Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
SIMON REINBOLD, vice president
of and a heavy stockholder in the Lincoln County State Bank, is a farmer
residing four and one half miles northwest of Egypt. Born March 20,
1860, in Baden, Germany, he was the son of Mathias and Christina Reinbold,
both of whom are now dead.
Mr. Reinbold is a member of a family originally
comprising fourteen children. The names of those besides himself,
who came to America were: Andrew, deceased, Methias, George, Daniel, deceased,
Jacob, William, Katharine, deceased, and Mrs. Eva Johnson.
In June, 1880, Mr. Reinbold came to the United
States in company with his brother Andrew. Landing at New York they
proceeded to Chicago, near which city they were employed for a time on
a farm, whence they came to Minneapolis. In the spring of 1883 they
came to Missoula, Montana. In company with his wife and sister, Mr.
Reinbold came to his present farm from Missoula, in July, 1883. Here
he located a homestead and began at once to make improvements. He
was in close financial circumstances upon coming here, and was compelled
to haul freight to Sprague and Spokane in order to get a start. He
now owns about eight hundred and ten acres of land, one half of which is
good grain land, and the balance timber and pasture land. All of
his ground is under fence, in an advanced stage of improvement and well
stocked with horses, cattle and the smaller domestic animals.
December 21, 1882, Simon Reinbold was married
to Katharine E. Hass, a native of Baden, Germany. She was the daughter
of Christian and Susan Hass, both of whom died in Germany. Mrs. Reinbold
came to the United States with Mr. Reinbold's brothers, George and Daniel,
and his sister, Katharine.
Mr. Reinbold, although coming to the country
a poor man, is now one of the prosperous farmers of the county, and is
a man of extensive popularity wherever he is known. Both he and Mrs.
Reinbold are members of the Lutheran church.