While going over the messages I found your reply to my inquirey. I have a sister Ione listed as part of his family and I do remember the name Kirkhoven as being associated with the family. My grandmother who was the only child of Benjiman did not talk much about her family(s) background. We did know some but not much. I do not have any information about Ione. There were three other brothers that I have listed but do not know for sure if that is correct. They are Albert, Sam, and John. I did know that Benjiman did lose his mother when he was younger and went to live with relitives and then moved to South Dakota and worked for Hendrika Zuydam's father on the farm. He later married her in Feb 1900. Then moved to Fairview, Montana area where they lived and died.