Our Bender* Family Tree

(Back 11 generations to Prussia/Germany)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated family)

Hermann “Mannus” Bender (c.1675- )
Anna Oswald ( )
Christian Bender# (c.1700- )
Unknown ( )
Daniel Bender# (c.1725- )
Unknown ( )
Jakob Bender (c.1750- )
Helena S. Brenneman + ( )
Maria Bender (1783-1860)
Daniel Brenneman + (1769-1842)
Elizabeth Brenneman (1816-1890)
Thomas “Tommy” Lee (1816-1900)
Christian F. Lee (1858-1906)
Laura Catherine Speicher (1859-1919)
Annie J. Lee (1885-1971)
Charles Frederick Krause (1884-1973)
Hilda Elizabeth Krause (1921-1997)
Richard Orville Miller (1920-2015)
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

* Anglicized, probably short for “Fassbender” in German, a cooper or barrel maker

# Possible undocumented ancestors

+Helena’s father was Samuel K. (1759-1834), from the same Melchoir line as son-in-law Daniel. Her mother was Marie Schwartzentruber (1765- ).


Cindy Leonhardt, BENDER-L Archives. Rootsweb.Ancestry.com. 6 Nov. 2010

“Family with Jacob Bender” (F11191). Internet

Find a Grave. “Maria ‘Mary’ Bender Brenneman.”

Brenneman Family Cemetery records, New Germany, Garrett Co., MD.

Lucy Beachy, ed. The Daniel Bender Family History. Grantsville, MD: Bender Book Rev. Com., 1985

7 Responses to Our Bender* Family Tree

  1. Nancy Agnes Bender says:

    I would love to find out who all my ancestors are.

    • admin says:

      How can I help? Let’s start with your parents, grandparents, and location. The internet is the first place to look for clues. Let me know what you find. Thanks for your interest,

  2. Andrea Dinkins says:

    I am the grandaughter of a man name Ray Bender who died before i was born 1975. He met my grandmother in Buffalo new york and worked in a ste el plant. My mother name is Debra Robinson. My grandmother is Susie Robinson. I have been told my grandfathers family was in Pittsburgh PA. He had a brother name “Cleo”Please let me know If you can help me find more about my grandfather

    • admin says:

      Hi Andrea,
      I don’t recognize any of your names, but perhaps one of my readers will. My Wife’s maternal Bender relatives were all Amish-Mennonites from southern Somerset County, PA, and Garrett Co., MD. Does that fit your ancestors? See the Bender Family Tree for associated families also. Have you try Googling the various names and dates? Best wishes in your search.

  3. John Lehman says:

    My heraldry database has 8 arms with the surname Bender from Riestap’s Armorial General:

    • admin says:

      Hello John,
      Your internet reference is very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I’m certain our humble Benders didn’t have much time for such royal musings, but now our proud readers know that they have seven others from which to choose. The only reason I include the COAs and family mottos on our trees is to show connections of names to wider communities in the world. My hope is that everyone will read the Introductions and other articles to get the full context of each family’s experience. Again, thanks for sharing,

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