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Elizabeth Bender Gerst
Birth: Aug. 15, 1817
Mount Joy (Lancaster County)
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1894
Noble County
Indiana, USA

My 3rd great Grandma. Daughter of George Bender & Rosina Elizabeth Ebert.
Granddaughter of:
Johann Jacob Bender (b. Dec 6, 1740 in Steinback, Kreis Simmern, Rheinland, Germany and d. Feb 15, 1820 in Bushkill Twp., Northampton Co., PA) and
Liesa Catharina Schaefer (b. Apr 17, 1744 and d. Oct 12, 1810). Information from

Married Jacob Garst probably in Greensburg, Summit Co., OH. Four children:
1) Harriet Bender (1846-1883) m Joseph C Tousley
2) Calista (1847-1924) never married
3) Rebecca Margaret (1848-1910) m Edward C Brayton
4) Jacob Oliver (1850-1852)

OBITUARY ~ Mrs. Elizabeth GHERST, maiden name BENDER, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., August 14, 1817, and died at her home in Wolcottville, Noble Co., IN, January 14, 1894, aged 76 years 5 months (less one day). The subject of this notice moved with her parents to Summit Co., OH, when young. She was married to Jacob GHERST, who died in 1850, leaving her with four small children, three daughters and one son. In 1866 she moved to Indiana, where she lived until the messenger Death called her to her home in heaven. She was converted from sin to God, and united with the Evangelical Association. She was faithful to the last. She leaves two daughters and three sisters to mourn, but they have a good hope of meeting her in heaven. Religious services were held at the house, January 16, 1894, at 10 a.m., after which her remains were laid in the cemetery to rest until the resurrection of the just. T. Carroll.

Many thanks to Colleen Sanders Brown for stone photos and to Bob Wilson for parents links. 
Family links: 
  George Bender (1766 - 1853)
  Rosina Elizabeth Ebert Bender (1774 - 1849)
  Jacob Garst (1809 - 1850)
  Harriet Bender Gerst Tousley (1845 - 1883)*
  Calista Gerst (1848 - 1924)*
  Rebecca Margaret Gerst Brayton (1848 - 1910)*
  Jacob Oliver Garst (1850 - 1852)*
  John Christopher Bender (1797 - 1822)*
  Sarah Bender Bear (1802 - 1854)*
  Mary Bender Myers (1815 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth Bender Gerst (1817 - 1894)
*Calculated relationship
Pierce-Witmer Cemetery
Witmer Manor
Lagrange County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Oct 27, 2009
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Elizabeth <i>Bender</i> Gerst
Added by: Colleen Sanders Brown
Elizabeth <i>Bender</i> Gerst
Added by: Colleen Sanders Brown
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