Descendants of Lorenz Benkard


Generation One

1. Lorenz1 Benkard; born at Thierstein, Germany.

Children of Lorenz1 Benkard and an unknown spouse were:

Generation Two

2. Johann Andreas2 Benkard (Lorenz1); born 24 Apr 1697 at Thierstein, Germany; married Maria Anna Elizabeth Creutzer, daughter of Johann Creutzer and Maria Agethe Weydemann, 11 Nov 1724; died 20 Apr 1734 at age 36.

Children of Johann Andreas2 Benkard and Maria Anna Elizabeth Creutzer were:

Generation Three

3. Johann Dietrich3 Benkard (Johann2, Lorenz1); born 5 May 1733 at Frankfort, Germany; married Rosina Maria Bruhl, daughter of Johann Wilham Bruhl and Anna Gertrude Clos, 25 Apr 1758; died 12 Mar 1790 at Frankfort, Germany, at age 56.

Children of Johann Dietrich3 Benkard and Rosina Maria Bruhl were as follows:

        + 5 ii. Johann Philip Benkard, born 1763 at Frankfort, Germany; married Susan Muller.

Generation Four

5. Johann Philip4 Benkard (Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1); born 1763 at Frankfort, Germany; married Susan Muller 1794 at Frankfort, Germany; died 1852 at Frankfort, Germany.

Children of Johann Philip4 Benkard and Susan Muller were:

Generation Five

6. James5 Benkard (Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1); born 4 Apr 1800 at Frankfort, Germany; married Mary Robinson, daughter of Henry Robinson and Ann Buchan, 10 Oct 1831; died 21 Apr 1864 at New York, NY, at age 64.

Children of James5 Benkard and Mary Robinson were as follows:

        8 ii. Henry R Benkard; married Grace Gordon, daughter of Peter Gordon, 4 Jul 1866.

Generation Six

7. James Julius6 Benkard (James5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1) Capt. James Benkard was born in New York April 12 1840 and died July 2 1902. He was graduated from Colombia and his degree was forwarded to him on the field of battle in 1861. He was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the 13th Wisconsin Volunteers. In January 1832, he was appointed 'Additional Aide de Camp U.S.A. with the title of Captain and served under General Rufus King in the early Virginia campaigns; under General John P. Hatch who was wounded in the Battle of South Mountain, Sept. 14 1862 and was caught in the arms of Capt. Benkard as he fell. Later Capt. Benkard was assigned to the staff of General Chris C. Augur later taking part in the Battle of Plains Store, May 21 1863; all of the siege of Port Hudson; and subsequently seeing much of the fighting during the Wilderness campaign. He resigned his commission in 1865. Capt. Benkard was always active in business and in other ways. He served as Governor of the Union Club, President of the Southside Club on Long Island, President of the American Fisheries Society, Master of Holland Lodge F. and A. M. and was a member of the Society of the War of 1812. **James J. Benkard - 1887 Certificate of Baptism of James Julius Benkard I hereby certify that James Julius, son of James and Mary, his wife, born in the City of New York on the 12th day of April 180, was baptised by me on the 27th day of February 1841. John M. Wainwright - Assistant Minister of Trinity Parish City of New York He was a well known trout fisherman and member and President of the Southside Sportsman Club of Long Island From Family Papers **; married Fanny Gage Horton, daughter of Henry Kenney Horton and Helen M. Barnes; born 12 Apr 1840 at New York, NY; died 2 Jul 1902 at New York, NY, at age 62.

Children of James Julius6 Benkard and Fanny Gage Horton were as follows:

        + 10 ii. Harry Horton Benkard, born 30 Nov 1879 at New York, NY; married Bertha King Bartlett.

        11 iii. Jerry Benkard;

Generation Seven

9. John Philip7 Benkard (James6, James5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1); married Anne Schirmer; born 30 Oct 1872 at New York, NY; died 6 Apr 1929 at New York, NY, at age 56.

Children of John Philip7 Benkard and Anne Schirmer were as follows:

John Philip8 Benkard;
+ 13 ii.
Elsie Benkard

10. Harry Horton7 Benkard (James6, James5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1); born 30 Nov 1879 at New York, NY; married Bertha King Bartlett, daughter of Franklin Bartlett and Bertha King Post, 1901 at New York, NY; died 1928 at New York, NY; buried 2 Jan 1928 at New York, NY.

Children of Harry Horton7 Benkard and Bertha King Bartlett were as follows:

        + 15 ii. Bertha Bartlett Benkard, born 1905; married Reginald Perry Rose.

