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Jacob Bender

Departement du Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death Nov 1846 (aged 65–66)
Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Fulton County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100025109 · View Source
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Parents: Jacques Bender and Marie Anne Bachoffer. Jacques was b. in Switzerland and d. in France. Marie Anne was born and died in France.

He is reported to have been born in the area of Mulhausen, Alsace (France).

Jacob m. Anna Maria (Mary) Stuckey 30 Oct. 1810. They were Mennonites.

He died of fever. Where he died is now part of Fulton Co., Ohio.

Their children:
*Catherine Bender, b. ca 1812 in Mulhausen, Alsace (France); she m. Aaron Mead; d. before 1896. Aaron was a teacher.
*Barbara Bender, b. 28 April 1815; m. Jacob Lantz.
*Anna Maria Bender, b. 13 April 1818, Brunstatt, Haut Rhine, Alsace; m. Jacob G. Wilden; d. 6 Oct. 1879, Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Indiana. She is buried in Grace Lawn Cem., Elkhart Co., Indiana.
*Mary (Anna Maria) Bender, b. 1822, Mulhausen, Alsace (France), d. Feb. 1903, Fulton Co., Ohio; m. 1) Samuel Burkholder; 2) John Leininger, Sr. 19 Mar. 1841.
*Jacob Bender (Binder), b. 11 May 1826, Mulhausen, Alsace (France); d. 14 Aug. 1914, Archbold, Fulton Co., OH, Lauber Hill; m. 1) Catherine Eyer, 10 Sept. 1848, Lucas Co. (now Fulton Co.) Ohio; 2) Maria Geiger Bucher in 1886. She'd previously been married to Rev. Frederick Bucher.
*Frances (Fanny) Sophronia Bender, b. 1829, Mulhausen, Alsace; m. Michael Figy.
*Regina (Rigana) Bender, b. 12 Dec. 1831, France; d. 12 Feb. 1876, Fulton Co., OH; m. Jacob Figy; they are both buried in Eckley Cem., Fulton Co., Ohio.

Note: In the spring of 1834 the Christian Lauber, Christian Rupp and Jacob Binder families traveled from near the Swiss-Alsace border to Havre, France to immigrate to the United States. The three Amish families included 21 people and made the 17 day journey in three hired wagons. In early April, the families started the seven week passage to New York, arriving near the end of June. Continuing to travel by water, the families traveled up the Hudson River to Albany, over the Erie Canal to Buffalo, by ship to Cleveland and by the Ohio Canal to Fulton (now Canal Fulton). At Fulton, the families met with local Amish, but were not able to afford property in Wayne County. They met other Amish families who led them to Fulton Co., where, after many trials and tribulations, they settled.

Jacob Binder, who was ill, remained with the Lauber family and the group constructed a cabin for Binder, his wife, son and two daughters. This cabin was described as "12 or 14 feet" with a partial puncheon floor and a surface fire and smoke hole. After the first winter, the Binder family moved onto their own land. It is believed that Jacob was actually buried on his own property and this memorial is technically a "cenotaph" for him.

This cemetery is part of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church.

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  • Created by: J.D. Larimore
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100025109
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Bender (1780–Nov 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100025109, citing Lauber Hill Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by J.D. Larimore (contributor 47030633) .