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Minich, Bradley (b. ?)

Reference: 1081

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Elizabeth, Bridge (b. 30 MAR 1880, d. 15 MAY 1976)
Reference: 1082

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Reintzel, Johan Nicholaus (b. 13 JAN 1673/74, d. 26 AUG 1769)
Reference: 1083
Note: Johan Nicholaus Reintzel
Born: Abt. January 13, 1674/75
Died: August 26, 1769
Married: Susanna Unknown

Notes:
The Reintzel Bible c. 1739 is located in the Special Collections at the
Georgetown University Library in Washington DC. Listed within it is the
family of Johan Valentine Reintzel (b. abt. 1720-1722.) It also contains
the following entry in German:
"Johan Nicholaus Reintzel was born and came into this world [13?]
January and he received Holy Baptism and died 26 August. He was buried in
the earth." [Note: "1769" is written off to the side. It is assumed that
was the year this was written, when Johan Nicholaus Reintzel died.]

Immigration Recorded:
11 Sept 1731 - Johann Nicklaus Rei[mel] on list 15 B of Palatines
imported in the Ship PENNSYLVANIA MERCHANT, John Stedman, Master, from
Rotterdam, but last from Dover. Qualified 11 Sep 1731. (#59, p.45)

Sue Dotson
Buzzybee@@prodigy.net


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Susanna, (b. ?)
Reference: 1084

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Reintzel, Johan Valentine (b. 1721)
Reference: 1085
Note: Reintzel, Johan Valentine (b. 1720-1722, d. Bet. 1790 - 1800)
Reference: 1085

[Note: Sue Dotson of Salisbury, MD is a direct descendant of Valentine
Reintzel Sr. through his son Valentine Reintzel Jr. Sue has provided the
information on the Reintzel family line. Sue's direct Reintzel line is as
follows: Johan Nicholaus Reintzel, Johan Valentine Reintzel Sr., Johan
Valentine Reintzel Jr., Samuel Reintzel b. abt 1784 Georgetown DC m. Amelia
Ball, William Henry Reintzel b. 1827 DC m. Elizabeth Ansea Faulkner, Charles
Henry Faulkner Reintzel b. 1857 DC m. Anne Elizabeth Collins, Edna Ellen
Reintzel m. Ernest Bernard Wrenn Sr., Ernest Bernard Wrenn Jr. m. Dorothy
Ruth Ross, Susan Elizabeth Wrenn m. Phillip Howard Dotson. Sue and Phil have
two children, Craig Curtis Ross Dotson and Cynthia Jean Dotson. For
additional information, questions, comments or corrections, contact Sue
Dotson Buzzybee@@prodigy.net ]

According to Sue Dotson's records, Valentine Reintzel b. 1720-1722
immigrated at age 17 to Phila., PA on the ship FRIENDSHIP on September 20,
1738. He settled in Berks Co., PA where he married Maria Sarah Riegel Bet.
1738 - 1744. Sarah was a daughter and 7th child of eight born to Johannes
Cornelig Riegel, Sr. and Anna Gertruitha Unknown. Sarah was born in 1714 in
Pfeffelbach, Rheinland, Prussia, and immigrated with her family on the ship
BRIGATINE PENNSYLVANIA MERCHANT of LONDON on September 18, 1733. Valentine
Reintzel is listed on Berks Co., PA tax lists through 1767. The family then
appears in Georgetown, MD records in the 1770s (Georgetown later became a
part of DC.)

The "Varia Collection" (reference request file) at the Georgetown Univ.
Library Special Collections contains the following notes:
"Valentine Reintzell came over from Wurttemburg in the first half of the
eighteenth century and landed at Philadelphia. His signature is in the
archives of the Harrisburg State Library affixed to the oath that all such
immigrants had to make. They were lined up in the street, and those under
16 years of age were simply counted. The others had to sign the oath of
allegiance to the Commonwealth of Pa. Valentine Reintzell had a son of the
same name. Whether the son was born in this country or brought over (while
still under 16) is not known.
The group of immigrants of which he was a member wandered from
Philadelphia through Lancaster, Frederick County, Montgomery County, and
down to Virginia....."

