Section II


                                                   RIEHMCREAM GENEALOGY


                                                     The Riehm Family in Germany


     Norman W. Ream, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after being elected president of the Ream Family Association of America annually for many years, was in 1930 chosen president of this association for life.  He is a descendant of Johann Eberhard Riehm, of Leimen, Germany,

who emigrated to Pennsylvania about 1717, and for the past thirty-five years he has been spending much time, effort and money in collecting information about the descendants and ancestors of this

emigrant.  Besides finding many records of American descendants, he succeeded in locating and communicating with descendants of the Riehm family living in Leimen, Darmstadt, and Berlin, Germany and secured from them valuable information and data of the Riehm (Ream) families in Germany and especially of the Riehm family of Leimen of which Johann Eberhard Riehm was a member. Mr. Norman Ream has very generously furnished most of the history and records of the Ream families given in the following genealogy.  The Ream family  is related to the Stukey Family through the marriages of two children of John Stukey 2); Anna Stukey who married Sampson Ream, and Joseph Stukey who married Mary (Molly) Ream.  Sampson and Mary were children of Abraham Ream "The Miller", of Fairfield County, Ohio.

     Noah Stukey 4) son of Joseph and Mary (Ream) Stukey married Mary‑Ann Clem, daughter of Elizabeth Grove and Henry Thomas Clem, thus bringing the Clem and Grove families into this group of families.


                                                -------‑ and you shall know

                                                That this life's sweet breath,

                                                This very heartbeat's deepest ownership,

                                                Is only loaned, and through your blood

                                                Rolls past an heritage of ancestry

                                                Alike with far outstretching future,

                                                And that for every hair upon your head,

                                                A fight, a woe, a death was sufferedC

                                                                                Hermann Hesse

                                           Forever do they come, forever pass,

                                           They never rest in stale sterility,

                                           We see their ups and downs as through a glass,

                                           And leave their fates to God's eternity.





     Families named Riem (Riehm) have lived in Winzingen for many generations.  This place is located in the Rhine Palatinate near Neustadt on the River Hardt and formerly belonged to the Electoral Palatinate (Kurpfelz).


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     (5501) Dr. Friedrich Karl Edward Riehm, Doctor of Jurisprudence, member of the Evangelical Consistory Council at Breslau, and who was in 1934 and 1935, in charge of the parish register bookkeeping system at the chancery of the German Evangelical Church at Berlin, is a member of a Winzingen line of the Riehm family.   In the spring of 1938 he sent the editor of this volume much information on the history of his branch of this family and also a number of records of the Leimen family which have supplemented the information sent by Johann Christoph Riehm on this family.

     The material sent by Dr. Friedrich Riehm included a reprint of a genealogy of the Riehm family from "The Refugee Francois Roux, His Ancestors and Descendants"  by Oscar Roux.  Most of the data given below regarding the Winzingen family and the lineage of Dr. Friedrich Riehm has been gleaned from this reprint.

     The Riem family of Winzingen appears for the first time in 1592, in the records of taxes collected for the annual tributes to the Turks who for many years threatened all Christiandom. The name Eberhard Riem appears in this for 1592, but not for 1584, giving support to the

supposition that he may have emigrated from Leimen between those dates.  Also appearing in these tax lists are Quintin Riem in 1604 and 1610 and Nicolaus Riem in 1612, 1614 and 1622. The authoritative lineage of the Winzingen Riehms can be traced back to the supposed brothers Hans Theobald Riem ancestor of the so‑called "Black Line", and Hans Riem, born at Winzingen about 1607 and buried at Neustadt, October 21, 1674, a sexton and vineyard owner, and ancestor

of the so‑called White Line."  A brief outline of the lineage of Dr. Friedrich Riehm who traces his descent on the Black Line follows:


     (5502) I. Hans Theobald Riehm, b. about 1605 at Winzingen, d. at Haardt, August 1691;

m. (5502a) Margaretha who d. about 1678.  Their son:


     (5503) II. Hans Nikolaus Riehm, b. Winzingen, bapt. at Neustadt,  2‑13‑1639, d. at Haardt May 1707, a master cooper and vineyard owner.  He m. (5504) Anna Barbara Doninger ( ?)

b. 1644, buried at Haardt,  2‑19‑1698. Their son:


     (5505) III. Johann Georg Riehm, b. at Haardt about 1666, buried there 11‑14‑1724;  a vineyard owner.  He m. 1‑12‑1695 ) (5506) Susanna Kaub, b. at Haardt about 1673, buried 2‑1‑1740. Their son:


     (5507) IV. Johann Nikolaus Riehm I, bapt. Haardt, 12-24-1697, d. there 9‑9‑1768; a vineyard owner and church elder at Haardt.  He m. 2‑4‑1728 (5507a) Eva Elisabetha Hussler, bapt. 7‑23‑1702, d. 4-3-1748.  Their son:


     (5508) V. Johann Nikolaus Riehm II, b. Haardt, 5‑18-1729. d. there 8‑20‑1774, a vineyard owner and guardian of the poor at Haardt.  He m. at Mussbach 2‑5‑1752 (5508a) Anna Maria Graeser, b. 6-7-1727,  d. at Haardt 3‑9‑1778. Their son:




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(5509) VI. Johann Philipp Riehm, b. Haardt, 11‑28‑1759,  d. Kirchheim at the Eck,

           11-13‑1816.  He was a master linen weaver and m. 4‑5‑1785, (5510) Maria Barbara                       Graeser, b. 1‑21‑1766, d. Kirchheim at the Eck, near Gruenstadt, 3‑15‑1825. Their son:


(5511) VII. Heinrich Isaak Riehm, b. Kirchheim, 5‑3-1799, d. Illenau, Baden, 10‑16‑1881; dean                and city minister at Pforzheim and member of the General Synod. He m. at Karlsruhe,                   10‑26‑1826, (5512) Christiane Charlotte Rinck, b. Dietlingen, 1‑31‑1803, d. Basel,                         Switzerland, 10‑1‑1884. Their son:


(5513) VIII. Edward Carl August Riehm, b. Diersburg, 12-20-1830, d. Giebichenstein, near                      Halle, 4‑5‑1888.  He was a Doctor of Theology and professor of theology at the                             University of Halle.  He married first at Leipzig, 4‑19‑1855  (5514)  Elise Auguste                          Loeschcke, b. Dresden, 11‑4‑1833,  d. Giebichenstein, 12‑11‑1866.  His  second wife                     whom he married 3‑31‑1869 was (5515) Anna Marie Ottilie Braune,  b. Kosslin (St.                       Marien) 5‑15‑1850. His son from the first marriage:


(5516) IX. Gottfried Henrich Ferdinand Riehm, b. Mannheim 3‑6‑1858, d. at Halle, 4‑25‑1928.                 He was a doctor of Philosophy, professor, and counselor of studies at the city high school               at Halle.  He married at Giebichenstein, 7‑4‑1889 (5517) Marie Luise Wilhelmine                           Jellinghaus, b. Smyrna, Asia Minor, 6‑7‑1867, daughter of (5518) Johann Heinrich Julius                Carl Jellinghaus, b. Magdeburg, 6‑19‑1829, d. 8-6-1889 in Austria, and his wife (5519)                  Rosa Friederike Ottilie Braunbehrens, b. at Bernburg, 7‑26‑1836, d. at Halle 10‑10‑1918.               The father was a member of the company "Jellinghaus and Zschimmer" at Smyrna.

           The children of Gottfried and Marie were:


(5520) {a.} Friedrich Carl Edward Riehm, who sent the genealogy of this branch of the Riehm                   family to us, b. at Halle, 5-20-1890;  Doctor of Jurisprudence, consistory councillor at                    Breslau.  He m. at Asslar, 4‑23‑1927, (5521) Johanna Frieda Augusste Drebes,

           b. 4‑4‑1903, daughter of (5522) Wilhelm Christian Paul and (5523) Clara Friederika                       Berkenhoff Riehm.


(5524){b.} Karl Franz Botho Riehm,  Halle, 5‑16‑1891,  Doctor of Medicine, and practicing                      physician at Halle;  m. 4-16-1922, (5525) Anne Margarete Gertrud Frick, b. Halle,                          9-22-1895, daughter of Conrad (5526) Heinrich Hartmann Frick, b. at Burg, near                           Magdeburg, and his wife (5527) Frieda Wilhelmine Bertram Riehm.


(5528){c.} Theodor Otto Georg Riehm, b. Giebichenstein, 8-23-1892, trustee at the "Commercial              and Private" bank at Halle;  m. 7-28‑1922, (5529) Anne Konstanze Frieda Frick, b. Halle,               1-30-1894, sister of (5530) Anne Margarete Gertrud Frick above.

           They have three ch.:

(5531) Rosemarie Anne Riehm b. 6‑9‑1924.

(5532) Dorothea Anne Riehm, b. 6‑20‑1925.

(5533) Konrad Theodor Riehm, b. in April 1928.

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(5534){d.}  Leonhard Paul Otto Riehm, b. at Halle, 10‑28‑1893, killed at Croisilles in northern                  France, 7‑3‑1916.


(5535){e.} Wolfgang Ernst Hermann Riehm, b. at Halle, 1‑14-1896, first lieutenant, retired, of                   the Magdeburg Fusilier Regiment, Doctor of Medicine and private instructor in ocular

           therapeutics at the University of Wuerzburg. Married at Wuerzburg, 8‑5‑1925, (5536)                    Margarete Marie Luise Erdmann-Keil, b. at Halle, 9‑11‑1905. Children born at                               Wuerzburg:

(5537) Gerbert Wolfgang Riehm, b. 6‑9‑1926.

(5538) Eberhard Wolfgang Riehm, b. 3‑4‑1928.


(5539){f.} Irmgard Rosa Elisabeth Riehm, b. at Halle, 9‑26‑1897, d. at  Halle, 11‑20‑1897,                        twin sister of (5540) Katharina Anna Auguste.


(5541){g.} Katharina Anna Auguste Riehm, b. at Halle 9‑26‑1897, m. at Halle, 7‑17‑1926 (5542)              Wilhelm Robert Roux,  b. Innsbruck, Tryrol, Austria, 11‑19‑1892, d. 2‑4‑1928; son of                    (5543) Wilhelm Roux, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy,  well‑know anatomist and                    director of the anatomic institute at Halle, and his wife (5544) Thusnelda Aurinia Haertel,               b. at Dresden, 10-26-1862. Katharina and Wilhelm Roux had a son, born at Dessau                         Liebigk in Anhalt:

(5545) Erwin Wilhelm Gottfried Roux, b. 8‑12‑1927.


     For further information concerning the Winzingen branches of the Riehm family, see the "German Genealogy Books" published at Gorlitz in 1916, Volume 29, pages 307‑373.


                                          The Rihm Family of Berg, Rhine Palatinate


     There are also families at Morsch, near Karlsruhe, who spelled their name "Rihm", also some in Karlsruhe. These Rihms are supposed to have originated in a place called Berg in the Rhine Palatinate.  They are of the Catholic faith and it has not yet been proved that they  are a branch of the Winzingen family.


                                                    The Riehm Families of Holland


     There are also families in Holland who spell their name, "Riehm," whose common ancestor was born at Hornbach near Zweibrucken in Germany. He went in 1814 to the University of Utrecht as a theological student and later served as a minister in various cities in Holland and

finally in Amsterdam where he died in 1842. There are many references to the name Riehm in the old Hornbach records.


                                                  The Rihm Family of Freudenheim

     The Rihms of Freudenheim are said to have come from Switzerland, and according to old tradition the Riehms of Leimen are also said to have come from that country, but no proof of this 

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has ever been found. It is likewise claimed by some that the Rihms of Freudenheim and of Leimen were at one time related. There are today many families of this name in and near the city of Mannheim whose origin can be traced to Freudenheim. Old records show that there was a

Valentine Rihm in Freudenheim in 1740 and in 1756 a Ludwig Rihm, while the parochial records indicate that a Jacob Rihm, born in 1725, also lived there. As early as 1663 the city and church records of Mannheim show there was a Riem family who owned a house and had several children

born there. The father's given name was "Daniel" and his wife's name was "Maria Elizabeth." According to the records of the Reformed Church, this family had come to Mannheim from Strassburg in Alsace.  Daniel Riem's name is mentioned in the records of the city council of

Mannheim again in 1672, but after this date the family evidently moved to some other locality as no later trace of them can be found either in the vicinity of Mannheim or in Strassburg. This  Daniel Riem is not to be confused with the Daniel Rim of Heidelberg, as the given name of

the latter's wife was Anna Margaretha.


                                           Other Riehm Families of Baden, Germany


     There are a number of families named Riehm living in Baden, in the towns of Karlsruhe, Mosbach, Sulzfeld, Kieselbrawn, and Rotteln, near Lorrach. These are all of the Winzingen lineage.


                                      Rehm and Rem Families of Southwest Germany


     The information given below regarding the Rehm and Rem families of Southwest Germany, was received from Conrad Rehm of Goppingen, who states that it is the result of a search by a Dr. Maier.

     "The family "Rehm" or "Rem" existed in days long past.  This name is widely known and originally could be attributed here and there to a man with the name, "Rem", an abbreviation of an old German name, perhaps "Rudmar" or "Rumbold", sometimes changed to "Rumpp", or "Rump", or altered into the form, "Remle", "Rumelin", or "Rommel."

     "In the vicinity of the Monastary 'Zweifalten' there were according to its books, about 1450, in Guldstetten, a Hans and a Martin Rem, and in Upflamor an Adam, Conz, George, Hans, Michael and an Otmar Rem.

     "The municipal book of Urach, of 1454, mentions at Kohlsteten,  (5546) a Hans Rehn, also a (5547) Hans Rumpp and a (5548) Conrad Rem who had as a fief, the estate of "The Frowan" in Oppenhausen.  According to the "Register of Rural Damage" of 1476, Hans Rumpp is the  "Schuttheiss" or Burgomaster, of this place.  

     "In Ohnastetten in the year 1476 among seven people subject to taxation, (5549) Heintz Rem has a fortune of  37 pounds, and (5550) Conrad Rem a fortune of 66 pounds. These sums indicate that they were numbered among the middle class of those days.

     "In Eningen in the year 1596 (5551) Melchior Rehm was married.  He was a son of the late (5552) Jacob Rehm  of that place.



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     "As early as 1356 one (5553) Jacob Rem lived in Tubingen.  Here in 1542, the estimated fortune of a (5554) Hans Rem was 300 florins, of young Hans, 70, of old Hans, 50, of Conrad, 250, of Jacob, 200, and of  Stefen Rem, 700 florins. These figures are from the records of an assessment which took place to pay a tribute to the Turks.  The above named Stefen Rem was called the "Holy one of Zwiefalten." 

     "The Rehm family of Pfullingen probably  came from the nearby places of Kohlstetten and Ohnastetten. The first record of a Rem in Pfullingen, is of one (5555) George Rem whose name appears in the Turkish tax list of 1542 with a fortune of 110 florins. In 1545, he contributed for the same purpose, 21 "Kreuzer" and his servant, two "Kreuzer."  Not until the beginning of the following century can several representatives of this family be found in the church book of this

place, namely two named George, a Hans and a Jacob. One of these Georgs and Hans are the ancestors of the Rehms living in Pfullingen at present.  A son of Hans transplanted the family to Teutlingen.  The Rehms were almost all vine dressers and have grown into a very large family."


                                           THE RIEHMS OF LEIMEN, GERMANY


     For much of the early history of the Ream, or Riehm, family of Germany which follows, we are indebted to (5556) Johann Christoph Riehm born in Leimen, December 26, 1842, died July 18, 1926, a member of the board of directors of a large Portland cement company  at Heidelberg.  He did a great deal of research work on the history of the Riehm family in the archives at Karlsruhe and Heidelberg and wrote a brief history of the various Riehm families of Germany and a short genealogy of his own family of Leimen. This latter mentions Johann Eberhardt Riehm who emigrated to Pennsylvania about 1718 and who is the ancestor of many of the Ream families living today throughout the United States. 

     The spelling of the family name has changed at various times.  In the early German records it was written Riem, Rim, Rihm, Riehm and in various other ways. It is, however, usually spelled "Riehm" in Germany today. The name also occurs in the old Pennsylvania records with several different spellings, but the descendants of Johann Eberhardt Ream now write the name, "Ream."

     The little town of Leimen where the Riehm family lived for many generations was near the ancient city of Heidleberg on the River Neckar. For centuries the inhabitants there have tended their vineyards on the hillsides of this lovely valley and made their famous wines.  Until the time of the Reformation these people were Catholic, but since that time many, including the Riehm family, have been members of the Reformed Church and later of the Evangelical Protestant Church.

     Johann Christopher Riehm wrote that the research on the early generations was very difficult for the reason that the church books of the Reformed Parish of Leimen previous to the end of the 17th century were destroyed by fires and the devastations of the French in the war with Louis XIV. Of the church books which survived, the baptismal books commence in 1694, the marriage records in 1696, and the death






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records in 1699.  For earlier records of the family it was necessary to search the General State Archives at Karlsruhe which escaped the ravages of the French, and the ancient manuscripts of the "Knights of  the Teutonic Order" who owned and rented much property in the vicinity of Heidelberg.

     According to the wine cellarage accounts of the above named German order, there lived in Leimen in 1509, a tanner named Eberhard Riem who had to pay cellar rent on a leasehold located at "The Creek" of six pennies and two chickens. His neighbors were Nicolaus Karge and Veners Claus.

     This Eberhard Riem evidently had a brother, Nicholas Riem, who was a monk and in the year 1490 lived in the Augustine Convent at Heidelberg, now known as "Ludwigspatz." When he had joined the order, he gave to this convent two pieces of land, one in the township of Leimen and the other in the township of Handschuksheim.  (New Archives, City of Heidelberg, Vol. IV pp. 88‑90, rent books and monastery records of the Augustines.) These two brothers are thought to have been the sons of Nicholeus Rym, born about 1432, who was living in Leimen in 1490.

     Since the 1490 record of the Augustinian monk, Nicholas Riem,  is the earliest record we have in regard to the Ream family, we are giving it below in the original Latin as published in the above mentioned  volume:

     p. 74: "Infrascripti census habentur in civitate Heydelbergensi.  Incipit libber continens census pecuniales fratrum heremitarium sancti Augustini domus in Heydelberg, conditus sub venerabili lectore, fratre Petro Hoenvissel, priore dicte domus Heydelbergensis, anno 1490 * * * *

     p. 88: "Leymheins, Item I flor. assumpcionis ex parte patris Nicolay Rym dat Hans Lysing patet ex littera.

     p. 99: "Hentzusheim, Item I flor. martini  ex parte fratris Nicolai  Rim dat. domicellus Orwinus Wise."

     According to the Teutonic Order's monetary and rent register of the Cellarage at Heidelberg, there were residing in Leimen in 1529,  Georg and Endres Riem who paid six pennies on a quarterfield, probably a vineyard, situated at the "Stockenweg." This (5557) Georg Riem is supposed to have rented the field from Endres Riem.

     In the renovations of the financial registers of the Teutonic Order at the Heidelberg Court, of 1529, 1532, and 1576 are to be found the following entries:

     Leimen Rents of 1576:

          The widow of Endres Riem paid six pennies and two chickens  on a field or farm, at "Der            Bach" (The Creek); adjoining  above were Jerg Heiselmann's heirs;  below, Hans Heym.

          (5559) Nickhel Riem, the younger, and associates pay two shillings and one St. Martin's            Day chicken on a garden at the "Cross" adjoining the village moat. (Folio 152.)

          (5560) Nickhel Riem and associates pay eighteen pennies on  a garden between the            "Sandhauser Weg" and the "Allmenth" (Folio 156.)







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     No Riem is mentioned in the entries for 1529 and 1532 in this record.    

     The financial records of the Teutonic Order at Heidelberg also contain data on persons named Riem as follows:

     Endres Riem, the tanner, (1566), paid six pennies and two chickens on  a property at

"Der Bach"; adjoining above, Veners Claussen;  and below, the widow of Niclaus Kargen.

So he is probably the succeeding holder of the property of the tanner, Eberhard Riem, of 1509.

      (5561) Nickel Riem, senior and junior, are mentioned in the 1600- 1602 as subject to paying rent on vineyards. One of the Nickel  Riems, and apparently the older, was a shoemaker by profession, for in the Heidelberg Court Cellarage‑Wine Guild Renovation, of the year 1609

are to be found the following entries.

           (5562) Nickel Riem, the younger, Folio 157.

           (5563) Nickel Riem, shoemaker, Folio 158 1/2.

           (5564) Niclaus Riem, Folio 162 1/2.

           (5565) Niclaus Riem, shoemaker, Folio 171.

           (5566) Peter Riem, Folio 173 1/2

           (5567) Georg Riem, Folio 174 1/2.


     In the "Collection of 3492 Rent and Property Records " of the Teutonic Order House, Heidelberg, are found:

           1592CNickell Riem, the older, rent on a quarter vineyard.

           1636C(5568) Hans Rhim, for a neglected vineyard.

           1650---(5569) Endres Riem, for a garden above the "Cross,"  adjoining the village moat.

           1650C(5570) Georg Riem, stationary rent.

          1650/57C(5571) Georg Riem, field rent.

          1650/57C(5572) Endres Riem, field rent.

     In the Heidelberg Guild Register, of the Vintagers of 1673/74 appears a (5573) Daniel Rim, citizen and keeper of the "Rebstock" inn, who had a daughter christened "Barbara" June 21, 1674. The records of the Reformed Parish of Heidelberg show the mother's name was Anna Margaretha and that the godmother was Barbara, wife of the citizen and pinmaker (5574) Christoph Keller. It is probable this Daniel Rim left Heidelberg before 1680, after selling his inn named "The Golden Grapevine," located in the House Field in front of the Heidelberg gate, to Andreas Riem, the mayor of Leimen, who was his brother or other close relation. It is thought that this Daniel Rim

(Riem) moved from Heldelberg to Hornbach, near Zweibrucken (Two Bridges) in the Rhine Palatinate, as there was a person of this  name living there in 1691. It is said that three sons of this Daniel  Riem later emigrated to New Bern, North Carolina.

     Another brother or close relative of the above Andreas Riem, was (5575) Hans Georg Riem who on July 8, 1675 entered the service of the Elector as a harness maker. (Karlsruhe State Archives, Copy Book  942, p. 1991.)

     The following additional information gleaned from the old records will be of interest to descendants of these Riem families. On January 1, 1601, the administrators of the German Order's Cellarage at Heidelburg



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issued a document concerning the hereditary leases of the Order's  vineyards at Leimen to various inhabitants of this village, among  them being Nicklas Riem, the younger, lessor of half of a  quarter vineyard at the "White Hill" and (5576) Nichlas Riem, the elder, who is mentioned  twice as a tenant.

      In the year 1609 in the descriptions of the boundaries of vineyards of  the Heidelberg Court Cellerage, George and Peter Riem are mentioned as tenants.

     (5577) Gorg Rim, (5578) Gorg Rihm, (5578a) Ulrich Rihm, (5579) Hans Ulrich Rihm and (5580) Georg Rihm, a tailor, are mentioned in a record of December 17,1626 which describes and lists the possessions  of the Teutonic Order of Knights at Leimen, Heddesheim, and other places.

     Norman W. Ream, the president of the Ream Family Association  received a letter from Dr. Friedrich Riehm, of Breslau, Germany in 1935, in regard to the genealogy of the Riehm family of Leimen.  Dr. Riehm had studied many of the old records relating to this family in the German archives and endeavored to trace the lineage of  Eberhard Riehm, the emigrant, back to the beginning of the 16th century. The following are excerpts from his letter in which will be noted a number of references to the old Heidelberg records mentioned previously :

          (5581) "Johann Everhard Rihm was a son of (5581a) Hans Andreas Riem who was born in 1642 and died Feb. 19, 1719; a butcher at Leimen.

          (5582) "Johann Andreas Riem (1642‑1719) was a son of  Andreas Riem who is mentioned in Leimen from 1650 to 1657.  I cannot  be too sure of the ancestors of Johann Everhard Riem

prior to the Andreas Riem mentioned in 1650‑1657.

          "From 1650 to 1663, (5583) Andres Riem, Jr., grandfather of  Johann Everhard Riem, owned a garden at the cross at Leimen.  A former owner of this garden was (5584) Nicol Riem,

but Nicol Riem was too old to have been the father of Andres Riem. I am  inclined to believe that Georg Riem was a son of Nicol Riem and grandfather of Andres Riem.

          "Georg Riem is mentioned in Leimen from 1609 to 1657 as the owner of a vineyard near the garden at the cross, which formerly  belonged to Nicol Riem. So it is believed Georg was a son of Nicol and Andres a son of Georg.

          "The great‑grandfather (of Andres Riem Jr.) was Andres Riem, nicknamed, "The Lower." He was the owner of the above mentioned property before Nicol Riem. Andres Riem was the     owner of a vineyard near Stockenweg;  Georg Riem was the owner of the same vineyard before Andres Riem, so it is believed that Georg Riem was the great‑great‑grandfather of Andres Riem

Jr. Andres Riem Sr. owned a farm at the "Hofreite." This farm was formerly  owned by Everhart Reme (The Lower) in 1509 and it is believed that Andres Riem Sr. was a grandson of Everhart    Reme of 1509."










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     It will be noticed that the above lineage is approximated by studying the records relating to certain vineyards and farms which were owned generation after generation by the Riehm family, but there is no proof that these properties descended in each case from the father to son. Andreas Riem, of the 1650‑1657 records, was evidently the grandfather of Eberhard Riehm, the emigrant to Pennsylvania , but Johann Andreas Riem (1642‑1719) the father of Eberhard, is the first person of this lineage about whom we have authentic records of birth, death,  and  issue.


                       HANS ANDREAS RIEM, 1642‑1719, OF LEIMEN, GERMANY


     (Note that the generation numbers of Hans Andreas Riem and his descendants who remained          in Germany are indicated with Roman numerals.)

     (5585) Hans Andreas Riem I) b. 1642 is the first authentically known ancestor of Johann Eberhard Ream (Riehm, Riem), the emigrant to Pennsylvania. He is believed to have been the son of Endreas Riem of Leimen. In the records of the Reformed and later the Evangelical Protestant Church of Leimen, near Heidelberg, mention is made of the death of Hans Andreas Riem, citizen, butcher and mayor on February 19,1719, aged 77 years.  His wife probably  died before

1699 as the parish obituary records which begin in that year do not  mention her.

     In 1675, during the long wars of Louis XIV of France, the wine press building, many houses and also a part of the church were burned,  as the troops had been pillaging Leimen as well as the whole Palatinate.   The following letter was probably written by Hans Andreas Riem:

          "I, subscriber, cannot abstain from reporting again to the

     Electoral Palatine Court Cellar Master (5586) H. Huegeln, re-

     garding the renovation of the seigneurial wine press of Leyme,

     becauseCthanks to GodCthe time of the 1678 harvest draweth

     nigh, and also because our church has been totally  burned, and

     our congregation compelled by necessity to use the seigneurial

     wine press, to the effect that I have not been able to maintain

     neither tub nor butt, as is certainly known to your Lordship, as

     I have been reporting these conditions twice before this: also

     have obtained assent already in this matter.

          So I hope this my urgent petition draweth once more your

     Lordship's attention to the above mentioned conditions, all the

     more as when it rains half of the people cannot get under roof

     into the dry, also are in danger of life on account of the tiles; also

     as already mentioned, the vats cannot be kept in fit condition.

          So I beg your Lordship to employ every means to have the

     damage repaired before fall, until at least the nave of the church

     can be rebuilt, and so I shall be comforted by your most gracious


          Written at Leyman, July 17, 1678 by Your Lordship's devoted servant,

                       (Signed) Andreas Rihm        Seigneurial Vintager of Leymen.


     According to the records, this matter took its course to the Electoral accounting office.

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The clerk of the board of works, Rexroth, made his  estimate and Hans Jakob Paulus, carpenter, was put in charge of repairs which were not to exceed in cost more than twenty florin.

     The City of Heidelberg was destroyed by its enemies in 1693 and many are believed to have left the city about that time. In the lists of those remaining on whom war contributions and "house funds" were imposed there is the name of Andreas Riem of Leimen who contributed 500 florins for house funds and six florins, forty  cruitzer for taxes  (Records Heidelberg City, Fasz. 3172).

     From the Evangelical Protestant Parish records of Leimen, we learn that Hans Andreas had the following children: (5587) Martin Conrad II), (5588) Johann Nicholas II), (5588a) Hans

Andreas II),  (5589) Anna Elisabeth Margaretha II), (5590) Johann Mathias II),  and Johann Eberhard 1), the emigrant to Pennsylvania.

     (5591) Martin Conrad Riem II), son of Hans Andreas I), b. 1665 and d. 8‑17‑1748 at Leimen, Germany. The church records contain no marriage or additional information regarding Martin Conrad.

     (5592) Nicholas Riem II), son of Hans Andreas I), known as the landlord of the "Black Bear Inn" at Leimen. He was born sometime before 1694, but date of his death is not known. He was married twice, the first time to Anna Margaretha who d. 5‑28‑1728 aged fifty‑five years.  He m. for his second wife, 8‑28‑1728, (5593) Petronella Bogner, daughter of the late master tanner, (5594) Peter Bogner, of the suburb of  Heidelberg. She was b. 10‑15‑1697 and d. a widow 3‑11‑1762.  There is  no record of children. According to the Baden County Archives, on  June 17, 1730, (5595) Nicholaus Riem was appointed a custom officer and tax collector. He filed a petition, dated August 4, 1740 with the Elector, of the Palatine, at Mannheim as follows:

     "Illustrious Elector,  most gracious Lord:

           To your Electoral Highness I am compelled most humbly to submit

       how your Supreme Highness accorded to me in 1729 to build the custom

       house free of charges before and after which I also have done accord-

       ingly. But since this custom house now is so ruined by the recent war

       that the same has to be repaired with "praeter propter" 15 florin, and I

       am not only compelled to pay five florin execution duty, but also my

       house transaction of 120 florin due me in the near future is confiscat-

       ed in advance until I have repaired the custom house in question,

       though I have not received more than 60 fl. Therefore, and because

       this proceeding seems to me against righteousness and justice, that I

       am supposed to repair a custom house which has been destroyed

       without my fault, but merely on account of the last war, I beg

       your Electoral Highness humbly that your Lordship may grant

       graciously to command the supreme court of Heidelberg to annul

       the confiscation of 120 fl. innocently imposed on me and to sur-

       render the amount to me.

                           Your Electoral Highness' most humble  (5596) Nicolaus Riemer

             landlord from Laymen at present at the Mannheim  "Great Stockyard" Inn at Heidelberg.

             Mannheim,  August 4, 1740."

             (Note‑ The present restaurant "Zur Karlsburg" Haupt Str. 53, at Heidelberg, was                            formerly called the "Great Stockyard.")

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           According to the records this petition was rejected. It concerned the building which was                 later called the "Hugel'sche Haus." The plans for this house, designed by the                                    contemporary architect Dyckerhoff of Mannheim, are attached to the records at Karlsruhe.  (5597) Johann Andreas Riem Jr. II), son of Andreas Riem I), b. 1673; d. 12‑12‑1734. He was a                 citizen and butcher of Leimen.  He m. (5598) Anna Elisabeth Lohlbach and had nine                       children: (Anna Catharine III), Johann Matthias III), Anna Barbara III), Elisabeth III),                    Johann Hans Andreas III), Johann Hans Georg III), Johann Nicholas III), Anna                               Margaretha III), and  Anna Sybilla III).

(5599) Anna Catharina Riem III) b. 3‑4‑1699; m. to the cooper, (5600) Hans Georg Switz of                    Leimen, 5‑6‑1721. Records of children not known.

(5601) Johann Matthias Riem III), son of Johann Andreas Jr. II), was b. 3‑23‑1701,                                   d.10‑25‑1754; m. 4‑26‑1747, (5602) Anna Magdalena Heber. Four ch.: Anna Catharina                  IV) , Elisabeth IV), Anna Barbara IV), and Anna Margaretha IV).

(5603) Anna Catharina Riem IV) b. 10‑29‑1747, m. 6‑16‑1767 (5604) Hiob Heger from                            Eberbach. Records of children not known.

(5605) Elisabeth Riem IV) b. 9‑4‑1749.

(5606) Anna Barbara Riem IV) b. 1‑31‑1751.

(5607) Anna Margaretha Riem IV) b. 9‑1‑1753.

(5608) Anna Barbara Riem III), b. 6‑3‑1703, m. to (5609)Johann  Jacob Kudis, 1‑7‑1730.

(5610) Elisabeth Riem III) b. 9‑20‑1705, d. 1‑7‑1773.

(5611) Johann Andreas Riem III) b. 5‑29‑1707, d. 6‑19‑1760; m. (5612) 6‑5‑1753 Anna                           Margaretha Kudis of Leimen. No ch.

(5613) Johann Hans Georg Riem III) b. 3‑14‑1710, d. 9‑12‑1775.  He was a mounted soldier in                the Kurpfalz Cavalry.

(5614) Johann Nicholas Riem III), a butcher, b. 6‑26‑1712, d. 9-9-1797.  His wife's name is not                 known. His children were:  Johann Nicholas IV), and Johann George IV).

(5615) Johann Nicholas Riem IV), birth date not known; d. 7-20-1781.

(5616) Johann George Riem IV) b. 10‑8‑1750, d. 12‑18‑1830; m. 1-26-1779, (5617) Anna                        Barbara Renner, who d. 3‑30‑1817.  eleven  ch: Johann Wilhelm V), Johann Nicolaus V),               Johann Jacob V), Johann Nicholas V), Anna Margaretha V), Johann Nicolaus V), Anna                  Margaretha V), Johann Wilhelm V), Johann Caspar V),  George Ludwig V), and

           Urbanus V).

(5618) Johann Wilhelm Riem V) b. 12‑12‑1780, d. in infancy.

(5619) Johann Nicholas Riem V) b. 5‑23‑1781, d. 7‑30‑1781.

(5620) Johann Jacob Riem V) b. 8‑11‑1782, d. in infancy.

(5621) Johann Nicolaus Riem V), b. 1784, d. 1785.

(5622) Anna Margaretha Riem V) b. 1786, d. 1788 of small pox.

(5623) Johann Nicolaus Riem V) b. 1788, d. 1788 of small pox.

(5624) Anna Margaretha Riem V) b. 1792, m. Ludwig Waldbauer.

(5625) Johann Wilhelm Riem V) b. 1‑4‑1795, death date unknown.

           He was the proprietor of the "Black Bear Inn" at Leimen.  His wife whom he m. 4‑9‑1826              was (5626) Eva Barbara, dau. of


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(5627) George Ludwig Seger and his wife (5627a) Margartha,  nee Renner. They had six                           children: Elisabeth VI), George Ludwig VI), Rudolph VI), Anna Margareta VI), Elisabeth              VI) and Margaretha VI).

(5628) Elisabeth Riem VI) b 7‑2‑1829, d. 4‑23‑1831.

(5629) Georg Ludwig Riem VI) b. 1‑31‑1832, d. 1‑21‑1888; inherited the "Black Bear Inn" from              his father, Johann Wilhelm V).  He was married twice, the first time, 3‑16‑1858, to (5630)

           Katharina  Barbara, b. 3‑22‑1837, dau. of the shepherd (5631) Mathias Richter and his                   wife (5632) Barbara, nee Rummel of Heidelberg;  and second to (5633) Emilie Rastert, of              Neckarburken, b. 9-11‑1848 and d. 5‑8‑1916. Ch. of first marriage: Anna VII), Barbara                  VII); of second marriage: Wilhelm VII), and Bertha VII).

(5634) Anna Riem VII), m. to (5635) Baumann, of Ladenburg, a postmaster.

(5636) Barbara Riem VII), m. to a sawmill owner,  (5637) Philipp Schmidt of Sandhausen.

(5638) Wilhelm Riem VII) b. 9‑23‑1869, d. 9‑23‑1908. He inherited the "Black Bear Inn" from                 his father (5639) George Ludwig VI), and besides being an innkeeper was a wholesale                    dealer in  wines. He m. (5640) Barbara Kalkschmidt, of Rohrbach and  had the following                children: Anna VIII), Emilie VIII), Heinrich VIII), and Anton VIII).

(5641) Anna Riem VIII), b. 11‑23‑1895.

(5642) Emilie Riem VIII) b. 8‑25‑1897.

(5643) Heinrich Riem VIII) b. 2‑1‑1899.

(5644) Anton Riem V III ) b. 2‑4‑1901.

(5645) Bertha Riem VII)

(5646) Rudolph Riem VI) second son of (5647) Johann Wilhelm V) b. 6‑11‑1837,  became a                     miller.  His godfather was (5648) Rudolph Riem, the father of (5649) Johann Christoph                  Riehm VII).  Rudolph Riem VI) m. 6‑14‑1866,  (5650) Philippine Kesserlring,                                b. 3‑13‑1842, daughter of the landlord and baker (5651) Nicolaus Kesselring of                              Hatschenhausen near Hamburg.  Rudolph d. at Worms about 1902 and his widow d. at                   Hatschenhausen, 6-10-1903. No children.

(5652) Anna Margaretha Riem VI) b. 1827 d. 1829.

(5653) Elisabetha Riem VI), m. (5654) Philipp Heft at Leimen.

(5655) Margaretha Riem VI) b. 1831, m. (5656) Wilhelm Seger, a  farmer, at Leimen.

(5657) Johann Caspar Riehm V), son of Johann George IV), was b. 1‑20‑1790,  d. 3‑18‑1854. He             m. first, 3‑15‑1816 (5658) Anna Barbara Schneider,  dau. of (5659) Rudolph Schneider                  and his  wife (5660) Anna Maria, nee Rehm, b. 6‑26‑1792, d. 10-17-1834.  His second                   wife was (5661) Anna Barbara Gott, dau. of the master mason (5662) Georg Adam Gott                and his wife (5662a) Anna Maria, nee Martin. Anna Barbara who was a Catholic                             d. 8-24‑1876, aged 66 years. This marriage started bitter feuds in the Riehm family,                        although Anna Barbara was the loving, tender nurse of her husband who had been                          paralysed.






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(5663) Johann Casper was the proprietor of the inn "Zum Rossl" (Little Horse) at Leimen.                         The ownership of this inn was transferred to his son Rudolph in 1844 and in 1847 it                        was transferred to his son‑in‑law Ludwig Schneider, after the son Rudolph had                               bought the brewery and inn "Zur Stadt Jerusalem" at Mannheim.  Above the portal                         of the "Zum Rossl" there is the insignia of the coopers' guild with the date 1736. At the                   right of this are the letters "H. R." and at the left "E. d. R." The earliest known  proprietor              of this inn seems to have been Johann Jacob Rehm, a master cooper.

           The children of Johann Caspar Riehm's first marriage were: Rudolph VI), Katharina                        Barbara VI), Johann Ludwig VI),  Wilhelm VI) Wilhelm VI). There were no children by                 the second marriage.

