Benjamin Curtis Freet

Male 1830 - 1897  (66 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Curtis Freet 
    Born 23 Sep 1830  Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 May 1897  Garwin, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crystal Cemetery Garwin, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5966779955  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2009 

    Father Meshach Freet,   b. 1799, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1889, Wood County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Lydia Ann Green,   b. 15 Sep 1806, Dublin, County, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1873, Bettsville, Senaca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1827  Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F246719069257  Group Sheet

    Family Catharine Eby,   b. 22 Nov 1829, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1898, Garwin, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 08 Oct 1851  Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Freet,   b. 26 Feb 1853, Howard, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1853, Howard, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Olive Freet,   b. 21 Dec 1854, Howard, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1935, Toledo, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Aletha Freet,   b. 31 Dec 1856, Howard, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1942, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Ida Mae Freet,   b. 25 Feb 1859, Carlton, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1948, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Findley F Freet,   b. 02 Jul 1861, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1872, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     6. Edmund Freet,   b. 26 Sep 1863, Garwin, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1950, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Lyman Curtis Freet,   b. 21 Jan 1866, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1934, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Alice Freet,   b. 25 Mar 1869, Garwin, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1939, Garwin, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Benjamin Alpha Freet,   b. 11 Aug 1870, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1955, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Natalie Freet,   b. 28 Mar 1874, Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1877, Tamya County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F5381558047  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1830 - Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Benjamin Freet and Catharine Eby
    Benjamin Freet and Catharine Eby
    From Sandra Mutchler, Joseph/Freet Family Tree

    Headstones
    Benjamin Freet and Catharine Eby
    Benjamin Freet and Catharine Eby
    Personal Collection

  • Notes 
    • From Mike and Sandy at mutchmj@yahoo.com 03/2009

      Benjamin and Catherine Eby were married in Ohio. Their first child was born there, probably in Bowling Green,Wood county. She was born in Feb. 1853 and lived one day. Then their second child Olive was born in Tama county, Iowa on December 21,1854. They settled in an area of the county just east of the present town of Garwin.

      Family folklore says that when the community wanted to name the town there was some discussion and it was decided that the men should have a foot race and the winner would give the town a name. The race was run and won----a tie by two men. Their names are not known to the author, however one began with the letter G and the other with the letter R. It was decided to put them together and the result was G and R win. Making the name GARWIN.

      The Freets lived in a log cabin for many years and they raised their family there. Benjamin and Catherine had ten children, nine of which were born in this part of Iowa. Their first born died before they came and later two more children would not reach adulthood. Finley lived less than 9 years and Natalie, their youngest child passed at the age of three.

      Our Ancestor Benjamin Alpha lived to within days of his 85th birthday. And he lived all of his years in and around Garwin. In his later years he would spend extended periods with his daughter Thelma who lived in the St. Louis, MO area. - Nora Yahl

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      Obit
      Benjamin Freet died at his home in this place Saturday morning after a lingering illness of more than a year, aged 66 year, 7 months and 7 days. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Odenweller, of Whitten, in the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment was in Crystal cemetery. The service was largely attended the church being packed and many unable to gain admission at all.

      The deceased was born in Maryland married in 1851 and in 1854 came to this state. He was the father of 10 children, 7 of whom, 3 sons and 4 daughters with the wife and mother, survive to mourn his departure. Mr. Freet was among our earliest settlers and had a large circle of friends who join in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.



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