Davidson and Farrier Family Histories

This is a site for us to upload family histories and pictures of our Davidson and Farrier family ancestors. I have not written most of the histories, although I have put together the timelines. The histories have been gathered from various sources, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of their information.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Antonie Benesch, 1877-1923

  • Born:  10 July 1877 (Austria or Czechoslovakia)
  • Died:  27 June 1923 (Chatham, Morris, New Jersey)
  • Parents:  John Beneś and Katrina ?
  • Spouse:  Joseph Vohnoutka (md. 21 February 1903 in Manhattan, New York, New York)
  • Children:  Josephine C. Vohnoutka, Joseph J. Vohnoutka

1877 July 10
Born in Austria or Czechoslovakia  [1]

Age 14
Immigrates to United States from Czechoslovakia  [2]

1903 February 21
Age 26
Marries Joseph Vohnoutka in Manhattan, New York, New York  [3]

1903 November 6
Age. 26
Daughter Josephine C. is born at Stanley, Morris, New Jersey  [4]

1906 February 1
Age 28
Son Joseph J. is born in New Jersey [5]

1910 April 21
Age 32
Living in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts with husband Joseph and children Josephine (age 6) and Joseph (age 2)  [6]

Age 35
Becomes naturalized citizen of the United States [2]

1920 January 5
Age 42
Living in Chatham Township, Morris, New Jersey with husband Joseph and children Josephine K (age 16) and Joseph J (age 13) [2]

1923 June 27
Age 45
Dies at Chatham, Morris, New Jersey [1]

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Antonette “Nellie” Benesch, my grandmother, the oldest of 13 children, was born in Czechoslovakia and died in the U.S. when Mama was 18 years old. I knew three of the sisters: Emma Walton, Josephine “Josie” Jackson and Anna Getts. I have a picture of Emma and Josie. All three lived on Staten Island. Keeping up with the tradition of “fine cooks” in her home country, she became assistant cook for the Ford family. (I have a copy of Joseph and Nellie’s wedding picture.)
--Joan Carol Hiebel Farrier

[1]  Letter from Audrey Hiebel Mann to Joan Hiebel Farrier (date unknown).

[2]  “United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4TY-G8B : accessed 15 Feb 2013), Joseph Vohnoutka, , Morris, New Jersey; citing enumeration district (ED)_, sheet 2A, family 27, NARA microfiom publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821060.

[3]  “New York, Marriages, 1686-1980,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F64S-WMD : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Joseph Wohnoutka and Antonie Benesch, 21 Feb 1903; citing reference k FHL microfilm 1570970.

[4]  State of New Jersey, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate and record of birth for Josephine Vohnoutka, stamped no. 35728.

[5]  "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VS6N-KMS : accessed 11 Nov 2012), Joseph Vohnoutka, 30 June 1989; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

[6]  “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2NY-L5F : accessed 15 Feb 2013), Joseph Vohnoutha, New Bedford Ward 2, Bristol, Massachusetts; citing sheet 7B, family 147, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1364591.

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