Benjamin Edward "Ben" GRONINGER

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TAKING A SMOKE: Ben Groninger on the side porch in Old Port.
Contributed by ranjude on 7/27/12 - Image Year: 1966

Benjamin Edward Groninger was the son of William Allen and Sarah Bertha (McMeen) Groninger. He was born January 30, 1907 and died October 1981.

He married Marian Van Ormer (b 1907 - d 1982) and they had two sons: Benjamin (Benny) and William (Bill). The Groninger family lived in the village of Old Port in Turbett Township.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/7/09 - Image Year: 1926
PRHS YEARBOOK PHOTO: Benjamin Edward Groninger as he appeared in his Port Royal High School Yearbook photo in 1926. (Apparently Ben did not graduate with the class since the yearbook has the following: "We are sorry that Ben has seen fit to leave school during his Senior Year.")
Contributed by ranjude on 2/22/17 - Image Year: 1924
1924 PR HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM: Ben Groninger is seated on the far right. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ranjude on 12/28/20 - Image Year: 1927
BASEBALL PLAYER Ben Groninger (Appears he is standing at the railing of the grandstand at the Juniata County Fairgrounds.)(Photo courtesy of Randy Groninger)
Contributed by ranjude on 12/28/20 - Image Year: 1927
Ben E. Groninger with his pride and joy. (Photo courtesy of Randy Groninger)
Contributed by ranjude on 12/28/20 - Image Year: 1928
Ben's car in front of the Groninger Home, along Route 333, in Old Port. (Photo courtesy of Randy Groninger)
Contributed by ranjude on 12/31/20 - Image Year: 1928
BEN and CAR in front of Old Port house along Route 333. (Hertzler house and Old Port Store in background.) (The Hoover plate on the front may date the photo as 1928 or 1932.)
Contributed by ranjude on 7/27/12 - Image Year: 1951
Marian (VanOrmer) and Ben Groninger (both kneelin) with sons Benny and Bill (standing behind). They are with friends Melvin (left) and Thelma Wilson (center kneeling) from Lewistown.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/6/17 - Image Year: 1952
GRONINGER WEDDING: Benny and Shirley's wedding on June 7, 1952. (Pictured l-r): Edith Lequea (Shirley's mother), Shirley, Benny, Bill (Benny's Brother), Marian, and Ben Groninger, (Benny's Parents)(Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by ranjude on 7/27/12 - Image Year: 1953
Shirley (daughter-in-law) and sons Benny and Bill with Ben and Marian at the back door in Old Port.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/4/12 - Image Year: 1970
BROTHERS: Darwin and Benjamin Groninger
Contributed by ranjude on 7/27/12 - Image Year: 1966
GRONINGERS: Son Benny, daughter-in-law Shirley, grand-daughter Lisa with Ben and Marian in back of the Old Port home.
Contributed by ranjude on 2/21/17 - Image Year: 1962
Ben and Marian Groninger with grandkids Randy and Lisa at the Mariette Shoppe during the Sesquicentennial Parade in 1962.
Contributed by ranjude on 2/22/17 - Image Year: 1966
EASTER 1966 - Marian and Ben Groninger at their home in Old Port on Easter 1966. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/28/17 - Image Year: 1968
BEER HOLDER: Louise Barner holding Benjamin E. Groninger's beer. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/26/18 - Image Year: 1976
50th Reunion Brattons, Mifflin (front row- l-r) Vera Keemer Lawson, Inez Sarver Parker, Iva McClure Given, Dorothy Cramer Underwood, Julia Springsteen Aumiller, Reba Stutts LaBore, Jeanetta Tuminello, Leone F. Spotts; (middle row) Edythe Martin, Nellie Landis Taylor, Edith McBurney Fry, Josephine Fulton Keeley, Lettie Love Kennedy, Pearl Woodward Titzell, Harry Smith, Boyd J. Burd, Benj. E. Groninger; (back row) Elizabeth Hetrick Burris, W. Brady Hetrick, Lester Caveny, Tom Clark, David Swartz
Contributed by ranjude on 12/18/19 - Image Year: 1979
BROTHERS - Ben and Darwin "Peck" on the steps of the Academy in Academia...July 1979.
Contributed by ranjude on 7/27/12 - Image Year: 1980
FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Ben and Marian's 50th wedding anniversary at the Lions Club in Port Royal in 1980.
Contributed by ranjude on 7/27/12 - Image Year: 2011
SONS: Benny and Bill Groninger at Bill's home in Branson, Missouri.
Contributed by ranjude on 2/22/17 - Image Year: 1975
REMEMBERING BASEBALL DAYS: DARWIN "PECK" and BEN GRONINGER re-creating an old baseball pose in the backyard. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)



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