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Endingen Tower

Endingen
Stadttor — Village Gate

(Source: P. Benitz)

Endingen Shield

Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

Ancient Benitz
of
Endingen

This page includes a family tree of the truly ancient ancestors, the parents and ancestors of those Benitz who lived in and emigrated from Endingen during 1830-1860.  We are fortunate that Benitz (and Bönitz / Böniz) is a fairly unique surname and that our ancestors remained in one place (Endingen) for several generations — making our reasearch much easier.

Some observations:

  1. When perusing the tree, please keep in mind our family tree is a work in progress.  As more information comes to light, anything may change, including names and relationships.
  2. Names of Persons: Names by which a person was known varies between birth, marriage, death, and common usage.  If known, we used the name by which a person is referenced in books and letters.  Otherwise: Family Name: From the records, we chose the spelling used in original documents over transcriptions, and then baptismal names over other records.  (Bönitz / Benitz has many variants - see Benitz Origins for more.)  Given Names: From the records, we chose commmon usage (German) names over Latinized names. (In early church records given names were often Latinized, e.g. Lorenz to Laurentius.)
  3. We have concluded that Lorenz Bonitz (b. 1689) is the common ancestor of all Bönitz / Benitz born in Endigen after 1720.  He came from the village of Sankt Peter im Schwarzwald (Saint Peter in the Black Forest), east of Freiburg, Baden, Germany.  If you wish to explore further, Jochen Bonitz on his Bonitz Forum website has a much broader tree that includes many different (unrelated) families who's surnames are variants of “Bonitz”.  He includes our tree under Laurentius Boenitz.

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Descendants of Lorenz Bonitz
Family Tree

Abbreviations:b: born;  d: died;  m: married;  aka: also known as
  Dates:  Abt. About;  Aft. After;  Bef. Before;
  Places: Arg.: Argentina;  Ea.: Estancia [ranch];  Ven.: Venezuela

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# — Detailed pages.   # — Ancestor family tree.   # — Descendant family tree.

Endingen — We have shortened its name.  In 19th century letters, it was addressed as: Endingen-im-Breisgau (Grand Duchy of Baden); today its full name is: Endingen-am-Kaiserstuhl.  The village is about 40 km. (25 miles) north-west of Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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1) Lorenz Bonitz##
aka: Laurentius Benitz, Lorenz Bönitz
b: 15 July 1689, Sankt Peter im Schwarzwald, Baden, Germany
d: 7 September 1756, Endingen

+ Anna Maria Wissart — 1st Wife of Lorenz Bonitz
m: 6 February 1720, Endingen

+ Anna Katharina Schwobthaler — 2nd Wife of Lorenz Bonitz
m: 6 May 1732
d: 30 March 1734, Endingen

2) Maria Rosa Benitz
b: 14 February 1733, Endingen
d: 26 June 1801, Endingen

+ Johannes Michial Wissert
b: Abt. 1729, Endingen
m: 17 April 1752, Endingen

2) Lorenz Benitz
b: 29 March 1734, Endingen

+ Francisca Wagner — 3rd Wife of Lorenz Bonitz
b: 1 September 1711, Endingen
m: 15 June 1734, Endingen

2) Johannes Phillip Benitz
b: 29 May 1735, Endingen

2) Maria Ana Benitz
b: 12 June 1738, Endingen

2) Franz Joseph Benitz
b: 17 March 1740, Endingen

2) David Adam Benitz
b: 31 December 1741, Endingen

2) Laurentius Bönitz
b: 7 August 1743, Endingen
d: 2 January 1811, Endingen

+ Anna Maria Büchele
b: 9 October 1743, Endingen
d: 18 November 1810, Endingen
m: 26 January 1768, Endingen

3) Maria Francisca Bönitz
b: 19 December 1769, Endingen
d: 14 April 1826, Endingen

3) Martinus Benitz
b: 25 August 1771, Endingen

3) Maria Theresia Bönitz
b: 5 October 1774, Endingen

3) Josef Benitz
b: 2 February 1777, Endingen

3) Maria Rosina Benitz
b: 13 March 1778, Endingen

3) Laurentius Benitz
b: 30 July 1781, Endingen

3) Johannes Bönitz
aka: Joannes Beniz
b: 9 December 1782, Endingen

+ Maria Barbara Herb
b: 28 October 1785, Endingen
d: 22 October 1845, Endingen
m: 28 October 1809, Endingen

4) Lugarda Benitz#
aka: Maria Luitgarda Beniz (birth)
b: 10 September 1810, Endingen
Emigration: 12 December 1842, to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

5) Wilhelm Benitz
b: 3 January 1833, Endingen
Emigration: 1851 to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