There is a Reintzel family Bible published in 1739 in Basil, Switzerland
that is in the Special Collections Dept. at the Georgetown University
Library in DC. All entries are in German and were translated for Sue Dotson
with help from the librarian. The Bible lists the children born to
Valentine and Sarah Reintzel [Note: 'Reintzlein' is the feminine form of
'Reintzel' in German]:
1) Andrew Reintzel. "Andreas Reintzel was born and came upon this earth
in the year Anno 1744 on the 18th day of October in the 'month of wine' and
received holy baptism." Andrew married Catherine Unknown (possibly Catarina
Kaufman) bet. June 1762 and 1768. Catherine was born abt. 1746 and died
bef. 1816. Andrew died abt. October 12, 1816. His will lists children
Jacob, Barbara, Nicholas, Benjamin, George, and Catherine.
2) Elizabeth (Maria Elizabeth) Reintzel. "Mariliss Paulet Reintzlein
was born and came upon this earth in the year Anno 1747 on the 25th day of
March in the sign of (?) and received holy baptism." Elizabeth married (1)
Jacob Mountz, s/o Jacob (Hans Jacob) Mountz and Maria Catharina Lauck, on
August 26, 1765 at the Host Church, Berks Co., PA. Their children were
Katharine, John, Jacob, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Margaret. She married (2)
John Mountz, Sr. (a brother of her first spouse, Jacob) Bet. 1776 - 1813.
She died March 03, 1832 in Georgetown, DC.
3) Margaret (Maria Margreta) Reintzel. "Maria Margreta Reintzlein was
born and came upon this earth in the year Anno 1749 on the 18th day of March
in the sign of the Lion and received holy baptism." Margaret was baptized
April 9, 1749 at the St John's (Host) Reform Church at Tulpehocken. She
married Unknown Boginriffe.
4) Anthony Reintzel. "Johan Jacob Reintzel was born and came upon this
earth in the year Anno 1751 on the 1st day of August in the sign of
'steinbuck' (Ram?) and received holy baptism." Anthony married Unknown and
according to census records must have had a son and two daughters. He was a
Justice of the Peace of Washington County, District of Columbia. Anthony
died September 13, 1817 in Georgetown, DC.
5) Infant Reintzel. "________[torn out] was born and came upon this
earth on the 6th day of August in the year Anno 1752. ______________
[something happened midday] on the 7th day of August in the year Anno 1752
and _____ was buried in the earth."
6) Jacob Reintzel. "______[torn out] Jacob Reintzel was born and came
upon this earth in the year Anno 1753 on the 26th day of October and he
received holy baptism." Jacob was baptized November 16, 1753 at the St.
John's (Host) Reform Church at Tulpehocken. He was a tanner and lived in
Colchester, VA after 1785.
7) Daniel Reintzel. "Johan Daniel Reintzel was born and came upon this
earth in the year Anno 1755 on the 3rd of November and he received holy
baptism." Daniel married Anne Robertson December 20, 1800 in Montgomery
Co., MD. He was appointed Clerk of Georgetown May 22, 1782. He was elected
Mayor of Georgetown in January 1796 and again annually 1799-1807. Daniel
was one of the first five Montgomery Co. MD commissioners in 1799. He died
December 18, 1828 in Georgetown, DC.
8) George Reintzel. "J:Jorg David Reintzel was born and came upon this
earth in the year Anno 1758 on the 23rd day of July in the sign of a fish
and received holy baptism." He died ? (bef. December 1817.)
9) Valentine Reintzel, Jr. "Johan Valentine Reintzel was born and came
upon this earth--came into this world--in the year Anno 1761, on the 26th
day of February, in the sign of the[hornung: name of a moon] Archer
(Sagittarius) and received holy baptism." Valentine married (1) Unknown,
bef. 1784, and had children Samuel (Sue Dotson's ancestor) and Valentine.
He married (2) Mary Waughop, d/o James Waughop, February 25, 1799 in St.
Mary's Co., MD. Valentine Reintzel Jr. was the first Grand Master of the
Masonic Lodge of Maryland and as such participated with George Washington in
the laying of the U.S. Capitol cornerstone in 1793. Cemetery records show
Valentine died in 1826, while Masonic records show he died abt. December 27,
1817. However, the National Archives holds a letter dated Dec. 18, 1817
from Valentine's doctor to Daniel Reintzel which describes the last 8 days
of Valentine's life, indicating Valentine died abt. December 10, 1817.
10) Mary (Maria Magdalena) Reintzel. "Maria Magdalena Reintzlein was
born and came upon the earth in the year Anno 1763 on the 27th day of March
in the sign of Virgo and received holy baptism." According to Mike Frazier,
a direct descendant, Mary married William Alexander Fraser abt. 1782 in
Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA. Their children were Richard, John, William,
Daniel, Thomas, Anthony, Elizabeth Beall, James, Sarah, John, Joseph, and
Mary. Mary Reintzel Fraser died Bet. 1820 - 1825 in Alexandria Co., DC.
11) Catherine (Maria Katarina) Reintzel. "Maria Katarina Reintzlein
was born and came upon the earth in the year of our Lord 1765 on the 15th
day of March in the sign of Aries (Ram) and received holy baptism."
Catherine married George W. Kurtz. A son was Daniel Kurtz.
12) John Reintzel. "Johannes Reintzel was born and came upon this
earth in the year of our Lord 1767 on the 21st day of January in the sign of
Libra and received holy baptism." John married Elizabeth Waughop, d/o James
Waughop (and sister of Mary who married Valentine Reintzel Jr.) on September
25, 1804 in St. Mary's Co., MD. The Masons list his date of death as 1811.

