JAMES BIDDINGER, farmer, P. O. South Warsaw, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, June 7, 1831; son of Samuel
and Rebecca (Boyd) Biddinger, natives of Ohio, who settled in Auglaize Township, this county, in 1837, where they
cleared and improved a farm, former of whom died in 1883, at the age of seventy six years. They had eleven children:
James, Mary J. (deceased), Henry W., Edward (deceased), Sarah A. (wife of W. W. Creps), Bridget (wife of I. N.
Smith), Armstrong E., Catherine (wife of O. H. Wiswell), Ellen (wife of John Schooler), Hugh N. and Samuel T. (deceased).
Our subject's paternal grandfather, Henry Biddinger, was a native of Pennsylvania, and a pioneer of Tuscarawas
County, Ohio, and his maternal grandfather was James Boyd, a native of Ireland, and a pioneer of Auglaize Township,
this county. Our subject was reared in Auglaize Township, this county, where he received a limited education in
the common schools. He resided in that township up to 18Th, when he located in Perry Township on the farm he now
occupies. He was in the late war of the Rebellion, having enlisted October 15, 1861, in Company H, Eighty first
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving three years. He re-enlisted in February, 1865, in Company H One Hundred and Ninety
second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was in the battles of
Shiloh and Florence, and went through the Atlanta campaign under Sherman. Mr. Biddinger was married May 9, 1875,
to Mrs. Sarah E. Franklin, widow of J. H. Franklin, and daughter of George and Elizabeth (Fassett) Schooler, of
Perry Township, Ohio. By this union there are three children: William A., Orrin L. and Rebecca E. Mrs. Biddinger'
s paternal grandfather, John Schooler, was a pioneer of Knox County, Ohio, and her maternal grandfather, Arthur
Fassett, was a native of Ireland, also a pioneer of Knox County, Ohio. Mr. Biddinger has served one term as township
trustee. In politics he is a Democrat.
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