George Bender was born near Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1775. He came to Ohio in 1828, and first settled on the farm now owned by Martin Bender. He was a carpenter, but gave up his trade, and during the latter part of his life was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Reformed Church, and in politics was a Democrat.
He married Catharine Warens, of Pennsylvania, who died in 1847. He died in 1857. He was the father of seven children, of whom four are living, John, who married Margaret Hauntz, Martin, who married Barbara Hauntz, Catharine, and George, who married Lydia Dillier, and lives in Illinois.