(5664) Rudolph Riehm VI) son of Johann Caspar Riehm V) was b. 8‑26‑1820, m. (5665) Eva                   Barbara, daughter of (5666) Rudolph  Schneider and his wife (5667) Anna Margaretha,                  nee Lingg.  Eva Barbara was b. 8‑17‑1819 and d. at Mannheim 6‑11-1868.  Rudolph                      Riehm was a brewer and cooper. In December 1866 he came to North America in an                      attempt to find the success which  he had not gained in Germany.  It is believed that he                   died in some unknown place here about 1872. There were nine children: Johann                              Christoph VII), Katharine Barbara VII),Margaretha VII), Johann Georg VII), Eva                          Barbara VII), Luise VII), Margaretha Karoline VII), Rudolph VII), and Ludwig VII) .

(5668) Johann Christoph Riehm VII) son of Rudolph VI) was b. at Leimen, 12‑26‑1842 and                      d. 7‑18‑1926, at Abbach on the Danube.  In 1847 he moved with his family to Mannheim                and soon afterwards started as a commercial apprentice with a shipping and commission                 agency.  In 1875 he entered the service of the Portland cement manufacturing firm of                      Julius Espenschied at Mannheim where he became a member of the board of directors. 

           When in 1901 the Mannheim company merged with the Heidelberg‑Portland cement                        company he was made a member of the new board of directors and moved to Heidelberg.

           Johann  Christoph m. 8‑4‑1869, (5669) Karoline Strecker, b. 2‑16-1849 at Wurzburg and               d. 10‑2‑1895. There were four children, all  born at Mannheim: Karl Wilhelm VIII), Emilie             Kundigunda Julie VIII), Emilie Elisabeth Hedwig VIII), and Rudolph Karl  August VIII).               We are greatly indebted to Johann Christoph Riehm for sending us much information                      gleaned from the old  Leimen and Heidelberg records relating to the Riehm family  and                   also his compilation of the genealogy of his own family.

(5670) Karl Wilhelm Riehm VIII) b. 5‑16‑1870. In 1925 he owned a delicatessen business in                     Berlin. During the World War he was vice sergeant‑major in the Reserves in the prison                   camp in the Senne. He was married three times.

(5671) Emilie Kundigunde Julie Riehm VIII) b. 10‑20‑1872, m. 5-26-1894 (5672) Franz                           Alexander Steingoetter, a merchant, b. 3-7-1866,








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           son of (5673) Fredinand Steingoetter and his wife (5673a) Marie, nee Schule, of Kircheim,             below Teck, in Wurttemberg.  The two children were Rudolph IX) and Fernanda IX) .

(5674) Rudolph Steingoetter IX) b. at Mannheim 4‑25‑1895, d. 11-5-1914 as a volunteer in the                 Queen Elisabeth Guards Grenadier Regiment in the trenches near Bucquoy, south of                       Arras, France.

(5675) Fernanda Steingoetter IX) b. at Kreuznach, 2‑24‑1899.  She was in 1925 a technical                       assistant in a medical clinic in Berlin.

(5676) Emilie Elisabeth Hedwig  Riehm VIII) b 1‑28‑1878, m. 5-16-1899,  (5676a) Michael                      Riedal, of Mannheim, b. 7‑11‑1864.  He was on the board of directors of the South                        German Cement Works of Heidelberg. Two ch.: Julius IX) and Carl Friedrich IX).

(5677) Julius Riedle IX) b. 4‑7‑1900, at Mannheim.

(5677a) Carl Friedrich Riedle IX) b. 12‑2‑1905 at Heidelberg.

(5678) Rudolph Karl August Riehm VIII) son of Johann Christoph, was b. 7‑11‑1881. After                      working for various cement companies, he became commercial director of the Portland                   cement and lime works at Abbach on the Danube, near Regensburg. During the World                    War he participated for some time, as a captain, in the battles around Verdun and led the                First Battalion of the 82nd Infantry Regiment, after its major fell. His nerves were so                       badly affected by the terrible warfare in that section that he had to return to Germany.                     Before marching into the field, he was married on March 5, 1916 to (5678a) Margaretha                Meurer, b. 12‑12‑1895, daughter of the banker (5678b) ---------  Meurer, of Riestadt, near             Sondershausen. Margaretha d. 2‑3‑1932 at Heidelberg, and Rudolph Karl August m.                      second (5679) Helene Schafer on March 22, 1934. No ch.

(5680) Katharina Barbara Riehm VII) daughter of the cooper and brewer, Rudolph Riehm VI)                  was b. at Leimen, 7‑16-1844, d. December, 1869 at Mannheim.

(5681) Margaretha Riehm VII) b. at Leimen, 1‑7‑1846, d. 3‑7-1847.

(5682) Johann Georg Riehm VII) b. at Mannheim 11‑20‑1847, d. August 1848.

(5683) Eva Barbara Elisabeth Riehm VII) b. at Mannheim, 4-25-1849, d. at Heidelberg,                            6‑1‑1919. She was unmarried and kept house for many years for her widowed brother                    Johann Christoph.

(5684) Luise Riehm VII) b. at Leimen 11‑25‑1850, d. 7‑15‑1854.

(5685) Margaretha Karoline Riehm VII) b. at Mannheim, 6-12-1852, d. 4‑10‑1858.

(5686) Rudolph Riehm VII) a baker, b. 3‑16‑1857 at Mannheim, son of  Rudolph, the cooper and             brewer, and his wife Eva Barbara.  He m. for his first wife, in May 1885, (5687) Caroline

           Buchmann. They were divorced and he married second (5688) Margaretha, nee Abel,                     widow of (5689) Gottfried Abel, of Kirchheim near Heidelberg, b. 5‑15‑1848 at                              Munzesheim. Rudolph d. 11‑24‑1921 and his widow d. 10‑10‑1922. There were no                        children.







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(5690) Ludwig Riehm VII) son of Rudolph the cooper and brewer, was b. 4‑17‑1859 at                             Mannheim. At the age of four he fell under  a heavy freight truck and suffered severe                      injuries from which  he never entirely recovered. He d. 5‑2‑1900.

(5691) Anna Margaretha Riem III) dau. of Hans Andreas Jr. II), b. 5‑19‑1715.

(5692) Anna Sybilla Riem III) dau. of Hans Andreas Jr. II), b. 1717,  m. (5693) Urban Bolli.

(5694) Katharine Barbara Riem VI) b. 6‑30‑1825, d. 1‑27‑1864;  m. (5695) Ludwig Schneider                  who became the "Rossel" landlord.

(5696) Johann Ludwig Riem VI) b. 2‑19‑1829.

(5697) Wilhelm Riem VI) d. 9‑14‑1831.

(5698) Wilhelm Riem VI) d. 3‑21‑1833.

(5699) George Ludwig Riem V), son of Johann George IV), b. 12-23-1798, d. 4‑12‑1801.

(5700) Urbanus Riem V) son of Johann George IV), b. 1‑22‑1802, d. 7‑18‑1816.  (5701) Anna                 Elisabetha Margaretha Riem II), dau. of the Mayor, Hans Andreas, was mentioned in 1700             as a godmother. She died 10-23‑1748, aged 70 years.

(5702) Johann Matthias Riem II), son of Hans Andreas I), was confirmed when sixteen years old               on Easter Day 1699. He m. (5703) Anna Maria Seib, 11‑7‑1705. Ch.: Apolonia III),                       Catharina Elisabetha III), Anna Christiana Sophie III), Johann Nicolaus III), Johann               Adam III), Johann Eberhard III), and Hans Peter III).

(5704) Apolonia Riemn III), b.7-11-1706.

(5705) Catharina Elisabetha Riem III), b.  5‑6-1708.

(5706) Anna Christiana Sophia Riem III) b. 9-7-1710.

(5707) Johann Nicolaus Riem III) b. 8‑10‑1712.

(5708) Johann Adam Riem III) b. 3‑1-1715.

(5709) Johann Eberhard Riem III) b. 5‑11‑1717.

(5710) Hans Peter Riem III) b. 11‑30‑1719.




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     (5711) Johann Eberhard Ream 1) (Riem, Riehm) was b. 10-6-1687 in Leimen, Germany,        d. 8‑23‑1779;  m. 4-5-1712 (5712) Anna Elisabeth Schwab, b. 10-10-1692, d. 3-4-1761, daughter of Jost Schwab who accompanied Eberhard Ream and his family to Pennsylvania 1717--1718.

Johann Eberhard, known hereafter as Eberhard, was the son of Hans Andreas Ream.  The eleven children of Eberhard and Anna Elisabetha Ream were: Jacob 2), Anna 2), Abraham 2), Andrew 2), Matthias 2), Nicholas 2), Tobias ?), John 2), Susanna 2), Adam 2), and Samuel 2).

     Among the records of the Riehm family in the records of the Reformed Church of Leimen is that of the marriage of Eberhard Ream






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which is given below as it appears in German, followed by an English translation:



                                             Auszug aus dem Trauregister der ehemals

                                             reformierten jetzt unierten Kirchengemeinde

                                                             Leimen bei Heidelberg

                                                                      Anno 1712

                                             Seind folgende Parteyen 3 mahl prodamiert

                                             v. darauff copuliert worden

                                             d 5 April: Johann Eberhard Riehm,

                                             Beckerhandwerks ledigen stands Hans Andreas

                                             Riehmen Burgers alhier ehlicher Sohn vnd Jgfr:

                                             Anna Elisabetha Jost Schwaben Burgers und

                                             beckers allhier ehleibliche Dochter

                                                    Diewortliche Uebereinstimmung vorstehender

                                                    Abschrift mit der Urschrift bescheinigt

                                                                 Leimen, den 8. Marz 1926

                                                                 Dos  evangelische pfarramt

                                                                               (signature) (Senger)


      Translation of above marriage record:

           "Taken from the marriage record of the once Reformed, now United Congregation, Leimen, near Heidelberg; 1712.  "The following parties have been proclaimed three times , and have been married afterwards, on the 5th day of April 1712.   "Johann Eberhard Riehm, baker and citizen, single and a  legitimate son of Hans Andreas Riehm, a citizen of the place, and Miss Anna Elisabetha, single, legitimate daughter of Jost Schwab, citizen and baker of this place.   "This is a correct copy of the original and is herewith confirmed, Leimen, Germany, March 8, 1926."

                                                          The Evangelical Pastor



     It is not known just when Eberhard Ream left Germany, but the parish records of Leimen show that he had two children baptized before coming to America, namely Johann Jacob Riehm on June 14, 1713, and Anna Catharine Riehm on January 19 1716.  Eberhard's name is recorded for the last time in these church records when he was sponsor at the baptism of Johann Eberhard, a son of his brother, Mathias Riehm, which took place May 1, 1717.  It is believed that Eberhard

and his father‑in‑law Jost Schwab, with their families, left the vicinity of Leimen in the summer of 1717. It is also a tradition that they were accompanied by a family named "Yuber" or "Zuber" from Lingenthal and a family named "Herchheimer," from Landhausen, both towns of that neighborhood.  These families were among those who in large companies are known to have left the Heidelberg district between the years 1717 and 1720. This emigration was due in part to a desire of these religious people to continue in their faith unmolested by the authorities, and also no doubt, to the promise of a rich, new life in the New World.


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                                                                    Jost Schwab


     (5713) Jost Schwab, the father‑in‑law of Eberhard Ream, was born in Sinsheim in 1656 and died in Pennsylvania in 1739. He was the son of (5714) George Schwab, baker and advisory burgomaster of Sinsheim, who died sometime before 1689.  Jost married on Tuesday, May 27, 1681, (5715) Anna Katharine Wolfharten, the daughter of  (5715a) Hans Jorg Wolfharten.  In the records of citizenship of Leimen is this data concerning Jost Schwab and his family:

     "Today, April 27, 1702, the following persons became citizens, having considered

     well the duties of citizenship:  Jost Schwab, 46 years old, his wife Anna Katharine

     Schwab, 38 years old.  Jost Schwab is a member of the Reformed Church and his

     wife is a Lutheran; they are natives of Sinscheim at the Elseng, in the District of

     Heidelberg Baden.  They brought with them seven children: Hans Jorg, 19;  Jost

     Conrad, 13;  Anna Elizabeth, 11 (later married Eberhard Ream);  Anna Margaretha,

     7; and Anna Magdalena, 7 (twins); Anna Maria, 5, and Katharine, 6 months."


     After moving to Leimen, Jost and his wife had a son, Johnannes Schwab, baptized on May 28, 1704 who died Dec 18, 1780 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where his will is on record; and also another son Hans Ulrich, who was baptized Oct. 21, 1707, according to the records of the formerly Reformed Parish of Leimen.  This Hans Ulrich is said to have changed his name to Joseph and to have emigrated to America and left descendants who now live in Kentucky.

     The name "Schwab" is one of the oldest family names in Germany being derived from the name of a powerful tribe called by Julius Caesar, the "Sueri."  The ancient Duchy of Swabia.

     Johann Eberhard Ream arrived in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children, sometime before 1718, as his name appears on a list of persons who were in Lancaster County  before 1718, but whose names do not appear on the assessment of 1718‑1719, (Pub. Lancaster Co. Hist. Soc., Vol. XX, p. 161).  He settled in that part of Pennsylvania known as Conestoga.  Soon after, we find under date of Feb. 24, 1724,  in the Minutes of the Board of Property of the Province of Pennsylvania, Minute Book "L", that: "Eberhard Ream of Conestoga asked for a grant of 200 acres of land on a branch of that creek, including a small  Indian settlement called 'Cocalico.'  He has the Indians' consent to settle and can pay the purchase money down." Here the family soon  afterwards arrived, camping at first under an oak tree, about 400 yards back from Cocalico Creek until a rough log cabin could be built.  They were the only white settlers in this region, their nearest white neighbors being twelve miles away.  The Indians who lived in a little village across the creek belonged to the Delaware tribe and were friendly to the Ream family.  As the Ream boys grew up they played with the Indians and went on hunting and fishing trips with them.  The

father of this family gradually acquired more land in this neighborhood.  The old land records show that he was granted a patent on 420 acres in 1725; 389 acres on June 23, 1734 and 113 acres on Nov. 13, 1750.

     On October 14, 1729, the General Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania passed an act naturalizing certain Protestants who were




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subjects of the Emperor, who had come to Pennsylvania between the years 1700 and 1718.  The men to whom this act refers were all settlers in Lancaster County.  They qualified themselves for British citizenship "by taking the qualification and subscribing to the declaration directed to be taken and subscribed by the several acts of parliament made for the security of His Majesty's person and government, and for preventing the dangers which may happen by Popish Rescusants."  Among the one hundred and more men whose names are listed as being naturalized

at this time, was Eberhard Ream.

     In 1742, (5716) Count Zinzendorf, the well know church leader, and sponsor of a union movement, while on a visit to Pennsylvania, preached at the home of Eberhard Ream near Muddy Creek and later advised the Moravians of Bethlehem to organize a mission at this settlement. (5716a) Jacob Lischy was sent there as an itinerant preacher and succeeded in extending the Moravian influence among these people, the majority of whom were of the Reformed Church.  In 1745, a school and meeting house was built by the settlers on the farm of Henry Haller, Sr., for the use of the Moravian Brethren.  It is said that Eberhard Ream was displeased that this building had not been erected on his land and that this started a disagreement between him and the     Moravians which led to the latter being denied the use of this meeting house in the summer of 1748.  There are many pages of information about this old quarrel in the archives of the Moravians in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but the following quotations will indicate how these     Brethren felt about the Muddy Creek affair and Eberhard Ream:  From the minutes of the Helper's Conference of March 7‑18, 1748:  "Henry Haller and Biebighaus, today left for Muddy Creek. They took with them the following instructions to the Brethren at Muddy Creek:

         "1. That they shall not enter into long‑drawn controversy about the schoolhouse at Muddy                  Creek, but if Tempelman and his people have a right to it, to let them have it. The same                  shall be their attitude if Lischy claims it, to surrender it to him.

         2. As regards the old Riehm and his cohorts (Rotte) they were given this advise:  To guard                 against him and his following as a factious spirit, and care for the welfare of their souls;                  for the greatest damage can arise, if one enters into the least contract with such people."


     From a seven page letter of (5717) Bishop Cammerhoff, dated March 20, 1748, we read. "There is a man at Muddy Creek, named Eberhard Riehm, in whose house, if my memory serves me right, our dear Father (Zinzendorf) preached and of whom Lischy, when he was still at Muddy Creek, made much ado, because he had 700 acres of land and was best able to pay, while the rest of the brethren were poor people. He is a restless and puffed up (aufgeblasener) fellow.  He got

the fantastic idea into his head, when the brethren first came to Muddy Creek that they should build a meeting house for them on his land.  He had the idea that when the building was erected on his land, the Brethren would be under him and he would be the trustee and regent of the congregation, as the Brethren would live their by his grace.  But we did not accept his offers and propositions.  Hence he






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became critical and sought to make out of his children a gang (of whom four lived on his land in separate families, but in such a manner that he had not given them any land, could chase them off, if he wanted to do so).  He told them that he had 700 acres of land, while in Bethlehem there were only 500.  He would unite with them and build a Bethlehem together on his plantation.  And then more people would move to him than to Bethlehem.  All these ideas were  probably  the fruits of the principles which Lischy has circulated among these people, when he first preached there."

     In the list of the members of the church at Muddy Creek in 1745 are the names of Eberhardt Riehm;  Abraham Riehm and wife; and Jacob Riehm and wife.  In a 1749 list these names appear:

     Riehm, Nicholas, a son of Eberhard; Riehm, John Eberhard, ditto.

     The Rev. John Waldschmidt was the pastor of the Reformed churches at Muddy Creek, Cocalico and neighboring congregations from 1752 to 1786 and left many records of baptisms, marriages and burials which include numerous records of the Ream family, most of  which are given later in this volume.

     When he was about seventy‑two years old, Eberhard Ream made a partial distribution of his lands, deeding to his sons Andrew, Jacob, John, Nicholas, and Mathias, 62 1/2 acres, 110 acres, 100 acres, 122 acres, and 100 acres respectively on February 15, 1759.  In each case the consideration was for five shillings and the natural love and affection which they beareth for their said son."  Eberhard signed his name in German, while his wife Elizabeth, made her mark.  These deeds were recorded at Lancaster County courthouse at different times, in 1783, 1786 and in 1802.

     It seems evident that the other children also shared in this distribution of property for while they did not have their deeds recorded, the two remaining sons, Abraham and Tobias, later disposed of land received from their father February 15, 1759.  For deeds connected with this distribution of Eberhard Ream's estate, see Deed Books U. P., EE and X, Lancaster County, Pa.

     In 1760 Tobias Ream laid out a plan of a town which  he called Zoar or Zohar, situated on a part of the land which he had received from his father.  The lots were 66 feet wide by 297 feet deep and contained 72 perches each.  They were sold upon the ground rent plan.  The yearly tax was $1.35 per lot, with the curious exceptions that the corner lots were held of less value. These payments were continued until 1880 when the lot owners purchased the ground rent titles from the heirs of Frederick Ream in whom they were vested.  Although Tobias Ream named this town Zoar, it was more commonly called  "Reamstown."  Even the official reports sent from it during the Revolutionary War are dated from Reamstown or Rems Town. When the post office was first established there in 1803, the name was officially changed to "Rhemstown", the spelling later being  corrected to "Reamstown."

     Soon after Reamstown was planned and more people began to locate there, it was determined to build a church and for this purpose on August 31, 1762, Andrew Ream, son of Eberhard, and Susanna, the







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wife of Andrew, deeded an acre of land to Jacob and Tobias Ream, in trust, "that is to say for all the Ream families in general and likewise for other good friends and neighbors in particular for a common grave yard and burying ground and also for the building of a Dutch Protestant Church, that is to say a first Calvinist Reforment and Luthern, but no other under what pretense or name, whatsoever."  Here in this quiet old graveyard lie Eberhard Ream and his wife Elizabeth, their

resting places marked by beautifully carved old headstones, with these inscriptions:





HIER. LIEGT. BERGRABEN. DES                               Here lies buried of

EBERHART. RIHMS. SEINE. EHE                               Eberhart Rihm, his wife

FRAU. ELISABETH. EINE. GE                                     Elizabeth, nee

BORENE. SCHWOBIN. GEBOREN                              Schwob, born

IN EUROPA. ZU. DIREN. DEN. 10                               in Europe, at Diren, 10th

OCTOB. 1692. IN. DER. EHE                                        of Oct. 1692. In marriage

HAT.SIE GELEBET.49 JAHR                                        she lived 49 years

7 MONAT 18. TAG.VERSCHIED                                  7 months, 18 days. Passed away

D. 4TEN MERTZ. 1761. IHRES ALTERS                      the 4th of March 1761, her age

68 JAHR. 4. MONAT. 22. TAGE.                                   68 years, 4 months, 22 days.




HIER. RUHEN. DIE                                                       EUROPA. VEREHLIGT

GEBEINE. EINES SEHR EHRLICEN                            IM JAHR. 1711. MIT

LIEBEN ALT VATERS                                                  ELISABETH SCHWABE

JOH. EBERHARD                                                          GING 1717. N. AMERICA

      RIHMS                                                                      WOSELBST SICH SEX

GEBOH. 1687. IN                                                           ILIE VON 10 (?) KINDERN VER

                                                                                        MEHRTE AUF 150) SEELEN.


     "Here rest the bones of a very honest dear old grandfather John Eberhard Rihm, born 1687 in Europe, married in the year 1711, with Elizabeth Schwab,  came 1717 to America, where his family of ten (?) children increased to 150 souls.  He fell asleep in Jesus the 22nd of August 1779, his age 92 y."









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                                MUDDY CREEK REFORMED CHURCH RECORDS

                                                            Lancaster County, Pa.


     Eberhard Ream and many members of his family attended the Muddy Creek and Cocalico Reformed Churches during the pastorate of the Rev. John Waldschmidt and many of the Ream family were baptized and married by him. We are indebted to Professor William J. Hinke, of Auburn Theological Seminary, at Auburn, New York, for the following extracts from the records of the Rev. John Waldschmidt.

     1. From the Private Records of John Waldschmidt, pastor at Muddy Creek, Cocalico and neighboring congregations, from 1752-1786:


    1. Abraham Riehrn, s. of Matthias Riehm, married Christine Bender, da. of Samuel Bender,             Dec. 9, 1783.

    2. John Riehm s. of Andrew Riehm, married Rosina Weitzel, da. of Frederick Weitzel, Oct.               10, 1785.

    3. Jacob Rub (Rupp) married Juliana Riehm, da. of Abraham Reihm, Aug. 10, 1761.

    4. John Adam Bohmer, s. of the late Adam Bohmer, married Elizabeth Riehm, da. of                        Abraham Riehm, Apr. 18, 1786.

   5. Nicholas Riehm, widower, married Anna Catherine Hartman widow of Henry Hartman,                Aug. 15, 1769.

   6. Henry Riehm, s. of Tobias Riehm, married Juliana Rupp, da. of Jacob Rupp, Nov. 30, 1783,         in my house.

   7. Tobias Riehm, s. of John Eberhart Riehm, married Juliana Keller, da. of the late John Keller,           May 16, 1758.

    8. Henry Stefany s. of Andrew Stefany, married Maria Riehm, widow of the late John Riehm,           May 25, 1784.


     The following Riehm baptisms are on record in the above records of John Waldschmidt:

     (PARENTS)                     (CHILDREN)                                (SPONSORS)

1. John Riehm                           Anna Maria                                     Marx Egly

        & Maria Eva                        b. Sept. 22, 1752                               & wf.  Elizabeth

2. Matthias Ruhm                     Anna Barbara                                   George Becker

       & Magdalena                        b....................                                    & wf.  Anna Maria

                                                    bapt. May 13, 1759

3. Matthias Ruhm                     John                                                 John Riehm

       & Madgalena                        b...................                                     & wf. Maria Eva

                                                    bapt. May 13, 1759

4. same parents                        John Frederick                                  Eberhardt Riehm


                                                   bapt. May 13, 1759

5. same parents                       Abraham                                            parents


                                                   bapt. May 13, 1759

6. Andrew Riehm                    John Philip                                         Jacob Riehm

                                                   b. Aug. 23, 1760                                & wf. Christine

                                                   bapt. Aug. 27

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7. Abraham Ruhm, Jr              Rosina                                               parents

       & Rosina (?)                        b. Sept. 11, 1778

       (Elizabeth?)                         bapt. Nov. 4, 1778

8. George Riehm                    Magdalena                                         John Hahn

      Magdalena                           b. Dec. 18, 1781                                wf. Magdalena

                                                  bapt. Apr. 7, 1782

9. Frederick Riehm                 John                                                   parents

      Magdalena                           b., Sept. 26, 1783

                                                  bapt. Oct. 14, 1784

10. Abraham Riehm                Esther                                                parents

       Elizabeth                             b. Sept. 25, 1781

                                                  bapt. Aug. 14, 1785

11. Abraham Riehm                Abraham                                            parents

                                                  b. Aug. 1, 1784

                                                  bapt. Aug. 14, 1785

     In Vol. 1. of the Muddy Creek Reformed Record, 1753‑1770, the following baptism records of the Riehm family are found:

1. Johannes Rihm                                                                                ................

       Christina                             b...................

                                                  bapt. Mar. 29, 1747

2. Matthias Riehm                  Catharina                                           Marx Egli

       & wf.                                  bapt. Oct. 30, 1763                             & wf.

3. Johannes Riehm                  Susanna                                             Marx Egle

       & wf.                                  b. Dec. 10, 1764                                  & wf.

                                                  bapt. Dec. 23, 1764

4. Isaac Riehm                        Susanna                                             Nicolaus Lescher

                                                  b....................                                      & wf.

                                                  bapt. Nov. 21, 1765

5. Andreas Riehm                   Michael                                              Michael Wolff

       & wf.                                  b. Aug. 3, 1770                                     & wf.

                                                  bapt. Aug. 28, 1770

     In the same volume Eberhardt Rim (Riehm) signed the call of the congregation to Jacob Lischy, dated Philadelphia, May 19, 1743, as "Eberhardt Rim, Vorsteher u. Helfer."  62 members of the congr. signed this call.  Lischy entered the call with the signatures into the record, pp. 1‑16.

     From the same record it appears (pp. 288 and 289) that Johannes Rihm signed the financial account, as elder, in 1754 and 1756.

     In Vol. II, of the Reformed Muddy Creek Records, 1766‑1810 are the following baptisms of various Riehm families:

     (PARENTS)                              (CHILDREN)                                 (SPONSORS)

1. John Riehm                                              Maria Catharine                                             Catharine, wf. of

      Matia Eva                                                     b. Apr. 22, 1767                                           John Schlatter

                                                                            bapt. June 8, 1767

2. Andrees Riehm                                        Tobias                                                             Tobias Riehm

                                                                            b. Jan. 20, 1768                                            & wf. Julian

                                                                            bapt. Feb. 21, 1768

3.............Riehm                                            Benjamin                                                        Jacob Schnurle


4. Andreas Riehm                                         John Michael                                                 Michael Wolff

       Susanna                                                        b. Aug. 13, 1770                                           & wf.

                                                                             bapt. Aug. 28, 1770

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5. Tobias Riehm                                           John George                                                  Caspar Luz

        Juliana                                                      b. Apr. 13, 1762                                            & wf. Margaret

                                                                          bapt. July 31

6. Isaac Riehm                                             Elizabeth                                                       Margaret wf. of

        Barbara                                                     b....................                                                Abraham Riehm, Jr.

                                                                          bapt. July 31, 1768

7. John Riehm                                              Samuel                                                          Jacob Rub

       Maria Eva                                                  b. Jan. 4, 1772                                              & wf. Juliana

                                                                          bapt. Jan. 12, 1772

8. Andrew Riehm                                         John William                                                Valentine Wolff

       Susanna                                                      b. Dec. 21, 1772                                          & wf. Magdalene

                                                                           bapt. Mar. 24, 1773

9. John Riehm                                              Esther                                                            parents

       Maria Eva                                                    b. July 18, 1775

                                                                            bapt. Aug. 6, 1775

10. John Riehm                                            John David                                                    John Riehm

       Maria                                                           b. June 2, 1776                                           wf. Anna Maria

                                                                            bapt. Aug. 4, 1776

ll. Andrew Riehm                                         Jacob                                                             Jacob Rub                                              Susanna                                                        b. Oct. 20, 1776                                          & wf. Juliana 

                                                                             bapt. Nov. 10, 1776     

12. John Riehm                                             Jacob                                                            Jacob Schwartzweller

       Margaret                                                       b. Mar. 19, 1777                                         & wf. Anna Maria

                                                                             bapt. Apr. 9, 1777     

 13. Jacob Riehm                                          Jacob                                                            Jacob Rub

        Margaret                                                      b. June 13, 1777                                         & wf. Juliana

                                                                             bapt. July 20, 1777

14. Tobias Riehm                                       Susanna                                                          Andrew Riehm                                         Juliana                                                         b. Nov. 12, 1777                                       & wf. Susanna

                                                                              bapt. Apr. 20, 1778   

15. Andrew Riehm                                      Samuel                                                          Samuel Riehm

         Susanna                                                       b. July 29. 1779                                        single                                                                                                                         bapt. Aug. 23, 1779      

16. Jacob Riehm                                          Maria Elizabeth                                            Anna Maria Riehm

                                                                              b. Aug. 1, 1779                                        single           

                                                                              bapt. Aug. 23, 1779       

17. Jacob Riehm                                          John Philip                                                    Nicholas Schneider

        Margaret                                                       b. June 7, 1783                                        & wf. Barbara

                                                                              bapt. Aug. 19, 1783      

18. John Riehm                                            Susanna                                                        Susanna Riehm

        Catharine                                                      b. July 11, 1784                                       single

                                                                              bapt. Nov. 22, 1784        

19. David Riehm                                          Samuel                                                         parents        

        Catharine                                                      b. May 14, 1785  

                                                                              bapt. July 4, 1785

 20. John Riehm                                           Adam                                                           Adam Grill

                                                                              b. Apr. 23, 1786                                     & wf. Charlotte

                                                                              bapt. July 29, 1786

21. David Riehm                                          Solomon                                                      parents

        Catharine                                                       b. Dec. 31,1786                                     

                                                                               bapt. Apr. 11, 1787

22. John Riehm                                             Moses                                                          parents                                    

        Catharine                                                       b . May 13, 1788

                                                                               bapt. June 8, 1788





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23. David Riehm                                           George                                                        David Riehm

                                                                               b. July 12, 1788                                       & wf.

                                                                               bapt. Aug. 10, 1788

24. Jacob Riehm                                            Catharine                                                    Eva Traut

        Margaret                                                        b. Feb. 2, 1788                   

                                                                               bapt. Oct. 27, 1788

25. Henry Riehm                                            Sarah                                                         parents               

                                                                               b. Oct. 9, 1789           

                                                                               bapt. Dec. 6, 1789

26. David Riehm                                            David                                                         parent

       Catharine                                                        b. Nov. 20, 1789

                                                                               bapt. Dec. 25, 1789

27. Andrew Riehm                                         Salome                                                      Henry Schneider

                                                                               b. Dec. 19, 1789                                     Salome Rupp

                                                                               bapt. Feb. 7, 1790

28. David Riehm                                            Lydia                                                         parents

       Catharine                                                        b. June 26, 1793

                                                                               bapt. July 28, 1793

29. Henry Riehm                                            John                                                          parents

       Juliana                                                             b. June 26, 1794

                                                                                bapt. Aug. 9, 1794

30. Adam Riehm                                          Conseys (Cassia)                                       Catharine Riehm

       Catharine                                                         b. Oct. 24, 1806

                                                                                bapt. May 18, 1807

31. Andrew Riehm                                        Cassia                                                        parents

        Barbara                                                           b. Mar. 25, 1808

                                                                                bapt. Apr. 17, 1808

   In the same record are the following marriages:

    1.  1767 Sept. 14, Abraham son of)     (Elizabeth, da. of Adam


                                Nicholas Riehm)     (Neidig both single

    2.   1768, Jan. 18, John son of)      (Anna Maria Kramer


                          Nicholas Riehm)      (both single

   In the same record are the following burials:

    1. d. Dec. 13, 1786 Samuel, son of John Riehm, Jr.

        buried Dec. 16         age 5 mos. 2 days.

    2. d. 1779, Aug. 23, August Eberhardt Riehm aged 91 yrs. 10 mos. 

    3. d. 1807 July 28, Tobias Riem 73 yrs. 4 mos.

On Aug. 11, 1771, Matthias Riehm, was installed as elder.  On May 19, 1777, a balance of 5 pounds, were handed to John Riehm as tresurer.  On Feb. 14, 1789, the money was handed to David Riehm, treas.     

     In the Cocalico Reformed Record I find the following marriage record:

Mar. 6, 1775 Abraham Riehm,           Rosina Hehn, Ref. single


                        widower, Ref.            da. of Christian Hehn.



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                                               (5718) REV. JOHN WALDSCHMID



                              From Fathers of the Reformed Church, Volume 11, pps. 88‑92,

                                            Rev. Henry Harbaugh, D.D., Lancaster, 1857


     John Waldschmid was a native of the province of Nassau, in western Germany.  He was born August 6th, 1724, and educated for the ministry in his native land. When, in 1751‑52, Mr. Schlatter visited that country, with a view of securing ministers for the destitute American vineyard, he was one of the six young men who volunteered to accompany him to the New World.  With the rest, he was examined and ordained, at the Hague; soon after which solemn occasion, they sailed for America, arriving at New York in the night preceding July 28th, 1752; and thence went to Pennsylvania. 

     Soon after their arrival in Pennsylvania, Mr. Schlatter accompanied him to Lancaster county, and installed him as pastor over the congregations of Cocalico (since called Swamp),  Weiseichenland (then called Sebastian Reicher's church), Modecreed, and Zeltenriech.  from a notice in the Record‑Book of the Cocalico church, we learn that he was installed in his charge October 22nd, 1752.  He administered the Holy Supper to that congregation, for the first time, November 19th, 1752, to seventy‑two communicants; "after having, on the previous day, preached a preparatory sermon, and inquired in regard to evidence of their fitness for the reception of that ordinance."  On the 26th of the same month, he administered the Holy Supper to sixty  communicants, in the congregation of Weiseichenland; and, January 28th, 1753, at Mode-creed. 

     On the 14th of May, 1754, he was married, by the Rev. William Otterbein, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Christian Grub. 

     After Dr. Stoy ceased preaching at Tulpehocken, Mr. Waldschmid supplied that congregation two years, in connection with his charge, from 1756 to 1758.   Some years later, he also preached,

for a time, to the congregation of Heidelberg.  His ministry in that church ceased in 1770, when they complained to Cotus that he was " a little inactive, and neglectful of them ;"  after which, that congregation was joined with Reading.  Whether there was just ground for this complaint, it is not easy to decide; we are inclined to think, that the distance he lived from the congregation, and their desire to be more conveniently connected with Reading, may explain it, at least in part.  If this

be so, it was neither the first nor the last time when persons saw faults in a minister, on which to build a justification of their own schemes.  The long time during which this man of God labored successfully in the same charge, it seems to us, presents an argument, in favor of his efficiency, that far outweighs this incidental complaint. 

     Still, there was, at one time, also some dissatisfaction expressed by some in his own charge. In the Cotal proceedings of the year 1760, it is said: "In regard to the Rev. Mr. Waldschmid, it appears that his congregations are satisfied with his preaching; only the desire that he might be more diligent in family visitations, and more prudent in his




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general conduct." Tradition remembers him as a remarkably good natured, mild, and easy  man. With all his goodness, and devotion to the ChurchCof which there is no doubtChe may have needed at times, the impulse of a special stimulus, to keep him moving with freshness,

ministerial dignity, and pastoral earnestness. 

     In the Record‑Book of the Cocalico Church, already referred to, we find the following touching entry, made by the hand of  final affection; "God, the Almighty, took our dear father out of the world to Himself, into a blissful eternity, on the 14th of September, 1786, between nine and ten o'clock in the forenoon. On the 15th, in the afternoon, at two o'clock, we committed his remains to the grave.  The Rev. Mr. Boos preached his funeral sermon, from Psalm xxiii, 23, 24.  God grant that we may all come to where he is!  Amen. The tombstone was erected October 6th, 1787; costs ,7 and 2 shillings."

      A circumstance, in connection with his tombstone, happened, about six years later, which was thought very singular: and which is not only traditionally remembered in the neighborhood, but we find a record of  it in the Church‑Book. On a Sunday, June 2nd, 1793, while a large congregation was assembled in the church, listening to the Word of  God, and when the winds were quiet, the tombstone of the Rev. Mr. Waldschmid suddenly  broke off at the top of the ground, and fell flat upon the tomb. "Many saw it," says the Record, "and all heard it fall."  The wonder, in connection with this event, was vastly increased, in the minds of the people, by the fact that Mrs. Waldschmid, who was demented and had not spoken a word for years, began to speak again with others on that same day!

     Mr. Waldschmid is buried in the graveyard connected with the church now called Swamp (in early times Cocalico), in Lancaster county, Pa.  His widow survived him many years, and died July 12th, 1803. Besides daughters, he had two sons to perpetuate his name.  One of them moved to the west; another, whose name was John, lived and died in the Swamp, on the farm where his father had resided, several miles northeast of the church.  One of Mr. Waldschmid's daughters

was the mother of the two Reverends Gring, who are still  laboring in the ministry, in the German Reformed Church. On his tombstone is written:


                 "Hierruhet in Gott


             Ehrw. Johannes Waldschmidt,

                  Geb. den 6 August, 1724.

             Ins Predigtamt verordnet 1752.

             Starb den 14 September, 1786.

             Alt 62 Jahre, 5 wochen, 4 Tage."


                              REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS OF THE REAMS


                         Copied from the Archives of Pennsylvania, Fifth Series: Volume Seven.


     In 1776 David Ream was a private in Majors Company of  the 4th Pennsylvania Regt. of the Continental Line. May 7th 1791, his final pay was approved.

     Frederick Ream was a gunner matross in the 1st Pennsylvania Artillery Continental Line.

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The rolls of Captain Andrew Scotts' Company of the 7th Battalion; commanded by Colonel Lowery, of October 1st 1781 show:

 #Abraham Ream was in 1st class.

 #Daniel Ream was in 2nd class.

 #Samuel Ream was in 8th class.

May 25th 1778 # Abraham Ream was in 1st class in Captain Craigs' Company of Colonel   Lowerys' Battalion.   

November 26th 1782 # Abraham Ream was in 1st class and # Daniel Ream was in 2nd class in Captain Scotts' Company of Lowerys' 7th Battalion.

1782 Peter Ream was in 5th class in Captain John Moors' Company of the 3rd Battalion,          Lancaster County Malitia.

Peter Ream was also a private in Captain Hughes' Company, 1st Regt., Pennsylvania Militia, York County.

1781 James Ream was in 3rd class of the 3rd Battalion, Lancaster County Militia.

Joseph Ream was a private in Captain Andrew Boggs' Company of Lancaster County Militia.

1782 Godfrey Ream was in 7th class in Captain Peter Fortes' Company of York County, Pennsylvania.

1786 Daniel Ream was a private in Colonel Cooks' Battalion, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

1786 Henry Ream was Captain and Andrew Ream Lieutenant, in 4th Company, 5th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia.

1790 Henry Ream was Captain of 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, Lancaster County Militia.

1795 Henry Ream was Colonel of 7th Regt., Lancaster County Militia.

Michael Ream was a private in Captain George Honeys' Company, City  Guards of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 28th 1781 # Isack Rheame was a private in Captain Andrew Boggs' Company 7th Battalion. (Colonel Lowerys' Regt.)

