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Joshua J. Bender
Born 15 June 1844
JOSHUA J. BENDER, blacksmith, Wyoming; born June 15, 1844, in Columbia Co., Penn.; in 1846, came with his parents to Ohio; in 1850, to Illinois; in 1851, to Jackson Co., and in 1852, he removed to Jones Co.; he owns his shop and property in town; his father entered 240 acres of land in Madison Township, and afterward sold to S. W. Johnson. He married Luella M. Arnold in 1864; she was born in 1847, in New York, and died in 1870; have two children—Celiny C. and Harman J.; his second marriage was to Mrs. Ann E. Bender in 1871; she was born in New York; they have one child—Laura E.; she has three children by her former marriage—Wm. R., Lulu and Thomas. Republican.

Source: From The History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879, p 598.
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