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HENRY KRIDLER, farmer, P.O. Ada, was born February 24, 1833, in Trumbull County, Ohio; his mother, whose maiden name was Thorn, was born in Virginia. His father, Andrew Kridler, was born in Pennsylvania and was of German descent. His grandfather on his father's side emigrated from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania, where he followed farming. The father of our subject was also a farmer, and came to Ohio in 1838, settling in Washington Township when the latter was all a wilderness and abounded in deer and wild turkeys. For a long while the family had a struggle for existence, the only article of food for days and weeks being potatoes. Our subject was reared on the farm and received a limited education. He learned farming in his youth, and has followed it for his occupation. In 1856, he married Mary Jane Beard, born in the year 1836, in Washington Township, Hardin County. She is the daughter of Sidney Beard, and is of English lineage. They have two children, Margaret Jane, now the wife of A.M. Barlow, a farmer, and Rachel Ann. Mr. Kridler is a Democrat in politics and a member of the Grange assocation.

 

History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883