I am looking to learn more about my ancestors. I will provide as much information as I can find on the internet so far to further help research. My grandfather always told me that we were polish. This is what I know.
My grandfather, Wayne Wesley Benner, was born in La Porte, IN in 1927.
He was born to Darrell A Benner, born March 12th in 1903 in La Porte, IN and to Helen Benner Rejeski, born March 2nd 1900 in Pennsylvania.
Darrell Benner had a father named Alfred Sherman Benner who was apparently born Nov. 11th, 1882 in Springfield, La Porte IN.
Darrell Benner had a mother named Ada Eliza Kilmer, born Oct 22nd, 1885 in La Porte, IN.
My great, great grandfather Alfred Sherman Benner had a mother named Julia A Rhodes, born June 21st 1858 in La porte Indiana. She had a father named Benjamin Rhodes and he was apparently born somewhere in England Januray 16, 1809. Died in La porte in 1885. His father was Augustus C Benner who was born in Maine July 11 1854, his father Augustus S. Benner was also born in Maine around 1818. His parents are unkown. That’s about as far back as I can go for the Benner’s.
Great, great grandmother Ada Eliza Kilmer had a father named Edward Franklin Kilmer born Sept. 3rd 1860 in La Porte, IN. Her fathers side pops up in New York city around 1824 and that’s as far as I can go. Her mother, Anna Elizabether Phillips, born IN on Sept. 22, 1853. Parents unknown.
I know that is a lot of information to get through, just wanted to be thorough to detail what I already know for you.
I really hope this provides some insight and hope to further my research.
Thank you ten-fold in advance.