Mathias Reitenauer
Katherine Herval
John Starrett
Mary Latta
George Ridenour Sr.
Mary Starrett
Mary C. Ridenour
(Abt 1844-1886)


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1. Aaron Bell

Mary C. Ridenour 1

  • Born: Abt 1844, , Franklin, Ohio, United States 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Aaron Bell on 30 Nov 1865 in , Marshall, IN
  • Died: 2 Mar 1886, Indianapolis, Marion, IN about age 42 2 3

   Another name for Mary was Mary Reitenauer.3

   FamilySearch ID: 99TQ-3K6.

  Noted events in her 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. Census in 1870 in Bourbon, Marshall, IN. 4 The 1870 census recorded Aaron Bell, farmer, 30, living with wife Mary C., 25; son Wm. T., 4; and son George A., 1. Everyone was born in Indiana except Mary in Ohio. Aaron had no real estate value, but his wife Mary had $1000. Their post office was Bourbon. On the previous census page is Mary's sister, Elizabeth (Ridenour) Beecher living with husband Peter Beecher.

3. Indiana Hospital for Insane census in 1880 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. The 1880 census recorded Mary C. Bell, 36, as a patient in the Indiana Hosptial for the Insane. She was born in Ohio.

4. Book: Geneaology of the Ridenour Family, 1908. 5
Mary, youngest child of George and Mary Ridenour, married Aaron Bell. To them were born five children: William, living; George, living; Irene, living. Two died young. Irene married Harvey McCoy. They have four children.

Mary married Aaron Bell on 30 Nov 1865 in , Marshall, IN. (Aaron Bell was born on 3 Aug 1840 in Van Buren Twp., Kosciusko, IN,4 6 7 died on 27 Jan 1921 in Milford, Kosciusko, IN, USA 6 7 and was buried on 31 Jan 1921 in Milford: Milford Cemetery, Kosciusko, IN, USA 6 7.)


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

2, Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, Mary C. Bell, 02 Mar 1886 citing Marion County, Indiana, County Board of Health, Indianapolis, Book H-2 page 66 Indiana Works Progress Administration.

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

4 1870 United States Census, Aaron Bell, Indiana, United States; citing p. 48, family 344.

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

6 Find A Grave,

7, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Death certificate 1349. Aaron Bell. Parents not listed. Spouse Martha A. Bell. Informant Charley Bell, Mildford IN.

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