Additional Reintzel Bible entries indicate Valentine Reintzel Sr. was a son
of Johann Nicholaus Reintzel and his wife Susanna:
1) "Johan Nicholaus Reintzel was born and came into this world [13?]
January and he received Holy Baptism and died 26 August. He was buried in
the earth." [Note: "1769" is written off to the side. It is assumed that
was the year this was written, when Johan Nicholaus Reintzel died.]
2) "1772 I am 50 years old. The oldest son 28." [It is assumed that
this was written by Valentine Reintzel, Sr.]

In 1746, Valentin Reintzel was a trustee for the Blue Mt. (Zion) Reformed
Church.

In 1767, the last Berks Co., PA tax record for Valentine Reintzel shows he
paid 6 pounds tax on 100 acres of land and 2 each of horses, cattle, and
sheep.

The Reintzel family was very much into real estate. There are numerous land
records in the state of Maryland for this family. They were active in the
development of Georgetown, DC and are mentioned in many of the historical
accounts of Georgetown as having made donations of land for the church,
money to build the M Street Bridge, etc. and both Valentine of 1761 and
Daniel were quite active in the Masons and local government."

It seems from the baptismal record of Jacob and Margareth that Valentine and
Sarah were members of the Reform Church and this may be true. However, the
early records of the Catholic churches in Pennsylvania show many instances
were children had been previously baptized by a Lutheran or Reformed
minister and when a priest appeared they were baptized as Catholics. From
the family bible at Georgetown University one might conclude that they were
Lutheran. Maryland records indicate membership in the Georgetown
Presbyterian Church.

During the period from 1750 to 1763, that is during the French and Indian
War, Catholic missionaries were few in number and they do not seem to have
kept records. Perhaps they did this to protect their church members from
reprisal by the British during the war because most Catholics at that time
were German or Irish and may not have been exceptionally loyal to the
British.

While the story of the first Valentine is interesting, he is not our
ancestor and there is no evidence that this family is directly related to
Henry Reinsel. It is possible, but proof one way or another awaits more
research. These Valentines are included here because it is useful to keep
the line identified and thus to be able to separate it from other lines.
Henry Reinsel may have been a first generation immigrant as Aunt Cora says,
or it is possible that someone else, perhaps Conrad from Pine Township, the
Valentine who was naturalized in 1764, or Johan Heinrick came first. This
link is still to be discovered. It is also possible that all of these men
were siblings or cousins of the first Valentine Reintzel, but further
research is needed.

The Pine Grove Township, Berks Co., PA resident Conrad Reintzel married (1)
ELIZABETH KILLIAN May 12, 1778. She died Bef. 1785. He married (2)
CATHERINE UNKNOWN, WIDOW OF FREDERICK NESTER November 15, 1785 in Berks,
Goshenhoppen, St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Berks Co., PA. She was born
August 1708, and died April 18, 1791. He married (3) EVA POTHIN/PLOTKIN
April 23, 1792 in Swedes Church, Philadelphia, PA. Conrad Reintzel died
September 22, 1792. No birth certificate or immigration certificate has
been found for the Conrad of Pine Township. The primary clues that he may
have been an ancestor is that Henry Reinsel named a son Conrad. Also Conrad
married a Catherine Nester and the name Nester appears as the middle name of
Guy Nester Reinsel. More research is required to provide documentation one
way or the other.

A Jacob Reintzel settled in York County, Pennsylvania. A connection to
Jacob is currently unknown. In the census of 1800 Jacob Rentzel who was
over age 26 but less than 45 was counted in Paradise Township York, County,
Pennsylvania along with his wife and a daughter of 10 to 16 years old.

