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PFENNIGSDORF~ BENJESTORF, Johann Heinrich[1]

Male 1768 - 1838  (69 years)


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  • Name PFENNIGSDORF~ BENJESTORF, Johann Heinrich  [2
    Born 30 Oct 1768  Barsinghausen, Electorate of Hannover, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 4 Nov 1768  Barsinghausen (Lutheran Church ?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1838  Osterwald, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father PFENNIGSDORF [BENJESTÖRP], Johann Henje (Heinrich?),   b. 27 Jun 1745, Mulje (Müllingen), Electorate of Hannover, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother LAMPEN, Hanna Ilse Catherina Marie,   b. 1753, Electorate of Hannover ?, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Jul 1768  Hannover-Linden, St. Martin, Electorate of Hannover, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FEESCHE [FEISTKE], Catharine Marie,   b. 12 Mar 1775, Osterwald, Electorate of Hannover, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1852, Osterwald, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [1
    Married 10 Sep 1797  Osterwald (?), Electorate of Hannover (?), HRE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. BENJESTORF, Johann "Heinrich" Christian Gerhard,   b. 31 Jul 1798, Osterwald O/E, Electorate of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1874, Osterwald O/E, Hannover, German Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. BENJESTORF, Johann "Christian",   b. 27 Jul 1800, Osterwald ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1800, Osterwald, hannover ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. BENJESTORF, Sophie Dorothee Margarete,   b. 19 Aug 1801, Osterwald, Hannover ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. BENJESTORF, Catharine Dorothee,   b. 12 Apr 1804, Osterwald, Hannover, Westphalia (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1889, Schloß Ricklingen, German Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. BENJESTORF, Margarethe Marie,   b. 12 Apr 1807, Osterwald, Hannover ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. BENJESTORF, Johann Heinrich Friedrich,   b. 15 Nov 1810, Osterwald, Electorate of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1883, Osterwald, German Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. BENJESTORF, Johann Heinrich Christian Daniel,   b. 15 Dec 1814, Osterwald, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. BENJESTORF, Heinrich Friedrich "Wilhelm",   b. 5 Aug 1819, Osterwald, Hannover ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1841, Ruhr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • [Schneehage letter; Benjestorf Family History by Heinrich Schneehage]


      Johann was born at Barsinghausen, near Hannover on 28 October 1768. [Hannover Lutheran records show birth on 30 October]
      In 1797 he came to Osterwald after acquiring a small fortune , perhaps as a suttler during the "Coalition War". Near the end of August of that year he went to the local pastor, Ernst Tatter,>
      to discuss posting the banns for his upcoming marriage to a local girl. Johann spoke High German because of the locality where he was born & raised, but the local population of Osterwald spoke Low >
      German. Apparently Johann had started using the Low German version of his name [Penjestorf], perhaps for purposes of facilitating doing business in Osterwald. [Pfennig means penny in High German; >
      in Low German penny is Penje]. When Johann introduced himself to Pastor Tatter he used the Low German version of his name, but he spoke with a High German accent which made the initial "P" of Pe>
      njestorf sound like a "B", so Pastor Tatter thought his name was Benjestorf, and that is what he wrote in the official Church Record Book. So it was written and so it remained!
      On 10 September, 1797 Johann married Catharine Marie Feesche using the name "Benjestorf". They went by the names "Heinrich" & "Marie".
      Heinrich & Marie had eight children: Johann Heinrich Christian Gerhard; Johann Christian who died in infancy ; Sophie Dorothee Margarete; Catharine Dorothee who married Anton Böfer in 1831; >
      Margartehe (Sp?) Marie; Johann Heinrich Friedrich who was my great-great grandfather; Johann Heinrich Christian Daniel; and Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm.
      Johann died in Osterwald, near Hannover, on 28 January 1838.
      ****

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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    2. [S18] Origin of Benjestorf Surname, Heinrich Scneehage.

    3. [S18] Origin of Benjestorf Surname, Heinrich Scneehage, Page 2.