Sunday, October 19, 2014

Johan George Bender 1721-1782

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Johan George Bender
son of Johan George & Anna Maria Bender
Born September 20 1721
Died 1782
Married
Anna Elisabeth
daughter of
Born
Died

Children
Mary Elizabeth Bender 1755 – M. John Fissel
Henry Bender 1756 – 
Anna Elizabeth Bender 1757 – 1790
Anna Margaretta Bender 1758 – 1808
Mary Catharine Bender 1760 – 1840
John William Bender 1763 – 1847
George Bender 1764 – 
John Benderr 1770 – 1840

Maria Barbara Bender 1773 – 

Yes - there really are both a Mary Elizabeth AND an Elizabeth, listed in his will.  "John Henry, John William, John Georgeand John Bender and my daughters; Mary Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Mary Catherine,  Ann Margaret & Mary Barbara Bender."

Timeline:

1721 - Johan George Born
20 Sep
Kirchardt, Margraviate of Baden

Baptismal Record for Johan George Bender
1721 - Baptism
22 Sep
Kirchardt Lutheran Church
Kirchardt Lutheran born 20 September 1721 baptized 22 September Joh. Georg son of Joh. Georg Bender and wife Anna Maria, witnesses: Ambrosius Weydler, and Magdalena wife of Antonius Eauts.


1734 - Confirmation
18 Apr
Age: 12
Kirchardt Lutheran Church


1750 - Emigration
31 Aug
Age: 28
Arrived at Philadelphia
Ship Nancy, Capt. Thomas Coatam, from Rotterdam by way of Cowes, 270 persons: Hans Jerg Banner, Hans Georg Benner

Another researcher says:
Johann Georg Bender, known as "the Younger", was born 24 April 1722 and christened 26 April 1722. He remained behind in Germany when his father, Hans Georg Bender first immgrated to the colony of Pennsylvania. After his grandparents had passed away in Germany, Johann's father returned home to settle his parents' estate. Johann Georg then accompanied his father back to Pennsylvania, travelling on the ship "Duke of Bedford" which arrived September 14, 1751.

Another:
He arrived in America on the "Duke of Bedford" on 14 Sept 1751 from Rotterdam and Portsmouth.  Burial Jul 1782 in Manhrim, Lancasterm PA.  He died 28 Jul 1782 in Mount Joy, Lancaster PA.
He was the warrantee for 25 acres of land in Lancaster, PA Mar 8 1756. His will was admitted to probate on 29 Mar 1783 in Lancaster County PA. 

CHECK SHIPS LISTS

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Johann Georg Bender
Name: Johann Georg Bender
Arrival Year: 1741-1767
Arrival Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 8602
Primary Immigrant: Bender, Johann Georg
Annotation: Identifies immigrants to Pennsylvania and Carolina in the middle of the 18th century, with indication of their birthplaces. Refers to migration in Central European countries, as well. Discerns and corrects some of the surnames misspelled in items 9041 and
Source Bibliography: SMITH, CLIFFORD NEAL. Emigrants from the Principality of Hessen-Hanau, Germany, 1741-1767. (German-American Genealogical Research Monograph, 6.) McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1979. 22p.
Page: 21

1752 - Research Note -
Look in records of Pastor Wagener at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster
PA, Vol. 1 (1730-1767). Find marriage of a George Bender on 21 Jun 1752.
(This marriage record mentions that George's father was George Bender, Sr.,
born in Germany.)


1756 - Land Warrant
3 Aug
Age: 34
Land in Mount Joy Township
George Bender's first appearance in the records

1769 - 
Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Records
1769 George Painter 0.3.0

1770
Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1770 George Painter 50 acres 30 acres cleared 2 horses 1 cow
1770 George Painter  0.2.6 tax 1.0

1771 -  Church
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown (Records begin in 1770)
Communicants and Confirmants

A list of those who had their names for the Preparatory Service July 6, 1771 and who were admitted to the Holy Supper on the 7th, the Sixth Sunday after Trinity.
26 people listed.
#3. John George Bender

Those who handed in their names today, Dec 24, 1771, attended the Confessional services, and who partook of the Lord’s Supper on the following day, Dec 25th, ie Christmas. 24 people listed, no Benders.

Today, viz, Christmas day [1771] the following were confirmed and received the Lord’s Supper the first time. 7 people listed.
#3. Joh. Geo. Bender and wife Elizabeth’s son Henrich aged 15.
#4. Joh. Geo. Bender dau. Maria Elizabeth, aged 16.
#5. Joh. Geo. Bender dau Anna Elizabeth, aged 13.

George Bender & wife An Elizabeth sponsors 26 Feb 1771 for c/o Michael Deuweler


1772 - Church & Taxes

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown (Records begin in 1770)
Communicants and Confirmants


Those who handed in their names at this place June 6, 1772, attended the Confessional services and thereupon the 7th, being Whit Sunday, received the Lord’s Supper.

