Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rearick Name Lineage

Our Rearick Lineage

This Rearick lineage contains the following ancestors:

(1) Vera Leila Rearick (1925)
(2) Harvey Wilson Rearick (1888)
(3) Samuel L. Rearick (1849)
(4) Peter Rearick (1824)
(5) Peter Rearick Sr. (1798)
(6) Johannes (John) Rearick (1756)
(7) Nicholas Rearick (1698) [immigrant-Germany]


The Rearick Name

- Americanized spelling of German Röhrich (says "see Roehrig)

Roehrig Name Meaning and History

- Topographic name from Middle High German rorach, rœrach ‘reed bed’, or a habitational name from any of four places named with this word.
- from a Germanic personal name, Hrodric, from hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’.


(1) VERA LEILA REARICK "Leila"
born: Jul. 24, 1925
died: Dec. 14, 2003

father: Harvey Wilson Rearick (1888)
mother: Tillie Edna Shirey (1897)

husband: Cecil Sloan Ditmore (1922)
children:
..Living Ditmore son
..Living Ditmore daughter
..Living Ditmore son
..Living Ditmore son
..Living Ditmore daughter
..Living Ditmore daughter


1925, July 24
Birth
Leila was born on this day in Cowanshannock Township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. She was the fourth child born to her mother and father. When born, she had 2 older sisters, LaRue and Mildred, and unfortunately, her older brother had died the previous year of pneumonia.


1930, April 28
Census
Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Leila is 4 years 9 months old and living with her parents, H. Wilson 41 and Tillie 32, her siblings A Larue 12, Mildred V 10, and Marie W 3y6m, and her grandmother Sophia (Baker) Shirey 68. Leila and her younger sister are not yet attending school.


1941, April 12
Marriage to Cecil Sloan Ditmore in Kittanning Township.


1959, June 2
Simpson Leader-Times
Floral Tributes Presented at Mother-Daughter Affair
Names include that of Leila, her sisters Mrs. Marie Wingard, Mrs. LaRue Myers, their mother Mrs. Tillie Kunkle, and her daughters Nancy and Diana Ditmore.


1965 through 1967
Simpson Leader-Times
Leila is shown weekly in the newspaper "Simpson Bible Church, Kitt RD5, Sunday School 9:45 am, Mrs. Leila Ditmore, Supt."


1968 (thereabouts)
Leila moves with her husband to Orlando, Florida. He has a medical condition which is better suited to the warmer climate.


1981, January 26
A very sad day for Leila when she lost her husband Sloan to cancer. She had him transported to Pennsylvania for the funeral and burial.


1987?
Leila remarried to John N Rohr in Florida.

1987 Residence
5027 Barcelona, Orlando, Florida 32807

1990 Residence
6810 Mediterranean, Orlando, Florida


Late 1990s?
Moved with husband John to Alabama


The Passing of Leila
died: Dec. 14, 2003
place: at home
cause: cancer
burial: Harkleroad Cemetery
location: Rural Valley, Pa.



(2) HARVEY WILSON REARICK "Wilson"
born: May 8, 1888
died: Apr 1, 1933

father: Samuel Rearick (1849)
mother: Mary Ann Boyer (1855)

wife: Tillie Edna Shirey (1897)
children:
..Alberta LaRue (1918-1976) m1. Samuel David Myers, m2. William Clyde Troup
..Mildred Viola (1919-1998) m. Homer Cessna
..Delbert Owen (1922-1924) died at 2 yrs of pneumonia
..VERA LEILA (1925-2003)
..Marie Willivene (1926-1986) m1. Ervin Roy Wingard, m2. Dale Miller


1888, May 8
Harvey Wilson Rearick was born in Elderton, Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.


1890 Census
not available


1900, June 5
Census
Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania (north of Pike)
Harvey W is 12 and living with his parents Samuel 50 and Mary A 45, and siblings Elsie L 17, Della B 16, Mary L 14, Irwin R 6, Edna M 5, and Daisy E 2. They live next door to Wilson's great-grand uncle Jacob Baker and his wife Lizzie. Wilson attends school along with Della, Mary and Irwin.


