Benedict Lust

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Benedict Lust
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As seen in "Universal Naturopathic Encyclopedia" (1918)

Born 3 February 1872(1872-02-03) 
Michelbach, Baden (Germany)
Died 5 September 1945 (73) [1]
Butler, New Jersey
Nationality German; American (from 1900) [2]
Alma mater 1902, Universal College of Osteopathy in New York
Workplace(s) American School of Naturopathy; American Naturopathic Association
Field(s) Naturopathy
Spouse(s) Aloysia (Louise) Stroebele (m. 1901) [3]

Benedict Lust (February 3, 1872 - September 5, 1945) was a German-born osteopathic physician, promoter of naturopathy, publisher of an extensive library of texts on healthful living and unconventional medicine, and founder of the American Naturopathic Association.

Selected Bibliography

Benedict Lust Publications

  • Bethmann, August; Engelhardt, August Moritz (1913) (in English), A Carefree Future: The New Gospel; Glimpse Into the Depth and Distance for the Selection of Mankind, for the Reflection of All, for Consideration and Stimulation, Butler, N.J.: B. Lust 


  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Benedict Lust, 1945; Burial, Butler, Morris, New Jersey, United States of America, Mount Calvary Cemetery; citing record ID 36598167, Find a Grave,
  2. "New York Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 February 2015), Benedict Lust, 1900; citing , New York, New York, United States, Index to Naturalization Petitions filed in Federal, state and local court in New York, 1792-1906, NARA microfilm publication M1674 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 145; FHL microfilm 1,420,411.
  3. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), Benedict Lust and Aloisia Stroebele, 11 Jun 1901; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,570,513.