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Harold Baldwin Benedict

Born Born 28 May 1896 Monterey, Berkshier co., Mass
Married Married Date Zella Gottschalk at Location
Died Died 1942 Richmond, Berkshire co., Mass
Buried Corashire Cemetery, Monterey, Berkshire co, Mass


  1. John Paul Benedict 1922-
  2. Helen Louise Benedict 1924-
  3. Edward Bernham Benedict 1927-1994
  4. Robert Harold Benedict 1937-2006

Zella Gottschalk and Family

Zella was b ca 1900 at New York City, NY. She d 1950 Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MA, and was buried Corashire Cemetery, Monterey, Berkshire County, MA.

It is likely she was b Francella Gottschalk, per the 1900 census which is most likely her family.

1900 US Federal Census: Res: Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn Ward 4, Kings, New York; Roll: T623_1044 Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 37. not dated

  • Gottschalk, George, head, white, male, b Jun1877, age 23, m 3y, b NY, parents b NY, carriage painter
  • Gottschalk, Francella, wife, white, female, b Apr1879, age 31, m 3y, mother of 1, 1 living, b NY, parents b NY
  • Gottschalk, Francella, dau, white, female, b Feb1899, age 1, b NY, parents b NY

Additionally found, and is most likely the child that her mother stated d in 1910 census:

New York City Births 1891-1902
Gottschalk, George, 08 Jul 1897 Cert Number: 28151

New York City Deaths, 1892-1902
Name: George Gottschalk Age: 1 y Date: 02 Dec 1901 Certificate: 21642

1910 US Federal Census: Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_573; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 89; Image: 798. 16May1910

  • Gottschalk, Louis, head, male, white, age 53, m1, m 25y, b NY, parents b NY, pawinter, carriage, rent house
  • Gottschalk, Louis Jr, son, male, white, age 14, single, b NY, parents b NY, apprentice painter
  • Gottschalk, Harold, son, male, white, age 9, b NY, parents b NY
  • Gottschalk, Ella, sister in law, female, white, age 32, wid, mother of 3, 2 living, b NY, parents b NY, housekeeper, private family (b ca 1878)
  • Gottschalk, Zella, niece, female, white, age 11, b NY, parents b NY
  • Gottschalk, Ethel, niece, female, white, age 2/12, b NY, parents b NY

1920 US Federal Census: Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_679; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 1097. 13 & 14Jan1920

  • Chapin, Clifford S and family
  • Gottschalk, Zella, servant, age 20, single, female, female, white, b NY, parents b NY, general housework, private family

Military Records

WWI Draft Registration Card. 5Jun
Name: Harold Baldwin Benedict City: Lee County: Berkshire State: Massachusetts Birthplace: Massachusetts;United States of America Birth Date: 28 May 1896 Race: Caucasian (White) Roll: 1684877 Draft Board: 3
age 21, b Monterey, MA, farming, emp by Fred Benedict, single, medium height and build, brown eyes, brown hair.

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Harold Baldwin Benedict Birth Date: 28 May 1896 RESIDENCE: Berkshire, Massachusetts Birth: Monterey, Massachusetts Race: White Roll: MIUSA1939B_082502 Res: Canaan-South Road, Richmond, Berkshire County, MA, age 45, b Monterey, contact: Zella Benedict, wife, Richmond, emp: General Electric Co., 100 Woodlawn Ave, Pittsfield

Census Records

1910 US Federal Census: Res: West of Village, Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_572; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 321. 29 & 30 Apr1910

  • Benedict, Catherine A, head, female, white, age 66, widow, mother of 1, 1 living, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Carrie L, dau in law, female, white, age m1, m 19y, mother of 1, 1 living, b Ma, mother b MA
  • Benedict, Harold B, grandson, male, white, age 13, b MA, parents b MA

1920 US Federal Census: Res: Farm, Blue Hill, Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_681; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 59. 2Jan1920

  • Benedict, John F, head, male, white, age 53, married, b MA, father b MA, mother b CT, farmer, general farm, own acct
  • Benedict, Carrie L, wife, female, white, age 51, married, b MA, parents b MA
  • Benedict, Harold B, son, male, white, age 23, single, b MA, parents b MA, farm laborer, home farm
  • Benedict, Katherine A, mother, female, white, age 74, wid, b CT, parents b CT

1930 US Federal Census: Res: 11 View Street, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: 885; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 307.0. 10Apr1930

  • Benedict, Harold B, head, rent, 25, male, white, age 33, m at age 23, b MA, parents b MA, welder, electrical factory
  • Benedict, Zella, wife, female, white, age 31, m at age 21, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, J Paul, son, male, white, age 8, b MA, father b MA, mother b NY
  • Benedict, Helen L, dau, female, white, age 5, b MA, father b MA, mother b NY
  • Benedict, Edward B, son, male, white, age 1 11/12, b MA, father b MA, mother b NY

This and That

Per son John, he was the last child born on the old family homestead. His father, just got tired of working such a large farm.


Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 295
163. John Frederick9, (Isaac Newton8, John7, Isaac,6 Abel,5 Isaac,4 Nathaniel,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1)
b 27Feb1866, m Carrie Hall, b 1867, d 1940. He d 1930. Res Monterey, Mass on old homestead of seven generations. CH:
1) - Harold Baldwin b 1896, m Zella Gotlzchalk, b 1900, d 1950. He d 1942. U.S.Army 30th Ambulance Corp 1917-19. Res Monterey Mass. CH:
i) John Paul b 25Jan1921, (per John, he was b 25Jan1922)being 9th generation born on the Benedict Farm in Monterey, Mass. This land was cleared from wilderness before the separation of Monterey from Ivringham. He m 11Apr1942 Eleanor Hamm. US Army 1943-45. Res Pittsfield, Mass. ch:
a) Joyce Ann b 18Feb1947
ii) Helen Louise b 10Nov1924, m 24Feb1943 Robert Nicholas, res Richmond, Mass. CH:
a) Harold Everett Nicholas, b 11Aug1946
b) John Robert Nicholas, b 7Dec1948
c) Sharon Marie Nicholas, B 20Feb1953
d) Nancy Jean Nicholas, b 4Jan1956
iii) Edward Bernham, b 11May1927, m 30Jun1951 Nancy Reynolds. US Army 1950-1953. Res Richnmond, Mass. CH:
a) Gary Arthur, b 25Mar1953
b) Vicki Lynn, b 26Jun1954
c) Sally Jean, b 12Jan1958
iv) Robert Harold, b 28Jan1937 Pittsfield, Mass., m 18May1957 Edith Peck. Lumber Dealer. Res Church Lane, Richmond, Mass. CH:
a) Jean Marie, b 2Apr1958
b) Linda Mae, b 11May1959


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