1910, May 2
Census
Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania (north of Pike)
Wilson is 21 and living with his widowed mother Mary 54, and siblings Irwin 17, Edna 15, and Daisy 13. They live on a farm and Wilson reports being a farm laborer on it. His mother manages the farm. His younger brother Irwin does general farm work and his two younger sisters are in school. Wilson's mother reports having had a total of 9 children, 7 still living. They live next door to Boyers, Bakers and other Rearicks, probably all related. Other neighbors are Hawkins, Smails, Schalls, Stewarts, Bierers and Nelsons. Most all are farmers.


1915
This is the year that Wilson married Tillie Edna Shirey, according to the 1930 census.


1920, March 2
Census
Manor, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Harvey W 31 and living with his wife Tillie E 22, children Alberta L 1y10m and Mildred B 3m, and his mother-in-law Sophia J Shirey 57 who is widowed. Wilson rents the home, and is working as a coal miner. They must have been to Virginia not all that long ago since he reports his daughter Alberta's birthplace as Virginia. The family home is just next door to the home of Franklin G Kunkle and his family. Other neighbors are Ruperts, Schrecengosts, Shannons, Smails, and a few others. Neighbor occupations are mostly coal miners, teamsters, and laborers. Wilson's mother-in-law is a laundress.


1930, April 28
Census
Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
H Wilson is 41 and living with his wife Tillie 32, his children A Larue 12, Mildred V 10, V Leila 4y9m, Marie W 3y6m, and his mother-in-law Sophia (Baker) Shirey 68. Wilson owns the home they are living in, worth $1200, which is not a farm. Wilson reports having gotten married at the age of 27. He can read and write and is a laborer on the state road. He is a veteran of the World War. Neibors include Shaeffers, Wyants, Wattersons, Rearicks and Rosenbergers, among a few others, who are farmers, coal miners, and state road workers.


The Passing of Harvey Wilson Rearick
died: April 1, 1933
place: family farm
cause: unknown
burial: Hrkleroad Cemetery
location: Rural Valley, Armstrong, Pa.

Tombstone inscription:
"H. Wilson Rearick
May 8, 1888
Apr. 1, 1933
Sgt. Co. B 407 Res"

Wilson was obviously in the military, which must be why the oldest daughter was born in Virginia. If anyone knows any details about this, please post a note on it.



(3) SAMUEL L REARICK
born: Dec 1849
died: 1906

father: Peter Rearick (1823)
mother: Christina ____? (1827)

wife #1: Elizabeth ____? (1852-1878)
children:
..Harrison (1872-___) m. unknown
..Ida E (1874-___) m. unknown
..Margaret (1876-___) m. unknown

wife #2: Mary Ann Boyer (1855-1920)
children:
..Elsie L (1883-1967) m. A Clinton
..Della B (1884-___) m. unknown
..Mary Lavonna (1886-1960) m. Charles A Wingard
..HARVEY WILSON (1888-1933)
..Lester (1890-1892) m. unknown
..Emma (1891-1892) died at 3 months old
..Irvin Ray (1893-1960) m. Nellie Schrecengost
..Edna Mae (1895-1981) m. Bruce L Kepple
..Daisy E (1897-1971) m. unknown


1849, December
The birth of Samuel, which is reported to have been in Somerset, Pa.

1850, September 4
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Samuel is 9m and livin with his parents Peter 30 and Christiana 25. His father is a farmer.


1860, August 8
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rural Village
Samuel is 10 and living with his parents Peter 36, Christina 30, and siblings Mary A 8, Elisabeth 6, Solomon 4, Margaret J 2, and Jackson 5m. His father is a farmer. Samuel is attending school, along with Mary and Elisabeth.


1870, June 16
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rural Village
Samuel is 20 and living with his parents Peter 46, Christina 43, and siblings Margaret 13, A jackson 11, William 2, and Park 9m. Samuel's father is a farmer.


1880 Marriage
Samuel married Mary Ann Boyer, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Baker) Boyer.


1880, June 5
Census
Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Samuel is 30 and living with his new wife Mary A 25, and with his children from his first marriage Harrison 8, Ida E 6, and Margaret 4. Samuel is a sawyer. His son Harrison is attending school. neighbors include Roops, other Rearicks, Peters', Halls, and Petermans, mostly farmers.


