Ona Alice Benfer

Female 1872 - 1947  (74 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ona Alice Benfer was born 20 Jul 1872 (daughter of Noah Benfer and Mary Evangeline Jury); died 18 Apr 1947; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.

    Ona married John Wolf 30 Jan 1901. John was born 9 Nov 1879; died 17 Mar 1952; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Wendell Wolf died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Margaret Wolf died Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Noah Benfer was born 27 May 1839 (son of Daniel Benfer and Sophia Aigler); died 21 Jun 1897, Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois; was buried 24 Jun 1897, Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    NOAH BENFER served in Company E, 67th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War. He was interred in a southern prison camp where he carved a ring from one of the buttons on his great coat. That ring is still in the possession of a Benfer descendant.

    Noah married Mary Evangeline Jury. Mary was born 7 Nov 1841; died 2 Aug 1933; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Evangeline Jury was born 7 Nov 1841; died 2 Aug 1933; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    Children:
    1. James Kearney Benfer was born 20 Oct 1866, Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; died 2 Apr 1953; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    2. Daniel Benfer was born 16 May 1868, Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; died 20 Jan 1943.
    3. Walter Raleigh Benfer was born 9 Sep 1869; died 21 Jan 1935, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    4. George Walton Benfer was born 18 Jan 1871; died 12 Aug 1954, Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois; was buried 14 Aug 1954, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    5. 1. Ona Alice Benfer was born 20 Jul 1872; died 18 Apr 1947; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    6. Amanda May Benfer was born 22 Mar 1874; died 15 Nov 1957; was buried , Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    7. Charles Benfer was born 4 Jan 1876; died 10 Dec 1898; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    8. Benjamin Benfer was born 14 Aug 1877, Oneco Township, Stephenson County, Illinois; died 30 May 1948; was buried 2 Jun 1948, Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    9. Myron Benfer was born 20 Aug 1879; died 28 Sep 1946; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    10. Robert Benfer was born 11 Jul 1882; died 14 Feb 1979; was buried , Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.
    11. Mary Eveline Benfer was born 6 Sep 1884; died 1980; was buried , Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Daniel Benfer was born 10 Oct 1811, Union County, Pennsylvania; died 6 Jun 1893, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

    Daniel married Sophia Aigler Abt 1835, probably Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Sophia (daughter of Simon Aigler and Christiana (-----)) was born 16 Oct 1818, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 3 Oct 1901, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sophia Aigler was born 16 Oct 1818, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania (daughter of Simon Aigler and Christiana (-----)); died 3 Oct 1901, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1820, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1830, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Henry Smithies FGS has date of 6 Oct 1818.

    Children:
    1. Simon Benfer was born Mar 1836, Union County, Pennsylvania; died 1928.
    2. 2. Noah Benfer was born 27 May 1839; died 21 Jun 1897, Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois; was buried 24 Jun 1897, Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    3. Amos Benfer was born Apr 1841, Union County, Pennsylvania; died 1904.
    4. Robert Henry Benfer was born 15 Sep 1843, Beaver Springs, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 2 Sep 1926, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio; was buried 5 Sep 1926, York Free Chapel Cemetery, York Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.
    5. Levi Benfer was born Feb 1846, Pennsylvania; died 1904.
    6. Isaac Benfer was born 1849, Union County, Pennsylvania; died 1904.
    7. Mary Benfer was born 1852, Union County, Pennsylvania; died 1905.
    8. Jacob W. Benfer was born Jul 1854, Union County, Pennsylvania; died 1904, Freeburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
    9. Sarah Benfer was born 1857; died 1904.
    10. Amanda Benfer was born 1860; died Yes, date unknown.
    11. Adaline Benfer was born 1862, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died Abt 1905.
    12. Daniel Benfer was born 14 Dec 1864, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 16 Jun 1935.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Simon Aigler was born 24 May 1783, Berks County, Pennsylvania (son of Johann Jacob Aigler and Christina Klingler); died 14 Jul 1860, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 14 Jul 1860, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1790, Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1800, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1810, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1820, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Occupation: 1820; farmer
    • Census: 1830, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1840, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1850, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Occupation: 1850; farmer
    • Census: 1860, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Val Pers Estate: 1860; 300
    • Val Real Estate: 1860; 7000
    • Occupation: 1860; farmer

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Birth registered at Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, 40 Church Road, Bernville, PA. IGI says microfilm of typescript can be found at Historical Society of Berks County, Reading, PA.

    Buried:
    Headstone inscription:

    Simon Aigler

    [text in Bible illegible]

    war Geb. Mai 24,
    1783.
    Starb Juli 14,
    1860
    Alter 77 J. 10 M. 21 T.



    Moyer

    Simon married Christiana (-----) Abt 1816, probably Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Christiana was born 9 Dec 1799, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 11 Mar 1869, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 11 Mar 1869, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Christiana (-----) was born 9 Dec 1799, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 11 Mar 1869, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 11 Mar 1869, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1820, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1830, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1850, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1860, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    1860 census shows her unable to read and write.

    Buried:
    Headstone inscription:

    Christina

    [can't read text in Bible]

    Weib von
    Simon Aigler.
    Geb. Dec. 9, 1799.
    Starb.
    Marz 11, 1869.
    Alter 69 J. 3 M. u. 2 T.

    [followed by three lines of illegible German text]

    Notes:

    1850 census: household also has Noah Benfer, age 11, born PA. Numerous Benfers lived in the area; not sure if Noah is a relative or not.

    1840 census indicates:

    male born 1780-1790 (Simon)
    female born 1810-1820 (Leah)
    male born 1810-1820 (hired hand?)
    male born 1820-1825 (Noah)
    male born 1825-1830
    female born 1830-1835

    Where is Christiana? (enumerator error?). Sophia is married. Where are Diana and Elizabeth?

    1830 census indicates:

    male born 1780-1790 (Simon)
    female born 1790-1800 (Christiana)
    male born 1790-1800 (hired hand? maybe brother John?)
    female born 1815-1820 (Leah)
    female born 1815-1820 (Sophia)
    female born 1820-1825 (Diana)
    male born 1820-1825 (Noah)
    female born 1820-1825 (Elizabeth)

    1820 census indicates:

    male born 1775-1794 (Simon)
    male born 1794-1801 (brother John?)
    female born 1794-1804 (Christiana)
    female born 1804-1810
    female born 1810-1820 (Leah)
    female born 1810-1820 (Sophia)
    female born 1810-1820

    One individual engaged in agriculture (Simon). Is there a second family living with them?

    Children:
    1. Leah Aigler was born 25 Apr 1817, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 5 Aug 1872, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 5 Aug 1872, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
    2. 5. Sophia Aigler was born 16 Oct 1818, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 3 Oct 1901, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
    3. Dina Aigler was born 26 Nov 1820, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 1 Aug 1852, probably Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 1 Aug 1852, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
    4. Noah Aigler was born 22 Feb 1823, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 24 Oct 1869, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 24 Oct 1869, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
    5. Elizabeth Aigler was born 1 Nov 1824, Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died 23 Sep 1901, probably Snyder County, Pennsylvania; was buried Aft 23 Sep 1901, Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.



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