Georg Ludwig Riedesel was born September 19, 1883 in Wunderthausen to Johann Georg and Katherine (Riedesel) Riedesel. His father was by then the owner of the house and property known as Weymers. He was the fifth of eleven children.
The entire family emigrated to America in the early 1900s. His sister Emilie Lisette had gone in 1902 as a newlywed and sister Luise went in 1903. The remaining family traveled on the ship Rhein out of Bremen, landing in New York on October 25, 1906.
On February 27, 1913 he married Anna Wilhelmine (Minnie) Fox, herself the daughter of emigrants from Wunderthausen and Diedenshausen. She was born March 3, 1891 at Wheatland. There were no children to the marriage. They farmed in the Springfield Township of adjoining Cedar County. Louis was not naturalized until September 18 1930! He died barely a year later on July 19, 1931. Minnie lived to be 100 years old, dying on March 15, 1991 at Maquoketa in Jackson County, Iowa. They are buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery at Wheatland.