Willie O. Benitz & Clara Allyn Page last modified:
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William Otto Benitz
1854-1911

(Source: F. Malcolm Benitz)

Willie & Clara Benitz
Family Photos

We have not come across any photo albums specific to or having belonged to Willie or Clara.  However, there are many photos of them and their children taken at different ages.  We will be adding to this collection, ordering the photos by date taken.  The dates are often estimated as most of the photos are undated and/or are missing names of people and places.

PHOTOS:  Are grouped as follows in approximate date order:
Other Portraits
Their family, gatherings, etc.
Clara & her grandchildren
Children many years later

MORE PHOTOS:
♦ Photos of Willie as a child or youth are with his mother’s photos.
♦ See also the photos of “La California” taken during their time there.

NAMES:
♦ Names are always listed: LEFT to RIGHT.
♦ If no surname is provided then: Benitz
♦ Ladies surnames: maiden/married, if both provided.
♦ Abbreviations: Bz Benitz – K Kolmer – Mac MacIntosh – Rs Roberts – Sr Schreiber – Wt Watt

QUOTES:  Text within quotes beneath a photo was written on it's back or next to it in an album.

PLACES:  Please see our reference pages.

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Clara Electa Allyn
1858-1930

(Source: F. Malcolm Benitz)

Other Portraits

 

OP-1-1

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William O. Benitz
CDV, age 15? ca.1869
(Source: Fort Ross archives)

OP-1-2

No pic.

William O. Benitz
age 20? ca.1874
Josephine K-Bz CDV album
(Source: John C. Benitz)

 
 

OP-2-1

No pic.

Clara Electa Allyn/Benitz
ca.1906
(Source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

OP-2-2

No pic.

Clara Electa Allyn/Benitz
1858-1930

(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

 

Family

Family 1-1

No pic.

Hattie
Rosario, Santa Fé – 1885

(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

Family 1-2

No pic.

Katie & Hattie
St. Louis, Missouri – 1886

(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

Family 1-3

No pic.

Frank, at 9 months
Buenos Aires – Feb. 1894

(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

Family 2-1

No pic.

Hattie, age 14
Winona, Minnesota - 1896

(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

Family 2-2

No pic.

Katie, age 12
Winona, Minnesota - 1896

(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

Family 2-3

No pic.

Painting of Hattie & Clara
ca. 1897 – Winona, Minnesota?

(Unknown artist, unsigned.)
Click here to see note back of image.
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

Family 3-1-a

No pic.

(Version 1, source: Fort Ross archives)

Family 3-1-b

No pic.

(Version 2, source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

Willie & Clara’s Children
Winona, Minnesota, 1897

L-R: Willie ('88), Bernice ('95 - front),
Nena ('89), Frank ('93), Marion ('97 - baby),
Katie ('84), Hattie ('82), Clarita ('91)
(Names: Stuart Pryor & Peter Bz)

Family 3-2

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Clara and all her children
La California – ca.1901

(Photo by: John E. Bz
Source: Michael Mohr-Bell
)

Family 3-3

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Willie & Clara’s Children
La California – ca.1901

Katie, Hattie
Willie, Nena
Frank, Clarita
Marion, Bernice
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 4-1

No pic.

Willie & Clara’s daughters
La California – ca.1902

L-R: Clarita, governess?, Katie, Bernice,
Hattie, Marion, Nena
(Photo: JEBenitz, source: JCBenitz)

Family 4-2

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“William Benitz Family”
La California – ca.1902

Back: ??, Alfred, Willie, ??
Middle: Clarita, Bernice, Marion
Front: Nena, governes?, Hattie, Katie, Clara
(Willie jr. & Frank absent)
(Photo: JEBenitz, source: JCBenitz)

Family 4-3

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Splashing in the water
Córdoba Hills – ca.1902 or later

(Photo: JEBenitz, source: JCBenitz)

Family 5-1

No pic.

“Grave Yard La California
Bernice Marion”
15 May 1902

(It is: Marion & Bernice)
(Photo: JEBenitz, source: JCBenitz)

Family 5-2

No pic.

“A party in the Cordoba Hills _ Arg: S.A.
About 1901 ?”

More likely ca.1902-1903
– Click here for NAMES –
(Photo: JEBenitz, source: JCBenitz)

Family 5-3

No pic.

Clarita & Bernice ?
Córdoba Hills – ca.1904?
(Photo: JEBenitz, source: JCBenitz)

Family 6-1

No pic.

“Greystones   William B family”
Greystone – 1903-1904

Back: Katie, Hattie, Nena, Willie (sr.)
Front: Clara, Clarita, Bernice, Marion, Frank
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 6-2

No pic.

Hattie, Katie, & friends
“Flora Bell girls   Nena & Hattie”
(No Flora Bell, not Nena)
La Calfornia – ca.1901
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 6-3

No pic.

Hattie, age about 18
La Calfornia – ca.1901
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 7-1

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Willie & company
La California – ca.1901
L-R: Frank, Jo, Elsie, Marjory-Daw,
Clarita, Bernice, Marion
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 7-2

No pic.

Willie & young crew
La California – ca.1901
L-R: ??, ??, Elsie, Jo, Willie
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 7-3

No pic.

Guests - no Bz family
La California – ca.1901-1905
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 8-1

No pic.

Greystone, Los Cocos
After 1903 - Unable to identify anyone
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 8-2

No pic.

