Biography of Jacob Bender
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Jacob Bender was born in Pennsylvania Jan. 22, 1804. His parents were John and Barbara (Cook) Bender. He was reared on a farm till he was 16 years of age; then he worked at the undertaker's business till about 1825; then for the next 20 years he followed milling. He came to Starke county in 1844, and in 1846 to North Liberty, this county; in 1848 went back to Starke county, and in 1855 returned to this county. He followed farming about 20 years. In 1863 he moved to Plymouth, and in 1864 came to Walkerton, where he has since resided. Mr. Bender was married Feb. 27, 1826, to Jane Dobbs, daughter of James and Harriet (Miller) Dobbs, and they have had 10 children, 5 of whom are living, viz.: John S., a lawyer in Plymouth, who also traveled extensively in Europe, an wrote after his return to America a book entitled, " A Hoosier's Experience in Western Europe;" he is also author of a book on the money question; Robert H., Auditor of Starke county, who was for several years civil engineer of that county. Susanna J. now Mrs. Edward Tibbetts, in Marion, Ind; Adalaide, now Mrs. pr. L. D. Glazebrook, of San Pierre; and John G., a dry goods merchant in Fort Wayne. Mr. Bender owns a fine brick store building, the upper story of which is the noted Bender's Hall; it also contains an Odd Fellows Hall. Mr. and Mrs. B. are members of the M. E. Church.

From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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