Person:Benjamin Rupert (6)

Benjamin Rupert
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Name Benjamin Rupert
Gender Male
Birth? May 1, 1805 Pennsylvania, United States
Death? March 16, 1884 Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
  1.   1850 Census at
    Dubuque county, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
    House Number: 1493
    Family Number: 1541
    Line Number: 40
    Affiliate Publication Number: M432
    Affiliate Film Number: 183
    GS Film number: 7792
    Digital Folder Number: 004181031
    Image Number: 00597

    Benjamin Rupert; M; 45; PA
    Hannah Rupert; F; 40; Pennsylvania
    Wm Augustus Rupert; M; 15; Pennsylvania
    Joseph H K Rupert; M; 14; Pennsylvania
    Francis Rupert; M; 7; Iowa
    Mary Kelly; F; 19; Pennsylvania
  2.   1860 Census at
    City of Dubuque
    Affiliate Publication Number: M653
    GS Film number: 803320
    Digital Folder Number: 4218128
    Image Number: 00480
    Beng Rupert 54 PA
    Hannah Rupert 50 PA
    Frances R. Rupert 17 IA
    William A. Rupert 25 PA (probably not living here)
    Joseph K Rupert 23 PA (probably not living here)
  3.   BENJAMIN RUPERT, Deputy Surveyor of Customs; is a native of the city of Philadelphia, and was born May 1, 1805; he grew up to manhood and lived there until coming to Iowa; he arrived in Dubuque June 5, 1836, and began working at the trade of carpenter and joiner; he continued building until 1852, when he was elected Clerk of the Courts, and held that office until 1859; when the City Court was established he served as clerk for two years. In 1831,he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Dungan, a native of Philadelphia; they have two children; one son- J.K. Rupert, and one daughter- Frances, now Mrs. A. G. Chapin, living here; they lost one son- William. Mr. Rupert is prominently connected with the fraternity of Odd Fellows, and has been a member of the Order over fifty years; he is a member of Harmony Lodge, No.2, the second lodge formed in the State; in 1867, he was elected Grand Master of the State, and, in 1868, was elected Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of the United States; in 1869, he went to California and attended the annual session held there; he is quoted as authority on matters pertaining to the Order.