Bender Family History Book, latest live in Ia and Mn
I am looking to find a family history book on the Benders. My Nephew borrowed the book from my parents to do a college paper on it and never brought it back and now will not talk anything about it to be helpful at all. My Dad is Roger living in S,G, Mn married to Annette with 8 children. My Dads dad was Harold Bender who grew up in Allamakee county in Iowa but also sold farm and with trees from farm built two houses and garages with them that one he lived in, in Spring Grove, Mn. Harolds Father was William Cressey Bender who had 5 kids - Harold, Donald, Creighton, Beatrice and Luella. Williams Father was Albert D. Bender, one of six in the family, Arthur, Albert, Hanora, Flora, Henry and Lester. There Father Was Charles W. Bender Born April 18, 1832 in Stark Wi. and Died Mar 26, 1913. Charles Married Anna Calkins in Grant Wi. Oct 21 1855 Charles must have later moved to allamakee county, I know William is buried in Waukon as is others including my Grandpa - Harold. I have not been able to find any farther back than Charles W. Bender so any more info on that would be nice and also to find a copy of that book would be GREAT!!! It was a heavy bounded brown book, Bigger than normal sized books. I do not remember if it said anything on the outside of it. My Dad thinks it was sent to him from California. I know it also talked about Jesse James in it, and do not remember how far back it went. But there were a lot of pages, thick book. we are guessing My Dad got the book maybe in 1985. I alse think there was mention of a Daniel Bender in it that is maybe before Charles as I have more information than I have mentioned in here from Albert to current. We all called that book The Bender Book and may or may not be the name of it. Please email me with any info you may have or if I can be of help to any one too.