1890 Census
unavailable


1900, June 5
Census
Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania (north of Pike)
Samuel is 50 and living with his wife Mary A 45, and children Elsie L 17, Della B 16, Mary L 14, Harvey W 12, Irwin R 6, Edna M 5, and Daisy E 2. Samuel reports that he and Mary have been married for 20 years, and that she is the mother of 9, 7 of whom are still living. Samuel is a farmer who owns the farm free and clear. Everyone in the house can read and write except the youngest 3 children. Four of the children are in school. Neighbors include Samuel's wife's uncle and aunt, Jacob and Elizabeth Baker. Other neighbors are Rearicks, Harkleroads, Boyers, Petermans, Moores, and Hankinsons.


The Passing of Samuel L Rearick
died: April 3, 1906
place: unknown
cause: unknown
burial: St. Paul's Cemetery
location: Armstrong, Pa.




(4) PETER REARICK JR
born: 1823
died: Jun 8, 1897

father: Peter Rearick (1798-1878)
mother: Elizabeth Beer (1801-1892)

wife: Christina ___? (1827-___)
children:
..SAMUEL L
..Mary A (1852-___)
..Elizabeth (1854-___)
..Solomon (1856-___)
..Margaret J (1857-___)
..Andrew Jackson (1859-1891) m. Elizabeth Boyer
..William (1863-___)
..Park (1869-1943) m. Frances Ella Wagner



1850, September 4
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Peter is 30 and living with his wife Christiana 25, and his infant son Samuel 9m. Peter is a farmer, as are all the neighbors, who include other Rearicks, Shaeffers, Harkleroads, Blacks and Fitzgeralds.


1860, August 8
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rural Village
Peter is 36 and living with his wife Christina 30, and children Samuel is 10, Mary A 8, Elisabeth 6, Solomon 4, Margaret J 2, and Jackson 5m. Peter is a farmer. He owns the property they live on, which is worth $1000, and his personal estate is worth $400. His 3 oldest children are attending school. Neighbors include Kirkpatricks, Beers, McGlaughlins, Youngs, and Espys.


1870, June 16
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rural Village
Peter is 46 and living with his wife Christina 43, and children Samuel 20, Margaret 13, A Jackson 11, William 2, and Park 9m. Peter is a farmer, who own the proprty they live on, worth $3000, and has a personal estate worth $1958. His son Jackson is attending school. Peter cannot read or write, and Christina cannot write. Neighbors include Wamplers, Boyers, Schrecengosts, Espys and Walkers.


1880, June 5
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Peter is 56 and living with his wife Catharine 50, and children AJ 21, William 13, Parks 11, and Annie 9. "Catharine" is probably really Christina, because it is reported that she can read but not write, just as in the 1870 census. Peter is a farmer. He cannot read or write. Neighbors include Coopers, Schrecengosts, Younts, McConnells, and McCurdys. Primarily farmers and carpenters.


The Passing of Peter Rearick Jr
died: June 8, 1897
place: unknown
cause: unknown
burial: St. Paul's Cemetery
location: Armstrong, Pa.



(5) PETER REARICK SR
born: Sep 29, 1798
died: 1878

father: John (Johannes) Rearick (1750-1830)
mother: Regina Margareth Kaemmer (1756-1825)

wife: Elizabeth Beer (1801-1892)
children:
..Jacob (1821-1886) m. Lavina Truby
..PETER JR
..George H (1826-1897) m1. Rebecca Harkleroad, m2. Mary A ___?
..John M (1828-1909) m. Lavina Harkleroad
..Mary (1830-1903) m. Peter Uplinger
..Susan (1833-1910)
..Herman (1836-___)
..Elisabeth (1837-1921) m. Philip Harkleroad
..William H (1839-1915) m. Nancy Ann Grove


1798, September 29
Birth
Peter was born in either Conocoheague, Maryland or Thurmont, Maryland. The parents were members of a church that was between the two towns.


