Daniel Bender Generations

Spanning Oceans and Centuries


To the memory of:

  1. Our forefathers whose devotion and faith has been preserved and passed on to us.
  2. To the present generation of our family members scattered through many parts of our country and our world.
  3. To the generations of years to come, yet unborn, this record is affectionately dedicated.
-Ezra Beachy, Family Record of Jonas S. Beachy and Fannie Miller, 1979.

I have changed this site to password protected because of the frequent spam in feedback forms. If you are connected to or interested in the people of this family tree, please reach out! I would love to interact with you more.

If you are descended from Daniel Bender (Abt 1764-1842),Jacob Hochstetler (1704-Est 1776), or Jacob Hertzler (1703-1786), we are certainly some type of cousin. I would love to connect you to my tree!


This site was inspired by the book The Daniel Bender Family History, edited by Lucy Beachy, and published in 1985. I received it as a gift when I was a child, and spent countless hours and days wondering about the lives of all these people in my family.

If you have material that is relevant to my research, or are interested in collaboration, please reach out to me. I would love to work together to build something bigger than we can accomplish alone.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit!

Some of the genealogical progenitors in this site:
People who have passed away in the last 5 years are still protected as living people. People without a death date, but were born in the last 150 years are assumed to be living. People who have died within the last 100 years are categorized as private.

Feedback is welcome. If you are part of this tree, or are interested in participating, please reach out, or register, and you will be able to access more of the tree.

NOTE: Updates and suggestions are welcome. Every individual has a suggest tab where you may submit additional information. You must be a registered user to see living people or private information. To apply for an account, please REGISTER, describing your detailed family relationship in the comment.

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