Benjamin F Kistler

9 December 1851–20 February 1922 (Age 70)
Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin F

When Benjamin F Kistler was born on 9 December 1851, in Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, William B Kistler, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Ballinger, was 34. He married Clarissa Boose on 13 July 1873, in Cass, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Warren Township, Morris, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 February 1922, in Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Benjamin F Kistler
Clarissa Boose
Marriage: 13 July 1873
Mary "Mollie" Kistler
Martha "Mattie" Kistler

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  • Marriage
    13 July 1873Cass, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Wise, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Morris, Kansas Territory, United States* 1861: Morris, Kansas, United States *Wise renamed Morris in 1859
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 5
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: occupational name for a joiner or cabinet maker, Middle High German kisteler. Compare Kistner .

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Benjamin F Kistler, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Benjamin F Kistler, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Benjamin Kestler in household of Jesse Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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