Ferdinand Buri
(1819-)
Maria Anna Scherer
(1820-)
Johann Heinrich Papenkuhl
(1839-)
Emma Franziska Alwine Vogelmann
(1839-)
Hubert Bury
(1857-1912)
Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl
(1866-1904)
Helen Catherine Bury
(1885-1973)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Charles Edwin Henry Worman
2. Horace Nelson Benfield

Helen Catherine Bury 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 30 Apr 1885, Lennep, Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DEU 6 7 8 13
  • Marriage (1): Charles Edwin Henry Worman on 2 Sep 1902 in Salisbury Twp.: Emmaus Moravian Church, Lehigh, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (2): Horace Nelson Benfield on 13 Jun 1905 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 5 6
  • Died: 25 Oct 1973, Quakertown, Bucks, PA at age 88 7 8 13 14
  • Buried: 27 Oct 1973, Emmaus: Moravian Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 8

   Another name for Helen was Helene Bury.15

  Death Notes:

A copy of Helen Benfield's death certifcate was obtained from Pennsylvania. Written in 1973, the informant who supplied the information for the death certificate is listed as Helen Barnes, her niece.

The death certificate states Helen (Bury) Benfield was born 30 Apr 1885 in Essen, Germany, and died on 23 Oct 1973 at age 88.

Her father is listed as Hubert Bury and her mother as Martha Papenkuhl. Helen was widowed. Her mailing address at that time was 2524 W. Emmaus Avenue in Allentown, PA, on the road between that city and Emmaus, and her place of residence is recorded as Lehigh County, but she died 12 miles from there in Quakertown in Burks County at the Yingst Nursing Home. The cause of death was cardiac arrest folllowing ASHD due to hypertension due to senility.

She was buried on 10/27/73 at the Old Moravian Cemetery and the undertaker was J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home in Allentown.

  Burial Notes:

Her death certificate says "Old Moravian Cemetery" in Emmaus.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She was naturalized according to the 1930 US Census in 1885.

2. She immigrated on the ship Eider, sailing from Bremen, Germany, last from Southampton, England, arriving on 18 Jul 1885 to New York, New York, NY. 15 In the ship's passenger register are:
Burg, Huber, age 28, laborer, from Annaberg, Germany
Burg, Martha, age 18, wife, from Lennep, Germany
Burg, Helene, age 2 months, from Lennep, Germany

The Eider was a new ship built in 1883. It was a 4722 gross ton iron built vessel, built by John Elder & Co. of Glasgow, for Norddeutscher Lloyd. Her dimensions were length 429.8 ft x beam 47 ft, straight stem, two funnels, four masts, single screw and a speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 120-1st class, 130-2nd class and 1,000-3rd class passengers. She was launched on 15 Dec 1883 and left Bremen for Southampton and New York on her maiden voyage on 19 Mar 1884. She left Bremen on her last voyage on 31 Jan 1892 and stranded on Atherfield Ledge, Isle of Wight, was refloated and scrapped.

3. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Salisbury Twp., Lehigh, PA. 16 The 1900 Census for Salisbury Township in Lehigh County lists Hubert Bury, age 43, born Apr 1857 in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation jeweler, renting his home. He was married for 16 years to Martha A., wife, born Oct 1867 in Germany, parents born in Germany. In 1900 she had born seven children, four of whom were still living.
With them is daughter Helen C., born Apr 1885 in Germany, age 15, single. Helen, Hubert, and Martha all immigrated in 1886. All can read and write English. Also in the home are three children born in Pennsylvania: Frank H., born Aug 1886; Violet P., born Jun 1892; and Martin H., born Oct 1898.

[Note for researchers: Hubert is indexed in this census as Burg, not Bury, although the handwriting of the census taker clearly wrote Bury. His immigration is incorrectly reported as 1886, but should have been 1885. Further, on the ship's passenger list his name appears as Burg, not Bury!]

4. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Matrimonial: Chas. E. Worman of Emmaus and Helen Bury of Allentown were married by Rev. S. H. Gapp at the Moravian parsonage at Emmaus., 4 Sep 1902, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 17

5. She was confirmed on 5 Apr 1903 in Emmaus, Lehigh, PA. 18 Confirmation Record in Emmaus Moravian Church record book: Helen Catherine Worman, widow of Chas. Worman, daughter of Henry Bury & his wife Martha now members m. n. Papenkuhl born at Lennep, Germany, Apr. 30th 1885, baptized May 21st 1885.

6. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 5 Horace N. Benfield, age 27, occupation house painter, is listed living at 229 West Street in Allentown in the 1910 Census in enumeration district 0160 as visit 0151. Living with him is his wife, Helen, age 24, whose birthplace is listed as Germany and 1885 as the year she immigrated, which is her year of birth. She was married to Horace for 4 years at in 1910 had no children born. Her marital status is listed as M2, to indicate this was her second marriage -- Horace is listed as M1. Also in the household is brother-in-law Frank H. Bury, age 23, single, bookkeeper in a cement mill; sister-in-law Violet P. Bury, age 17, single, stichery in a shoe factory; and brother-in-law Martin H. Bury, age 11, single. Horace and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Frank, Violet, and Martin were born in Pennsylvania with both parents born in Germany.

7. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: "Personals. Miss Lizzie Knerr, Mr. And Mrs. H. Benfield, Martin Bury, Allentown, and W. Sotzing, Brooklyn, were the guests of Mr. And Mrs. F. H. Bury, 1014 Main St.", 27 Feb 1912, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 19

8. She resided at 232 North St. Cloud St., Allentown, PA in Sep 1918 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20

9. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 21 The 1920 Census shows that renting a home at 938 Hamilton Street in Allentown was the household of Horace N. Benfield, age 37, paper hanger, living with wife Helen C., age 34. Living with them are Martin H. Bury, brother in law, 21, a purchasing agent in a steel works; and Helen B. Hale, age 6 [Helen's neice who is the daughter of Violet P. Bury]. Helen's parents were both born in Germany, as was she, and her date of immigration is listed as 1887 [although it really was 1885.]

10. She had a residence in 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. The 1930 census recorded renting at 938 Hamilton St: Horace M. Benfield, paper hanger and painter, 47, living with wife Helen C., 44; and Helen's niece, Helen B. Hale, 16. Helen C. and her parents were born in Germany, the others in Pennsylvania.

11. She resided at 127 N Franklin St., Allentown, PA on 29 Oct 1938 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9

12. She appeared on the census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 22 The 1940 census recorded renting at 241 Ninth St: Helen Hale, nurse in doctor's office, 26, single, born in Pennsylvania, living with her aunt, Helen Benfield, widow, 55, born in Germany. They were in the same place in 1935. Hale had 3 years of college education, Benfield had completed the 8th grade. Hale had earned $1200 in 1939.

13. She had a residence on 17 Jun 1959 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 11


Helen married Charles Edwin Henry Worman, son of Edwin Henry Worman and Susanna Moll, on 2 Sep 1902 in Salisbury Twp.: Emmaus Moravian Church, Lehigh, PA.1 2 3 4 (Charles Edwin Henry Worman was born on 5 Aug 1881 in Salisbury Twp.: Salzburg, Lehigh, PA 2 3 23, christened on 4 Sep 1881 in Salisbury Twp.: Emmaus Moravian Church, Lehigh, PA,2 3 died on 14 Jan 1903 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1 2 3 17 and was buried on 22 Jan 1903 in Emmaus: Moravian Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 2 3.)


  Marriage Notes:

From the church record book: "1902 Sept 2nd Worman: I hereby certify, that Charles E. Worman, sinlge member of this congregation, son of Ed. Worman, born in Salzburg Aug. 5th 1881, and Helen Bury, of Allentown, were by me united in marriage on the 2nd day of September, 1902, in accordance with License No 12079 issued by the County Orphan's Court of Allentown, Pa. S. H. Gapp, pastor." 2 3

Helen next married Horace Nelson Benfield, son of John Henry Benfield and Emma Louisa Nuss, on 13 Jun 1905 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.5 6 (Horace Nelson Benfield was born on 6 May 1883 in Clayton, Berks, PA, USA,6 9 24 died on 29 Oct 1938 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 9 25 and was buried on 1 Nov 1938 in Allentown: Union-West End Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 9 25.)


Sources


1 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Salisbury Township, Series: T625 Roll: 1590 Page: 195.

2 Moravian Historical Society (214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064-2209. (610) 759-5070. www.moravianhistoricalsociety.org), Letter 13 Apr 2006.

3 Emmaus Moravian Church (146 Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049-4009).

4 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Reel 539, Lehigh > Emmaus > Moravian Church, image 400.

5 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown Ward 11, Roll 1364 Book 1, Page 230.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF4X-6VZ Horace N. Benfield and Helen Worman, 13 Jun 1905; citing Lehigh, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,080,096.

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17239708&.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 89943. Horace N. Benfield. Father John Benfield. Mother Emma Nuss. Spouse Helen K. Bury.

10 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Reel 539, Lehigh > Emmaus > Moravian Church, image 375. Confirmation, Helen Catherine Worman.

11 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 18 Jun 1959, page 55. Obituary of Frank H. Bury.

12 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 25 Jul 1904, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Herbert Bury.

13 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Certificate # 3068462.

14 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), PA Death Certificate 9649373.

15 Glazier, Ira A. and Filby, P. William, editors, Germans to America (Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, Delaware. 1996.), Vol. 52, July 1885 - April 1886, Page 28.

16 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Salisbury Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1429 Page: 300.

17 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 4 Sep 1902, page 6. Marriage of Helen Bury and Chas. E. Worman.

18 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Reel 539, Lehigh > Emmaus > Moravian Church, image 375. Confirmation, Helen Catherine Worman. 1903.

19 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 27 Feb 1912, page 2.

20 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6JT-F95 Horace Nelson Benfield FHL microfilm 1,852,508.

21 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown Ward 3, Series: T625 Roll: 1588 Page: 124.

22 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQC9-VZ2 Helen Hale and Helen Benfield, Ward 4, Allentown, Allentown City, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-10, sheet 15B, family 359.

23 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Salisbury Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1429 Page: 296.

24 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Ward 19, Roll 1460 Book 2, Page 186.

25 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 1 Nov 1938 Edition: Obituary for Horace Benfield.



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