Benjamin Kauffman

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Kauffman was born in 1835, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Stoner Kauffman, was 41 and his mother, Magdalena Stauffer Kauffman, was 26. He had at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Jefferson Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died in 1912, in White, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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Benjamin Kauffman
Delila J. Kauffman

Sources (6)

  • Benjamin Kauffman in household of Jacob Kauffman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Kauffman - Church record: birth: 1835; Pennsylvania, United States
  • Benjamin Koffman Or Kauffman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kaufmann , and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. Compare Kaufman .

History: As a name of Swiss German origin, originally spelled Kaufmann (see 1 above), the surname Kauffman is very common among the American Mennonites and Amish; variants, such as Kaufman and Coffman , are also found. The main progenitors of the Mennonite bearers of this name were of Swiss ancestry, but came to PA (Lancaster and Berks counties) from the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century. Later Mennonite immigrants bearing this name came to the US also from Galicia and Volhynia in Eastern Europe.

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

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