Re: Reindel-Van Wert County
PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT MY FAMILY - I AM ONLY RESPONDING TO THE QUERY
SOURCE:"History of Van Wert County, Ohio and Representative Citizens", by T.S. Gilliland, 1906, p. 639
Joseph Friedrich, deceased, was born in Huntington, Indiana, December 1, 1855, and was quite young when he came to Van Wert County, Ohio, and located in Washington township, where he became one of the leading agriculturists.He was married October 17, 1882, to Mary REINDEL, who bore him 11 children, all of whom are at home, viz:Katie, George, Anna, Mary, Evaline, Carl, Francis, Joseph, Lucile, Eleanor and Amilda.Mr. Friedrich also has two brothers and two sisters who reside near him, namely:Mrs. Mary Smith of Delphos; Mrs. Dan Reddington; Anthony and George.
Joseph Friedrich was a hardworking man and a good manager, and at his death, May 18, 1904, left to his widow a valuable farm of 110 acres in sections 28 and 29, Washington township.He was a devout Catholic, a member of the Catholic Knights of Ohio, and a man whose sterling principles and upright life made him a power in the community, his death being a distinct loss to the community and keenly felt by the many who were bound to him by ties of kinship and friendship.
Mrs. Mary Friedrich, the widow, is a daughter of GEORGE and BARBARA REINDEL, both of whom were natives of Germany and were married in Bern.They came to the United States in 1845 and settled in Van Wert County, Ohio, on 40 acres of land which they purchased from the government, this acreage being later increased to 130, which now constitutes the home of two of the sons, George and Joseph Reindel.There were 12 children in the family, eight of whom are living at this time.George Reindel, Mrs. Friedrich's father, died April 21, 1895.He was a member of St. Joseph's Society and a man who enjoyed the good opinion of all who knew him.