Benjamin J. Danhof was born in
Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 1896. He was educated in Ebenezer
Christian School at Chicago. He received the degree of Bachelor of
Divinity from Calvin College and Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He studied toward the M.D. degree at Calvin College and at the University
of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
He was ordained to the ministry
of the Gospel in 1924 at Zeeland, Michigan. He served churches in
Michigan and Iowa, coming to Texas in 1943. After working two years
for the Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., he became
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., at Grand Prairie in June, 1945.
He was pastor of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church at Grand Prairie, Texas, from 1948 until 1950.
While pastor of this church, he sustained a fall from the second floor
of the church which forced his to leave the ministry for two years.
On November 12, 1952, Rev.
Danhof was installed as pastor of Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Church. He remained in this pastorate for eleven months. He
returned to Texas and resumed work in Grand Prairie, Texas. He passed
away a few years after returning to Texas.
Rev. Danholf's wife, Lois,
passed away in June of 1983. She had been born in Holland in 1898.