November 27th 1781 # Isack Rheam a private with Boggs.

June 5th 1782 # Isack Rheam a private with Boggs.  (Note: Abraham, Isack, Daniel and Samuel  Ream, marked # are sons of Jacob and Christiana Riehm.)

During the battle of Long Island, John and David Ream from Cocalico and John Ream from Reading were taken prisoners.  John from Cocalico died on the British prison ship in Long island Sound.

During the battle of Monmouth, Andrew Ream, the drummer boy, was one of those who helped spur Mollie Pitcher to the cannon by his example as a youth.

Nicholas Ream served in the Continental Line from 1776 to 1781 when he was discharged on account of wounds received in service. He served in the 3rd and 12th Pennsylvania Continental      Line.







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                                  THESE ROLLS WERE COPIED AND RE‑COMPILED

                            BY NORMAN W. REAM, HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA,

                                           FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES


         In Captain Smuller's muster roll for the year 1778 among others appear the following names:


Andrew               Ream                                                                                    an Ensign

Jacob                  Ream                                                                                    a Sargent

Andrew               Ream Sr.                                                                               2nd Class

Tobias                 Ream                                                                                    3rd Class

John                    Ream Jr.                                                                                7th Class

David                  Ream                                                                                    6th Class

Tobias                 Ream                                                                                    6th Class

Mathias               Ream                                                                                    7th Class

Abraham             Ream (the miller)                                                                   8th

Andrew               Ream Jr.                                                                                8th

Abraham             Ream                                                                                    8th

Frederick            Ream                                                                                    8th

                                                              (Same rolls for 1779)

Andres                Ream                                                                                    Ensign

Jacob                  Ream)

Henry                  Ream) Rank and file)

Andreas              Ream)

Andreas              Ream Sr.                                                                               2nd Class

Tobias                 Ream                                                                                    3rd Class

Philip                   Ream                                                                                    4th Class

John                    Ream Jr.                                                                                5th Class

David                  Ream                                                                                    6th Class

Abraham             Ream                                                                                    8th Class

Abraham             Ream (the miller)                                                                   8th Class

Andreas              Ream                                                                                    8th Class

Mathias               Ream                                                                                    8th Class


                                  Roll of Captain Andrew Rems' Company of 3rd Battalion,

                           Lancaster County Militia. Dated Reamstown, December 20th 1780:


Andrew               Ream                                                                                    Captain

Henry                  Ream                                                                                    Lieutenant

David                  Ream                                                                                    Sergeant





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George                Ream                                                                                    Fifer

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    Drummer

Jacob                  Ream                                                                                    3rd Class

John                    Ream Jr                                                                                 5th Class

Daniel                  Ream                                                                                    7th Class

Abraham             Ream                                                                                    8th Class

Abraham             Ream (the miller)                                                                   8th Class

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    8th Class

                                      (Same rolls for December 10th 1781)

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    Captain

Henry                  Ream                                                                                    Lieutenant

George                Ream                                                                                    Fifer

Andrew               Ream Jr.                                                                                2nd Class

Frederick            Ream                                                                                    2nd Class

Jacob                  Ream                                                                                    3rd Class

John                    Ream Jr.                                                                                5th Class

Abraham             Ream (the miller)                                                                   8th Class

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    8th Class

Abraham             Ream                                                                                    8th Class

                                           Muster roll of the 2nd Company, 3rd Battalion,

                            Lancaster County Militia for Reamstown District for the year 1781:

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    Captain

Henry                  Ream                                                                                    Lieutenant

David                  Ream                                                                                    Sergeant

Frederick            Ream                                                                                    2nd Class

Dobles                Ream                                                                                    3rd Class

Jacob                  Ream                                                                                    3rd Class

John                    Ream Jr.                                                                                5th Class

Daniel                  Ream                                                                                    7th Class

Andrew               Ream Jr.                                                                                8th Class

Abraham             Ream                                                                                    8th Class         

                                                               (Same roll for 1782)

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    Captain

Henry                  Ream                                                                                    Lieutenant

Frederick            Ream                                                                                    2nd Class

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    2nd Class

Tobias                 Ream                                                                                    3rd Class







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Jacob                  Ream                                                                        3rd Class

John                    Ream Jr.                                                                    5th Class

Daniel                  Ream Jr.                                                                    7th Class

Abraham             Ream (The Miller)                                                                 8th Class

Andrew               Ream                                                                       8th Class

Abraham             Ream                                                                       8th Class

                                                        Muster Roll for July 3rd 1783

Andrew               Ream                                                                                    Captain

Henry                  Ream                                                                        Lieutenant

Frederick            Ream                                                                        2nd Class

Andrew               Ream Jr.                                                                    2nd Class

Tobias                 Ream                                                                        3rd Class

Jacob                  Ream                                                                        3rd Class

John                    Ream Jr.                                                                    5th Class

John                    Ream (shoemaker)                                                   5th Class

David                  Ream                                                                       6th Class

Abraham             Ream (the miller)                                                       8th Class

Abraham             Ream                                                                       8th Class


                                                                  WAR OF 1812

     Peter Ream from Cocalico was a private in Captain Adam Dillers' Company of infantry in service from September 1st 1814 to December 1814.


                                                                       R I E M




JOHN FREDERICK REAM, discharged from Army as "Frederick Ream", although known as         John Frederick Ream and baptized as such.  Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,         October 14, 1754.  Lived in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County at enlistment.  Moved to         Dauphin County in 1788;  lived there 8 years (1796) then moved to Greggs Township,         Center County, Pennsylvania.


HENRY REAM, son of Tobias Ream, born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,         Pennsylvania, February 7, 1759,  Died October 5, 1840.  Richard Ream was the administrator

       of the pension for the benefit of the surviving children,  RICHARD, JOHN, and CURTIS.


JACOB REAM was called "Indian"  Ream due to his deathly fear of Indians.  This name was          given him in the army and he was always known as "Indian" by his fellow soldiers.  He died         May 6, 1813, and his widow CATHERINE  REAM applied for his pension. They were         married January 2, 1776, as shown by the record of the Evangelical Lutheran



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        Congregation of the Holy Trinity  in Lancaster, Rev. Henry Muhlenberg, written in German,          which translated reads:  1776, January 2CAccording to proclamation Adam Ream

        and Catherine Rees were married.

GEORGE REEM OR REAM, born in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1759.  Enlisted from                  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  After the war settled in Lebanon County, and in                 1835 lived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

GEORGE REEM OR REAM, same as above, re‑application for pension.  Born in Cunard                   Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1758.  Enlisted in Sunbury,                                   Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  A few years after conclusion of war, he settled in               Lebanon County ; in 1831 moved to Juniata County ; in 1833 to Westmoreland County and            in 1834 to Walker Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania.

ANDREW REAM enlisted at Reamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Had a brother                    DAVID.  He was born in Lancaster County in 1757.


(5719) Jacob Ream 2) b. in Leimen, Germany, 6‑24‑1713 d. 1777;  m. 1735 (5719a)

           Christiana -------------,  b. 1715, d. 1801.  10  ch.: Abraham 3), Barbara 3), Isaac 3),

           Jacob 3), Daniel 3), Simon 3), Samuel 3), Elizabeth 3), Benjamin 3), Esther 3).  All

           born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Jacob moved to Mt. Joy                   Township about 1769.




  THIS INDENTURE, Made the fourteenth  Day of  November in the year of  our Lord one              thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Four: BETWEEN Jacob Rihm of Mount Joy Town-

   ship in the county of Lancaster & Province of Pennsylvania Yoeman and Christina his  Wife

   of the one part, and  Abraham  Rihm  of  Donegal Township  in  the  county of Lancaster &            Province aforesaid Yoeman of the other part.

   WITNESSETH: that the said Jacob Rihm and Christine his Wife for and in Consideration of

   the  Sum  of one  hundred and  fifty Pounds Lawful Money of the said Province to them the

   said Jacob  Rihm and Christina  his Wife, or  one of them, in hand well & Truly paid  by the

   said  Abraham Rihm at and  before the Ensealing and Delivery thereof  the Receipt whereof

   he  the said  Jacob  Rihm doth  hereby  Acknowledge and  thereof  and ever Part and Parcel

   thereof  doth  Exonerate, Acquit, Release and  forever Discharge  the  said  Abraham  Rihm 

   his  Heirs  and assigns by these presents HAVE and each of  them HATH granted bargained           sold aligned released enforced  and  confirmed  and  by  these presents DO and each of them           DOTH grant  bargain  sell alien release enfeoss and confirm unto the said Abraham Rihm his           heirs and assigns forever: All those  three  pieces  parcels or  tracts of land Situate Lying and          being in  the  said Township  of  Donegal  bounded  and  described by the following Lines to          Wit, one of them Beginning at a White Oak corner, thence by other land of the said Abraham          thence by  other  Land  of  the  said  Abraham  Rihm  North  Fifty eight Degrees East Thirty          Nine Perches to a post in a line of Henry Echenroads Land thence by the same South Thirty          Two Degrees East Six Perches & an half perch to a hickory corner thence by the same North          Fifty Seven

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  Degrees East Twenty Two Perches to a Stone in the Middle of the GREAT ROAD thence

   along the Middle of the said Road and  extending by Land intended to be granted to Jacob

   Rihm (the younger) South Forty four Degrees East Twenty one perches to a Stone thence            along the Middle of the said South Eighteen  Degrees  East Sixty Perches to a Stone on the            West side of  the  said  Road  thence South  Seventy  Seven Degrees  East  Six Perches to a           Stone corner in  line of  the said Land thence by Land of Isaac Rihm South Twenty four De-

   grees West Fifty Five Perches and a half perch to a stone thence by the same South Twenty            Three Degrees East Thirty Seven Perches & an half Perch to a Stone in a line of the same &           corner of Samuel Rihms Land thence by the same South Seventy eight Degrees West Thirty

   five Perches & an half Perch to a stone corner in a line of John Stouffer's Land thence by the           same North  Twenty  Degrees  West  one hundred  & forty  eight perches & an half perch to

   the place of BEGINNING containing Fifty one Acres &  an  half Acre of  land &  the  usual            allowance of  six % Cent  for Roads & Highways.  The  other  of  them: BEGINNING  at  a          Stone Corner of Isaac Rihms Land  thence by  the same South Sixty  nine  Perches &  Three           Quarters of  a Perch to a Stone Corner thence by  the same  & Land of  Daniel  Rihm  South          Eighty five Degrees East Thirty Three Perches to a stone  Corner of  the Said  Daniel  Rihms

   Land thence by the same North  five Degrees  East  Fifty  eight Perches  to a Stone Corner in        the Middle of the aforesaid Road thence along the Middle of the said & by  Land of  the  said

  JACOB RIHM  (the  younger) North  Sixty  Degrees West Twenty  Three Perches to a stone         corner thence by the same North Seventy Seven Degrees West Eighteen Perches to the  place

  of BEGINNING Containing Thirteen Acres &  one Hundred Perches of  Land  and the  usual          Allowances aforesaid:    The  other  of  the  BEGINNING at  a Black Oak Corner  of  Henry

   Ackenroads Land thence by the same South East by South Fifty Four Perches & an half Perch

   to a post thence by Land of the said Abraham Rihm South West by West Thirty nine  Perches

   to a White Oak Corner of John Stouffer's Land thence  by  the same North Two Degrees East        Twenty Four Perches & an half Perch to a Spanish Oak Corner thence by Land of Peter Blazo

   North Fifty Degrees West Thirty three perches & a  Quarter of  a  perch  to a post  thence  by         Land of Leonard Neagley North Fifty  Two Degrees East Thirty  five Perches  to the place of         beginning Containing Nine Acres & Three Quarters of an Acre of Land and  the Allowance of        Six % Cent for Roads VCA.

   (The Two first Described Tracts of Land are a part and parcel  of  attract of  Six  Hundred and        Seven Acres and Allowance granted to John  Wilson by Patent of  the Tenth day of December

   in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & forty Six as by the said Patent Record-       ed in the office for the Recording of  Deeds  for  the City & County of  Philadelphia  in  Patent       Book  A.  Vol. 15. Page 276. &c.  May more fully appear, Which Said John Wilson and Marg-

   aret his wife by their certain Deed Indented bearing date the Twenty  Eighth day of June  Anno

   Dom 1751 for the Consideration therein Mentioned Did grant  and  confirm unto John Stewart       his Heirs and assigns forever a certain  part of  the said Tract of Six Hundred and Seven Acres

   & allowance aforesaid as by the Courses & distances in  the said  Deed  Mentioned Containing       Three hundred Acres and the allowance  aforesaid   ( Including  the said  First Two  described

   Tracts of Land) Relation thereunto being  had  may  more  fully  appear WHICH John Stewart       and Elizabeth his wife by their Deed Indented bearing date the Eighteenth day of March ANNO

   DOMINI  1760 for the Consideration therein Mentioned did

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Grant and confirm the said Three Hundred Acres of Land (Including the aforesaid Two Tracts of Land) unto Samuel Smith his Heirs and assigns forever WHICH Samuel Smith & Margaret his wife by their Deed Indented bearing date the Eleventh day of March ANNO DOMINI 1769 for the Consideration therein Mention did grant and confirm unto the said Jacob Rihm his Heirs and Assigns forever a certain part of the said Tract of Three Hundred Acres & Allowance as by the courses & distances therein Mentioned CONTAINING Two Hundred and Eighty Seven Acres and Allowance (also including the said Two Tracts First above Described) as in and by the said Deed Recorded in the office for Recording of Deeds for the County of Lancaster in Book  F. Page 225 &c the 29 day of June A. D. 1772  Relation thereunto being had may more fully appear and the last described Tract of Nine Acres & Three Quarters & allowance aforesaid was granted to the said Jacob Rihm party hereto by the name of Jacob Reem by Patent bearing date the Thirty

First day of December ANNO DOMINI 1770 Recorded in the office for the Recording of Deeds for the City & County of Philadelphia in Patent Book A. A. Vol. II. Page 474 & c the l day of

January 1771 Relation to the said Patent and deeds being respectively had may more fully and at large appear.)


     Together with all and Singular the Buildings and Improvements thereon Erected and being and also all ways excepted and always Reserved out of this present grant unto and for Jacob Rihm (the younger) his Heirs & Assigns Liberty to pass & repass with wagons & horses along the lines between Isaac Rihms land the first Tract of Land above described in order to fetch Hall or Carry Timber or any other thing or things whatsoever for the use of the said Jacob Rihm (the younger) his Heirs or Assigns Woods Waters Watercourses Rights Members Privileges Hereditament and Appertenances whatsoever to the above described three Tracts of Land belonging or in any Wise Appertaining and the Reverssion & Reverssions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues & Profits thereof and also all the Estate Right Title Intrest Property Possession Claim and Demand

whatsoever both at Law or in Equity of him the said Jacob Rihm and Christina his wife of in and to the same and every part & parcel thereof. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD ALL and Singular the above Three Tracts of Land Hereditaments and Premisses hereby Granted or Mentioned or intended so to be with their and every of their Respective Appertenances unto the said Abraham Rihm his Heirs and Assigns To the only proper use and Behoof of him the said Abraham Rihm his Heirs and Assigns forever (Excepted and always Reserved out of the first above Described Tract of Land the Quantity of one Quarter of one Quarter of an Acre of Land Including a part of the Burying ground near the Great Road for the use of all the said Jacob Rihms family as a Burying ground) Subject nevertheless to the Proprietaries yearly Quit‑Rent due on the above Described Tracts of Land and hereafter to become due and Payable for the same to the Chief Lord or Lords of the fee thereof And the said Jacob Rihm for himself and his heirs doth Covenant Promise and grant to and with the said Abraham Rihm his heirs and assigns That he the said Jacob Rihm and his heirs the above Described Three Tracts of Land (except before excepted) with their Respective Appertenances unto the said Abraham Rihm his heirs and Assigns against him the said Jacob Rihm and Christina his wife and their heirs and against all and every other person or persons Whatsoever Lawfully claiming or to claim the said Bargained Premisses or any part thereof by from or under him them or any of them shall and will Warrant and Forever Defend by these Presents

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     In WITNESS whereof the said Jacob Rihm and Christina his wife to these Presents have        hereunto interchangeably set their hands & Seals the day and year first above Written.

                                                                                                      Jacob Rihm        (SEAL)

    Sealed and Delivered                                                                             Her

                                                                                                    Christina X Rihm (SEAL)

    in the presence of us.                                                                            Mark

           (5720) Jacob Ballmer

           (5721) John Jones


    Lancaster County SS

         Be it REMEMBERED that on the Fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one      thousand Seven hundred and Seventy four Before me the Subscriber one of his Majesties

    Justices of the peace for the said county Personally appeared the above named Jacob Rihm and      Christina his Wife and acknowledged the above Written Indenture to be their Act & Deed and

    desired that the same may be Recorded as such according to Law IN WITNESS whereof I      have Hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day and year first above written.

                                                           (5722)  J. A. Work                                (SEAL)


                                ON BACK OF DEED IS WRITTEN THE FOLLOWING:

    Received the day and year first within Written of & from the within named Abraham Rihm the      sum of one hundred & fifty pounds Lawful Money of Pennsylvania being in full for the       Consideration Money within Mentioned I Say R.

    WITNESS PRESENT                                                                  Jacob Rihm

    Jacob Ballmer

    John Jones


                                                          JACOB RIHM and u x o r


                     Abraham Rihm For three Tracts of land in Denegall Township Lanc. County.




(5723) Abraham Ream 3) b. 5‑16‑1737;  m. (5724) Margaret Zimmerman, b. 8‑10‑1764, d. 1818.             4 ch.: Catherine 4), Elizabeth 4), Jacob 4), Barbara 4). Abraham served in the                                 Revolutionary War.

(5725) Catherine Ream 4) b. 1766, d. 1848; m. (5726) John Albert, b.1760, d 1849.                                  1 ch.: Susanna 5).

(5727) Susanna Albert 5) b. 1793, d. 1845; m. (5728) Philip Fisher. 7 ch.: Jacob 6), Philip 6),                    Mary 6), Katherine 6), Elizabeth 6), Susan 6), Julia 6).

(5729) Jacob Fisher 6) b. 2‑15‑1823, d. 10‑6‑1885;  m. (5730 Susan Myers.  2 ch.: Anna 7),                      Elizabeth 7).

(5731) Anna Mary Fisher 7) m. (5732) Henry Sheets.

(5733) Elizabeth Fisher 7) m. (5734) Alvin Eshenbaugh.

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(5735) Philip Fisher 6) b. 12‑6‑1824, d. 3‑13‑1909;  m. (5736) Mrs. McBride. 1 ch.: Benjamin 7).

(5737) Benjamin Fisher 7) b. 1869, d. 1870.

(5738) Mary Fisher 6) b. 5‑5‑1826, d. 5‑27‑1895; m. (5739) John McGill. 2 ch.: James 7),                         Philip 7).

(5740) James McGill 7) m. (5741) Frances Sweeney. 2 ch.:  Alice 8), Katie 8).

(5742) Alice McGill 8) m. (5743) Jonathan Keller.

(5744) Katie McGill 8) m. (5745) William Barnes.

(5746) Philip McGill 7) m. (5747) Elizabeth Sweeney. 1 ch.: Blanche 8).

(5747) Blanche McGill 8) m. (5749) Adolph Russ.

(5750) Katherine Fisher 6) b. 7‑29‑1829, d. 4‑26‑1908; m. (5751) Christian Hummel.                                3 ch.: Susan 7), Katie 7), Maggie 7).

(5752) Susan Hummel 7) b. 1‑1847.

(5753) Katie Hummel 7) b. 8‑17‑1858, d. 4‑7‑1879.

(5754) Maggie Hummel 7) b. 3‑13‑1868, d. 5‑5‑1887.

(5755) Elizabeth Fisher 6) b. 1‑8‑1833, d. 3‑11‑1913; m. (5756) David Geibe,  b. 7‑4‑1822,                      d. 4‑22‑1901. 4 ch.: Cyrus 7), William 7), Sarah 7), Lizzie 7).

(5757) Cyrus Geibe 7) b. 6‑26‑1854, d. 12‑21‑1886.

(5758) William Geibe 7) b. 9‑30‑1855, d. 11‑12‑1906; m. (5759) Miss Barnhard.

(5760) Sarah A. Geibe 7) b. 2‑22‑1856, d. 10‑13‑1880; m. (5761) Josiah F. Hahn.                                     4 ch.: Albert 8), Lizzie 8), Katie 8), Maggie 8).

(5762) Lizzie Hahn 8).

(5763) Katie Hahn 8) .

(5764) Maggie Hahn 8).

(5765) Albert G Hahn 8) b. 7-29-1876; m. 2-25-1911 (5766) Anna Phidelia Hoffman,                                 b. 10-3-1880, d. 2‑6 1927  2 ch.: Paul  9), Carl  9).

(5767) Paul H. Hahn 9) b. 1‑15‑1911; m. 5‑20‑1930 (5768) Sarah F. Hummel,  b. 5‑1‑1913.

(5769) Carl H. Hahn 9) b. 12‑31‑1915.

(5770) Lizzie Geibe 7) b. 5‑12‑1860.

(5771) Susan Fisher 6) b. 8-25-1837, d. 3-28-1903; m. (5772) Leander Gramm.  4 ch.: Sarah 7),               Lizzie 7), Annie 7), Fannie 7).  All died in infancy.

(5773) Sarah Gramm 7).

(5774) Lizzie Gramm 7).

(5775) Annie Gramm 7).

(5776) Fannie Gramm 7).

(5777) Julia Fisher 6) b. 1838, d. 1892; m. (5778) Frank Killian.  1 ch.: Jacob 7).

(5779) Jacob Killian 7).








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(5780) Jacob Ream 4) b. 1770, d. 1802;  m. (5781) Christiana Bentz.  3 ch.: Elizabeth 5),                          Jacob 5), Wilhelm 5).

(5782) Elizabeth Ream 5) b. 1796, d. 1873; m. (5783) Isaac Diffenbaugh, b. 1793, d. 1854.                       8 ch.:  John 6), Christiana 6), Jacob 6), Isaac 6), Samuel 6), Henry 6), Aaron 6), Mary 6).

(5784) John Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1818; m. (5785) Sarah Lowry.  7 ch.: William 7), Emeline 7),                     Sarah 7), Harry 7), John 7), Elizabeth 7), Milton 7).

(5786) William Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1843, d. 1913; m. (5787) Lucy Fleming.

(5788) John Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1845, d. 1845.

(5789) Elizabeth Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1846, d. 1847.

(5790) Harry Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1848 d. 1888.

(5791) Milton Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1851, d. 1856.

(5792) Emeline Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1854, d. 1884; m. (5793)  Joseph Groff, b. 1844, d. 1912.

(5794) Sarah Diffenbaugh 7) b. 1857, d. 1905; m. (5795)  Leander Sheets.

(5796) Christiana Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1820, d. 1857.

(5797) Jacob Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1821, d. 1836.

(5798) Isaac Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1823.

(5799) Samuel Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1826.

(5800) Henry Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1827, d. 1851.

(5801) Aaron Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1829.

(5802) Mary Ann Diffenbaugh 6) b. 1831, d. 1856.

(5803) Jacob Ream 5) b. 1800, d. 1892; m. (5804) Margaret Balmer, b. 1809, d. 1882.                              14 ch.: Barbara 6), Christiana 6), Daniel 6), Jacob 6), Catherine 6), Isaac 6), Leah 6),                     Elizabeth 6), Harvey 6), Henry 6), Samuel 6), Margaret 6), John 6), William 6).

(5805) Barbara Ream 6) b. 1828, d. 1914; m. (5806) Samuel Becker. 2 ch.: William 7),                             Maggie 7).

(5807) William Becker 7) b. 1‑29‑1857; m. (5808) Annie Nagle.  M. 2nd (5809) Anna Goss.

(5810) Maggie Becker 7) b. 11‑13‑1859; m. (5811) Albert Gise.

(5812) Christiana Ream 6) b. 1830, d. 1910; m. (5813) Samuel Eshelman. 4 ch.: Frank 7),                         Elizabeth 7), son and daughter who died in infancy.

(5814) Frank Eshelman 7).

(5815) Elizabeth Eshelman 7).

(5816) Jacob B. Ream 6) b. 1832; d. 1908; m. 1864 (5817) Susan Wissler. 7 ch.: Frank 7),                        Samuel 7), Edward 7), Norman 7), Mae 7), Blanche 7), Jacob 7).

(5818) Frank W. Ream 7) b. 1865, d. 1936; m. 1st (5819) Lizzie Koser.                                                     M. 2nd (5819a) Emma Shirk.

(5820) Samuel Ream 7) b. 1867, d. 1870.

(5821) Jacob Ream 7) b. 1869, d. 1870

(5822) Edward Ream 7) b 1871; m. (5823) Annie Hinkel.






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(5824) Norman W. Ream 7) b. 12‑10‑1873 in West Donegal Township, Lancaster County,                        Pennsylvania; m. 1st 10‑31‑1905 (5825) Sallie Virginia Hinkel, born in New Kingston,

           Cumberland County, Pennsylvania She died 8‑3‑1933. Norman married                                           2nd 4‑20‑1935 (5826) Flora May Strickley, born in Bucks Valley, Perry County,                             Pennsylvania. Norman is a Spanish American War Veteran.

(5827) Mae Ream 7) b. 1876; m. (5828) John Beamesderfer.

(5829) Blanche Ream 7) b. 1‑16‑1880; m. 4‑8‑1901 (5830) Jacob Shaffer.

           3 ch.: Jacob 8), Susan 8), Oscar 8).

(5831) Jacob Lester Shaffer 8) b. 7‑8‑1902, d. 11‑9‑1928.

(5832) Susan Blanche Shaffer 8) b. 1‑12‑1905; m. 1923 (5833) Edger J. Brown.                                        2 ch.: David 9), Loretta 9).

(5834) David Edgar Brown 9) b. 2‑21‑1931.

(5835) Loretta May Brown 9) b. 9‑16‑1925.

(5836) Oscar Findley Shaffer 8) b. 1‑12‑1912; m. 6‑9‑1934 (5837) Jean W. Landis.                                   1 ch.: Sandra 9).

(5838) Sandra Jean Shaffer 9) b. 8‑9‑1936.

(5839) Catherine Ream 6) b. 1834, d. 1912.

(5840) Isaac Ream 6) b. 1835, d. 1884.

(5841) Leah Ream 6) b. 1837, d. 1920; m. (5842) Amos Grube.  4 ch.: Amos 7), Ida 7), Annie 7),             Jacob 7).

(5843) Amos Grube 7) b. 1860, d. 1934.

(5844) Ida Grube 7) b. 1861,  d. 1934; m. (5845) Abram Myers.

(5846) Annie Grube 7) b. 1862, d. 1926; m. (5847) Simon Snyder.

(5848) Jacob Grube 7) b. 1863, d. 1868.

(5849) Elizabeth Ream 6) b. 1839, d. 1839.

(5850) Harvey Ream 6) b. 1840, d. 1932; m. (5851) Mary Latchem.  11 ch.: William 7),                            Maggie 7), Albert 7), John 7), Charles 7), Daniel 7), Annie 7), Harvey 7), Jacob 7),                        Chester 7), Latchem 7).

(5852) William L. Ream 7) b.1865, d. 1891; m. (5853) Amanda Balmer.

(5854) Maggie M. Ream 7) b. 1866, d. 1867.

(5855) Albert B. Ream 7) b. 1869, d. 1938; m. (5856) Florence Angstadt.

(5857) John H. Ream 7) b. 1870; m. (5858) Katie Jones.

(5859) Charles L. Ream 7) b. 1872; m. 1st (5860) Sarah Kolp.  M. 2nd (5861) Ellen Hummel.

(5862) Daniel W. Ream 7) b. 1874, d. 1891.

(5863) Annie L. Ream 7) b. 1879, d. 1927; m. (5864) Warren Nelson.

(5865) Harvey E. Ream 7) b. 1882; m. (5866) Sarah Mathias.

(5867) Jacob L. Ream 7) b. 1885; m. (5868) Annie Kaylor.

(5869) Chester P. Ream 7) b. 1888; m. (5870) Carrie E. Rensel.

(5871) Latchem D. Ream 7) b. 1890; m. (5872) Anna Dyer.

(5873) Henry Ream 6) b. 1843, d. 1916; m. (5874) Mary Geitstweite. 16 ch.: Minnie 7), Nora 7),              Maggie 7), Catherine 7), Oliver 7), Lafayette 7), Rhoda 7), Isaac 7), Harry 7), Morris 7),                Maude 7), Samuel 7), Otto 7), Virgie 7), Amos 7), Beulah 7).


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(5875) Minnie Ream 7) b. 1868, d. 1912.

(5876) Nora Ream 7) b. 1869.

(5877) Maggie Ream 7) b. 1871; m. (5878) Albert Fitzkee.

(5879) Catherine Ream 7) b. 1872, d. 1924; m. (5880) Abram Sumpfman.

(5881) Oliver Ream 7) b. 1873.

(5882) Lafayette Ream 7) b. 1875; m. (5883) Harry Brandt.

(5884) Rhoda Ream 7) b. 1876; m. (5885) William Ream.

(5886) Isaac Ream 7) b. 1878.

(5887) Harry Ream 7) b. 1879, d. 1879.

(5888) Morris Ream 7) b. 1881; m. (5889) M. Brandt.

(5890) Claude Ream 7) b. 1884.

(5891) Samuel Ream 7) b. 1880, d. 1917. Wife & child dead.

(5892) Otto Ream 7) b. 1887.

(5893) Virgie Ream 7) b. 1889.

(5894) Amos Ream 7) b. 1890.

(5895) Beulah Ream 7) b. 1893, d. 1893.

(5896) Samuel Ream 6) b. 1845, d. 9‑4‑1923.

(5897) Margaret Ream 6) b. 1847, d. 1874.

(5898) John Ream 6) b. 1849, d. 1852.

(5899) William Ream 6) b. 1852, d. 1856.

(5900) Wilhelm Ream 5) b. 1801, d. 1833. 6 ch.: Mary 6), Loriah 6), Elizabeth 6), Henry 6),                     Harriet 6), Catherine 6).

(5901) Mary Ann Ream 6) b. 1824, d. 1895; m. (5902) W. Swope.

(5903) Loriah Ream 6) b 1825, d. 1908; m. (5904) J. Hood.

(5905) Elizabeth Ream 6) b. 1827,  d. 1896.

(5906) Henry Ream 6) b. 1828, d. 1893; m. (5907) R. Croll.

(5908) Harriet Ream 6) b. 1831, d. 1900; m. (5909) P. Hardin

(5910) Catherine Ream 6) b. 1833, d. 1913; m. (5911) Rev. J. McMahon.

(5912) Barbara Ream 4) b. 1772, d. 1854; m. 1st (5913) F. Stumpf.  M. 2nd (5914) Michael Hart.

(5915) Barbara Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                             Pennsylvania, 4-14‑1739; m. (5916) Jacob Balmer of Mt. Joy Township in that county.

           2 ch.:  Samuel 4), Daniel 4).

(5917) Samuel Balmer 4) b. 1767, d. 1843; m. (5918) Barbara Schell, b. 1782, d. 1833.

           6 ch.: Daniel 5), Samuel 5), Michael 5), Jacob 5), Margaret 5), Susannah 5).

(5919) Daniel Balmer 5) b. 4‑15‑1806, d. 12‑24‑1884; m. (5920) Harriet Fisher, b. 12‑11‑1816,                d. 4‑26‑1887. 7 ch.: John 6), Israel  6), Daniel 6), Anna 6), Mary 6), Abram 6), Bella 6).

(5921) John Balmer 6) b. 1835, d. 1903; m. (5922) Sarah A. Ebersole. 7 ch.: Margaret 7), Ida 7),              Ellis 7), Sarah 7), Christian 7), Eva 7), John 7).

(5923) Margaret Balmer 7).

(5924) Ida Balmer 7) m. (5925) T. Homer Poorman.




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(5926) Ellis Balmer 7) m. (5927) Bertha V. Gordon.

(5928) Sarah Catherine Balmer 7) m. (5929) Newton Gordon.

(5930) Christian E. Balmer 7) m. (5931) Nellie Oster.

(5932) Eva Balmer 7).

(5933) John Balmer 7) .

(5934) Israel Balmer 6) b.1837; m. (5935) Kate DeArman. 1 ch.: Mary 7).

(5936) Mary Balmer 7) m. (5937) John M. Kuhn.

(5938) Daniel Balmer 6) b. 1838, d. 1914; m. (5939) Mary dunlap.  2 ch.: Miriam 7), James 7).

(5940) Miriam Balmer 7) m. (5941) Aaron Keenard.

(5942) James Balmer 7).

(5943) Anna E. Balmer 6) b. 1841 d. 1889; m. (5944)  George Lewis.  4 ch.: Herbert 7),                           Margie 7), Charles 7), Ernest 7).

(5945) Herbert C. Lewis 7).

(5946) Margie Lewis 7) m. (5947) M. Emig.

(5948) Charles Lewis 7).

(5949) Ernest Lewis 7).

(5950) Mary Balmer 6) b. 1847, d. 1854.

(5951) Abram Balmer 6).

(5952) Bella Balmer 6).

(5953) Samuel Balmer 5) b. 1807, d. 1892; m. (5953a) Eliza------------------, b. 1808, d. 1901.                  3 ch.: Amaziah 6), Harrison 6), Amanda 6).

(5954) Amaziah Balmer 6) b. 1834, d. 1900; m. 1st (5955) J. Brubaker.  1 ch.: Lincoln 7).                         M. 2nd (5956) M. Wieland. 1 ch.: Charles 7).

(5957) Lincoln Balmer 7) m. (5958) C. Shaffer.

(5959) Charles Balmer 7) m. (5960) M. Rote.

(5961) Amanda Balmer 6) m. (5962) J. Weller.

(5963) Michael Balmer 5).

(5964) Jacob Balmer 5).

(5965) Margaret Balmer 5) b. 1809, d. 1882; m. (5966) Jacob Ream 5).  See Jacob Ream 5),                     Jacob Ream 4), Abraham Ream 3)  for descendants.    

(5967) Susannah Balmer 5) b. 1818;  m. (5968) Joseph Sellers.

(5969) Isaac Ream 3) b. 10‑27‑1741, d. in Donegal Township, Lancaster County in 1820;                         m. (5970) Barbara Mosser, b. 1747, d. 1826.  4 ch.: Susan 4), Barbara 4), Henry 4),                       Catherine 4).

(5971) Susan Ream 4) b. 10‑24‑1765, d. 9‑1‑1851;  m (5972) George Redsecker, b. 6‑28‑1764,                d. 5‑19‑1838. 11 ch.: John 5), George 5), Barbara 5), Isaac 5), Elizabeth 5), Jacob 5),                    Samuel 5), Mary S), Michael 5), Susan 5), Abram 5).

(5973) John Redsecker 5) b. 8 11‑1787, d. 8‑21‑1836;  Moved to Ohio.

(5974) George Redsecker 5) b. 11‑6‑1789, d. 2‑21‑1840;  m. (5975) Catherine Meyers,                             b. 11‑10‑1794, d. 3‑24‑1861. 6 ch.: Abraham 6), Susanna 6), George 6), Mary Ann 6),                   Sarah 6), Catherine 6).



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(5976) Abraham Redsecker 6) b. 1824, d. 1911; m. (5977) Lydia Wiegand. 6 ch.: Anna Mary 7),               George 7), Sarah 7), Elizabeth 7), Lillian 7), Newton 7).

(5978) Anna Mary Redsecker 7) b. 1852, d. 1854.

(5979) George Washington Redsecker 7) b. 1854; m. (5980) Annie Murray.

(5981) Sarah Redsecker 7) m. (5982) Harry Lohr.

(5984) Elizabeth Redsecker 7) m. (5985) Elias Brinser.

(5986) Lillian Redsecker 7) m. (5987) James Brenneman.

(5988) Newton Redsecker 7) m. (5989) Lillian Singer.

(5990) Susanna Redsecker 6) b. 1826; m. (5991) Abram Risser.  5 ch.: Anna Mary 7), George 7),             Abram 7), Jennie 7), John 7).

(5992) Anna Mary Risser 7).

(5993) George Risser 7) .

(5994) Abram Risser 7).

(5995) Jennie Risser 7).

(5996) John Risser 7).

(5997) George Redsecker 6) b. 1829, d. 1906; m. (5998) Anna E. Clendening.  4 ch.: Harry 7),                 Marion 7), Katherine 7), Harvey 7).

(5999) Harvey Redsecker 7) b. 1862, d. 1862.

(6000) Marion Redsecker 7) m. (6001) Harry Gingerich.

(6002) Katharine Redsecker 7) m. (6003) J. Miller.

(6004) Harry Redsecker 7) b. 1868, d. 1869.

(6005) Mary Ann Redsecker 6) b. 1830, d. 1912; m. (6006) Jeremiah Rohrer. 8 ch.: George 7),                 David 7), Jacob 7), Maria Lou 7), Mary 7), Frank 7), Howard 7), Daisy 7).

(6007) George R. Rohrer 7) b. 1853; m. (6008) Adelaide Crohen.

(6009) David Rohrer 7) b. 1855, d. 1856.

(6010) Jacob B. Rohrer 7) b. 1857; m. (6011) Jennie Winchester.

(6012) Maria Lou Rohrer 7) b. 1860 d. 1907.

(6013) Mary Rohrer 7) b. 1862; m. (6014) Dr. Francis Christy.

(6015) Frank Rohrer 7) b. 1864, d. 1916.

(6016) Howard Rohrer 7) b. 1867.

(6017) Daisy Rohrer 7).

(6018) Sarah Redsecker 6) b. 1834; m. (6019) John Risser. 5 ch.: Simon 7), Elizabeth 7), John 7),             Katherine 7), Harry 7).

(6020) Simon Risser 7).

(6021) Elizabeth Risser 7).

(6022) John Clay Risser 7).

(6023) Katharine Risser 7).

(6024) Harry Risser 7).

(6025) Catherine Redsecker 6) b. 1835, d. 1850.

(6026) Barbara Redsecker 5) b. 3‑22‑1792, d. 3‑17‑1878; m. (6027) Robert M. Ross, b. 1793,                  d. 1849. 6 ch.: George 6),  Robert 6), Sarah 6), Anna 6), Mary 6), Joseph 6).



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(6028) George Ross 6).

(6029) Robert Ross 6).

(6030) Sarah Ross 6) m. (6031) James Raymond.

(6032) Anna Ross 6) m. (6033) Daniel May.

(6034) Mary Ross 6) m. (6035) Henry Shultz.

(6036) Joseph Ross 6).

(6037) Isaac Redsecker 5) b. 12‑12‑1794, d. 7‑29‑1853; m. (6038) Catherine Oldwiler.                             3 ch.: Eliza 6), Mary 6), Susan 6).

(6039) Eliza Ann Redsecker 6) m. (6040) James Young.

(6041) Mary Catherine Redsecker 6) m. (6042) Solomon Detwiler.  2 ch.: Horace 7), Effie 7).

(6043) Horace Detwiler 7).

(6040) Effie Detwiler 7).

(6045) Susan Redsecker 6) m. 1st (6046) George Plitt. M. 2nd (6047) Samuel S. Davis.

(6048) Elizabeth Redsecker 5) b. 11‑30‑1797, d. 1‑14‑1874; m. (6049) Philip Fisher.

