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
1891–1953
Ellen Conver Cramer
1890–1979
Erwin Cramer Benner
1914–1994
Garret Cramer Benner
1915–2002
Mary Barbara Cramer Benner
1916–1999
Christian Morris Cramer Benner
1919–1994
Joseph Albert Cramer Benner
1921–2007
Kathryn Cramer Benner
1922–2004
Willard Cramer Benner
1925–2005
Linford Cramer Benner
1926–2007
Harvey Leon Cramer Benner
1928–2003
Samuel Cramer Benner
1930–1980

Spouse and Children

children

(10)

    Erwin Cramer Benner

    Male1914–1994Male

    Garret Cramer Benner

    Male1915–2002Male

    Mary Barbara Cramer Benner

    Female1916–1999Female

    Christian Morris Cramer Benner

    Male1919–1994Male

    Joseph Albert Cramer Benner

    Male1921–2007Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Male1891–1953Male

    Mary M Benner

    Female1895–1905Female

    Kate Mench Benner

    Female1905–1968Female

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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