Biography of Cyrenius Eidenier
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Cyrenius Eidenier, who now lives retired in Yellow Creek Township, is a veteran of the Civil War and an interesting pioneer of Columbiana County. He was born in this county ,Oct. 12, 1841, and is the son of Jacob and Jane (Culbertson) Eidenier.

Jacob Eidenier, deceased, was a native of Columbiana County, as was his wife. He was a blacksmith. He died at Boonville, Ind. in 1852 and his wife died at Wellsville, Ohio in 1900. They were the parents of the following children: Cyrenius, the subject of this sketch; Almoreen, deceased, was a Civil War veteran; Adigna, deceased, was also a Civil War veteran; William, deceased; Elizabeth, married Jesse Coy, both deceased; and Mary, deceased.

Cyrenius Eidenier spent his boyhood in (Jolumbiana County and was educated in a log school house. He became interested in business at an early age and for 25 years conducted a shoe business at Wellsville until July, 1903, when he moved to what is known as the Flats, one-fourth mile west of Wellsville city limits, where he owns six acres of land. During the Civil War Mr. Eidenier enlisted with Company K, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served throughout the war.

Mr. Eidenier was married first, Feb. 19, 1866, to Miss Julia A. St. Clair, who was born in Columbiana County, in 1833, the daughter of Benjamin and Anne (McCann) St. Clair. To them a daughter was born, Emma J., born in 1867. She married K. W. Boring and lives in St. Petersburg, Fla. They have had four children: Earl and Merrill, both deceased; George, lives in Florida; and Doris, married Earl Good, lives in Florida. Mr. Eidenier was married the second time to Miss Catherine Rush. of Armstrong County, Pa., born Oct. 8, 1858, and the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Culp) Rush, natives of Germany. The Rush family were early settlers of Armstrong County, Pa.

Mr. Eidenier is a Republican, a member of the Christian Church, and belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic. He is a citizen who holds the high regard of the entire community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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