Biography of Rev. Peter Greding
Allen County, OH Biographies

REV. PETER GREDING, D. D., farmer and minister, P. O, Beaver Dam, was born in Thusis Graubunden, Switzerland, February 28, 1837; son of Peter and Barbara (Pernisch) Greding, also natives of Switzerland, where the former died, leaving a widow with two children, Peter being the younger. Mrs. Barbara Greding came to America with her family in 1858, and settled in Milwaukee, Wis. Our subject received a good education in his native land, graduating from the Cantonal College, in Chur, in 1856. After coming to America be studied the English language and theology in Heidelberg College and Seminary, Seneca County, Ohio, where he was afterward a professor. He is a member of the Reformed Church in the United States, was ordained a minister in that denomination in 1859, and the same year came to Allen County, Ohio, where he established the first German Reformed Church at Lima, and organized the Emanuel's congregation at Riley Creek. He has been the means of having several churches built in different parts of the country since he was stationed in Ohio, and is actively engaged in ministerial duties, filling the pulpit regularly. The farm on which he now resides, and which he operates, comprises 133 acres of land. Our subject was married in 1860 to Miss Anna, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Matter, also naLives of Switzerland. They have following named children Lydia, wife of J. Scott; Jennings, a farmer and school teacher; Calvin; Emma; Bertha; Clara; Amelia; Leander, and Hulda.

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