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

Bishop Jacob M. Bender

Male 1842 - 1914  (72 years)


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  • Name Jacob M. Bender 
    Prefix Bishop 
    Born 4 Jun 1842  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1863  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-140477 
    Died 14 Jul 1914  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried East Zorra Amish Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I140477  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Johannes B. "John" Bender,   b. 1817, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1874, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Catherine "Katie" Miller,   b. 25 Nov 1823, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1841  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F19474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Ruby,   b. 10 Feb 1845, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1916, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob R. Bender,   b. 28 Jul 1867, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1952  (Age 85 years)
     2. Mary Bender,   b. 24 Sep 1871, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1926, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Christina Bender,   b. 3 Oct 1880, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1920, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Lydia Bender,   b. 23 Jul 1886, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1940  (Age 54 years)
     5. Sarah R. Bender,   b. Abt 1890, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1972, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F34319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Miller,   b. 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Oct 1863  , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F36014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bender. - Jacob M. Bender was born at New Hamburg, Ont.; aged 72 y. 1 m. 10 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his early youth and was married to Elizabeth Miller, Oct. 6, 1863, who died May 12, 1864. He was afterwards married to Maria Ruby. To this union were born 4 sons and 8 daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged companion, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 5 brothers, 30 grandchildren. He was ordained deacon in the East Zora congregation in August, 1871. In 1883 he was ordained minister of the Gospel and in 1887 was unanimously chosen and ordained bishop of his home congregation. He faithfully and earnestly administered to the needs of the Church at home and abroad. He performed 136 marriages and baptized 400 converts and took part in almost every funeral service he was present. He was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever asked. Sermon at the house by C. S. Zehr by reading Psa. 90, with a few remarks at the church. C. Kropf read II Tim. 4: 7,8. S. J. Schwartzendruber of Huron Co., Mich., spoke earnestly on II Cor. 5: 1-10. Burial in cemetery adjoining.

      Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 18 - July 30, 1914, page 295

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, July 30, 1914 - Obituaryt of Jacob M. Bender.

    2. [S35] Vit - ON, Perth - Marriage Register of Perth County 1858-1869.
      Jacob Bender b. Wilmot Township res: Wilmot Township Age: 22 born abt 1841 father: John mother: Cath Miller married Elisabeth Miller Age:: 20 born abt 1843 b. Wilmot Township Spouse res: East Zorra Township father: Christian mother: Lidia Napgeyer married 6 Oct 1863 county: Perth

    3. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 10 Page 61.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      By Rev'd John Oesch, Minister Of The Mennonist Society, Wilmot Township
      John Bender, To Catharine Miller, Both Of Wilmot. 11 July 1841. Wit. Rudolph Roth And Christian Kropf.

    5. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 23 Jul 1841 pg 30.
      11 Jul 1841 Pastor Johannes Oesch m. Johannes BENDER, son of Jacob Bender, to Catharina MUELLER, daughter of the late Jacob Mueller, both from Wilmot.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1842 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1863 - , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1914 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Amish Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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