Joseph Mensch Benner

23 September 1891–26 November 1953 (Age 62)
Graterford, Perkiomen Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph Mensch

When Joseph Mensch Benner was born on 23 September 1891, in Graterford, Perkiomen Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Garret Detweiler Benner, was 24 and his mother, Barbara B. Mensch, was 25. He had at least 8 sons and 2 daughters with Ellen Conver Cramer. He lived in Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Skippack, Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 November 1953, in Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Souderton, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Mensch Benner
Ellen Conver Cramer
Erwin Cramer Benner
Garret Cramer Benner
Mary Barbara Cramer Benner
Christian Morris Cramer Benner
Joseph Albert Cramer Benner
Kathryn Cramer Benner
Willard Cramer Benner
Linford Cramer Benner
Harvey Leon Cramer Benner
Samuel Cramer Benner

Spouse and Children



    Erwin Cramer Benner


    Garret Cramer Benner


    Mary Barbara Cramer Benner


    Christian Morris Cramer Benner


    Joseph Albert Cramer Benner


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Mary M Benner


    Kate Mench Benner


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.2 In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender .3 English (East Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph M Benner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph M Benner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph M Benner, "United States Census, 1940"

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