(6050) Jacob Redsecker 5) b. 6‑16‑1800, d. 11‑13‑1868; m. 1st (6051) Harriet Martin.                              M. 2nd (6052) Ann Martin. 6 ch.: Sarah 6), Jacob 6), Mary 6), Abram 6), Harriet 6),                      Annie 6).

(6053) Sarah Redsecker 6) m. (6054) G. Greenwalt.

(6055) Jacob Redsecker 6) .

(6056) Mary Redsecker 6) m. (6057) Abram Beetum.

(6058) Abram Redsecker 6).

(6059) Harriet Redsecker 6) m. (6060) Charles Kunkel.

(6061) Annie Redsecker 6) m. (6062) William Baugher.

(6063) Samuel Redsecker 5) b. 3‑13‑1803, d. 7‑14‑1864; m. (6064) Jane Cameron Whitehill,                    b. 1812, d. 1905. 6 ch.: Jane 6), Anna 6), George 6), Margaret 6), John 6), Arabella 6).

(6065) Jane E. Redsecker 6) m. (6066) Samuel Slaymaker.  2 ch.: Samuel 7), Jane 7).

(6067) Samuel Slaymaker 7) m. (6068) Martha Fletcher. 2 ch.

(6069) Jane Cameron Slaymaker 7).

(6070) Anna Redsecker 6).

(6071) George S. Redsecker 6) m. (6072) Carrie Hess.

(6073) Margaret E. Redsecker 6).

(6074) John W. Redsecker 6) m. (6075) Bella Stumm.

(6076) Arabella Redsecker 6).

(6077) Mary Redsecker 5) b. 12‑16‑1805, d. 7‑2‑1886; m. (6078) Abram Brenneman.                               3 ch.: Jacob 6), Abram 6), Susan 6).

(6079) Jacob Brenneman 6).

(6080) Abram Brenneman 6).

(6081) Susan Brenneman 6) m. (6082) Hanson Snyder.

(6083) Michael Redsecker 5) b. 6‑14‑1810, d. 2‑1‑1811.





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(6084) Susan Redsecker 5) b. 6‑16‑1815, d. 7‑10‑1868; m. (6085)  J. Peters. 3 ch.: William 6),                 Abram 6), Susan 6).

(6086) William Peters 6).

(6087) Abram Peters 6).

(6088) Susan Peters 6).

(6089) Abram Redsecker 5) b. 9‑19‑1820, d. 3‑23‑1864; m. (6090) Eliza Fisher. 2 ch.: John 6),                 Jennie 6).

(6091) John Redsecker 6) .

(6092) Jennie Redsecker 6) m. (6093) Dr. S. R. Nissley.

(6094) Barbara A. Ream 4‑) b. 1767; m. (6095) John Kuhns.

(6096) Catherine Ream 4) b. 1770, d. 1855; m. (6097) Abraham Bumbach. 1 ch.: Sara 5).

(6098) Sara Bumbach 5) m. (6099) David Hummel. 1 ch.: Catherine 6).

(6100) Catherine Hummel 6) m. (6101) Augustus Chayne. 3 ch.: Charles 7), Horace 7), Sarah 7).

(6102) Charles Chayne 7)

(6103) Horace Chayne 7) m. (6104) Annie Reese.

(6105) Sarah Chayne 7) m. (6106) R. Black.

(6107) Henry Ream 4) b. 1769, d. 1770.

(6108) Catherine Ream 4).

(6109) Jacob Ream 3) 1743, a son of Jacob Ream 2), d. unmarried in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1814.

(6110) Daniel Ream 3) b. 9‑28‑1745, d. 2‑27‑1822; m. (6111) Marie Elizabeth Detweiler,                         b. 1756, d. 1823. Both buried in Wenrich's Church Cemetery, Dauphin Co., Pa.                              3 ch.: Marie 4), Samuel 4), Daniel 4).

(6112) Marie Ream 4) m. (6113) Philip Felty.

(6114) Samuel Ream 4) m. (6115) Anna Hain.

(6116) Daniel Ream 4) b. 1779, d. 1844; m. (6117) Marie Wenerich.  3 ch.: John 5), Jonas 5),                   Elias 5).

(6118) John Ream 5) (Reeme) b. 1806, d. 1887; m. (6119) Mary McFadden. 8 ch.: Levina 6),                   Elijah 6), Mary 6), Sabilla 6), Sarah 6), Fannie 6), William 6), Cecelia 6).

(6120) Levina Reeme 6) b 1834; m. (6121) Moses Zimmerman.

(6122) Elijah Reeme 6) b. 1836, d. 1867.

(6123) Mary Ellen Reeme 6) b. 1838; m. 1st (6124) George Crumm.  M. 2nd (6125) John                         Killinger.

(6126) Sabilla Reeme 6) b. 1840; m. (6127) Simon Shirk.

(6128) Sarah M. Reeme 6) b. 1842, d. 1850.

(6129) Fannie E. Reeme 6) b. 1845; m. (6130) Samuel Moyer.

(6131) William Reeme 6) m. (6132) Catherine Schaffer.

(6133) Cecelia E. Reeme 6) b. 1850, d. 1871; m. (6134) David S. Rank.

(6135) Jonas W. Reeme 5) b. 1815, d. 1881; m. 1st (6136) Catherine Kaull. M. 2nd (6137) Mary              Ann Henley of London, England.  7 ch.: Ira 6), Jonas 6), Alvin 6), Cora 6), Will 6),                        Ernest 6), Alfaretta 6).




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(6138) Ira Jefferson Reeme 6) b. 1846.

(6139) Jones Elliott Reeme 6) b. 1848.

(6140) Alvin Omer Reeme 6) b. 1850.

(6141) Cora Alice Reeme 6) b. 1853.

(6142) Will Kaull Reeme 6) b. 1856.

(6143) Ernest Reeme 6).

(6144) Alfaretta J. Reeme 6) b. 1861.

(6145) Elias Reeme 5) b. 1826, d. 1874; m. (6146) Lucinda M. Tenant.

(6147) Simon Ream 3) b. 10‑28‑1747, d. 1752.

(6148) Samuel Ream 3) b. 1‑4‑1749, d. 12‑23‑1809 in Mt. Joy Township;  m. (6149) Ann                         Catharine Detweiler, b. 5‑15‑1760, d. 7-13‑1804. 3 ch.: Esther 4), Samuel 4),                                 Catherine 4).  Samuel served in the Revolutionary War.

(6150) Esther Ream 4) b. 8‑4‑1780, d. 4‑19‑1835. Taken from her German Bible; "God keep me                from heartache and sorrow, may my soul be thine in death and in life."

(6151) Samuel Ream 4) b. 6‑8‑1783, d. 10-3‑1851; m. (6152) Elizabeth Lindenmuth, b. 1787,                   d. 1853. 7 ch.: Barbara 5), Elizabeth 5), Adam 5), Catherine 5), Christiana 5),                                 Margaret 5), Susan 5).

(6153) Barbara Ream 5) b. 1812, d. 1867; m. (6154) J. Shaeffer.

(6155) Elizabeth Ream 5) b. 9‑26‑1814, d. 5‑7‑1899; m. (6156) Daniel Hoffman, b. 8‑13‑1814,                 d. 8-16‑1899. 8 ch.: Mary 6), Charlotte 6), Lavina 6), Samuel 6), Hattie 6), Sarah 6),                      Emma 6), Amanda 6).

(6157) Mary Hoffman 6) b. 1837; m. (6158) John Hanna. 3 ch.: Clem 7), Alice 7), Nollie 7).

(6159) Clem Hanna 7).

(6160) Alice M. Hanna 7) m. (6161) W. Zeising.

(6162) Nollie Hanna 7) m. (6163) J. Cox.

(6164) Charlotte Hoffman 6) b. 10‑3‑1839, d. 5‑23‑1935; m. 3-1-1868 (6165) Joseph Ritter                      Roth, b. 9‑2‑1821, (1. 10‑24‑1904.  4 ch.: Mary 7), Joseph 7), Emma 7), Martha 7).

(6166) Mary E. Roth 7) b. 11‑16‑1868; m. 5‑19‑1895 (6167) Edward Augustus Brown,                            b. 4‑16‑1865. 4 ch.: Edward 8), Louis 8), Margaret 8), Emeline 8).

(6168) Edward Joseph Brown 8) b. 2‑11‑1897, d 7‑7‑1897.

(6169) Louis Brown 8) b. 11‑23‑1898; m. 11‑24 1920 (6170) Lillian English. 1ch.: Robert 9).                   M.2nd (6171) Edna Florence Hutchinson, b. 11-9-1901.

(6172) Robert Brown 9).

(6173) Margaret Brown 8) b. 9‑3‑1902.

(6174) Emeline Brown 8) b. 2‑9‑1907; m. 6‑6‑1925 (6175) Frederick John Buehrer,                                  b. 7‑29‑1905.








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(6176) Joseph D. Roth 7) b. 5‑8‑1871; m. 3‑6‑1902 (6177) Ada Swainhart, b. 11‑28‑1870.                       3 ch.: Ethel 8), Zorayda 8), Edna 8.

(6178) Ethel Roth 8) b. 3‑3‑1903. Graduate 1926, Wooster College.  Graduate work at Ohio                    University, Iowa State University and Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

(6179) Zorayda Roth 8) b. 1‑7‑1906. Graduate 1937, Wooster College;  attending Ohio State                     University (1938).

(6180) Edna Roth 8) b. 1‑27‑1909. Graduate Ashland College Normal.  Attended Wooster                        College and Ohio State University.

(6181) Emma J. Roth 7) b. 11‑6‑1873; m. 2‑14‑1911 (6182) Christian J. King, b. 11‑7‑1875.

(6183) Martha E. Roth 7) b. 11‑30‑1878; m. 12‑22‑1898 (6184) Errett Sidle, b. 12‑8‑1872.                      2 ch.: William 8), Ralph 8).

(6185) William H. Sidle 8) b. 11‑9‑1902; m. 6‑27‑1936 (6186) Edith Evelyn Snyder.

(6187) Ralph J. Sidle 8) b. 2‑16‑1909.

(6188) Lavina Hoffman 6) b. 7‑17‑1843; m. 9‑27‑1864 (6189) Philip Bahl, b. 7‑10‑1831.                          4 ch.: Daniel 7), Gaylord 7), Adam 7), Samuel 7).

(6190) Daniel Bahl 7) b. 10‑30‑1865, d. 10‑24‑1898.

(6191) Gaylord Bahl 7) b. 5‑29‑1868; m. 12‑25‑1901 (6192) Nellie Wilkinson, b. l‑5‑1878.                       3 ch.: Gaylord 8), Jacob 8), Charles 8).

(6193) Gaylord W. Bahl, Jr. 8) b. 1‑10‑1903; m. 9‑22‑1926 (6194) Mary Susanna Voegels.

(6195) Jacob Pierpont Bahl 8) b. 9‑6‑1904.

(6196) Charles Edward Bahl 8) b. 10‑22‑1907.

(6197) Adam Bahl 7) b. 7‑24‑1870, d. 11‑25‑1889.

(6198) Samuel Bahl 7).

(6199) Samuel Hoffman 6) b. 1841, d. 1854. Was killed by a horse.

(6200) Hattie Hoffman 6) b. 1846, d. 1918; m. (6201) James Boyer.

(6202) Sarah Hoffman 6) b. 12‑5‑1849, d.6‑21‑1936; m. 11‑5‑1876 (6203) David Thompson                    Downing. 3 ch.: David 7), May 7), Adeline 7).

(6204) David Thompson Downing, Jr. 7) b. 2‑2‑1878.

(6205) May Downing 7) b. 5‑18‑1882. Graduate 1904, Wooster College.

(6206) Adeline Downing 7) b. 5‑6‑1891; m. (6207) John Devitt.  1 ch.: Margaret 8).                                 M. 2nd (6208) John Deertz.

(6209) Margaret Devitt 8) b. 4‑6‑1913.

(6210) Emma Hoffman 6) b. 4‑3‑1852; m. 10‑24‑1876 (6211) Elihu Hanna, b. 12‑1‑1843,                         d. 1‑7‑1916. 1 ch.: Roy 7).

(6212) Roy Hanna 7) b. 10‑14‑1882; m. 11‑24‑1904 (6213) Emma Burkhart.  Roy d. 8‑13‑1914.              3 ch.: Harmol 8), Pauline 8), Frederick 8).

(6214) Harmol Hanna 8) b. 1‑19‑1906; m. 8‑27‑1932 (6215) Jane Avis Appleton, b. 2‑29‑1912.

(6216) Pauline Hanna 8) b. 4‑29‑1909; m. 6‑25‑1933 (6217) Don David Hockman,                                   b. 2‑22‑1910.

(6218) Frederick Hanna 8) b. 9‑5‑1913.




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(6219) Amanda Hoffman 6) b. 7‑27‑1854; m. 9‑25‑1879 (6220) J. Robert Snyder.                                     4 ch.: Leota 7), Daniel 7), Katherine 7), Benjamin 7).

(6221) Leota Snyder 7) b. 7-21-1880.

(6222) Daniel Bonnell Snyder 7) b. 3‑18‑1882.

(6223) Katherine E. Snyder 7) b. 9‑2‑1884; m. 9‑21‑1915 (6224) Max R. B. Johnston.                              3 ch.: Robert 8), Norma 8), Miriam 8).

(6225) Robert Johnston 8) b. 12‑27‑1917.

(6226) Norma Johnston 8) b. 3‑10‑1923.

(6227) Miriam Joan Johnston 8) b. 7‑16‑1928.

(6228) Benjamin Snyder 7).

(6229) Katharine Snyder 7) m. (6230) W. Johnson.

(6231) Adam Ream 5) b. 1816, d. 1912; m. (6232) Barbara Kuhns.

(6233) Catherine Ream 5).

(6234) Christiana Ream 5) b. 1823, d. 1903; m. (6235) T. Daugherty.                                                        2 ch.: Ephraim 6), Susan 6).

(6236) Ephraim Daugherty 6) b. 1861, d. 1918.

(6237) Susan Daugherty  6) b. 1864.

(6238) Margaret Ream 5) b. 1826, d. 1910.

(6239) Susan Ream 5) b. 9‑16‑1826, d. 9‑19‑1917; m. (6240) Samuel S. Leib, b. 10‑16‑1836,                   d. 1‑14‑1911. 3 ch.: Mary 6), Alonzo 6), Adam 6).

(6241) Mary E. Leib 6) b. 10‑12‑1858, d. 3‑16‑1923.

(6242) Alonzo L. Leib 6) b. 1859, d. 9‑1935; m. (6243) Jennie Wilson.                                                      2 ch.: Glenn 7), a daughter.

(6244) Glenn Leib 7) b. 1892; m. (6245) Pearl Runkle, b. 1896, d. 1923.

(6246) Adam Leib 6) b. 12‑23‑1866; m. 5‑24‑1898 (6247)  May Belle Curry, b. 4‑26‑1870.                       3 ch.: Olga 7), Ora 7), Gaylord 7).

(6248) Olga May Leib 7) b. 1‑4‑1900, d. 1‑5‑1900.

(6249) Ora May Leib 7) b. 12‑24‑1902; m. 6‑20‑1922 (6250) Earl P. Martin. 1 ch.: Earl 8).

(6251) Earl P. Martin, Jr. 8) b. 7‑18‑1924.

(6252) Gavlord Leib 7) b. 1908.

(6253) Catherine Elizabeth Ream 4) b. 2‑6‑1787; m. (6254) John Felty.

(6255) Elizabeth Ream 3) b. 4‑28‑1752; m. (6256) Michael Barringer.

(6257) Benjamin Ream 3) b. 5‑1762, died young.

(6258) Esther Ream 3) b. 11‑12‑1763, d. 1846; m. (6259) John Parthmore, b. 1766, d. 1816.


                                                   End of genealogy of Jacob Ream 2)


(6260) Anna Catharine Ream 2) b. 2‑15‑1716 in Leimen, Germany; d. 11‑5‑1803; m. (6261) John             Leinbach. They moved to North Carolina, where they both died.                                         

                                                          Read Leinbach genealogy.



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                                  ABRAHAM REAM 2), "THE TAVERN KEEPER", 

                                                REAMSTOWN,  PENNSYLVANIA


     (6262) Abraham Ream 2), son of Eberhard Ream 1) was b. in Cocalico Townships Lancaster County, Pa.; m. (6263) Anna Mary Leinbach; their three known children were: Abraham Jr. 3)        Juliana 3), Andrew 3.

     In the fifty years before the Declaration of American Independence in 1776, thousands of  new settlers were arriving in Lancaster County, some finding new homes in that county and others passing through on their way westward. Daniel I. Rupp, made a collection of over 30,000 names of arrivals of Dutch, German, Swiss, French and other immigrants at the port of Philadelphia who took the oath of allegiance to Great Britain between the years 1727 and 1776. This does not include the great wave of immigrants from Scotland and northern Ireland who were also coming to Pennsylvania about this time.  Great numbers of these families, especially the Germans and Swiss, settled in old Lancaster County.  The roads were filled with their creaking wagons and  on quiet, windless days the sound of axes and crashing timber could be heard for miles as the settlers cleared their forest lands and  hewed rough logs for their cabins. As this part of Pennsylvania grew in population, many left their farm homes and entered other occupations.

Abraham Ream became a tavern keeper near Reamstown while one son, Abraham Jr. served the community as a miller and another became a tinsmith.

     Abraham Ream, "The Tavern Keeper" was born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, but the dates of his birth and of his death are not known, and he left no will. There are, however, a number of records at the Lancaster County Courthouse in regard to various transactions in real estate in which Abraham Ream 2) took part.  Copies of two deeds are given below the first being especially interesting since it shows that the Germans of Lancaster County used irrigating systems

for their lands in colonial times.


                 ABRAHAM RIEHM  (the younger) TO ABRAHAM RIEHM (the elder)


     THIS INDENTURE Made the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six.  BETWEEN Abraham Riehm (the younger) of Cocalico Township in the County of Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania Miller of the one part, and Abraham Riehm (the elder) of the same place yeoman of the other part.

     WITNESSETH That the said Abraham Ream (the younger) for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings lawful money of the said Province to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Abraham Ream (the Elder) at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said Abraham Riehm (the elder) his heirs and assigns forever, The full and free use liberty and privilege of  letting and taking the water out of the mill dam of him the said Abraham Ream (the younger) in Cocalico Township aforesaid through a





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certain floodgate or sluice already made on the West side or end of the said dam and also to carry and convey the said water in a certain channel already made from the said floodgate or sluice on land of the said Abraham Riehm (the younger) in order to water and refresh the meadow ground of him the said Abraham Riehm (the elder) his heirs and assigns and for no other use or purpose whatsoever (Excepting and allways reserving out of this present grant unto and for the said Abraham Riehm (the younger) his heirs and assigns forever.  All the said full and free use liberty and privilege of the same water in the said mill dam at such time and times when the water is scarce and low in the said dam, and can be advantage to the grist and saw mill of him the said Abraham Riehm (the younger) his heirs and assigns)

     TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said liberty and privilege of making use of the water in the said mill dam (Except such time and times as aforesaid) unto the said Abraham Ream (the elder) his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Abraham Ream (the elder) his heirs and assigns forever.

     UNDER AND SUBJECT to the help and assistance of six men one whole day in every year forever to mend and repair the said mill dam whenever the same shall be out of order and repair and the said Abraham Riehm (the younger) for himself and his heirs the said bargained liberty and privilege (except as before excepted) unto the said Abraham Riehm (the elder) his heirs and assigns against him the said Abraham Ream (the younger) and his heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof (except as before excepted) by from or  under him them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said Abraham Ream (the younger) to these presents hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first wit in written.

Sealed & delivered in the presence of us Abraham Riehm (GERMAN) (SEAL) Tobias Ream‑Full Groff (GERMAN)

LANCASTER COUNTY SS: Be it remembered that on the fourteenth day of May Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & eighty three before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas for the said County personally came the above named Abraham Ream (the younger) and acknowledged the above indenture to be his act and deed and desired that the same might be recorded according to law.  In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year above written,     

Examd.                                                            (6264) Adam Nees (SEAL)

Recorded the 27th May A D. 1783. p me.                                     (6265) John Huxley, Recordr.




                                      ABRAHAM REAM  2) "THE TAVERN KEEPER" 

                                              AND WIFE TO (5266) JOHN SHIFFER


     THIS INDENTURE made the fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand  seven hundred and eighty three.

     BETWEEN Abraham Riehm of Riehmstown in Cocalico Township in the County of Lancaster and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yeoman and Anna Maria his wife of the one part

and John Shiffer of Oley Township in the County of Berks and State aforesaid yeoman of the other part.

     WHEREAS the Proprietaries of the then Province, now State of Pennsylvania by their Patent bearing date the 12th day

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of February 1775, and enter'd in the Office for Recording of Deeds for the City and County of Philadelphia in Patent Book A vol. 20 page 106 &c., granted two certain tracts and parcels of

land, situate lying and being in Cocalico Township in the County  of Lancaster aforesaid unto him the aforesaid Abraham Riehm (alias Reem) his heirs and assigns forever Under and Subject to the yearly quitrent of one half penny sterling or the value thereof, in coin current for every acre thereof, The first tract thereof as by the metes and bounds therein described CONTAINING fifty acres and one quarter of an acre of land, with the usual allowance the other by the metes and bounds therein also described (and herein under fully inserted) CONTAINING one hundred and seven acres of land and the usual allowance as in and by the said Patent recorded as aforesaid reference being thereunto had, more fully and at large will appear.

     AND WHEREAS the Proprietaries aforesaid by their Patent bearing date the 18th day of November 1736, recorded at Philadelphia in Patent Book A, Vol. 8, page 96 &ca. granted by     metes and bounds therein mentioned unto Eberhard Ream a tract of land in Cocalico Township aforesaid Containing three hundred and eighty nine acres as in and by the said Patent relation being thereunto had more fully will appear.

     AND WHEREAS the said Eberhard Ream and Elizabeth his wife by their Indenture bearing date the 15th day of February 1759, for the consideration therein mentioned granted unto the     above named Abraham Riehm (alias Ream) his son by metes and bounds therein mentioned (and hereinafter also fully Inserted) thereout the quantity of thirty two acres and the usual allowance, as in and by the said recited Indenture reference being thereunto had more fully and at large will appear.

     NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH That the said Abraham Riehm and Anna Maria his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand and one hundred pounds in specie lawful money of Pennsylvania to them in hand well and truly paid by the said John Shiffer at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof, do acquit and forever discharge the said John Shiffer his heirs and assigns by these presents, Have granted, bargained sold aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain, sell  alien  enfeoff  release and confirm unto the said John Shifter, and to his heirs and assigns,

     ALL that messuage or tenement plantation and three contiguous tracts of land the one of them, Beginning at a marked black oat (being the original Beginning of the first tract in the     above first recited Patent mentioned) and from thence extending by Everard Reems land North seventy degrees West ninety seven perches and a half to a marked Spanish oak and South West forty five perches to a marked white oak thence by Benjamin Lightfoots land North eighteen degrees West twenty five perches and a half to a stone a corner of land sold by the said Abraham    Riehm out of said tract unto Abraham Riehm the younger, thence reversing the lines of said Abraham Riehm the younger the following five courses to wit, North eighty six degrees East thirty four perches and a half to a stone, thence North forty seven degrees East ten perches and a half to a stone thence North forty  seven degrees East ten perches and a half to a stone thence North nineteen degrees West twenty six perches and a half to a stone thence North forty nine degrees West twenty six perches to a post, and North five degrees West twenty nine perches to a white oak, standing at the end of the seventh line of the said first original tract and thence South


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seventy one degrees East by land of Christian Pixler seventy six perches to a marked black oak, thence by Jacob Knops land South twenty three degrees East sixty seven perches to a marked hickory saplin and South sixty  degrees East twenty one perches to the place of Beginning CONTAINING twenty eight acres and three quarters of an acres and the usual allowance for roads &c. (it being part of the above said first

tract granted by said Patent to the said Abraham Riehm in fee)

     The other of said tracts, Beginning at a post in a line of Everard Reem's land and from thence extending by the same North eighteen degrees West seventy six perches to a post and thence by land of the said Everard Reem and Christopher Pixler North eighty three degrees west two hundred and sixteen perches to a post thence by vacant land South by East one hundred and one perches to a marked hickory and East two hundred and eighteen perches to the place of Beginning CONTAINING one hundred and seven acres and the usual allowance (it being the second tract granted by said Patent to the said Abraham Riehm in fee).

     EXCEPTING and always reserving out of this present grant of the said last described tract, to Mathias Riehm his heirs and assigns twenty and two acres be the same more or less which he the said Abraham Reihm heretofore granted by Proper bounds and courses on the South by East line thereof unto the said Mathias Ream his heirs and assigns forever.

     AND the third of the said tracts, BEGINNING at a post standing by Cocalico Creek and thence extending by Jacob Reams land South sixty five degrees West ninety two perches to a post thence by other land of the said Abraham Reihm East South East seventy eight perch- to a Spanish oak thence by the same North East ninety five perches to a hickory a corner of the said Jacob Reams land thence by the same North forty  degrees West forty one perches to a Spanish Oak thence South West up Cocalico Creek forty four perches to the place of Beginning, CON- TAINING thirty two acres and the usual allowance being that tract above mentioned granted by Everhart Ream to the aforesaid Abraham Reihm his heirs and assigns forever, Subject to the quitrents aforesaid.

     TOGETHER with all and singular the houses outhouses barns stables orchards ways woods, waters, watercourses, rights liberties priveledges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever unto the said three tracts of land in anywise belonging or appertaining, and the reversions and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title and interest property claim and demand whatsoever both in law and equity and otherwise howsoever of him the said Abraham Riehm and Anna Maria his wife and their heirs of in to and out of the same and every part and parcel thereof. (Except before excepted)

     AND the said Abraham Reihm for himself and his heirs doth hereby further covenant and grant to and with the said John Shiffer his heirs and assigns that he the said John Shiffer his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all tithes hereafter take out of the mill dam on the lands of the above mentioned, Abraham Reihm Junior or his heirs or assigns through a flood gate for that purpose now made in said dam, as much water as shall be necessary to water and refresh, the meadows of said John Shiffers or his heirs or assigns on the premises hereby granted, and to lead said water thro' a ditch, or certain channel forever: as the said Channel is now made on the lands of the said Abraham Riehm Junr. and to lead and convey the same on the lands hereby granted, and that the said John Shiffer his heirs and assigns shall have and enjoy free ingress and regress to

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and with said ditch or channel to scoure mend and clean the same and to let and convey the water therein, or stop it thereout at his or their pleasure, without any let hindrance or molestation of him the said Abraham Riehm Junr. his heirs or assigns, or any other person or persons whatsoever or whomsoever, excepting at such times and in such seasons, when water shall be law and scare, that then no damage shall be done in hindring the grist and saw mill of him the said Abraham Riehm Junr. or his heirs and assigns, and under and subject to the assistance of six men for one whole day each year to help to repair said mill damm whenever the same shall be out of order or repair, according to the true intent and meaning of an Indenture made for the purpose Between the said Abraham Riehm Junr. and the said Abraham Riehm party hereto which Indenture bearing date the first day of May 1776, and relation being thereunto had more fully and at large will appear.

     TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said messuage and tenement plantation and three contiguous tracts of land the one of them Containing twenty eight acres and three quarters of an acre and allowance the other Containing one hundred and seven acres and allowance (Except before Excepted) and the third Containing thirty two acres and allowance, and hereditaments and     premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the priviledges and appurtenances (Except before excepted) unto the said John Shiffer his heirs and assigns forever.  Subject to the payment of the yearly quit rents (if any) now due and hereafter to become due and payable to the chief lord or lords of the fee thereof.

     AND the said Abraham Riehm and his heirs the said messuage and tenement plantation and three contiguous tracts of land, the one Containing twenty eight acres and three quarters the other being one hundred and seven acres (except before excepted) and the third Containing thirty two acres and allowance to them belonging and hereditaments priveledges find premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said John Shiffer his heirs and assigns against him the said Abraham Riehm and his heirs, and against all and every other person and persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents,

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals hereunto dated the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered   Abraham Riem (GERMAN) (SEAL)

                                                             her mark

Henry ReamCAdam Nees      Anna Marie X Ream (SEAL)


     RECEIVED the day of the date of the above written indenture from the above named John Shiffer the sum of one thousand & one hundred pounds in specie it being in full for the above consideration money, Received pr.

Witnesses present at signing,

Henry ReamCAdam Nees

LANCASTER COUNTY SS: Be it remembered that on the fourteenth day of May Anno Domini 1783, came before me Adam Nees Esquire one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas for the County aforesaid Abraham Riehm and Anna Maria his wife parties to the within written Deed and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such according to law, she the said Anna Maria being of full age and by me separately and apart examined, and the contents thereof made known unto her she thereunto voluntarily

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consented. Witness my hand and seal the day and year first written.

                                                        Adam Nees  (SEAL)

Examd. Recorded the 27th May A. D. 1783. p me John Hubley, Recorder.




     On 4‑10-1798, Abraham Ream, "The Miller" sold to David Bricker, for 100 pounds, 9 acres.

     On 2‑15‑1759, Abraham Ream, "The Tavern Keeper", sold to Mathias Ream, 26 acres for 20 pounds.

     On 11‑22‑1787, Andrew Ream and wife Susanna, sold to Marcus Montelius, 62 acres for 300 pounds.

     On 10‑6‑1761, John Ream and wife Mary, sold to Tibias Ream, 44 acres for 5 shilling.

     On 11‑20‑1785, Andrew Ream and wife Susanna, sold to Philip Rahn, for $500 pounds, 69 acres and 1 acre reserved for the buring ground for Jacob and Tobias Ream and familys.

     On 3‑14‑1774, Abraham Ream "The Tavern Keeper" sold to Abraham Ream, Junior "The Miller" 21 acres for 300 pounds.

     On 8‑31‑1762, Andrew Ream and wife Susanna, sold to Jacob Ream 62 acres for 4 shilling.

     On 4‑22‑1782, John Ream and wife Margaret, sold to Martin Bowman, 45 acres for 300 pounds.

     On 10‑6‑1761, John Ream and wife Mary, sold to Tobias Ream, 12 1/2 acres for 5 pounds.

     On 12‑2‑1792, John Ream and wife Catherine, sold to Philip Rahn, 15 acres for 70 pounds.


                         ABRAHAM  REAM 3) "THE  MILLER," 1746‑1824, SON OF

                                    ABRAHAM  REAM, "THE TAVERN KEEPER"


     (6267)Abraham Ream 3) (The Miller) b. in Cocalico Township,  Lancaster County, Pa., in 1746; d. near Sugar Grove, Fairfield County,  Ohio, in 1824; buried in the Ream Cemetery there. He was m. 3-6-1775 by the Rev. John Waldschmid to (6268) Rosina Hehn, daughter of Christian Hehn. (See Hain Section) She was b. in 1754 and was Abraham's second wife, the name of his first wife not being known.  The 14 children of Abraham were: Elizabeth 4), Sampson 4), Rosanna 4), William 4), Julia 4), Maria 4), Absalom 4), Rachel 4), Adam 4), Abraham 4),      Mary 4), George 4), Catharine 4), and Sarah 4).


     Abraham owned a grist mill much patronized in the neighborhood of Reamstown and was known far and wide as "Abraham Ream, The Miller."  His name appears with the identifying words "The Miller" even on the Revolutionary War muster rolls of Lancaster County, Pa.

     In 1798, when Abraham was about fifty‑two years old and had a family of twelve children, he and his wife, Rosina, decided to emigrate to the newly opened country of Ohio.  In April of that year he sold to David Bricker, "all that grist mill and small plantation in Cocalico




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Township" for three thousand pounds which was about fifteen thousand dollars, and began preparing for the long overland trip.  All their household and farming equipment, and perhaps the materials for the new mill which he was later to build in Ohio, had to be packed into wagons for the journey. Finally, when all was ready they set off, taking the road over the mountains which led to Pittsburgh.  There they transferred to flat boats which they floated down the Ohio until the mouth of the Hocking River was reached. Then they turned northward after loading their belongings into small dugouts and made their way up the Hocking River to its falls. From this point they pushed along the banks of the river until they came to the place selected for their new home, which was near the site where Abraham built his new mill in 1804 and which is now called, '"Ream's Mill."   Here in Fairfield County, Abraham Ream entered four and one‑fourth sections of land; the west half of section three in Hopewell Township (now in Hocking County) bought    July 22, 1805; three‑fourths of Section 33, Berne Township, September 13, 1806, Isaac Schaeffer, his son‑in-law purchasing the other fourth; Section 27 in Berne Township,     November 3, 1806; Section 34, Berne Township, December 16, 1806 and Section 28, Berne Township, date of purchase unknown.  These purchases were made at auction, some of which were bid off against a Kentuckian, at Chillicothe, the capital of Ohio at that time.  The price paid for some of the land first bought was nearly four dollars per acre.  For the remainder, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 per acre were paid. 

     Among the first families to settle in the Ream neighborhood were the Stukeys, Swartzes, Biblers, Collins, Rudolphs, Crooks, Brooks, and Hefts.  Those who located at the site of the present town of Lancaster in 1798 were Captain Joseph Hunter, Nathaniel Wilson, the elder, John and Allen Green, John and Joseph McMullen, Robert Cooper, Isaac Schaeffer, Emanuel and John Carpenter and a few others.  The Rev. Soloman Ream, to whom we are indebted for much of the early history of the Ream family in Ohio, states that Abraham Ream's was the sixth family of white settlers to locate in Fairfield County.  There were still some Indians in the neighborhood and wild animals were abundant.  Abraham and his sons were strong and courageous men and had a reputation for being great hunters.  During their first winter in Ohio, they killed eighteen bears and twenty-seven deer, and many other smaller animals.  The bear meat and venison they ate, while the deerskins were made into clothing and moccasins and the bearskins into bedcoverings.      Abraham Ream saw many of  his old friends and neighbors of Pennsylvania join him in Ohio.  He died in 1824, and his wife two years later.  Both are buried in the Ream graveyard.  He left a will dated August 3, 1818; a copy of which is given below.


                           WILL OF ABRAHAM REAM, "THE MILLER", 1746‑1824


                                 Recorded in Will Record No. 2 Page 156 Fairfield County,


     Ohio Probate Court Records: "In the name of God Amen, I, Abraham Ream of the State of Ohio, Fairfield County, being weak in body but of sound perfect mind memory and understanding





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blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in  manner and form following to viz: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Rosana Ream, the house lately built at the Mill and when finished during her natural life, and my daughters named Rachel Ream and Catherine Ream to live in the house of my beloved Rosana Ream during the

remain a single lifeCI also give and bequeath unto my beloved wife all the lands commonly called The Mill Lands lying west of the mill race and also all the land lying east of the Mill race such as the orchard and meadow and also bequeath unto my beloved wife Rosana Ream all my movable such as household furniture, such as clock and clock case and my large Bible and all  such things that I own of furniture or bedding and likewise two milk cows and the estate to furnish a good family garden at the mill aforesaid and to put in good order for my wife: and I also bequeath unto my beloved wife all the interest that is due or become due of my Bank Stock in the Lancaster Ohio Bank during her natural life and I bequeath and bequest that my executors hereinafter named shall build or cause to be built one barn of twenty‑four feet long and sixteen feet wide with a trashing floor in the middle of twelve long and sixteen feet wide the said building to be built of hewed logs and a good and workmanlike manner and I also give and bequeath unto my son named Absolom Ream a certain track of land commonly called Absolom Ream Land and known by the family lying in the Eighteen Range Township fourteen section twenty‑eight containing as near as I can recollect One Hundred and fifty acres.  And it is my desire that after my death there shall be a jury of twelve disinterested freeholders of this county to assess the damages of what my son Sampson Ream has sustained or might sustain concerning my Mill dam of the lower mill and the upper mill where he has a share in the same and it is my will and my desire that the upper mill commonly called Eckart Mill to be sold after my death as soon as circumstances will admit of and out of the sale of the said mill and lands all damages shall be paid that my son Sampson has

sustained and his share of money shall be paid to him agreeably to our old agreement in proportion as he has paid in and I also give and bequeath unto my son‑in‑law Isaac Shaeffer and my Daughter Julian Shaeffer seventy‑eight acres of land commonly called Sampson Ream's Sugar camp lying below the forks of Rushcreek and Hocking beginning at the line of Nicholas Beery

thence running north up Rushcreek with Joseph Stookey's line as far up said creek until said line will contain seventy‑eight acres as aforesaid and then to beginning an east and west line to the quantity aforesaid; and it is my will and desire whereas I hold two different bonds and obligations against my son George Ream one dated the second day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty three for six hundred dollars the other dated the same day for five hundred dollars to be paid to me Abraham Ream or my executors or administrators, that my son George Ream shall pay yearly on each bond twenty‑five dollars making fifty dollars on the yearly payment to be taken out of the principal sum without any interest on any of the bonds aforesaid excepting as the yearly payment become due for the fifty dollars:  And is my will and desire that the mill and the income from the mill shall be applyed to the maintenance of my wife Rosana Ream during her natural life and after her death the mill and the lands belonging thereto fifty‑four acres shall be sold if my executors hereafter named shall think best to do so;  And the money arising shall be divided share and share alike to my children or their heirs:  And it is my will and desire that all my land not bequeathed by my last will and Testament and undeeded in my life time to my children hereafter named Betsee Elizabeth Ream 


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now Elizabeth Rudolph, Sampson Ream, Rosana Ream now Panabaker, William Ream, Julian Ream now Sheaffer, Barbara Ream now Shaeffer, Absolom Ream, Madelena Ream, George      Ream, Catharine Ream all children of Abraham and Rosana  Ream the lands aforesaid shall be sold after my death and the money arising from the sale shall be divided share and share alike to the children or their legal heirs: And I do furthermore  appoint my son Sampson Ream, George Ream, John Panabaker, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all  former wills and testaments by me made.  In witness whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of Auguust, One thousand eight hundred and eighteen.


                                                                      Abraham X Ream (SEAL)



     Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above name Abraham Ream to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his Presence hereunto subscribed       our names as witness as witness to the same.

(6269) Thomas Fricker                                                                        (6270) John Fartig




     Abraham Ream enlisted in (6271) Captain John Smuller's Company for the year 1778.

     He also enlisted in Captain Smuller's Company for the year 1779.

     Abraham Ream enlisted in Captain Andrew Ream's Company of the third Battalion of Lancaster County Militia dated in Reamstown, Pa., Dec. 20‑1780.

     Abraham's name is in the muster role for the year 1781, of  Captain Andrew Ream's Company of the second class and third Battalion of Lancaster County Militia commanded by Lieut.     Colonel George Feather. Dec. 10‑1781.

     Abraham enlisted in Captain Andrew Ream's Company of  the second class and third Battalion of Lancaster County Militia for the year 1782. 

     The above Revolutionary War records were copied from the "Pennsylvania Archives", Fifth Series; Volume VII., pages 200, 226, 257, 278, 280, 315, 318, 612, 884, 888, 904.

     This is the deed recording the sale of the mill near Reamstown, Pa., by Abraham Ream 3) before going to Ohio:


                                   ABRAHAM REAM TO (6272) DAVID BRICKER


     THIS INDENTURE made the tenth day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & ninety  eight.

