Biography of William H. Behnke
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Behnke, William H., Kendall, was born in Prussia, Germany, January 30, 1850. He came to America in 1871 and settled in Rochester, where he married, April 27, 1872, Henrietta Tarraschke. In February. 1877, they moved to Kendall, and have resided in their present home since 1881. Mr. Behnke has been promiently identified with the German element of the town, taking an active interest in civil, educational and religious affairs, and being with two others largely influential in establishing the German Lutheran Church and parochial school at Keudall village. His children are: Frederick W., Louisa H., William H., Edward H., Martha M., Richard W., Ella C. (who died in infancy), and Paul C.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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