John Zender (nee: Johann Zender), born 1814. When the Zender Family emigrated to the U.S., John had remained in Prussia because Prussian military regulations did not allow men aged 17-26 to leave the monarchy without paying a punitive tax.
Peter Schmidt had purchased 200 acres. He and John Zender ran a saloon, the Ridge Inn, 6648 N. Ridge Boulevard, early on. The first house was a blockhouse with a 10-foot stockade...The location of Schmidt's place was at 6665 N. Ridge Boulevard, but note: this was the third house that had been built here."