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Lydia A. Leiter Biddinger
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1845
Seneca County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1934
Fulton County
Indiana, USA

The News-Sentinel, Fulton County, Indiana, Thursday, August 23, 1934

Mrs. Lydia BIDDINGER, aged 89, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, died at her home five miles north of Rochester on Road 31 Wednesday evening at 7:40 o'clock. Death followed an illness of several months from complications incident in old age.

The deceased was born in Seneca county, Ohio on February 26, 1845 and was brought to this county by her parents, John and Sarah LEITER when she was six months of age. Her parents settled on a farm near Leiters Ford. She was one of ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Leiter.

Mr. Leiter built a ford in the river near his farm so that people could cross the Tippecanoe river. Because of the ford in the river which he built, Leiters Ford derived its name.

Mrs. Biddinger has resided in Fulton county since the time she was brought here by her parents. She was married to William BIDDINGER on April 13, 1873. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1926. Mrs. Biddinger was a member of the Methodist Church at Richland Center.

Survivors are three sons, Err BIDDINGER, farmer of Richland township, Frank BIDDINGER, Gas City and Harry BIDDINGER, of Billings, Mont., two daughters, Mrs. Minnie SLONAKER, Argos and Mrs. Etta KICKERT of Richland Center and a number of grandchildren. She is the last member of her immediate family. William LEITER, deceased of this city, was a brother.

The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Richland Center at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The services will be in charge of Rev. S. L. SHURTE, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Leiter (1813 - 1873)
  Sarah Leiter (1820 - 1851)
 
 Spouse:
  William Biddinger (1843 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Minnie M. Biddinger McPherron (1874 - 1957)*
  Etta Biddinger Kickert (1876 - 1954)*
  Harry Everett Biddinger (1884 - 1973)*
  William Biddinger (1886 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son Leiter (____ - 1865)**
  Franklin Leiter (1837 - 1910)*
  Jeremiah Leiter (1839 - 1923)*
  William Jefferson Leiter (1840 - 1923)*
  Eli Leiter (1843 - 1905)*
  Lydia A. Leiter Biddinger (1845 - 1934)
  Lucinda Leiter (1847 - 1908)*
  Laura Leiter (1849 - 1852)*
  Margaret Bennett (1854 - 1929)**
  John Leiter (1857 - 1926)**
  Alvin Leiter (1859 - 1862)**
  Infant Male Leiter (1866 - 1867)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Richland Center IOOF Cemetery
Richland Center
Fulton County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 1, Row 4
 
Created by: genealogyfever
Record added: Feb 14, 2011
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Lydia A. <i>Leiter</i> Biddinger
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Lydia A. <i>Leiter</i> Biddinger
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