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Edward Wilhelm Blender, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1842
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Feb. 13, 1908
Benedict
York County
Nebraska, USA

Edward was born in Sigmaringen,Baden-Wutternberg,Germany June 5,1842 to Xaiver and Theresia (STROPPEL)BLENDER. Edward was their 5th child. They went first to Hancock county, Illinois. Edward was just starting his teenage years then. When he got to be around 19 or 21 yrs. old, he joined the Civil War. He was in the Illinois 57th Infantry Company G. He mustered into the Civil War as a Private with his old brother Xaiver. He reinlisted and later at the end of the war mustered out as Corporal. He went to Iowa briefly but felt the call west. He homesteaded in Benedict where he was respected and loved. Edward arrived in Benedict in 1872 and married Lousia Marie BLESSMAN in 1874. Edward sold part of his land to Pleasant Hill Cemetery where he and his wife and some of their family are buried. 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Xavier Blender (1809 - ____)
  Theresia Stroppel Blender (1808 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Marie Blessman Blender (1850 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Fredrick Christian Blender (1875 - 1876)*
  John Xavier Blender (1875 - 1971)*
  Edward Wilhelm Blender (1878 - 1954)*
  Albert August Blender (1881 - 1917)*
  William Blender (1883 - 1974)*
  Charley Joseph Blender (1884 - 1967)*
  Clara Laura Bertha Blender Mulligan (1886 - 1959)*
  Louise Helen Blender Doremus (1889 - 1969)*
  Belva Blanche Blender Wildman (1892 - 1957)*
  Minnie Josephine Blender Nixon (1894 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Blender (1833 - 1900)*
  Magdalene Lucia Blender Sueese (1834 - 1899)*
  Francis Xavier Blender (1836 - 1914)*
  Anna Maria Blender Frank (1839 - 1870)*
  Edward Wilhelm Blender (1842 - 1908)
  Caroline Blinder Schultz (1848 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
GAR (Grand Army of the Republican)
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Benedict
York County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Lois
Record added: Mar 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13731718
Edward Wilhelm Blender, Sr
Added by: Mike Brown
 
Edward Wilhelm Blender, Sr
Added by: Mike Brown
 
Edward Wilhelm Blender, Sr
Added by: Mike Brown
 
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 15, 2006
civil war vet.
- Lois
 Added: Apr. 15, 2006
Grandpa Edward you are loved and missed
- Lois WILDMAN
 Added: Mar. 25, 2006
 
 
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