33 People
#24 Henrich Bender
#25 and Maria Elizabeth Bender
#26 and An. Elizabeth Bender

Those who handed in their names on the 17th , came to the Confessional Services, and on the 18th of October 1772 were admitted to the Lord’s Supper XVIII after Trinity. 28 people listed.
#26. George Bender
#27 and dau Mary Elizabeth
#28 and dau An. Elizabeth

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1772 George Painter  0.2.0 tax 1.0

1772 Dec 9 George Painter 0.2.0 tax 1.0

1773 - Church & Taxes
Age: 52
Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown (Records begin in 1770)
Maria Barbara b. 12 April 1773 bp. 9 May 1773 Joh. Georg Bender & An. Elizabeth. Sp. Michael Haack & wife Elizabeth.

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1773 George Painter 50 acres 20 cleared 2 horses 1 cow
1773 Assessment George Painter 0.2.0  tax 1.0

1775 - Church
Communicants Mar 25, 1775 viz Ascension Day 39 persons
#33 Georg Bender
#34 son Henrich
#35 and dau Ann Elizabeth
#36 Mrs. Maria Eliz. Fissler

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1776 George Bander tax 5.0

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1777 George Painter 50 acres 15 cleared 1 horse 2 cattle 2 sheep

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1778 June 12 Continental tax: George Painter 1.10
1778 May 28 Assessment: George Painter  1.10.0


1779 - Residence
Age: 58
Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown (Records begin in 1770)
Communicants April 25, 1779. 37 persons listed
#18. George Bender, wife Reformed.

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1780 Return: George Penther 50 acres valued at $2530 2 horses 2 cattle
1780 George Panter 0.16.0 tax .32
1780 Aug 13: George Painter 0.16.0 tax .32


1781- Residence
Age: 60
Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Survey of Land: Survey A-44-77 for a tract called "Roundtop."

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1781 Jan 18 taken Sept 1780: George Penther 36.0.0
1781 George Painter  hard money 1.0.3 other 0.18.11
1781 George painter 60 acres warranted valued at 90 1 horse 2 cattle valued at 11 total 101 pounds


1782 - Writes Will
21 Feb
Age: 60
Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Writes his Last Will & Testament

Source: Lancaster Will Book Y-2-43Written: February 21, 1782
Recorded: March 29, 1783

In the name of God, Amen, I John George Bender of Mount Joy Township in the 
County of Lancaster in Pennsylvania, being sick and weak of body but God be 
thanked, of sound understanding and therefore make my Last Will and Testament 
in the manner and form following viz; First, I recommend my soul into the hands 
of my Creator trusting in the mercy of my Redeemer Jesus Christ for remission 
of all my sins and admission into the Regions of Bliss and my body to the earth 
until the great day of our Lord Jesus Christ and as to my worldly estate 
wherewith it  hath pleased God to bless me I bequeath in manner following. 
First I order that all my just debts shall be paid after my decease. Further it 
is my will and I order that my widow Ann Elizabeth shall have the rights to my 
land & house during her life she remaining my widow and shall carry on the 
husbandry with my children until the youngest attain their age if she should 
live so long, but in case my wife should not be inclined to carry on the 
husbandry and one of my children would take the same in hand then my said wife 
shall remove into the new house over the hill & shall possess the same during 
her widowhood but never the less with the will and consent of my said wife and 
not otherwise. And if it should happen as aforesaid she then nevertheless shall 
have a right in the land, house and movable goods of what name soever and keep 
the same in her hands and act and do with the same and she and my hereafter 
named executors shall think fit during her widowhood. But if she against my 
expectations should marry again then she shall have no more than what the law 
allows her. And further I order that after the death of my said widow my 
plantation & land with the buildings shall be sold at public venue as also my 
movable goods which my widow shall leave at the time of her decease and the 
money raised by the sale of my land and movable goods shall be divided amongst 
all my children share alike viz; my sons John Henry, John William, John George
and John Bender and my daughters; Mary Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Mary Catherine, 
Ann Margaret & Mary Barbara Bender. But my eldest son John Henry shall have for 
his birthright five shillings aforehand and this shall be in full for his 
second share and no more but shall a equal share with the rest. And in case one 
of my younger children or any of those, which are yet under my care should die 
then I order that the share of the one so dying shall be equally divided 
amongst the rest.

And I hereby nominate and appoint John Nissly and Abraham Sherer of Mountjoy 
Township Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, empowering my said 
Executors after the decease of my said widow to give the purchaser of my said 
land a good title for the same his heirs and assigns as fully and amply as if I 
had done it with my own hands and further my said Executors shall have a right 
as aforesaid to sell my land at public venue for cash or in yearly payments as 
also my moveable goods as they shall find proper and divide and divide the sum 
among my children as well as they can. And I do hereby make null and void all 
former and other wills by me heretofore made, claiming this and no other as my 
Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I John George Bender have hereunto 
set my hand and seal the 21st day of February A. Dom 
1782.                                                                           
                                        John George Bender  seal
Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by John George Bender as his Last Will 
and Testament in the presence of and in his presence have signed our names 
hereto. David Nissly, Henry Helt
Lancaster County ss

On the 24th day of March Anno Domini 1783 before the subscriber personally 
appeared David Nissly and Henry Helt the two subscribing witnesses to the above 
will and the said David Nissly on his solemn affirmation and the said Henry 
Helt on his solemn oath respectively and severally did and say that they were 
present and saw and heard John George Bender the testator above named sign, 
seal, publish and pronounce, declare the foregoing writing as and for his Last 
Will and Testament and at the doing thereof he was of sound mind, memory and 
understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief. John 
Hubley, Regr.

