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George W. Zedeker

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 659

GEORGE W. ZEDEKER
    residing on his valuable farm of 120 acres, situated in Salem township, Shelby county, O., was born in Montgomery county, O.,  anuary 30, 1864, and is a son of John W. and Mary (Brandenberg) Zedeker. He has one brother, Oliver C. Zedeker, who is also a well-known resident and successful farmer of Salem township. The parents live retired in Franklin township. George Zedeker was about ten years old when his parents moved to Shelby county and here he completed his school attendance. With his brother he assisted on the home farm and continued with his father until five years after his marriage, moving then to his wife's old home farm. Later he bought a one-half interest in the same which he subsequently sold then bought his pr 
   In 1888, Mr. Zedeker was married to Miss Martha West, a daughter of William and Lavina (Conover) West, farming people of Shelby county. The mother of Mrs. Zedeker was bom in Miami county but the father came from Virginia. Mrs. Zedeker had four brothers and one sister: Elizabeth, wife of Shelby Brandenberg, and John, Edward, Charles and Lester, the last named being-deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Zedeker five children have been born: Ethel, Hazel, John, Wilbur and Charles, all of whom have been given school and other advantages. The family
attends the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics Mr. Zedeker is a democrat and for some four years he served as a member of the Shelby county fair board.

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