George Bent

Updated: 25 February 2010

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Portrait of George Bent (died in 1904)

George Bent Obituary

The funeral of George BENT, a pioneer, on Sunday, May 1, was largely attended at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jerry CROSS, northeast of Three Rivers.

Mr. BENT was born in Mecklenberg, Germany, in 1822, and at the age of 23 years was married to Miss Sophia NEAMAN. About fifty years ago he and his wife bade farewell to the neighbors and friends in Germany and came to America, the land of promise.

They settled in Flowerfield township, where they endured the toil and hardships which was the heritage of the sturdy pioneer. Mr. BENT purchased his first forty acres of land from the general government during the first month of the administration of President Buchanan, where he always lived until about a year ago. On this piece of property there has never been an encumbrance of any kind and never a transfer of title.

Mr. BENT was a hard working, honest citizen, and was held in highest esteem by his friends and neighbors. He leaves an aged widow and two children, Mrs. Jerry CROSS and Fred BENT of Marcellus township, thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Some forty-five years ago Mr. and Mrs. BENT united with the Methodist Protestant Church and were charter member of the Newberg circuit. Their home was known as the Methodist hotel. Mr. BENT always remained a faithful and loyal member of the church. About the last words he spoke to his son were "I have lived a faithful life; I am prepared to go."

Mr. BENT passed away at the good old age of 82 years.

from The Marcellus News 80 Years Ago Column
May 17, 1984

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