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William Fremont Benedict

Reference: 144.447.162

Born Born 7 Dec 1885
Died Died 20 June 1965 at Wallaceburg, Kent Co., Ontario
Married Married 22 Feb 1909 to Wilhelmine Steinhopf

Photo Album - a collection of photos and documents for William Fremont Benedict and family.



  1. William Stanley Benedict; b. 1910
  2. Winfield Gerald Benedict
  3. Elmer Garnet Benedict; b. 1920
  4. John Allen Benedict; b. 1924
  5. Ian Beverly Benedict; b. 1926

The Parents of William

Williamís Early Years

William went to Michigan to work in his teens and was employed at the Military Academy at Orchard Lake1.

William and Wilhelmine Steinhopf

Wilhelmine was a daughter of Fred Steinhopf of Burnside, Michigan and was born in 1886.

In 1915 they purchased a 45-acre farm next to his parents in Canada. He planted the entire farm to fruit trees and was still operating it in 1962 with the help of his son John. William was P.M. of St. Clair Masonic Lodge, Sombra and Becher Orange Lodge and a member of the official board of the church. Wilhelmine held offices in the Lutheran church, and was W.M. of the Eastern Star, Sombra and Lady Orange Lodge at Becher. She died on March 20, 1961.

They resided at rural route #4, Wallaceburg, Kent Co., Ontario.

The Final Years for William



William Benedict, 79, of RR4, Wallaceburg, died Sunday in the Sydenham District Hospital.
Born in Chatham Township, he was a lifelong area resident and had, for many years, operated Market Garden Farm on the Snye.
Surving are sons, Stanley and John of Wallaceburg, Winfred of Windsor, Elmer of Teeswater and Ian of Becher; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Turner and Mrs. Susan McCandish, both of Wallaceburg, also survive.
- from The Chatham Daily News, Monday 21 June 1965, page 16

Mrs. William (Wilhelmina) Benedict passed away at the family residence No. 40 Highway early Monday.
Born in Michigan 74 years ago, Mrs. Benedict helped her husband operate a market-garden farm on the Snye.
Mrs. Benedict was a member of the Whitebread United Church, a member of the Eastern Star of Sombra and a member of the Becher Orange Lodge.
Surviving beside her husband William are six sons, Stanly of Wallaceburg, Dr. Winfred of Windsor, Elmer of Gerogetown, John ad home and Ian of Wallaceburg. Sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive, as well as one sister, Mrs. Ed Seeley of Michigan and one brother, Adolf Steinkoph of Howell, Michigan.
- from The Chatham Daily News, Tuesday, 21 March 1961, page 3


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 03 Mar 2006
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