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George Henry Bender
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1879
Henry
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1958
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

George Henry Bender, the second oldest of the nine children born to Peter J. Bender Jr. and Kathrine Hatzenbuehler, was born on February 11, 1879, near Henry, Illinois. His family came to Nebraska in 1885 and settled near Cornlea, Nebraska. He received his education in the local school, and then attended Normal School at Fremont, Nebraska, from which he graduated in 1901. In 1902, he filed an affidavit for incorporation of Cornlea. In 1903 he came back to Cornlea and opened up a General Store.

He was united in Marriage to Cecelia Ratterman on February 5, 1902, in St. Francis Church, Humphrey, Nebraska. She was born on April 6, 1880, the daughter of John Ratterman and Mary Kuehta. Her father came from Germany and her mother from Bohemia.

To this union were born nine children:

Mr. and Mrs. Bender lived in Cornlea, after their marriage, where he ran a General Store. In 1907 his father joined him in his business, and the store was known as Bender and Son. Mr. Bender served as Secretary of the Democratic Party Convention in Platte County from 1905 to 1915, and was also a clerk of the Town Board, and of Granville Township. But most of energy was devoted to his business.

Mrs. Bender passed away on August 19, 1940, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cornlea, Nebraska.

Mr. Bender continued to live in Cornlea for some years, but moved to St. Vincent Home in Omaha. He died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on June 24, 1958, and was laid to rest in Sacred Heart, Cemetery, Cornlea.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter John Bender (1852 - 1915)
  Katherine Hatzenbuehler Bender (1857 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Cecelia A Ratterman Bender (1880 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Mary Bender Hensley (1903 - 1999)*
  Francis Peter Bender (1904 - 1997)*
  Lawrence William Bender (1906 - 2001)*
  Ethel Claire Bender Roney (1908 - 1981)*
  Cecilia Ann Bender Mercer (1910 - 1998)*
  Wilfred Daniel Bender (1912 - 1913)*
  Margaret Lucille Bender Stewart (1913 - 1992)*
  Margaret Lucille Bender Cavanaugh (1913 - 1992)*
  Dorothy Cathryn Bender Veideman (1919 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Adam Bender (1877 - 1961)*
  George Henry Bender (1879 - 1958)
  Charles Peter Bender (1880 - 1955)*
  Mathilda Anna Bender Hittner (1882 - 1967)*
  Anna Frances Bender Waegli (1884 - 1951)*
  Emma Catherine Bender Ternus (1886 - 1970)*
  Clara Elizabeth Bender (1887 - 1899)*
  Edward Joseph Bender (1890 - 1971)*
  Catherine Bender (1894 - 1894)*
  Nella Christina Bender Schumacher (1895 - 1989)**
  Daniel Adam Bender (1896 - 1971)**
  Margaret Rose Bender Schumacher (1898 - 1976)**
  Joseph Philip Bender (1899 - 1899)**
  John Louis Bender (1901 - 1988)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Cornlea
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30560436
George Henry Bender
Added by: Loren Bender
 
 
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