Saturday, July 12, 2014

Surname Saturday: REDENBAUGH


This is one of my children's paternal grandmother's lines. According to the Dictionary of American Family Names at Ancestry, the name REDENBAUGH is an altered spelling of the German "Redenbach" or "Rettenbach;" these are habitational names from any of various places in Bavaria and Austria named Rettenbach. I have seen it spelled as "Redenbo" in some records.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel #220 - Henrich "Henry" REDENBAUGH (c. 1874 - 1828) - born in Hamburg, Germany, he married Margaretha Jane BARNHART (c. 1735 - 1828) in Germany before 1776. Henry served in American Army during the Revolutionary War from Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania. He and Margaret both died in Hamilton Co., Ohio. They were buried near the west line of their farm in Section 27, near Reading, Hamilton County.

Ahnentafel #110 - Frederick REDENBAUGH (1773 - 1856) - born in Germany, he married Anna Margaret HANEY (c. 1768 - 1852), another German immigrant, in 1790 in Pennsylvania. By 1840, they were in Scott Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana. Frederick died in near Crawfordsville in Montgomery County.

From Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke, and Fountain Counties, published by Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1893:
Frederick Redenbaugh...was a native of Germany, came to this country some time during the last century, and first located in Pennsylvania, whence he moved to Ohio, and from there to Indiana in the early days of the settlement of the state. After coming here he first settled among the pioneers of Jefferson County, and then came to Montgomery County, where his life was closed at the advanced age of eighty-six years [sic - he was not quite 83]. He was a soldier under Gen. Harrison at the famous battle of Tippecanoe, and he served with the General during the war of 1812. He married Margaret Haney in Pennsylvania, and they had twelve children, of whom their son William, who lives in Fountain County at the advanced age of eighty-one years, is the only survivor. [He] was an ardent Democrat in his day, and was a leader in local politics.

Ahnentafel #55 - Hulda REDENBAUGH (b. c. 1808 - 1890) - born in Ohio, she married William DAILEY (c. 1794 - bef. 1880) in 1826. It's not known where they married, but the first of their 14 known children were born in Rushville, Rush Co., Indiana. In 1840, the family was found in Scott Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana, and by 1849 they were located in Green Twp., Parke Co., Indiana. In 1851, however, they were in Wapelo Co., Iowa and in 1853, Fremont Co., Iowa! In 1880, Hulda was living in the household of her son, Samuel Dailey, in Fremont City in Fremont County.


More About the REDENBAUGH Family:

1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): REDENBAUGH ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)

2. Posts about REDENBAUGH ancestors and relatives on this blog

3. My  REDENBAUGH Virtual Cemetery on Find A Grave

4. Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke, and Fountain Counties, published by Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1893 - mentions the REDENBAUGH family


My Children's REDENBAUGH Immigration Trail:

Hamburg, Germany > Cumberland Co., PA > Hamilton Co., OH > Jefferson Co., IN > Rush Co., IN > Montgomery Co., IN > Parke Co., IN > Wapelo Co., IA > Fremont Co., IA > Butler Co., NE > Fremont Co., IA > Clay Co., SD > Yankton Co., SD > Prowers Co., CO > Cheyenne Co., KS > Payette Co., ID > Clackamas Co., WA > Clark Co., WA > Yakima Co., WA > Pierce Co., WA > Clark Co., WA > Spokane Co., WA

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