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Descendants of Daniel Bender
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Generation No. 1

    1.  Daniel1 Bender1,2 was born 1764 in Germany, and died January 16, 1842 in Langendorf, Germany.  He married (1) Magdalena Schlappach.  She died 1810 in Langendorf, Germany.  He married (2) Elizabeth Bauman.  She was born 1788 in Germany, and died December 30, 1862 in Bur. Springs, Pa..

Notes for Daniel Bender:
Daniel Bender, the first ancestor lived at Langendorf Germany. The naturalization papers of his son Wilhelm states that he arrived in the United States of America from Hessedarmstadt, the place of his nativity.

It was decided that Wilhelm, the oldest son of Daniel by his second wife, would go to America before he reached the age when young men must enter military training. But passage to America was beyond their means.  An Amish friend by the name of Kinsinger agreed to pay Wilhelm's passage with the understanding that Wilhelm would become an indentured servant upon their arrival in America.  Arriving in Baltimore they located a nursery man who agreed to accept Wilhelm as an indentured servant (redemptioner} and repay the pasage money Kinsinger had advanced him.  Kinsinger proceeded west over the National Trail, now U.S. ROute 40 to the Amish Memonnite community near the state line, Grantsville,Maryland.  Upon hearing the story of Wilhelm being indentured in Baltimore, the Amish Mennonite bishop, Benedict Miller went by horseback to Baltimore, paid Wilhelm's redemption and brought him to his own home in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Wilhelm married Catherine, one of the Miller daughters in 1838.

Wilhelm was able to work and save money to send to Europe for his brother Joseph's passage to America.  Together they sent funds for the parents to leave for America. The father Daniel, had died and this delayed the departure of hte family.

Elizabeth Bender, age 48 years and her sons Christian, 22; Johannes, 18; Jacob 16 and Michael 12 sailed  on the Bark Elizabeth Hall of Dighton whereof Geo. W. Cobb is Master on 23rd of August 1842. The family landed at Baltimore, came west to Cumberland by stage coach.  But then they were penniless.  The first evening out of Cumberland they slept in a barn.  The kind owner, learning they had no food or money, brought bread and potatoes to the barn for them. Their evening meal was potatoes and their breakfast was bread.  On the afternoon of hte second day they arrived at Wilhelm's near Grantsville.. They had  walked the last twenty seven miles to Wilhelm's home.
    
Children of Daniel Bender and Magdalena Schlappach are:
        2    i.    Christina2 Bender, born 1793 in Langendorf, Germany.  She married Peter Schoenbeck; born June 18, 1791 in Grafeneg, Nassua-Using; died December 19, 1853.
        3    ii.    Daniel Bender, born 1797; died December 06, 1892.  He married Katherine Diefenbach September 11, 1836 in Germany; born 1801.
        4    iii.    Barbara Bender, born August 15, 1801 in Waldeck, Germany; died December 15, 1864.

    
Children of Daniel Bender and Elizabeth Bauman are:
        5    i.    Wilhelm2 Bender, born August 22, 1815 in Langendorf, Germany; died May 29, 1894 in Salisbury, Pa..  He married Catherine Miller April 04, 1838 in Springs, Pa.; born January 15, 1810 in Springs, Pa.; died 1851 in Springs, Pa..
        6    ii.    Joseph Bender, born December 22, 1816; died October 28, 1894.
+      7    iii.   Christian D. Bender, born June 15, 1822 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germa; died May 24, 1888 in Hartford, Kansas.
        8    iv.    Johannes Bender, born February 10, 1824; died February 02, 1896.
        9    v.    Jacob Bender, born October 26, 1826; died June 29, 1899.
      10    vi.    Michael Bender, born November 11, 1830; died January 03, 1897.  He married (1) Susanna Kauffman; died May 29, 1899.  He married (2) Catherine Hochstetler October 17, 1852; born April 10, 1828; died May 10, 1874.


Generation No. 2

    7.  Christian D.2 Bender (Daniel1) was born June 15, 1822 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germa, and died May 24, 1888 in Hartford, Kansas.  He married (1) Helena Guengerich August 20, 1843 in Garrett Co., Md., daughter of Michael Guengerich and Marie Otto.  She was born December 21, 1820 in Maryland, and died May 26, 1850.  He married (2) Marie Kempf November 24, 1850 in Garrett Co., Maryland, daughter of John Kemp and Susan Miller.  She was born May 10, 1834 in Germany, and died March 13, 1873 in Wellman, Iowa.
    
Children of Christian Bender and Helena Guengerich are:
        11    i.    Elias3 Bender, born May 31, 1844; died December 29, 1912.
+     12    ii.    Elizabeth Bender, born January 28, 1845; died March 09, 1934.
       13    iii.    Magdalena Bender, born February 02, 1849.
       14    iv.    Joseph C. Bender, born February 19, 1850; died August 08, 1894.

    
Children of Christian Bender and Marie Kempf are:
        15    i.    Susanna3 Bender, born January 10, 1852; died September 30, 1870.
        16    ii.   William C. Bender, born November 20, 1854 in Somerset Co., Pa; died March 18, 1934 in Kalona, Ia..  He married Rebecca Kauffman January 01, 1882; born December 10, 1855; died September 15, 1920.
        17    iii.   Christian Bender, born January 20, 1856 in Somerset Co., Pa.; died July 25, 1945 in Nappanee, Ind..
        18    iv.   Daniel C. Bender, born October 20, 1858.

Notes for Daniel C. Bender:
REF: The Daniel Bender Family History By the Bender Revision Committee, 1985
REF: The Descendants of Daniel Bender by Christian W. Bender, 1985

       19    v.    Mary Bender, born August 30, 1860 in Petersburg, Pa.; died September 10, 1919 in Kalona, Ia..
       20    vi.    Sarah Bender, born March 01, 1863.
+     21    vii.   Moses Bender, born April 15, 1865 in Somerset Co., Pa.; died July 21, 1952 in Kalona, Ia..
+     22    viii.  Gideon C. Bender, born February 12, 1867 in Springs, Pa.; died May 29, 1947 in Kalona, Iowa.
       23    ix.    Sevilla Bender, born September 14, 1868; died 1882.
       24    x.    John C. Bender, born August 13, 1871 in Lyon Co., Ks; died April 10, 1957.  He married Elizabeth Miller December 21, 1893.


Generation No. 3

    12.  Elizabeth3 Bender (Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born January 28, 1845, and died March 09, 1934.  She married Jacob F. Schwartzendruber December 31, 1871 in Johnson Co., Iowa, son of Frederick Schwartzendruber and Sarah Yoder.  He was born October 17, 1851 in Johnson Co., Iowa, and died January 17, 1924.
    
Children of Elizabeth Bender and Jacob Schwartzendruber are:
        25    i.    Henry4 Schwartzendruber, born June 16, 1873; died July 23, 1882.
+      26    ii.    Daniel Schwartzendruber, born May 09, 1875; died May 16, 1950.
        27    iii.    Anna Schwartzendruber, born April 09, 1877; died May 12, 1907.
        28    iv.    Solomon Schwartzendruber, born January 23, 1879; died January 10, 1905.
+      29    v.    Delila Schwartzendruber, born April 24, 1881 in Hubbard, Oregon; died July 25, 1964.
        30    vi.    Christian Schwartzendruber, born December 01, 1882; died December 19, 1892.
        31    vii.    Infant Son Schwartzendruber, born July 11, 1884.
        32    viii.    Mary Schwartzendruber, born May 11, 1886.
        33    ix.    Valentine Schwartzendruber, born July 15, 1888; died August 24, 1906.


    21.  Moses3 Bender (Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born April 15, 1865 in Somerset Co., Pa., and died July 21, 1952 in Kalona, Ia..  He married Amanda Ellen Keim Abt. 1889 in Hartford, Kansas, daughter of John Keim and Elizabeth Glick.  She was born September 04, 1866 in Holmes Co., Ohio, and died June 14, 1928 in Kalona, Iowa.

Notes for Moses Bender:
Ref: #6510 - Daniel Bender Family - Descendants of Christian by Bender Book Revision Committee, Grantsville, Md, 1985 Lucy Beachy, Editor assisted by Ida Marie Miller (#25485

Original Book, Descendants of Daniel Bender, by Christian W. Bender #5622 in revised book. 1948

Notes for Amanda Ellen Keim:
Ref: #4124 - Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler by Rev. Harvey Hostetler, D.D.
 
    
Children of Moses Bender and Amanda Keim are:
+      34    i.    John4 Bender, born March 19, 1890 in Lyon Co., KS; died June 08, 1967 in Wash. Co., Ia..
        35    ii.    Ira Daniel Bender, born July 27, 1891; died April 30, 1990.  He married Lena Miller February 02, 1919; born December 22, 1897; died December 27, 1980.

Notes for Ira Daniel Bender:
Member of the Fairview Conservative Mennonite Church. Buried in Fairview Cemetery.

+      36    iii.    Dave M. Bender, born March 26, 1894; died December 13, 1957.
+      37    iv.    Martha Mae Bender, born April 13, 1896 in McPherson, Kansas; died December 13, 1966 in Washington, Iowa.
+      38    v.    Samuel Edward Bender, born November 10, 1898; died January 30, 1979.
        39    vi.    Harry Milton Bender, born July 07, 1902; died September 14, 1927.
        40    vii.    Walter William Bender, born February 02, 1908; died December 04, 1961 in Fort Madison Penit..  He married Mabel Horning 1938; born 1908.


    22.  Gideon C.3 Bender (Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born February 12, 1867 in Springs, Pa., and died May 29, 1947 in Kalona, Iowa.  He married Magdalena Moyer January 14, 1886 in Hartford, Kansas.  She was born October 20, 1865, and died August 08, 1932.
    
Children of Gideon Bender and Magdalena Moyer are:
        41    i.    Clara Etta4 Bender, born October 14, 1888.
        42    ii.    Henry Joseph Bender, born February 11, 1890.
        43    iii.    Lydia Maye Bender, born February 07, 1893.
        44    iv.    Mary Magdalena Bender, born November 14, 1894.
        45    v.    Mattie Matilda Bender, born March 02, 1896.
        46    vi.    Barbara Alice Bender, born December 25, 1899; died June 09, 1900.
+      47    vii.    Lizzie Ann Bender, born January 17, 1902.
        48    viii.    Ida Ellen Bender, born March 22, 1906.


Generation No. 4

    26.  Daniel4 Schwartzendruber (Elizabeth3 Bender, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born May 09, 1875, and died May 16, 1950.  He married Annie Guengerich December 16, 1900 in Kalona, Iowa.  She was born January 15, 1875 in Johnson Co., Iowa, and died June 05, 1952.
    
Children of Daniel Schwartzendruber and Annie Guengerich are:
    49    i.    William Henry5 Schwartzendruber, born March 08, 1902.
    50    ii.    Albert Lloyd Schwartzendruber, born November 24, 1903.
    51    iii.    Martha Naomi Schwartzendruber, born October 17, 1906.
    52    iv.    Jacob Frederick Schwartzendruber, born July 19, 1909.


    29.  Delila4 Schwartzendruber (Elizabeth3 Bender, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born April 24, 1881 in Hubbard, Oregon, and died July 25, 1964.  She married John J. Litwiller December 25, 1900 in Kalona, Iowa, son of John Litwiller and Katie Jantzi.  He was born October 06, 1878 in St. Agatha, Ontario, Canada, and died March 10, 1916.
    
Children of Delila Schwartzendruber and John Litwiller are:
    53    i.    Anna Mae5 Litwiller, born October 20, 1902 in Kalona, Iowa; died July 08, 1975 in Kalona, Iowa.  She married Melvin Stutzman December 25, 1923 in Kalona, Iowa; born November 04, 1899 in Kalona, Iowa; died March 01, 1948 in Kalona, Iowa.
    54    ii.    Jacob Frederick Litwiller, born May 12, 1904 in Kalona, Iowa; died October 07, 1980.  He married Clara Thelma Eckerman December 05, 1927 in Washington, Iowa; born October 18, 1906 in Wellman, Iowa; died April 26, 1993 in Iowa.
    55    iii.    Ida Lavanda Litwiller, born March 17, 1906.
    56    iv.    Laura Ellen Litwiller, born March 10, 1908.
    57    v.    Harold Roy Litwiller, born August 26, 1909.
    58    vi.    Isaiah Peter Litwiller, born September 29, 1911.


    34.  John4 Bender (Moses3, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born March 19, 1890 in Lyon Co., KS, and died June 08, 1967 in Wash. Co., Ia..  He married Florence Mae Snider3,4 September 12, 1920 in Johnson Co., Iowa, daughter of William Snider and Mary Jarrard.  She was born November 19, 1903 in Wash. Co., Ia., and died February 08, 1993 in 316 E. 3rd St., Washington County, Iowa.

Marriage Notes for John Bender and Florence Snider:
Original Marriage Certificate in the possession of Norma Jennings
    
Children of John Bender and Florence Snider are:
    59    i.    Lucille Florence5 Bender, born August 31, 19215.  She married Arthur Campbell5 June 14, 1939 in Henry Co. Ia.; born October 26, 1917 in Henry Co. Ia.; died October 24, 1988 in Henry Co. Ia..
    60    ii.    Norma Faith Bender, born December 31, 1933 in Henry Co., Iowa farm.  She married Olin Mitchell Jennings June 16, 1951 in Louisa Co. Iowa; born March 27, 1931 in Louisa Co., Ia. farm.
    61    iii.    Gerald Gene Bender, born October 17, 1939.  He married Judith Piper December 31, 1960 in Washington County, Iowa; born October 23, 1941. She died March 17th, 1999.


    36.  Dave M.4 Bender (Moses3, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born March 26, 1894, and died December 13, 1957.  He married Nancy Jantzi.  She was born April 02, 1893, and died June 25, 1958.
    
Child of Dave Bender and Nancy Jantzi is:
    62    i.    Daniel5 Bender, died October 16, 2002.  He married Marilyn Moss.

    37.  Martha Mae4 Bender (Moses3, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born April 13, 1896 in McPherson, Kansas, and died December 13, 1966 in Washington, Iowa.  She married  Fred Helfrich June 10, 1915 in Johnson Co., Iowa City, Iowa, son of Thomas Helfrich and Maria Hogg.  He was born March 01, 1885 in Milan, Illinois, and died December 07, 1941 in Washington, Iowa.
    
Children of Martha Bender and Fred Helfrich are:
    63    i.    Dora Ellen5 Helfrich, born January 09, 1917; died July 20, 2000.  She married Arnold Glenn Lukavsky May 09, 1937; born December 09, 1911; died April 03, 1991.
    64    ii.    Marie Lela Helfrich, born March 23, 1920; died April 15, 1999 in Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.  She married Harold Lukavsky August 02, 1939 in Washington Co., Riverside, Iowa; born April 01, 1914 in Washington, Iowa.
    65    iii.    Charles Frederick Helfrich, born January 03, 1922; died July 06, 1977.  He married Mary Dee Lough September 01, 1945 in Washington, Iowa; born April 26, 1924.
    66    iv.    Albert Eugene Helfrich, born November 19,1923 in Frytown, Washington, Iowa; died February 19, 1969 in Washington, Iowa.  He married Marguerite Bartz August 02,1947 in Washington, Iowa; born December 02, 1927 in Washington, Iowa.

Notes for Albert Eugene Helfrich:
Obituary, Washington Journal, Feb. 20, 1965

    67    v.    Donald Paul Helfrich, born July 06, 1925; died September 06, 1971.  He married Vivian
                   Musgrove November 24, 1949; born November 28, 1924; died May 07, 1978.
    68    vi.    Dale Edward Helfrich, born April 07, 1927; died March 31, 1999.  He married Doris
                    JoAnn Shafer September 08, 1956 in Sigourney, Iowa; born April 05, 1934 in Washington, Iowa.
    69    vii.   Francis Leroy Helfrich, born May 18, 1929.
    70    viii.  Fern Irene Helfrich, born May 09, 1937, died December 16, 1999. Married 1) Richard
                   Fredrick Lukavsky  Oct. 23, 1937. Divorced. Married William Dahnke August 10, 1957.


    38.  Samuel Edward4 Bender (Moses3, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born November 10, 1898, and died January 30, 1979.  He married Gertrude Gingerich.  She was born February 09, 1903, and died May 1994 in Kalona, Iowa.
    
Children of Samuel Bender and Gertrude Gingerich are:
    71    i.    Emery5 Bender.
    72    ii.    Rozetta Bender.


    47.  Lizzie Ann4 Bender (Gideon C.3, Christian D.2, Daniel1) was born January 17, 1902.  She married Willis G. Yoder October 01, 1922 in Wellman, Iowa.  He was born November 10, 1900 in Wellman, Iowa.
    
Children of Lizzie Bender and Willis Yoder are:
    73    i.    Robert Edward5 Yoder.
    74    ii.   Marion Lamonte Yoder.
    75    iii.  Keith Eugene Yoder.
    76    iv.  Donald Wayne Yoder, born November 08, 1924.  He married Ruth Barbara Sutter
                  December 12, 1948 in Milford, NE; born November 20, 1925 in Seward, NE.



Endnotes

1.  Daniel Bender Family History by the Bender Revision Committee.
2.  Descendants of Daniel Bender by Christian Bender, 1948.
3.  Family Bible Records.
4.  Personal Knowledge as a daughter.
5.  a27530neff.ged, Date of Import: Nov 28, 2003.
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