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Maria Winne Bender


Other Name:
Maria A. Winne
Gender:
Female
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Albany, NY
Marriage(s):
Christian Bender (January 23, 1825)
Biographical Notes:
Maria Winne Bender of Albany, New York was the daughter of Wilhelmus Winne. From 1819-1820 Maria received a formal education in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On January 23, 1825 she married Christian Bender, and the couple had six children.
Additional Notes:
Maria was named in a poem Litchfield Law School student George Younglove Cutler had handwritten to "the lovely girls" of the Litchfield Female Academy:

Let's fill our cups to Beauty bright,
And toast the lovely girls.
This would have been a dreary night,
But for the charming girls.

And here's to all our noble Selves,
God bless our glorious lives.
Our health to our most noble Selves,
God grant us heavenly wives.

Connecticut demands a bowl,
And claims a foaming can.
Our health to Hannah's noble soul,
And beauteous Mary Ann.

Old Penna too we'll greet,
And Penna toast.
And sure the bumper must be sweet,
When sweet Conard's the toast.

One cup to Georgia's beauty too,
The angel ...
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Education
Years at LFA:
1819-1820

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Maria wrote an inscription and signed her name "M.A. Winne" in Jane R. Lewis's ca. 1820 "album (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1819 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emiliy Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

Maria is mentioned in Jane Lewis' ...
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