b.12 Aug 1704 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland
d.12 Feb 1787 Germantown, Coventry Township, Chester, Pennsylvania
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Ulrich's farm was on west side of Schulykill River in Chester Co., Pa. about 1/2 mile below Frick's lock. 9 known children, The farm passed on to son Rev. Martin Rinehart, then to Baugh and then to David Updegrove who lived there in 1898. He and his family are listed as members of the Coventry Church Records. was originally Ulli -or- Ulrig Reinhard --in Switzerland before being Americanized Ulrich and Barbara came from Barlenburg, Germany ---boarded ship "Hope" --Rotterdam and sailed to London --arriving Philadelphia 10-17-1732 Master: Daniel Reid David Rinehart gives arrival date as Aug 28, 1733 ships list --name as spelled Ulrig Rayenhart
Elma Henning stated that Ulrich was born in Barlenburg, Germany and arrived in America on shipe Hope she doesn't give his parents--she does say his name was Uli in Switzerland --so perhaps we are still talking about the same lineage back --perhaps it was Aaron Peter or Peter Aaron ??? some reseachers place him as born Sumiswald, bern, Switzerland ---coming on ship Hope from Rotterdam to Philadelphia --- Both accounts have same birth and death dates --place of burial is same and descendants are same
the difference comes in place of birth and parents -- Aaron is the German version Peter is the Swiss version comment from Beth Moore Masters: Elma Henning was a good researcher for her time and without the availability of internet research , her work is amazingly accurate except for place of birth which was found when the ship for import to this country was found. We owe her a debt of gratitude for the work she died. from notes of Beth Moore Masters : On August 28, 1733, Ulrich and Barbara arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Hope" from Rotterdam. while at sea their first son Peter was born, He settled on a farm near the Schyylkill river in chester County, Pa, a half mile from Frick's Lock. The walls of his large stone house stood until 1989. He is buried in the Union Graveyard at Parkersford, chester Co., Pa. with the inscription on his stone :" U.R. Feb 12, 1787 821/2 Information found in the Coventry church records in East Coventry show he married 3 times, and had 9 sons, 4 each by 2 wives and one by a third wife. Information from the Latter Day Saints Library says Ulrich and his wife sailed from Rotterdam, Holland in 1733 on the ship "Hope". the ship's master was Daniel reid. The ship then stopped in Cowes, England. From there the ship sailed to America and arrived at Philadelphia Aug 28,1733. The Captain's passenger list ha Ulrich as Ulrig Rayenhart age 29, Barbra Raynhart age 23. Another spelling on both the signed oath of allegiance and the signed oath of abjuration lists is Ulrich Reinhardt. In Switzerland it was Ulli Reinhard. I have copies of the ships logs listing Ulrich and two cousins. Ulrig Wisler, Ulrig Rayenhart, and hans Crombacker. " from Robert Cumbacker ( a family genealogist): " Reinhard Family in Switzerland: the family roots have been traced to the 1500's in a village about 15 miles east of Berne (Bern); the official family Gemeinde or commune for their citizenship is "Sumiswald, Canton Bern, Switzerland." Confirmation of the family Heimatberechtigung or citizenship is confirmed in the official government record book. Familiennamenbuch Der Schweiz or Swiss Surnames, A complete registry. The actual verification that our first American emigrant Ulli Reinhard (Ulrich Rinehart) 1704-1787, was "Swiss" comes from a genealogist, Robert Crumbaker who traced his own family. This identification was proven by "triangulation" (approved genalogy technique) with other people in Switzerland and then on the ship "Hope" and in Pennsylvania. Mr Crumbaker found 4 generations of inter-marriage details in Switzerland between the Reist, Reinhard (Rinehart), Grumdbacker (Crumbaker), and Wissler (Wisler) families, from Sumiswald. These 4 families were part of the "Mennonite" or "Anabaptist" people in Switzerland. It was quite normal for these people to emigrate in groups seeking a location they could practice their religious beliefs. At this time the Berne area's officailly declared state religion was the Swiss Reform Church, Passage on the ship "Hope", daniel reid, Master (captain), which sailed from Rotterdam, stopped in