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Martin   Reinhart

Martin Reinhart[1, 2]

Male 1832 - 1903  (70 years)

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  • Name Martin Reinhart 
    Born 8 Aug 1832  Niedemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jul 1903  Alvada, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Peter's Cemetery, Alvada, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I313  Lucius
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2003 

    Father Peter (Petrus Reinhard) Reinhart,   b. 22 Aug 1787, Niedernberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1873, at his home in New Riegel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Maria Anna Hartlaub,   b. 5 Dec 1791, Niedemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Somerset, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1815  St. Cyriakus Church in Niedernberg, Father Schneider conducted the wedding Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Thom,   b. 18 Sep 1840, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1902, Alvada, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1858  Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Reinhart,   b. 10 Apr 1859, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1938  (Age 79 years)
     2. Jacob Reinhart,   b. 10 Jan 1861, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1932  (Age 71 years)
     3. Andrew Rienhart,   b. 24 Jan 1863, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1914, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Anna M. Reinhart,   b. 7 Jul 1865, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1915  (Age 50 years)
     5. Henry M. Reinhart,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Alvada, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1918, of a heart attack in a hardware store in Carey, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Michael Joseph Reinhart,   b. 2 Feb 1869, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1907  (Age 38 years)
     7. Joseph Theodore Reinhart,   b. 22 Dec 1870, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1938  (Age 67 years)
     8. Peter L. Reinhart,   b. 22 Jan 1873, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1927  (Age 54 years)
     9. Edward Reinhart,   b. 11 Oct 1874, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1929  (Age 54 years)
     10. Adam Reinhart,   b. 11 Oct 1874, Berwick, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1875, Berwick, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Mary C. Reinhart,   b. 20 Jan 1877, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1931  (Age 54 years)
     12. John Adam Reinhart,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Alvada, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1942, Fostoria, Hancock County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Photos
    Martin Reinhart Family - Pic 1.jpg
    Martin Reinhart Family - Pic 1.jpg
    PICTURE NOTE"

    Martin & Catherine (Thom) Reinhart Family

    This is a studio family photo of Martin and
    Catherine Reinhart with their children. It
    was probably taken in the early 1880's. Kneeling
    on the floor are sons Peter and Edward. In
    between them, the youngest, John is sitting.
    Behind these boys, some of the family members
    are seated on wooden…
    Headstones
    Martin Catherine (Thom) Reinhart Tombstone
    Martin Catherine (Thom) Reinhart Tombstone
    martin_reinhart_gra.jpg
    martin_reinhart_gra.jpg
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Martin Reinhart - Pic 1.jpg
    Martin Reinhart - Pic 1.jpg
    Martin & Thomas Reinhart - Pic 1.jpg
    Martin & Thomas Reinhart - Pic 1.jpg
    Martin & Catherine Family - 1.jpg
    Martin & Catherine Family - 1.jpg
    Children of Martin Reinhart and Catherine Thom
    photo taken around the turn of the century - circa late 1890s / early 1900s
    martin_reinhart.jpg
    martin_reinhart.jpg

    Documents
    Martin Reinhart - Farm.jpg
    Martin Reinhart - Farm.jpg
    NOTE:

    1874 map of Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohi0

  • Notes 
    • NOTE:

      Martin Reinhart was the youngest child of Peter Reinhart (Petrus Reinhard) and Maria Anna Hartlaub. Martin was born on August 8, 1832, in the small Bavarian village of Niedernberg, Germany, and baptised in the local church, St. Cyriakus, constructed in 1461 along the Main River.

      Before he was born, Martin had an older brother, also named Martin, but he died at the age of 4 years, in 1825.

      Martin's parents changed the spelling of their last name from Reinhard to REINHART in 1830 with the birth of their 8th child, Thomas.

      Martin was only one year old when he left Niedernberg and journeyed to America with his family. Martin's mother, Maria Anna, died shortly after their arrival in Somerset (Perry County), Ohio. His father, Peter Reinhart, took the children north to newly established farmland near Alvada (Seneca County), Ohio.

      When Martin was 19 years old, he and his 21 year old brother Thomas, went to California with two neighbor boys (Werlings) for the 1849 California Gold Rush. They traveled by way of New York, then a sailboat around the
      tip of South America. Finally, after a long jounrey, they arrived at Hangdown (now Placerville), California.

      During the '49 Gold Rush, the young German immigrants reported that eggs were selling for $5 per dozen and chickens for $50. The price of a drink at a bar was a pinch of gold dust from the prospectors poke; for this reason only large fingered bartenders were employed. They stayed in California for four years.

      In 1856 the men journeyed home by way of Panama - walking across the isthmus to the Atlantic side where they caught a boat to New York. Finally, they arrived back to their farm community near Alvada, Seneca County, Ohio.

      Martin married Catherine Thom (1840-1902) on April 27, 1858, and they bought a farm just north of his father's farmland (See map at right). They raised 12 children.

      As the story goes, on his deathbed, Martin Reinhart called one of his neighbors and revealed to him where he had buried his surplus of gold in his garden. The information was not revealed until after his burial, as he had wished. Each of the 12 children received shares of the gold to purchase their farms in the area.

      Martin Reinhart passed away on July, 18, 1903, at the age of 70 years old. His wife, Catherine Thom, died on September 30, 1902. Both are buried in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, Alvada, Ohio.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Breathitt County, Kentucky - Family History Website, Jeanette Shouse & Stephen D. Bowling, (1998).

    2. [S1] Lucius Families U.S.A., Volume V, Ophelia RIchardson Wade, (1978).