     BETWEEN Abraham Ream of Cocalico Township Lancaster County and in the Common- wealth of Pennsylvania Miller and Rosina his wife of the one part and David Bricker of the      same place yemon of the other part.

     WITNESSETH that the said Abraham Ream and Rosina his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania to the said Abraham Ream well and truly in hand paid by the said David Bricker at and  before the ensealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt and payment he the said Abraham Ream doth hereby acknowledge and thereof  and of every part and parcel thereof doth acquit and for ever discharge the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns

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by these presents) have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns.

     ALL that messuage, grist and saw mill and small plantation or tract of land situate lying and being in the said Township of Cocalico aforesaid, bounded and described by the line as follows

 to wit:

     BEGINNING at a stone corner in a line of Jacob Bixlers land thence extending by the same south eighty six degrees east twelve perches and three quarters of a perch to a black oak corner,

thence by the same north thirty two degrees east fifty perches to a post, thence by the same and land of Abraham Bixler south eighty three degrees and an half east twenty one perches to a Spanish oak corner thence by the same north thirty two degrees east fifty perches to a post, thence by the same and land of Abraham Bixler south eighty three degrees and an half east twenty one perches to a Spanish oak corner thence by land late of Abraham Ream Senior now the said David Brickers, thence extended by the same the several courses and distances next following south twenty nine degrees east forty five perches and a half perch to a white oak corner and south five degrees east twenty nine perches to a post a corner and south forty nine degrees east twenty six perches to a stone corner and south nineteen degrees east sixteen perches and a half perch to a stone corner and south forty seven degrees west ten perches and a half perch to a post and south

eighty six degrees west thirty four perches and a half perch to a stone corner and north eighteen degrees west seventy five perches and a half perch to the place of beginning.

     CONTAINING twenty one acres and an half acre of land and the allowance of six pr cent for Roads &ca. be the same more or less.

     (IT BEING the same tract of land which Abraham Ream Senior and Mary his wife by their indenture bearing date the fourteenth day of March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred

and seventy four, for the consideration therein mentioned and after reciting as therein is recited have granted released and confirmed unto the said Abraham Ream Junior (party hereto) his heirs and assigns forever as in and by the said in part recited indenture recorded in the office for Recording of Deeds in and for the County of Lancaster in Book X, page 72 &ca. may more

fully and at large appear reference thereto being duly  had (excepting and forever reserving out of these presents grant all that certain Watter priveledge which he the said Abraham Ream heretofore granted released and confirmed unto his Father Abraham Ream and which was since by legal conveyances granted unto him the said David Bricker &ca.)

     TOGETHER with all and singular the houses outhouses, edifices and buildings thereon erected and built and all ways woods underwoods waters water‑courses meadows orchards gardens profits commondities advantages emoluments hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title interest use trust property possession claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Abraham Ream & Rosina his wife of in and to the same or every or any part thereof, and also all deeds evidences and writings touching or concerning of the same or any part thereof  & now in the Custody & possession of him the said Abraham

Ream or which he can or may come by without suit at law or equity.



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     TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said mills and tract of  land hereditaments and premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns forever.

     UNDER & SUBJECT to the yearly quit rent now due and hereafter to become due and payable for the same to the Chief  Lords or Lords of the fee thereof.

     AND the said Abraham Ream for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns, that he the said Abraham Ream his heirs and all and every other person and persons his or their heirs any thing having or claiming in the said premises above granted, or meant mentioned or intended so to be or any part thereof by From or under him them or any of them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the costs and charges of the

said David Bricker his heirs and assigns make do and execute or cause and procure to be made done and execute all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing

& things conveyances and perfect granting conveying and assuring of all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns forever, as by the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns his or their council learned in the law shall be reasonably advised devised or required. And the said Abraham Ream and Rosina his wife their

heirs the said Mills and the said tract of land above described his wife their heirs the said Mills and said tract of land above described and premises unto the said David Bricker his heirs and assigns against him the said Abraham Ream and his heirs and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming said premises or any part thereof  by from or under him them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals thereunto Dated the day and year first above Written.

Sealed and delivered in the                                                              Abraham Ream Miller (SEAL)

     presence of                                                                                           her

(6273) Adam Mosser                                                                       Rosina X Ream          (SEAL)

(6274) Marcus Montelius                                                                          mark

     RECEIVED on the day of the date of the above indenture and from the above named David Bricker the sum of Three thousand pounds in full for the consideration money abovesaid.

Witness present at signing

              Abraham Ream         Adam Mosser          Marcus Montelius

     LANCASTER COUNTY SS: on the nineteenth day of  April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight  before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in and

for said county personally came the abovesaid Abraham Ream and Rosina his wife & acknowledged the above indenture to be their act and deed and desired the same may be recorded as such.  Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

                                                                                                             H. Ream               (SEAL)


 Recorded the 6th day of April Anno Domini 1802.

          (6275) p. Geo. Ross, Recorder.


     These petitions reveal some of the problems faced by the earlier settlers in Ohio.

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                                PETITION TO CONGRESS BY RESIDENTS ON THE               

                                              EAST SIDE OF THE SCIOTO RIVER


                                                                                                                            August 22, 1799

    "To the Honourable The Sinate and House of Representatives of the United States In Congress, the petition of the Subscribers residing on the publick lands on the East Side of the Scioto River in the Territory Norwt of the Ohio, Humbly Sheweth that ----------------

     "Your petitioners many of them having several years Since gone to the nearest Settlement to where they now Reside with design to avail themselves of  The Earliest oppertunity, of    

Occupying land in the north western Territory that Others induced by a prevailing report that Congress Had recantly enacted a law for Secureing a preemption Right to actual Settleers and many of  them, with Information of the terms Expressed In the Existing law, but having long intended to Settle themselves on the lands north west of the Ohio, and Expecting that congress in their Wisdom would afford Such Encouragment and protection to peaceable and Industrious Settleers as was Usually afforded by the British Proprietors and the Legeslators of the respective

States, they have Sen(MS torn) ed since the Indian claim was Extinguished to settle with their Families on such portions of land as they found to be unappropriated to any Individual and   contagious to each other, so as they Might Enjoy the comfort  and advantages resulting from Civilized Society and Religious worship, understanding however that the Existing law Affords

no Security or protection for the Improvements which your petitioners have made with much labour and at much Expense and Risk, having Designed to Settle with their families Dureing

life, and to Submit to the Unavoidable risk of an Indian war and all the Inconvencenies inseperable from a New and fronteer Settlemt they feel great Anxiety for their Situation and are mortified with The Disagreeable apprehension that if congress do not Extend that protection to them which has been Usually  enjoyd by Citizens Under the Jurisdiction of the Different states, the Settlment Which your petitioners have made would Enduce them to comply with any Terms in their power to be enabled to call their own, shall (wit)hout their Knowledge or haveing it in their power to prevent, it, pass into the hands and become the property of such as have undergone no toil nor run no Risk to improve it Nor probably will Ever Plow Sow or contribute to improve or Support Society in that part of the world, but who may make no Scruple of being enriched by the labour and Toil of your Pe(titio)ner)s) Muc(h) might be sd to prove the Good  policy and Importance to the United States Encourageing and  protection Infant Settlements, the Experience of all the States in the Union it is persumed contribute proofs to this affect, the facility of communication with the Spanish Settlements and the Encouragement held out to such as Emegrate to them and

the numbers that do Emegrate it is hoped afford a powerful  argument, in Favour of such, who like your petitioners, Prefer  that Governments and laws of the United States to any other in the world, Other arguments might be mentioned, and Greatly Enlarged on but your petitioners do not persume that  congress are not prossed of a perfect Knowledge of the subject and of the force of Every argument, that can be afforded, they therefore prefer address in the Simpothy and Justice of congress, than pretend to inform their JudgmtCYour Petitioners therefore pray, that congress would Revise the Existing law, so as that protection might be afforded to actual Settleers, on conditions Clearly prescribed, Expressdly Limited, that such a length of time may be offered for such settleers, to pay the purchase

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Money in, as may not, put it out Of their power to Discharge it, nor Distress them in making their new settlements that the land may be laid out at least a portion of it, in plantations so small      that poor or weak families may not (MS torn) totally Deprived of the benifit of it that if congress Still Judges it proper for reasons of which their petitioners are not competent Judges, to Expose a portion of their land to Sale in large Sactions, it is requested that those should be so laid out as not, to prevent the settlements from coming so compact, as To be in a Situation to defend themselves if Necessary and to Enjoy the Benifits of Society hoping that Congress will Sympathize with the Distressing Situation and afford the protection and relaf requested, we the

Petitions as in Duty bound will Ever Pray."


     The following are a few names from a list of over two hundred signatures on this petition. A number of the surnames are the same as those borne by persons mentioned in this genealogy.  This list shows that some of these families were evidently in Ohio as early as 1799:


        (6276) George Crone                                   (6284) Henry Musselman

        (6277) Frederick Houck                               (6285) John Pence


        (6278)  Frederick Leather                             (6286) Abraham Sheffer

        (6279) John Leather                                     (6287) David Shallanberger


        (6280)  Frederick Leather, Jr.                       (6288)  John Green

        (6281) Tanel Leather                                    (6289) Allen Green


        (6282) Jacob Leather                                    (6290) Nalam Green

        (6283) Joshua Meeke                                   (6291) George Green



                                                       (Referred February 20, 1801.)


The Senate, and House of Representatives of the United States of America Met. 

The Petition of the Subscribers, Setlers on the Publick land Between the Waters of Muskingum, and Sciota River, in the Northwestern Territory:CHumbly Sheweth,

     That your Petitioners Return their Humble thanks to your Honorable Body for your attention to their Petition at your last Session, in making an Act suplementary to the former Act, for setling the Publick Lands in this Territory, in which among other Advantages to Settlers is, dividing the Townships, (before durected to be sold in Quarter Townships) into half sections, and giving time for the Payment of a part of the Money; & Yet there is one Circumstance in that Law, which Militates forcibly  against your Petitioners, especially the poor Industrious Setlers, and what we wish particularly to represent to your Honorable Body; and that is, that their small improvements made at a great expence, and Labour, emigrating so far thro' a Wilderness without inhabitants, and having their Provisions as well as families to Transport, and oftentimes hazarding their lives from the danger of the Savages, and have now formed considerable settlements, should still be exposed to a Publick Vendue to be outbid by an

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unfeeling Land‑Jobber or Speculator, who perhaps has been preying on the Vitals of his Country, until he has filled his pockets, by such we say, the poor honest and Industrious Citizen must submit to have his improvement bought over his head, and him either submit to become his Tenant, or quit his Country;  Great numbers have already gone to accept the offers of the

British over the Lakes, and of the Spaniards over the Mississippi, and great numbers more are contemplating to go also, should their own Government which has such a vast Quantity of uncultlvated Lands, dispose of it in such a manner, and at such a rate, as puts it out of their power to procure any. Which in fact compels them to renounce their own Government the Govern‑

ment of their choice that very Government which many of them fought and Bled to procure, and establish, to go to people the Uncultivated wilds, of despotic Governments, and add strength and

population to them.Cwe have imigrated from the different states of the Union, some of us with small property, and large families, with a (hope) to make better provision for them. others of us Renters, unable to purchase in the older states on account of the high price(of  Land) and came here at a great expence, and labour, and trusting that Congress would grant us some indulgence, as by our settling down in the Wilderness, a way was opened for others to emigrate and tends much to the encouragment of the Sale of  the Publick lands. We would Just suggest to your Honourable Body, an Idea that it is our Opinion should you see cause to grant a preemption right, at Two dollars pr Acre, to the oldest improvement made on Sections and half Sections prior to the first of May one thousand Eight hundred and Sell the Rest, at public Auction, (there being but a small part improved and that along the Publick road) for the most part the Unimproved land, selling so much better on account of the settlement, that the money arising from them Sales, together with the preemption, would amount to more money than the whole sold at Publick Auction, had there been no improvements made.  These things we would submit to the serious consideration of your Honorable Body, And if you see meet in your Wisdom to grant unto your Petitioners, a Preemption right, to the Sections and half Sections we have improved, at Two Dollars pr Acre, with all the indulgence as to time for payment, your Honorable Body shall see meet, Clear of Interest until the several payments shall become due; as we conceive the Interest to operate powerfully against us as Settlers, as every means of making money here is yet in its infant State And we further pray that all the fractions except those on Muskingum & Sciota Rivers may be sold Separate without adding them or any of them to entire Sections CAnd whereas numbers of Persons have settled on land reserved by Congress, and not knowing thereof until after making considerable improvements, we pray that if Congress sees meet to grant that such as are able to purchase their improvements, may have granted to them a like preemption at two dollars, and such as are not may have a right of preempt to lease, least others should take

advantage and lease it over their heads by an earlier Application,CThese Petitions we prefer to Congress, and trusting to the Justness, and Reasonableness of them; and a Just, enlightened and indulgent Legislature. We humbly hope they will grant us;  And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound, shall ever pray.          --------


(6292) George Turner                                          (6296) James Hamilton

(6293) David Nelson                                            (6297) John White

(6294) James Nelson                                            (6298) John McCulluck

(6295) William Shaw                                            (6299)  James Short

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(6300)  Noah Lane                                               (6304) Solom Rust

(6301)  Larkin Reynolds                                       (6305) Thomas Rees

(6302)  Jacob Herman                                          (6306) William Mcfarland

(6303)  Francis McCullom                                    (6307) Rudolph Luttspat

                                                                                      (Reading uncertain)


(ENDORSED) Petition of sundry inhabitants in the North Western territory. 20th February 1801 Referred to Mr. Dennis,  Mr. McMillan, and Mr. Christie. 25th February, 1801 Report made, considered and prayer of petition rejected."

     The above petition was accompanied by several lists of names of subscribers, among whom were many who signed the previously given petition.





"To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States.

     The petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Fairfield in the Territory North West of the River Ohio respectfully Sheweth-----------

     That your petitioners Haveing Purchased and Settled on Land in Said County sold in the Town of Chilicothe by Virtue of  the Laws of the United States Consider the Interest they are bound by said Laws to pay on the purchase money of said Land as a Burden that sits very heavy upon them and one they can but with the greatest difficulty  bear. It is not customary for Purchasors of Land to pay Interest on the Purchase money until it has become due and the hardship of being obliged to do it in the present case will appear to be extraordinaarily great when it is considered that the Lands are in a very uncultivated and unproductive Condition and that the purchasers can do little more than support themselves upon them until the different instalments shall become dueCFor these and other obvious reasons your petitioners pray your Honours so to amend the Laws on the subject as to release those who have already purchased Lands from the payment of Interest and direct that the Lands remaining unsold may be bought without Interest being required on the pur-  chase money until the different Instalments respectively become due.*******

     "Your petitioners further beg leave to call your attention to the great necessity of encourageing Seminaries of Learning in this New Country and the propriety of Setting apart certain quantities of Land for that purpose the Proceeds of which shall be appropriated in that way.

     "And we pray your Honours to grant two Sections in each Township in this County for that use as Congress have heretofore done in the County of Washington.

     "A small donation of Land that will not be felt by the Union would be of the first importance to use and your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray &

     "Signed in behalf of the proprietors of Land in the County of





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    Fairfield by the Subscribers a Committee appointed for the  purpose.

    (6308)  Eml  Carpenter                                     (6316)  Joseph Loveland

    (6309)  Nathl  Wilson                                       (6317)   Amaso Delano

    (6310)  John Zane                                            (6318)   Isaac Sheaffer

    (6311)  Alexander White 3d                             (6319)   John Green

    (6312)  Saml  Kratzer                                       (6320)   Ebenezer Larimer

    (6313)  Hezekiah Smith                                    (6321)   Conrad Fehder

    (6314)  David Shallenberger                             (6322)   Thos. Reese"

    (6315)  Abraham Ream



     "Petition of sundry inhabitants of the County of Fairfield in the Territory of the United States north west of the river Ohio.  

     15th February 1802. such parts thereof as relate to the payment of intrest on the principal until the installments shall respecively have become dueCand to a revision and amendment of the laws of Congress, respecting the purchase and title of  lands in the said territory, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, residue of the petition ordered to lie on the table.

     16th  March, 1802.  report made, Considered, and the prayer of such parts as were ref'd to Come Ways and Means, rejected  Mr. Randolph.

     Petition of the people of Fairfield County North Western Territory

     So much of pet'n as relates to Interest and the title of  land refd to Ways & MeansC (Other part to lie.)"

     (From Territorial Papers of the United States, compiled and edited by Clarence Edwin Carter, Vol. III, pp. 62‑66,  122‑124,  196‑197)


(6323) Elizabeth Ream 4), was born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,  Pennsylvania on                the old Homestead where Abraham her father had his mill, she was born April 4th, 1776.

           She accompanied her parents to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1801.  She married (6324) Peter             Rudolph Sr. Elizabeth died April 12th, 1861.  11 ch.: They were all  born in Fairfield                       County, Ohio.  Joseph 5), William 5), Peter 5), John 5), Abraham 5), Henry 5), Daniel 5),               Samuel 5), Polly 5), Margaret 5), Delilah 5).

(6325) Joseph Rudolph 5).

(6326) William Rudolph 5) .

(6327) Peter Rudolph 5). A meager record. 6 ch.: Daniel 6), Israel 6),  Sarah 6), Catherine 6),                   Lovina 6), Emanuel 6), M. 2nd wife, 3  ch.: Ira 6), Frank 6), Martha 6).

(6328) Daniel Rudolph 6).

(6329) Israel Rudolph 6).

(6330) Sarah Rudolph 6).

(6331) Catherine Rudolph 6).





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(6332) Lovina Rudolph 6).

(6333) Emanuel Rudolph 6).

(6334) Ira Rudolph 6).

(6335) Frank Rudolph 6).

(6336) Martha Rudolph 6).

(6337) John Rudolph 5).

(6338) Abraham Rudolph 5).

(6339) Henry Rudolph 5).

(6340) Daniel Rudolph 5). A meager record; 11 ch.: Elizabeth 6),  James 6), Sarah 6), Wilson 6),              Catherine 6), William 6), Jennie 6), Annie 6), Daniel 6), Ross 6), Isaac 6).

(6341) Elizabeth Rudolph 6).

(6342) James Rudolph 6).

(6343) Sarah Rudolph 6)

(6344) Wilson Rudolph 6).

(6345) Catherine Rudolph 6).

(6346) William Rudolph 6).

(6347) Jennie Rudolph 6).

(6348) Annie Rudolph 6).

(6349) Daniel Rudolph 6).

(6350) Ross Rudolph 6).

(6351) Isaac Rudolph 6).

(6352) Samuel Rudolph 5).

(6353) Polly Rudolph 5), m. (6354) Christopher Guile.

(6355) Margaret Rudolph 5), m. (6356) Jefferson Mix.

(6357) Delilah Rudolph 5), m. (6358) John S. Short.

(6359) Joseph Rudolph 5) m. (6359a) Elizabeth  ---------- 3 ch.:Jude 6), Rachel 6), Joseph 6).

(6360) Juda Rudolph 6) b. 2‑20‑1823, d. 2‑23‑1890; m. 4‑23‑1842 (6361) Alexander Ruble,                     b. 5‑24‑1822, d. 3‑14‑1892. 4 ch.: Solomon 7), Joseph 7), William 7), David 7).

(6362) Solomon Ruble 7) b. 1843.

(6363) Joseph Ruble 7) b. 11‑6‑1845; m. (6364) Lucy Ann Bright. 11 ch.: Harvey 8), Carmi 8),                 Lucy 8), Joseph 8), William 8), Wesley 8), Charles 8). 4 others, no record.

(6365) William H. Ruble 8), b. 7‑20‑1848, d. 1‑29‑1919;  m. 5‑12-1874  (6366) Elsie Ann                         Morrow, b. 5‑16‑1845, d. 9‑13‑1930. 4 ch.: Cora 9), Charles 9), Gilbert 9) William 9).

(6367) Cora A. Ruble 9) b. 11‑2‑1875.

(6368) Judge Edman Ruble 9) b. 2‑12‑1878.  He studied law and was  admitted to the bar, in                     Ohio in 1901. He served as city solicitor of Lancaster, Ohio, from 1914 to 1918, he was                 elected mayor in 1920, also in 1924. In 1928 he was elected probate judge of Fairfield                    County, Ohio, he has been elected the third time which expires in 1941.  He m. (6369)                    Grace Talbott,  b. 1884. 2 ch.: James E. 10), Mildred 10).

(6370) James E. Ruble 10) b. 4‑25‑1908.

(6371) Mildred J. Ruble 10) b. 11‑16‑1911.



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(6372) Gilbert G. Ruble 9) b. 10‑10‑1880.

(6373) William E. Ruble 9) b. 4‑8‑1883.

(6374) Harvey Ruble 8).

(6375) Carmi Ruble 8) .

(6376) Lucy Ruble 8) .

(6377) Joseph Ruble 8).

(6378) Wesley Ruble 8).

(6379) Charles Ruble 8).

(6380) William Ruble 7).

(6381) David Ruble 7) b. 9‑25‑1850, d. 6‑1‑1916; m. 11‑18‑1869 (6383) Mary Ann Krout,                       b. 5‑9‑1845, d. 8‑24‑1916. 9 ch.: Elizabeth 8), Perry 8), Ella 8), Rachel 8), Frank 8),                      George 8), Mary 8), Margaret 8), Emma 8).

(6383) Elizabeth Ruble 8) b. 1871; m. (6384) Daniel Upp.  6 ch.: Clarence 9), Anna 9), Paul 9),                Irene 9), Edward 9), Dorothy 9).

(6385) Clarence Upp 9).

(6386) Anna May Upp 9).

(6387) Paul Upp 9).

(6388) Irene Upp 9).

(6389) Edward Upp 9).

(6390) Dorothy Upp 9).

(6391) Perry Ruble 8) m. (6392) May Bowers. 3 ch.: Nellie 9), Raymond 9), Hazel 9).

(6393) Nellie Ruble 9) m.  (6394) Mearl Gardner.

(6395) Raymond Ruble 9).

(6396) Hazel Ruble 9) m. (6397) Smith Pickering.

(6398) Ella Ruble 8) m. (6399) Edward Beery, widower with 2 ch.: Ossie 9), Arthur 9). Ella and               Edward Beery had 5 ch.: Anna 9), Herbert 9), Relva 9), George 9), Robert 9).

(6400) Ossie Beery 9) m. (6401) Frank Johnson.

(6402) Arthur Beery 9).

(6403) Anna Beery 9) m. (6404) Cecil Hite.

(6405) Herbert Beery 9) m. (6406) Margaret Watson.

(6407) Relva Beery 9) m. (6408) Carl Duffy.

(6409) George Beery 9) m. (6410) Helen Shull.

(6411) Robert Beery 9) .

(6412) Rachel Ruble 8) b. 7‑20‑1877, d. 7-11-1899.

(6413) Frank Ruble 8).

(6414) George Ruble 8) m. (6415) Bertha Hilyard. 2 ch.: Ruth 9), Charles 9).

(6416) Ruth Ruble 9) m. (6417) Pearl H. Shaw.

(6418) Charles Ruble 9).

(6419) Mary Ruble 8) m. (6420) Thomas  Flowers.  2  ch.: Roy 9), Nelson 9).

(6421) Roy Flowers 9).

(6422) Nelson Flowers 9).

(6423) Margaret Ruble 8) b. 2‑19‑1887, d. 6‑12‑1904.

(6424) Emma Ruble 8) m. (6425) Roy Cave 4 ch.: Lloyd 9), Evelyn 9), Clark 9), Clarabelle 9).

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(6426) Lloyd Cave 9).

(6427) Evelyn Cave 9).

(6428) Clark Cave 9).

(6429) Clarabelle Cave 9).

(6430) Rachel Rudolph 6), m. (6430a) ------- Hoy.

(6431) Joseph Rudolph 6).

(6432) William Rudolph 5).


(6465) Sampson Ream 4) b. 6‑27‑1777  near Reamstown, on the old Ream homestead, in                          Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Sampson accompanied his parents

           when they moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1801. He died 12-5-1851.  M. Anna                       Stukey 3) daughter of John Stukey 2).  Sampson's history will be found in the Stukey                      genealogy  in Section 1.































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(6466) Rosannah Ream 4) b. 12‑11‑1778 near Reamstown,  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.                    D. 12‑2‑1839; m. (6467) John Panabecker. 6 ch.: John 5), William 5), Abraham 5),                         Daniel 5), Rachel 5), Samuel 5).

(6468) John Panabecker 5), died at the age of fourteen.

(6469) William Panabecker 5) m. (6470) Rachel Kelley. 4 ch.: George 6), Elizabeth 6), Rosan 6),              Rachel 6).

(6471) George Panabecker 6).

(6472) Elizabeth Panabecker 6).

(6473) Rosan Panabecker 6).

(6474) Rachel Panabecker 6).

(6475) Abraham Panabecker 5) m. (6476) Eva Kremer. 5 ch.: Daniel 6), Susan 6), Hannah 6),                   Catherine 6), Mary 6).

(6477) Daniel Panabecker 6).

(6478) Susan Panabecker 6).

(6479) Hannah Panabecker 6).

(6480) Catharine Panabecker 6).

(6481) Mary Panabecker 6) .

(6482) Rachel Panabecker 5) died when 17 years old.

(6483) Samuel Panabecker 5) m. (6484) Sarah Erick

(6485) Daniel Panabecker 5).

(6486) William Ream 4) b. 9‑16‑1780, d. 9‑30-1845; m, (6487) Anna Hess.                                               2 ch.: Adam 5), Lydia 5).

(6488) Adam Ream 5).

(6489) Lydia Ream 5) m (6490) Henry Ruble 8 ch.: Rosan 6), Rachel 6), Elizabeth 6), William 6),             George 6), Henry 6), Lydia 6),   one born dead.

(6491) Rosan Ruble 6) m. (6492) Jacob L. Ream.

(6493) Rachel Ruble 6) m. (6494) Daniel Panebecker.

(6495) Elizabeth Ruble 6) m. (6496) Caleb Pierce.

(6497) William Ruble 6).

(6498) George Ruble 6) m. (6499) Jane Buzzard.

(6500) Henry Ruble 6) m. (6501) Lucy Younkerman.

(6502) Lydia Jane Ruble 6) m. (6503) Charles Gebeline.

(6504) Julia Ann Ream 4) b. 1‑31‑1782 near Reamstown, Pa., m. (6505) Isaac Schaeffer, one of                the earliest settlers in Fairfield Co., Ohio.  6 ch.: Joab 5), Isaac 5), John 5), Delilah 5),                    Judy 5), Sarah 5).

(6506) Joab Schaeffer 5).

(6507) Isaac Schaeffer 5).

(6508) John Schaeffer 5).

(6509) Delilah Schaeffer 5).

(6510) Judy Schaeffer 5).

(6511) Sarah Schaeffer 5).



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(6512) Maria Barbara Ream 4) b. 10‑15‑1783, near Reamstown, Pa.;  m. (6513) Abraham                         Schaeffer. 7 ch.: Joel 5), Samuel 5), Abraham 5), Jacob 5), Daniel 5), Judy 5), Nettie 5).

(6514) Joel Schaeffer 5).

(6515) Samuel Schaeffer 5).

(6516) Abraham Schaeffer 5).

(6517) Jacob Schaeffer 5).

(6518) Daniel Schaeffer 5).

(6519) Judy Schaeffer 5).

(6520) Nettie Schaeffer 5).

(6521) Absalom Ream 4) b. 12‑11‑1785 near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,             Pennsylvania, on the old Ream farm where the mill was. He accompanied his parents from              Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1801. Later he moved to Cooper County, Missouri, and in 1825                 he was cutting timber and a log fell on him, ruptured an artery and he died instantly.  It is                not known whom he married. 3 ch.: Rosan 5), Abraham 5), Absalom 5).

(6522) Rosan Ream 5) m. (6523) George Brooks.

(6524) Abraham Ream 5) .

(6525) Absalom Ream 5) b. 4‑22‑1824 near Sugar Grove, Fairfield County, Ohio; d. 5‑16‑1882.               M. in 1846 (6526) Mary Ann Biggs, b. 3‑24‑1824, d. 5‑10‑1888. 10 ch.: James 6),                         Larkin 6), Rosalee 6), Samantha 6), John W. 6), Mary F. 6), Albion 6), Martin 6),                           Martha 6), Charles 6).

(6527) James S. Ream 6) b. 3‑4‑1847, d. 1‑24‑1911; m. 3‑4‑1866 (6528) Ellen Frances Melvin,                b. 4‑6‑1847, d. 1‑27‑1922. 4 ch.: James 7), Minnie 7), Maud 7), Frederick 7).

(6529) James E. Ream 7) b. 12‑14‑1866, d. 12‑13‑1931.

(6530) Minnie F. Ream 7) b. 8‑21‑1869, d. 2‑2‑1871.

(6531) Maud Alma Ream 7) b. 3‑12‑1871.

(6532) Frederick Eugene Ream 7) b. 5‑18‑1874; m. 9‑18‑1901 (6533) Harriet Anna Pfaff,                         b. 12‑13‑1882, d. 6‑20‑1920. 11 ch. Madge 8), Jan 8), Philip 8), James 8), Marion 8),                     Samuel 8), William 8), Ellen 8), Joan 8), Virginia 8), Frederick 8).

(6534) Madge Ream 8) b. 11‑10‑1903.

(6535) Jan Ellis Ream 8) b 2‑28‑1904, d. 3‑12‑1904.

(6536) Philip Eugene Ream 8) b. 6‑26‑1905

(6537) James P. Ream 8) b. 6‑14‑1907.

(6538) Marion Ream 8) b. 4‑11‑1909.

(6539) Samuel Walton Ream 8) b. 3‑26‑1911.

(6540) William Henry Ream 8) b. 2‑13‑1913.

(6541) Ellen Ream 8) b. 5‑14‑1915; m. 10-27-1937 (6542) Eugene Mason French, Jr.

(6543) Joan Ream 8) b. 7‑2‑1917.

(6544) Virginia Ream 8) b. 10‑28 1918.

(6545) Frederick M. Ream 8) b. 2‑2‑1920.





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(6546) Larkin B. Ream 6) b. 9‑19‑1855; m. 11‑12‑1885 (6547) Carrie Anderson, b. 9-26-1862,

           d. 6-3-1900.  4 ch.: Lawrence 7), Harold 7), George 7), Rollo 7).

(6548) Lawrence L. Ream 7) b. 9‑1‑1886; m. (6549) Nellie May Calvert.  6 ch.: Ronald 8),                       Louise 8), Mary 8), Winston 8), Laddie 8), Betty Jane 8).

(6550) Ronald Ream 8) m. (6551) Alta Belle Stoddard.

(6552) Louise Ream 8) m. (6553) H. Gilliam.

(6554) Mary V. Ream 8) m. (6555) J. Herrick.

(6556) Winston Ream 8).

(6557) Laddie Ream 8).

(6558) Betty Jane Ream 8).

(6559) Harold H. Ream 7) b. 3‑20‑1892; m. (6560) Lena Kendrick.  4 ch.: Russel 8), Julian 8),                 Carolyn 8), Jeanette 8).

(6561) Russel  L. Ream 8).

(6562) Julian Ream 8).

(6563) Carolyn Ream 8.

(6564) Jeanette Ream 8).

(6565) George Garland Ream 7) b. 11‑21‑1887, d. 12‑1‑1908.

(6566) Rollo Robinson Ream 7) b. 4‑22‑1898, d. 6‑14‑1907.

(6567) Samantha Ream 6) died in infancy.

(6568) John Wesley Ream 6).

(6569) Mary F. Ream 6) b.12‑13‑1849, d. 9‑10‑1914; m. 2‑14‑1866 (6570) Jason Whiting                        Bennett. 6 ch.: Alfonso 7), Claud 7), Mutie 7), Maggie 7), Martin 7), Mary 7).

(6571) Alfonso Bennett 7) b. 7‑28‑1867.

(6572) Claud O. Bennett 7) b. 5‑15‑1871, d. 12‑13‑1911.

(6573) Mutie May Bennett 7) b. 8‑30‑1874.

(6574) Maggie Ann Bennett 7) b. 8‑20‑1876; m. 12‑30‑1903 (6575) Daniel O'Byrne.                                 2 ch.: James 8), Eloise 8).

(6576) James Michael O'Byrne 8) b. 10‑15‑1904.

(6577) Eloise O'Bryne 8) b. 5-14-1908.

(6578) Martin Milton Bennett 7) b. 9-17-1879.

(6579) Mary Vinetta Bennett 7)  b 3 23‑1890; m‑ 2‑14-1915 (6580) Asher Jenkins.                                   2 ch.: Frances 8), Mary 8).

(6581) Frances May Jenkins 8) b. 1‑9‑1916.

(6582) Mary Elaine Jenkins 8) b. 6‑1‑1924.

(6583) Albion Ream 6) b. 5-21-1853, d. 2-18-1936; m. 5-4-1882 (6584) Ella Truel, b. 5-27-1863.             5 ch. Mary 7), Clarice 7), Albion 7), Eva 7), Floyd 7).

(6585) Mary  Myrtle Ream 7) b 12-20‑1883, d. 11-20-1895.

(6586) Clarice Opal Ream 7) b. 3-20-1887; m. 3-5-1908 (6587) George Henry Kyd.                                  b. 1‑27‑1881. 5 ch.: Lois 8), Margaret 8), Charles 8), George 8), Kenneth 8).

(6588) Lois Myrtle Kyd 8) b. 10‑11‑1910.

(6589) Margaret T. Kyd 8) b. 8‑19‑1912.



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(6590) Charles Ream Kyd 8) b. 5‑28‑1914.

(6591) George Henry Kyd 8) b. 10‑31‑1917.

(6592) Kenneth Sterling Kyd 8) b. 2‑12‑1920.

(6593) Albion R. Ream, Jr. 7) b. 1‑1‑1892, d. 1‑14‑1933. Served in the World War.

(6594) Eva Mae Ream 7) b. 5‑11‑1895; m. 2‑12‑1918 (6595) Charles Julian Upton, b. 9‑4‑1893.              4 ch.: Evelyn 8), Elinor 8), Julian 8).

(6596) Evelyn Mae Upton 8) b. 8‑12‑1919; m. 4‑9‑1938 (6597) Evert A. Vannoy, b. 5-22-1917.

(6598) Elinor Jean Upton 8) b 3‑11‑1924 d. 8‑6‑1927.

(6599) Julian Floyd Upton 8) b. 5-18-1930.

(6600) Robert Harold Upton 8) b. 1-30-1936.

(6601) Floyd Merton Ream 7) b 2‑23‑1900; m. 8-3‑1934 (6602) Laura Alice Lannox,                                b. 8‑19‑1902.

(6603) Martin C. Ream 6) b. 3‑6‑1857, d. 10-25‑1879; m. 12-9-1878 (6604) Nannie Jane                          Crawford, b. 4‑18‑1858. 1 ch.: Martin 7).

(6605) Martin James Ream 7) b. 1‑20‑1880; m. 1905 (6606) Crystelle Dunn, b. 10‑1885.                          2 ch.: Martin 8), William 8).

(6607) Martin Keith Ream 8) b. 1906; m. (6608) Elizabeth Yates. 2 ch.: Bettie 9), Billie 9).

(6609) Bettie Sue Ream 9) b. 5‑16‑1927.

(6610) Billie Martin Ream 9) b. 1‑11‑1929.

(6611) William Max Ream 8) b. 1909; m. (6612) Minnie Bell Park.

(6613) Rosalee Ream 6) m. (6614) John Hicks.

(6615) Martha Ream 6) b. 7‑31‑1860; m. 1885 (6616) Benjamin Franklin Hurt. 2 ch.: Emory 7),               Benjamin 7).

(6617) Emory A. Hurt 7) b. 3‑18‑1886; m. 4‑2‑1906 (6618) Iza Pearl Scholle. 1 ch. Kenneth 8).

(6619) Kenneth Lee Hurt 8)

(6620) Benjamin Warren Hurt 7) b. 8‑9‑1895, d. 7‑27‑1911.

(6621) Charles Ream 6) died young.

(6622) Rachel Ream 4) b. 9‑9‑1787 near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                    Pennsylvania, on the old Ream farm where the mill was.  She died 3‑8‑1854 and was                      buried in the Ream's cemetery near Sugar Grove, Fairfield County, Ohio.

           She m. (6623) Lewis Hershberger.

(6624) Adam Ream 4) b. 4‑22‑1789 on the old Ream homestead in Cocalico Township,                            Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  D. 4-11-1805 and was buried in the Reams cemetery                   near Sugar Grove, Ohio.

(6625) Abraham Ream 4) b. 9‑21‑1791 on the old homestead in Cocalico Township, Lancaster                 County, Pennsylvania. He died in the War of 1812, in Michigan.








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(6620) Mary Ream 4) b. 10‑28‑1793 on the old Ream farm where the mill was, in Cocalico                       Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  She accompanied her parents from                              Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1801, and later married Judge Joseph Stukey 3).                                         11 ch.: see Stukey Section.

(6627) George Ream 4) b. 6‑21‑1795, in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on             the old Ream farm and accompanied his parents to Ohio from Pennsylvania.                                    He d. 6‑8‑1833; m. (6628) Catherine Ludwig. 7 ch.: Daniel  5), Abraham 5), George 5),                 Rosanna 5), Jacob 5), Joseph 5), Lewis 5).  Catherine, widow of George Ream 4),                          m. 2nd (6629) Rev. John Wagonhals and had four  ch.: Catharine who m. (6630) Rev.                    George Harter; Rev. Samual Wagonhals who m. 1st (6631) Eva Schaeffer and 2nd (6632)              Nellie Hamilton; (6633) Mary Wagonhals who m. (6634) David Emmitt; and (6635) David             Wagonhals who died young. (6636) George Ream 4) owned and lived on the property                    north of the Ream mill in Fairfield County, Ohio.  He was captain of the 3rd Company,                   First Regiment, First Brigade, Seventh Division, of the Ohio militia.

(6637) Daniel Ream 5) b. 8‑2‑1821; m. (6638) Catherine Osenbaugh.  6 ch.: Julia 6), George 6),               Lewis 6), Daniel 6), Clara 6), Elizabeth 6).  Daniel 5) owned the Ream mill property and                carried it on successfully. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

(6639) Julia Ream 6) d. at the age of 11 years.

(6640) George Ream 6) d. in infancy.

(6641) Lewis M. Ream 6) b. 11‑13‑1845; m. 11‑15‑1870 (6642) Mary Elizabeth Plout.                             2 ch.: Joseph 7), Ida 7).

(6643) Joseph William Ream 7) b. 1‑2‑1874, d. 10‑18‑1896.

(6644) Ida Adeline Ream 7) b. 8‑17‑1875.

(6645) Daniel Ream 6).

(6646) Clara Catharine Ream 6) m. (6647) Captain Albert Getz.  2 ch.: Edward 7), Paul 7).

(6648) Edward Ream Getz 7) h. 9‑18‑1870; m. 4‑28‑1892 (6649) Vinzella Hardesty.                                 6 ch.: Edna 8), Clarence 8), Norbert 8), Mary 8), Edward 8), Raymond 8).

(6650) Edna Lucille Getz 8).

(6651) Clarence Daniel Getz 8).

(6652) Norbert George Getz 8).

