Seeking information on Henry Von Behren and Elizabeth (Ella) Huxoll Von Behren.

March 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

What better way to introduce my new series of genealogy posts than on behalf of a fellow Von Behren genealogist.  In the coming weeks I will begin featuring short bios of various ancestors with their vital statistics and any other pertinent information.  Where I have the material, I would love to also include personal and colorful stories to illustrate the person’s life and times.  As you can see below, I have very little information on Henry and Ella Von Behren.  But I’m fortunate to have a scan of their wedding photo, which arrived one day out of the clear blue sky.

A “Good Samaritan” from Iowa found a photo album, in a barn, I believe, if I’m remembering the story correctly, which included photos of several Von Behrens, all of whom happened to be Dan’s ancestors.  This genealogy angel, who is no relation to the VB’s, was gracious enough to send me scans of all of the photos.  I’ve now received an inquiry from a fellow Von Behren about what might have happened to the originals, but I have not been able to get in touch with the donator.  So on behalf of the inquirer, if anyone has any information about Henry Von Behren and Elizabeth Ella Huxoll Von Behren, or has any additional photos they would be willing to share, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog.  Thank you!

Name:            Henry Von Behren


Birth:            14 Apr 1887

Death:            7 Feb 1956 Age: 68

Father:            John Fred Von Behren (1853-1919)

Mother:            Caroline Lehrman (1856-1925)



1:            Ella Huxoll

Birth:            3 Mar 1889

Death:            15 Aug 1964 Age: 75

Marriage:            1 Feb 1912








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§ One Response to Seeking information on Henry Von Behren and Elizabeth (Ella) Huxoll Von Behren.

  • Hi,

    I happened to find your blog tonight. I know it’s an older blog but I wanted to respond anyway, I think I must be related to these von Behrens. My great grand father immigrated from Germany, I believe they came from the area that was Prussia. I believe he and his brothers entered through the port of Philadelphia in the 1870’s or 80’s. Some then proceeded to Minonck, Ill., from there my ggf came to the area around Worthington, MN. He married Adelia Schultz, I think she was born in Germany too. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters, the daughters were named Ella and Augusta, the sons Henry and Arnold, Arnold was my father. Arnold moved to the Twin Cities and Henry to Esterville IA. Ella married and moved to Phoenix and Augusta married and stayed in the Worthington MN area and farmed. My ggf later retired and moved to CA and bought orange grove land around Anaheim CA very near where Disneyland now stands. Two of his daughters (twins, I think named Mary and Louisa) went with him and that’s how there came to be von Behren’s in CA. Some of his other brothers moved away from Minonck. I know for sure one went to New Orleans. This is getting long and perhaps you aleady have this information. Maybe it has helped. If you would like to email me it’s

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