John and Alisha (Theissen) Longsdon, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Ryder William Longsdon. Born Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Ryder joins Dylan, 9, and Kaleb, 5.

Grandparents are Christine Scholz, St. Charles, the late Wayne Theissen, and Ken and Cindy Longsdon, Union. Great-grandparents are Arthur and the late Norma Mueller, Clover Bottom, Donald and Wilma Theissen, Marthasville, and the late Alan and Kathy Scholz.