George Benjamin Benning

b. 29 June 1881, d. 14 January 1965
  • George Benjamin Benning was born on 29 June 1881 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
  • Mary Herbst appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 141 Masten Street. Other members of the household included George Benjamin Benning, Ida Benning, Albert Benning, Eugene Benning, Lorenz Benning and Esther Benning.
  • He was a pressman, according to the 1900 census.
  • He married Estella Elizabeth Young, daughter of Oliver Mark Young and Susanna Kammerer, circa 1905.
  • George Benjamin Benning and Estella Elizabeth Young appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1321 Linwood Avenue.
  • He was a cutter in a silver factory, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 30 June 1916 in The Buffalo Morning Express: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, and Joseph F. Lepine was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening in the Presbyterian church of the Covenant, the Rev. John D. Campbell officiating. The church was decorated with palms, evergreens, pink peonies and marguerites. Ropes of Smilax were caught from the chandeliers. The pews for the house guests were marked with pink peonies and marguerites. Carl Kammerer of Niagara Falls, cousin of the bride, played a programme of organ music as the guests were assembling, ending in the Lohengrin bridal chorus as the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Myron B. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., and William Lewis. The ushers were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Myrtle Hutchinson, and the two bridesmaids, Miss Helen Kammerer of Niagara Falls and Miss Ruth Barnett, sister of the bride. The bride entered with her father and was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his best man, George J. Barnett. She wore a gown of pussywillow taffeta with lace and pearl trimmings. Her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, wore green-flowered voile trimmed with green satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Kammerer wore pink-flowered voile trimmed with pink satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of pink Killarney roses. A reception to 100 guests at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Barnett in Waverly street followed the ceremony. Palms, pink and white peonies and roses adorned the rooms. The bride's table was laid for fourteen and was centered with pink roses. The other guests were seated at small tables which were centered with pink candelabra. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther of Welland, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barnett, Miss Nettie Platt of Alden, J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., Mrs. and Mrs. M. H. Mayle, Miss Helen Mayle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Eimer, Paul Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ford, Mrs. Adam Kammerer, Miss Marie Kammerer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Miss Louise Ford, Charles Ford, Jr., Miss Norma Hoffman, Miss Alice Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Benning, Miss Elsa Vorwerck of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Loehr of Lancaster, Miss Gladys Williams of Toronto., Ont., Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., Miss Winifred Hewetson and Miss Vera Hewetson of Brampton, Ont., Miss Alma Hart of Scranton, Pa.  Mr. and Mrs. Lepine will spend their honeymoon in the Catskill mountains and will be at home after August 1st in Buffalo. 
  • George Benjamin Benning registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, while living in Niagara Falls at 1143 Willow Avenue, and employed there as a process worker with the Mathieson Alkali Works.
  • George Benjamin Benning and Estella Elizabeth Young appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1143 Willow and also boarders John and Blanche Osborn.
  • He was a chemical worker with Mathieson Alkali, according to the 1920 census.
  • A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
  • George Benjamin Benning and Estella Elizabeth Young appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Wheatfield, Erie County, New York, at River Road.
  • He was a case maker with the shredded wheat company.
  • George Benjamin Benning became a widower at the 16 April 1946 death of his wife Estella Elizabeth Young.
  • George Benjamin Benning died on 14 January 1965 at age 83 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.
  • He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 15 January 1965 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: (Lockport) A former Niagara Falls resident, George B. Benning, 83, who lived for many years in River Road, Niagara Falls, died Thursday (Jan. 14, 1965) at the Odd Fellows Home here. He had been in ill helath for several months.
         Born June 29, 1881, in Buffalo, the son of Oliver M. and Mary Herbst Benning, he was employed for many years as a production worker at the former Shredded Wheat plant in Niagara Falls. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls Lodge 81, IOOF for 60 years. He had been a resident of the Odd Fellows Home for the last seven years.
         His wife was the late Estella Young Benning.
         Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ida Leidy of Tonawanda, and several nieces and nephews.
         Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Odd Fellows Home, 153 Lake Ave., where a service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls.
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2013

Family: Estella Elizabeth Young b. 11 September 1884, d. 16 April 1946