Biography of David Ridemour
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

There is no class of biographies which is more interesting to read than that of the industrious and enterprising farmer boy who has risen unaided to a position of affluence and comfort. Prominent among the men of Defiance county who have thus laboriously toiled onward and upward is the subject of this sketch, who is now a well to do agriculturist residing in Section 24, Milford township.

Mr. Ridenour is a native of the county where he still makes his home, born in Farmer township, January 17, 1848, a son of John and Susanna Ridenour. In their family were seven children who reached years of maturity, and our subject is sixth in the order of birth. He was reared on the old home farm in Section 18, Farmer township, and continued to reside thereon for two or three years after his marriage. He then located on what was known as the William Cheyney farm in the same township, and eight years later removed to his present farm in Section 24, Milford township. It comprises one hundred acres of valuable land, on which he has erected a comfortable residence, and made many other excellent improvements, which add greatly to its value and attractive appearance.

In Farmer township, January 26, 1871, Mr. Ridenour was united in marriage with Miss Lavina Blosser, who was born in Seneca county, Ohio, May 29, 1850, a daughter of Peter and Rebecca Blosser. The father died in that county, after which the mother came to Farmer township, Defiance county, where her death occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Ridenour have three children: Iona D. (now the wife of James Husted); Homer A.; and Dora May. The parents both hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, while politically Mr. Ridenour affiliates with the Democratic party. Enjoying the esteem and respect of the whole community they may well be classed among the prominent citizens of Milford township.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
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Chicago, Illinois

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