From the 1920 History of Northeast Indiana, Volume II, Page 142:
Alfred Pendill for many years has been actively identified with the farming interests of Steuben County, where he was reared and educated, and has one of the well-improved places of Pleasant Township.  As a farmer he depends not only upon hard work but good judgement in handling his crops and marketing the products of the farm, and has every reason to be satisfied with the prosperity he has achieved. 
His father is Hiram J. Pendill, living on the same farm in Pleasant Township.  Hiram J. Pendill was born in Union Township of Branch County, Michigan, August 21, 1837, son of James and Eliza (Wilder) Pendill, the former a native of Palmyra, New York, and the latter also a native of that state.  James Pendill was one of the first settlers in Branch County, Michigan.  It was a country of woods and prairies, and for a number of years he used his axe as diligently as he did his plow.  He helped clear up that county and spent the rest of his life there as a farmer.  His children by his first wife were Mary, Elijah, Hiram, and Melvin.  He married for his second wife Melvina Rice, and she had three children, Samuel, Louisa, and James.  James Pendill married for his third wife Mrs. Eliza Barnes. 
Hiram J. Pendill attended school in Branch County and when a young man was initiated into the business of farming.  In February, 1861, he came to Milgrove Township of Steuben County, and after five or six years working for others he engaged in farming for himself, and that continued his occupation for practically half a century.  In 1905 he moved to the farm of his son Alfred and has since lived there. 
Hiram Pendill married Sarah Hyzer.  They had four children, Eva, Alfred, Ortensa, and Frank. 
Alfred Pendill acquired his early education in the public schools of Milgrove Township.  He learned farming under his father, was associated with the elder Pendill for a number of years, and since 1905 has occupied his present home and farm in Pleasant Township.  Alfred Pendill married Miss Ella Brown, now deceased.  She was a daughter of Jerry and Margaret (Arnold) Brown.  Mr. Pendill is the father of four children: Eva M., wife of Asa Johnson; Earl, who married Nora Harter; Robert R., who married Mina Sowle; and William, whose wife was Elsie Stuttler.