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Riegel, Maria Sarah (b. 1724)
Reference: 1086

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Reintzel, Andreas (b. 18 OCT 1744)
Reference: 1087

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Rensel, Josephine Elizabeth (b. 11 SEP 1889, d. 16 MAR 1964)
Reference: 1088
Note: See "The Family of James Ambrose Rensel (1868 -1946)

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Reinsel, Arthur Edward (b. 25 FEB 1929)
Reference: 1089

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Rensel, Ethel Florence (b. 22 APR 1896, d. 9 APR 1950)
Reference: 1090
Note: This family has numerous offspring not listed in this record.
See The Family of James Ambrose Rensel (1868 - 1946)

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Reintzel, Anthony (b. 1 AUG 1751)
Reference: 1091
Note: Baptized at St John's Host Reform Church at Tulpehocken on November 16 1753
Listed in Pennsylvania Births 1705-1800 Vol 1

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Reintzel, Jacob (b. 26 OCT 1753)
Reference: 1092

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Reinsel, Conrad (b. 26 OCT 1753, d. 22 SEP 1792)
Reference: 1093
Note: The Pine Grove Township, Berks Co., PA resident Conrad Reintzel married (1)
ELIZABETH KILLIAN May 12, 1778. She died Bef. 1785. He married (2)
CATHERINE UNKNOWN, WIDOW OF FREDERICK NESTER November 15, 1785 in Berks,
Goshenhoppen, St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Berks Co., PA. She was born
August 1708, and died April 18, 1791. He married (3) EVA POTHIN/PLOTKIN
April 23, 1792 in Swedes Church, Philadelphia, PA. Conrad Reintzel died
September 22, 1792. No birth certificate or immigration certificate has
been found for the Conrad of Pine Township. The primary clues that he may
have been an ancestor is that Henry Reinsel named a son Conrad. Also Conrad
married a Catherine Nester and the name Nester appears as the middle name of
Guy Nester Reinsel. More research is required to provide documentation one
way or the other.There are several references to Conrad Reinsel. Whether there was more than one Conrad who was an adult in the late 1700's is not clear. On July 23, 1777, a Conrad Reintzel took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania, during the Revolutionary War. Then there is the Conrad, who was born on Oct 26, 1753, He died Sept 22 1792.

A Conrad Reinsel was a farmer and paid 7 pounds taxes to Berks County for Pine Grove Township in 1784. Pine Grove Township is now part of Schuylkill County.

In 1785, as a widower, a Conrad Reinsel married Catherine Nester of Hereford Township, Berks County who seems to have been a widow, in the church at Goshenhoppen.Page 112 The Goshenhoppen Register List the marriage of Conrad Reintzel of Pine Township Berks County, widower, to Catherine Nester, widow on Nov 15 1785.


In 1792 a Conrad married Eva Plotkin in the Swedes Church in Philadelphia. Conrad died that same year and his estate was probated to Eva Reinsel, the widow on Sept. 22 1792. Eva Reinsel, his widow married John Drös in 1797.

A Conrad may have been a relative of Henry who was the father of John H., but I have no proof of that at this time. Because of Conrad's association with Catherine Nester, it is interesting to note that a Guy Nester Reinsel appears at Crates as an offspring of Levi Reinsel, the son of John H. Reinsel.

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Reintzel, Johan Daniel (b. 3 NOV 1755, d. 18 NOV 1828)
Reference: 1094
Note: He was the Major of Georgetown and had several appointments by Presidents for
various positions.
Valintine His brother was the First Grand Master of The Masonic Lodge of
Maryland and participated with George Washington in laying the Cornerstone of
the Capital in 1793.
Reintzel Family Bible from 1739 is at Georgetown University in the Special
Collections Department.

Daniel [Johan Daniel] Reintzel
b. Nov. 3, 1755
d. Nov. 18, 1828
bur. (1) Presbyterian Cemetery
bur. (2) Glenwood Cemetery, November 5, 1907, Masonic Circle, Site 78-79

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Reintzel, Jorg David (b. 23 JUL 1758)
Reference: 1095

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Reintzel, Johan Valentine (b. 26 FEB 1761, d. 1817)
Reference: 1096
Note: Valentine [Johan Valentine] Reintzel
b. Feb. 26, 1761
d. Dec. 27, 1817 (Masonic Records), 1826 (Cemetery Records)
bur. (1) Presbyterian Cemetery
bur. (2) Glenwood Cemetery, November 5, 1907, Masonic Circle, Site 78-79

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Reintzel, Maria Magdalena (b. 27 MAR 1763)
Reference: 1097

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Reintzel, Maria Katarine (b. 15 MAR 1765)
Reference: 1098

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Reintzel, Johannes (b. 21 JAN 1767)
Reference: 1099

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Reinsel, Rosanna Mary (b. 29 NOV 1930)
Reference: 1100

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