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


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1. Betty Geraldine Kohl

Robert Elmer Bender 2 3

  • Born: 19 Dec 1913, Cumru Twp., Berks, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Betty Geraldine Kohl on 16 Aug 1947 in Gouglersville, Berks, PA, USA 1
  • Died: 7 Jun 1998, Spring Twp., Berks, PA at age 84 2 3
  • Buried: 11 Jun 1998, Mohnton: Allegheny Union Cemetery New, Berks, PA, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-1SV.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Mohnton, Berks, PA. 5 The 1920 census recorded owning a home on Summitt Street; John M. Bicher, carpenter in hosiery mill, 68, living with wife Amanda E., 66; daughter Ella M., servant to private family, 43; daughter Minnie B. Bender, knitter in hosiery mill, 24; grandson Robert E. Bender, 6; and a boarder, G. Evan Matz, laborer in hardware factory, 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1930 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 6 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.

3. Census in 1950 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 7 The 1950 census recorded Charles E. Bender, carpenter, 60, living with wife Minnie B., knitter in hosiery mill, 55; son Robert E., electrician, 37; and daughter Betty G., clerk at hosiery mill, 22. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: on 24 Mar 1997 in Alleghenyville, Berks, PA, USA. 4

5. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Robert E. Bender on 8 Jun 1998 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 1 Robert E. Bender, 84, of Kurtz Mill Road, Brecknock Township, died Sunday at 5:38 p.m. in Manor-Care Health Services Inc., Spring Township, where he had resided since March 31. He was the husband of Betty G. (Kohl) Bender. Born in Cumru Township, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Minnie B. (Bicher) Bender. A master electrician, Bender had been employed 10 years by Waldman Electric Co., West Reading, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Allegheny United Church of Christ, Aleghenyville, where he had been a treasurer for 25 years. Bender was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a 50-year-member of the Adamstown Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bender was a 1931 graduate of the former Shillington High
School. He was also a co-founder of the Mohnton Fish & Game Association, and a life member of the Grill, Gouglersville, and Brecknock Township fire companies. He is also survived by a son, Barry D., Leola, Lancaster County, and two daughters, Barbara M. Reisch, Cumru Township, and Beverly F. Bender, Spring Township. There are also five grandchildren. Memorial services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in Allegheny UCC. Burial will be private. Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home Inc., Mohnton, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert married Betty Geraldine Kohl on 16 Aug 1947 in Gouglersville, Berks, PA, USA.1 (Betty Geraldine Kohl was born in 1927 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA,8 9 died on 26 Jun 2018 in West Reading, Berks, PA 8 9 and was buried on 1 Jul 2018 in Mohnton: Allegheny Union Cemetery New, Berks, PA, USA 8 9.)


1 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 8 Jun 1998, page B-4, obituary of Robert E Bender.

2 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 196059534 Robert Elmer Bender, b. 19 Dec 1913, d. 7 Jun 1998, father Charles E. Bender, mother Minnie B. Bicher.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155138177.

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

5 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFBZ-1D7 Minnie B Bender in household of John M Bicher, Mohnton, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 43, sheet 11B, line 56, family 250.

6 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.

7 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBG-XSYN Charles E Bender Cumru Berks PA.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190935588.

9 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 27 Jun 2018, obituary of Betty Kohl Bender.

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