I recently came across a book entiled "HISTORY OF SULLIVANCOUNTY PENNSYLVANIA" by Thomas J. Ingham, 1899. This book includes a biography of Henry Reinbold and the book states quite clearly
"The paternal grandparents of our subject, Ludwig and Sally (Lindes) Reinbold, were natives of Germany.Emigrating to America they tarried for a time in Philadelphia and later removed to Lehigh county, where they remained through life.Ludwig Reinbold rendered signal service for the country of his adoption by enlisting in the Revolutionary war and serving under General Washington.His wife proved her devotion to the cause of liberty by baking bread for the hungry patriots.The family of Ludwig and Sally Reinbold consisted of twelve children.The eldest son, William, lived to the extreme age of almost a century, dying in 1875, at the age of ninety-nine years, ten months and twenty days."
There are two discrepancies between this and the accepted history of Ernst Ludwig Reinbold.First, the wife's name (Sally Lindes vs. Christina Hendrick), and second, the number of children he had (12 vs. 10).If this book is in fact true, and I'm not saying it is, then we could have two Ludwig Reinbold's in Lehigh/Northampton area, and we may have mixed their family information.
Has anyone come across this before, or heard whether the book I cite has been discredited?Has anyone come across multiple tax records or other things that seem to be at odds and that may indicate two different families?I certainly think we should all be interested in this and either prove or disprove it...any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.