1818 - 1886 (67 years)
||Peter "Petrus" Reinhart |
||11 Nov 1818
||Niedernberg, Bavaria, Germany
||28 Oct 1886
||New Corydon, Indiana
||11 May 2003 |
||Peter (Petrus Reinhard) Reinhart, b. 22 Aug 1787, Niedernberg, Germany , d. 12 Jul 1873, at his home in New Riegel (Age 85 years) |
||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
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
Peter Reinhart (Jr.), the son of Peter Reinhart and Maria Anna Hartlaub was born on November 11, 1818, in the small Bavarian village of Niedernberg, Germany. He was baptized in St. Cyriakus Catholic Church, constructed in 1461 along the Main River.
Peter's name is actually "Petrus Reinhard", just like his father. Our records indicated that the family changed the spelling of their last name from ReinharD to ReinharT shortly before their departure from Germany in 1833.
Peter was 14 years old when he left Niedernberg and journeyed to America with his family. Peter's mother, Maria Anna, died shortly after their arrival, although no records have been found as to the location of her death. His father, Peter Reinhart, took the children north to newly established farmland near Alvada (Seneca County), Ohio.
Peter Reinhart (Jr.) eventually married Mary Kiefer on
July 6, 1846. Together, they had one daughter, Margaret Reinhart, born on February 17, 1849. However, Peter's wife died soon after.
Peter married a second time to Magdalena Beutle (1828-1909) on June 16, 1851. Magdalena had followed her brother Adam Beutle from Germany to New York. Magdalena worked in a restaurant in New York first, before coming to Ohio. Magdalena's mother's maiden name was Schwartz (which means black in English).
Peter Reinhart (Jr.) with his second wife Magdalena, had seven children while they lived in Seneca County, Ohio. Tragically, four of the children died in early childhood at about the same time from some epidemic - Elizabeth, Magdalena, Charles and Thomas.
In the spring of 1871, Peter & Magdalena moved from
their farm near Alvada, Ohio, to a farm near New Corydon, Indiana with their three remaining children - Paulina, Regina, and August. Peter's daughter, Margaret, from his first wife, did not move with them.
Margaret remained near Alvada and it has been suggested that she stayed with her Uncle John and Aunt Susanna Reinhart. She married Adam Bormuth on September 24, 1867 and lived in Seneca County until her death in Tiffin, Ohio. Margaret & Adam Bormuth had seven children.
Shortly after arriving in Indiana, Peter Reinhart (Jr.) and
his second wife Magdalena gave birth to their last child, Jacob, in 1871.
Peter Reinhart (Jr.) died near New Corydon, Indiana, on October 28, 1886. He is buried beside his wife, Magdalena, in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Their son, August, was the administrator of his father's estate and had his father's name inscribed on the tombstone as "Peter Reinhard", in keeping with the original spelling of his last name in Germany
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