Jacob Bender Painter

1757–1816 (Age 58)
Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Bender Painter was born on 16 October 1757, in Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Peter John Painter, was 24 and his mother, Eva Margaretha Erb, was 21. He married Catharina Fister on 1 December 1785, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 21 February 1816, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Bender Painter
Catharina Fister
Marriage: 1 December 1785

Spouse & Children

1 December 1785
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Peter John Painter


  • Eva Margaretha Erb




  • Female1754–1836Female

  • John Painter


  • Male1757–1816Male

  • Isabel Painter


  • Margaretha Painter


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World Events (6)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 19

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 31

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a cooper, a short form of Fassbender .2 English: from an agent derivative of Old English bendan ‘to bend (the bow)’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for an archer. Compare Benbow .3 Hungarian: from bender ‘curl’, hence a nickname for someone with curly hair.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Bender, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"
  • Jacob Bender, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"
  • Jacob Painter, "Find A Grave Index"

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