Christian Bender

Christian Bender

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Jan 1900 (aged 66)
York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 60920447 · View Source
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The son of George & Hannah Bender, in 1860 he was a cabinet maker living in Freystown, Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania, and later functioned as a coal merchant. He stood 5' 7" tall and had sandy hair and gray eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in York August 1861 and mustered into federal service September 13 as a musician with the band of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was dismissed the service May 7, 1862, for being an incompetent musician, but the discharge was honorable. His name is in neither in Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers nor in George R. Prowell, History of the 87th Pennsylvania.

He married Sarah Craver (or Kaylor) January 7, 1855, and fathered John Calvin (b. 02/19/56), Lavinia (b. @1860), Mary Ann (b. 04/09/61 - married Henry Stauffer), Emma A. (b. @1862 - married Daniel Harkins), Irene (b. 08/14/66 - married a Grant Hantz), and Christopher C. (b. 10/26/73). Sarah died November 3, 1873, and he married Catherine Martha C. Harman October 13, 1874, in York.


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  • Created by: Dennis Brandt
  • Added: 31 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60920447
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Bender (2 Dec 1833–5 Jan 1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60920447, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .