Benjamin F. Siebenthal,
was a son of John F. Siebenthal, one of the original Swiss settlers, who located on
the Swiss purchase. Benjamin F. was the first male child born to a Swiss settler in this county.
He married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Joshua Jones, one of the early settlers. In 1840, he
removed from Vevay to Craig Township, where he operated a grist-mill on Long Run. He and wife were
exemplary members of the Christian Church. To them were born eight children, six of whom
grew to manhood and womanhood, viz.: Perret F., Eliza (wife of John W. Brown), Fleming J., John A.,
Andrew J., Mary L. (wife of George W. McKay). Mr. Siebenthal died March 26, 1883, in the
seventy-sixth year of his age. His wife died March 6, 1873, aged sixty-seven or sixty-eight
years. Mr. Siebenthal was a Democrat in politics up to the time of the late civil war, after which he
was a Republican, and a warm supporter of its principles.