Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Bender

Male 1878 - 1970  (91 years)


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  • Name John Bender 
    Born 7 Oct 1878  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-124042 
    Died 2 Jan 1970 
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I124042  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Joseph M. Bender,   b. 15 Dec 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth R. Ruby,   b. 30 Sep 1851, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1929, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1875  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F20412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena "Lena" Zehr,   b. 19 Apr 1873, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1955, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1900  [4
    Children 
     1. Annie Bender,   b. 1901, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 71 years)
     2. Bena Bender,   b. 12 Jun 1906,   d. 3 Oct 1988, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Elizabeth Bender,   b. 20 Oct 1908, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1990, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Joseph Ormas Bender,   b. 23 Feb 1911, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1995  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F45720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1878 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Bender

      John Bender of Tavistock, formerly of New Hamburg and South Easthope Township, died last Friday at the age of 91.

      Born Oct. 7, 1878 in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bender and farmed in South Easthope Township for many years before retiring and moving to New Hamburg. He came to Tavistock three months ago. Mr. Bender was a member of the East Zorra Mennonite Church 16th line.

      His wife, the former Magdalena Zehr predeceased him in 1955. Surviving are one son, Joseph, Shakespeare; three daughters, Mrs. Bena Kropf, New Hamburg; Mrs. David (Annie) Streicher and Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Schwartzentruber, Tavistock; three sisters, Mrs. Noah (Lena) Wagler, New Hamburg; Mrs. Christian (Katie) Lebold and Mrs. Christian (Anne) Baechler, both of Tavistock; 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son and six brothers.

      Funeral service was held at the East Zorra Mennonite church, 16th line, on Monday, Rev Newton Gingerich officiating.

      Burial took place in the church cemetery.

      The Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, was in charge of arrangements.

      New Hamburg Independent, January 7, 1970

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 23.

    2. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 55.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Joseph M Bender Born: Wilmot Age: 23 Born: abt 1852 Father: John Bender Mother: Catherine Bender Spouse: Elizabeth Rubey Age: 23 Born: abt 1852 born: South Easthope Father: Joseph Rubey Mother: Magdaline Rubey married 28 Sep 1875 married: Perth, South Easthope

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Madalena Bender - April 12, 1955 - page 358, 359.