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


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1. Abigail Young Kittsmiller

Dr. David Ridenour 1 2

  • Born: 7 Mar 1831, , Franklin, Ohio, United States 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Abigail Young Kittsmiller on 15 May 1861 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States
  • Died: 9 Apr 1900, Inwood, Marshall, IN at age 69 2 3
  • Buried: Chili: Chili Cemetery, Miami, IN 2

   Another name for David was David Reitenauer.3

   FamilySearch ID: 99TN-K77.

  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. Newspaper: Arkansas Valley Democrat: Dr. D. Ridenour, of Peace, Indiana, is in the city visiting his brother, Jim, our popular Fifth avenue jewelry man., 14 Oct 1887, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 4

3. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: Dr. Parrish, of Springfield, Ill., assumed the duties of hospital surgeon for the Wabash railway at Peru yesterday, in place of Dr. Ridenour resigned., 2 Jul 1895, Logansport, Cass, IN. 5

4. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: Dr. D. Ridenour, of Chili, one of the first physicians of Miami county, has been seized of paralysis, his entire left side being affected, together with his powers of speech., 1 Jan 1897, Logansport, Cass, IN. 6

5. Book: Geneaology of the Ridenour Family, 1908. 7
David, fourth son of George and Mary (Sterrett) Ridenour, was raised in Franklin county, Ohio. He was a doctor by profession, and practiced medicine at Pleasant Valley and Gahana, O., Payson, III., and Chili, Ind., where he died April 9, 1900. He married Abigail Young. The parents of three children: William Lincoln, born 1803, died 1885; David Clarence, Daisy Luella.
David Clarence, only living son of Dr. David Ridenour, is a doctor by profession and now resides in Peru, Ind. He married Beatrice Violet. Sollett. They have one child, Elizabeth Abigail, born Feb. 29, 1901.
Daisy Luella, daughter of David and Abigail Ridenour, married Benjamin F. Williams. They have three children: David Wade, Robert Benton, Mary Eloise (all living).

David married Abigail Young Kittsmiller on 15 May 1861 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States.


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

2 Find A Grave,

3 Ridenour, Melvin Otho, Ancestors Are Forever, a Ridenour Collection from 893 AD to 2000 AD (17 September 1991, p 144. online), Pages 90, 404.

4 Arkansas Valley Democrat (Arkansas City, KS), 14 Oct 1887, page 3.

5 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 2 Jul 1895, page 4.

6 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 1 Jan 1897, page 19.

7 Peter Darcuss Ridenour (1831-1909), Genealogy of the Ridenour family (Published 1908. Online in Books at, Page 30.

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