BENZ, Fred A.: was born on July 30, 1869 in Morgan County, Missouri. He was the son of August and Elizabeth Schnabel Benz, the former a native of Germany, the latter of Illinois. August came to America in 1854 and was married to Miss Elizabeth Schnabul in 1860 in St. Louis. August served in the 5th U.S. Cavalry and was later transferred to the 4th Missouri during the Civil War. August died June 10, 1902 in Lincoln, Missouri. August and Elizabeth were the parents of: Minnie E.; George F., Henry R., Fred A., Louis, William E., James A., and Samuel W. Fred A. m. Miss Susie M. Shively, a native of Pettis county and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Shively. Fred and Susie have one son, George.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman