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* Hieb/Bender/Fenno/Pedersen/Hoyer Family*

Updated May 2, 2009

This is a collection of family tree data for my ancestors. Much of the data comes from the OneWorldTree, Ruth Davisonís files on the Hiebs, Ruth Herbig and Thomas Clark Jr.ís work on the Fennos, and Carol Jane Jarmanís work on the Pedersons and Hoyers. I did uncover some new information that I havenít seen elsewhere on the Benders.

I am pleased to receive any new data, or corrections to the data presented here. I am especially interested in additional pictures of the indivduals or even better, short biographies. See, for example, Jens Pedersen. I like pictures of the individual as a late adolescent or early teen, a young adult, and as a senior, and I really like wedding pictures from as early as possibl4e.

Rick Hieb

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  • Family (42 KB)
  • Jon 2006 (45 KB)
  • Coming to America (10 KB)
    Fred Bender and family came on Norddeutscher Lloyd ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, built in 1897 by the Vulkan yard at Stettin, she was at the time the largest ship afloat. Her dimensions were 13,592 tons gross, length 627.4ft, beam 66ft, depth 35.8ft and she had a speed of over 22 knots. There was accommodation for 590-1st, 370-2nd and 800-steerage class passengers. She had a straight stem, two masts and four funnels, the first of the fourteen four-stackers ever built. She sailed from Bremerhaven via Southampton to NY and held the transatlantic speed record at the time. In 1914 she was taken over by the German admiralty and fitted out as a commerce raider with a naval crew. She sank two British vessels and then rendezvoused with three colliers to refuel at the Spanish West African port of Rio de Oro. After refusing the Spanish governor's requests to leave, she was caught there by the cruiser HMS HIGHFLYER which ordered her to leave, and on her refusal, sank her in port.[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.560]
  • Prom Buddies (60 KB)
    Mary, Jessica, and Lindsey
  • Wedding (82 KB)
  • Spring Break 2003 (54 KB)
    At the Bahamas
  • Wedding getaway (51 KB)
  • Once they were small (84 KB)
    But it was quite a while ago
  • You can dress them up (49 KB)
    And occasionally take them out
  • Coming to America (143 KB)
    The early Hiebs arrived on this ship, the SS Herman, in 1874. This was a 2,873 gross ton ship, built by Caird & Co. Greenock for Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd]. Her details were - length 318ft x beam 40ft, clipper stem, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 80-1st, 120-2nd and 500-3rd class passengers. She was originally laid down as the EUROPA but was actually launched in June 1865 as the HERMANN. She sailed on her maiden voyage from Bremen to Southampton and New York on 17/12/1865. In 1872 her engines were compounded at Southampton and on 22/12/1892 she commenced her last voyage Bremen - New York. In 1893 she was sold and was scrapped in 1896. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.545]
  • LAX (60 KB)
    chick with stick
  • The boys dressed up again (46 KB)
    April 2005
  • Graduation (39 KB)
  • Jon with Peaches (82 KB)
  • Jon (27 KB)
    Spring 2005
  • Lindsey with Curls (43 KB)
  • Private Fred (41 KB)
    1949 or so
  • Back Yard (114 KB)
    May 2005

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