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BENZING, Thomas and Elizabeth "Lizzie"

ArtEvans

Brummie babby
Interested in any information regarding Thomas Benzing, born 1872, who married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Tomkins (perhaps Evans) in July 1896 in Wolverhampton and thereafter resided in Birmingham. I have an image of two of their daughters c1913, Ivy and Elsie Benzing. Particularly interested in Elizabeth, who survived until January 1963 at the same residence in Aston, Birmingham.
 

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MWS

master brummie
Nice pictures.

Quite elusive. All the children seem to be listed with mmn Tomkins. There is also a William Benzing (a relation?) that married an Elizabeth Stride Hall.

Coincidently - or not - they both have daughters named Elsie May b1898 & 1898.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Not quite sure what you already know. Do you have census info, also any births, marriages or deaths? If you let us know we will try to fill gaps.
 

MWS

master brummie
Thomas & William appear to be brothers, sons of John & Hannah. Benzing seems to be a corruption of Benson, father John appears to be always listed as Benson.
 

MWS

master brummie
John (father of Thomas & William) was the son of a German immigrant Martin Benging (1851 census). John is listed as Benzin on his marriage to Hannah Mason.

What Benzing started out as I'm not sure, there are a number of variations. Martin is listed as being born 1800 Wurtemburg on the 1871 census.

Intriguingly there is actually a baptism for a Johann Martin Benzing 17 Feb 1800 in Wurrtemburg, son of Johannes and Ann Maria. Martin's eldest child seems to be called Maria.
 
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MWS

master brummie
And returning to Elizabeth, she is listed as living at 18 Broom Hall Grove with Thomas & daughter Olive on the 1939 register. However by 1955 she is living at 37 Wellfield Road, still with daughter Olive.
 

Marie Benzing

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Nice pictures.

Quite elusive. All the children seem to be listed with mmn Tomkins. There is also a William Benzing (a relation?) that married an Elizabeth Stride Hall.

Coincidently - or not - they both have daughters named Elsie May b1898 & 1898.
Hi I am the youngest Grandaughter of William Benzing and Elizabeth Stride Hall
 
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