(6653) Mary Catherine Getz 8).

(6654) Edward William Getz 8).

(6655) Raymond Howard Getz 8).

(6656) Elizabeth Ream 6) died young.


                                  ABRAHAM REAM 5), GEORGE 4), ABRAHAM 3)


(6657) Abraham Ream 5) b. 12‑17‑1823, d.10-11-1854  in Fairfield County, Ohio.                                    He m. 9‑9‑1847, (6658) Sarah Baumgardner, b. 3-22-1826. 3 ch.: Solomon 6), Mary 6),                 Lewis 6).  Sarah m. 2nd, 1868, (6659) Daniel Strayer, b. 9‑12‑1812. 1 ch.: (6660) Charles              Strayer.



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     Abraham Ream's son Solomon, wrote of his father, "It affords me exquisite satisfaction to be able to write in such commendable terms and to testify to the excellent Christian character of my deceased father.  Taken away from us by death when I was a child of only six years, I do not of course retain a very vivid recollection of him; but others who knew him personally speak of him as being a typical representative of the best manhood of his day.  He was an earnest Christian, a kind husband, and a loving father.  His religion was a type that always made him joyful and happy."  In an answer to a letter written him by his cousin, Reuben R. Ream, there is a hint given us as to his contented spirit and happy disposition.  In this reply he says:


      "With regard to my happiness you must know that I am of rather a happy disposition under all        circumstances. It is the proper conception we have of God, and His attributes not to think               ourselves better than anyone else, nor worse than anyone. This, then will keep us in a strict             line of duty to ourselves, to our neighbors, and thereby to God. *** It matters not much                 where we live or where we die, we can rest assured that we can lie down in peace to rise to            meet in a happier and better world. *** The only true way to happiness is to walk in the paths        of virtue and honesty, and we may rest assured we will never regret the course.  *** Not the          combined wealth of words is able to eradicate the canker speck of guilt.

          "May peace spread her wings o'er thy mind."

          "Among father's writings is also a paper on 'Heaven a Place of rest; or, it is Well.' This is a        beautiful and eloquent description of the glories of heaven, and the bliss and happiness to                be there enjoyed by the finally faithful."


     Abraham Ream was a member of the St. Matthew's Congregation of the Reformed Church near Sugar Grove, Ohio and was active as an officer of this church. It is observed that in those days the subscriptions for the pastor's salaries ranged for the most part from twenty-five cents up to two dollars.  In two instances only did the amounts subscribed, reach as much as five dollars. One of these was Abraham's, the other was that of Henry Anes Hensley.  Abraham Ream also held office as township clerk and Justice of the Peace.  When twenty‑one years old he was elected first lieutenant of the Black Hawks Braves of the First Rifle Regiment, First Brigade, Seventh Division, Ohio Militia.

     When only sixteen years of age, Abraham Ream, worked for five months for the Rev. John Wagonhals and was paid at the rate of ten dollars per month.  For work done at the mill in 1840, he received thirty dollars for five month's work. In 1848 he bought thirteen bushels of cloverseed, paying at the rate of three dollars and twenty cents per bushel; and two tons of hay at four dollars per ton.  Abraham Ream owned and lived on the farm, located one half mile north of the Ream's

mill, which he purchased from Daniel Wilson, April 3, 1848.  This farm was formerly owned by George W. Brooks, whose wife, Rosan, was a daughter of Absalom Ream.

(6661) Solomon Ream 6)  b. 7‑2‑1848; m. 7‑2‑1878 (6662) Ida A. Lusk, b. 10‑12‑1859.                           3 ch.: Alma 7), Sarah 7), Ruth 7).




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(6663) Alma Eleanora Ream 7) b. 10‑8‑1887.

(6664) Sarah Lorne Ream 7) b 12-11-1890; d 1‑25‑1908.

(6665) Ruth Octave Ream 7) b. 5-6-1896.

(6666) Mary Catharine Ream 6) b. 3-23-1850; m. (6667) John S. Crook.  9 ch.: Clara 7),                          Clarence 7); John 7), Calvin 7), Charles 7), Lewis 7), Sarah 7), Edwin 7), Walter 7).

(6668) Clara Alice Crook 7) b. 3‑15‑1871, d. 2‑14 1873.

(6669) Clarence Theodore Crook 7) b. 8‑4‑1873; m. 10‑8‑1895 (6670) Lillie B. McCleery.                        4 ch.: James 8), Hilda 8), Mary 8), Glenna 8).

(6671) James Edison Crook 8) b. 8‑3‑1896.

(6672) Hilda Marvetta Crook 8) b. 5‑25‑1898.

(6673) Mary Golds Crook 8) b. 10‑26‑1899, d. 12‑22‑1900.

(6674) Glenna Louella Crook 8) b. 5‑12‑1905.

(6675) John Franklin Crook 7) b. 10‑10‑1875; m. 2‑4‑1897 (6676) Alice F. Boerstler.                               6 ch.: Paul 8), Franklin 8), Ralph 8), Charles 8), Mary 8), Carol 8).

(6677) Paul Ernest Crook 8) b. 9‑29‑1897.

(6678) Franklin Earl Crook 8) b. 12‑5‑1900.

(6679) Ralph Merlin Crook 8) b. 8‑10-1902.

(6680) Charles Lester Crook 8) b. 4‑29‑1904.

(6681) Mary Catherine Crook 8) b. 9‑22‑1905.

(6682) Carol Raymond Crook 8) b. 10‑21‑1907.

(6683) Calvin Ursinus Crook 7) b. 5‑6‑1878; m. 6‑14‑1899 (6684) Anna M. Hoffer.                                  4 ch.: Gladys 8), Muriel 8), Mabel 8), Lorne 8).

(6685) Gladys May Crook 8) b. 5‑5‑1900.

(6686) Muriel Rose Crook 8) b. 10‑28‑1902, d. 8‑6‑1903.

(6687) Mabel Irene Crook 8) b. 6‑1‑1904.

(6688) Lorne Ruth Crook 8) b. 1‑13‑1908.

(6689) Charles Ream Crook 7) b. 6‑10‑1880; m. 12‑18‑1902 (6690) Alma E. Miller.                                 2 ch.: Marie 8), John 8).

(6691) Marie Elizabeth Crook 8) b. 3‑1‑1904.

(6692) John Henry Crook 8) b. 11‑21‑1905.

(6693) Sarah Estelle Crook 7) b. 12‑11‑1882, d. 1‑21‑1883.

(6694) Lewis Homer Crook 7) b. 5‑18‑1884.

(6695) Edwin Albert Crook 7) b. 12‑4‑1886.

(6696) Walter Hale Crook 7) b. 6‑8‑1890.

(6697) Lewis Ream 6) b. 3‑10‑1853; m. (6698) Caroline Seiffert, (nee Johnson) 5 ch.: Clara 7),                 Edward 7), Mary 7), George 7), Albert 7).

(6699) Clara Amelina Ream 7) b. 7‑26‑1879, died in infancy.

(6700) Edward Hershy Ream 7) b. 7‑6‑1881; m. 4-3‑1902 (6701) Evalina Ames.

(6702) Mary Elizabeth Ream 7) b. 12‑1‑1885; m. 11‑21‑1905 (6703) George Hudson.                               1 ch.: Ruth 8).




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(6704) Ruth Lorne Hudson 8) b. 8‑6‑1905.

(6705) George Lewis Ream 7) b. 7‑29‑1891.

(6706) Albert Lee Ream 7) b. 1‑17‑1895

(6707) Charles E. Strayer 6) b. 1‑2‑1871; m. 11‑12‑1896 (6708) Maggie R. Bowers.

           1 ch.: Hazel 7).

(6709) Hazel Evelyn Strayer 7) b. 3‑7‑1899, d. 1‑12‑1900.

(6710) George Ream, Jr. 5) d 9‑17‑1842.

(6711) Rosanna Ream 5) b. 4‑27‑1826; m. 3‑28‑1844 (6712) William Stalsmith, d. 9‑7‑1889.

           9 ch.: John 6), William 6), Catharine 6), Charles 6), Emma 6), Joseph 6), Frank 6),

           Minnie 6) Callie 6). Res.: Lancaster and Lithopolis, Ohio.

(6713) John F. Stalsmith 6) b. 5‑3‑184.5; m. (6714) Mary P. Welsh.

(6715) William H. Stalsmith 6) b. 1‑7‑1847; m. 12‑13‑1868 (6715a) Emma Crumley.

(6716) Catharine Elizabeth Stalsmith 6) b. 3‑18‑1849 d. 2‑26-1852.

(6717) Charles Edwin Stalsmith 6) b. 8‑23‑1850, d. 3‑11‑1851.

(6718) Emma C. Stalsmith 6) b. 3‑15‑1852; m. 11‑27‑1870 (6719) Henry Zangmaster.

(6720) Joseph L. Stalsmith 6) b. 11‑9‑1854; m. 1‑12‑1887 (6721) Minnie Courtright.

(6722) Frank Ludwig Stalsmith 6) d. 7‑15‑1861.

(6723) Minnie E. Stalsmith 6) (twin) b. 4‑14‑1861; m. 12‑6‑1891 (6724) F. Luther Faler.   

(6725) Callie Stalsmith 6) (twin)  b. 4-14-1861; m 11‑26‑1886 (6726) Frank Sallee, d. 1‑3‑1893.               2 ch.: William 7), Edith 7).

(6727) William Sallee 7).

(6728) Edith Sallee 7) .

(6729) Jacob Ludwig Ream 5) b. 6‑5‑1827, d. 4‑7‑1855; m. 9-7-1848 (6730) Catharine Fulse

           at Lancaster, Ohio. 3 ch.: Rosannah 6), Catherine 6), Louisa 6); Catharine Fulse Ream

           m. 2nd  1863 (6731) Boze Ford. 2 ch.: Clarissa 6), Thomas 6). Jacob Ludwig  moved to                 Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, in 1851. His first two children were born at Lancaster.

(6732) Rosannah Ream 6) b. 6‑5‑1849; m. 3‑30‑1865 (6733) Hugh Hunter. Rose d. 7‑2‑1904.

           1 ch. who died young.

(6734) Catharine Caroline Ream 6) b. 2‑10-1851; unmarried . Lived at Illiopolis, Ill.

(6735) Louisa Susan Ream 6) b. 4‑7‑1852; m. 12‑3‑1873 (6736) Taylor Dickerson, and lived on a             farm near Illiopolis, Ill. No issue.

(6737) Clarissa Ford 6) died young.

(6738) Thomas Maurice Ford 6) b. 2‑5‑1867. Lived at Illiopolis, Ill.

(6739) Joseph Ream 5) b. 6‑26‑1830; m. 1st 11‑20-1851 (6740) Susan Brancher, d. 1‑26‑1896.                10 ch.: Caroline 6), Catharine 6), Joseph L. 6), Isaac B. 6), John W. 6), Daniel B. 6),

           George E. 6), Susan W. 6), Calvin 6), Frank 6). M. 2nd 1‑28‑1900 (6741) Mary                             Terpening.  Joseph 5) resided many years at Lincoln, Ill., and later at Bronaugh, Mo.

(6742) Caroline Ream 6) b. 1‑3‑1853, d. 1‑27‑1854.






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(6743) Catharine Estelle Ream 6) b. 12‑12‑1854; m. 2‑15‑1876 (6744) Miles Palmerton Manon.

           4 ch.: Joseph 7), Martin 7) Estelle 7), George 7). They moved to St. Joseph, Mo. in 1898

           and resided there.

(6745) Joseph Henry Manon 7) b. 9‑25‑1877. Res., St. Joseph Mo.

(6746) Martin Ream Manon 7) b. 12-5-1878; m. 1 ch.: Calvin  8).

(6747) Calvn Manon 8) d. 4‑8‑1908.

(6748) Estelle Manon 7) b. 5‑11‑1882, an artist.

(6749) George Washington Manon 7) b. 7‑4‑1887, d. 12‑20‑1906; an artist.

(6750) Joseph Ludwig Ream 6) b. 12‑7‑1856, a twin.

(6751) Isaac Brancher Ream 6) b. 12‑7‑1856, a twin.

(6752) John Williams Ream 6) b. 3‑14‑1858.

(6753) Daniel B. Ream 6) b. 4‑30‑1860.

(6754) George Evans Ream 6) b. 3-29-1862.

(6755) Susan Wynn Ream 6), b. 7-26‑1866; m 1‑2‑1888 (6756) Henry Edwin Jewell. Susan                      Wynn was an artist and teacher of art.  Res., Corinth, Vermont.

(6757) Calvin Branson Ream 6), b 4-13‑1869; m 2-4-1891 (6758) Nellie Loud 1 ch.: Dicy 7).                    Calvin and Dicy were killed in a railroad accident, 10‑10‑1904, en route to the World's fair             at St. Louis, Missouri.

(6759) Dicy Ream 7) b. 8‑13‑1892, d. 1904.

(6760) Frank Centennial Ream 6)  b. 6-16-1876; m. 1st. 7-10-1895 (6761) Linda Stout.

           1 ch.: Dorothy 7). M. 2nd 1-3‑1899 (6761a) Byrd Norfleet. 2 ch. Mildred 7), James 7).                  Res. Butler, Mo.

(6762) Dorothy Ream 7) b 2-15-1896, d. 10-1896

(6763) Mildred L. Ream 7) b. 7-23-1903.

(6764) James N. Ream 7) b. 5‑23‑1903.

(6765) Lewis Ream 5).

(6766) Catharine Ream 4) b. 12-17-1799, d. 11-9-1849; m. (6767) Henry A. Hensley.

           5 ch: Tobias 5), Adam 5),Jacob 5), Christian 5), Rosan 5). Henry d. 12‑26‑1891.

(6768) Tobias Hensley 5).

(6769) Adam Hensley 5).

(6770) Jacob Hensley 5).

(6771) Christian Hensley 5).

{6772) Rosan Hensley 5) m. (6773) John Bauer.

(6774) Sarah Ream 4) b. 12‑30‑1801, d. 7‑1820.


      End of the genealogy of the family of Abraham Ream's 3),  (The Miller).


(6775) Juliana Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Pa., m. 8‑10‑1761 (6776) Jacob Rupp, according               to the records of the Muddy Creek Church of Lancaster County, Pa.





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(6777) Andrew Ream 3), the drummer boy and coppersmith, b. 1763; m. (6778) Barbara                           Schwartzwaller, b. 1764. The drum which Andrew Ream, the drummer boy, beat at the                  battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, is on exhibition in the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh,                   Pennsylvania. 10 ch.: Samuel 4), John 4), Charles 4), Andrew 4), Sophia 4), Julia 4),                      Rebecca 4), Nancy 4), Sarah 4), Peter 4).



                               SON OF ABRAHAM REAM, THE TAVERN KEEPER


           IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, Andrew Ream, Sr. of Reamstown, East Cocalico                  Township, Lancaster County, and State of Pennsylvania, being old and weak in body but                of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, Blessed by the Almighty God                  for the same, do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form                    following that is to say, Principally and first of all I commend my Immortal Soul into the                 hands of God, who gave it, and my Body to the earth to be buried in a Decent and                          Christian like manner at the direction of my Executors hereinafter mentioned or named and             as to such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life.

                I give and bequeath my Real and Personal Estates in a manner and form following:          First;   I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife, Barbara Ream, all my real and Personal Estates

           as long as she live or during her Natural life time (excepting all my tools, my Executors                   shall have the right to sell them or take it by  appraisement, as they shall think proper) And             further I direct my Executors after my Wife Barbara Ream Decease, to sell my house and               lot of ground situate, lying and being in Reamstown, East Cocalico Township, County and             State aforesaid, as they think proper, and to give a good and lawful Deed for the same                    unto the purchaser, and all my personal property as they think proper (by private or public              sale) and further I give and devise my said Executors to choose three good men to                          appraise my House and lot of ground as aforesaid, and if they think proper to take it by the             appraisement, they or any one of them shall have a right to take it and to pay it in good                   and lawful money of Pennsylvania unto my Heirs After my said Widow Decease, and the

           money arising out of my whole Estate, real and personal, shall be divided amongst all my                Heirs hereafter named (to wit) To my son Samuel Ream, one dollar, to my daughter                       Rebeca Ream, now the wife of Michael Raizor, shall have whatever my said Executors                   shall think proper and to my daughter, Nancy Ream,  now the wife of Abram Kindig, shall              have one dollar and to my  daughter, Sarah Ream, wife of Charles Smith shall have one

           dollar, and to my daughter Sophia Ream, wife of John Kraft, shall have one Dollar, their                 whole share whatever in full. And further to my son Andrew Ream, Jr., John Ream, Peter               Ream, Charles Ream and my daughter Juliana Ream, now the wife of Emanuel Wickle,                   shall be equally Divided amongst them whatever it will  be


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           left out of my Real and Personal Estates, And Lastly, I do hereby  nominate and appoint                 my Sons, Andrew Ream, Jr. Peter Ream and Charles Ream Executors of this my last Will               and Testament,  hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.

                IN WITNESS THEREOF I HAVE  HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND SEAL the                 twenty‑sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and                 forty  two.

           Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the above and within named Andrew Ream Sr.

           to be his last will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto  subscribed our               names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator.                   Andrew Ream (Seal)

           Executors Affirmed

           CYRUS REAM                               March 26, 1845.

           CURTIS REAM


           March 26, 1845.

           Entered in Book "T" Vol. I Page 560.




(6779) Samuel Ream 4).

(6780) John Ream 4) m. 5 ch.: John 5), Samuel S), Levi 5),Aaron 5), Michael 5).

(6781) John Ream 5) m. 4 ch.: D. W. 6), 1 son in Kansas and 2 daughters in Chicago, Illinois.

(6782) D. W. Ream 6) m. 1 ch.: son who is a dentist in Chicago, Illinois.

(6783) Samuel Ream 5) m. 4 sons.

(6784) Levi Ream 5).

(6785) Aaron Ream 5).

(6786) Michael Ream 5).

(6787) Charles Ream 4).

(6788} Andrew Ream, Jr. 4)

(6789) Sophia Ream 4) m (6790) John Kraft.

(6791) Julia Ream 4) m. (6792) Emanuel Wickle.

(6793) Rebeca Ream 4) m. (6794) Michael Raizor.

(6795) Nancy Ream 4) m. (6796) Abram Kindig.

(6797) Sarah Ream 4) ln. (6798) Charles Smith.

(6799) Peter Ream 4) b. 1785. 1 ch.: Jacob 5)

(6800) Jacob Ream 5) b. 1825, d. 1902; m. (6801) Julia Hoffman Duck.  1 ch.: Tildon 6).

(6802) Tilden Hendricks Ream 6) b. 1876; m. (6803) Mary Bell Bright, b. 1878.  1 ch: Helen 7).  (6804) Helen Ream 7) b 1899; m. 1924 (6805) Everett Burke Kunselman, b. 1900.

           1 ch.: Margaret 8).

(6806) Margaret Elizabeth Kunselman 8) b. 1926.


       End of the genealogy of Andrew Ream 3) and family



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(6807) Jacob Ream 3) half or full brother to Abraham Ream 3) "The miller", went to Ohio about               1802. He located on a farm about one‑half mile south of the site of Ream's Mill, on the                   Hocking River, in Fairfield County. 2 ch.: Philip 4, Jacob 4).

(6808) Philip Ream 4) m. 1 ch.: Isaac 5).  Philip owned and operated a sawmill.

(6809) Isaac Ream 5).

(6810) Jacob Ream, Jr. 4) m. (6811) Rebecca Canode Eckert.  4 ch.: Oliver 5), Susan 5),                          Margaret 5), Jacob 5).  Rebecca Canode married four times;CJacob Johnson, Jacob                       Eckert, Jacob Ream Jr. 4), and Jacob Hine.

(6812) Oliver Ream 5) m. (6813) Margaret Branum, d. 8-18-1894.  Oliver d. 2‑26‑1854.                           5 ch.: George 6), Abraham 6), Jacob 6), Quitman 6), Melissa 6).

(6814) George Ream 6).

(6815) Abraham Ream 6).

(6816) Jacob Ream 6).

(6817) Quitman Ream 6).

(6818) Melissa Ream 6).

(6819) Susan Ream 5) m. (6820) William Carpenter.

(6821) Margaret Ream 5) m. (6822) John Carpenter.

(6823) Jacob L. Ream 5) m. (6824) Rosan Ruble. He was a justice of the peace.                                        14 ch.: Lemuel 6), Laura 6), Rachel 6), Margaret 6), Melissa 6), Darius 6), Cyrus 6),                      Lydia 6), Ella 6), Jacob 6), Franklin 6), Harvey 6), Mary 6), John 6).

(6824) Lemuel G. Ream 6) m. (6825) Anna Mary Daubenmire;  9 ch.: George E. 7), John J. 7),                  Cora A. 7), Barbara Ellen 7), Frank J. 7), L. Rosann 7), Ida M. 7), William H. 7),                           Robert L. 7).

(6826) George E. Ream 7) m. (6827) Pearl Askins. 6 ch.: Harold 8), Leonard 8), Floyd 8),                        Kenneth 8), Cletus 8), Helen 8).

(6828) Harold Ream 8).

(6829) Leonard Ream 8).

(6830) Floyd Ream 8) .

(6831) Kenneth Ream 8).

(6832) Cletus Ream 8).

(6833) Helen Ream 8).

(6834) John J. Ream 7) m. (6835) Thresa Rich.

(6836) Cora A. Ream 7) m. (6837) J. Henry Snoke. 2 ch.: Earl 8), Virgie 8).

(6838) Earl Snoke 8) m. (6839) Mary Howe.

(6840) Virgie Snoke 8) m. Mr. Harris.

(6841) Barbara Ellen Ream 7) m. (6842) Charles Matheny.  4 ch.: Ralph 8), Leslie 8), Myrtle 8),               Margaret 8).

(6843) Ralph Metheny 8) m. (6844) Jessie McBroom.

(6845) Myrtle Metheny 8) m. Mr. Sutter.

(6846) Margaret Metheny 8).




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(6847) Frank J. Ream 7)  m. (6848) Mabel Pugh.

(6849) L. Rosann Ream 7) m. (6850) John Stout. 3 ch.: Thelma 8), Roy 8), Frederick 8).

(6851) Thelma Stout 8).

(6852) Roy Stout 8).

(6853) Frederick Stout 8).

(6854) Ida M. Ream 7) m. (6855) William Lauderbaugh. 4 ch.: Lenora 8), William Dale 8),                       Ruth 8), Earl F. 8).

(6856) Lenora Lauderbaugh 8) m. Mr. Deeds.

(6857) William Dale Lauderbaugh 8) m. (6858) Estella Reed.

(6859) Ruth Lauderbaugh 8).

(6860) Earl Lauderbaugh 8) .

(6861) William H. Ream 7) m. (6862) Grace Gurile. 2 ch.: Howard 8), Doris 8).

(6863) Howard Ream 8) m. (6864) Gladys Dyder.

(6865) Doris Ream 8) m. (6866) Fred S. Mills. 1 ch.: Robert 8).

(6867) Robert William Mills 9).

(6868) Robert L. Ream 7).

(6869) Doris Fern Ream 8) b. 8‑12‑1911; m. 11‑23‑1931 (6870 Fred Miley Mills.                                      l ch.:Robert 9).

(6871) Robert William Mills 9) b. 3-20‑1933.

(6872) Laura Urias Ream 6).

(6873) Rachel Rebecca Ream 6).

(6874) Margaret Ream 6).

(6875) Melissa Ream 6) .

(6876) Darius Ream 6).

(6877) Cyrus Ream 6).

(6878) Lydia Rosette Ream 6).

(6879) Ella Ream 6).

(6880) Jacob Eckert Ream 6).

(6881) Franklin Marion Ream 6)

(6882) Harvey Ream 6).

(6883) Mary Elizabeth Ream 6).

(6884) John Brasee Ream 6).












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                           CAPTAIN ANDREW REAM 2) AND HIS DESCENDANTS


(6886) Andrew Ream 2), a captain in the War of the American Revolution, was b. in Cocalico                   Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1737. He m. 7‑12‑1759, (6887) Susana                    Fiesser, in the Muddy Creek Church two miles east of Reamstown, Pa .                                          7 ch.: John Philip 3), John B. 3), Tobias 3), John Michael 3), John William 3), Jacob 3),                  Samuel 3).

(6888) John Philip Ream 3) died young.

(6889) John B. Ream 3) b. 1761; m. (6890) Rosanna Weitzel.  4 ch.: Catherine 4), Thomas 4),                  Mary 4), Samuel 4).  M. 2nd (6891) Elizabeth Smith.  John B. fought in the Revolutionary

           War and afterwards was a farmer in Somerset County, Pa.  Catherine Ream 4) m. (6892)                David Jennings, a farmer of Somerset County, Pa.

(6893) Thomas Ream 4) m. (6893a) Christiana ------------.  Thomas Ream, known as "Uncle                     Tinker" at the age of 70 married a girl of 15 and the day after their wedding bought her                   books and sent her to school.  She did not go however but played truant.  It is believed                   they had a son, Eli 5).

(6894) Eli Ream 5) m. (6895) Mary Ellen Wilson. 1 ch.: Richard 6).

(6896) Richard Ream 6) m. (6897) Catherine Ream. 1 ch.: John 7).

(6898) John Ream 7).

(6899) Mary Ream 4) m (6900) Michael Weyand.

(6901) Samuel W. Ream 4) b. 10‑19‑1788, d. 1874; m. (6902) Mary Ream, b. 10‑19‑1795. He                  was a farmer of near Listonville, Pa.  13 ch.: Louisa 5), Otho 5), Levi 5), James 5),                         Julianna 5), Henry 5), William 5), Maryanna 5), Jacob 5), Catharine 5), John 5), Lydia 5),               and Rosanna 5);  all born in Pennsylvania.

(6903) Louisa Ream 5) b. 4‑7‑1811; m. (6904) William Wilkins,  d. 1891.

(6905) Otho Ream 5) b. 4‑19‑1815; m. (6906) Margaret Wilkins.  Otho became a resident of                     California and was a U. S. Senator at one time.

(6907) Levi Ream 5) b. 11‑28‑1816; m. (6908) Highly King.  He moved to Osceola, Clark                        County, Iowa, where he was a farmer.  9 ch.: John 6), Norman 6), Sarah 6), Cleyon 6),                   Frank 6), George 6), Samantha 6), Mary 6), Ida 6).

(6909) John Ream 6).

(6910) Norman Bruce Ream 6) b. 1844 in Somerset County, Pa.; m.  (6911) Caroline Thompson               Putman.  Norman went to Chicago, became a financier and multimillionaire after serving in             the Civil War and receiving wounds in his leg.  9 ch.: Marion 7), Frances 7), Norman 7),                 Robert 7), Edward 7), Louis 7),  3 children died in infancy.









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(6912) Marion Buckingham Ream 7) b. 1‑9‑1877; m. 1st. 2-18-1903  (6913) Redmond Davis                    Stephens of Chicago, Illinois.  M. 2nd (6914) Anastase Vonsistsky.

(6915) Frances Moo Ream 7) b. 1‑15‑1878; m. 6‑10‑1905 (6916) John L. Kemmerer.                               4 ch.: Frances 8), John 8), Mahlon 8), Marion 8).

(6917) Frances Carolyn Kemmerer 8) b. 1907, d. 1909

(6918) John L. Kemmerer 8) b. 1911.

(6919) Mahlon S. Kemmerer 8) b. 1913.

(6920) Marion Ream Kemmerer 8) b. 1914.

(6921) Norman Putman Ream 7) m. (6922) Mary Green.

(6923) Robert Clark Ream 7) m. (6924) Mabel Wrightson.

(6925) Edward King Ream 7) m. (6926) Nellie Speed Armstrong.

(6927) Louis Marshall Ream 7) b. 7‑7‑1887; m. 1‑9‑1929 (6928) Marion Mason, b. 4‑5‑1894.                   War records; Lieutenant, U. S. Reserve Force, Class V, Flying Corps, from 11‑27‑1917 to             5‑15-1919.  2 ch.: Mary 8), Louis 8).

(6929) Mary Louise Ream 8) b. 3‑16‑1919.

(6930) Louis Marshall Ream, Jr. 8) b. 8‑25‑1921.

(6931) Sarah E. Ream 6) m. (6932) John Easton.

(6933) George Ream 6) died in his 12th year.

(6934) Samantha Ream 6) m. (6935) Moses Johnson.

(6936) Mary Ream 6) m. (6937) George Millars.

(6938) Cleyon Ream 6).

(6939) Frank Ream 6).

(6940) Ida Ream 6).

(6941) James Ream 5) b. 1818, d. 1909; m. (6942) Elinore Colburn.  He went to Iowa and                        became a  farmer near Osceola, Clark County, Iowa. 11 ch.: Chauncey 6), Caroline 6),                    Huldah 6), Sarah 6), Andrew 6), William 6), James 6), John 6), Abram 6), Charles 6),                     Harry 6).

(6943) Chauncey Ream 6) b. 1846, drummer boy in Civil War, was taken prisoner and was in                    Andersonville prison for nine months.

(6944) Caroline Ream 6) b. 1848.

(6945) Huldah Ream 6) b. 1850; m. (6946) John Saddoirs.

(6947) Sarah Ream 6) b. 1853; m. (6948) Enoch Henthom.

(6949) Andrew Ream 6) b. 1855.

(6950) William Ream 6) b. 1858.

(6951) James Ream 6) b. 1861.

(6952) John L. Ream 6) b. 1863; m. (6953) Patience Eugenia Smith.

(6954) Abram Ream 6) b. 1866.

(6955) Charles Ream 6) b. 1869, in Spanish American War.

(6956) Harry Ream 6) b. 1873.

(6957) Juliana Ream 5) b. 2‑22‑1820; m. (6958) Jesse Nichola,  d. 2-26-1895. James was a                       farmer near Connellsville, Pa.



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(6959) Henry Ream 5) b. 11‑3‑1821, d. 1‑15‑1901; m. 1st (6960) Jane McCarthy.                                     8 ch.: Marcellus 6), Charles H. 6), Mary 6), Abi 6), Ella 6), Fanny Jane 6), John H. 6),                    Clara 6).  M.2nd 1867 (6961) Almeda Hirsch, b. 1834. 4 ch.: Dr. Nina 6), Mabel Edna 6),              Leon 6), Dr. William 6). Henry Ream 5) went from Somerset County, Pa., in 1853 to                     Agency City, Wapello County, Iowa.  In 1856, he went to Dakota County, Nebraska,                     where he was a farmer for many years near Homer.  He was a famous athlete and could                  swim the Missouri River when ice was running.  He held many positions of trust and                       honor.  His first four children were born in Pennsylvania, the other eight being natives of                 Nebraska.

(6962) Marcellus M. Ream 6) b. 1848, d. 1925; m. 1871 (6963) Ladonia J. Broyhil.                                   Res., Los Angeles, Calif.  1 ch.: Edna 7).

(6964) Edna Ethel Ream 7) b. 5‑7‑1871; m. 11‑30‑1905 (6965) Clifford Roy Judd.

(6966) Charles H. Ream 6) b. 1849; m. (5967) Sina McPherson.  9 ch.

(6968) Mary Ream 6) b. 1851; m. (6969) William McBeath of Dakota City, Nebr. 2 ch.

(6970) Abi Ream 6) b. 1852, died 1853. Dakota City, Nebr.

(6971) Ella Ream 6) b. 1856, died 1858, Dakota City, Nebr.

(6972) Fanny Jane Ream 6) b. 1858; m. (6972a) Edward Easton.  Res., Dakota City, Nebr.  3 ch.

(6973) John Hendrickson Ream 6) b. 1861; m. (6974) Mattie Kincaid.                                                       Res., Dakota City, Nebr. 3 ch.

(6975) Clara Ream 6) b. 1864, died 1864.

(6976) Nina M. Ream 6) b. 5‑10‑1868; m. 1901 (6977) Earnest J. Smith. Dr. Nina M. Ream is an              attorney‑at‑law and a physician and surgeon who practices medicine in California.  She is a

           member of the staff of the Los Angeles County Hospital, the Garfield Hospital in                            Monterey Park, and the Alhambra Hospital in Alhambra. She resides in Monterey Park.                  The editor is indebted to her for much of the genealogical information relating to her                       branch of the Ream family which is given here.

(6978) Mabel Edna Ream 6) b. 6‑19‑1870, d. 5‑23‑1898; m. 1895 (6979) Earnest J. Smith, who                later m. Dr. Nina Ream. 1 ch.: Malcolm 7). Mabel Edna was a school and music teacher.                She was also a talented painter in oils.

(6980) Malcolm R. Smith 7) b. 1896.

(6981) Leon Ream 6) b. 9‑30‑1872; m. 1906 (6982) Merle E. VanValin. 2 ch.: Richard 7),                        Bettina 7).

(6983) Richard H. Ream 7) b. 1912.

(6984) Bettina Van Valin Ream 7) b. 1918.

(6985) William Roy Ream 6) b. Homer, Nebr., 2‑19‑1876. He was a physician when he joined the             army in 1915.  Later he went to a military aviation school where he won a major's                           commission and was transferred to the aviation section.  He was on a tour with the                         British‑American flying squadron when he was killed in an aeroplane crash at Effingham,                Ill., 8‑24‑1918.  He m. in 1902 (6986) Harriet Flanders.  2 ch.: William 7), and Mabel 7).





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(6937) William H. Ream 7) b. 12‑1‑1904

(6988) Mabel E. Ream 7) b. 11‑ 1907.

(6989) William Ream 5) b. 12‑19‑1823; m. (6990) Sarah McNeill.

(6991) Mary A. Ream 5) b. 11‑3‑1825; m. (6992) John McMillan.  3 ch.: Lloyd 6), Susan 6),                    Judson 6).

(6993) Lloyd McMillan 6).

(6994) Susan Ream McMillan 6) m. (6995) Jesse Liston.

(6996) Judson Ream 6).

(6997) Jacob Ream 5) b. 1827; m. (6998) Henrietta Shafford.

(6999) Catherine Ream 5) b. 1830; m. 1860 (7000) George T. Woods, b. 2-23-1821.                                 4 ch.: Ida 6), Fanny 6), Halsey 6), Robert 6).

(7001) Ida Woods 6) b. 1861. Res., Dakota City, Nebr.

(7002) Fannie Woods 6) b. 1863; m. (7003) Howard Cozier.

(7004) Halsey Woods 6) b. 1865, died young.

(7005) Robert A. Woods 6) b. 1867; m. (7006) Alice Wright.

(7007) John Ream 5) b. 6‑14‑1832, died 1832.

(7008) Lydia Ream 5) b. 6‑6‑1826, d. 12‑22‑1892, unmarried .

(7009) Rosanne Ream 5) b. 6‑2‑1838; m. (7010) William McMillan, d. 1891. Res., Atlantic,                      Iowa. 4 ch.: Mary 6), Milton 6), Wellington 6), Ella 6).

(7011) Mary McMillan 6).

(7012) Milton McMillan 6).

(7013) Wellington McMillan 6).

(7014) Ella McMillan 6).

(7015) Tobias Ream 3) b. 1768.

(7016) John Michael Ream 3) b. 1770.

(7017) John William Ream 3) b. 1772.

(7018) Jacob Ream 3) b. 1776.

(7019) Samuel Ream 3) b. 1779.


                                MUSTER ROLL  OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

                                     COMPANY OF CAPTAIN ANDREW REAM 2)


         "Return of my Second Company and Third Battalion now belonging to the Eighth Company. And Sixth Battalion Lancaster County Militia."



                                                             (7020) Andrew Ream


                                                               (7021) Henry Ream


                                                           (7022) Christian Baltzley



                                                            RIEHM FAMILY                                                        312



(7023) David Ream                                                                              (7025) Abraham Killian

(7024) Godlieb Mack


(7026) Henry Landes                                                                           (7028)    Casper Keiper

(7027) Jacob Snyder


                                                              (7029) George Ream



                                                       (7030) Andrew Ream.


(7031) Nicklaus Wolff                                                                          (7038) Jacob  Deathweiler

(7032) Nicklous Snyder                                                                       (7039)  Peter Groff

(7033) Christian Showalder                                                                  (7040)  Henry Eberly

(7034) Daniel Bowman                                                                         (7041)  George Hittebrant

(7035) Jacob Duck                                                                              (7042)  Adam Kingmaker

(7036) Jacob Leasher                                                                           (7043)  Andrew Heitler

(7037) Jacob Mohler                                                                            (7044) John Kline


                                                                   The 2nd class


(7045) Nicklaus Duck                                                                          (7053) Samuel Bowman

(7046) Michael Sherg                                                                           (7054) Jacob Hagy

(7047) Joseph Bear                                                                              (7055) Peter Sheoner

(7048) Abraham Bixler                                                                         (7056) Jacob Bucher

(7049) David Meinser                                                                          (7057) Margus Mantillius

(7050) Leonhard Keller                                                                        (7058) Jacob Schwartzweldet

(7051) William Cram                                                                            (7059) George Drout


                                                                   The 3rd Class


(7060)  Henry Mohler                                                                          (7068)  William Mellinger

(7061)  Abraham Kline                                                                         (7069)  Jacob Zentmyer

(7062)  Christian Knop                                                                         (7070)  Joseph Groff

(7063)  David Maredy                                                                          (7071)  Jacob Landes

(7064)  John Mellinger                                                                          (7072)  James Right

(7065)  John Mohler                                                                             (7073)  Cunrad Laub

(7066)  Abraham Wolf                                                                         (7074)  Jacob  Ream

(7067) Jacob Sandag




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                                                                   The 4th Class


(7075) Michael Reiter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (7082) Frederick Leader

(7076) George Merkol                                                             (7083)  John Sloth

(7077) Uly Sherg                                                                                  (7084)  George Firestone

(7078) Dewalt Meder                                                                           (7085)  Lazarus Levi

(7079) Jacob Showalder                                                                      (7086)  Joas Miller

(7080) William Wheeler                                                                        (7087)  Mardin Gleber

(7081) George Speath                                                                          (7088)  Henry Hartman


                                                                   The 5th Class


(7089) George Kunss                                                                           (7096)  John Landes

(7090) Abraham Landes                                                                       (7097)  Jacob Mishler, Jun'r.

(7091) Adam Mosser                                                                           (7098)  John Ream, Jun'r.

