Mathias Reitenauer
Katherine Herval
John Starrett
Mary Latta
George Ridenour Sr.
Mary Starrett
John Ridenour


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John Ridenour 1

  • Born: 2 Mar 1827, Gahanna, Franklin, OH 1
  • Marriage (1): Anna Staley on 13 Jun 1850 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States
  • Died: 12 Aug 1864 at age 37 2 3
  • Buried: Gahanna: Mifflin Twp. Cemetery, Franklin, OH 3

   Another name for John was John Reitenauer.

   FamilySearch ID: 99RB-BS6.

  Birth Notes:

His age is 23 in the 1850 census, suggesting an 1827 birth year, plus or minus one.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 1 George Ridenour, farmer, 58, was living with wife Mary, 50; Daniel, farmer, 27; Elizabeth, 25; David, farmer, 19; William, farmer, 16; Reuben, 13; James, 10; Mary, 6. Also with them is Mary Starret, 82. George's farm was worth $3,500. The next household is John Ridenour, farmer, 23, and his wife Anna, 21. His farm has no value so he is living on father George's land. George was born in Maryland, John in Ohio, and everyone else in Pennsylvania.

2. Book: Genealogy of the Ridenour Family, 1908. 4
John, son of George and Mary Sterrett, was the father of three children: Sarah E., born 1851, died 1889, aged 38 years; Alice, living; James Frank, living.
Sarah E., daughter of John Ridenour, married Adelbert Miller.
Alice, second daughter of John Ridenour, married Mr. Alberry. She was the mother of two children: Charles, born 1878, died 1894, aged 16 years; Gertrude, born 1883, died 1887, aged 4 years.
James Frank, son of John Ridenour, married and is the father of one child: Alice Louisa, living.

3. Newspaper: Arkansas City Daily Traveler: John Ridenour visitng Peter Beecher, 21 Aug 1915, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 2 [Research Note: Although the "Geneaology of The Ridenours" book and Find-A-Grave indicate that John died in 1864 during the Civil War, this curious newspaper article in 1915 in Arkansas City, Kansas, where some of John's brothers later lived, suggests that John was alive in 1915 living in Rochester, Indiana, and visited his family in Arkansas City. Here is the article:]

Mr. and Mrs. John Ridenour of Rochester, Ind., are in the city visiting at the home of Peter Beecher, 214 North Fourth street. Mr. Ridenour is a brother-in-law of Mr. Beecher and a brother of James Ridenour, who died in this city a number of years ago. They will return to their home Monday accompanied by Mrs. Sarah Ridenour, who has been visiting in Arkansas City for the past several weeks.

John married Anna Staley on 13 Jun 1850 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States. (Anna Staley was born about 1829 in , , Pennsylvania, USA 1.)


1 1850 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 85.

2 Arkansas City Traveler (Arkansas City, KS), 21 Aug 1915, page 5. John Ridenour visiting brother-in-law Peter Beecher.

3 Find A Grave,

4 Peter Darcuss Ridenour (1831-1909), Genealogy of the Ridenour family (Published 1908. Online in Books at, Page 29.

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