Cowes (England) and officially landed in Philadelphia on Aug 28, 1733. The first 3 signatures on both the oath of allegience and the oath of abjuration lists were 1. Ulrich wissler, 2: Ulrich reinhardt, and 3. Hans Grumbacker, all cousins from Sumiswald. The passengers included 84 men plus women and children for a total of 226 people. The men were required to sign an "oath of allegiance: to the Great King of england before disembarking. The crossing from cowes was about 50 days and Mrs. Reinhardt gave birth to a son, Peter on July 17th he was a strong baby and lived until 1806 in Pa. at this time according to the Captain's passenger list, Barbar was 23 years old and Ulli was 29 years old, Please note it is common for peoples names to be spelled different ways on various records (spelling was often determined by the writer) In general the name was spelled Reinhard in Switzerland and Reinhart in America but other spellings appear on documents in America in 1700's. Also Ulli became Ulrich in America (Ulrich is equivalent to William). Changes in spelling were also influenced by english speaking people who had difficulty in pronunciation of unfamiliar german words, this led to simplification or changes in spelling as these emigrants fit into the American society, Some available genealogy information states that Ulli's wife Barbara was from Germany, but another strong possibility is that she came from a village called"Sigriswil" which is just south of Sumiswald, Canton Bern." by Robert Crumbaker from Gene Rinehart --another Reinhart family genealogist "Material from microfilm booklet -"Mannon, Clarence Alsten - composition of the Rinehart Family. Trenton, New Jersey, 1940." courtesy of Dollie Nilges, Lawndale, Cal Sept 1981 to Pansy Rinehart. The lady who corresponded with Pansy didn't copy all of it, as it was so repitious. "The landing of Ulrich and his wife was unquestionably different from that of his brother, Valentine, who arrived 20 years later, in that their first son Peter had been born on board ship as they neared the shores of America. The journey had been attended with less danger, they had arrived safely and now had a little son around which their hopes centered, whose life they sought to fit into the life of a new country. Without a doubt, having left earlier in life, they escaped much of the tyrannical oppression so prevalent in the land which they had left, especially if they were in Germany. Ulrich, with his brother-in -law, Christopher Sauer as partner, opened one of the firstm if not the first printing establishments in that part of the country, Either one or both must have had considerable experience with the trade before coming to America, for they not only did printing, but also manufactured their own paper, ink and type. It is generally understood that in this business, they became very successful. Later, probably about 1760, being persuaded by his sons, he bought 3,000 acres of land in Chester County, Pa, near Parkersford, on the west side of Schuylkill River, 1/2 mile below Frick's Locke. Where he erected a fine home and which is still standing in good condition, a large stone building which shelters a splendid spring of water, and the usual necessary outbuildings. Later, a grist and a saw mill were erected here. the land was the finest of bottomlands, watered by creek and springs and was highly productive. This land subsequently passed into the possession of his son, Rev. Martin Reinhart, then to John Baugh, to Levi Updegrove and is now owned by Roy Wells. Ulrich was a very devout Christian, and was one of the founders of the Coventry Church of Brethren or dunkard Church, the second of its denomination to be built in America. His Christian influence may be partly measured by the number of his descendants who have entered the ministry, and the Ministers of the denomination who have married the female members of this family. Writing some 85 years after the family had taken up their residence at Parkersford, in 1846, Frederick Sheeder of East vincent Township, Chester County, Pa. an uneducated man more familiar with Pa. Dutch language than with English wrote the following for the Pa Historical society Note the quaint phraseology and orthography used by Mr. Sheeder while attempting to express himself in an unfamiliar tongue. "Uhley Reinhard the grant father and great grant father of the present Reinhardt, came from Germany, he remianed about