When Godlove Orth Behm was born on 7 June 1828, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Behm, was 42 and his mother, Rosina Orth, was 29. He married Sarah Margaret Orth on 23 February 1851, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 March 1888, in Lafayette, Wabash New Purchase, Indiana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.
German: variant of Boehm and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. Until the late 17th century this was the usual form of the name, the -o- spelling becoming the more frequent after that time.