Family:Christoph Rinke and Christine Kuhn (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 1831 Heilgenstadt, Prussia
Census[2][7] 1870 Wayne Township, Warren, Macomb, MichiganWayne Township

The letter of granddaughter Loretta Hyde Strole states that

The Martini GED provides the following stories:

  • “Soon after the last son was born, the entire Rinke family moved from Heiligenstadt to a farm in the mountains Lake District of Ratenburg, Neu Rosenthal, East Prussia. Christoph and his seven sons worked hard and improved the property to such a degree that a man of wealth admired it and wanted it for a resort. Mr. Rinke accepted the offer and with the money received, bought passage to America for the entire family."
  • “On July 22, 1861 the entire family left Rastenburg for America,S4,S5 and on February 26, 1862, Christoph founded the Rinke family fortune on forth acres of farm land, now 31890 Hoover Road, Warren. The land was purchased from Joseph and Mary Kuhn. (It is not known if this "Kuhn" was related to Christine.) “
  • “The story was told that the six older Rinke sons joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Joseph, who was too young, joined as a drummer boy, but was sent home when they learned his true age. “
Image Gallery
  1. Robert LeFevre. Rinke GED LeFevre. (GED File, Downloaded January 24, 2003), Secondary quality.
  2. 1870 US Federal Population Census: Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, 1870, Primary quality.
  3.   Loretta Hyde Strole. Loretta Hyde Strole Letter. (Letter, April 4, 1979), 1979, Primary quality.
  4.   Audrey Martini. Rinke GED Martini. (Public Web Site, Compiled 1973), Secondary quality.
  5.   Zimmerman, Gary. German Immigrants: Lists of Passengers bound from Bremen to New York, 1855-1862, with places of origin. (Batltimore: Genealogical Publisihing Company, 1986), 1861, Secondary quality.
  6.   Gale Research. Family Tree Makers Family Archives Passenger and Immigration Lists Index 1538-1940. (Compiled Database), 1861, Secondary quality.
  7. They are living on the farm of their son Andrew. It is likely that Christopher handed the farm down to Andrew to manage.