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Endingen — Those who stayed

The following Benitz family members, born in Endingen after 1800, did not emigrate to the Americas during the 1830-1850 period when many of their siblings and cousins were doing so.

This page includes brief histories of the following persons: (The above buttons provide access to much more detailed information regarding the person whose name is on the button.)

Appolonia Böniz (1815 - 18xx) — more below —
Apollonia Böniz was born on 8 February, 1815, Endingen (Baden, Ger.), daughter of Franz Jacobus Böniz and Barbara Koch.  She married Xaviar Baumann on 23 May, 1839 (Endingen); their son Frank Baumann emigrated to Pennsylvania, U.S.A.  See her descendants tree and vital records below.
Josepha Benitz (1812 - 18xx) — more below —
Josepha Bönitz was born 25 December, 1812, in Endingen (Baden, Ger.), daughter of Franz Jacobus Böniz and Barbara Koch.  See her vital records below.
Rosa Benitz (1812 - 1872) — more below —
Rosa was born 19 February, 1812, in Endingen (Baden, Ger.), daughter of Johannes Beniz (master dyer) and Maria Barbara Herb.  She married Joseph Hildebrand (born 1813) on November 19, 1835, in Endingen.  She died there on June 2, 1872.  Their daughter Rosa Hildebrand (born 1839) emigrated to the U.S. and died in 1892, in Reno (Washoe County, Nevada, USA).  See Rosa’s descendant-tree below.
Thaddaeus Benitz (1805) — own page —
Judas Thadius Böniz was born 26 Feb. 1805, in Endingen (Baden, Ger.), son of Anton Böniz and Maria Ana Wagner.  He continued in the family trade as a cooper.  Thad married Magdalena Seilnacht (on 29 Jan. 1836); they had 5 children.  He was the recipient of many letters from his brothers and sister who had emigrated to the U.S.; several letters have been translated into English.

Appolonia Böniz, 1815

The daughter of Franz Jacobus Böniz and Barbara Koch, she was born on 8 February, 1815, and baptised Appolonia or Apollonia Böniz the following day in Endingen, Baden, Germany.  On 23 May, 1839, also in Endingen, she married Xaviar Baumann.  Her son, Frank Baumann, is listed in the “History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania”, published in 1889.

Xaviar Baumann & Appolonia Benitz — Family Tree:

This tree was researched by a descendant of Joseph Baumann (b.1894), and very kindly provided to us.

1) Appolonia Böniz
aka: Apollonia Böniz
b: 8 Feb. 1815, Endingen, Baden, Germany
d: ??

+ Xaviar Baumann
b: 1810 (son of: Michael Baumann & Theresia Begger)
d: 1894
m: 23 May, 1839, Sankt Petri-Sankt Martin-Katholisch, Endingen, Baden, Germany

2) Emma Baumann
b: 1840

+ Edward Lang
b: 1833

3) Sophia Lang
b: 1864

3) Marie Bertha Lang
b: 1869

2) Bertha Baumann
b: 1842

+ Karl Joseph Alexander Kohler
b: 1840

2) Frieda Baumann
b: 1850

2) Franziskus (Frank) Baumann
b: 6 February, 1853, in Endingen, Baden, Germany
d: 1891
Emigrated to US: 1874

+ Augusta Schuahmann
b: 1857, Prussia

3) Emma Baumann
b: 1881

3) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Baumann
b: adopted

2) Joseph Baumann
b: 1856; d: 1906

+ Amelia L. Kimpel
b: 1865; d: 1900

3) Berthold Charles Baumann
b: 1883; d: 1928

+ Glenna Welch
b: 1883

4) Glena Baumann
b: 1908

4) Namona Baumann
b: 1909

4) Olga Baumann
b: 1914

3) Anna Frida Baumann
b: 1886; d: 1940

+ James A. King
b: 1885; d: 1943

3) Odilo Baumann
b: 1888; d: 1956

+ Marie Evelyn Kaefer
b: 1900; d: 1967

4) 2 children, and...

3) Leon Xavier Baumann
b: 1891; d: 1910

3) Joseph Baumann
b: 1894; d: 1978

+ Mabel Esther Albright
b: 1910; d: 1999

4,5,6) 2 children, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren (ca.2010)

3) Oswald Baumann
b: 1897; d: 1946

+ Margaret Gardner
b: 1901

4) 2 children, and...

3) Amelia Baumann
b: 1899; d: 1978

+ William Froelich
b: 1892

4) Billye Blythe Froelich
b: ??

4) Lois Lee Froelich
b: ??

Appolonia’s Vital Records:

Baptism record

Appolonia Böniz - February 8, 1815
Church baptismal records, 1815 - Endingen, Baden, Germany
(Source: James Bell, from: LDS (Mormon) BMD records)

Nr 16   1815
On February 8 at seven o'clock in the evening a girl was born at this location.  She was baptized on February 9 at twelve o'clock at noon in the St. Peter's church.  She was named Appolonia Böniz.  Father: Jakob Böniz master cooper.  Mother: Barbara [surname unreadable - also mentioned on record Nr. 9].  Sponsors: Balthasar [surname unreadable - also mentioned on record Nr. 9] master cooper and Maria Anna Böniz, “Bürgersfrau” [middle-class woman].  Witness: Georg Zingler candle maker.   Endingen, February 9, 1815.
Alois Frech vicar performed the baptism.
     Alexander Umber pastor

Baptism record

Church baptismal records, 1815 - Endingen, Baden, Germany
(Source: Peter Benitz, from: Staatsarchiv, Freiburg, Baden, Germany)

Josepha Benitz, 1812

The daughter of Franz Jacobus Böniz and Barbara Koch, she was born Josepha Bönitz on 25 December, 1812, in Endingen, Baden, Germany.

Josepha’s Vital Records:

Baptism record.

Josepha Bönitz - December 25, 1812
Church baptismal records, 1815 - Endingen, Baden, Germany
(Source: James Bell, from: LDS (Mormon) BMD records)

Nr. 105   1812
On December 25, at ten o'clock at night a girl was born at this location.  She was baptized on December 26 in the afternoon at one o'clock.  She was named Josepha Bönitz.  Parents: The master cooper Jacob Bönitz and Barbara [Koch?].  Sponsors: The master cooper Balthasar [Koch?] and Maria Anna Bönitz "Bürgersfrau" [middleclass woman].  Witness: The farmer Franz Joseph Zingler.  Alois Frech vicar performed the baptism.  Endingen, December 26, 1812.
     Alexander Umber pastor

Rosa Benitz, 1812

Rosa was the daughter of Johannes Beniz (master dyer) and Maria Barbara Herb.  She married Joseph Hildebrand on November 19, 1835, in Endingen and died there on June 2, 1872.

QUESTION: Why did her daughter Rosa Hildebrand die in Reno (Washoe Cty., Nevada, USA, 1892) ?  Did she travel there to be close to her uncle Adolphus Benitz?

Family tree.

© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)