The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 688, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"SOLOMON REISH Sr., is the son of PETER and SUSANNA REISH. His father was born on the high sea while his parents were coming from England to America; his mother was a Pennsylvania German, and SOLOMON was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, January 4, 1811. January 8, 1832, he married LYDIA STEES, born March 17, 1811, and daughter of DAVID and SUSAN (KLINE) STEES, and to his union with her were seven children born - EMANUEL, October 8, 1832; CHARLES, May 17, 1835; SOLOMON, January 16, 1838 (deceased); SAMUEL, March 16, 1840 (deceased); SUSAN E.; JOHN S., December 15, 1847, and ELVINA A., January 17, 1851. In 1844, MR. REISH moved to Ohio, lived on rented land seven years, and in 1851 moved to Huntington County, Indiana, where he kept hotel until 1853, and then came to White County, where he bought a farm on the banks of the Tippecanoe River, and resided seventeen years. He then sold and came to Indian Creek Township, this county, where he engaged in saw and grist milling for three years, and then came to Francesville, bought a house and lot, which he subsequently traded for forty acres in same town, built the house in which he now lives, and is now doing general farming. His family are all members of the Free-Will Baptist Church."