Be it remembered That on the 29th day of March Anno Domini 1783 the Last Will 
and Testament of John George Bender late of Mountjoy Township in the County of 
Lancaster, yeoman, deceased, was proven in due form of law and letters 
Testamentary therein were granted to John Nissly and Abraham Sherer the 
Executors therein named they being first duly qualified well and truly to 
administer the estate of the said deceased and especially to exhibit a true and 
perfect inventory thereof into the Registers office at Lancaster on or before 
the 29th day of April next and to render a perfect and true amount of their 
administration in one year or when thereto lawfully required. Given under the 
seal of the said office. John Hubley Reg’r.



Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1782 George Painter land valued at 130 taxable property 16 total 146 pounds 3.7.0

1782 - Death
26 Jul
Age: 60
Mount Joy Twp., Lancaster, Pennsylvania


1782 - Burial
28 Jul
Manheim Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rapho Twp.
J. George Bender of near Elizabethtown, age 60, buried 28 July 1782


1783
Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Widow Panther

Will Inventory -



Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1785 Widdow Painter 50 acres warranted land 1 cow. Freeman: William Bender.

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1786 Widdow Benter valuation: 75 pounds.
1786 Mar 21: Assessment: Widow Benter 0.8.4 County tax 0.2.3. Freeman: William Benter 0.8.4 County 0.6.0

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1787 Widow Bender 50 warranted acres 1 cow. Freeman: William Bender
1787 Mar 1 Valuation: Widow Bender  58 pounds.
1787 Widow Bender 0.5.0. Freeman: William Bender 0.10.0
1787 May 1: Widow Bender 0.5.0 Freeman: William Bender 0.10.0 (crossed out).

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1788 Mar 24: Widow Bender 50 warranted acres 1 cow 0.52.0. Freeman: William Bender.
1788 Assessment: Widow Bender 0.6.0
1788 List of Taxible inhabitants: Widow Bender.

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1789 Widow Benter 0.6.6, William Benter 0.10.0, George Benter 0.10.0.
1789 May 5: Widow Bender Supplies 0.6.6 County 0.1.6, William Bender 0.10.0, 0.6.0, George Bender 0.10.0, 0.6.0.
1790 May 5: Widow Bender  0.2.2 County tax. Freeman: George Bender 0.6.0, William Bender 0.6.0.

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1792 June 12: Widow Penter 0.2.2. Freeman: George Penter 0.6.0, George Penter 0.6.0.
1793 Widow Penter 50 acres 1 horse 1 cow. Freeman: George Penter, William Penter.

Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA, Tax Record
1793 Nov 26: Widow Penter 0.5.0. Freeman: William Penter 0.9.0, George Penter 0.9.0. (taxes for 1793-1794)


1796 - Estate sale


Research:
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1777-1854: Stone Valley Lutheran and Reformed Congregations

View Record Name Description Date of Event Event
Johann Georg Bender Father Baptism
Johann Georg Bender Mrs. Mother Baptism
Johann Georg Bender Sponsor Baptism

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The Bender family, pronounced Bainter, immigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany in the early 1700's. During the Revolutionary War, the British hired German mercenaries to fight on their behalf. After the war, the families of these mercenaries and many other innocent Germans were persecuted for their mercenary activities. To avoid this persecution, some Benders moved to Virginia and anglicized their name to Painter
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From Find a Grave -
Information below provided by "Bender-Bainter-Painter Smith and the Allied Families of Phillipson-Marino-Alioto" by Joseph Linn Marino. Future research must be done to confirm that he was the father of Henry and George Bender.

Johann Georg Bender, known as "the Younger", was born 24 April 1722 and christened 26 April 1722. He remained behind in Germany when his father, Hans Georg Bender first immgrated to the colony of Pennsylvania. After his grandparents had passed away in Germany, Johann's father returned home to settle his parents' estate. Johann Georg then accompanied his father back to Pennsylvania, travelling on the ship "Duke of Bedford" which arrived September 14, 1751. Having settled in Lancaster county, John George Bender (as he was called in Pennsylvania), married to Maria Regina Kraemer, daughter of Christopher Kraemer, on June 21, 1752. Maria Regina having died in 1767, he married a second time to Anna Elizabeth, who was still living when Johann Georg Bender wrote his last Will and Testament on February 21, 1782. He died in Mount Joy Township in Lancaster county. 

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Bender Records from the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown

Records begin in 1770

Communicants and Confirmants

A list of those who had their names for the Preparatory Service July 6, 1771 and who were admitted to the Holy Supper on the 7th, the Sixth Sunday after Trinity.

26 people listed.

#3. John George Bender

Those who handed in their names today, Dec 24, 1771, attended the Confessional services, and who partook of the Lord’s Supper on the following day, Dec 25th, ie Christmas. 24 people listed, no Benders.

Today, viz, Christmas day [1771] the following were confirmed and received the Lord’s Supper the first time. 7 people listed.

#3. Joh. Geo. Bender and wife Elizabeth’s son Henrich aged 15.