1800 Census
Haven't yet found


1810 Census
Haven't yet found


1820 Census
Haven't yet found


1830 Census
Haven't yet found


1840 Census
Haven't yet found


1850, September 3
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Peter is 55, and living with his wife Elizabeth 54, and children Susan 17, Elizabeth 15, and William 11. Also living in the home is Peter's mother-in-law Mary Beer 70. Peter is a farmer who owns the land he lives on, worth $800. All 3 of the children are attending school. Living in the nearest 3 houses are the families of his brothers George, John and Jacob. Other neighbors include Cogleys, Elgins, McFarlands, Rumbaughs, Hughs, McCurdys and Boyers.


1860, August 7
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rural Village
Peter is 70, and living with his wife Elizabeth 56, and daughter Elizabeth 24. Also residing in the house are Nancy Farster 10, mother-in-law mary Beer 80, and soon-to-be son-in-law Philip Harkleroad 23. Peter is a farmer who owns the farm worth $1200, as well as a personal estate of $600. Philip farms too. Nancy Farster is attending school. Mary Beer is reported to be insane (dementia?). Living next door is a Peter J Rearick and his family, who must be a nephew. They have many of the same neighbors as in the 1850 census.


1870, June 18
Census
Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rural Village
Peter is 76 and living with his wife Elisabeth 66. He is a retired farmer with a personal estate worth $150. Peter cannot read or write, and Elisabeth can read but not write. Peter's son William is showing as the next residence over, which is likely that it's the same property and William is taking it over now that the parents are getting on in age. William's occupation is Huckster, meaning he was probably a retailer of small items, either out of a shop or by traveling around like a peddler, house to house. William's property value shows as $1600, with a personal estate value of $900, most of which probably came from taking over his father's farm.
Neighbors include Boyers, Wamplers, Riglys, Lausters, Rosenbergers and Raymers.


The Passing of Peter Rearick Sr
died: 1878
place: unknown
cause: unknown
burial: unknown
Location: unknown



(6) JOHANNES (JOHN) REARICK
born: 1750
died: 1830

father: Niklaus Rohrig (1698-1775)
mother: Anna Maria Jansen/Johnson (1723-1776)

wife: Regina Margareth Kaemmer (1756-1825)
children:
..Feronica (1775-1796) died at 21
..Jacob (1778-1820) m. Elizabeth Hoover
..Elizabeth (1785-___)
..Johannes (1786-___)
..Susanna (1788-1855)
..George (1793-1856) m. Elizabeth Blair
..William (1796-1878)
..PETER
..Samuel (1801-1877)


1750
Birth
Johannes Rohrig (John Rearick) was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which is close to Philadelphia.


1774, March 8
Marriage
Johannes married Regina margareth Kaemmer at the Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in Montgomery, Pennsylvania.


1790 Census
Haven't yet found


1800 Census
Haven't yet found


1810 Census
Haven't yet found


1820 Census
Haven't yet found


1830 Census
Haven't yet found, and not sure if he died before the census year began.


The Passing of Johannes Rohrig
died: 1830
place: Plumville, Indiana, Pa.
cause: unknown
burial: unknown
location: possibly Plumville, Indiana, Pa.


Note: Below the next, and final, generation there is a text excerpt from an old history book about Johannes Rearick, his parents Nicklaus & Anna Maria, and his brother Heinrich (Henry).



(7) NIKLAUS ROHRIG
born: 1698 in Germany
died: Oct 6, 1775

father: unresearched yet
mother: ditto

wife: Anna Maria Jansen (Johnson) (1723-1776)
children:
..JOHANNES
..Heinrich (1755-1817) m. Catherine Summers


1698
Birth
Niklaus was born in Germany


1742, September 21
Immigration
A "Nicklaus Rohrig" arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Francis and Elizabeth from Rotterdam.


1747, May 5
Marriage
Niklaus married a widow named Anna Marie Johnson, daughter of John and Mary (Papen) Johnson, in Germantown at St. Michael's Zion Lutheran Church.


1748, January
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Niklaus and his wife moved to Montgomery County after having bought some land there from her parents.


