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BENJESTORF, Albert Thomas[1]

Male 1895 - 1984  (88 years)


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  • Name BENJESTORF, Albert Thomas 
    Born 23 Mar 1895  Otter Tail County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1984  Bellflower, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father BENJESTORF, Heinrich Christian,   b. 16 Dec 1849, Osterwald, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1923, Colton, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother GELLENBECK, Mathilde Catharina,   b. 20 Feb 1857, Mentrup, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1874  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sissen, Louisa Eliza,   b. 2 Sep 1896, Manningtree , Essex , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1977, Bellflower, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [1
    Married 26 Nov 1918  Manningtree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BENJESTORF, Stanley Clemence,   b. 22 Oct 1919, Fenwood, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1993, Bellflower, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. BENJESTORF, Winona "Winnie" Coralie,   b. 12 Feb 1921, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1988, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. BENJESTORF, Eugene Wilbert,   b. 24 Sep 1924, San Pedro, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2009, Ontario, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. BENJESTORF, Shirley Kathleen,   b. 17 Aug 1937, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 2003, Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Albert was born on the homestead in Pine Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, on 23 March, 1895. Along with most of his siblings he went to farm wheat near Fenwood Village, Saskatchewan, Ca>
      nada, with his parents in the spring of 1903.
      Albert was in the Canadian Army during WWI and was sent to England. A neighbor in Fenwood, Edith Sissen Carter, told him about her sister who worked in Victoria Station, in London, England and whil>
      e in England he looked the sister up and introduced himself to Louisa Eliza Sissen. He married "Lou" on 26 November, 1918 in Manningtree, Essex, England.
      Albert was a "teamster" while in the army, and was attached to the motor pool and drove the "new fangled" trucks. His unit's duties seemed to consist mostly of "public service" type projects in >
      England. He didn't have to go to the continent.
      He and Louisa returned to Canada on the vessel "Tunisian" which sailed from Liverpool, England on 14 August, 1919, the summer after the war ended. They traveled third class. Louisa was very pregn>
      ant during the trip and gave birth to their first child, Stanley, not long after they arrived in Fenwood, Saskatchewan.
      Their second child, Winona, was born in Melville on 12 February, 1921.
      Less than three months after Winnie was born, Albert joined the exodus to southern California and he and Louisa arrived in East Port, Idaho, on 4 May, 1921, by train. They eventually settled in To>
      rrance, California.
      Albert & Lou had four Children, Stanley, Winona "Winnie", Gene and Shirley.
      Albert worked as a longshoreman on the San Pedro waterfront.
      Mom says Uncle Albert and Grandma (Daisy Ellen England) went together before she decided to marry Hugo Benjestorf [probably just freinds]. They apparently remained close friends because both Elno>
      ra & Roger Osborn (Daisy’s children by her 2nd husband) remember him & Lou visiting them often, presumably while Grandma was living in Rialto, California. Elnora recalls Lu being a very nice lady wit>
      h a British accent who had some sort of seizures (epilepsy?).
      Albert died on 6 February, 1984 at 4:50 PM at Bird Haven Convalescent Hospital in Bellflower, California. Cause of death was cardiac arrest complicated by arteriosclerosis. He was buried on>
      10 February in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California.
      ***

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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