#4. Joh. Geo. Bender dau. Maria Elizabeth, aged 16.

#5. Joh. Geo. Bender dau Anna Elizabeth, aged 13.

Those who handed in their names at this place June 6, 1772, attended the Confessional services and thereupon the 7th, being Whit Sunday, received the Lord’s Supper.

33 People

#24 Henrich Bender

#25 and Maria Elizabeth Bender

#26 and An. Elizabeth Bender

Those who handed in their names on the 17th , came to the Confessional Services, and on the 18th of October 1772 were admitted to the Lord’s Supper XVIII after Trinity. 28 people listed.

#26. George Bender

#27 and dau Mary Elizabeth

#28 and dau An. Elizabeth

Those who handed in their names for Preparatory services on may 22nd and on the 23rd, 1773, being the sixth Sunday after Easter, received the Lord’s Supper.

29 people on the list.

#17 Henrich Bender, single person.

#20 Miss Anna Elizabeth Benderin

 

Those who handed in their names Nov 20th and attended the Confessional service, and then on the 21st 1773, being the 24th Sunday after Trinity, were admitted to the table of the Lord. 19 Persons Listed.

#14. Jacob Bender [probably Jerg Bender and incorrectly translated Jacob.]

#15 and dau Maria Elizabeth

Those who handed in their names May 21, 1774, attended Confessional services, and also the Lords Supper on the 22nd, being Wit Sunday. 37 persons listed.
#2 Georg Bender
#26 An. Elizabeth Benderin
#27 Henrich Bender, single.
#28 Mrs Maria Elizabeth Fisslerin

Preparatory service Dec 17, 1774, Communion Dec 18, 4S Advent. 27 persons, no Benders.

Communicants Mar 25, 1775 viz Ascension Day 39 persons

#33 Georg Bender

#34 son Henrich

#35 and dau Ann Elizabeth

#36 Mrs. Maria Eliz. Fissler

Communicants Nov 12, 1775 – 22nd Sunday after Trinity. 23 persons no Benders

Preparatory services May 18, 1776 and Communion may 19, 1776. 37 persons listed.

#28 Mrs. Maria Eliz Fisslerin

#29 An. Elizabeth Benderin

Confirmed: 22 persons listed.

#2 Anna Maria, dau of G. Bender and wife An. Elizabeth

#4. Mary Cath. dau of G. Bender and wife An. Elizabeth

 

Preparatory services on Dec 7, 1776, Communion Dec 8, 1776. 32 persons listed.

#7 Miss Mary Catherine Benderin

#8 Miss An. Margareth Benderin

#11 Mrs Mar. Eliz. Fisslerin

#20 Henrich Bender, single

Preparatory services on May 2, 1777, Communion May 3, 1777. 57 persons listed

#34 Miss An. Elizabeth Benderin

#35 Miss Mar. Cath. Benderin

#36 Miss An. Marg. Benderin

#38 Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fisselin

 

Preparatory services on Nov 29, 1777, Communicants Nov 30, 1777. 20 persons listed

No Benders

Confirmed May 1778 13 persons, no Benders

Communicants May 18, 1778 Cantate Sunday. 50 persons.

#36 Henrich Bender, single

#39 Mrs Mary Elisa. Fisslin

#40 Miss Elizabeth Benderin

#41 Mar. Cath. Benderin

#42 Miss An Marg. Benderin

Here follow several lists of communicants under the pastorate of Rev. J.D. Schroeder which, he says, he copied into the large and later record.

Communicants April 25, 1779. 37 persons listed

#18. George Bender, wife Reformed.

Confirmed April 24, 1779. 20 persons listed.

#5 Anna Margaretha Benderin

#7 Catherine Benderin

Communicants, June 17, 1780. 40 persons listed.

#20 Mar. Eliz. Fieselin, husband Reformed.

Single Persons who communed June 17, 1780 22 persons listed

#8. Anna Marg. Benderin

#9 Marg. Cath. Benderin

Confirmed June 17, 1780 and first Communion the 18th 15 persons listed

#6. William Bender

#7. Georg Bender

All that is crossed out in this book, is entered in proper form in the large new church record. J.D. Schrooter, P.L.

George Bender & wife An Elizabeth sponsors 26 Feb 1771 for c/o Michael Deuweler

Maria Barbara b. 12 April 1773 bp. 9 May 1773 Joh. Georg Bender & An. Elizabeth. Sp. Michael Haack & wife Elizabeth.

Burials:

Wilhelm Bender s/o Wilhelm Bender 2 May 1812 aged 10 months.

History of the Classis of Lancaster of the Eastern Synod of the

Reformed Church in the United States, 1852-1940;

Part II, Histories of the Congregations of the Classis of Lancaster, Pg. 214-217

Printed by The New Holland Clarion, New Holland, PA;

Editors Rev. Daniel G. Glass, Rev. C. George Bachman, Rev. Harry E. Shepardson,

Rev. John F. Frantz, Rev. J. N. Le Van, D.D.

