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Elizabeth Bender Swartzendruber
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1846
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1934
Washington County
Iowa, USA

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 51 - March 22, 1934, page 1086, 1087, 1088

Swartzendruber.-Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Helena (Guengerich) Bender, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 28, 1847; died at her home with her daughter Delila Litwiller, Kalona, Iowa, March 9, 1934; aged 87 y. 1 m. 11 d. She came to Iowa in about 1870 and was united in marriage to Jacob F. Swartzendruber, by Bishop Joseph Swartzendruber, Dec. 31, 1872. They lived together in holy matrimony nearly 52 years when her companion passed away Jan. 17, 1924. Except for two years spent in Lyon Co., Kans., and four years in Clackamas Co., Oreg., they spent their life together in the community northwest of Kalona, where her companion served the Amish Mennonite Church as bishop until his departure. This union was blessed with 9 children of whom 2 died in infancy; also Henry died in Oregon at age nine years, Christian died on home place, also at age nine years, Anna died at the age of 30 years in 1907, Solomon at age of 26 years in 1905, Valentine at age of 18 in 1906. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, in which faith she lived until her death. She leaves 1 son (Daniel B.) and 1 daughter (Mrs. Delila Litwiller), both of Kalona, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren; also 4 half-brothers (William C. Bender of Yoder, Kans., Moses C., Gideon C., and John C. of Kalona). Mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother enjoyed usual good health the past winter, until a few days before her death she was attacked by influenza, which settled on her heart and kidneys and she passed peacefully away, as she wished, having often expressed her desire to go home. Funeral services were conducted March 11 at the home by William Yoder and John Swantz in German and John Y. Swartzendruber in English. Text, Phil. 1:23. She was buried beside her companion and children in Lower Deer Creek Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Christian D. Bender (1822 - 1888)
  Helena Guengerich Bender (1820 - 1850)
  Jacob F Swartzendruber (1851 - 1924)*
  Infant son Schwarzendruber (____ - 1884)*
  Infant Schwarzendruber (____ - 1886)*
  Anna Swartzendruber (1877 - 1907)*
  Solomon B Swartzendruber (1879 - 1905)*
  Christian Swartzendruber (1882 - 1892)*
  Valentine Swartzendruber (1888 - 1906)*
  Elias Bender (1844 - 1912)*
  Elizabeth Bender Swartzendruber (1846 - 1934)
  Magdalena Bender Hershberger (1849 - 1872)*
  Susanah Bender (1852 - 1870)**
  William C Bender (1854 - 1934)**
  Christian Bender (1856 - 1933)**
  Daniel C Bender (1858 - 1916)**
  Mary C Bender Miller (1860 - 1919)**
  Sarah C Miller (1863 - 1911)**
  Moses C. Bender (1865 - 1952)**
  Gideon C. Bender (1867 - 1947)**
  Sevilla Bender (1868 - 1882)**
  John C Bender (1871 - 1957)**
*Calculated relationship
Lower Deer Creek Cemetery
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Royce E Hostetler
Record added: Jul 12, 2012
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