4) Rosa Benitz#
b: 19 February 1812, Endingen
d: 2 June 1872, Endingen

+ Joseph Hildebrand
b: 1813, Endingen
m: 19 November 1835, Endingen

5) Adolph Hildebrand
b: 29 August 1836, Endingen

5) Ludwig Hildebrand
b: 5 May 1838, Endingen

5) Rosa Hildebrand
b: 31 October 1839, Endingen
d: 1892, Reno (Washoe County), Nevada, USA

+ Fridolin Steinmann
b: 21 February 1838, Villigen, Baden, Germany
d: 1892, Reno, NV, USA
m: 14 Jul 1864, Endingen

6) Frieda Albertina Steinmann
b: 28 February 1871, Villingen, Baden, Germany
d: 4 Feb 1938, San Francisco, CA, USA

+ William George Klippel
m: 2 June 1894, Reno, NV, USA

5) Wilhelmina Hildebrand
b: 21 February 1841

+ Leopold Rauch
b: 31 October 1834
m: 4 Febebruary 1864, Endingen

5) Julius Hildebrand
b: 8 March 1842

+ Amalie Kornhas
b: 16 September 1848
m: 8 March 1842, Endingen

4) Alexander Benitz#
aka: Alexander Bönitz (birth)
b: 19 November 1813, Endingen
d: 15 November 1865, Colonia Tovar, Ven.
Emigration: 18 December 1842, to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

+ Eva Lichtenstein — 1st Wife of Alexander Benitz
b: 1832, Endingen
d: Bef. 1858, Germany?
m: 6 November 1856, Endingen

+ Josepha Hildebrandt — 2nd Wife of Alexander Benitz
b: 1832, Endingen
m: 3 March 1859, Colonia Tovar, Ven.
Emigration: Aft. 21 April 1858, to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

5) Alexander Benitz
b: 1862, Colonia Tovar, Ven.

5) Carlos Federico Benitz
b: 1864, Colonia Tovar, Ven.
d: Bef. 1870, Venezuela

4) Maria Barbara Bönitz#
b: 19 February 1815, Endingen

4) Theodor Benitz#
aka: Theodor Constantin Bönitz (birth)
b: 17 July 1817, Endingen
d: 26 June 1843, Colonia Tovar, Ven.
Emigration: 18 December 1842, to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

4) Louis Benitz#F
aka: Ludwig Wilhelm Bönitz (birth)
b: 23 May 1819, Endingen
d: Abt. 1868

+ Quirina Villegas
b: Abt. 1826, Chihuahua, Mexico
d: 26 April 1897, San Francisco, California, USA

5) 1 child & many generations — See their family tree  F

4) Karl Benitz#
aka: Karl Freidrich Bönitz (birth), Carlos Benitz (Ven.)
b: 2 June 1821, Endingen
d: 19 April 1883, Caracas, Ven.
Emigration: 18 December 1842, to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

+ Emilia Brecht
b: April 1829, Germany
m: 1854, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

5) Bertha Benitz

+ Emerich Heny
b: 1846, Germany
m: 1883, Venezuela

6) B. Heny

6) Carlos Heny

6) Rosa Heny
b: Abt. 1887

6) George Heny
b: Abt. 1896

+ Maria
b: Abt. 1905

6) Carmen Heny
b: Abt. 1900

+ Garcia Arocha

6) Gustavo Heny
b: Abt. 1903

5) Matilda Benitz
b: Abt. 1867

5) Adolf George Benitz
b: 06 December 1871, Venezuela
d: 16 August 1944, Union, New Jersey, USA

+ Anna Mary Schuler
b: October 1863, Kentucky, USA
m: Abt. 1895

6) Mary Benitz
b: 24 March 1896, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
d: 25 March 1896, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

6) Adolph Benitz
b: September 1898, New Jersey, USA
d: Bef. 1910

6) Charles Joseph Benitz
b: 27 June 1900, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
d: Juyl 1985, Leonards, New Jersey, USA

+ Hazel
b: Abt. 1897, New York, USA
m: Abt. 1925

7) Beatrice Benitz
b: Abt. 1927, New Jersey, USA

5) Emilia Benitz

5) Gustavo Benitz

4) Carolina Benitz#
aka: Maria Karolina Bönitz (birth)
b: 3 June 1823, Endingen
Emigration: 18 December 1842, to Colonia Tovar, Ven.

