

When John Benson Betz was born on 25 October 1844, in Norton Township, Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, John Betz, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca BEYER, was 37. He married Catharine Weaver on 3 July 1867, in Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1864. In 1900, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as retired farmer in Bates Corners, Norton, Summit, Ohio, United States. He died on 14 October 1926, in Norton Township, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bates Corners, Norton Township, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Benson Betz
Catharine Weaver
Marriage: 3 July 1867
Franklin S Betz
Minerva Rebecca Betz
George Henry Betz
Nora Estella Betz
Daniel Oliver Betz
Maud Ermina Betz

Spouse and Children


    Catharine Weaver


3 July 1867
Summit, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 16

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal names Berthold or Bernhard . Compare Betsch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Betz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John B Betz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John B Betz, "United States Census, 1900"

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