George Toriello sent me this information on William Bennekemper, Sr. on January 25, 2020. 

William Bennekemper, Sr. was born on December 18, 1895. William Bennekemper, Sr. enlisted into the Army on October 4, 1918 very close to the wars end on November 11, 1918. 

William, Sr. served in the Army for only 2 months being discharged on December 5, 1918.  According to the 1940 Census William Bennekemper was living on 151 Jefferson Ave,
River Edge, NJ with his wife Margaret and two sons Ralph W. Bennekemper and a younger son
William Bennekemper, Jr.

            We have little information on William Bennekemper’s service, but George Toriello has uncovered 3 family members all willing to fight in harms way in three different conflicts for our country.

Let us never forget their sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli
March 21, 2020

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