4) Theresa Benitz
b: 16 June 1826, Endingen

4) Adolph Benitz#
aka: Gustav Adolph Bönitz (birth), Adolphus Benitz (Wilhelm’s letters)
b: 8 February 1829, Endingen
d: 12 September 1912, San Francisco, California, USA

3) Maria Anna Benitz
aka: Maria Anna Beniz
b: 28 December 1785, Endingen
d: 11 October 1840, Endingen

+ Johann Georg Ziegler
b: Abt. 1784
m: 28 April 1811, Endingen

4) Henricus Ziegler
b: 09 June 1813, Endingen

4) Franz Xaverius Ziegler
b: 26 October 1814, Endingen

4) Barbara Ziegler
b: 07 August 1816, Endingen

+ Peter Zink
b: 16 June 1819
m: 24 November 1842, Endingen

4) Anna Maria Ziegler
b: 26 July 1818, Endingen
d: 01 January 1822, Endingen

4) Maria Franziska Ziegler
b: 28 November 1823, Endingen

4) Rosa Ziegler

+ Xaver Kniebühler
m: 29 January 1846, Endingen

4) Anna Ziegler

+ Andreas Schwer
m: 26 April 1855, Endingen

4) Hugo Ziegler
b: 18 February 1828, Endingen
d: 20 May 1828, Endingen

2) Maria Anna Genoveva Benitz
b: 25 July 1745, Endingen

2) Judas Thaddeus Böniz
aka: Thedoj Böeniz (son Franz's birth record)
b: 6 April 1747, Endingen
d: 24 October 1784, Endingen

+ Ana Freytagin (son Franz's birth record)
b: Abt. 1749
m: 6 February 1770, Endingen

3) Mathias Carolus Bönitz
b: 23 February 1771, Endingen
d: 1775

3) Franz Antonius Böniz #
aka: Anton Böniz (1800 - 1815), Anton Bönitz (1836)
b: 13 June 1773, Endingen
d: 25 February 1833, Endingen

+ Maria Anna Wagner
b: Abt. 1778, Endingen
d: Germany
m: 18 February 1800, Endingen

4) Anton Benitz#F
aka: Anthony Benitz, Anthony Bennetz (Pittsburgh Census 1860)
b: 17 July 1803, Endingen
d: 10 November 1858, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), Pennsylvania, USA
Emigration: Bef. 1830 Arrived Pennsylvania, USA

+ Maria Anna Engel
aka: “May”
b: Abt. 1804, Germany
d: 20 April 1872, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

5) 6 children & many generations — see their family tree   F

4) Thaddeaus “Thad” Benitz #
aka: Judas Thaddaeus Bönitz (birth)
b: 26 February 1805, Endingen
d: Germany

+ Magdalena Seilnacht
b: 19 April 1805, Endingen
m: 29 January 1836, Endingen

5) Franz Anton Benitz
b: 3 October 1836, Endingen
d: 1837, Endingen

5) Maria Ana Benitz #
aka: Maria Anna Benitz (Alfred Benitz diary, August 1904)
b: 24 March 1838, Endingen
d: Bef. 1904

+ Xaver Lederle
b: 17 October 1831
m: 12 September 1864, Endingen

6) Theodor Lederle
b: 8 August 1865, Endingen
d: Aft. 1904

+ Unknown
m: Bef. 1904

6) Emil Lederle
b: 14 January 1869, Endingen

5) Anton Benitz
b: 11 June 1840, Endingen
d: 1840, Endingen

5) Barbara Benitz#
b: 30 November 1842, Endingen
d: Aft. 1904

+ Karl Jerg — 1st Husband of Barbara Benitz
aka: Karl Werg (Alfred Benitz diary, August 1904)
b: 16 June 1829, Endingen
d: Bet. 1867-1870
m: 27 January 1863, Endingen

6) Josefa Jerg
b: 14 March 1864, Endingen

6) Luise Jerg
b: 14 March 1865, Endingen

6) Maria Jerg
b: 5 August 1866, Endingen

+ Wendelin Walz
b: 1 November 1859
m: 19 November 1891, Endingen

6) Franz Jerg
b: 3 November 1867, Endingen

+ Chrisostomus Jerg — 2nd Husband of Barbara Benitz
b: 26 January 1845, Endingen
d: Bef. 1904
m: 23 April 1870, Endingen

6) Anna Jerg
b: 13 July 1873, Endingen
d: 25 August 1873, Endingen

6) Emma Jerg
b: 23 June 1872, Endingen
d: 30 August 1936, Endingen

6) Josefe Jerg
b: 25 March 1871, Endingen

5) Xaver Benitz
b: 2 January 1844, Endingen
d: 15 March, 1866, Endingen

5) Theodor Benitz
b: 11 November 1851, Endingen
d: 6 December 1851, Endingen

4) Joseph Benitz
b: 4 February, 1807, Endingen
d: 25 March, 1807, Endingen

4) Maria Rosa Böniz
b: 1809

4) Joseph Benitz#
aka: Joseph Böniz (birth)
b: 23 Feb 1811, Endingen

4) Johann Evangelist Benitz#
aka: John Benitz (1860)
b: 12 December, 1812, Endingen
Emigration: Bef. 1860 Arrived Pennsylvania, USA (per census)

4) Wilhelm Benitz#F
b: 8 February 1815, Endingen
d: 27 June 1876 Ea. 'La California', Las Rosas, Santa Fe, Arg.

+ Josephine Kolmer # F
b: 6 January 1830, Endingen
d: 20 August 1912, 'Villa Josefina', Cruz Grande, Córdoba, Arg.
m: (informal) 1846, Fort Ross, California, México/USA
m: (formal) February 1847, Sonoma Township, California, USA

5) 10 children & many generations — See their family tree   F

4) Franz Xaver Benitz#F
b: 16 October 1816, Endingen
d: 14 October 1880, Ea. ‘La California’, Las Rosas, Santa Fé, Arg.
Emigration: 1838-1840, to the USA
Emigration: 1867, to Colonia California, San Javier, Santa Fé, Arg.
Emigration: 1874, moved permanently to Arg. w/brother Wilhelm

+ Alexandrina Josephine Seeger
aka: Alexandrine Josephine Seiger
b: 14 July 1818, Sutthausen, Hanover, Germany
d: 3 April 1888, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
m: 1837, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Emigration: 1837 to USA

5) 3 children & many generations — See their family tree   F

4) Maria Anna “Nany” Benitz#
b: 12 May 1819, Endingen
d: 14 April 1880, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Emigration: 1874 w/husb. US to Arg., returned same year.

+ Urban Mahrer
aka: Arban Mahrer
b: May 1811, Germany
d: 16 April 1891, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
NOTE: His 2nd wife was also named Maria Anna.

3) Maria Barbara Benitz
b: 1777
d: 1781

3) Franz Jacobus Bönitz#
b: 14 July, 1779, Endingen

+ Barbara Kech

4) Maria Anna Bönitz
b: Abt. 1807
d: 4 October 1821, Endingen

4) Maria Barbara Bönitz
b: Abt. 1809
d: 3 June 1818, Endingen

4) Josepha Bönitz#
b: 25 December 1812, Endingen
d: 19 August 1822, Endingen

4) Appolonia Benitz#
b: 8 February 1815, Endingen
d: Bef. September 1894

+ Xaviar Baumann
b: 2 December 1810 (son of: Michael Baumann & Theresia Begger)
d: 29 September 1894, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
m: 23 May, 1839, Endingen

5) Emma Baumann
b: 22 February 1840, Endingen
d: 29 May 1912, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

+ Eduard Lang
b: 9 July 1833
m: 7 July 1863, Endingen

5) Bertha Baumann
b: 25 April 1842, Endingen

+ Karl Joseph Alexander Kohler
b: 18 September 1840
m: 31 August 1865, Dompfarrei-Katholisch, Freiburg, Baden, Germany

5) Berthold Baumann
b: 22 August 1846, Endingen
d: 24 December 1918, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

5) Frieda Baumann
b: 28 July 1850, Endingen
d: 5 August 1850, Endingen

5) Franziskus “Frank” Baumann#
b: 6 February, 1853, Endingen
d: 19 Apr 1932, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Emigration: 1874 to USA

+ Augusta Schuahmann
b: 1857, Prussia
m: Aft. 1874
d: 1905

6) Emma Baumann
b: Aft. 1874

6) Lizzie Baumann
b: Aft. 1874

5) Josef Baumann
b: 1 January 1857, Endingen
d: 1906, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA

+ Amelia L. Kimpel
b: 1865
d: 1900

4) Magdalena Benitz

+ Martin Brucker
m: 14 May 1846, Endingen

4) Franziska Benitz
b: 12 January 1827, Endingen
d: 12 January 1827, Endingen

3) Franz Xaverius Bönitz#
aka: Franz Xavierius Boeniz (marriage record, 1812)
b: 16 November, 1781, Endingen

+ Anna Kalchthaler
b: Abt. 1791
m: 13 February 1812, Endingen

3) Andreas Benitz#
b: 1, December, 1783, Endingen

2) Franz Bernard Benitz
b: 17 August 1749, Endingen
d: 3 October 1749, Endingen

2) Maria Francisca Benitz
b: 6 January 1751, Endingen

+ Franz Xaver Meyer
b: 6 January 1751, Endingen

3) Maria Rosa Mayer
b: 3 November 1769, Endingen

3) Apolonia Lutgardis Meyer
b: 25 June 1771, Endingen

3) Maria Josepha Meyer
b: 19 March 1773, Endingen

3) Franciscus Xaverius Meyer
b: 1 December 1774, Endingen

3) Sebastianus Meyer
b: 19 January 1776, Endingen

3) Martinus Meyer
b: 13 November 1777, Endingen

3) Maria Francisca Mair
b: 20 January 1779, Endingen

3) Franz Michael Meyer
b: Abt. 1784, Endingen

+ Anna Maria Tränkle
b: Abt. 1793
m: 12 October 1812, Endingen

 


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