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The website follows the Benitz family, primarily those with ancestors who emigrated from Endingen, Baden (Germany), during the period 1830-1860.  And amongst these, the major focus is upon the ancestors, family, and descendants of Wilhelm Bönitz (1815-1876) and Josefa Kolmerer (1830-1912) — William & Josephine Benitz.  The website is therefore structured around them and their family.  The top menu provides the list of sections:

Site Map Synopsis
  1. Home Page — Welcome
    1. Site Map (this page)
    2. About Us
    3. 2020 Reunion
    4. SEARCH
  2. Current Events
  3. William & Josephine – site map
    continued below, page down left
  4. Roots & Branches – site map
    continued below, page down right
  5. Other Stuff
    1. Update Log
    2. External Sites
    3. Site Map (this page)
    4. Reference Pages: — on new tabs
      1. Spanglish Glossary
      2. Measures
      3. People & Places (Arg.)
        1. Monte Buey, Córdoba
        2. Las Rosas, Santa Fé
        3. North Santa Fé
        4. North Chaco
Home
Includes the Welcome opening / headline page, this Site Map, About Us, Family Reunion, and the Site Udate Log.
Current Events
Includes information (e.g. photos) about the living descendants of William & Josephine.  For reasons of privacy and protection against fraud, access to Current Events pages is restricted (and for the same reasons, they are not in the Site Map).  If you are a family member, please contact us (see About Us) for an ID and Password.
William & Josephine
The “William & Josephine Benitz” family history — the focus of this website.  This is where you start if you have a Benitz ancestor born at Fort Ross, California, USA, between 1843 and 1867; and you have a Benitz ancestor born in Argentina after 1874.
Roots & Branches
Includes German ancestral information on Wilhelm Bönitz and Josefa Kolmerer, as well as information about their siblings and cousins who remained in Endingen or emigrated to the Americas during the period 1830-1860.  There is also a brief mention about other families who share with us the surname “Benitz”.
Other Stuff
A collection of reference material that supports the above sections: a Spanglish Glossary, Currencies & Measures of the 1800's, lists of names and places referenced in diaries and letters, list of relevant web-sites, list of e-mail queries, and the Site Update Log.
Site Map
William & Josephine
Site Map
Roots & Branches
  1. William & Josephine — Summary
    1. William Benitz, b.1815 — Brief Bio
      1. Endingen, Ger. 1815-1832
      2. New World 1833-1835
      3. Texas 1834-1841?
        1. First Years
        2. Army Service 1836-1837
      4. California 1842-1874
        1. Rancher
          1. Maps of Ranchos
          2. Muniz & Fort Ross
            1. Acquisition
            2. Ranchero Raid 1845
          3. New Breisgau
            1. US Land Courts
          4. Hermann/German
            1. US Land Courts
        2. Capitalist
          1. Sonoma Co. Real Estate
          2. Alameda Co. Real Estate
      5. Argentina 1874-1876
      6. Documents
        1. Vital - Birth, etc.
        2. Citizenship - Mexican & US
        3. Civil - Census, Tax, etc.
        4. Letters Written
      7. Mentioned In Print
        1. Books
          1. Alameda Co. Year Book, 1876
          2. History of Sonoma Co., 1937
          3. Salt Point Township, 2009
        2. Newspaper Articles
        3. Court Cases
          1. Raid on Fort Ross
          2. US Land - R.German
          3. US Land - New Breisgau
          4. Clark-Reed Homicide
    2. Josephine Kolmer, b.1830 — Brief Bio
      1. Photos
        1. Framed Photos, 1850-1870
        2. Trip to California, 1898-1899
        3. Album of CDV's, 1860-1890
        4. Formal Photos & Portraits
      2. Letters, etc.
      3. Diary 1909-1912
      4. News Cuttings
    3. Children — Summary
      1. Frank J. Bz, b.1850
        1. Elisa Bichsel
        2. Diary 1876
        3. Letters & Docs.
        4. Photos
      2. Josephine Bz/Schreiber, b.1852
        1. Diaries & Poesies
          1. Poesie Book begun 1867
          2. Grand Tour of Europe, 1900
        2. Photos
          1. Misc. loose photos
          2. Album 1868-1878
      3. William O. Bz, b.1854
        1. Clara Allyn, b.1858, m.1881
          1. Teacher
          2. Chacra
