Reinhart, Peter

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Peter Reinhart, a son of Johannes Reinhart, was born in Berne in 1803.[1]. His sibling were:


In early life he was a farmer, but later became a shoemaker in the village of Berne.[1]

Marriage & Children

He was twice married, his first wife being Christiana Dietz[1]
Their children:

  • Louisa Rheinhart, wife of David Ball of Berne[1]
  • Matilda Rheinhart, wife of Isaac Ball of Schoharie [1]
  • Christiana Rheinhart who died when fourteen.[1]

His second wife was Mary Ann Havens, daughter of William Havens of Knox[1]
Their children:


His last days were spend in Knox.[1]

Additional Media

Rheinhart, Alonzo L., was born in the town of Berne, July 13, 1858.

John Rheinhart, his great-grandfather, was a native of Germany and immigrated to America in 1762, settling in or about New York. When the Revolutionary war broke out he enlisted and served through the whole war.

Johannes Rheinhart, the grandfather, was born in Berne on the homestead where he was a lifelong farmer and owned a farm of 113 acres. His children were Catharine, Peter, David, William and Adam.

Peter, the father of Alonzo Rheinhart, was born in Berne in 1803. In early life he was a farmer, but later became a shoemaker in the village of Berne. His last days were spent in Knox. He was twice married, his first wife being Christiana Deitz, and their children were Louisa (wife of David Ball of Berne), Matilda (wife of Isaac Ball of Schoharie), and Christiana, who died when fourteen. His second wife was Mary Ann, daughter of William Havens of Knox, and they had the following children: Harrison, Catharine, Addison (who was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, 1860 to 1865, enlisting in Co. E, 7th N. Y. Heavy Artillery for three years, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Cold Harbor and was a prisoner in the Andersonville prison eleven months, and died in 18T0), Morgan (who served in the army the last year of the war of the Rebellion), Lucy, Irvin, Mary J. and Alonzo L.

Alonzo L. remained with his father until twenty three years of age. He attended the common schools and began life for himself as a farmer, which vocation he has since followed. In the spring of 1888 he moved to the town of Berne on his present farm of sixty acres, where he has since resided, doing general farming. In 1890 Mr. Rheinhart was elected town clerk and several times he has been called upon to represent his town and district at town, county and assembly conventions. In 1887 he married Ida, daughter of Charles G. and Margaret (Schoonmaker) Frink, and they have two children, Frank A. and Minnie. Mr. Frink, father of Mrs. Rheinhart, was a prominent man in the town of Knox, representing his town on the Board of Supervisors several terms; he was also one of the most successful farmers and at the time of his death his wealth was $50,000.

Landmarks of Albany County, New York


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Landmarks of Albany County, NY, Edited by Amasa J. Parker, Albany, NY