Re: Benders, Pennsylvania,Wisconsin,Nebraska,S Dakota
Do you know if your earliest ancestor, Henry Bender, had any siblings who settled in New York. I descend from Johann Wilhelm Bender born c. 1730 probably in Alsace Lorraine, France. He settled in the Mohawk Valley of New York and it is said that he had a brother who settled in PA. My Bender line moved to Waushara Co., Wisconsin in 1855. I have a second great uncle, Benjamin Franklin Bender, who moved to Bradley, South Dakota in about 1896. To date I have made no connection with the Richland County Benders.