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Christian R Bender
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Birth: May 10, 1863
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 13, 1930
Iowa, USA

GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXIII, No. 6 - May 8, 1930, p. 143, 144
BENDER. Christian R. Bender was born in Ontario, Canada, May 10, 1863; died very
suddenly of heart trouble at his home near Wellman, Iowa, April 13, 1930; aged 66 y. 11 m. 3 d. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which he remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 2, 1890, he was married to Annie Miller. To this union were born two children. Annie died May 16, 1895. On Jan. 19, 1897, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Guengerich, and this union was blest with six children. He leaves his wife, 7 children, 17 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. One son (Daniel) preceded him in death just a little over a year. The surviving children are: Mary, wife of Elmer Swartzendruber; Lydia, wife of Simon J. Miller; Barbara, wife of Simon N. Hershberger; and Edwin, Fanny, Ellen, and Nettie at home. His health seemed to be about as usual until five months ago, when it became known that he had a complication of weaknesses which at times caused much discomfort. On Sunday, the day before his death, he, as he always did when at all possible, filled his usual place in Sunday school and in a very noticeable way, to some who observed him, took an especial interest in the services but after dinner when making preparations to attend a funeral he fell over and seemingly all was over within a few moments. Thus again are we reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, but we know God doeth all things well and may we be prepared for that great change when it comes to us all.

Funeral at Lower Deer Creek Church Apr. 16. Services conducted by P. P. Swartzendruber and A. C.Swartzendruber in German and J. L. Hershberger in English.

"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend like you on earth we find."

Family links: 
  Daniel B Bender (1835 - 1920)
  Veronica Roth Bender (1839 - 1912)
  Elizabeth Guengerich Bender (1867 - 1960)*
  Anna Bender (1869 - 1895)*
  Lydia Bender Miller (1892 - 1983)*
  Mary C. Bender Swartzendruber (1895 - 1985)*
  Barbara Bender Hershberger (1899 - 1999)*
  Daniel Christian Bender (1901 - 1929)*
  Edwin Christian Bender (1903 - 1981)*
  Fannie Bender (1905 - 2005)*
  Ellen Bender (1907 - 1994)*
  Mattie Bender Miller (1860 - 1938)*
  Christian R Bender (1863 - 1930)
  Anna Bender Swartzendruber (1865 - 1890)*
  Mary Bender Miller (1867 - 1927)*
  Noah R Bender (1870 - 1940)*
  Daniel R. Bender (1872 - 1941)*
  Meno R Bender (1874 - 1942)*
  Ezra R BENDER (1877 - 1956)*
  Lydia Bender (1880 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Lower Deer Creek Cemetery
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Created by: RWitzel
Record added: Jun 24, 2009
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Christian R Bender
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Christian R Bender
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