Posted By:Sue Jorgenson
Subject:Re: Benepe Family forum
Post Date:July 06, 2000 at 19:55:52
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Forum:Benepe Family Genealogy Forum
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Peggi -

BINGO! You're a cousin all right. The women you listed were my great-grandfather's sisters.

Aunt Ariel married Charles Miller and lived in Charleston, IL. My mother lived with her for a few summers. Aunt Agatha was called "Aunt Gay" by everyone. Aunt Edythe married into the Follett family, and was mother of Dwight and Charles ("Laddie"). They, and their father, started the Follett Publishing Company. Mother also remembers the others quite well. Aunt Ariel was the one I heard most about, as she was the most involved in my mother and grandmother's lives while they were in IL.

Okay, here is the connection.

My great-grandfather was Frank L. Warfield Benepe. (What the L stands for, I've no idea.) He was born 21 Sept. 1875, Assumption IL, moved to Butte, Montana before 1900, and thence married Mary Annabel Miller (born 1885 Prince Edward Island, Canada) on 17 Sept 1903. He died 18 August 1931, Bozeman.

His parents were Dr. Seth Benepe, b 18 Feb 1845, Tuscarawas Co. OH, m. 1868, d 29 Jan 1927 Assumption IL and Roxanne Louise Edwards, b 23 Jan 1847, Tuscarawas Co OH, d 24 Oct 1911 (of diabetes) Assumption IL.

Dr. Seth's parents were Dr. Seth Warfield Benepe, b 17 July 1817 Tusc. Co. OH, m 1 April 1838, d 1908 and Sarah Howe, b 18 Oct 1816 Tusc Co OH d 22 Oct 1903.

And Dr. Seth W Benepe's parents were Dr. John Jacob Benepe (or Hans Jacob Puempin) and Amelia Warfield. Sarah's father was Jacob How(e).

So there you have the origin of the Howe middle name and the connection. And, Peggi, anyone with a Benepe in their family tree is a cousin to anyone on this forum. <g>