Benton Carl And His 1st Wife On Their Wedding Day

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Benton, at age 21, married Catherine aka Carolyn A. Landaker, a widow, age 40, who was previously married 1) perhaps Benton Hale and 2) Isaac Mohler, by whom she had four children: Mary E. Hale Mohler, 17, who the same month had just married Benton's older brother, Nathan; John Casper Mohler, 13; Isaac Arthello Mohler, 12; and Dora Georgetta Mohler, 4. Benton, in spite of having lost his left hand serving in the Civil War, became a successful farmer, and his first marriage lasted over 25 years until Catherine's death 29 Sep 1894.
in Meigs County, Ohio


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