August Bentz

12 September 1898–11 January 1974 (Age 75)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of August

When August Bentz was born on 12 September 1898, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Heinrich Jakob Bentz, was 37 and his mother, Eva Schaeffer, was 34. He married Laura Mohr on 7 November 1920, in McPherson, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dawson, Montana, United States in 1935 and Yellowstone, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1974. He died on 11 January 1974, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

August Bentz
Laura Mohr
Marriage: 7 November 1920
Emil J. Bentz
Helen R. Bentz
Herbert H. Bentz
Reuben August Bentz
Ronald Bentz
Nora Bentz

Spouse and Children


    Laura Mohr


7 November 1920
McPherson, South Dakota, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Heinrich Jakob Bentz


    Eva Schaeffer





    Wilhlem Bentz



    Edward BENTZ



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World Events (8)

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 1

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

South German: variant spelling of Benz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • August Bentz in household of Jacob Bentz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • August Bentz in household of Jakob Bentz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • August Bentz in household of Jacob Bentz, "United States Census, 1900"

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