CHRIST REFORMED CHURCH, ELIZABETHTOWN

Rev. L. C. T. Miller, Pastor

The year 1744 marks the date of the organization of a congregation that is

usually regarded as the beginning of Christ Church, Elizabethtown. In this year

the Rev. John Lischy organized a group of Reformed people into a congregation at

Centerville, now Milton Grove, located about five miles northeast of

Elizabethtown. The Moravians and Lutherans were already worshipping at this

place when the Reformed congregation was organized. Little is known about this

congregation except that very shortly after its organization a disagreement

arose with the result that the Reformed group was forced to seek elsewhere for a

place to worship.

There was another group of Reformed people in the northwestern end of what is

now Lancaster County, who came together for worship as early as 1721. The Rev.

Michael Schlatter visited this group in 1747, and reported that John Conrad

Tempelmann had been preaching to those people for some time. In his report to

the Holland Church, Schlatter mentions "the congregation at Jeremiah Miller's in

Donegal where seventeen men promised 8 pounds and 38 bushels of fruit" for the

support of a pastor.

One of the most prized historical possessions of the Elizabethtown congregation

is a deed bearing the date, July 28, 1767, in which Peter Blasser and his wife,

Magdalena, conveyed one acre of land for the consideration of twenty shillings

of lawful money of Pennsylvania, with annual rental of "one grain of wheat" to

certain men designated as "Representatives of the High Dutch Presbyterian

Congregation". Of equal value, historically, to the congregation is a recently

discovered church record containing a list of 422 baptisms, written in German

script by the ministers who served the congregation from 1752 to 1809. Since

the Donegal congregation or "Blasser's", as it came to be known after 1767, was

not more than four or five miles from the Centerville group, and in view of a

combination of circumstances that are historically reliable, it is not without

reason to conclude that Lischy's organization united with this congregation some

time between 1744 and 1767. Although the year, 1744, has been accepted as the

date of the organization of Christ Church, it is certain that its antecedents

reach back considerably earlier than this date.

Not much is known about the years 1767-1815. The Rev. John Runkel, 1779-1784,

reported 20 families in the closing year of his pastorate. Rev. Runkel also

reports 11 pupils as students in the "church school," probably a parochial

school.

The year 1815 is an important date in the history of the Elizabethtown

congregation, for it was then that Blasser's was abandoned and the congregation

brought to Elizabethtown. Here a church was erected on a site less than one

square from the present location. With the improvements that were made from

time to time, this building continued to serve the needs of the congregation

until 1909, when the present edifice was dedicated.
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Family Research Notes on George Bender 1721 - 1782
(no author given, found on ancestry.com)
To find my Bender line I had to research every Bender line in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to ensure I had the right man. Others helped me work them out for the same purpose then decided to finish the project just out of general interest. I have or will post all of the information I have found on all these lines so that other researchers can use the information. You should double check everything I have worked on, no doubt there are a few mistakes. Some of what I have found on this family will make more than a few people raise an eyebrow, but this is what the evidence shows. Published genealogies without sources are simply not reliable.

I also used Y-Dna testing by familytreedna.com to break down my brick wall and encourage others to use it. Y-Dna matches in combination with a good paper trail proved my line and found several long lost branches and proved their lines. Y-Dna testing is ongoing for this family.

I believe I have posted all the documents and information that can reasonably be found on the family of John George Bender 1721 - 1782. The evidence shows he purchased a warrant from some unknown person then settled on it on or after 1756. Before that time no Benders of any spelling lived in Mount Joy or Donegal Townships as tax payers. George Bender was a Lutheran and his wife Anna Elisabetha was a member of the Reformed Church and she is mentioned in the records as far back as 1771 and as the mother of Henry born in 1756.

There is a lot of unproven genealogy on this family that tracks back to a book called "the Bender-Bainter-Painter Book" by Joseph Marino and edited by Sandy Fackler. Mr. Marino, due to illness, was not able to finish his research project and at his death left monies to hire someone to finish his book. Ms. Fackler was hired to put together the existing notes into a genealogy, but not to research or double check the information. The book appears accurate until it reaches the early family then the research falls apart.

Here are some of the mistakes:

1. The families noted before John George Bender 1722 – 1782 did not exist as they are presented. Tax records show these people did not live in Lancaster County let alone Donegal Township.

2. If Georg Bender was married to Regina Kramer she died shortly after as the records only show her as his wife. The Lutheran Church records state that Anna Elizabeth was the mother of son Henry born in 1756, contrary to what the book states.

3. The eldest son Henry Bender did not serve in the German Regiment proved by the pension record of the true Henry Bender/Painter of Virginia. He did not serve in Capt. Custer/Kuster’s Company from Warwick Township, but he did serve in Capt. Abraham Scott’s Company, Col. Lowery’s Battalion on active duty. A Y-DNA comparison between a descendents of Henry Bender of Bedford County, Pa, and Fayette County, Ohio, with a descendent of George bender's son John Bender show no relation as the book states.

4. George Bender of Fayette County, Ohio, did not marry Susannah Nissly, he was thought to have married first Catherine Stuckey then married her sister Susannah Stuckey of Washington County, Maryland. This is proven by her father’s estate and deeds. That is why they followed the Stuckey's to Bedford/Somerset County and on to Ohio and why they are buried in the Stuckey Family cemetery. Dna is needed to prove this connection also.

  5. The daughter Margaret did not marry Abraham Stuckey, he was married to Margaret Peterson, Margaret Bender was the second wife of Valentine Wisehaupt who moved with her brother John Bender to Juniata County about 1801. Valentine Wisehaupt was also first married to her sister Elizabeth. This is documented in the Juniata County History, church records and articles on Valentine Wisehaupt.

6. There was no Bender Mill on Chickies Creek that was owned by this family. There were Mills owned by other Benders in Lancaster County in Manor and Earl Townships.

7. Some of the families mentioned that were put in the wrong family or never existed:

Pages 9-19 Children of Georg Bender & Katrina Hostettler (This family was thought to be Mennonite)

1.  Johan George Bender 1721 –1782, since proven wrong by Y-DNA testing.

2. Johan Peter Bender b. 11 Oct 1737 -1820 Chickies Creek, Donegal, Lancaster m. Catherine Babb. He is actually the son of Christoff Bender who came in 1750 and settled in Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., Pa, - no relation. The Plainfield Benders are a well researched and proven line.

3. Johan Heinrich Bender b. 1737 m. Catherine Betz – He lived in Warwick and Hempfield Townships, Lancaster, was associated with a Peter Bender. No connection found with any other Bender family.

4. Jacob Bender b. 1740 Donegal to 1820 m. Elizabeth Catherine Schaeffer – He is a brother of Peter and son of Christoff Bender of Plainfield Twp., Northampton County born in Germany. – no relation.

5. Johan David Bender b. 1743 m. Anna Schnaeble – he is the son of Adam Bender of Earl and Leacock Townships, no relations. This line is also well documented.

6. Johann Bender b. 1746 – Probably the brother of David above and no relation to the Mt Joy Benders.


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Johannes Bender 1706 – 1782 Bender Mill Chickies Creek M. Maria Neff, 2nd Catherine Frederick

This man never existed in Lancaster County and never lived in Donegal or Mt Joy. The John Bender that died in 1782 was from Kirchardt, Baden and no relation to the Mt Joy Benders. The John Bender married to Catherine also lived in Warwick Township, also from Kirchardt, Baden.

There is no evidence that any of the families mentioned in the book before John George Bender 1722 - 1782 existed, no sources or documentation.

It appears that George and Henry Bender/Bainter/Bender of Fayette County, Ohio, are the sons of John George Bender of Mt Joy, Lancaster, but there are no legal documents to make the connection. This can easily be solved by comparing Y-Dna between the descendents of Henry and George of Fayette County, Ohio, with the descendents of John Bender who settled in Juniata County, PA. Y-DNA testing was completed and the tests show no match between Henry Bender of Bedford, PA and Fayette County, Ohio with the John Bender family of Juniata County, PA. The testing did show a match with the Bender lines that came from Kirchardt, Baden.
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John Bender 1768-1840

John Bender
son of John George & Anna Elizabeth Bender
Born abt 1768
Died After 1840 in Turbett Twp, Juniata County Pa
Married
Elizabeth Conolley Kemmerer
daughter of Peter & Katherine (Connolley) Kemmerer
Born abt 1770
Died in Turbett Twp, Juniata County PA

Children:
Anna Nancy Bender 1795 – 1861 M.John Sulouff
William Bender abt 1797 
Barbara Bender abt 1810
Peter Bender  abt 1812
George Bender 1815 – 1880
Henry Bender 1817 – 1888
Jacob Bender 1818 – 
Catherine Bender 1820 – 
Elisabeth Bender 1822 – 

1768 - Abt.
In 1784 we know that John is "over 14" - so he was born in 1770 or earlier.

Possible? His father was Johan George, which may have been listed as Joh & transcribed as John, but his mother was Anna Elizabeth, not Anna Mary...


We also know that John had at least two sisters - 
"    Valentine Wisehaupt, the father, who died in 1822 and is buried at Church Hill, came from Hesse, Germany, and first located in Lancaster County, Pa.
     He was married three times and two of his wives were sisters of John Bender. The last of these two were Margaretta Bender. She came with Valentine to Juniata County, and died at 45 in 1808. She was one of the first to be buried in the Church Hill cemetery. Valentine Sr. was an officer of the church and her grave was located on the summit near that building. It is indicated by a tall white sandstone, the inscription is in German, it includes her maiden name, "Margaretta Bender Wisehaupt," who died at 45y 1m 3d in 1808; and that she had three sons and two daughters. That marker was a loving memorial by her husband, Valentine, and he no doubt lies by her side in an unmarked grave. The inscription on her headstone being in German and no longer readable, both have long since been forgotten by the public." - from the Flickinger Family History

1784 - In The Estate of His Father George - 
1784 Estate of George Bender of Mt. Joy: George Bender Jr. over 14, guardian is John Fissel, John Bender over 14, guardian is Valentine Weisshaup, Barbara Bender is under 14, her guardian is John Fissel. The estate was worth 76.19.3 and after the real estate was sold it was worth 695.10.6.


