Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia Hartig
  Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG Benz, 1902-1983
Wife of a carpenter in Milwaukee

 Father Charles W "Carl" HARTIG, 1876-1975
 Mother Alma Dorothea Christina ROHLOFF Hartig, 1882-1964
       Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG Benz, 1902-1983
       Sister Lydia Olga Anna Alma HARTIG, 1904-1988
       Sister Irmgard Bertha Theresa Julehen HARTIG Zastrow, 1909-1976
       Brother Raymond Carl Rudolf Wilhelm HARTIG, 1915-1991

 Husband Eduard Georg Ferdinand "Eddie" BENZ, 1887-1935
       Daughter Janet Adele BENZ Landowski, 1922-2000
       Son Elroy BENZ, 1924-1997

Time Line

25 November 1902 - Born at 255 Booth St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin at 4:00 PM. Midwife was Fredericke Butzke, 1229 Holton St.

14 December 1902 - Baptized at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church there. Godparents were Louise Christine Maria GLEI Rohloff Schäfer (the mother's mother), Hermann Johann Friedrich ROLOFF (the mother's half-brother), Dorothea Sophie Marie "Sophie" BURMEISTER Hartig (the father's mother) and Johann Dolel

14 August 1904, age 1 - Sister Lydia Olga Anna Alma HARTIG born there

25 April 1909, age 6 - Sister Irmgard Bertha Theresa Julehen HARTIG Zastrow born at 44 Chambers St there

18 December 1909, age 7 - Grandmother's husband Michael SCHäFER, age 65, died there of Krebs (cancer)

1910, age 7 - Resided at 1237 N Pierce there. (Pre-1929 numbering system.)

20 April 1910, age 7 - Recorded in the Federal census there

2 June 1915, age 12 - Brother Raymond Carl Rudolf Wilhelm HARTIG born there

16 April 1916, age 13 - Confirmed at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church there
Edward Benz - Viola Hartig Wedding

28 August 1920, age 17 - Married Eduard Georg Ferdinand "Eddie" BENZ, age 33, there. Attendants were Mabel Schmidt and Lydia Olga Anna Alma HARTIG

As of 1922 until sometime after 1927 - Resided at 1490 Richards there. With husband Edward.

28 June 1922, age 19 - Grandmother Dorothea Sophie Marie "Sophie" BURMEISTER Hartig, age 71, died at 990 Booth St there of carcinoma of the stomach and senile debility

27 August 1922, age 19 - Daughter Janet Adele BENZ Landowski born there

4 December 1922, age 20 - Grandfather Johann Friedrich Heinrich Christian "Henry" HARTIG, age 78, died at 990 Booth St there of suicide by hanging

11 August 1924, age 21 - Son Elroy BENZ born there

As of sometime before 1930 until 1935 - Resided at 251 East Burleigh there. (125 Burliegh in old numbering system.) No longer with husband Edward.

As of 1930 until 1944 - Occupation listed as bundler at Schuster's

Sometime after 1930 - Grandmother Louise Christine Maria GLEI Rohloff Schäfer died in Milwaukee?

20 July 1935, age 32 - Husband Eduard Georg Ferdinand "Eddie" BENZ, age 48, died at Milwaukee County Hospital, Milwaukee of pulmonary tuberculosis

As of 1936 until sometime after 1944 - Resided at 2674 N 2nd there

About 7 September 1946, age 43 - Daughter Janet Adele BENZ, age 24, married Ervin Joseph LANDOWSKI, age 30

February 1948, age 45 - Granddaughter Kathleen Rae LANDOWSKI Blank Johnson born at Milwaukee

June 1954, age 51 - Grandson Roger Wayne LANDOWSKI born

17 June 1964, age 61 - Mother Alma Dorothea Christina ROHLOFF Hartig, age 81, died at Milwaukee

24 January 1970, age 67 - Granddaughter Kathleen Rae LANDOWSKI, age 21, married Mitchell Neuman BLANK Sr, age 22, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Five Generations of Hartig Descendants

11 February 1975, age 72 - Father Charles W "Carl" HARTIG, age 98, died at Milwaukee

Sometime after 1975 - Sister-in-law Dorothy Hartig died

November 1976, age 73 - Sister Irmgard Bertha Theresa Julehen HARTIG Zastrow, age 67, died at North Hills, Los Angeles County, Califormia

7 October 1983, age 80 - Granddaughter Kathleen Rae LANDOWSKI, age 35, divorced from Mitchell Neuman BLANK Sr, age 35, at Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

29 November 1983, age 81 - Died at Milwaukee