the neighborhood of Germantown when but one house stood there; then came to Coventry and took up a large lot of land on both sides of Pitchen Creek and erected building -first a house which at this time is in good repair - George- a grandson of Uhly had previously erected his first house about the Schyylkill road and lives there when he built his -occupied the house for kitchen purposes -I went on purposes to see it -its 18 x 25 ft 2 stories high - the lower story of stone, the second of hewn logs - there are extensive ends attached to each gable end - close at one side of the breast of the dam on the west side of are the crest and the saw mill and at the head of this are the buildings belonging to the woolen factory of which all with F. Sheeder, the writer of this and Kimberton - Frederick Lengenheim of your city has taken sketches of some 3-4 years since that he was here - his office in the Exchange 3rd street where you can obtain a copy of." George and his family could not give me any information as to how long the building stood as the buildings on each gable end exceeds this cantril and no date on it can be discovered but they judged it to be between 80 and 90, perhaps 100 years old. It was John the son Uhley that erected the mill, the saw mill with the assistance of his father. a son of John- Daniel, erected the woolen factory about 1810. He however, died 1816, and Samuel, the younger son of John is the present occupant. an older brother had the frist and saw mill and some of the land, he however, sold out and moved back - George Hoffman purchased of him but died within a year, George Reinhard is the owner of the old mansion and part of the place. They been of the German Baptist persuasion their meeting house this side that use to been the Swan tavern -till of late George and samuel tool with the Battle Axe" Ulrich Rinehart was buried at the Union Meeting House at Parkersford, Pa his grave is marked simply "U.R. Fe 12 1787 A 821/2
Source: FTM Family Archives Passenger and Immigration Lists Index 1500s-1900s 2000 update Cd 354 Names of foreigners who took the Oath of allegiance to the Province and State of Pa 1727-1775 Foreign Arrivals 1786-1808 Pa Archives ser.2 Vol 17 Harrisburg, Pa E.K. Meyers 1890. Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pa German Pioneers: A publication of the Original lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinkle, Norristown Oa German Society, 3 vols.; Pennsylvania German Society proceedings Vols 42-44 Source page #116.
Ulrich Rinehardt, 28 August 1733, did on this day take the Oath of Allegiance, at the court house of Philadelphia, Pa. The Raynehart family belonged to the nobility and landed classes of the several branches of several kingdoms that existed at that time. I was told by my grandfather, Josiah Rinehart, that our Rineharts came from Bavaria. In Bavaria the family of Reinhardt was granted Arms in 1590. the name means "Clean Heart". Ulrich Rinehart was the first of the family to come to America. No data has been given who the others of the family were. Not much is known of Ulrich but authors did know there were 4 sons of the first family. They did not know how many sons were in the second family but did know Rev. Martin and David. Ulrich Rinehart was married 3 times as listed on the Coventry church records. The third family was unknown. Ulrich Rinehart settled on a farm, west side of the Schuylkill river. in Chester county of Pa. a half-mile below Frick's Lock. In later years the farm was passed on to his son, Rev. Martin Rinehart, then to Baugh and then to David Updegrove who was living there in 1898. Ulrich was buried in the Union Graveyard at Parker Ford, Chester County, with the following inscription on his tombstone: U.R. Feb 12, 1787 a 821/2 Peter, Martin, and a gradson, Abraham, were preachers in the Coventry Church. Peter, Martin and John remained in Chester Co. Frederick and wife were listed on the 1770 membership record and no other data after that., Frederick and wife did remain in the county. 3, possibly 4, sons lived in Maryland. One sone lived at Westminster, one lived in western Maryland and Philip b. 1765 Pa. purchased land in Frederick county. Philip married and he had 2 grandsons, david and andrew who were minisiters in the Maryland churches of the Brethren. Ulrich Rinehart had 9 sons. from page 1 --intoduction -- Ulrich Rinehart family and Descendants 1704-1985 by Elma Henning.
