William P. Bender
Lydia Catherine Frankhouser
John Moyer Bicher
Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer
Charles Elmer Bender
Minnie Barbara Bicher
Minerva May Bender


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1. Allison Winfield Schweitzer

Minerva May Bender 1 2 3

  • Born: 13 May 1924, Mohnton, Berks, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Allison Winfield Schweitzer
  • Died: 24 Mar 1997, Cumru Twp., Berks, PA at age 72 1 2 3
  • Buried: 27 Mar 1997, Reiffton: Forest Hills Memorial Park, Berks, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LBQT-LGD.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 1 4 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2000 home; Chas E. Bender, 40, carpenter in butcher shop, living with wife Minnie, 35; son Robert, 15; daughter Minerva, 6, and father-in-law John M, Bicher [indexed as Bicker], widowed, 78. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Minerva Bender Schweitzer on 25 Mar 1997 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 3 Minerva M. Schweitzer, 72, died Monday at 9:30 a.m. in her residence at 521 Grove Ave., Cumru Township. Her husband, Allison W. Schweitzer, died Oct. 8, 1986. Born in Mohnton, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Minnie B. (Bicher) Bender. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mohnton. Surviving are two daughters, Marie E., wife of Lynwood V. Meinig, Reading, and Jeanine M. Schweitzer, Robesonia.; a son, Ivan C., Mohnton; and a step-daughter, Arlene, wife of David Miller, Tampa, Fla. Other survivors include a brother, Robert E. Bender, Alleghenyville; four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home Inc., Mohnton. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

Minerva married Allison Winfield Schweitzer. (Allison Winfield Schweitzer was born on 12 Jul 1917 in Bowmansville, Lancaster, PA,5 died on 8 Oct 1986 in West Reading, Berks, PA 3 5 and was buried in Reiffton: Forest Hills Memorial Park, Berks, PA 5.)


1 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129099417.

2 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Minerva May Bender Schweitzer, b. 13 May 1924, d. 24 Mar 1997, father Charles E. Bender, mother Minnie B. Bicher.

3 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 25 Mar 1997, page B-6, obituary of Minerva Schweitzer.

4 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCZN-ZCT Chas E Bender, Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 92, sheet 3B, line 60, family 67.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129099301.

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