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BENBENNICK family information

1971 Michael John BENBENNICK

Born 14 Nov 1952. Works Lockheed Martin.

1972 Christine Rae BENBENNICK

Born 25 Jan 1954 in Humboldt county, California to Dora (SCOTT) and Vincent J BENBENNICK. Married Dana ELKINS.

1973 Theresa A BENBENNICK

Born 18 Nov 1957; married Bruce A GILLEY on 16 Feb 1985, in Sonoma county CA.


The BENBENNICK family arrived in America from Russia on 2 December 1856, aboard the ship Amalie from Bremen, Germany. Michael and Josefine "BEMBENECK" arrived with three sons (August, Herman and Michael), and were processed through Castle Garden immigration center, NYC.

On 28 Jun 1860, the family was in Sterling twp, Macomb County, Michigan, and comprised: Albert, 1 MI, with parents Michael Ben BENNECH, 34 PRU, farmer; Usepha, 33 PRU; Court 8, Herman 5, Michael 4, all b PRU; Mena 2 MI. — census page 85.

On 27 Jul 1870, the family was in Clinton twp, Macomb Co MI, p24 Albert, 11 MI, with parents Michael BENICK 48 PRU and Josephine 43 PRU; siblings Herman 15 PRU, Michael 14 PRU, Minnie 12 MI, Josephine 7 MI, and Emma 4 MI. — census page 24.

On 10 Jun 1880, the family was still in Clinton twp, Macomb Co MI, and comprised Albert, 21 MI, with his parents and siblings. See 1880 census transcript.

On 11 Jun 1900, Albert G BENBENNICK, age 40, and his family lived in Port Orchard, Kitsap county WA. The family comprised: Albert G, b May 1860 MI, Real Estate agent, married 15 years; wife Emma E, 35, b Apr 1865 IN, 4 births, 3 living; children William, b Aug 1887 NE; Minnie, b Oct 1889 WA; & George, b Jul 1891 WA. —census ED 120, page 9A

On 22 Apr 1910, the family lived at 915 Washington St, Bremerton, Kitsap, WA, and comprised: Albert G, 46, real estate agent, married 25 years; Emma 45 IN, 4 births, 3 living [all at home], incl William 22 WA, Winona 20 WA, Geo 18 WA. — census ED226 page 11A [23]

On 3 Jan 1920, the family lived at 1018 Washington Ave, Bremerton, Kitsap, WA. Vincent is listed as A G Jr, son of Elbert 60 GER (retired) and Tena 36 Austria, immig 1896; also in HH is George, 26 WA, listed as son of Elbert. AG Jr is 21 months. This suggests Tena is wife #2, and not the mother of George. — census, ED50, page 2B marriage certificate

George A BENBENNICK served in the Army from 4 Nov 1917 until 14 Oct 1919, discharged as Corporal. He married Ellen VENNESTRAND on 14 Aug 1924, Kitsap Co WA. George died Sep 1967; Ellen died Jan 1968.

On 10 Apr 1930, Vincent (listed as "Junior Vincent"), age 12 WA, lived with his parents at 1427 Burwell St, Bremerton, Kitsap, WA. Albert G, 71 MI, married age 58, not working; wife Christina, 46 France (parents b France), married age 33, immigrated 1896, naturalized citizen. — census, ED 18-9, page 10B marriage certificate

Vincent John BENBENNICK married Dora Rae SCOTT, both of Bremerton WA, on 1 Dec 1947. They are the parents of Michael '71, Christina '72, & Theresa '73 BENBENNICK. He later married Norma B WARD.

from a 1988 article on sleepy Seaside OR, in the Oregonian:

On even the warmest of January mornings, Seaside doesn't crawl out of bed until 10 am. . . . Lovers of the fish and chips at Norma's have been scratching at the closed doors since Oct. 12, knowing the proprietor, Norma Benbennick, won't be back until mid-March. Norma is in Hawaii, reports Dale Richards at Columbia Books, right next door. "Norma," Richards notes, "does quite well in the summer."



Vincent John BENBENNICK, 1918 ~ 2007

Vincent J BENBENNICK, age 89, of Seaside OR, passed away on Monday, 17 Dec 2007, in Seaside. He was born 6 March 1918 in Bremerton WA to Albert George and Tina BENBENNICK.

Vincent operated Norge Village Laundry and Dry Cleaning in Coeur d'Alene for many years. He also owned and operated Norma's (Restaurant, in Seaside) with his wife, Norma who died in 1993. Vince then retired and did volunteer work at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. He was a member of the Seaside American Legion, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, and an honorary member of the Seaside Elks Lodge.

Vincent is survived by his son, Michael J '71 BENBENNICK, Canyon Country CA; daughters Christine Rae '72 (Dana) ELKINS, Federal Way WA; and Theresa A '73 (Bruce) GILLEY, Herndon VA. He is also survived by his granddaughter and husband, Carly (Clint) KACALEK, Federal Way; grandsons Nolan GILLEY, Herndon; Casey ELKINS, Federal Way; granddaughter, Jordan GILLEY, Herndon; great-grandchildren Judge and Lane KACALEK, Federal Way; and his good buddy, Dale GRAY.

Visitation for Vincent, and recitation of the Rosary, at Hughes-Ransom Mortuary, Seaside. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday 20 Dec 2007, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Seaside. Private interment will be at St Thomas Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene.

—from Daily Astorian, (with photo); also, published in Cd'A Press

Vince's cousin, George BENBENNICK [1910-2002], also died at Seaside OR. See obituary in Kitsap Sun.

Norma (WARD) BENBENNICK, born 18 Jul 1925, died 8 Dec 1993, and is buried in Brethren cemetery, Dallas county, Iowa, near her parents' graves.

Vince's sister, Minnie, born Oct 1889, died Oct 1951, both in Washington. Minna A BENBENNICK married on 19 Aug 1914 to Oscar R KING in Bremerton.

Vince's mother, Christina [Tena], born c 1884, died March 1965 in Washington.


George [1891 - 1967] BENBENNICK (Vince's uncle)

George L [1910 - 2002] BENBENNICK (Vince's cousin)

Norma B (WARD) [1925 - 1993] BENBENNICK

15 June 2009