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Barbara Ann (Vasbinder) Bender

Bender_AnnieBarbara Ann Vasbinder Bender, known as Annie, was born in Rose Township, Jefferson County, PA, on August 5, 1844, the daughter of Adam Vasbinder, Jr., and Jane Dixon.  She was one of the 14 children of their family.

She was married in 1869, to Uriah Bender, who came here from Millerstown, Dauphin Co., PA, and they established a home near her parents in Rose Township. 

Annie and Uriah became the parents of six children: Katherine Ann, Charles Adam, Rosa Elsie, Flora, Harry B., and Elmer C.  Katherine married James E. Yeomans, and was the mother of 3 children, Charles married Bertha Burge, Rosa married first to John C. Busacker, then to F. A. Schroeder, and Flora married Frank Brefflit.  No further information is known on Harry and Elmer. 

Barbara Ann Bender died on July 5, 1891, and is buried in her parents plot in the Zion Cemetery in Eldred Township, Jefferson Co.   Her husband remarried and is buried with his second wife in the Brookville Cemetery, in Brookville, PA.

If you have further information on these persons, please contact me at  as Barbara Ann was the sister of my great-grandmother.


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