|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1885, Russia|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1957|
Henry George BENDER was the son of Kathryn Elizabeth MAIER (b. 1856) and Johann George BENDER (b. 1859). His parents were descendants of Prussians and other Germanic people who had immigrated to the Volga River watershed in the 1700s after having been recruited by the Empress Catherine II.
Henry's timeline is still filled with many gaps, but on the 1900 census, when he was 15, he is listed as a naturalized U.S. citizen. This would have been by virtue of his father having been made a naturalized citizen while Henry was still legally a minor. Prior to 1923 the naturalization of a husband and father would automatically naturalize his wife and children. Neither the place of naturalization nor whereabouts of the naturalization papers for his parents are known at this time. Common practice suggests they filed at their nearest post office or county seat.
Wife: Eva Margaretha WASSEMILLER (1884-1977).
Married: 10 Jan 1907 in Trinity Lutheran Church at Bender Hill, Russell Co, KS. This church burned down many years ago and only the cemetery and stone steps for men and women to enter the church separately are left. Records associated with this church probably no longer exist.
Their known children:
1) Ferdinand BENDER (1907-1988).
Wife: Lydia H. ?
2) Clara B. BENDER (1910-1985).
Husband: Ismael "Ike" DEINES
3) Sarah Olinda BENDER (1911-1981)
Husband: Peter Kunz
4) Ella E. BENDER (1913-1996).
Husband: Emanuel "Manuel" Ault
5) Edwin BENDER (1915-1916) - twin to Edna.
6) Edna BENDER (1915-1916) - twin to Edwin.
7) Herbert Hubert BENDER (1918-1993).
Wife: Frieda Gantz
8) Frieda BENDER (1919-?).
Husband: August Gustav Stenzel
9) Rozena Pauline BENDER (1921-2007).
Husband: Orbie Elmer Vandine
9) Rolland Reinhold BENDER (1924-2003).
Wife 1: Annabelle J. Britton
Wife 2: Maureen Siefken
10) Robert Gilbert BENDER (1926-1997).
Wife: Velma ?
Sources: U.S. Census, New York Passenger Lists (1820-1957), Kansas State Census Collection (1855-1925), Russell County, Kansas, Vitals and Newspaper Records (1800-1931. Milberger Lutheran Church, Russell County, KS, and family lore.
Johann Georg Bender (1859 - 1936)
Katrina Elisabeth Meier Bender (1856 - 1916)
Eva Margaretha Wassemiller Bender (1884 - 1977)*
Ferdinand Bender (1907 - 1988)*
Clara Bender Deines (1910 - 1985)*
Ella Esther Bender Ault (1913 - 1996)*
Edwin Bender (1915 - 1916)*
Edna Bender (1915 - 1916)*
George Frederick Bender (1918 - 2006)*
Freda Bender Stenzel (1919 - 2006)*
Rolland Reinhold Bender (1924 - 2003)*
Rueben Benjamin Bender (1928 - 1962)*
Johann Georg Bender (1883 - 1929)*
Heinrich George Bender (1885 - 1957)
Friedrich H Bender (1887 - 1956)*
Adam Bender (1889 - 1918)*
Amelia Bender Wassemiller (1891 - 1942)*
Elizabeth Bender Wagner (1893 - 1986)*
Johannes Bender (1894 - 1973)*
Lydia Bender Schwien (1897 - 1989)*
Katherine Elizabeth Bender Berschauer (1898 - 1984)*
Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Maintained by: D. Goodboe
Originally Created by: Fay Elaine Young Chandle...
Record added: May 28, 2012
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