About Philip Reidenbach
Philip Reidenbauch son of Philip Reidenbauch, was born in Germany, and learned the carpenter's trade there. At the age of twenty, he came to America and followed his trade for four years. March 16, 1844, he married Catherine Comingue, daughter of Lorenzo and Mary A. Comingue, all natives of Germany. Mrs. R. came to America in 1840. The subject and wife lived three years in Zanesville, Ohio, then came to Springfield. Elkhart Township, where, during the winter, he was engaged in carpentering, and then settled on their farm of eighty acres in Section 25. This land he cleared and improved, making subsequent additions until it now numbers 240 acres, 140 of which is cleared; and, together with the large frame residence and other requisite buildings thereon, presents really a beautiful appearance. Mr. Reidenbauch died October 18, 1881, much regretted by all. He was a member of the German Methodist Epsicopal Church, and was a highly respected citizen. Mrs. R. is a member of the same church. They had nine children—Henry, killed in the battle of Mission Ridge; Catherine and Jacob, both married and living in Eckhart Township; Christina, living in Detroit, Mich.; Melinda, living in Wayne Township; Lizzie, a resident of Michigan, and John, Philip and May A., all living in a house.