(7092) Joseph Leisy                                                                             (7099)  John Gear

(7093) Peter Brubacher                                                                        (7100)  Jacob Mellinger

(7094) Jacob Keller Sen'r.                                                                    (7101)  John Heffer

(7095) Samuel Groff


                                                                   The 6th Class


(7102) Bernard Geiger                                                                         (7109)Abraham Hershberger

(7103) Joseph Mishler                                                                          (7110)  Jacob Killian

(7104) Adam Epright                                                                            (7111) Jacob Rohland

(7105) Henry Hershberger                                                                    (7112)  Abraham Groff

(7106) Peter Snyder                                                                             (7113)  Jacob Beaker

(7107) Martin Mohler                                                                           (7114)  John Hingel

(7108) George Hohe                                                                            (7115)  Myls Grauly


                                                                   The 7th Class


(7116) John Martin                                                                               (7124) John Beaker

(7117) Michael Bear                                                                            (7125) Jacob Kunrath

(7118) Christian Cunrath                                                                      (7126) Joseph Spregel

(7119) Caper Sryt                                                                                (7127) Daniel Ream

(7120) John Holtry                                                                               (7128) Daniel Groff

(7121) John Bucher                                                                              (7129) Nicklous Wilt

(7122) Isac Hershberger                                                                       (7130) Christian Frantz

(7123) Henry Miller                                                                              (7131) William Showmacher




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                                                                   The 8th Class


(7133) John Sloth, se.                                                                           (7144) Jacob Groff

(7134) Peter Reyer                                                                               (7140) Abraham Rohland

(7135) David Sherg                                                                              (7146) Dames Norres

(7136) Abraham Ream                                                                         (7147) Samuel Mether

(7137) Abraham Ream  (the miller)                                                       (7148) Jacob Grantz

(7138) John Musselman                                                                        (7149) John Hart

(7139) Michael Wolff                                                                           (7150) Christian Knysly

(7140) Christian Showalder                                                                  (7151) Barnad Getz

(7141) John Mohler, Jr.                                                                        (7152) Michael Killian

(7142) Andrew Ream, Jr.                                                                     (7153) Jacob Keller

(7143) Abraham Bear


                         This return Certifyed to be a True return of my Company for Fall 1780.


                                                                                                ANDREAS  REHM, Capt.


(Copied from the Pennsylvania Archives; Fifth Series;  Volume Seven; Page 610).


                                End of the genealogy of Captain Andrew Ream 2) and family.






















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                                    MATHIAS REAM 2) AND HIS DESCENDANTS


(7154) Mathias Ream 2) born on the old Ream Homestead near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,               Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,  b.1726, d. 1789; m. (7154a) Magdalena ----------.                        Served in the Revolutionary War.  7 ch.: Barbara 3), John Frederick 3), Abraham 3),                      Daniel 3), Catherine 3), Molly 3), Susanna 3).

(7155) Barbara Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                             Pennsylvania;  m.(7156) Jacob Roth.

(7157) John Frederick Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                  Pennsylvania, 10-14-1754.  He moved to Dauphin County in 1788 and in 1796 to Center

           County, Pa.  He is recorded on the muster‑rolls as Frederick Ream but his pension was                   granted in the name of John Frederick.  He helped build Ft. Lee on the Hudson; was in the              campaign of 1776‑1777 in New Jersey; wintered at Valley Forge; and served as guard to                prisoners at Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He is also recorded on the muster‑rolls of Captain                 John Smuller's Company in 1778 and in Captain Andrew Ream's Company in  1781‑1782‑              1783.  M. 1st 11‑5‑1780 (7158) Magdaline Strauss, d. 1790. 6 ch.: Catharine 4), John 4),               Henry 4), George 4), Elizabeth 4), Samuel 4). M. 2nd 1794,(7159) Barbara Ream,                          daughter of his first cousin, Abraham Ream, son of Nicholas Ream.  10 ch.: Abraham 4),                Susan 4), Mary 4), Lydia 4), Jane 4), Mathias 4), Rebecca 4), Mary Ann 4),                                    Robert Lee 4), Barbara 4).

(7160) Catharine Ream 4) b.1781; m. (7161) George Roshel.

(7162) John Ream 4) b. 1783. Settled in Clearfield Co., Pa.

(7163) Henry Ream 4) b. 5‑9‑1785; d. 11‑20‑1842; m. 8‑2‑1815 (7164) Jane Poorman.                             8 ch.: William 5), John, 5), Henry 5), Elizabeth 5), Sarah 5), Susanna 5), David 5),                          Samuel 5).

(7165) William Ream 5) b. 9‑17‑1819; m. 2nd 9‑17‑1846 (7166) Maria Arnold, b. 5‑30‑1828.                   9 ch.: Quenton 6), Manasseh 6), Lorena 6), Emma 6), Susanna 6), Lila 6), Maggie 6),                    Florence 6), John 6).

(7167) Quenton Ream 6) b 11‑9‑1847; m. 2‑13‑1877 (7168) Phoebe Kuntz.  He  d. 9‑17‑1926;                 she  d. 2‑17‑1900.  9 ch.: Ella 7), Effie 7), Frank 7), Stanley 7), Gladys 7), Adele 7),                       Lillian 7), Miriam 7), Walter 7).

(7169) Ella Ream 7) b. 12‑30‑1877: m (7170) William Watkins.  4 ch.: Bess 8), William 8),                       Robert 8), Ella 8).

(7171) William Watkins 8).

(7172) Bess Watkins 8).

(7173) Robert Watkins 8) .

(7174) Ella Watkins 8).

(7175) Effie Ream 7) b. 2‑25‑1880; m. (7176) George Potts.  4 ch.: Marie 8), George 8),                          Gladys 8), Maxine 8).





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(7177) Marie Potts 8).

(7178) George Potts 8).

(7179) Gladys Potts 8).

(7180) Maxine Potts 8).

(7181) Frank Arnold Ream 7) b. 9‑22‑1882; m. (7182) Lois Johnson.  5 ch.: Zora 8), Juniata 8),               George 8), Arnold 8), Birdina 8).

(7183) Zora Ream 8).

(7184) Juniata Ream 8).

(7185) George Ream 8).

(7186) Arnold Ream 8).

(7187) Birdina Ream 8).

(7188) Stanley Ream 7) b. 2‑10‑1885; m. 1st (7189) Effie Stoakes.  3 ch.: John 8), Fay 8),                        Effie 8). M. 2nd (7189a) Ona Quigley.  3 ch.: Stanley 8), James 8), Helen 8).

(7190) John Ream 8).

(7191) Fay Ream 8).

(7192) Effie Ream 8).

(7193) Stanley Ream 8).

(7194) James Ream 8).

(7195) Helen Ream 8).

(7196) Gladys Ream 7) b. 10‑10‑1890; m. (7197) Gus Elmgren.  1 ch.: Vivian 8).

(7198) Vivian Elmgren 8).

(7199) Adele Ream 7) b. 6‑26‑1893; m. (7200) C. C. Smith.  3 ch.: Betty 8), Paul 8), Walter 8).

(7201) Betty Smith 8) .

(7202) Paul Smith 8) .

(7203) Walter Smith 8).

(7204) Lillian Ream 7) b. 1‑17‑1896; m. (7205) L. T. Staples.  3 ch.: Gwendolin 8), Demaris 8),                Jack 8).

(7206) Gwendolin Staples 8).

(7207) Demaris Staples 8).

(7208) Jack Staples 8).

(7209) Walter Ream 7) b. 5‑9‑1898; m. (7210) Lena Kuntz.  8 ch.: Evelyn 8), Donabel  8),                        Quenton 8), Phyllis 8), Max 8), Marjorie 8), Patricia 8), Ronald 8).

(7211) Evelyn Ream 8).

(7212) Donabel Ream 8)

(7213) Quenton Ream 8).

(7214) Phyllis Ream 8).

(7215) Max Ream 8).

(7216) Marjorie Ream 8).

(7217) Patricia Ream 8).

(7218) Ronald Ream 8).

(7219) Miriam Ream 7) b. 11‑1899; m. (7220) George Curry.  3 ch.: Max 8), Harold 8), Dana 8).



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(7221) Max Curry 8).

(7222) Harold Curry 8).

(7223) Dana Curry 8).

(7224) Manasseh A. Ream 6) b. 12‑11‑1849; m. (7225) Caroline Kuntz, d. 5‑13‑1934.                              11 ch.: Grace 7), Anna 7), Julia 7), Mary 7), Ida 7), Nellie 7), Katherine 7), Dana 7),                      Lorena 7), Edward 7), Ruth 7).

(7226) Grace Reams 7) b. 8‑25‑1873; m. (7227) James Bothwell.

(7228) Anna Reams 7) D. 3‑25‑1875; m. (7229) George Redlon.  1 ch.: Ruth 8)

(7230) Ruth Redlon 8).

(7231) Julia Reams 7) b. 2‑7‑1877, died in infancy.

(7232) Mary Reams 7) b. 12‑8‑1878; m. (7233) J. W. Shuay.  4 ch.: Theodore 8), Homer 8),                     Katherine 8), Miriam 8).

(7234) Theodore Shuay 8).

(7235) Homer Shuay 8).

(7236) Katherine Shuay 8).

(7237) Miriam Shuay 8).

(7238) Ida Reams 7) b. 1880, died in infancy.

(7239) Nellie Reams 7) b. 6‑17‑1882, died in infancy.

(7240) Katherine Reams 7) b. 1‑29‑1884: m. (7241) Vernon Mitchell. 2 ch.: Edward 8), Nellie 8).

(7242) Edward Mitchell 8) .

(7243) Nellie Mitchell 8).

(7244) Dana Reams 7) b. 8‑6‑1886; m. (7245) J. Hubbard.

(7246) Lorena Reams 7) b. 6‑15‑1888; m. (7247) Albert Smith.

(7248) Edward Reams 7) b. 7‑29‑1890; m. (7249) Imogen  Weston.  1 ch.: Virginia 8).

(7250) Virginia Reams 8).

(7251) Ruth Reams 7) b. 9‑20-1892; m. (7252) R. Anderson.

(7253) Lorena Reams 6) b. 4‑14‑1852, d. 8‑19‑1902; m. (7254) B.S. Kirk. 5 ch.: Emma 7),                       John 7), William 7), Belle 7), Florence 7).

(7255) Emma Kirk 7) b. 3‑8‑1875‑ m. (7256) Pressley Thornberg.  3 ch.: Freda 8), Lillian 8),                    Kirk 8).

(7257) Freda Thornberg 8) .

(7258) Lillian Thornberg 8) .

(7259) Kirk Thornberg 8) .

(7260) Dr. John R. Kirk 7) b. 8‑5‑1877; m. (7261) Lovina Kaus.  1 ch.: Katherine 8).

(7262) Katherine Kirk 8).

(7263) William E. Kirk 7) b. 8‑5‑1877; m. (7264) Anna Hafner.  2 ch.: Anna 8), William 8).

(7265) Anna Kirk 8).

(7266) William Kirk 8).






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(7267) Belle Thomas Kirk 7) died in infancy.

(7268) Florence Kirk 7) died in infancy.

(7269) Emma Reams 6) b. 10‑11-1854.

(7270) Susanna Reams 6) b. 9‑7‑1856.

(7271) Lila Reams 6) b. 12‑28‑1858.

(7272) Maggie Reams 6) b. 10‑20‑1864; m. 1‑1898 (7273) Johnson Kirk. 1 ch.: Wilber 7).

(7274) Wilber Kirk 7).

(7275) Florence Reams 6) b. 11‑4‑1867; m. 12‑18‑1901 (7276) L. W. Kirk. 2 ch.: Marion 7),                    Gradon 7).

(7277) Marion Kirk 7).

(7278) Gradon Kirk 7).

(7279) John Homer Reams 6) b. 8‑8‑1875; m. 1st 1‑17‑1903 (7280) Lulu Borden, b. 11‑6‑1882,               d. 9‑8‑1912. 3 ch.: Robert 7), Dorothy 7), Arthur 7). M. 2nd 3‑2‑1920 (7281) Louella                    Edinger.

(7282) Robert Borden Reams 7) b. 1‑27‑1904; m. (7283) Charlotte John.  He was U. S. Consul                to Denmark. 1 ch.: Robert 8).

(7284) Robert Borden Reams Jr. 8) b. in Johannesburg, South Africa, 8‑19‑1933.

(7285) Arthur Arnold Reams 7) b. 4-26‑1905.

(7286) Dorothy Reams 7) b. 6‑19‑1908; m. (7287) William R. Waters.

(7288) Henry Reams 5) b. 1823, d. 1899; m. (7289) Lydia Henry.  5 ch.: Joseph 6), Samuel 6),                 Lucinda 6), George 6), Emma 6).

(7290) Joseph Ream 6).

(7291) Samuel Ream 6).

(7292) Lucinda Ream 6).

(7293) George Ream 6).

(7294) Emma Ream 6).

(7295) Elizabeth Ream 5).

(7296) Sarah Ream 5).

(7297) Susanna Ream 5) m. (7298) Fred Hollopeter.

(7299) David Ream 5) b. 10‑1‑1829; m. 4‑19‑1855 (7300) Elizabeth Kunts, d. 2‑1918.                              3 ch.: Sylvester 6), Adelia 6), Elmer 6).

(7301) Sylvester Ream 6) m. (7302) Charlotte Weber. 1 ch.: Hattie 7).

(7303) Hattie Ream 7) b. 1892.

(7304) Adelia Ream 6) m. (7305) William Weisgarber. 3 ch.: Ida 7), Edna 7), Adelia 7).

(7306) Ida Weisgarber 7) m.  (7307)  John  Buys.  3  ch.:  Victor 8), Stephen 8), Anna 8).

(7308) Victor Buys 8).

(7309) Stephen Buys 8).

(7310) Anna Buys 8).






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(7311) Edna Weisgarber 7).

(7312) Adelia Weisgarber 7) m. (7313) Lieutenant Ward Dickey.

(7314) Elmer Ream 6).

(7315) Samuel Ream 5)

(7316) John Ream 5).

(7317) George Ream 4) b. 1787.

(7318) Elisabeth Ream 4) b. 1789; m. (7319) J. James McLarren of Clearfield Co., Pa.

(7320) Samuel Ream 4) b. 1790.

(7321) Abraham Ream 4) .

(7322) Susan Ream 4) b. 1797; m. (7323) Henry Price.

(7324) Mary Ream 4) b. 1799, d. 1858; m. 1820 (7325) Elias Gearheart, b. 1797, d. 1860.                        10 ch.: Catherine 5), John 5), Jackson 5), Jefferson 5), Elias 5), David 5), Christopher 5),               Barbara 5), Elizabeth 5), Mary Ann 5).

(7326) Catharine Gearheart 5) b. 1821, d. 1897; m. 1843 (7327) Rev. John G. Thompson,                         b. 1823, d. 1905. 8 ch.: John 6), Dallas 6), Sadie 6), Mary Ella 6), James 6), Isaiah 6),                    Alice 6), Laura 6).

(7328) John Wesley Thompson 6) b. 1‑26‑1846; d. 2‑9‑1918; m. 1st 1866 (7329) Isabella Dunn,               d. 1888. M. 2nd 1890 (7330) Sue Burkhart, b. 10‑6‑1861. 2 ch.: Frank 7), Edward 7), by               1st m.  John was a Civil War Veteran.

(7331) Frank L. Thompson 7) b. 12‑7‑1869, d. 3‑1‑1935; m. 10-19-1896 (7332) Mary Elizabeth                Love, d. 6‑29‑1931.

(7333) Edward E. Thompson 7) b. 10‑23‑1875; m. 1st 6‑28‑1899 (7334) Sue E. Furcron,                         b. 12‑18‑1875, d. 6‑10‑1907. M. 2nd 4-26-1912 (7335) Gertrude Mull, b. 6‑27‑1879.                    2 ch., 1 by each m.  Frank 8), Edward 8).

(7336) Frank L. Thompson 8) b. 3‑13‑1901, d. 3‑14‑1901.

(7337) Edward E. Thompson 8) b. 12‑8‑1916, d. 7‑20‑1922.

(7338) Dallas Jeremiah Thompson 6) b. 3‑20‑1847, d. 9‑20‑19115; m. 7-4-1866 (7339) Mary A.               Cornelius, b. 3‑9‑1847, d. 10‑9‑1920.  She was considered a very beautiful woman and the             best singer in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.  Dallas served in the Union army during the             entire Civil War.  Was wounded in the battle of Stone Mountain and cared for in a                          southern home.  He was at Ford's Theater  in Washington, the night President Lincoln was              shot.  4 ch.: Mary 7), Frank 7), Frederick 7), Royal 7).

(7340) Mary May Cornelius Thompson 7) b. 4‑16‑1867.   After graduating at college she became              interested in social affairs and politics, anal one of her main hobbies is genealogy, and she               has been working for years on the Ream and Williamson family tree.  I am very much

           indebted to her for the hundreds of hours of work that she has done in assisting me in the                Ream genealogy.   She married 12‑31‑1890 (7341) Warren P. Williamson, b. 10‑4‑1858.                2 ch. : Joseph 8) , Warren 8) .






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(7342) Joseph Dallas Williamson 8) b. 5‑18‑1897; m. 1932 (7343) Mabel Strickenberg,                              b. 7‑29‑1903.

(7344) Warren Pyatt Williamson II. 8) b. 5‑10‑1900; m. 2‑6‑1924 (7345) Isabel Seymour Denio,               b. 12‑14‑1903.  2 ch.: Barbara 9), Warren 9).

(7346) Barbara Marie Williamson 9) b. 5‑9‑1925.

(7347) Warren Pyatt Williamson III. 9) b. 5‑14‑1930.

(7348) Franklin Dallas Thompson 7) b. 12‑8‑1869; m. 6‑16‑1903 (7349) Sarah Barcley,                            b. 1‑7‑1876.  2 ch.: Virginia 8), Frank 8).

(7350) Virginia C. Thompson 8) b. 3‑27‑1904.

(7351) Frank D. Thompson 8) b. 7‑24‑1907.

(7352) Frederick M. Thompson 7) b. 1874, d. 1875.

(7353) Royal Eugene Thompson 7) b. 1884, d. 1899.

(7354) Sadie Thompson 6) died young.

(7355) Mary Ella Thompson 6) b. 2‑10‑1850, d. 8‑15‑1930; m. 1870 (7356) Will Acher.                           1 ch.: John 7).

(7357) John Acher 7).

(7358) James Wilson Thompson 6) m. (7359) Emma Parks.  He was killed by nitroglycerine in                  1917.  1 ch.: Frederick 7).

(7360) Frederick Thompson 7).

(7361) Isaiah Hill Thompson 6) m. (7362) Jennie Mahafey. 2 ch.: Kittie 7), Chauncy 7).

(7363) Kittie Leona Thompson 7) b. 1878, d. 12‑27‑1927; m. (7364) James Thomas Proctor,                    b. 1‑13‑1874.  6 ch.: James 8), John 8), Hood 8), Sarah 8), Jean 8), Edward 8).

(7365) James Thomas Proctor, Jr. 8) b. 10‑7‑1896, d. 10‑15‑1918; m. 1-5‑1917. 1 ch.: Ruth 9).

(7366) Ruth Jean Proctor 9) b. 10‑28‑1918.

(7367) John Robert Proctor 8) b. 10‑9‑1898; m. (7368) Henrietta Bode. 4 ch.: Bettie 9),                           Audrey 9), Jolyn 9), Carol 9).

(7369) Bettie Jean Proctor 9) b. 3‑9‑1922.

(7370) Audrey Clair Proctor 9).

(7371) Jolyn Proctor 9).

(7372) Carol Ann Proctor 9) b. 7‑15‑1934.

(7373) Hood Wynn Proctor 8) b. 3‑26‑1900; m. (7374) Nettie Giffen. 2 ch.: Vivian 9), James 9).

(7375) Vivian Violet Proctor 9) b. 11‑15‑1928.

(7376) James Giffen Proctor 9) b. 6‑11‑1930.

(7377) Sarah Jane Proctor 8) b. 10‑3‑1905; m. 11‑25‑1925 (7378) Raymond J. Royer.                               1 ch.: Sarah 9).

(7379) Sarah Jane Royer 9) b. 8‑29‑1926.

(7380) Jean Proctor 8) b. 6‑4‑1911; m. 10‑14‑1931 (7381) Edwin A. Foster, Jr.  2 ch.: Edith 9),                John 9).






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(7382) Edith Jean Foster 9) b. 1935.

(7383) John Richard Foster 9) b. 8‑29‑1936.

(7384) Edward Proctor 8) (twin to Jean) b. 6‑4‑1911, m. 1-24-1929 (7385) Grace Whitehurst.                  2 ch.: Edward 9), Robert 9).

(7386) Edward Fulton Proctor 9) b. 4‑23‑1930.

(7387) Robert Proctor 9) b. 1932.

(7388) Chauncy Thompson 7) died young.

(7389) Alice Thompson 6) m. (7390) Joe Frazer.

(7391) Laura Thompson 6).

(7392) John F. Gearheart 5) b. 9‑2‑1825; m. 4‑12‑1846 (7393) Susan Burd, b. 4‑2‑1827, d. 1892.             12 ch.: Mary 6), Charles 6), James 6), Loressa 6), Elizabeth 6), John 6), Sarah 6),                           Araminta 6), Narcissa 6), Elvira 6), Rhoda 6).

(7394) Mary Ellen Gearheart 6) b. 11‑13‑1846, d. 1‑28‑1915; m. 1-30-1867 (7395) George                      Milliron, d. 12‑28‑1924. 1 ch.: Ora 7).

(7396) Ora Milliron 7) b. 1877; m. 1896 (7397) Herman Bargerstock.  9 ch.: Gladys 8), Elmer 8),             John 8), George 8), Homer 8), Ernest 8), Ora 8), Frank 8), Babe 8).

(7398) Gladys LaRue Bargerstock 8) b. 1898; m. 1917 (7399) William Ned Grube.                                    5 ch.: Frances 9) , Melvadine 9) , Herman 9), Eugene 9), Mona 9).

(7400) Frances Eulene Grube 9) b. 1918.

(7401) Melvadine Grube 9) b. 1920.

(7402) Herman Albert Grube 9) b. 1921.

(7403) Eugene Claire Grube 9) b. 1925.

(7404) Mona Marie Grube 9) b. 1927.

(7405) Elmer Bargerstock 8).

(7406) John Bargerstock 8).

(7407) George Bargerstock 8).

(7408) Homer Bargerstock 8) .

(7409) Ernest Bargerstock 8).

(7410) Ora Bargerstock 8) .

(7411) Frank Bargerstock 8).

(7412) Babe Bargerstock 8).

(7413) Charles Simon Gearheart 6) b. 5-1-1848; m. 2-8-1873 (7414) Rose Williams.

(7415) James Randolph Gearheart 6) b. 2‑13‑1850, d. 1911; m. 1874 (7416) Emaline Miller,                     b. 1852. 1 ch.: Bessie 7).

(7417) Bessie Gearheart 7) m. (7418) Lorenzo Morrison.

(7419) Rev. Loressa Winfield Gearheart 6) b. 10‑26‑1852; m. 8-20-1873 (7420) Viola Mack.

(7421) Elizabeth Ann Gearheart 6) b. 3‑5‑1855; d. 8‑7‑1924; m. (7422) Henry H. Myer.                            8 ch.: Harry 7), William 7), Frank 7), George 7), John 7), Orrie 7), Pearl 7), Edith 7).

(7423) Harry Myer 7).

(7424) William Myer 7).




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(7425) Frank Myer 7).

(7426) George Myer 7).

(7427) John Myer 7).

(7428) Orrie Myer 7).

(7429) Pearl Myer 7)

(7430) Edith Myer 7).

(7431) John F. Gearheart 6) b. 2‑9‑1857.

(7432) Sarah Etta Gearheart 6) b. 1‑6‑1859.

(7433) Araminta Gearheart 6) b. 1‑3‑1861.

(7434) Owen W. Gearheart 6) b. 1‑7‑1863.

(7435) Narcissa C. Gearheart 6) b. 1‑26‑1865; m. 9‑25‑1885 (7436) Boyd H. Putney.                                11 ch.: Lena 7), Virda 7), Edna 7), Charles 7), Nellie 7), Anda 7), Paul 7), Walter 7),                      Owen 7), Helen 7),  one child unnamed.

(7437) Lena Goldie Putney 7) b. 1‑28‑1887; m. 6‑30‑1910 (7438) T. J. Orr. 1 ch.: Helen 8).

(7439) Helen Jean Orr 8) b. 4‑28‑1911.

(7440) Virda Via Putney 7) b. 9‑7‑1888; m. 6‑6‑1916 (7441) J. Clair Stuchel.

(7442) Edna Boyd Putney 7) b. 1‑4‑1890; m. 2‑27‑1913 (7443) Ralph Grinder.                                         3 ch.: Elizabeth 8), Ned 8), Newell 8).

(7444) Elizabeth Pauline Grinder 8) b. 8‑25‑1918.

(7445) Ned Putney Grinder 8) b. 11‑18‑1921.

(7446) Newell Ralph Grinder 8) b. 8‑4‑1924.

(7447) Charles Putney 7) b. 11‑9‑1893, d. 6‑28‑1896.

(7448) Nellie Elizabeth Putney 7) b. 6‑24‑1896.

(7449) Anda Dee Putney 7) b. 8‑13‑1898; m. 9‑28‑1929 (7450) John Paul Orr.

(7451) Paul Edwin Putney 7) b. 9‑2‑1901; m. 1‑15‑1920 (7452) Cleo Doverspike. 1 ch.: Betty 8).

(7453) Betty Jean Putney 8) b. 7‑29‑1920.

(7454) Walter Samuel Putney 7) b. 9‑15‑1903, d. 5‑8‑1925.

(7455) Owen Eugene Putney 7) b. 10‑18‑1905.

(7456) Helen Putney 7) b. 4‑28‑1911.

(7457) Elvira Gearheart 6) b. 3‑27‑1867.

(7458) Rhoda Burd Gearheart 6) b. 4‑15‑1869; m. 8‑15‑1888 (7459) Rev. P. D. Runyan,                          b. 5‑21‑1862. 5 ch.: Horace 7), Torrence 7), Menzo 7), Lloy 7), Zoe 7).

(7460) Horace H. Runyan 7) b. 10‑20‑1889; d. 2‑23‑1904.

(7461) Torrence A. Runyan 7) b. 6‑17‑1892, m. 9‑25‑1918 (7462) Minnie B. Flowers,                              b. 2‑28‑1897. 1 ch.: Torrence 8).

(7463) Torrence Leroy Runyan 8) b. 8‑27‑1919, d. 2‑9‑1920.

(7464) Menzo B. Runyan 7) b. 1‑27‑1894; m. 6‑16-1917 (7465) Florence Elwood.

(7466) Lloy M. Runyan 7) b. 5‑24‑1898; m. 1‑2‑1919 (7467) Harriet Watkinson, b. 1‑31‑1898.                 2 ch.: Rhoda 8), Dorris 8).

(7468) Rhoda Zoe Runyan 8) b. 5‑5‑1920.

(7469) Dorris H. Runyan 8) b. 1‑11‑1923.



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(7470) Zoe Gearheart Runyan 7) b. 1‑17‑1903.

(7471) Jefferson Gearheart 5) died when 3 years old.

(7472) Elias Gearheart 5) b. 1844, died when 21 years old.

(7473) David Gearheart 5) 1 ch.: Clyde 6).

(7474) Clyde Gearheart 6).

(7475) Jackson Gearheart 5).

(7476) Christopher Gearheart 5) b. 2‑17‑1837, d. 5‑17‑1921; m. 5-17-1860 (7477) Catherine                    Gaupp, b. 11‑7‑1837, d. 1‑13‑1894.

(7478) Barbara Gearheart 5) m (7479) John Fisher.

(7480) Elizabeth Gearheart 5) m. (7481) Jake Fisher.

(7482) Mary Ann Gearheart 5) m. 1‑9‑1844 (7483) James McLaughlin, b. 12‑23‑1811,                              d. 12‑30‑1870. Mary  d. 10‑13‑1859.

(7484) Lydia Ream 4) b. 10‑8‑1801, d. 7‑1870; m. 2‑13‑1823 (7485) Adam Emerick,                                b. 9‑13‑1797, d. 2‑1872. They were both buried in the Greendale Cemetery, Meadville,                  Pennsylvania.  9 ch.: Margaret 5), Isabella 5), Elizabeth 5), Barbara 5), Rebecca 5),                        David 5), Samuel 5), John 5), William 5).

(7486) Margaret Magdalene Emerick 5) b. 1‑9‑1824; m. (7487) R. Patton. 1 daughter.

(7488) Isabella Emerick 5) b. 3‑15‑1826; m. (7489) Hugh Thomson.  6 ch.: Anna 6), Jennie 6),                 Venie 6), Nellie 6), John 6), Nancy 6).

(7490) Anna Thomson 6).

(7491) Jennie Thomson 6) .

(7492) Venie Thomson 6).

(7493) Nellie Thomson 6).

(7494) John Thomson 6).

(7495) Nancy Thomson 6).

(7496) Elisabeth Emerick 5) b. 6‑28‑1828.

(7497) Barbara Anna Emerick 5) b. 1‑24‑1830, d. 9‑3‑1892; m. (7498) James C. Nelson,                           d.  8‑1857. 3 ch.: Samuel 6), Emory 6), John 6).  M. 2nd (7499) Thomas Luther Vincent,               b. 5‑31‑1837, d. 9-25-1913.  He and his wife are buried in Cochranton Cemetery,                           Pennsylvania. 5 ch.: Wilbert 6), William 6), Franklin 6), Nemiah 6), Parvin 6).

(7500) Samuel Elliott Nelson 6) b. 8‑13‑1853, d. 8‑1918;  m. (7501) Daisy Dean, daughter of                   Leslie and Nettie Dean of Carlton, Pennsylvania. (She was his cousin) 1 ch.: Samuel 7).

(7502) Samuel Eliott Nelson, Jr. 7) died in infancy.

(7503) Emory Alden Nelson 6) (baptized as Adam Emerick Nelson) b. 8‑28‑1855. Graduated                    from Allegheny College, 1879.  Retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church, living in

           Pougkeepsie, New York. M. (7504) Emma Bloomer, d. 4‑23‑1928.

(7505) John Charles Nelson 6) b. 10‑28‑1856, d. 6‑10‑1927;  m. (7506) Rebecca Etzweiler,                      d. 4‑1‑1933.






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(7507) Wilbert Vincent 6) b. 1‑18‑1861, d. 2‑9‑1861.

(7508) William Harvey Vincent, 6) b. 11‑28‑1861, d. 7‑1909; m. (7509) Elisabeth Foote.                           4 ch. Mabel 7), Florence 7), Eva 7), Ruth 7).

(7510) Mabel Anna Vincent 7) b. 4‑9‑1894; m. (7511) Claire Best.  1 ch.: Richard 8).

(7512) Richard Best 8) b. 1926.

(7513) Florence Emeline Vincent 7) b. 1895; m. (7514) Harry Stoddler.  4 ch. No data.

(7515) Eva Grace Vincent 7) b. 3‑26‑1898.

(7516) Ruth Marion Vincent 7) b. 11‑5‑1900.

(7517) Franklin Alfred Vincent 6) b. 1‑22‑1864; m. (7518) Elisabeth McCune, b. 2‑1863.                          2 ch.: Ellis 7), Anna 7).

(7519) Ellis Vincent 7) b. 7‑8‑1892, d. 1894.

(7520) Anna Margaret Vincent 7) b. 1‑1‑1894, d. 1‑23‑1926; m. (7521)  Frank Murdock.                          3 ch.: Phyllis 8), Ellis 8), Bernice 8).

(7522) Phyllis Murdock 8) b 1914

(7523) Ellis Murdock 8) b. 1917.

(7524) Bernice Murdock 8) b. 1920.

(7525) Nemiah David Vincent 6) b. 8‑24‑1866, d. 11‑23‑1918.  Buried in Kansas City, Missouri.               M. 1st 11‑13‑1893 (7526) Carrie Blanche Kline, b. 10‑30‑1871, d. 10‑12‑1896. Buried in               Cochranton Cemetery, Pennsylvania. M. 2nd (7527) Louise Clarissa Darling,                                  b. 9‑30‑1879. 1 child by his first marriage, Thomas 7).

(7528) Thomas Kenneth Vincent 7) b. 10‑3‑1895; m. 1‑11‑1924 (7529)  Ethel May Shaw,                         b. 5‑31‑1901. 1 ch. : Shirley 8).  Thomas K. Vincent is an U. S. Army Officer.

(7530) Shirley Ann Vincent 8) b. 9‑2‑1931.

(7531) Parvin Seymour Vincent 6) b. 9‑26‑1868, d. 9‑11‑1871.

(7532) William Harvey Emerick 5) b. 4‑25‑1832, d. 9‑18‑1897; m. (7533) Catherine (Kellar)                     Henderson, b. 12‑4‑1837 d. 12‑10-1907.  7 ch.: George 6), Claude 6), Charles 6),                          William 6), Mary 6), Nellie 6), Gertrude 6).

(7534) George Emerick 6).

(7535) Claude Emerick 6).

(7536) Charles Emerick 6).

(7537) William Emerick 6).

(7538) Mary Emerick 6)

(7539) Nellie Emerick 6).

(7540) Gertrude Emerick 6) .

(7541) Rebecca Emerick 5) b. 9‑4‑1834, d. 1903; m. 3‑16‑1862 (7542) John Ball, b. 4‑3‑1823.

(7543) David Emerick 5) b. 9‑20‑1836; m. (7544) Rose Generette.  3 ch.: Harry 6), Edward 6),                Bertha 6).

(7545) Harry Emerick 6).






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(7546) Edward Emerick 6).

(7547) Bertha Emerick 6).

(7548) Samuel Riem Emerick 5) b. 1‑5‑1840; d. 1‑6‑1865 at Point of Rock's Hospital. (He was a              Union Soldier)

(7549) John Alfred Emerick 5) b. 4‑10‑1842; d. 5‑1‑1864.

(7550) Jane Ream 4) b. 1803, d. 1872.

(7551) Mathias Ream 4) b. 1804; m. (7552) Sarah Crum.  Moved to Wood County, Ohio.

(7553) Rebecca Ream 4) b. 1807; m. (7554) John Durst.

(7555) Mary Ann Ream 4).

(7556) Robert Lee Ream 4) b. 1811; m. (7557) Lavina McDonald of  Hagerstown, Maryland.                   Some time after his marriage he removed to Madison, Wisconsin where his daughter                       Vinnie Ream the noted sculptress was born.

(7558) Vinnie Ream 5) b. at Madison, Wisconsin, 9‑25-1847, and educated in the public schools               and at Christian College in Missouri. When a very young woman her ability as a sculptress

           came to the attention of an older artist and she was encouraged to study art in                                 Washington, D. C.

                President Lincoln sat as a model for her and the bust which she made of him attracted                much favorable attention on account of its great likeness to him. In 1866, Congress by a                 joint resolution commissioned her to make a life sized statue of Abraham Lincoln in                        marble. She went to Italy with her parents to execute this commission and was fortunate in             securing a beautiful block of pure white Carrara marble for the statue. The finished work                was unveiled in the Capitol in Washington, January 25, 1871, with dignified and impressive             ceremonies and in the presence of many of the most notable persons in the United States,                among whom were many who had been friends and acquaintances of the martyred                          president. The statue met with immediate acclamation not only as a likeness of Abraham

           Lincoln, but also as a work of art. It represents him standing with the Emancipation                        Proclamation in his hands. The demeanor is grave and the expression of the face,                            thoughtful and benign. This statue stands today in a rotunda of the Capitol where it is                     admired daily by the hundreds of Americans who make pilgrimages to Washington.                         Another well‑known statue by Vinnie Ream is that of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut

           (1801‑1870), executed in bronze from the propeller of his flagship, the "Hartford." This                  stands in beautiful Farragut Square, a short distance northwest of the White House. Other               works by this artist are statues of "Miriam", "The West" "Sappho",  "The Spirit of the                     Carnival", also a bust in marble of Mayor Powell, now in the City Hall at Brooklyn, New                York; and a bust of Abraham Lincoln for Cornell University. She modeled from life                         portrait busts or medallions of General George V. McClellan, Thaddeus Stevens, John                    Sherman, Ezra Cornell,







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           General J. C. Fremont, T. Buchanan Read, Elihu B. Washburn, Horace Greeley, Peter                    Cooper, and other prominent Americans;  also Cardinal Atonelli, Pere Hyacinth, Franz                    Liszt, Dore and Kaulbach. Among her commissions was one from the State of Iowa to                   make a heroic statue of Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood, to be placed in the National                        Capitol.

           Vinnie Ream married (7559) Lieutenant Richard L. Hoxie, of the United States Engi-                     neers who became a Brigadier General. They lived for many years in Washington, D. C.

(7560) Barbara Ream 4) b. 1813; m. (7561) Hiram Ford.

(7562) Abraham Ream 3) m. (7563) Christiana Bender, dau. of Samuel Bender, deceased, at the                Muddy Creek Church, Lancaster County, Pa., 12‑9‑1783

(7564) Daniel Ream 3).

(7565) Catherine Ream 3).

(7566) Molly Ream 3) m.(7567) Adam Lutz.

(7568) Susanna Ream 3).



                                                       AND HIS DESCENDANTS


(7569) Nicholas Ream 2) b, on the Old Ream Homesteads near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,              Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 1774, in that county.  M. (7570) Elizabeth Reiter,                     b. 4-26-1743, daughter of (7571) Michael Reiter. M. 2nd 8‑15‑1769 (7572) Anna                           Catherine Hartman, widow of (7573) Heinrich Hartman.  8 ch.: Sarah 3), John 3),                           Abraham 3), Joseph 3), Tobias 3), Andrew 3), Julianna 3), David 3).

(7574) Sarah Ream 3) m. (7575) Philip Heft.

(7576) John Ream 3) m. 1‑18‑1768 (7577) Anna Maria Kramer.

(7578) Abraham Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                           Pennsylvania, d. in 1817. He was a resident of Berks County for some time as his                            daughters Elisabeth and Catharine were confirmed by the Rev. John Waldschmidt on                       April 17, 1785, in the Allegene Church in that county.  Later he moved to that part of                     Northumberland County which afterwards became a part of Centre County.  He was a                    farmer and owned land in the latter county and had also acquired property in eastern Ohio              which he left to his children as shown in his will which was proven in 1817.  He m.                         1st, 9‑14‑1767 (7579) Elizabeth Neidig, daughter of (7580) Adam Neidig.                                      8ch.: Elizabeth 4), Catherine 4), Barbara 4), Christiana 4), John 4), Esther 4),  Peter 4),                  Abraham 4); m. 2nd, (7581) Magdalena March (Mark).  7 ch.: Magdalena 4) , George 4) ,              Eve 4) , Sally 4), Peggy 4), David 4), Michael 4).








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                                                 WILL OF ABRAHAM REAM

                                             CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA



     IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Abraham Ream of the Township of Haines in the County of Centre and State of Pennsylvania, being in perfect health of body and of sound mind, memory and understanding (blessed be God for the same) but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit. Principally and first of all, I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the earth, to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors, hereinafter named and as to such worldly estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same, in the following manner, to wit: First it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses by duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth now Elizabeth Beamer the sum of five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania, and also I do order that in case she shall become to be a widow, in such case my executor hereinafter named shall pay unto her during her natural life every year the sum of ten pounds Pennsylvania currancy, and for the purpose aforesaid my said executors shall put the sum of one hundred and sixty six pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence of my estate out to interest on good security and the interest there of, which shall amount to ten pounds, shall be paid to my hereinafter named children viz:  Magdalena now Magdalena Wagner, George, Eve, Sally, Peggy, David and Michael during the natural life of her husband Adam Beamer if the said Elizabeth should live so long after his death the same shall be paid to the said Elizabeth if she then is alive during her natural life and after her decease the said principle sum shall be divided between the said seven children as soon as the same conveniently can be done by my said executors. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catharine now Catharine Hebsler her heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land situate in the State of Ohio being the south east quarter section of section No. 27 of Township number 9 of the lands directed to be sold at Steubenville by the United States, and a bond due by John Frederick Ream to me dated the 7th day of January 1814 due the first day of June 1828 amount $100 and the sum of seventy seven dollars out of a bond of the same to me of the amount of one hundred dollars due the 1st day of June 1830. My daughter Barbara Ream hath received her full portion of my estate in the payment of a tract of land I sold and conveyed unto her husband John Frederick Ream, situate in Potter Township, Centre County.

     My daughter, Christiana now Christiana Shafer, hath received part on account of my estate and I give and bequeath unto her a bond due by the said John Frederick Ream to me due the

1st day of June 1820 of the amount of one hundred and thirty two dollars and ten cents another of the same bonds of the amount of one hundred dollars due the 1st day of June Anno Domini 1821

and of the same bonds of the amount of $100 due 1822 and the sum of eighty five dollars and eighty cents and a half out of another bond of the same amount one hundred dollars due the 1st day of June 1823.



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     My son John Ream hath received part on account of my estate, and I give and bequeath unto him the sum or fourteen dollars nineteen cents and a half out of another bond of the said Ream of the amount of $100 due the 1st day of June Anno Domini  1823 one bond of the same due the 1st day of June 1824 amount one hundred dollars and the sum of eighty three dollars and seventy one cents, out of another of the said bonds of the amount of one hundred dollars due the 1st day of June Ammo Domini 1825. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Esther now Esther McBride her heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land situate in the State of Ohio, being the south west quarter section of section number 27 of township Number nine of lands described to be sold at Steubenville by the United States, and the sum of sixty dollars and thirty eight cents and a half out of a bond of the same Ream of the amount of $100 Due the last day of June 1827. One bond due by the said Ream of the amount of one hundred dollars due the 1st day of June 1829 and the sum of seventeen dollars and fifty two cents out of a bond of the said Ream of the amount of one hundred dollars due the first day of June Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

I give and bequeath unto my Son Peter his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land situate in the State of Ohio being the south west quarter section of section number seventeen on

which the said Peter hath improved and the sum of sixteen dollars and twenty nine cents, out of a bond of the said Ream of the amount of $100 due the 1st day of June Anno Domini 1825 one

bond of the same of the amount of One Hundred dollars due the 1st day of June 1826 and the sum of thirty nine dollars and sixty one cents and a half out of a bond of the same of the amount

of $100 due the 1st day of June Anno Domini 1827. 

     I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham his heirs and assigns a certain tract of land situate in the State of Ohio, being the quarter section of section number 17 adjoining the said tract of land of my son Peter, and the sum of four dollars and fifty  seven cents and a half out of a bond of the said Ream of the amount of $100 due the 1st day of June 1830. If I should die before the United States have received full payment for the 2 half quarter sections No 17 I do order that my executor shall pay the balance. The above mentioned payment of the said bonds. I have over signed on said bonds to the respective legatees. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Magdalena whatever she might chose of my goods and chattels to keep for her use, towards house keeping also all the privileges hereafter reserved to the renters of my plantation. Concerning my plantation I do order that the same shall be rented, during the natural life of my said wife, every time for the term of three years, there shall be given by the said renters, granted and performed the following: Things and privileges during the renters terms for the use and benefit of my said wife Magdalena, to wit: She shall have the sole occupation of the new house on said premises, pasture for two cows and two calfs or haeffers  shall be given by the renters to her, they shall give her stable room for her cattle and fodder, she shall have the privilege of keeping fowls and hogs, to run at large, she shall have the privilege to have the spring house and the cellar of the old dwelling in common use with the renters, the one third part of the fruit of the orchard or fruit trees she shall have the sole occupation of the garden and the renters shall dung the same in proper manner for her use, the renters shall provide her with sufficient fire wood, to be delivered before her door by them they shall take her grain to the mill and the grist to her back




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again, they shall put in for her in suitable ground and in farmer like manner, one quarter acre with Potatoes and one quarter of an acre with flax they shall also procure unto her a riding horse, suitable for an old person as often she wants to take a ride also pasture for six or seven sheep, shall be given to her all which things and priveleges shall be given and granted each and every year, by the renters during their respective terms.  The rents shall be paid and delivered unto my said wife, Magdalena every year, and after her decease the said rents shall be paid and delivered unto my said seven children above named, viz:  Magdalena Wagener, George, Eve, Sally, Peggy, David, Michael and after the decease of my said wife, and as soon as the term of the then renter shall be determined, then it is my will and I do order and direct, that my executors hereinafter named or the survivor of them, shall as soon as conveniently may be sell and dispose of my said plantation, to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same:  and for that purpose, I do hereby authorize and empower my said executors or the survivor of them, to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as

may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, in fee simple;  And the monies arising from the same I give and bequeath unto

my said seven children, viz: the said Magdalena, George, Eve, Sally, Peggy, David and Michael, to be divided in even portions between them. All  legacies, priveleges and things ordered to be

given to my said wife Magdalena I do hereby declare to be in lien and stead of her dower at common law.

     And as touching all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real or personal of what kind and nature soever the same may be in the County of Centre aforesaid or elsewhere, I give

and devise the same unto my said Seven children viz:  Magdalena, George, Eve, Sally, Peggy, David and Michael, equally to be divided between them.  And lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my trusty friend Bernhard Wagener, of the executors of this my will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests, by me heretofore made and declaring this, and no other, to be my last will and testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 3rd day of February Anno Domini 1814.                 Abraham Ream (SEAL)


     Signed, sealed, published pronounced and declared by the said testator, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request, have subscribed as witnesses.

                                         (7582) John M. Buck           (7583) David Mark

     I, Abraham Ream, of the Township of Haines, in the County of Centre and State of Pennsylvania, do hereby make and publish this codicil to be added to my last will and testament, in manner following to wit:  Whereas I have in my said will constituted and appointed my son, George Ream, and my son in law, Bernhard Waggoner, to be my executors of the same, and whereas my said son George Ream hath removed to the State of Ohio, therefore can not attend to said executorship therefore, I do by these presents discharge the said George Ream of the said executorship, and by these presents do constitute and appoint Jacob Kryder of the said Township of Haines, in his stead to be along with the said Bernhard Waggoner, my executors of my said last will and testament.  And lastly, it is my will and I desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and


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testament aforesaid. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty first day of June Anno Domini 1817.


                                                                                                Abraham X Ream


     Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Abraham Ream as his codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament, in the presence of us who in his presence and of

    us, who, in his presence and at his request, have subscribed as witnesses.


                        John M. Buck                       David Mark.


Made from a copy certified from the record the 7th day of  October, A. D. 1927, by Harry A. Rossman, Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Centre County, Pennsylvania.































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(7584) Elizabeth Ream 4) b. 1768; m (7585) Johannes A. Bohmer.

(7586) Catharine Ream 4) b. 1770; m. (7587) W. Hebsler.

(7588) Barbara Ream 4) b. 1772; m. (7589) John Frederick Ream 3) son of Matthias Ream.                      See John Frederick Ream for descendants.

(7590) Christiana Ream 4) b. 1774; m. (7591) J. Shafer.

(7592) John Ream 4) b. 1776.

(7593) Esther Ream 4) b. 9‑25‑1778; m. (7594) H. McBride.

(7595) Peter Ream 4) b. 10‑5‑1780; m. (7596) Barbara Ann Smith.  They moved to Stark                         County, Indiana. 12 ch.

(7597) Abraham Ream 4) b. 8‑1‑1784; m. (7598) Anna Marie Wagner, daughter of (7599)                        Daniel Wagner.

(7600) Magdalena Ream 4) b. 7‑1‑1791, d. 6‑2‑1851; m. (7601) Bernard Wagner, b. 3‑4‑1783,                 d. 11‑13‑1875. 4 ch.: John 5), Mary 5), Catharine 5), Bernard 5), Rebecca 5).

(7602) John Wagner 5) b. 1813, d. 1890; m. (7603) Leah Shreffler.  5 ch.: William 6), Andrew 6),             James 6), Frances 6), Kate 6).

(7604) William Ezra Wagner 6) b. 2‑2‑1837, d. 11‑1893;  m. (7604a) Marie -------------.                            2 ch.: Howard 7), Lillian 7).

(7605) Howard Wagner 7).

(7606) Lillian Wagner 7).

(7607) Andrew H. Wagner 6) m. (7608) Charlotte Holmes.

(7609) James Wagner 6) b. 5‑14‑1843; m. (7610) Sarah Hays.  5 ch.: Elmer 7), David 7),                          Mary 7), William 7), Leah 7).

(7611) Elmer Wagner 7).

(7612) David Wagner 7) .

(7613) Mary Wagner 7).

(7614) William Wagner 7).

(7615) Leah Wagner 7).

(7616) Frances Rebecca Wagner  6)  b.  10‑19‑1838,  d.  1‑23-1926; m. (7617) J. Belmont.                       2 ch.: James 7), Blanche 7).

(7618) James Belmont 7).

(7619) Blanche Belmont 7) .

(7620) Kate Wagner 6) b. 3‑17‑1841, d. 1868; m. (7621) George Koch.

(7622) Mary Wagner 5) m. (7623) John Wolf. (She d. when her 1st child was born; ch. died also.)

(7624) Rebecca Wagner 5) b. 3‑21‑1819  m. (7625) Jacob Spangler.  6 ch.: Mary 6), Ellen 6),                   Catharine 6), Anna 6), James 6), William 6).

(7626) Mary Spangler 6) m. (7627) Martin Luther Leitzell.  2 ch.: Stuart 7), Blanche 7).

(7628) Stuart Leitzell 7) m. (7629) Cora Bigoness. 2 ch.: Frank 8), Dorothy 8).







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(7630) Frank Leitzell 8).

(7631) Dorothy Leitzell 8).

(7632) Blanche Leitzell 7) m. (7633) James Neff. 2 ch.: Sue 8), Charles 8).

(7634) Sue Neff 8).

(7635) Charles Neff  8).

(7636) Ellen Spangler 6) m. (7637) John Slack. 3 ch.

(7638) Catharine Spangler 6) m. (7639) Jacob Wagner.

(7640) Anna Spangler 6) m. (7641) Aaron Rishel. 6 sons.

(7642) James Spangler 6) m. (7643) Euphemia Fortney.  2 ch.:  John 7), Rebecca 7).

(7644) John Spangler 7).

(7645) Rebecca Spangler 7).

(7646) William Wilson Spangler 6) m. (7647) Sarah Adella Bollinger.  4 ch.: Bernard 7),                           Gertrude 7), William 7), Harry 7).

(7648) Bernard Spangler 7) m. (7649) Mary Wistar.

(7650) Gertrude Mary Spangler 7) d. 1919 or 1920.

(7651) William Ezra Spangler 7) m. (7652) Irene Palmer.

(7653) Harry Bollinger Spangler 7) m. (7654) Leota Wilkinson, d. 1936.

(7655) Catharine Wagner 5) b. 11‑5‑1825; m. (7656) Michael Strohm.  8 ch.: John 6), William 6),             Elmira 6), Sallie 6), Annie 6), James 6), Horace 6), Laura 6).

(7657) John Strohm 6) b. 1846, d. 1865.

(7658) William Strohm 6) b. 1848, d. about 1882; m. (7659) Emma Albright. 2 daughters who                  died young.

(7661) Elmira Strohm 6) b. 7‑5‑1849, d. 5‑24‑1936; m. (7662) William Alexander Kerr.                            3 ch.: Rollin 7), Kathryn 7), William 7).

(7663) Rollin Kerr 7) m. (7664) Alice Wistar.

(7665) Kathryn Kerr 7) b. 1‑1‑1876; m. 3‑14‑1906 (7666) Rev. Elmer Lynn Williams,                               b. 1‑29‑1874. 3 ch.: Laura 8), Monroe 8), Channing 8).

(7667) Laura Lynn Williams 8) b. 5‑4‑1907; m. 6‑8‑1935 (7668) Rev. Roy P. Tucker.

(7669) Monroe Pearre Williams 8) b. 8‑21‑1908; m. 2‑28‑1932 (7670) Edna Porter.

(7671) Channing Barrett Williams 8) b. 5‑21‑1915, d. 5‑8‑1936.

(7672) William Bernard Kerr 7) m. (7673) Joyce Bible.

(7674) Sallie Strohm 6) (twin) b. 1852, died in infancy.

(7675) Annie Strohm 6) (twin) b. 1852, died in infancy.

(7676) James B. Strohm 6) b. 1854, d. 1911; m. (7677) Margaret Evans.  3 ch.: Rufus 7),                          Lola 7), Margaret 7).

(7678) Rufus Tracy Strohm 7) m. (7679) Emma Litzenberg.

(7680) Lola Wagner Strohm 7) m. (7681) Albert Person.

(7682) Margaret Strohm 7) m. (7683) Ammond Burkholder.  1 ch.: Margaret 8).

(7684) Margaret Burkholder 8).





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(7685) Horace Strohm 6) b. 1860, d. about 1879.

(7686) Laura Strohm 6) b. 1865, d. 1923; m. 1st (7687) Walter Bayard. M. 2nd (7688) Frank                   Meehan.

(7689) Bernard Wagner, Jr. 5) b. 1830, d. 1850.

(7690) George Ream 4).

(7691) Eve Ream 4).

(7692) Sally Ream 4) b. 1797, d. 1831; m. 1817 (7693) Peter Wolf, b. 1796, d. 1882.                                1 ch.: John 5).

(7694) John Wolf  5) m. 1 ch.: Mary Margaret 6).

(7695) Mary Margaret Wolf  6) b. 1885; m. (7696) John Blauser.

(7697) Peggy Ream 4) b. 1799.

(7698) David Ream 4) b. 1801.

(7699) Michael Ream 4) b. 11‑8‑1803,  d. 11‑27‑1883; m. 1st (7700) Lydia Musser, b 11‑8‑1807,             d. 3‑2‑1844. M. 2nd (7701) Elizabeth March, b. 5 7‑1809, d. 7‑27‑1882.                                       8 ch.: Samuel 5), Lydia 5), John 5), Hannah 5), Rebecca 5), Michael 5), Susan 5),                          George 5).

(7702) Samuel Ream 5) m. (7703) Sarah Musser. 1 ch.: Harry 6).

(7704) Harry Ream 6).

(7705) Lydia Ream 5) m. (7706) Rev. Jacob Henn.

(7707) John Benjamin Ream 5) b. 11‑29‑1829, d. 8‑12‑1912; m. (7708) Susan Rishel,                                   b. 11‑3‑1829, d. 6‑3‑1898. 10 ch.: Rosetta 6), Sue 6), George 6), Sara 6), Mary 6),                   John 6), Magdalena 6), Noah 6), Caroline 6), Hannah 6).

(7709) Rosetta Ream 6) b. 9‑12‑1850, m. 1‑9‑1873 (7710) William Lose, d. 1‑26‑1892.                   Rosetta d. 3‑25‑1918. 3 ch. : Della 7), Cora 7), Katie 7). The 3 ch. and father died of                   diphtheria.

(7711) Della Lose 7) b. 1873, d. 1‑30‑1892.

(7712) Cora Lose 7) b. 1875, d. 1‑16‑1892.

(7713) Katie Lose 7) b. 1884, d. 1‑25‑1892.

(7714) Susan Alice Ream 6) b. 8‑14‑1853, d. 12‑1‑1908;  m. 8-24-1871 (7715) Emanuel White,                   b. 12‑17‑1846, d. 12‑22‑1932.  5 ch.: John 7), Ellsworth 7), Wallace 7), Mary 7),                      Virginia 7).

(7716) John B. White 7) m. (7717) Laura Runkle. 2 ch.: Blanche 8), Ruth 8).

(7718) Blanche White 8).

(7719) Ruth White 8).

(7720) Ellsworth White 7) b. 3‑14‑1874; m. 6‑18‑1895 (7721)  Minnie Steele, b. 1‑27‑1872.                         2 ch.: Ray 8), Bond 8).

(7722) Ray E. White 8) m. (7723) Laura Leitzell. 4 ch.: Jean 9), Dorothy 9), Ruth 9), Ray 9).

(7724) Jean Edna White 9) b. 11‑30‑1921.

(7725) Dorothy Lou White 9) b. 9‑12‑1928.

(7726) Ruth May White 9) b. 11‑23‑1930.

(7727) Ray Ellsworth White 9) b. 1-20-1935.



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(7728) Bond Clair White 8) b. 2‑26‑1901; m. 6‑1‑1923 (7729) Adaline Boyer.

(7730) Wallace White 7) m. (7731) Sadie Felding. 1 ch.: Eugene 8).

(7732) Eugene White 8).

(7733) Mary B. White 7) b. 1‑4‑1876, d. 9‑26‑1907; m. (7734) Charles Weader. 3 ch.: Joseph 8),              Virginia 8), Rosie 8).

(7735) Joseph Weader 8).

(7736) Virginia Weader 8).

(7737) Rosie Weader 8) m. 1 ch. d. 1930.

(7738) Virginia White 7) m. (7739) Clayton Walters. 3 or 4 ch.

(7740) George W. Ream 6) b. 4‑24‑1865, d. 4‑11‑1907; m. 8-24-1877 (7741) Anna                                   Schreckengast, b. 11‑28‑1854, d. 2‑1921.  3 ch.: Harry 7), John 7), Daniel 7).

(7742) Harry Ream 7).

(7743) John M. Ream 7) b. 2‑16‑1879; m. 11‑11‑1908 (7744) Ella Catharine Wohlbach.

(7745) Daniel P. Ream 7) b. 11‑3‑1883; m. 2‑11‑1908 (7746) Fannie C. Haffele, b. 10‑31‑1881.                5 ch.: Lewis 8), Edna 8), Marion 8), Melvin 8), Paul 8).

(7747) Lewis G. Ream 8) b. 2‑27‑1909; m. 2‑1933 (7748) Dorothea Reish, b. 7‑11‑1912.                         2 ch.: Shirley 9), Marylin 9) .

(7749) Shirley Ann Ream 9) b. 9‑3‑1933.

(7750) Marylin Yvonne Ream 9) b. 3‑22‑1935.

(7751) Edna D. Ream 8) b. 12‑19‑1910; m. 2‑1929 (7752) Clarence Haupt, b. 2‑5‑1909.                           2 ch.: Gerald 9), Nancy 9).

(7753) Gerald Benjamin Haupt 9) b 10‑16‑1929.

(7754) Nancy Diana Haupt 9) b. 4‑14‑1936.

(7755) Marian V. Ream 8) b. 4‑28‑1917.

(7756) Melvin P. Ream 8) b. 10‑31‑1920.

(7758) Paul R. Ream 8) b. 9‑8‑1924.

(7759) Harry N. Ream 7) b. 5‑1‑1887; m. 12‑17‑1905 (7760) Gertrude Viola Hagan,                                b. 5‑3‑1883. 5 ch.: Harold 8), Ralph 8), Helen 8), Dorothy 8), Merrill 8).

(7761) Harold Randal Ream 8) b. 4‑2‑1906; m. 9‑13‑1924 (7762) Ethel Freda Lyons b. 5‑7‑1907.

(7763) Ralph Ray Ream 8) b. 7‑28‑1909; m. 11‑24‑1933 (7764) Margaret Blazine.

(7765) Helen Marion Ream 8) b. 1‑19‑1914; m. 6‑11‑1935 (7766) Clarence Malvin Hoy,                          b. 6‑26‑1913.

(7767) Dorothy Arlene Ream 8) b. 5‑10‑1917.

(7768) Merrill John Ream 8) b. 4‑8‑1922.

(7769) Sara Emma Ream 6) b. 2‑25‑1857, d. 5‑6‑1857.

(7770) Mary L. Ream 6) b. 5‑22‑1858, d. 1929; m. (7771) Josiah Rossman, b. 1856, d. 1927.                    6 ch.: Carrie 7), Alverda 7), John 7), Elmer 7), Cleveland 7), Abner 7).







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(7772) Alverda May Rossman 7) b. 4‑9‑1878  m. (7773) Harvey Corman, b. 12‑4‑1875.                            4 ch.: Mabel 8), Grace 8), Ray 8), Paul 8).

(7774) Mabel May Corman 8) b. 10‑8‑1902  m. (7775) Arthur Garbrick. 2 ch.: Budd 9), Jean 9).

(7776) Budd Garbrick 9) b. 10-20‑1927.

(7777) Jean May Garbrick 9) b. 1929.

(7778) Grace Corman 8) b. 10‑8‑1904; m. (7779) Professor Kermit L. Noll. 2 ch.: Kermit 9),                    Jack 9).

(7780) Kermit Noll, Jr. 9) b. 8‑4‑1932.

(7781) Jack Noll 9) b. 12‑9‑1934.

(7782) Ray Corman 8) b. 2‑28‑1910; m. (7783) Grace Stover.

(7784) Paul Corman 8) b. 7‑7‑1916.

(7785) Carrie Naomi Rossman 7) b. 11‑25‑1879, d. 3‑17‑1930;  m. 11-21-1901 (7786) John                     Sumner Burd, b 3‑28‑1879. 5 ch.: John 8), Harry 8), Mary 8), Sara 8), Grace 8).

(7787) John Burd 8) b. 11-24-1902;  m.  3-1-1931 (7788) Ardrenna Winkleblech, b. 10‑27‑1899,               d. 9‑17‑1931.

(7789) Harry Rossman Burd 8) b. 2‑28‑1905; m. 4‑6‑1934 (7790) Elaine Wolfe, d. 1-3-1909.

(7791) Mary E Burd 8) b. 6‑4‑1908; m. 4‑19‑1930 (7792) John D. Laidacker, b. 7‑6‑1899.                       1 ch.: Margaret 9).

(7793) Margaret Laidacker 9) b. 9‑19‑1935.

(7794) Sarah M. Burd 8) b. 3‑4‑1911; m. 12‑24‑1932 (7795) Ray W. Feidler, b. 10‑6‑1909.                      1 ch.: Carrie 9).

(7796) Carrie Mae Feidler 9) b. 9‑22‑1935.

(7797) Grace Rosetta Burd 8) b. 4‑19‑1917.

(7798) John B. Rossman, Jr. 7) b. 2‑22‑1881; m. (7799) Minnie Aikey, b. 2‑24‑1888.                                6 ch.: Dorothy 8), Mary 8), Harold 8), Lawrence 8), Betty 8), Pearl 8).

(7800) Dorothy Rossman 8) b. 2‑28‑1910; m. (7801) William Hoye.  2 ch.: John 9), Donald 9).

(7802) John William Hoye, Jr. 9) b. 10‑12‑1929, d. 8‑1930.

(7803) Donald Hoye 9) b. 10‑25‑1931.

(7804) Mary E. Rossman 8) b. 11‑13‑1913, d. 3‑1914.

(7805) Harold E. Rossman 8) b. 2‑10‑1915.

(7806) Lawrence E. Rossman 8) b. 2‑2‑1917, died in infancy.

(7807) Betty Ann Rossman 8) b. 5‑3‑1920.

(7808) Pearl R. Rossman 8) b. 6‑7‑1922.

(7809) Elmer Rossman 7) b. 8‑8‑1886; m. (7810) Mary Barner, b. 10-12‑1883.

(7811) Cleveland Rossman 7) b. 1883, died at the age of 13 years.

(7812) Abner Rossman 7) b. 9‑26‑1889; m. (7813) Annie Weaver.  1 ch.: Jack 8).

(7814) Jack Rossman 8).

(7815) John B. Ream, Jr. 6) b. 9‑17‑1860, d. 1‑26‑1866.






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(7816) Magdalena Ream 6) b. 4‑4-1863; m. 5‑19‑1889 (7817) Israel Spayd. 2 ch.: Della 7),                       Paul 7).

(7818) Della Susan Spayd 7) b. 6‑22‑1892; m. (7819) Edward Feltenberger. 2 ch.: Richard 8),                   Fred 8).

(7820) Richard Paul Feltenberger 8).

(7821) Fred T. Feltenberger 8).

(7822) Paul Clayton Spayd 7) b. 10‑20---- ;  m. (7823) Mary Frankenberger. 4 ch.: Russell 8),                   Dean 8), Harry 8), Charles 8).

(7824) Russell Leroy Spayd 8).

(7825) Dean Albert Spayd 8).

(7826) Harry Calvin Spayd 8).

(7827) Charles Woodrow Spayd 8).

(7828) Noah W. Ream 6) b. 10‑21‑1865; m. 8‑27‑1885 (7829) Maggie S. Weaver, b. 8‑27‑1866,              d. 1‑14‑1923. 5 ch.: Clara 7), Virdie 7), Abner 7), Katie 7), Minnie 7).

(7830) Clara May Ream 7) b. 1‑1‑1887;  m. 12‑27‑1903 (7831) James Franklin Vonada,                           b. 9‑12‑1882. 2 ch.: Paul 8), Philip 8).

(7832) Prof. Paul Vonada 8) b. 4‑4‑1904; m. 6‑28‑1927 (7833) Madaline Finkle, b. 6‑26‑1906.                 1 ch.: Paul 9).

(7834) Paul Vonada, Jr. 9) b. 1‑18‑1930.

(7835) Philip Vonada 8) b. 10‑7‑1908; m. 7‑15‑1934 (7836) Madeline Wert, b. 12‑12‑1908.                      1 ch.: Douglas 9).

(7837) Douglas Sparr Vonada 9) b. 4‑27‑1935.

(7838) Minnie Almerda Ream 7) b. 11‑17‑1888; m. 3‑26‑1935 (7839) John D. Mark.

(7840) Virdie I. Ream 7) b. 3‑12‑1891, d. 4‑1‑1899.

(7841) Abner Cleveland Ream 7) (twin) b. 4‑19‑1893, d. 8‑29‑1893.

(7842) Katie Susan Ream 7) (twin) b. 4‑19‑1893, d. 5‑20‑1893.

(7843) Caroline Ream 6) b. 11‑18‑1867; m. 5‑24‑1885 (7844) Samuel Frederick, b. 1862,                         d. 1926. 2 ch.: Cora 7), Boyd 7).

(7845) Boyd C. Frederick 7) b. 9‑20‑1885; m. (7846) Esta Forman.  2 ch.: Guy 8), Margie 8).

(7847) Guy F. Frederick 8) b. 1‑16-1929.

(7848) Margie Frederick 8) .

(7849) Cora I. Frederick 7) b. 6‑9‑1892; m. (7850) Merril J. Walker, b. 3‑27‑1890.                                   4 ch.: Carrie 8), Violet 8), Harold 8), Rosaline 8).

(7851) Carrie V. Walker 8) b. 7‑22‑1910.

(7852) Violet I. Walker 8) b. 5‑19‑1911.

(7853) Harold F. Walker 8) b. 12‑11‑1913.

(7854) Rosaline Walker 8) b. 1‑17‑1917.

(7855) Hannah Martha Ream 6) b. 4‑1‑1870, d. 3‑14‑1892.

(7856) Hannah Ream 5) m. (7857) Abraham P. Luse.  2 ch.: John 6), Emma 6).





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(7858) John Michael Luse 6) b. 8‑24‑1870; m. 12‑14‑1896 (7859) Eva Delinda Carter,                              b. 12‑9‑1875. 1 ch. Emma 7).

(7860) Emma Carter Luse 7) b. 10‑31‑1905; m. 3‑18‑1924 (7861) Stephen Alexander.                              1 ch.: Irwin 8).

(7862) Irwin Luse Alexander 8) b. 3 5‑1925.

(7863) Rebecca Ream 5) b. 8‑3‑1833, d. 9‑26‑1909, m. (7864) Daniel Homan, b. 4‑1‑1833,                      d. 8‑30‑1906.

(7865) Michael Ream, Jr. 5) b. 1‑18‑1850, d. 8‑6‑1922, m. (7866) Candace Weaver,                                 b. 2‑18‑1858. 2 ch.: William 6), Jennie 6).

(7867) William Ream 6) b. 1884; m. (7868) Lulu Belle Staples, b. 1884. 3 ch.: Dorothy 7),                        Hazel 7), Charles 7).

(7869) Dorothy Helen Ream 7) b. 1910; m. (7870) Robert E. Connelly, b. 1907.

(7871) Hazel Pearl Ream 7) b. 1912; m. (7872) Jay Schlessinger, b. 1906. 3 ch.: William 8),                      Robert 8), Paul 8).

(7873) William Francis Schlessinger 8) b. 1929.

(7874) Robert Lee Schlessinger 8) b. 1931.

(7875) Paul David Schlessinger 8) b. 1933.

(7876) Charles William Ream 7) b. 1914.

(7877) Jennie Ream 6) b. 9‑1‑1894; m. 11‑25‑1912 (7878) William Henry Breon, b. 1‑5‑1891.                  3  ch.: Florence 7), Esther 7), William 7).

(7879) Florence Beatrice Breon 7) b 10-28‑1914.

(7880) Esther Naomi Breon 7) b. 7‑15‑1924.

(7881) William Calvin Breon 7) b. 3‑29‑1928.

(7882) Susan Ream 5) b. 1845, d. 7‑3‑1933; m. (7883) Samuel Long, b. 1840, d. 1902.

(7884) George Philip Ream 5) m. (7885) Lucy Houtz. 1 ch.: John 6).

(7886) John Ream 6).

(7887) Joseph Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                               Pennsylvania.

(7888) Tobias Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                               Pennsylvania.

(7889) Andrew Ream 3) born 1758 near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                    Pennsylvania.

(7890) Julianna Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                             Pennsylvania; m. (7891) J. Fasnacht.

(7892) David Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                                Pennsylvania.

(7893) Tobias Ream 2) born on the old Ream homestead, near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,               Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1733. He was one of Pennsylvanians earliest real‑estate                men;





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           in 1760, he gave the land and laid out the town that he called Zoar, and later he was                        honored by the townsmen naming the place, Reamstown. Tobias d. 1807; m. 5‑16‑1758                  (7894) Julianna Keller, (daughter of Johannes Keller) b. 1738, d. 1824. 10 ch.: Henry 3),                Ann Maria 3), Barbara 3), Julianna 3), George 3), Christiana 3), Frederick 3), John 3),                    Catherine 3), Suszanna 3).

(7895) Henry Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                                Pennsylvania, 2‑7‑1759, d. 10‑5‑1840; m. 11-30‑1783 (7896) Julianna Rupp. He served                  five years in the Revolutionary War and was a lieutenant in Captain Andrew Ream's                        Company.  3 ch.: John 4), Sarah 4), Curtis 4).

(7897) Sarah Ream 4) b. 10‑9‑1789.

(7898) Curtis Ream 4) m. 1 ch.: Cyrus 5). Curtis and Cyrus were Justices of the Peace for many                 years in Reamstown, Pa.

(7899) Cyrus Ream 5) m. 4 ch.: Oliver 6), Barton 6), Jefferson 6), Eliza 6).

(7900) Oliver Ream 6).

(7901) Barton P. Ream 6).

(7902) Jefferson Ream 6).

(7903) Eliza Ream 6).

(7904) John Ream 4) b. 6‑26‑1794.

(7905) Anna Maria Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                       Pennsylvania;  m. (7906) Michael Weitzel .

(7907) Barbara Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                             Pennsylvania; m. 4‑8‑1871 (7908) Wilhelm Wheeler.

(7909) Julianna Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                             Pennsylvania.

(7910) George Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                              Pennsylvania, 4‑13‑1762.

(7911) Christiana Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                          Pennsylvania.

(7912) Frederick Ream 3)  born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                         Pennsylvania; m. (7913) Mary Montelius. 1 ch.: Christine 4).

(7914) Christine Ream 4) m. (7915) J. McLaughlin, d. 1857.  8 ch.: Edwin 5), Harriet 5),                          Mary 5), Frederick 5), Andrew 5), Sarah 5), Henry 5), Tobias 5).

(7916) Edwin McLaughlin 5) m. (7917) Rebecca Bonebright.  2 ch.: Harriet 6), Henry 6).

(7918) Harriet McLaughlin 6) m. (7919) W. Seyfarth. 2 ch.: Karl 7), Mac Harper 7).

(7920) Karl Seyfarth 7).

(7921) Mac Harper Seyfarth 7) m. 2 ch.: Richard 8), James 8).








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(7922) Richard Seyfarth 8).

(7923) James Cloid Seyfarth 8).

(7924) Henry B. McLaughlin 6).

(7925) Harriet McLaughlin 5).

(7926) Mary Jane McLaughlin 5).

(7927) Frederick McLaughlin 5).

(7928) Andrew McLaughlin 5).

(7929) Sarah McLaughlin 5).

(7930) Henry McLaughlin 5).

(7931) Tobias McLaughlin 5).

(7932) John Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                                  Pennsylvania.

(7933) Catherine Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                          Pennsylvania; m, (7934) George Werdenberger. 2 ch.: Samuel 4), Suzanna 4).

(7935) Samuel Werdenberger 4).   

(7936) Suzanna Werdenberger 4) b. 11‑12‑1777.   

(7937) Susanna Ream 3) b. 9‑11‑1777, d. 4‑24‑1849; m. (7938) Jacob Kafroth as his second                     wife. Jacob Kafroth's first wife was (7939) Elizabeth Gerber. They were                                          married 12-29-1778.  Jacob, b. 12‑19‑1754, d. 10‑7‑1824. Who the mother was of five                   of the six children is not known.  6 ch.: Peter 4), Juliana 4), Marie 4), Salome 4),                            Susanna 4); George 4) the son of Susanna Ream Kafroth 3).

(7940) Peter Kafroth 4).

(7941) Juliana Kafroth 4) m. (7942) Jacob Grebill.

(7943) Marie Kafroth 4) m. (7944) Samuel Johns.

(7945) Salome Kafroth 4) m. (7946) William Weiss.

(7947) George Kafroth 4) (son of Jacob and Susanna Ream Kafroth (b. 11‑29‑1803,                                 d. 7‑20‑1849; m. 11‑1831 (7948) Caroline Johns.  3 ch.: Lucy 5), Mary Jane 5),                             William 5).

(7949) Lucy Kafroth 5) b. 3‑22‑1833; m. (7950) Noah Zook.

(7951) William Kafroth 5).

(7952) Mary Jane Kafroth 5) b. 3‑21‑1835, d. 12‑3‑1918; m. 8-6-1854 (7953) George Keplinger               Regar, b. 10‑13‑1826,  d. 6‑20-1865.  5 ch.: Horace K. 6), George H. 6), Ida 6),                            Howard K. 6), Newton  6) .

(7954) Horace K. Regar 6) b. 1‑2‑1855, d. 2‑14‑1914.

(7955) George H. Regar 6) b. 2‑10‑1857, d. 6‑27‑1928; m. 11-7-1878 (7956) Louisa Insull.                      3 ch.: George B. 7), Gertrude S. 7), Howard I. 7).

(7957) George Bertram Regar 7) b. 9‑22‑1879; m. 2‑20‑1906 (7958) Louisa Marie Endebrock.

(7959) Gertrude S. Regar 7) b. 11‑1‑1882; m, (7960) Horace Lee Alexander. 3 ch.: Richard 8),                 George 8), Elizabeth 8).

(7961) Richard Alexander 8).

(7962) George Alexander 8).



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(7963) Elizabeth Alexander 8).

(7964) Howard I. Regar 7) b. 2‑5‑1884; d. 10‑8‑1928; m. (7965) Ethel  Jenkins .

(7966) Ida Regar 6) b. 7‑8‑1859; m. (7967) John D. Glass. 1 ch.: Edith 7).

(7968) Edith Glass 7) m. (7969) Charles Harper.

(7970) Howard K. Regar 6) b. 12‑16‑1861; m. (7971) Anna Eugenia Severn. 2 ch.: Gordon 7),                      Severn 7).

(7972) Gordon Regar 7) b. 1‑25‑1896; m. 10‑18‑1926 (7973) Helen Collins.                                                 2 ch.: Ann 8), Jane 8).

(7974) Ann Regar 8) b 3‑29‑1928.

(7975) Jane Regar 8) b. 5‑24‑1929.

(7976) H. Severn Regar 7) b. 5‑28‑1889; m. 6‑20‑1911 (7977) Grace Isabelle Hall. 2 ch.: Jean 8),             Charlotte 8).

(7978) Jean Regar 8) b. 7‑14‑1912; m. 2‑13‑1934 (7979) Charles E. Porter.

(7980) Charlotte Regar 8) b. 9‑7‑1913; m. 10‑21‑1933 (7981) John B. Lagarde, Jr.

(7982) Newton Regar 6).


                                                 (7983) TOBIAS REAM, 1718‑1775


     There was another Tobias Ream, living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from 1741 to 1775 who is not to be confused with Tobias the son of Eberhard Ream.  Dr. Friedrich Riehm, of Berlin, has sent us copies of records from Germany regarding this second Tobias; 

          From the archives of the Evangelic brethren at Herrnhut, Germany:CTobias Riem, born       September 27, 1718 in the Electoral Palatinate emigrated in 1741 to North America where he

married in 1745 and joined in 1749 the Community of Moravian brethren.  He died January 7,       1775, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

     The life of the above mentioned Johann Tobias Riehm and his wife are printed in the "Pfalz Am Rhein," 1933, pages 97‑98.  From this account we learn that he was born at Theisbergstegen near Kusel in the Palatinate, September 27, 1717, and died at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1775.  He arrived at Philadelphia, September 23, 1741, from Rotterdam, via Cowes, together  with emigrants from the Palatinate on board the ship, "Marlborough." He was a master mason.  On January 13, 1745, he married Martha Rietzel (Reisel) who was born at Huffelsheim in the Rhineland, February 22, 1723 and died at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1780.  He joined the Moravian Brethren, November 21, 1749.  Tobias and his wife had nine children, but little is known of them.

(7984) John Ream 2) born on the old Ream Homestead, near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,            Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1732; d. 1782.  His will in the records of Lancaster          County, does not mention his wife, but names his nine ch.: John 3), David 3), Andrew 3),             Anna Mary 3),  Suzanna 3), Julianna 3), Mary 3), Esther 3), Samuel 3).






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(7985) John Ream 3) "the hotel keeper" was either the son of Tobias 2) or John 2). Born near               Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania. 6 ch.: George 4),

           Daniel 4), Emanuel 4), Reuben 4), Edward 4), Mary 4).

(7986) George Ream 4).

(7987) Daniel Ream 4).

(7988) Emanuel Ream 4).

(7989) Reuben Ream 4).

(7990) Edward Ream 4) .

(7991) Mary Ream 4).

(7993) David Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,             Pennsylvania. At the time of the settlement of his father's estate, David was residing in                       Turkeyfoot Township, Bedford County, Pa.

(7994) Samuel Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                        Pennsylvania.

(7995) Andrew Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                       Pennsylvania. The releases signed in connection with his father's estate show him to have                been "of the borough of Harrisburg."

(7996) Anna Mary Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                  Pennsylvania.

(7997) Suzanna Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                       Pennsylvania; m. (7998) Adam Kroll.  They were residing in Berks County, at the time of                        the settlement of the estate of John Ream 2).

(7999) Julianna Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                        Pennsylvania.

(8000) Mary Eve Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,                    Pennsylvania.

(8001) Esther Ream 3) born near Reamstown, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,             Pennsylvania; m. 1795 (8002) Samuel Adams.

(8003) Susanna Ream 2) born on the old Ream homestead near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,                     Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;  m. (8004) Daniel Difft.

(8005) Adam Ream 2) born on the old Ream homestead near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,                        Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

(8006) Samuel Ream 2) born on the old Ream homestead near Reamstown, Cocalico Township,                       Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;  moved to Turkey Foot Valley, Bedford County,                         Pennsylvania.


                                                  End of genealogy of the Ream family.