I haven't worked on this line for awhile, I had to go back and refresh my memory. The Benbow's descend from Caroline Weinkauf Linser. Caroline was a sister to Daniel Weinkauf, who is my husband's great-grandfather. Most of the Weinkauf's stayed in Minnesota, so it was exciting to make the California connection. According to Daniel's obit, I am still missing one of his brothers.
In my research, I learned about Benbow Inn. I know it has been sold out of the family, but I tell my husband someday we have to spend a night there!