ZEDIKER. John Zediker, son of Louis Zediker, was born in 1818, on the family home place in South Strabane township, Washington Co., Penn. In his boyhood he attended the subscription schools of the vicinity, in the winter time, while in the summer months he assisted his father in the duties of the farm. In early manhood he was united in marriage with Susan, daughter of John Kuntz, also a resident of Washington county. To Mr. and Mrs. Zediker were born seven children, namely: Maria J. (Mrs. Andrew Plymire ), Lizzie, Isabella (Mrs. Boyd Zediker), Matthew C., Sarah A., Mary (Mrs. Leroy Van Kirk) and Lewis M. Mr. Zediker began life on the home place in South Strabane township, and afterward removed to the farm which is now the home of his sons. He was frequently intrusted with the business of others, and was always faithful to any confidence which had been thus reposed in him. An ardent friend to educational progress, he was ever active in any enterprise tending to the improvement of the schools. He was equally enthusiastic in religious matters, as a leading member of the United Presbyterian Church at Pigeon Creek. In political opinions he was formerly a Whig and after the formation of the Republican party, became actively identified with it. He served many years in the township as justice of the peace, being elected by an almost unanimous vote, although the Democratic party were in the majority in that locality. He passed from life May 24, 1887, and was buried at Pigeon Creek. His widow still resides on the home farm.
MATTHEW C. ZEDIKER, son of John and Susan (Kuntz) Zediker, was born on the home farm in South Strabane township, Washington county, and has there passed his entire life. His education, obtained at the common schools, has been improved by general observation, reading and study. On November 5, 1877, he was united in marriage with Jennie, daughter of John Moninger, and they have three children: Edith P., Sheldon R. and Hester C. Mr. Zediker is one of the leading young men of his township, and in politics is a prominent Republican. He is a member of the United Presbyterian Church at Pigeon Creek.
LEWIS M. ZEDIKER, son of John and Susan (Kuntz) Zediker, was born in South Strabane township, this county, and received his education at the common schools of the neighborhood. On November 24, 1882, he was united in marriage with Annie, daughter of James Adams, and they have one son and one daughter: Harry W. and Ellen Jane. Mr. and Mrs. Zediker are living on the home place. He is an adherent of the United Presbyterian Church at Pigeon Creek, and in politics is a well-known Republican. Mr. Zediker has always resided in the vicinity of the place of his birth.
Text taken from page 1101 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed January 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published January 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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