Benjamin J Luidens

6 April 1880–23 November 1955 (Age 75)
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Benjamin J

When Benjamin J Luidens was born on 6 April 1880, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Jacob Luidens, was 47 and his mother, Geertje van Arendonk, was 37. He married Mamie Dvorak on 27 June 1923. He died on 23 November 1955, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Benjamin J Luidens
Mamie Dvorak
Marriage: 27 June 1923

Spouse and Children

27 June 1923
Cook County, Illinois marriage Index

Parents and Siblings


    Geertje van Arendonk




    Antje "Anna" Luidens



    Grietje "Gertie" Luidens


    Pieternella "Nellie" Luidens



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Luden, which is itself apparently a patronymic from the personal name Lude, a central and upper German short form of Ludwig or Ludolf ( see Ludolph ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Benjemin Luidens in household of Jakob Luidens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin Luidens, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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