Generation Eight


13. Elsie8 Benkard (John7, James6, James5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1); Reference: 3588.

Children of Elsie8 Benkard and an unknown spouse were:

14. Franklin Bartlett8 Benkard (Harry7, James6, James5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1) Franklin Bartlett Benkard 1903 - 1977 The following was copied from information submitted to the Harvard University 25th Anniversary Report of the Class of 1925. It is dated Tan 3 1950. Educated: Bovee School for Boys 4 East 49th St The Browning School Class 1921 (1916-1921) Harvard College 1925 A.B. Colombia Law School 1928 L.L.B. Wartime Posts On April 4th 1944 was appointed Associate Government Appeal Agent and on May 28th 1945 Government Appeal Agent, of Local Board No 27, Selective Service, with headquarters in New York City. He also served in the Coast Guard Reserve patrolling the docks in New Jersey at night. He had a uniform made by Abocrombie and Pitch, a sleeping bag from the same store and dinner made by my mother; His only weapon was a nightstick. In fairness to my father, he was over the age for the draft T.B.T.) Offices held Director and Treasurer of the Julliard School of Music 1941-1977 Director of the Midnight Mission Society (an organization who helped 'unfortunate girls' in other words unwed mothers. Member of: The Century Association Knickerbocker Club Bar Associations: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Association; and the New York State Bar Association. Misc. Societies: Holland Lodge No. 8 F. and A.M.; New York State Society of the Cincinnati; The Pilgrims of the United States; St Nicholas Society of the City of New York; Society of the Mayflower Descendants. Essay: I went to Colombia Law School after we graduated because I wanted to practice in New York, which is and ( deo volente ) always will be my home. I had been slated from the law from the beginning because my grandfather had been a lawyer and my great u ncle a judge This is hardly an infallible formula. Colombia is not interested in antecedents, and I had to sweat for my degree. However I got it finally and began to practice in the autumn of 1928. My career at the bar can be summarized in a very few words. I took a job with a downtown law firm and went to work. After some years I became a member of the firm. I am still with it and plan to stay. Incidentally our classmate Theodore Pearson was hired with me. We are now partners but remain on excellent terms. My actual practice has been no more spectacular, from a layman's standpoint. It has nothing to do with espionage or crimes of violence, and little with infidelity, alienation of affections, or the Allied Arts. Chiefly it has been concerned with the mechanics and intricacies of finance, high and low. But within its scope, the work has been very varied, often exciting and rarely dull. Years ago I spent months digging through the Kreuger empire, and more recently played a modest part in setting up th e legal framework for some billions of dollars of war production loans. More than once I have been near an ulcer diet (later he did have an ulcer J.B.J.) but I have never found time hanging heavy on my hands. In 1932, I married a Boston girl who was spending the winter in New York and did not get back in time. She is at my side as I write, or at any rate somewhere around the house, if she has not gone out. We have 2 children 16 and 12 who are also quite satisfactory. Since we were married we have lived in a succession of New York apartments, changing sizes as the family grew. In the early days we rented summer houses in the country, except when we were hard up. (any New Yorker that says that the city is a good s ummer resort is hard up.) A few years ago I bought a house in St James Long Island where we spend the summer and most weekends. My wife loves St James because it is like New England, and I am content there because, although rural, it is not far from town . My main outdoor interest is fishing, a weakness which my wife fortunately shares. We have been as far as Newfoundland after salmon, and have spent many vacations in Quebec and northern Maine, trout and landlocked salmon being the objectives. When we can do nothing else, we catch flounders in the St Tames harbor. My travels other than vacations and business jaunts, stopped abruptly with my wedding trip to France and Germany. Earlier, I spent part of three summers abroad, in a Europe, which seems fab ulous and remote. Music is my chief mental relaxation, but I still read and have built up a modest collection of books on ancient and mediaeval history. I am an enthusiastic though inexpert cook, I play the piano consistently but (by request) only in my own hearing, and I am the unquestioned worst doubles tennis player in St James (I no longer play singles). Besides the children, we support a brown poodle and an aged alligator; the latter was sent to me as a wedding present by a Florida lawyer, which I must have offended in some way. Providentially, he (the alligator) stopped growing when he reached thr ee feet in length. I am moderately active in the Bar Association and similar activities and serve on the Boards of a school of Music and one or two charities. However I am very far from a public figure or civic leader. All in all, the years have made of me just another New York lawyer, but it suits me. There is a jingle in the south about the profession, which concludes, ' Good lawyers work hard, live well, die broke, and go to hell. ' Maybe so, but its fun while it lasts. Note: After 1950 Franklin Benkard became active in Head of the Harbor and did much to presence the zoning regulations. He also went on to serve on more Boards. From Kelly Drye and Warren - An informal History - 1836 - 1984 Copyright 1985 Two more partners were added January 1 1941, Hovey Clark and Franklin Benkard. Franklin Bartlett Benkard was born in 1903 (1902 J.B.J), the son of Harry Horton and Bertha King Bartlett Benkard, the niece of Judge Willard Bartlett of The New York Court of Appeals. He was born in New York City, and later in life wrote he had alw ays lived in New York City and would continue always to live in New York City, no matter how it might change. After World War II, he and his wife of 30 years spent their summers at their house in St James Long Island. There he served as village attorney for the incorporated village of Head of the Harbor, and as an Assistant deputy district attorney of Suffolk County. Benkard was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in 1925 and from Colombia Law School in 1928, becoming a law clerk in the firm's offices September 27 of the latter year. He came to specialize in corporate law, particularly banking law, working mos tly on matters relating to the Central Hanover Bank and Trust Co. During and shortly after World War 1I, he played a part in negotiating; administrating and liquidating over a billion dollars of government guaranteed bank loans for war production purpose s. Benkard, like Pearson (Theodore Pearson Uncle Ted, a life long friend and classmate at Harvard) was keenly interested in music and was an accomplished pianist ( ???? J.B. J.) He served as active trustee of the Julliard School of Music for over 35 years. He was an ardent fisherman, golfer and tennis player and a delightful raconteur, with a great fund of literary allusions. He was an able draftsman with an easy and gracious literary style and a gift for the mot juste. Benkard was a member of the Knickerb ocker Club for more than 50 years, of the Century Association for 29 years, of the Pilgrims, and a number of Historical Societies in which he was interested, including the Society of the Cincinnati, the St. Nicholas Society, the Society of the Mayflower Descendants and the Society of the War of 1812. In his city Apartment 1000 Park Ave. incidentally, he kept a pet alligator in a tank. *; born 16 Nov 1902 at New York, NY; married Laura Derby Dupee, daughter of William Arthur Dupee and Clara Ethel Purdon, 4 Jun 1932 at Boston, Mass; died 3 Apr 1977 at St Lukes Hospital, New York, NY, at age 74; buried 6 Apr 1977 at St James Church Cemetary, St James, Suffolk, NY.

