Mrs. Mary Brandt-Bender
Mrs. Mary Bender (nee Brandt), an aged resident of Stephenson county, died at the home of her son, F. P. Bender, 164 Union street, at 3:45 o'clock this morning. Deceased was born in Hundington (sic) county Penn. September 1. 1839. She came west with her parents in 1857 and settled in Kent twonship. She was united in marriage to Jacob Bender sixty-two years ago. To this union were born five sons and one daughter. The husband and one son preceded her in death. Four sons survivie: W. H. Bender and G. W. Bender of Kent; T. P. Bender of Freeport; R. J. Bender of Scranton, Pa. and a daughter, Mrs. George Kitner, of Pearl city, Ill. One brother, Jacob Brant, of stockton, Ill., and one sister. Mrs. Susan Yeigh, of unadilla, Nebr., also survive. Short services will be held at the late home, 164 Union street, 2p.m. Tuesday. The remains will be taken to Pearl City and funeral services will be held at the Church of the Brethren in Kent on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.
Feb. 9, 1920 unindentified newspaper (copy obtained in Freeport Library). Submitted by: Jana Knopf on 03 Aug 1998.