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Nellie Irene Benedict

Born Born 18 Aug 1879 Bon Homme, Dakota Territory
Married Married 25 Dec 1901 Richard Daniel Owens Springfield, Bon Homme Co., SD
Died Died 08 Sep 1947 at Location



  1. Grace Irene Benedict Owens 1903-

Richard Daniel Owens and Family

Richard was b 15Apr1875, Bon Homme, Dakota Territory. He d 1941. He was the son of Richard and Elizabeth (Morris) Owens that immigrated from Wales.

South Dakota Births, 1856-1903
Name: Richard Daniel Owens Birth Date: 15 Apr 1875 Gender: Male County: Bon Homme Father's Name: Richard Owens Mother's Name: Elizabeth Morris File Date: 13 Aug 1940

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Richard Daniel Owens, County: Yankton, State: South Dakota, Birth Date: 15 Apr 1875, Race: White, Roll: 1927199, DraftBoard: 0
occ: engineer and janitor, Yankton County, contact: Nellie Irene Owens, medium height and build, brown eyes, gray hair

Daughter Grace Irene Benedict Owens

South Dakota Births, 1856-1903
Name: Grace Owens Birth Date: 6 Jan 1903 Gender: Female County: Bon Homme Father's Name: Richard Owens Mother's Name: Nellie Benedict File Date: 9 Aug 1940 State File Number: 516702

Grace m Edward P Wobbenhorst, res Indianapolis, Ind. Edward was b 1905 in Nebraska, son of Herman and Anna Wobbenhorst, that immigrated from Germany.

South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949
Name: Grace Irene Owens Age: 24 Gender: Female Spouse: Edward A Wobbenhorst Marriage Date: 1 Jul 1927 Marriage County: Yankton County of Residence: Yankton Post Office: Yankton, S. D. Edward was residing at Laurel, Cedar County, Nebraska, Grace was residing Yankton. Edgar F Siegfriedt officiated, Episcopal Clergyman

1930 US Federal Census: Gary, Lake, Indiana; Roll: 599; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 102.0. 4Apr1930

  • Wobbenhorst, Edward O, head, rent, male, white, age 25, b NE, parents b Germany, printer, printing co
  • Wobbenhorst, Grace, wife, female, white, age 25, b SD, parents b SD, comptroller, steelmill office

Social Security Death Index
Name: Grace Wobbenhorst SSN: 305-05-8590 Last Residence: 90802 Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Born: 6 Jan 1903 Died: Dec 1973 State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

Census Records

1880 US Federal Census: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; Roll: T9_111; Family History Film: 1254111; Page: 93.1000; Enumeration District: 95; . 21 & 22Jun1880

  • Benedict, F C, white, male, age 23, married, farmer, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Almira G, wife, white, female, age 21, married, keeping house, b MN, father b CT, mother b Ohio
  • Benedict, Herbert, son, white, male, age 3, b Dakota, father b NY, mother b MN
  • Benedict, Nellie, dau, white, female, age 10/12, b Dakota, father b NY, mother b MN

1900 US Federal Census: Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T623_1546 Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 21. 2Jun1900

  • Benedict, Fred, head, white, male, b Apr1857, age 43, m 23y, b Iowa, parents b NY, mason
  • Benedict, Alma, wife, white, female, b Mar1869, age 41, m 23y, mother of 5, 5 living b MN, father b CT, mother b NY
  • Benedict, John T, son, white, male, b May1877, age 23, single, b Dakota, father b Iowa, mother b MN
  • Benedict, Nellie P, dau, white, female, b Aug1879, age 20, single, b Dakota, father b Iowa, mother b MN
  • Benedict, Violet E, dau, white, female, b Jan1888, age 12, b Dakota, father b Iowa, mother b MN
  • Benedict, Clinton F, son, white, male, b Sep1893, age 6, b SD, father b Iowa, mother b MN
  • Benedict, Myrtle F, dau, white, female, b Dec1895, age 4, b SD, father b Iowa, mother b MN

1910 US Federal Census: Yankton Ward 2, Yankton, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1489; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 439; Image: 790. 27Apr1910

  • Owens, Richard, male, white, age 35, m 8y, b SD, parents b Wales, engineer, janitor, govt house
  • Owens, Nellie, wife, female, white, age 32, m 8y, mother of 1, 1 living, b SD, father b NY, mother b PA
  • Owens, Grace, dau, female, white, age 7, b SD, parents b SD

1920 US Federal Census: Yankton Ward 2, Yankton, South Dakota; Roll: T625_1726; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 266; Image: 931. 8Jan1920

  • Owens, Richard D, head, rent, male, white, age 44, married, b SD, parents b Wales, janitor, const home
  • Owens, Nellie I, wife, female, white, age 38, married, b SD, father b US, mother b MN
  • Owens, Grace I, dau, female, white, age 17, single, b SD, parents b SD

1930 US Federal Census: Yankton, Yankton, South Dakota; Roll: 2232; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 889.0. 9Apr1930

  • Owens, Richard, head, rent, male, white, age 54, m at age 26, b SD, parents b Wales, custodian, court house
  • Owens, Nellie, wife, female, white, age 50, m at age 22, b SD, parents b US, saleslady, dry goods


Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 176
465. Washington8, (John Elroy7, John Thomas6, Abraham,5 John,4 Thomas,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b 9Aug1833 New Lisbon, m 6Mar1855 Irena L Finch, b 4Jul1835 Steuben Co. Res: Tuscarora, NY. He d 7Aug1901, she d 14Dec1868. CH:
I. ) - Frederick Charles b 22Apr1857, m 30Aug1876 Almira Young. He d 4Nov1902. She d 28Sep1951. Res: Springfield, SD. They d at Tyndall, SD their last residence. Editor. CH:
1.) - John I Herbert, b 11May1877 Springfield, SD., m 30Mar1903, Sheridan, Wyoming, Anna Snook. Enlisted in 1898 Co. C from SD and went from San Francicco to Phillippines. Wounded through the right lung and received Congretional Medal and Purple Hear for his service during Spanish American War. A Stationery Eng. and Barber. Mems. Church of God. Last Res: 2826 SW 32nd Ct., Miami, Florida. He d 11Apr1940. CH:
a) Herbert I Leroy, b 4Aug1904, m 8Jan1927, Miami, FL, Maria E Hutchens. Res. 4731 Glen Ivy, Laverne, Calif. CH:
i) John Herbert, b 10Nov1927, m 28Sep1945 Emma Lee Gunter. US Navy 1945. CH:
aa) Robin Luann, b 29Mar1954
bb) Heidi Lynn, b 19Oct1955
b) Eugene Hiram, b 29Dec1906, m 1st 1Jan1927 Bessie Hunter, m 2nd 10Dec1947 Lillian Brown. CH: by 1st wife
A) Betty Gene, b 13May1931, d Aug1932
B Dorothy Arlean, b 30Aug1937, m 29May1959 Richard W Kelley
CH by 2nd wife:
C) Eugene Hiram, Jr, b 5Jan1949
D) Herbert Leroy II, b 127Sep1950
E) Janice Ann, b 23May1952
F) Bennie Wayne, b 8Aug1954
G) Judith Almira, b 19Jul1956
c) Leslie Benjamin, b 12May1918, m 14Jan1940 Verlie Iley. CH:
A) Joan Sharon, b 21Aug1941, m 14May1961 Geo. Nichols
2.) Nellie Irene, b 18Aug1879, m 25Dec1901 Richard Owens, b 1877, d 1941. She d 8Sep1947. CH:
a.) Grace Benedict Owens, m Edward Wobbenhorst. Res R # 13, Box 240, Indianapolis, Ind.
3.) Violet E, b 7Jan1888 Springfield, SD, m 17Jun1908 Julius Engel. Res: Island Park, R # 3, Mound, Minn. No CH.
4.) Clinton Frederick, b 21Sep1893 Springfield, SD., m 1st 23Mar1913 Sarah Evaline Bateman, m 2nd Bernice, m 3rd ?. Res 332 West Work St., Sheridan, Wyo. He d 1961. Married Sarah at Dietz, Wyoming, she d 22Aug1890 Marshall, Neb. d 9Oct1955 CH:
a.) Vera Marie, b 12Apr1914, m 31Dec1938 Laverne Raisbeck Horsley. Res 321 S 5th, Livingston, Mont. CH:
A) Raymond Raisbeck Horsley, b 12Feb1940
B) Ruth Ann Horsley, b 18Nov1941
C) Patsey Lee Horsley, b 18Oct1943
D) Jack Laverne Horsley, b 6Oct1945
b.) Rev Raymond Clinton Benedict Knapp, b 23Aug1919 Acme, Wyo. Legally changed name to Knapp in 1938, m 4Nov1945 Louise J Kidd. US Army, discharged 1945. Grad Coll Jun 1946 & Sem at Philadelphia 1949. Ordained July 1949 at Kemmerer, Wyo. Coll. Chaplin at Univ. of Wyo. Res Box 862, Laramie, Wyo. CH:
A) Candice Louisa Knapp, b 27Oct1951
B) Melanie Lynn Knapp, b 18Jun1956
5.) Myrtle F, b 24Dec1895, m 12May1915 William L Schneider. Res: Tyndall, SD. CH:
a.) Leinod Schneider, b 1918 Gettsburg, SD
b.) William L Schneider, JAr., b 1923 Pittsburg, PA
c.) Virginia Schneider, b 1925 Grant, Neb
d.) James Schneider, b 1927 Scotland, SD
e.) JoEllen Schneider, b 1930 Tyndall, SD
II) - John E Benedict, b 15Sep1858
III) - Ernest Herbert, b 14Aug1863, m 12Sep1894 Gay Vlena Bailey, b 28Apr1876, d 3Jul1931. Editor of Tyndell Tribune. He d 9Dec1902 at Tyndall, SD. CH:
1. Irene Ruth, b 18Sep1897, m 1st 22Apr1916 Robert Gordon Matthews, m 2nd Benjamin John Schaeffer. Converted to Catholic faith. Summer Res: Box 313 Bethleham, NH, Winter Res: 396 Paso Robles Dr., Santa Barbara, Calif. CH:
a.) Robert Gordon Mathews, Jr. b 7Mar1917, m 13Jun1942 Mary Marcell Bovee, b 26Feb1920.
IV) - Gertrude H., b 21Aug1867, d 1907, m Mr Bowen


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