Elisabeth Bender

24 July 1869–
Eschelbach, Sinsheim, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Bender was born on 24 July 1869, her father, Friedrich Bender, was 34 and her mother, Sophia Schaller, was 29. She lived in Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States in 1880.

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Friedrich Bender
Sophia Schaller
Christoph Friedrich Bender
Elisabeth Bender

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World Events (8)

1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 1

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.

Age 21

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 38

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

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.

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

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  • Elisabeth Bender, "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898"

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