Reinhart, Johannes

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Johannes Reinhart was born on September 16, 1759 in Berne. He was the son of George Freidrich Reinhart and Catharina Froelich.


Johannes was a farmer:

Military Service

Johannes served in the Revolutionary War. In his application for a pension in 1820, Johannes states that his family consists of "...a wife who is infirm, a daughter 34 who has been an invalid since her infancy and unable to perform any labors. A son fourteen and a granddaughter age 5 who has lost her mother."[1] Note: His wife was Margaret, age 56; the invalid daughter was named Catherine, born 1785/86; the 14 year old son was Adam; the 5 year old granddaughter was Lydia, whose mother is thought to have died in childbirth. DAR application accepted in 2007 for Carol Clemens using Johannes Reinhart's information. The NSDAR National number is 854450 and the Ancestor Number for Johannes Reinhart, New York, is A204610. Anyone who can trace their ancestry to Johannes can use this information to make a DAR or SAR application easier.

Marriage and Children

Johannes was married twice. First, to Sara Schaeffer on November 7, 1781, in the Lutheran Church in Schoharie, NY. She died within two years. They had no children. His second marriage was to Margaret Dietz on Oct 23, 1783. They were married in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Schoharie. Johannes and Margaret had at least 11 children: They had the following children:

  • Maria Elisabeth Reinhart b. Jan 16, 1784
  • Catherine Reinhart b. ~1785
  • John Reinhart b. Sept 5, 1785
  • David Reinhart b. May 25, 1791
  • Wilhelm Reinhart b. Jan 14, 1793
  • Henry Reinhart b. Nov 11, 1795
  • Catherine Reinhart b. Aug 1, 1797
  • Sarah Reinhart b. Sept 18,1799
  • Peter Reinhart b. May 22, 1802
  • Johan Jost Reinhart b. Nov 22, 1803
  • Adam Reinhart b. June 16, 1805


Johannes died January 12, 1844 presumably on his Switzkill Valley farm in Berne the age of 84.

Additional Media


  1. National Archives Revolutionary War Pension Records-Microfilm Roll 683, Record Number S42235; name spelled John Rynehart