August was son of Constantine Bender and Eva Kliever. He was born about 1852 in Ohio. He married Kate Streibig, sister of one of his brother's business partners. They had 2 daughters: Alma & Myrtle. He was originally buried in the Streibig plot in section 13. He was reburied in a plot next to his wife and daughters. He has no stone.
He used both Binder and Bender for his last name. Sometime during his lifetime, he & his brother Stephen standardized the name to Bender. His burial record lists him as Binder.