Biography of Peter Ridenour
Allen County, OH Biographies

PETER RIDENOUR, farmer. P. O. Lima, was born in Perry County, Ohio, September 22. 1817, son of Isaac and Lydia (Cotterman) Ridenour, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Allen County, Ohio, in 1834, locating on Section 8, in Perry Township, clearing and improving the farm now owned by Samuel Collius, and there they lived and died. They had thirteen children, of whom ten are now living: Peter, Samuel, Catherine (wife of N. J. Locke), Anna (wife of Peter Yerbrecht), Eliza (wife of John Wesby), Mary (wife of H. J. Apple), James, Lovey (wife of Peter Imler), Sarah (wife of George Blubaker), and Henry. The subject of this sketch was married in March, 1854, to Mrs. Lydia Bowell, daughter of John and. Eve Losh, of Perry Township, by whom he has four children living: William, Lucy (wife of Douglass Coats), Delilah (wife of Frank Satters), and Alferetta. Mr. Ridenour cleared a farm in Perry Township, on Section 21, comprising forty six acres, which he still owns, and on which he settled in 1855. Here he lived until 1872, when on account of the death of his wife, he went to reside with William Ebling, Jr. Our subject is one of the oldest settlers now living in Perry Township, this county. In politics he has always been a stanch Democrat.

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