1765
Oath of Allegiance
Nicklaus Rohrig took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania.


The passing of Niklaus Rohrig
died: Oct 1775
place: Harleysville
cause: unknown
burial: Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church


Excerpt: History Book on Montgomery County
John Rairigh arrived in Mahoning Twp., Indiana County in about 1803, coming most recently from Bedford County where a son was born in 1801. From biographies of some descendants, it appears that he had been living in the Shenandoah Vally or the Conocoheague area of Maryland in the mid 1790's. He was born between 1750 and 1755 by census records. Born in Pennsylvania and the son of Nicklaus Rairigh and Anna Marie Johnson. A Nicklaus Rohrig arrived in Philadelphia on 21 September 1742 on the ship "Francis and Elizabeth", captained by George North. Sailed from Rotterdam. A Niclas Rorig married a widow, Anna Marie Johnson, in St. Michael's Zion Lutheran Church in Germantown on 5 May 1747. Nicholas is marked as Reformed and Anna as Lutheran Widow. Anna Marie was born in 1723, daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth (Papen) Johnson. In January of 1748 a Nicholas Rary moved from Germantown to Harleysville in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery County (then Philadelphia) and bought 7 1/4 acres from John and Mary Johnson, parents of Anna. Nicklaus made a living as a stocking weaver and had his own business. Remnants of his place of business existed in Harleysville into the 1800's. Nicholas Rohrig of Lower Salford took an Oath of Allegiance in 1765. The history of Harleysville reports that he died in 1775, leaving a widow Mary and sons John and Henry. Records of the Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church report that Mr. Roerig was buried on 7 Oct 1775 and that he had been born in 1698, date unknown, age about 77 at the time of death. In the same church records, it is reported that John Rearich married Regina Kaemmer, daughter of Jacob Kaemmer, d. 8 Mar 1774. Further, it is reported that Johannes Roerig had a daughter Fronica (Veronica) born 3 Feb 1775.

This John Rairigh recieved land from his mother Anna, his brother Henry and Henry's wife Catherine on 1 Feb 1776. John sold this land to Robert DeSilver on 2 May 1778 and left the area. This is the last mention of his mother in the records and it is not known when or where she died. John's brother Henry (b. 1755) moved to Somerset County, then to Ohio where he died 18 Jun 1817. It is thought that Nicklaus and Anna are buried at the Old Goshenhoppen Cemetery but there are no markers.

There is then a gap in records for John between 1778 and 1785. It is tempting to speculate that he moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where so many German families migrated in that era. John resurfaces in 1785 in the records of Apple's Lutheran and Reformed Church near Thurmont, Maryland in 1785 with a wife named Regina Margaretha. With a wife having the rather unusual name of Regina, and the fact that Fronica is mentioned in connection with one of the childrens baptisms, there is really no question that this is the same John Rairigh as that mentioned in the records. With sparse population, both churches and parishioners were far apart so it is unclear where they lived exactly. Thurmont is not so far from the Conococheage Creek mentioned in the biographies and Conococheague Creek is in both Pa. and Md. In fact, this area is just an extension of the Shenandoah Valley into Md. In any case, John and Regina had 7 children in the church records between 1785 and 1798. Then they disappear. In the late 1780's and 1790's there was a general movement of many members of the German community from the Loudon County area of Virginia, adjacent to the Maryland line, to Bedford County. Thus it is no surprise to find that the destination of John Rairigh after 1798 was Bedford County where Samuel was born in 1801. John Rairigh then moved to Indiana County in about 1803. He initially lived in Mahoning Twp., Indiana County, but he later moved to Armstrong County, probably 1815, when he disappears from the Indiana County Tax Lists. Unfortunately, there are no comparable tax lists in Armstrong County until 1849. He disappears from the census records between 1820 and 1830, but an older male appears with George Rairigh in 1830. John's wife presumably died between 1820 and 1830, and John sometime after 1830. John and his wife were apparently buried at the German Baptist (Dunkard) Church graveyard, now called Slate Hill, although there is no markers. This cemetery was established on land donated by John's son George.

2 comments:

  1. hey my last name is rearick and i'm fom florida so i would like to know a little more on my family name

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