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BEHNER FAMILY STORY

History posted by Scott Behner Johoun Luhung Behner Descendents (b. 17** Grafenhausen, Wurttemburg, Germany) on Ancestry.com on 19 Jan 2003

John Behner (b. 1815 Grafenhausen, Wurttemburg, Germany) parents were Johoun Luhung Behner (b. 17** Grafenhausen, Wurttemburg, Germany) and married in Wurttemburg, Germany to Sarah Konig (b. 17** Wurttemburg, Germany). The story goes that Johoun was either a successful Brewmeister or Mayor of Grafenhausen. This information came from Dick Behner of Kansas (dated 05/15/94) after reviewing Frederick George Behner, Jr. (b. 1907) notes left by his father Frederick George Behner (b. 1874 Millbury, OH d. 1968 Lakeland, FL).

Story goes as follows:
John Behner immigrated 1833 (Age 18) from Grafenhausen, Wurttemburg, Germany to Liverpool Township, Medina County, Ohio with brother Gottlieb Frederick (15) and cousin John G Behner (26) and his wife Catherine (24) who was pregnant with their first child, Jacob (b 1833). Cousin John G. acquired some farm land (160 acres?) with John & Gottlieb (living in barn) helped till the soil, feed the ox & milk the cow. The brothers wern't pennieless because their father Johoun Luhung was either a successful Brewmeister or Mayor of Grafenhausen, Wurttemburg, Germany. Within a few years (probably 7-8) brother Gottlieb wooed and won a raving beauty from Bavaria Catherine B. Bowman. At same time John had eyes for another Babarian stunner, Maria Elizabeth. By the time the nuptials were sealed, John had acquired some acreage (80 acres?) a mile or two down the road from cousin John G's spread. By this time, brother Gottlieb was a full-time preacher (German Methodist) and moved in with John. Cousin John G. wasn't happy with his relatives moving out on their own, so he and Catherine had their first son Jacob begin to work the land. Cousin John G. would go on to have 4 girls before his youngest George was born (15 years).

John & wife Liz (Maria Elizabeth) were quite prolific having a total of 12 offspring, one every two years. Their middle son Henry M. was born deaf/mute and John (52) & Liz (43) gave birth to their youngest son Sanford in 1868.

John's 3rd son Franklin Gottlieb (b. 1851) was adept at maintaining his dad John's rolling stock (carts, wagons, plows, etc). Since John, John Jr. & Sylvanus were working the land, it fell on Frankie's shoulders to keep the equipment in good repair. He knew, however that not the first born son, he would never inherit the farm. Around 1878, Frank decided that he didn't want to work for his dad John forever & moved about 15 miles W to Lagrange Township in Lorain County. Once there he drew on his learned craft, opened up shop and eventually became one of the best known wagon makers in the area. He met & courted a local girl, Rettah (Aretta) Rienhart & they were married in 1881. IN January 1883 they had their first child, Ethel. In October of 1887 their second child Harland was born & 12 years later they adopted Baby Ruth b. 1899. In the meantime business was so good that Frank needed help and recruited his little brother Sanford to move from his father John's farm to help make wagons in Lagrange Township.

Anyone else want to fill in the missing pieces, please feel happy to do so!!!

1. JOHOUN LUHUNG BEHNER (b. 17**)
In 1833 the Behner brothers, John (b. 1815) age 15 [Ken's Great-Great Grandfather] and Gottlieb Frederick (b. 1 Sep 1818) age 15 emigrated from Grafenhausen Wurttemburg - Germany to Liverpool Township, Medina County, Ohio with their cousin, John G. ...
2. JOHN G. BEHNER (b. 1807)
John G. ...
3. CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB BEHNER, SR. (b. 1815)
Christian Gottliebe Behner, Sr. ...
4. GOTTLIEB FREDERICK BEHNER (b. 1 Sep 1818)
Gottlieb Frederick Behner ...
5. SARAH CATHERINE BEHNER (b. 17 Sep 1858)
Sarah Catherine Behner ...

>>ANCESTORS<<
Johoun Luhung Behner
(b. 17**)
John G. Behner
(b. 1807)
Christian Gottlieb Behner, Sr.
(b. 1815)
Gottlieb Frederick Behner
(b. 1 Sep 1818)
Sarah Catherine Behner
(b. 17 Sep 1858)
Milford Herbert Behner
(b. 24 Mar 1910)
Chester Harland Behner
(b. 12 Oct 1911)

WAECHTER FAMILY STORY

1. Bernard Joseph Waechter (b. 1920)
Bernie was the eldest of four to Leo Victor Waechter (b. 1893) and Josephine Irene Huber (b. 1891) while living in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio.

>> GRANDPARENTS <<
Joseph Waechter
(b. 18**)
Elizabeth M. Schuler
(b. 1867)
>> PARENTS <<
Leo Victor Waechter
(b. 1893)
Josephine Irene Huber
(b. 1891)
>> SPOUSE <<
Anne Marie Ference
(b. 26 Apr 1921)
>> CHILDREN <<
Julieanne Waechter
(b. 28 Mar 1947)

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