1795 - Daughter Anna Born - 

Translation: Two sanctioned in marriage John Bender and his house-wife Elizabeth, a born Kammerer, had a daughter born into the world by the name of Anna Benderin and in the year of our Lord 1795 on the 18th day of February at 8'oclock in the evening, in the sign of the waterman. Baptized by Father Benz the 16th day of Sept 1797. Witness Peter Kammerer and his wife Katherine, born in in Mt Joy Township, Lancaster County in America in the state of Pennsylvania While my Name must be held up before men, before God only the Soul is known. He has sealed me in Baptism, a righteous father knowing his child; In his hand he inscribed me, nothing can steal me away. Printed by Johann Valentin Schuller


1800-
1800 U.S. Census Milford Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa page 476
John Pender 1m 26-45, 1f 16-26 [from Mt Joy]

1800 U.S. Census Mt Joy Lancaster Co., Pa, p. 17
George Bender 1m 16-26, 2m 0-10, 1m 16-26
John Bender 1m 45+, 2m 16-26, 2m 0-10, 1f 16-26


1801  - Moved to Turbett Twp, Juniata County, PA
"John Bender appears to be the son of John George Bender 1722 – 1782 of Mt Joy Township. He came to Juniata County with Valentine Wisehaupt who was married to Margaret bender daughter of John George bender of Mt Joy Twp., Lancaster County; Valentine Wisehaupt was married to two of John Bender’s sisters."

"Valentine Wisehaupt b. Feb. 22, 1797 in Lancaster Co., Pa, died in his 84th year, July 21, 1880. Valentine in 1801 came to Turbett Township with his father valentine Sr., and John Bender, the latter is said to be the ancestor of all the Benders in the Tuscarora Valley."

FLICKINGER FAM. HIST., p. 745, mentions a pear tree "brought by John Bender from Lancaster county about the year 1800" planted in Mifflin>Juniata Co. in 1801 at the site of a log house built by John and Sally Weimer "on the farm north of Limestone Ridge, later known as the Bossart, Briggs, and William H. Groninger farm."

"His grandfather, John Bender, born in Lancaster County, Pa., removed to Turbett Township, Juniata County, where he carried on his occupation of weaving, also cultivating some land of which he was the owner. He had been married before leaving Lancaster County and had these children: William;, George;, Peter; Henry; Jacob; Catherine; Barbara and Elizabeth. John Bender was a member of the German Reformed church. Both he and his wife died in Turbett Township. " -Biographical Encylcopedia of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry Counties. P. 952, 953


1820 

1820 United States Federal Census about John Painter
Name: John Painter
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Turbett, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 7
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10


U.S. Census Mifflin Twp., Turbett Twp., p. 353
Valentine Wisehaupt 1m 45+, 2m 16-25, 1f 26-44, 3f 16-25, 1f 10-15
John Painter 1m 45+, 1m 16-25, 4m –10, 1f 26-44, 2f 10-15, 1f –10


Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 about John Painter
Name: John Painter
Residence Year: 1821
Residence Place: Turbett, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation - Weaver

1830 

1830 United States Federal Census about John Panter
Name: John Panter
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Turbett, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):

U.S. Census Turbett Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa, p. 391
John Panter 1m 50-59, 2m 20-29, 2m 10-14, 1f 50-59 (1771-1780)
William Panter 1m 30-39, 1m 5-9, 2m –5, 1f 30-39

1840

U.S. Census Turbett Twp., Juniata Co., Pa, p. 464
John Bainder 1m 70-79, 1m 10-14, 1f 60-69, 1f 30-39
William Bainder 1m 40-49, 2m 5-9, 1f 40-49
George Bainder 1m 30-39, 1m 20-29, 1m –5, 2f 20-29, 1f –5
Peter Bainder 1m 20-29, 1m 15-19, 1m –5, 1f 20-29

1840 U.S. Census Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa, p. 464
John Bender 1m 20-29, 1m 5-9, 1f 20-29, 1f –5

Research:

A 37 Marker Y-DNA match between a descendent of John McGill Bender 1858 - 1910 and the Lancaster County Bender line of John Bender Jr. 1715 - 1784 showing this family is closely related to the Bender family of Kirchardt, Baden. John McGill Bender was the son of Henry Bender 1817 - 1888 and Margaret Wilson. Henry Bender was the son of John Bender 1770-1840 and Elizabeth Kemmerer. This is supported by the biography of Christian Bender that names John Bender's children; the Suloff and the Flickinger Family History that states John Bender came from Lancaster County with his brother in law Valentin Wisehaupt who had married two of John Bender's sisters who were daughters of John George Bender 1721 - 1782 of Mount Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA. There is also a taufschein for John Bender's eldest daughter that states she was born in Mount Joy (or Manheim) Lancaster County, so there is no doubt John Bender was the youngest son of John George Bender and wife Elizabeth of Mount Joy Twp., Lancaster County, PA.
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William, son of John, has a son Christian:
Pricilla Saylor and Christian Bender

Pricilla Saylor b. Nov. 18, 1824, on Nov. 22, 1853 married Christian Bender, son of William and Barbara Brandt Bender, b. May 27, 1825, Farmer, Beekeeper and Butcher. They lived all their days upon the farm on which they located after marriage near Port Royal. They and their family were regular attendants and devout members of the Lutheran Church.

