Heinrich Benz

29 October 1802–
Weiningen, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Heinrich

When Heinrich Benz was born on 29 October 1802, in Weiningen, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Heinrich Benz, was 28 and his mother, Magdalena Widmer, was 25. He married Elisabetha Lang on 14 May 1832, in Weiningen, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Benz
1802–
Elisabetha Lang
1804–
Marriage: 14 May 1832
Johann Henrich Benz
1833–
Benz
–1835
Anna Benz
1836–1908
Regula Benz
1839–1920
Joseph Benz
1842–1880
Anna Barbara Benz
1846–1852

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1832Weiningen, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1803
    Age 1
    Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his "mediation".
    1848
    Age 46
    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.
    1863
    Age 61
    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Gerhard, Kurt, Otto, Ernst, Fritz, Gunther, Heinz, Erhard, Georg, Gerhardt, Heiner.South German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Berthold , or to a lesser extent of Bernhard . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Bence and Bentz .Germanized or Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovenian, and Croatian Benc (see Bentz ), a surname which is at least in part of German origin (see 1 above).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bentz
    Benzel
    Bienz
    Berthold
    Bence
    Binz
    Bensel

    Sources (15)

    • Hy Bence in household of Coonrod Kline, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Bentz in entry for Regula Bentz Naegle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Heinrich Berz, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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