Christina Behnstedt

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Christina Behnstedt (Hielgest)

Birthplace: Brazil
Immediate Family:

Wife of Henry Behnstedt
Mother of Henrietta Louise Brooks; Freda Behnstedt; Olga Behnstedt; John Behnstedt; Henry Behnstedt and 2 others

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About Christina Behnstedt

Christina was born in December of 1859 in Brazl, South America. Her father was German and her mother Brazilian. She had 6 siblings. She immigrated to America in 1885.

According to the 1900 census taken when she was 30, she was iving in Manhattan, New York with her husband of 19 years, Henry. (This document spells the last name Bainstrador) They had 7 children at the time; John (17), Clementine (16), Henrietta (15),Hendrick (12), Olga (10), Freda (6), and Henry (2 months).

By 1910, they were living in Bronx, New York. Clementine was married, but is listed as part of the household. Hendrick, Olga, Freda, and Henry are still living at home.

10 years later, they were living in Queens, Olga, Henry and a grandson Laurence Thompson (5), were living in their home.

Her last name is always spelled differently. It appears that the inaccuracies were due to her accent, which was probably hard for census takers to understand.

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Christina Behnstedt's Timeline

December 1859
August 1882
Age 22
September 31, 1883
Age 23
February 7, 1887
Age 27
July 1887
Age 27
September 1889
Age 29
April 1894
Age 34
April 1900
Age 40