Christian Bender and Daniel McConnell, a brother in law, while the latter lived in his mountain home near the sawmill in the early 60's, kept more stands of bees than any other resident of Turbett Township. Both kept them in upright box hives, the best in use preceding the introduction a few years later of the Langstroth movable comb hive.

The family of Christian and Pricilla Bender consisted of four children:

1. Alice Jane 1855 - 1887.
2. William Huston Bender b. Mar 22, 1858, Farmer, Lutheran, upon attaining manhood lived a few years at Tiffin, Ohio; and in 1899 located at Church's Ferry, N.D. In 1914 he returned to Port Royal.
3. John Chambers Bender b. April 21, 1863, Farmer, Lutheran and single, in 1896 located near Wolford, N.D. where he became the owner of 240 acres of land.
4. Mary Ellen, twin with John, died at 16 in 1879.

Pricilla, wife of Christian, died at 56, October 20, 1880. On June 15, 1882 Christian married as his second wife, Mary E. Megaughey b. March 24, 1851. Christian died at 78, July 22, 1903 and was buried beside his wife Pricilla at Church Hill. Mary died November 4, 1913.

5. Luther Amos Bender born March 30, 1885, works for the Railroad, a Methodist, in 1909 married Mary Horning and lives at McAfeestown, near Port Royal, had three children.

6. Clara May b. July 30, 1887, in 1909 married Jacob S. Dalton, works for the Railroad, a Methodist, and lives at Port Royal. One child died as an infant.

Christian Bender in his youth learned the art of making oak shingles and flour barrels from his father. Later he served many of his neighbors annually as a boss-butcher. Traveling on foot by the light of the morning stars to these butchering bees, he and other assistants would arrive sufficiently early that the breakfast could be eaten and the work of slaughtering the fatten pigs began at the first approach of the morning light.

He was a very successful hunter of squirrels, wild bees and deer. The author, in his youth, as a learner enjoyed a days hunt for each of these three kinds of game with Christian; and during the summer of 1875, following the author's graduation from college, Christian aided him in quarrying the rock at the east end of Limestone Ridge, and building a limes stack of 2000 bushels, most of which was applied to the Flickinger farm that fall.

Living in or near the timber, Christian became so familiar with the habits of game that he seemed to know just whereto go and how to see it quickly. He seldom failed to capture what he saw. His greatly prized rifle, which quickly aimed by his quick eye and steady hand, never failed to bring down the little squirrels from the tallest treetops.

Occasionally, accompanied by several others, he hunted deer in the Blacklog Mountains in the Northwest part of the County. This famous hunting ground, at the head waters of Licking Creek, consisted of a series of a half dozen low mountains or ridges, having between them narrow valleys, covered with timber and occasional thickets of underbrush. Only a few families lived in the timber at that time, and their location was in the valley north of Shade Mountain.

In December 1864 accompanied by John Weimer, Samuel R. McMeen, Robert Flickinger and two others, he made a record hunt by securing three deer and one bear in three days. Two of the deer where shot within an hour of each other on the second morning. The bear hunt, which occurred the last forenoon, was intensely interesting to every member of the party. The course that morning, one mile abreast, was eastwardly down the valley between the first and second ridges north of Shade Mountain.

About an hour after starting, while Flickinger, at the south end of the line, was tracing the foot of the first ridge north of Shade Mountain, he happened to meet John Dillon and Wm McKinley, two noted hunters, of that section. During the two days previous they had been vainly trailing several bears back and forth over the mountains in a foot of snow; and they were quite sure the bears were in the next valley south. Though the courtesy of Captain John Howell, Major Flickinger had enjoyed several hunts with these hunters and always returned with a deer. At their suggestion the members of our party were called together and accompanied Dillon and McKinley to the top of the ridge. There, looking south, they pointed out the place in the valley below, where they thought the bears were located.

While they were quietly assigning positions to our squad of hunters so as to surround the bears, Bender happened to see them, three in number, in the valley directly below walking slowly eastward, one behind the other, the two hindmost carefully stepping in the footprints of the first one. Without waiting for assignment he quickly slipped away from the company, ran eastward half a mile along the brow of the ridge and quietly descended into the narrow valley in front of the bears. Concealing himself behind a large oak tree he awaited their approach. he got the first glimpse of them when the front one climbed over a log about a hundred yards in front of him. When the second one came into view on the log, it fell under the deadly aim of his trusty rifle. Before he could reload the other two bears scampered hastily and safely north, back over the ridge they and we had last crossed.

According to the rules of the game, the noted hunters who planned the hunt were entitled to half the meat. They were glad enough to get some bear meat, but were deeply chagrined over the fact that Bender carried of the hide.

In as much as a son and daughter of William Bender, a Cooper and Lutheran who lived in Port Royal, son of John, the ancestor of the Benders in the Tuscarora Valley, married descendents of Zachariah Rice his family of five is here noted:

1. Christian b. May 27, 1825 married Pricilla Saylor
2. John, Twin, b. Feb. 18, 1827
3. Martin, Twin, b. Feb. 18, 1827
4. Julia Ann married Peter Kilmer
5. George Hamlin b. July 26, 1835

Pages 302, 303, 304, The Flickinger Family History, Rev. Robert E. Flickinger Sucess Composition & Printing Co., Des Moines, IA, 1927.