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From "The Brethren Encyclopedia"; 1983; volume 2; page 1094: Reinhardt (Rinehart, Rhinehart) Family. Most Brethren Rineharts trace their ancestry to Ulrich Reinhart, who arrived in Philadelphia Aug. 28,1733, on the "Hope". He settled near Parker Ford,PA. Married three times, he had nine sons. He was one of the founders of the Coventry, PA.congregation. Three of his sons were ministers in the early Coventry area: Peter, Abraham and Martin. His three youngest sons moved to Frederick Co., MD, where their grandsons David and Andrew Reinhart were ministers. From there descendants went to W. Virginia and to Illinois by 1844. Ulrich's granddaughters married into the Urner, Switzer, Harley,Price, Pfoutz, Englar and Halderman families. The Rinehart family has been active in the Brethren congregation of southern Indiana and points west since the mid-19th century. Abraham Rinehart and David Rinehart were elders associated with Pipe Creek and Four Mile (IN) congregations. John Rinehart of the Howard (IN) congregation went with the Old German Baptist Brethren after the 1881 division. ERJ/CTD [compilers] R. B. Strassburger and W. J. Hinke, eds., "Pioneers" (1934) 1:116, 119,120; W. S. Rusk, "William Henry Rinehart, Sculptor" (1939); F. Sheeder,"History of East Vincent Twp., Chester Co., PA" PMHB 34 (1911) 201-3; "Colonial America" (1967) index; "E. Pennsylvania" (1915) index; "Maryland" (1936) 292-93, 297-98; "N. Atlantic" (1975) index; "Indiana"(1917) 418, (1952) 46, 166-67, 169, 390-91; "S. Ohio" (1920) 170; I. N.Urner, "Genealogy of the Urner Family" (1893) and "Coventry BrethrenChurch" (1898) 31, 50; "Brumbaugh-Rinehart Reunion Association" (1907); G. J. Mosgrove, "Rinehart Descendants of Johann Georg and Eliza Margretha Reinhard-1752-1954" (1954); M. G. Brumbaugh, "History GBB" (1899)293-96."
from Debbie Fain --1999 Bought 300 acres in Chester County, Pa. near Parkersford ( West side of the Schuylkill River) Built a home a 1/2 mile below Fricks Look (still stands today) Passed to son Rev. Martin. then to John Bough, then to Levi Uptigrove, the now owner is Roy Wells Ulrich was one of the Founders of the Coventry Church of Brethren (Dunkard church) second to built in America His grave is marked U.r. Feb 12, 1787, Ulrig Raynehart, age 29 and Barbra came from Germany to live in America in 1733, The Raynehart family belongs to the nobility and landed classes of the several branches of several kingdoms that existed at that time. The family Rinehart was granted arms in 1590. The name means ' clean heart ; Library of Congress catalog number 86-82662 This identification was proven by "triangulation (approved genealogy tecnique0 with other people in Switzerland and then on the ship " Hope" and in Pa. Mr Crumbaker found 4 generations of inter-marriage details in Switzerland between Reist, Reinhard, Rinehart, Grumdbacker (Crumbacker) and Wissler(Wisler) families. from Sumiswald. These 4 families were part of the "Mennonite" or "Anabaptist" people in Switzerland It was quite normal for these people to emigrate in groups seeking a location they could practive their religious beliefs. At this time the Berne areas officially declared state religion was the Swiss Reform Church. The crossing from Cowes was about 50 days and Mrs. Reinhart gave birth to a son Peter on 7-17th; he was a strong baby and lived until 1806 in Pa. At this time Barbar was 23 years old and Uli was 29. Please note it was common for peoples names to be spelled different ways on various records (spelling was determined by the writer) In general the name was spelled Reinhard in Switzerland and Rinehart in America. but other spellings do appear on documents in America in the 1700s Also Ulli became Ulrich in America (Ulrich is equivalent to William). Changes in spelling were also influenced by English speaking people who had difficulty in pronunciation of unfamiliar German words, this led to simplification or changes in spelling as these emigrants fit into the American society, Some available genealogy information states that the Ulli's wife Barbara was from Germany, but another strong possibility is that she came from a village called "Sigriswil" which is just south of Sumiswald, Canton Bern. by Robert Crumbaker.
Records from Coventry Baptist Church, Coventry Twp., Chester co., Pa He was buried in Parkersford, Chester Co., Pa Union meeting house. Religious belief : Coventry Brethren Dunkard Sect Book -- Mannon Composition of the Rinehart Family --1940 -- in St Joseph library -- Rupps thirty Thousand Germans compiled Pansy Rinehart Opened one of the first printing press establishments with his brother in law Christopher Sauer. they also manufactured their own ink,paper and type.
(Research):Immigrated August 23, 1733 Ship" Hope" of London / age 29 to Philadelphia
Resided Three-thousand acre farm in Chester County, PA