He was FBB was a Corporation Lawyer and dealt with Banking Law - Hanover Bank between 1925 and 1976 at Kelly Drye Newhall and Maginnis, New York, NY.

Children of Franklin Bartlett8 Benkard and Laura Derby Dupee were as follows:

        18 ii. James Willard Bartlett Benkard; born 10 Apr 1937 at New York, N.Y; married Margaret Spofford, daughter of Charles Spofford and Margaret Walker, 18 Dec 1962 at BRICK CHURCH, New York, NY.

15. Bertha Bartlett8 Benkard (Harry7, James6, James5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Lorenz1) Bertha Rose (from Long Island Paper Sept. 2 1982) Bertha Benkard Rose, an authority on the restoration of 18th and 19th century houses and antiques, died at home, Mill River Road, Oyster Bay on August 24th. The widow of Reginald Rose, a former member of the New York Stock Exchange, she was 75. Her hus band died three years ago. In the early 1950's when the decision was made to restore Raynham Hall to its status as an early farmhouse. Mrs. Rose, working with her friend the late Mrs. Louis Ponvert and others, supervised the transformation of the once Victorian building back to the look of a small farmhouse. She was largely responsible for fighting the battle that made it possible for the friends of Raynham Hall to supervise the proper restoration. Until shortly after World War II. Raynham Hall, a Victorian landmark had been in the ownership of the Townsend family since before the American Revolution. For several years it was in the hands of the D. A. R. which soon found it could not afford to keep up the old house. After the town took ove r ownership of Raynham Hall, the friends was founded to maintain the integrity of the building, furnish it and help operate it as a museum. A tireless community worker, she was a member of the Oyster Bay Foundation, SPLIA, the Oyster] Bay Historical Society, the Theodore Roosevelt Association, the New York Historical Society and the Friends of Raynham Hall. She was a Director of the Museum of the City of New York and a trustee of the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum. She headed a committee that restored the Old Lloyd manor house at Lloyd Neck, She also worked on the restoration of Sagamore Hill, Rock Hill and Stratford, a Lee mansion in Virginia, a period room in the Metropolitan Museum and a room in the Museum of the City of New York, that was dedicated to her mother, Mrs. Harry Horton Benkard, a collection of Duncan Phyfe and other American furnitu re. Mrs. Rose was graduated from Chapin School; she was a former president of the Colony Club and a member of the Piping Rock and the Colonial Dames of America. She is survived by sons, R. Peter Rose of Oyster Bay and George H. Rose of Locust Valley and five grandchildren. Services were held at Christ Church Oyster Bay with burial at Memorial Cemetery Cold Spring Harbor. **; born 1905; married Reginald Perry Rose 1925; died 1986.

Children of Bertha Bartlett8 Benkard and Reginald Perry Rose were as follows:

  Back                                                   Home

  My Home Page