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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BENDER, JACOB, harness and saddlery, P. O. Shenandoah; born in France, August 8, 1842. Came with his parents to America when two years old. They located on a farm near New Albany, Indiana, on which young Bender resided, receiving his education in the common schools of the neighborhood, until 1860, when he went to Louisville, Kentucky, to learn his present trade. He worked as a journeyman until the spring of 1871, when he came to Shenandoah, entering the employment of J. H. McConn. In 1872 he formed a partnership with Benj. Lake, which was continued until 1878, when it was dissolved, and Mr. Bender engaged in business in his own name. Married Miss L. Goodyear, a native of Saxony, April 30, 1874. They have two children: Lillie B. and Antrim C.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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