Historical records matching John Reidenbach
About John Reidenbach
John Reidenbach has been a resident of Noble County, Indiana, over sixty years, since birth, has been identified with farming in Elkhart Township forty years, and in material affairs as well as in good citizenship has well earned the place of prosperity and esteem he enjoys. Mr. Reidenbach and family reside in section 34 of Elkhart Township.
He was born in the same township, June, 3, I857, Son of PhiIip and Catherine (Comin) Reidenbach. His father, who was born in Germany in I820, came to America in 1820 and lived for several years in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married there Catherine Comin, who is also a native of Germany and had come to the United States at the age of twenty and settled in Tuscarawas County. In 1844 Philip Reidenbach moved to Indiana, settling in the woods of Elkhart Township of Noble County. He and his wife spent the rest of their days there, and were long known as people of solid industry and true worth. They were members of the German Methodist Church and the father was a democrat. In their family were nine children and the following are still living: Christine widow of William Miller: Malinda, wife of John Koch; Mrs. Elizabeth Koch; John; Philip, a farmer in Elkhart Township; and Mary, widow of Charles Ramer.
John Reidenbach grew up on the old farm, the first school he attended was kept in a log schoolhouse. Later he was a student in the frame schoolhouse, and he made the best possible use of his opportunities to acquire an education. At the age of twenty-one he married Emma Monk, who died with her only child. He married for his present wife Louise Schmidt, of Wayne County, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Reidenbach have the following children: George, a graduate of the common schools, married Helen Kirkpatrick; Ella, who completed a high school course, is the wife of Rudy Gill; Cora, who also had a high school education, is the wife of Oscar Yoder; Brady, a high school graduate, married Marie Stiffner; Roy, a high school graduate, served as a first sergeant with the American Expeditionary Forces in France; and Florence, who is a graduate of high school and is still at home.
Mr. Reidenbach for many years has given his labors to the business of farming and stock raising on his place of 142 acres. He is also one of the directors of the Farmers State Bank of Wawaka. In politics he is a democrat, has served as supervisor of his township, and is a past chancellor and past member of the Grand Lodge of Wawaka Lodge No. 432, Knights of Pythias. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is a trustee and steward.