c.1855, age 40
(source: J.C. Benitz)
c.1850, age 20
(source: J.C. Benitz)
William & Josephine
All Their Descendants
Counting William & Josephine as the first generation, there are now
seven (soon to be eight) generations of their descendants living about the globe
(the sun never sets on this family!).
The paragraph titles below and the buttons above
provide access across the generations to individual persons, family trees,
and collections of photos, diaries, etc.
Please keep in mind, that for
reasons of privacy and protection against fraud, we can only provide information
on deceased members of our family, i.e. the first three or four generations.
To find your particular family branch, you may need to know the names of your
grandparents or great-grandparents.
- Person Index
- Organised by surname (women are included twice, unmarried & married), the
index provides direct access to each person’s page or that of their spouse or closest ancestor.
- Family Trees
- Each tree begins with William & Josephine, or one of their children who in turn
had descendants: Josephine, William, Alfred, and John. The trees
are linked to individual family member pages.
- Photo Collections
- Central access to collections of family photographs.
Some family members had large interesting collections.
- Diaries, Letters, & Poesie Books
- Our early ancestors left a fairly extensive record of their activities in the form of letters, diaries, poesie
books, and estancia day-books.
- In Print: Books, Magazines, Newspapers, & Court Cases
- Many family members are mentioned in print, particularly the early
- War Veterans
- Focuses on the family members who served in the two world wars of the twentieth century.
All were volunteers.
- Estancia “La California”
- It transcends the generations. Founded in 1875 by William Benitz; today, 140 years later, the
fifth generation of his descendants still owns and operates much of it.
- Reference Pages
- Our ancestors used many terms and names that are unfamiliar to us. These
pages open a Reference tab with access to:
(i) Spanglish Glossary:
Argentine Spanish words mangled into English; & descriptions of native wild-life, trees, &
Measures: German, Mexican, U.S., & Argentine terms & equivalencies.
People & Places: Names mentioned: who, where, & when.
- Site Map
- Provides direct access to ALL pages on the The Benitz Bull.
© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)