Benjamin FLEMING

Benjamin FLEMING

Male 1833 - 1912  (79 years)

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  • Name Benjamin FLEMING 
    Born 21 May 1833  Wells Twp., Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 23 Sep 1850  Southport, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1850 US Federal 
    • in the Thomas Fleming household. Enumerated were Thomas age 58 a farmer born in NJ; Rachel age 58 born in NJ; Maria age 27 born in NJ; Harriet 23 born in NJ; Pamela age 20 born in NY; Benj. age 18 born in PA; Phoebe age 25 born in NJ; and Charles Quimby age 6 born in PA.
    Died 28 Sep 1912  Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stevens Point Journal ~ Stevens Point, WI ~ 5 October 1912 ~ Pg _ Col 4

      Benjamin Fleming, one of the early settlers on the town of Amherst, sank quietly into the last sleep at about 7 o'clock last Saturday evening. Mr. Fleming had been in poor health for the past two years but had been confined to his bed only a few weeks. Friends who called upon and conversed with him about the middle of last Saturday afternoon had no idea that the end was so near, though at that time he expressed the opinion that he would never be able to leave his bed again.
      Late that afternoon, when Mrs. Marion Fleming, his daughter-in-law, went into his room, he was apparently sleeping. Some time later, when the son visited him, he was dead, and so the exact time that the great change occured is not known, but it was at about 7 o'clock.
      Mr. Fleming, who had been a resident of Amherst for more than half a century, had a large acquaintance in the county, especially among the older residents. He had filled a number of local offices, including that of deputy game warden in the county for a number of years. He was in the seventy-ninth year of his age. Mrs. Fleming died about ten years ago, and since then he had lived with his son on the home farm near the village of Amherst. The only member of his family who survives him is his son, Marion.
      The death of Mr. Fleming marks the passing of another who took part in the Civil war. At Amherst, Feb. 1, 1865, he enlisted in Co. "B," 46th Wisconsin infantry, and was mustered out on June 5 of the same year, on accounty of the close of the war.

      Stevens Point Journal ~ Stevens Point, WI ~ October 1912 Pg _ Col 3
      Amherst

      The funeral of Benjamin Fleming, notice of whose death appeared in a previous issue of the Journal, was held from his old home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Kramer of the M. E. church officiating. The pallbearers were P. N. Peterson, E. N. Wold, C. N. Fenton, O. O. Penny, A. J. Luce and F. O. Adams. Mr. Fleming settled on the hold homestead more than half a century ago-- to be exact, 59 years, adn was prominently identified with the growth and development during the earlier stages of its history. Only a few of these early settlers now survive and their ranks are being steadily thinned. The passing of each in turn awakens fond and interesting reminiscenses of the early days of this section, when men like Mr. Fleming came to what was then the frontier west, to turn the wilderness into the abode of civilized habitation. In this work Mr. Fleming bore his share and thereby gained for himself and honorable niche in the history of Amherst. Born at Trenton, N. J. May 21, 1833, Mr. Fleming came to Portage county in 1853 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fleming, one brother, Wm. V., and five sisters, Mrs. Wm. Rice, Mrs. Reuben Thompson, Mrs. A. Ryerson, Mrs. Wm. and Mrs. Robert Wilson. Each in turn settled on farms adjoining one another, forming a colony of relatives, who have all passed to the great beyond except one sister, Mrs. Wm. Wilson. Mr. Fleming was married to Miss Anne Loing i May 1857, and to them three children were born, Mark, Ralph and Marion A., the first two dying several years ago. Marion A. lives on the homestead and had cared for his father throughout his long illness. The G.A.R., of which he was an honored member, attended the services in a body, and took charge at the grave. The out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were Mesdames W. F. Atwell, C. F. Haertel, A. C. Behrendt, Mr. and Mrs. N. Hoag, Messrs. Thomas and Rob. Wilson of Stevens Point and Mrs. Phoebe Grover of Waupaca.
    Buried 1 Oct 1912  Lower Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Lower Amherst Cemetery
    Amherst, Wisconsin 
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    Father Thomas FLEMING,   b. 1792, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1855, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Rachel VANHART,   b. 1 Jun 1792, , , New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1812  , Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna LOING,   b. 6 Jan 1836, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1905  (Age 68 years) 
    Married May 1857 
    Children 
     1. Infant Son FLEMING,   b. Jun 1858, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1858, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +2. Marion Albert FLEMING,   b. Jan 1860, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1940  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Baby Boy FLEMING,   b. Cal 21 Nov 1867, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1869, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     4. Ralph FLEMING,   b. 1869, , Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart