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John William Bender
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Birth: May 11, 1858
Henry
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1928
Humphrey
Platte County
Nebraska, USA

Mr. and Mrs. Bender farmed for one year at Henry, Illinois, and then came to Humphrey, Nebraska, in 1885, settling on a homestead east of the town. On March 22, 1889 Mr. Bender received 80 acres (w 1/2 se 22-20-1 w) from his father, and then added to his holdings until he owned 900 acres in Platte and Boone Counties. He bred and raised full-blooded Poland China hogs. He helped to organize the First National Bank in Humphrey in 1900 and was its first vice president.
Hi Loren, Could you add the following to his Find a Grave #3144754

For two years he served as road supervisor, for five years as assessor in Humphrey Township, for four years as township treasurer, for six years as justice of the peace, and for three years as a police judge. He was a member of the Democratic Central Committee for eight years, and was twice elected to the State Legislature in 1903 to fill out the unexpired term of D.A. Becker and in 1904 for a full term of two years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bender lived for 25 years on the farm near Humphrey. In 1920 they retired to a home in Humphrey that stood in the midst of a five-acre plot north of St. Francis Church.Thanks to Dennis Bender for this Bio. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter John Bender (1825 - 1910)
  Katherine Mallmann Bender (1832 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Wunder Bender (1865 - 1955)
 
 Children:
  Pauline Eva Bender Pfeifer (1885 - 1971)*
  Simon Peter Bender (1887 - 1980)*
  Cecelia Katherine Bender Coldwell (1890 - 1961)*
  Frederick John Bender (1892 - 1976)*
  Louis Steven Bender (1894 - 1956)*
  Jerome William Bender (1896 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Peter John Bender (1852 - 1915)*
  Philip H. Bender (1855 - 1912)*
  John William Bender (1858 - 1928)
  Mary Bender (1859 - 1863)*
  Catherine Bender Leibel (1862 - 1928)*
  Anna Bender German (1863 - 1946)*
  Joseph Bender (1866 - 1948)*
  Henry C Bender (1866 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth Bender Van Ackeren (1876 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Francis Cemetery
Humphrey
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31444754
John William Bender
Added by: Loren Bender
 
John William Bender
Added by: Loren Bender
 
John William Bender
Added by: Loren Bender
 
 
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