abt 1770. They lived in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co. when their daughter
Anna Nancy Bender was born in 1795. About 1800 this Bender family moved
from Lancaster Co. to then Mifflin Co. (Juniata Co. after 1831). This
relocation is mentioned in FLICKINGER FAMILY HISTORY (p. 745) in Juniata
Co. Historical Soc. Archives. The article states that a pear tree was
"brought by John Bender from Lancaster county about the year 1800"
planted 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."