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Sheridan Rinehart, Ravenna, OH : Immigrant Jacob Reinhardt

Updated October 22, 2003

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We must PROVE Immigrant Jacob Reinhardt, arr 1734, 36 or 37..
Family lore for nearly 300 years is that our Immigrant Ancestor was a Jacob. We have PROVED Jacob b 1761 in PA, but there is dispute as to his Father: Immigrant Conrad arr 1737, or a Conrad b1735 (submitted to LDS by John Keur). Most researchers link Jacob b1761 to the Immigrant. But, we still have to PROVE it.

Incidentally, a Daniel Reinhardt immigrated from Germany in 1739,
settled first at York, PA, where he operated a Tannery for several years, and then migrated to Lincoln Co. NC.

Family lore also states that 3 Reinhardt Brothers Immigrated together. Our conjecture is that Immigrant Jacob might have been the Father of Immigrant Conrad, and also Daniel b1716, and possibly Immigrant Jacob b1720.

Several of the Children of Jacob b1761 in PA migrated Westward:
Michael and John migrated to Lagrange Co. Indiana, and on into lower Michigan. Michael is buried at Monroe, MI. We don't know much about John. It is claimed that George migrated to Jasper, Co. Iowa. Our Ancestor, Conrad, b1785 in PA came to Ohio in 1836, and brought his Father Jacob b1761 with him. They are both buried in the Huntsman Cemetery on the Morrow - Richland Co. OH line.
The Family Name was REINHARDT, until Conrad migrated to Ohio.
He changed the name to RINEHART.

A Family Reunion of the Descendants of Conrad and Eva has been held near Mansfield, OH for nearly 100 years. It currently is held at the Dogwood Valley Campground at Mt. Gilead, OH on the Second Sunday of July.

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