1787 - 1873 (85 years)
||Peter (Petrus Reinhard) Reinhart |
||22 Aug 1787
||6 Jun 1866
||12 Jul 1873
||at his home in New Riegel
||St. Boniface Cemetery, Seneca County, New Riegel, Ohio
||30 Apr 2003 |
||Maria Anna Hartlaub, b. 5 Dec 1791, Niedemberg, Germany , d. 1833, Somerset, Ohio (Age 40 years) |
||9 Apr 1815
||St. Cyriakus Church in Niedernberg, Father Schneider conducted the wedding
| ||1. Maria Teresia Reinhart, b. 13 Feb 1816, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany , d. 18 Sep 1862, Alvada, Ohio (Age 46 years)|
| ||2. Johann Reinhart, b. 12 Dec 1817, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany , d. 17 Dec 1817, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany (Age 0 years)|
| ||3. Peter "Petrus" Reinhart, Jr., b. 11 Nov 1818, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany , d. 28 Oct 1886, New Corydon, Indiana (Age 67 years)|
| ||4. Martin Reinhart, b. 12 May 1821, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany , d. 4 Aug 1825, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany (Age 4 years)|
| ||5. Barbara Reinhart, b. 22 Apr 1824, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany |
| ||6. Johann Karl Reinhart, b. 20 Jul 1825, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany , d. 8 Jul 1914, Alvada, Ohio (Age 88 years)|
| ||7. Alois Reinhart, b. 23 Sep 1827, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany |
| ||8. Martin Reinhart, b. 8 Aug 1832, Niedemberg, Germany , d. 18 Jul 1903, Alvada, Seneca County, Ohio (Age 70 years)|
| ||9. Thomas Reinhart, b. 28 Mar 1930, Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany , d. 2 Jan 1879, Frenchtown, Ohio |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Peter Reinhart - Tombstone.jpg|
||Peter Reinhart passport.jpg|
Peter was issued his passport on April 3, 1833, in the village of Obernberg, Germany
Pass for the emigration / at Obernburg
Register 2, Number 19
Age: 45 1/2 years
Height: 5 ft, 8 inches
Distinctive features, Pass is…
Peter Reinhart (Petrus Reinhard), was born in the small village of Niedernberg, Germany, on August 22, 1787, to Johann Peter Reinhard and Anna Margaretha Schnur. At the age of 28, Peter was wed to Maria Anna Hartlaub on April 9, 1815.
Peter and Maria Anna had nine children before they came to America: Teresia, Johann, Peter (Jr.), Martin, Barbara, Johann Karl, Alios, Thomas, and Martin.
Johann died at age 5 days, Martin died at 3 years, and Barbara and Alios are not accounted for. There have been no death records found in Germany, nor have any records surfaced in America.
On April 3, 1833, Peter Reinhart traveled to Obernburg, a neighboring village just south of Niedernberg. Once there, he obtained a passport to leave his homeland and take his wife and children to America. Nobody knows his exact motive, but given the mass exodus of German immigrants departing for America at that time, we can assume that they were searching for a better life in the New World.
Then on June 6, 1833, Peter Reinhart and his family stepped onto a boat in Bremen and began their journey that would forever change their lives, and the lives of their thousands of descendants.
We believe that the family landed in Baltimore, Maryland, because that was the destination indicated on Peter's passport.
After arriving in America, Peter brought the family to the town of Somerset, in Perry County, Ohio. Here, they had German friends with whom the family stayed, while Peter traveled north to Seneca County seeking ownership of new land.
We suspect that Maria Anna died either in Baltimore
or Somerset, Ohio, but we have no record of her death, nor have we ever located her burial location. We know, however, that Maria Anna never reached Seneca County with Peter and the children.
Then on November 8, 1833, Peter Reinhart purchased
240 acres of virgin land in the east half of Section 4, of
Big Spring township in Seneca County, Ohio, just a mile east of Alvada.
After purchasing the new land, Peter went back to Somerset. In the spring of 1834, he returned to his newly acquired land in Seneca County with his five children.
He began clearing the land of trees and making it into a pioneer farm.
On April 11, 1839, Peter married for a second time to Maria Anna Krasther. This must have been a special wedding day, because it was the same day in which Peter's oldest child, Teresia Reinhart, married her husband, Michael Welly.
Peter Reinhart and his new wife Maria Anna Krasther lived together with Peter's children on the farm for the next 20 years. Then on June 17, 1859, Peter and Maria Anna purchased a house in New Riegel from Michael Thil.
All of Peter's children grew up in the local farm community, married, and acquired farms of their own, except Peter, Jr., who moved to Jay County, Indiana.
Peter Reinhart died at his home in New Riegel on the 12th of July, 1873, at the age of 85 years. He is buried at
St. Boniface Church Cemetery in New Riegel, Ohio.
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