The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 732, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DAVID REDER was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, March 9, 1813, and is the son of JOHN and ABIGAIL (CARRIER) REDER. There were twelve children born to this couple, viz.: JONATHAN, ELIZABETH, DAVID, MARY, AMANDA, ELI, NANCY, WILLIAM, JOHN, GEORGE, DANIEL, and JAMES, and of these JONATHAN, ELI, JAMES and all the daughters are dead. The father was born in Virginia in 1788; practiced medicine as a profession, and died in Cass County, Indiana, about the year 1867. At the age of four, DAVID was taken by his father to Coshocton County, Ohio, and thence to Crawford County; thence DAVID moved to Cass County, Indiana, in 1844, and to this township (Van Buren, Pulaski County, Indiana), in 1858. He was married in 1838 to CAROLINE HOGAN, who became the mother of one child, which was named CAROLINE, and which died in infancy. March 10, 1842, he married PHEBE MUNSON, who gave birth to six children, the living ones being named MARGARET and EMMA. In 1850, MR. REDER began studying for the ministry, and has been circuit rider and preacher ever since, more or less. He now lives six miles southeast of Medarysville, and is a liberal and much respected citizen."