Eduard Georg Ferdinand Benz
  Eduard Georg Ferdinand "Eddie" BENZ, 1887-1935
Carpenter

 Father August Ferdinand BENZ, 1853-1917
 Mother Bertha Maria Therese HOGE Benz, 1857-1914
       Sister Magdaline Sophie Auguste "Lena" BENZ Engel, 1877-1915
       Sister Alma Wilhelmina Anna BENZ Boehmer, 1879-
       Brother Georg Johann August BENZ, 1882-
       Sister Rose W S BENZ Newmann, 1884-1977
       Eduard Georg Ferdinand "Eddie" BENZ, 1887-1935
       Sister Lillian "Lilly" BENZ, 1892-1968

 Wife Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG Benz, 1902-1983
       Daughter Janet Adele BENZ Landowski, 1922-2000
       Son Elroy BENZ, 1924-1997

Time Line

23 January 1887 - Born at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin at 2:00 AM. The midwife was Wilhelmina Krueger of 1006 Richards Street.

8 March 1887 - Baptized at Saint Marcus Gemeinde Ev Luth there. Godparents were Dorothea Seggelkow (Mrs Engel), Ferdinand BENZ (the father's brother) and August HOGE Jr (the mother's brother)

4 February 1892, age 5 - Sister Lillian "Lilly" BENZ born there

16 May 1897, age 10 - Grandfather August Ferdinand HOGE, age 68, died at 970 Holton St there of atherouatous degeneration of the circulatory system

6 June 1900, age 13 - Recorded in the United States Census at Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

28 April 1901, age 14 - Grandmother Sophie PAGENKOPF Benz, age 72, died at Milwaukee of phthesis pulmonzlis, secondarily senile debility

6 November 1901, age 14 - Sister Magdaline Sophie Auguste "Lena" BENZ, age 24, married William ENGEL, age 20, at Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

15 June 1904, age 17 - Sister Alma Wilhelmina Anna BENZ, age 25, married Alfred F A BOEHMER at Milwaukee

As of sometime before 1907 until sometime after 1913 - Resided at 970 Holton there. After the 1920s this was 2564 N Holton St.

26 April 1910, age 23 - Recorded in the United States Census there

9 December 1914, age 27 - Mother Bertha Maria Therese HOGE Benz, age 57, died at 970 Holton St there of exophthalimic goiter

18 December 1915, age 28 - Sister Magdaline Sophie Auguste "Lena" BENZ Engel, age 38, died there of complications following appendicitis surgery

As of sometime before 1916 until 1920 - Resided at 1237 Pierce there. (Old street numbering system.) He boarded with his future wife's grandmother.

21 January 1917, age 29 - Father August Ferdinand BENZ, age 63, died there

As of 1920 until sometime after 1927 - Resided at 1490 Richards there. (Old street numbering system.) Living there with with Viola.

9 January 1920, age 32 - Recorded in the United States Census there
Edward Benz - Viola Hartig Wedding

28 August 1920, age 33 - Married Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG, age 17, there. Attendants were Mabel Schmidt and Lydia Olga Anna Alma HARTIG

27 August 1922, age 35 - Daughter Janet Adele BENZ Landowski born there

11 August 1924, age 37 - Son Elroy BENZ born there

As of sometime before 1933 - Resided at 2452 N 3rd there

As of sometime before 1935 - Resided at 2234 N Booth there

20 July 1935, age 48 - Died at Milwaukee County Hospital there at 9:30 PM of pulmonary tuberculosis

23 July 1935 - Buried at Union Cemetery there