Born: December 1835.
Died: June 28, 1882, Manhattan, New York.
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
The 1858 Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York lists Benjamin as a music teacher at School 33 in the 20th Ward.
An 1858 report by the New York Board of Education shows him teaching music at School 47 in the same ward, and in 1861, at School 32.
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