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Reinhart, John 1825-1903 (Civil War Vet.)


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/24/2014 at 04:21:15

Elkader Register, Thur., 3 Dec. 1903.

At his home in Marion twp. at an early hour Monday morning, Nov. 30th, 1903, John Reinhardt passed away in that sleep that knows no awakening on earth. He had been suffering several months with disease incident to old age. Deceased was born in Feb., 1831, in Canton Bere. Switzerland. He came to this country about the year 1852 settling in Ohio where he resided two years. He then came to Iowa City where he was one year and then came to Marion twp., where he has since made his home.

In 1856 he married Marie Wiemmen, to them were born nine children, of whom two sons and three daughters, with the wife, survive his loss. These are Fred and Jacob, Mrs. J. P. Meyer, of Boardman twp., Mrs. Will Lange, of Remsen, Ia., and Lena at home.

Mr. Reinhardt was an old soldier having served as a private in Co. F, 4th Iowa Infantry, serving one hundred days. By his death another old veteran goes to answer roll call with the many comrades who have gone before.

The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Congregational church at Elkader, Rev. Mr. Stockmann of the German Baptist church, of Elgin, officiating. The interment was under the auspices of E. Boardman Post G.A.R., of Elkader, of which deceased was a member.

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Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Dec. 1903. Guttenberg column.

Mrs. Joe Deifel left for her home at St. Paul last week, she having been called here on account of the death of her father, John Reinhardt, a few weeks ago. Mr. Deifel was also here but on account of business could remain but a few days.

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Elgin Echo, Thur., 10 Dec. 1903. From the Elkader Democrat.

John Reinhart was born in Switzerland in the year 1831, came to the United States in 1852, died at Elgin in his 74th year.

The subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Maria Wiemmen in 1856 and to them were born nine children, four of whom are deceased, their remains five being: Jacob Reinhart of said township; Mrs. J. P. Meyer of Boardman; Mrs. W. Langs of Remsen, Iowa; and Lens and Fred Reinhart on the old home place.

John Reinhart enlisted in Co. F 4th Iowa Infantry, and served until the close of the Civil War, receiving an honorable discharge.

He was a typical Switzer, loved his home, kindred and friends, was a good husband and father - an upright man in every sense of the word, and not only his kindred, but neighbors and friends will mourn his departure into eternity.- Elkader Democrat.


~Note: birth year in original print is clear as 1831, but the statement "in his 74th year" seems to be off a little.


Added by S. Ferrall 1/24/2014:

The 1900 census gives birth as Feb 1831, he is living with Maria in Marion twp.

Register of Deaths, Vol A, spells surname Reinhardt

He is buried in the Elkader Eastside cemetery

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