          3. Allyn Family Trees
          4. Allyn & Annable Ancestors
        2. Photos
        3. Documents
        4. Hattie Bz/Watt, b.1882
          1. Photos
          2. James S. Watt, b.1922
        5. Katie Bz/Jeans, b.1884
        6. William A. Bz, b.1888
          1. Flora King, b.1887, m.1912
            1. King Fly Tree
            2. King Ancestors
          2. Eileen Frend, b.1897, m.1921
          3. Photos
            1. Photos 1911-1920
            2. Photos 1920-1956
          4. Corina Bz/Pryor. b.1913
          5. F. Malcolm Bz, b.1917
            1. YouthChild, School(Eng), University(US), Pre-WW2
            2. WW-IIN.Africa, Wounded, Escape
          6. Charles A. Bz, b.1926
            1. Photos
        7. Josephine ‘Nena‘ Bz/Paul, b.1889
          1. Photos
        8. Clarita Bz/Bell, b.1891
        9. Frank A. Bz, b.1893
        10. Bernice Bz/Bell, b.1895
          1. Photos
          2. Frank M. Bell, b.1918
        11. Marion Bz/Roberts, b.1897
          1. James R.B. Roberts, b.1921
          2. William B. Roberts, b.1925
      4. Charles T. Bz, b.1856
      5. Alfred A. Bz, b.1859
        1. Olga B. Horner, b.1875, m.1915
        2. Biography
          1. Ch.1-4: Preface, Ft.Ross, Oakland
          2. Ch.6-10: To Argentina '74-76
          3. Ch.11-13: Ea. La California '76-80
          4. Ch.14-16: N.Santa Fé camps '81-97
          5. Ch.17-20: travels & hunts; marriage
          6. Biblio., Glossary, Appendix
        3. Photos
          1. Auntie Olga’s Album
        4. Diaries
      6. John E. Bz, b.1861
        1. Marjory M. Macintosh, b.1858, m.1892
          1. Macintosh Family in Argentina
          2. Macintosh Family Tree
        2. Diaries
          1. ‘La California’ diaries 1890-1896
          2. Diary 1904-1911
          3. Notes 1911-1912
          4. People & Places
        3. Photos
          1. Ea. ‘Los Algarrobos’
          2. Album 1: Bermejo Palmares 1902-1912
          3. Album 2: Early activities 1900-1910
          4. Album 3: Early family 1900-1910
          5. Album 4: Early Camp ca.1902
          6. Album 5: Early Camp ca.1905
          7. Album 6: Córdoba Hills, ca.1908
          8. Album 8: Misc. Camps & Hills
        4. Elspeth ‘Elsie’ Bz/Sympson, b.1893
          1. Marjory Sympson/Greaven, b.1919
            1. WW-II
          2. Hilary ‘Poro’ Sympson, b.1922
            1. WW-II
        5. Josephine ‘Jo’ Bz/Webster, b.1895
        6. Marjory Daw Bz, b.1897
        7. John Bz, b.1901
          1. Aphra Peard - Ancestors
        8. Alfred D. Bz, b.1903
      7. Herman V. Bz, b.1863
    4. Family Subjects — nodes to member pages
      1. Family Members
      2. Family Trees
      3. Family Photos
      4. Family Diaries
      5. Family In Print
      6. Family War Veterans
        1. WW-I: Portrait
        2. WW-II: Portraits
    5. Ea. ‘La California’ 1875-2010
      1. Day-Books — Intro.
      2. Photos
        1. Before 1895
        2. Photos 1895-1910
        3. 1910 to Present
        4. Family Cemetery
      3. People & Places
  1. Roots & Branches
    1. Roots
      1. Endingen (Baden, Germany)
      2. Endingen Fly.Tree
      3. Endingen Ancients
      4. Black Forest Benitz
      5. Prussian Benitz
    2. Germany, non-emigrants — Brief Bios
      1. Thaddaeus Benitz, b.1805
        1. Letters from America
    3. Emigrants to Ohio/Penn. — Brief Bios
      1. Anton Benitz, b.1803
        1. Family Tree
      2. Franz X. Benitz, b.1816
        1. Family Tree
        2. Photos
        3. Court Case
      3. Nany Benitz/Mahrer, b.1819
    4. Emigrants to Texas & California — Brief Bios
      1. Adolph Benitz, b.1829
      2. M.Barbara Benitz/Erichson, b.1815
      3. Louis Benitz, b.1819
      4. Michael Kolmer
        1. Wagon-Train 1845
        2. Photos & Docs.
        3. Kolmer Farm
        4. Family Tree
        5. Josephine Kr/Benitz, b.1830 – map at left
        6. John Kolmer, b.1836
        7. Caroline Kr/Howard, b.1838
          1. Children
          2. Family Tree
      5. William Benitz, b.1815 – map at left
    5. Emigrants to Venezuela — Brief Bios
      1. Alexander Benitz, b.1813
    6. Re-Emigrants, US to Argentina
      1. William Benitz, b.1815 — see #45, above
      2. Frank X. Benitz, b.1816 — see #32, above
      3. Nany Benitz/Mahrer, b.1819 — see #33, above

 


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