trace our Bender roots as far back as 1844 to George Bender,
born in New York
parents of George Bender, according to US Census records, were
both born in Baden Germany. Their names are currently unknown.
Bender married Ellen McMahon of Ireland around 1865.
as if the Bender clan traveled and moved around quite a bit.
In 1870, they appeared in two US Federal Census; New York and
1866 and 1868, George and Ellen lived New Orleans. By December
of 1869, they were residing in Michigan.
of 1870, according to the US Census, George, Ellen and their
children had moved to Buffalo, New York.