Heinrich Adolph Riedesel was born July 11, 1895 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 last 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. In America he was known as Adolph Emil.
On January 29, 1920 he married Elsie Viola Ott. She was born at Wheatland on June 24, 1900 and her mother was a Riedesel from a different line. They lived in Scott County, Iowa. No children were born to the family.
He died December 14, 1973 at DeWitt in Clinton County. Elsie had died November 27, 1959 at Wheatland. They are buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery there.