I am the grandson of Fanny Howen, sister to Cornelius. She died of a stroke in 1933. She had two sons, Willie and John, both have now passed.
I remember Mary when she would come to visit up in Baudette, MN when I was young. No one told me anything about my grandmothers family and very little about the Benit family, so now I 'm researching.
If I can be of help, please let me know. Trying to do research on John Herman Benit and Fanny Elizabeth Howen now for a book.