“Greystone”
After 1903 - Could be Willie & Clara
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 8-3

No pic.

Greystone, Los Cocos
After 1903 - Unable to identify anyone
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 9-1

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Hattie
La California, 1904
Click here to see note back of image.
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

 

Family 10-1

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Willie & Clara’s Children
Marian, Katie, Nena, Frank,
Bernice, Hattie (or governess?), Clarita

La California – ca.1904
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 10-2

No pic.

Frank A. Benitz
La California – ca.1905
Titled “Willie or Frank Benitz”
Frank per expression in 1901 photos

(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 10-3

No pic.

Willie - referee?
L-R: ??, ??, Katie, ??, Willie(sr), Nena,
??, ??, ??, Willie(jr), Clarita
La California – ca.1906
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 11-1

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— 4 Generations —
Josephine K/Bz (78), William O. Bz (54)
Hattie Bz/Watt (26), Percy Watt (2)

Córdoba Hills, ca.1908
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 11-2

No pic.

Willie O. Bz & driver
La California – ca.1909
“DaimlerBenz Uncle Alfred” (is not)
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

Family 11-3

No pic.

“1st car in Cordoba Hills”
Alfred, ??, ??, driver, Willie

La California – ca.1909
(Car: Mercedes-Benz?)
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

 

Family 12-2

No pic.

Willie & Clara and their family
back: Bernice - Marion
Hattie - Clara - Willie - Al Watt - Clarita

front: Nena & Alpin W - Willie (jr) - Katie & Percy W
La California – likely September or October, 1910
(November 1910: Willie & Clara travelled to Texas,
April 1, 1911: Willie died in Corsicana. Texas)
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

 

Family 13-1

No pic.

Marion & Bernice
La California – ca.1909
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

Family 13-2

No pic.

Katie, Hattie, Nena or Clarita
Front veranda
La California – ca.1916

The skin of Uncle Alfred’s pet
ant-eater is behind Katie.
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor,
names: S.B.P. & P. Benitz
)

Family 13-3

No pic.

Clarita (or: Keeka)
Before 1920
(Source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

Family 14-1

Missing image.

Clara in Switzerland – 1921
with Clarita and Percy Watt

Eric Greene - Mabel MacGregor/Parr - Julian Parr
George Edye - Mrs Edye - Eileen's cousin:
Moira Jeffries - Clarita Bz - Ruth Christie - Percy Wt
Clara E. Allyn/Bz - Mrs Greene - Clarice McGregor
Click here to see list back of photo.

Family 14-2

No pic.

Sons-in-law
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba
Likely at George & Marion’s wedding
18 Feb. 1921

George Roberts (Marion-1921)
Al Watt (Hattie-1906)
Grahame Paul (Nena-1913)
Stanley Jeans (Katie-1920)
Jim Bell (Bernice-1915)
(Source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

Family 14-3

No pic.

Greystone – 1930s
Los Cocos, Sierras de Córdoba

Bought 1903 house ¾ha; 1908 54½ha; 1909 ½ha
Subdivided & sold 1944-1946.
(Source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

Clara & her grandchildren

 

GKids 1-1

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Clara & her 1st grandchild
“Percy with his Granny Benitz”

Dec.1906 or early 1907
(Source: J.S. Watt/Baggott)

GKids 1-2

No pic.

Clara with first 5 grandchildren
Greystone, Los Cocos, Cba

summer 1915 – 1916
standing: Alpin Watt - Percy Watt
Clara holding Stuart Bz
sitting: Corina Bz - John Watt
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

 

GKids 2-1

No pic.

Clara with first 9 grandchildren
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba

summer 1918 – 1919
Percy Wt - Corina Bz - Clara holding Frank Bell
John Wt - Jean Bell - Alpin Wt
Ground: Malcolm Bz - May Wt - Stuart Bz
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott, names: Peter Bz)

GKids 2-2

No pic.

Clara with 11 of 16 grandchildren
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba

summer 1923 – 1924
Version 1
Jean Bell - Frank Wt - Corina Bz
Clara holding Moyra Bz
John Wt - Alpin Wt
Malcolm Bz - May Wt - Frank Bell
Ground: Jimmy Wt - Jimmy Rs
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor
names: SBP, Frank Watt, Peter Bz
)

GKids 2-3

No pic.

Clara with 11 of 16 grandchildren
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba

summer 1923 – 1924
Version 2
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott
names: SBP, Frank Watt, Peter Bz
)

Many Years later...

Later 1-1

No pic.

Benitz Sisters, ca.1962
Hattie - Nena - Katie

Very likely at “Miriam”, Cruz Grande, Córdoba
(Source: J.S. Watt/Baggott, place: P. Benitz)

Later 1-2

No pic.

Al Watt & the Benitz Sisters, ca.1962
Al - Hattie - Marion - Clarita - Nena - Katie

Very likely at “Miriam”, Cruz Grande, Córdoba
(Bernice lived in England; Katie died 30 July, 1963.
Grahame & Nena rented “Miriam” 1952-1972 approx.)
(Source: J.S. Watt/Baggott, place: P. Benitz)

Later 1-3

No pic.

Al Watt & the Benitz Sisters, ca.1962
Al - Hattie - Marion - Clarita - Nena - Katie

(Version 2)
(Source: J. Bell)


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)