b. 10 July 1868, d. 28 February 1935
- Benjamin Budenstein was born on 10 July 1868 in Lubny, Russia, in the central Ukraine.
- His name was recorded as Benzion Budinstein on the SS Haverford passenger manifest.
- He married Bessie (?) circa 1895.
- Benjamin Budenstein and Bessie (?), accompanied by Samuel Budenstein, Jacob Budenstein, Isadore Budenstein, Harry Budenstein, Simon Budenstein and Ida Budenstein, departed on 15 October 1913 from Liverpool, England, aboard the SS Haverford, bound for Philadelphia, traveling 3rd class.
- Benjamin Budenstein and Bessie (?) arrived in the Port of Philadelphia on 27 October 1913, accompanied by Samuel Budenstein, Jacob Budenstein, Isadore Budenstein, Harry Budenstein, Simon Budenstein and Ida Budenstein destined to join brother-in-law N. Najinski (or Nahan), 1646 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia (an added notation specifies given name "Nathan," who actually was a son). Cited as contact in Lubny is brother-in-law Isaak Tolzinsky.
- Mortgages Recorded in the 23 June 1914 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer includes a mortgage of $3,500, "B. Budenstein to Penna Lodge B&L Assn, NE corner Seventh & Durfor."
- A transfer of property at 2338 South Hutchinson to Benjamin Budenstein from Edward F. McAvoy, dated 8 July 1914, appears in the 11 July edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
- And on 18 August, property at 2336 South Seventh was transferred to Benjamin Budenstein from Wolf Tzabusky.
- He filed a declaration of intent to become a US citizen on 13 October 1916 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- According to a classified ad for the Retail Grocers' Association that appeared in the 23 October 1916 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer on 23 October 1916, Benjamin Budenstein, 2315 South 7th Street, was operating a Triangle Grocery Store.
- Benjamin Budenstein became a widower at the 10 October 1918 death of his wife Bessie (?) during the flu epidemic.
- Benjamin Budenstein appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 447 Durfor Street. Other members of the household included Samuel Budenstein, Jacob Budenstein, Harry Budenstein, Simon Budenstein and Ida Budenstein.
- He was a grocery storekeeper, according to the 1920 census.
- He married Rosie (?) in 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Benjamin Budenstein appeared in the 1921 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory at 809 North Second Street doing business as Benjamin Budenstein & Sons..
- Nathan Nahan was a witness to Benjamin Budenstein's naturalization petition.
- He was naturalized on 7 December 1922. Having filed his petition on 27 June 1922.
- Benjamin Budenstein and Rosie (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 707 Brown Street. Other members of the household included Samuel Budenstein, Jacob Budenstein, Harry Budenstein, Simon Budenstein and Ida Budenstein. Samuel also is enumerated in 1930 with his wife and children.
- Benjamin Budenstein died on 28 February 1935 at age 66.
- He was interred at Rodef Shalom Cemetery, Cardiff, Atlantic County, New Jersey.
- Last Edited: 1 Jul 2015
Family 1: Bessie (?) b. 15 January 1879, d. 10 October 1918
- Samuel Budenstein+ b. circa 22 June 1895, d. 12 May 1932
- Isadore Budenstein b. January 1897, d. 16 October 1918
- Jacob Budenstein+ b. circa 18 January 1899, d. 18 November 1975
- Harry Budenstein+ b. 5 March 1903, d. 3 March 1987
- Simon Budenstein b. 8 July 1905, d. March 1986
- Ida Budenstein+ b. 18 October 1911, d. May 1983