Benno Henry Maeker1

#6677, b. 27 May 1914, d. 26 Jan 1979
Last Edited:21 Jul 2017
FatherFritz William Maeker2 b. about 1884
MotherFrancis Sophie Raska2 b. about 1892
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

BirthBenno Henry Maeker was born on 27 May 1914 at Flatonia, Fayette County, TX.2,3
MarriageHe married Mildred Elizabeth Rivet, daughter of Desire Taileur Rivet and Lydia Ramagos, in 1940.4,5
MilitaryBenno Henry Maeker enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army Air Corps on 30 Oct 1942 at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA. At the time, he was living in Evangeline and was married. Benno was described as five feet eleven inches tall, weight 148 pounds. He had one year of high school education, and his occupation class was given as "semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles." His enlistment was "for the duration of the six months." He achieved the rank of Sergeant by the time of his discharge.6,7
CensusBenno Maeker (given age 33) and Mildred Maeker (given age 35) appeared on the SD state census of 1945, living at 1000 West 5th Street at Sioux Falls. Benno was in the U.S. Army, had an eighth grade education, and was Baptist. Mildred worked as a beauty operator, had a high school education, and was Catholic. They did not own their home, and could both read and write.5
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 32, when his wife, Mildred Elizabeth, died on 18 Mar 1947 at Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
DeathBenno Henry Maeker died at age 64 of heart failure due to bronchopneumonia on 26 Jan 1979 at VA Medical Center in Houston, Harris County, TX.8
BurialHe was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia, Fayette County, TX.8,7


  1. [S181] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Online
  2. [S1242] TX. Fayette County. Birth certificate.
  3. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database.
  4. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online
  5. [S1245] South Dakota State Census, 1945. Digital images. State Historical Society, Pierre, SD, USA.
  6. [S302], U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
  7. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online
  8. [S1243] TX. Harris County. "Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982". Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, TX, USA.