Benedict Photos

Benedetti - Benedict

A photo collection of the Benedetti brothers & their related families.  

The 4 sons of Francesco Benedetti & Domenica Gottardi were all born in Saletto, Segonzano, Trentino, Italy & immigrated to the USA. They also had a sister, Emilia Marie, born 1885 who married Emilio Zanetti & lived in Switzerland.  Francesco & Domenica had 16 children, 11 of them died young at various ages from birth to 12 years old.  

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The Michigan Benedicts

Vigilio Giuseppe Benedetti

"William G. Benedict"

1880 - 1947

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Vigilio Benedetti, a son of Francesco Benedetti & Domenica Gottardi

William Benedict & son Al.  Al's mother was Cattarina Andreatta


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Alfonso, son of Vigilio Benedetti & his first wife Cattarina Andreatta

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Anne & Ida, daughters of William Benedict & his second wife Maria Mattevi

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Ida & Rose, daughters of William Benedict & Maria Mattevi

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Anne Benedict

"My Mom"


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Anne Benedict, husband Daniel A. Sprecksel & son Daniel Bruce Sprecksel

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Rose & Ann, daughters of William Benedict & Maria Mattevi with Aunt Mary Horne Benedict & Harry Benedict's wife Kate 

{photo from Doris J. Benedict}

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Alphonse Benedict with nephews Greg Vereeke & Bruce Sprecksel

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William Benedict with grandson Greg Vereeke

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William Benedict with grandson Greg Vereeke

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Anne, a daughter of William Benedict & Maria Mattevi

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Helen, Ida, Anne & Rose Benedict, daughters of William.  Helen's mother is Cattarina Andreatta

The Ohio Benedicts

Giovanni Domenico Benedetti

"John Daniel Benedict"

1865 - 1922

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Giovanni Benedetti, a son of Francesco Benedetti & Domenica Gottardi

John Daniel Benedict & Mary Katherine Horne with Mary's young brother Sebastian Sylvester Horne

{photo from Doris J. Benedict}


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Giovanni Benedetti, a son of Francesco Benedetti & Domenica Gottardi

John Daniel Benedict & Mary Katherine Horne

{photo from Doris J. Benedict}


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Giovanni Benedetti, a son of Francesco Benedetti & Domenica Gottardi

John Daniel Benedict & Mary Katherine Horne

{photo from Doris J. Benedict}


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Mary Horne Benedict, Rose Benedict Vereeke & son Greg Vereeke

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Lewis Benedict, a son of John Daniel Benedict & Mary Horne

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Mary Horne Benedict, Ida Benedict Gustafson & daughter Carol Gustafson

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 Sons of John Daniel Benedict: Frank, Harry, Lou, Albert, George, Eugene, John & their mother Mary K. Horne Benedict

{photo from Doris J. Benedict}

The Pennsylvania Benedicts

Francesco Vigilio Benedetti

"Frank Benedict"

1875 - 1952

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Francesco Benedetti, a son of Francesco Benedetti & Domenica Gottardi

Frank Benedict & Albinia Maria Zendron

{photo from Ken Papini}


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Albinia Maria Zendron & friend

{photo from Ken Papini}


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Frank Benedict, his son Ernest & daughter Ida

{photo from Ken Papini}


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Bortolo Zendron is the father of Albinia Benedict & her brothers Giovanni, Domenic & Elia Zendron

{photo from Lynn Berreitter}


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Domenica Tomasi & Bortolo Zendron, parents of Albinia, John, Domenic & Elia Zendron

{photo from Lynn Berreitter}


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Giovanni (John) & Lodovica Zendron, parents of Helen Zendron Benedict.  They are also the  grandparents of Wilbur Marisa

Lodovica is a daughter of Bortolo Michele Zendron & Teresa Zancanella

{photo from Lynn Berreitter}


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The Eugene & Helen Benedict Family

Eugene is a son of Giovanni (John) Benedict & Mary Katherine Horn.  

{photo from Eugene Benedict Jr}


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Eugene Benedict & wife Helen Zendron & their children

Helen is a daughter of Giovanni (John) & Lodovica Zendron

{photo from Eugene Benedict Jr}


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Ida Benedict & her brother Ernest,  children of Frank Benedict & Albinia Zendron

{photo from Ken Papini}


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The Elia & Ottilia Zendron Family

Ottilia is a daughter of Costante Zendron & Maria Nussbaumer

{photo from Lynn Berreitter}


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Elia Zendron

A brother of Albinia Benedict, Domenic & John Zendron

{photo from Lynn Berreitter}


The Wisconsin Benedicts

Domenico Giacomo Benedetti

"Domenic Benedict"

1870 - 1951

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Daniel Sprecksel & Bernie Benedict, a son of Domenic Benedict  

I don't have any photos of Domenic Benedict & Mary Stadler yet.    

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Bernie & Fabian Benedict, sons of Domenic Benedict & Mary Stadler  

...The Research...

      Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.  In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. It not only restores their memory; it allows us to meet those whom we might never had known before.....

      With Cousin Doris J. Benedict's foundation research of our 4 U.S. Benedict brothers, I was able to locate them on many of the 1900 - 1930 census returns, so much of their family information is taken from those early census records.  Information on families or relatives after 1930 may not be complete, as I only have access to records prior to that time period.  Some of the later generations may have had children born after 1930 who arenít included here & comments, additions & corrections are most welcome.  Iím always looking for family data & copies of photos to add to my research & share with you.  Most of the information has been documented; a small portion needs to be verified.  There's a link on my Main Page to my "WorldConnect" site, where you can view the surnames, family trees & family information that has been gathered so far.  There's also a link at the bottom of my Main Page to email me.....

      The real break-through came in March 2003, when I obtained copies of the marriage certificate of my grandfather Vigilio (William) & his son Al's birth certificate, both from Segonzano, Tyrol.  I was then able to pin point the names of our Benedetti ancestors & the places they lived.  I ordered films of the Old Parish Registers in Trento, Tyrol that documented the Catholic Church Records exactly as they were written by the parish priests during the years 1634 - 1923.  Through hours, weeks & months of my viewing these tiny 16mm films, some of which were barely legible, I found many of our ancestors & their families.....

      Thank You to all the Benedict Cousins who have so generously shared their photos & family stories with me.  A few years ago I knew next to nothing about the Benedict family, the ancestors, the many cousins or even my own grandparents.  Today I can say I am most proud I am able to share part of their lives with youÖ..


                                                                           Cousin Sherri



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