SANDUSKY "EINST UND JETZT" states on page 200 that Conrad Prediger was born in 1822 in Oberellenbach, Hesse. His spouse was Mariane Sotton (later sources list her name as Mary Ann Sutton), who was born in 1827 in the state of Pennsylvania.The 1855 SANDUSKY CITY DIRECTORY lists a C. Predinger as operating a merchant tailor shop on Water Street in Sandusky, Ohio.
Conrad Predinger died on March 25, 1868, at the age of 46. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. At the base of Mr. Prediger's tombstone is the German phrase:
Ruhe sanft im frieden
which translated into English reads:
Gently rest in peace
By the time of the 1880 United States Census, the widow of Conrad Prediger had married Mathias Bock. In 1880 Mary Ann, along with her sons Carl and Louis Prediger, were residing with Mathias Bock, and his three children from a previous marriage. Mary Ann Sutton Prediger Bock's mother, Christine Sutton, was also residing at the home of Mathias Bock in 1880.