Name: Benjamin (christened Bernhard, aka Bernhardt) Friedrich Schwitters
Born: Sometimes listed as Feb 17, 1867 in Germany, but that was only weeks after the death of the twins. Better record: 6am Mar 22 1868 at Alt Mitteldeich, Berdum, Ostfriesland, Prussia.
Spouse: Married Elcina Fischer on February 17 1897 in Carroll, Iowa.
Notes: Left Germany with his parents on April 3 1869. Lived in Sac City, Iowa in 1920.
Nieces were said to love the rare visits from Uncle Ben, who was a real schmoozer.