Hi Eric. My wife's maiden name is rinebold, and her grandparents are from Overton. Here are my notes for Ernst Ludwig;
rrived in America on 03Oct1764 on the ship "King-of-Prussia". The Capt.
was James Robinson, sailed from London, and carried 94 passengers. The majority were German. Ludwig, as he was called, served in the Revol. war as a Private in F Co,6th Battalion of the Philadelphia Militia. He wouldn't accept a pension. After the war, he settled in Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh County, PA. In 1807 he purchased 16 acres of land, partly in Upper Saucon Twp. and in Salisbury Twp. He had 7 sons & 2 daughters. His will was written in German, and appointed Cornelius as Executor.
Like most Germans of his time, Ludwig Reinbold had a "Liehlings-Namen" --Ernst- which was of religious significance and not used for purpose of address. He therefore was referred to generally as Ludwig Reinbold, and so signed his will. He was apparently quite lingual since he signed the required oath of abjuration when many were unable to sign their names. As only males of sixteen years or more were qualified to do this, he must have been born not later than 1748. The place of his orgin has not been proven, but family legend is to the effect that he came from Zweibrucken, Germany, was a son of a miller, and was shanghaied. If the last is true, he must have become a redemptioner upon arriving in Pennsylvania, and spent some ensuing years in paying wuth his labor for his passage. The probability of this is enhanced by the fact that no record of Ludwig Reinbold is found for ten years after his arrival at Philadelphia. from 1774 to 1783 he evidently led a more or less unsettled existence in that vicinity, as records show that Ludwick or Lewis Reinbolt was taxed in adjacent townships which then were in Philadelphia County, and now are in Montgomery County, PA. In 1774- Worcester Twp: 1779- Plymouth Twp: 1779- Providence Twp: 1780- Plymouth Twp: 1781- Whitpain Twp: 1782- Whitpain Twp: 1783- Norriton Twp; in Whitpain Twp, He was listed as a laborer, and evidently was a more or less itinerant farm laborer. as shown by the date of birth of his eldest son, Ludwig Reinbold had married by 1772. His wife's name was Christina, as shown by baptismal records for their children. The obituary of their son Jacob states that her maiden name was Christina Hendricks. It is of interest that a fellow passenger of Ludwig Reinbold on the "King-of-Prussia" was one Mathias Hendrick, and it may be that a sister or daughter of Mathias Hendrick became the wife of Ludwig Reinbold. according to family tradition, Ludwig Reinbold served for 5 years in the Revolutionary War and was a Lieutenant. His wife is said to have baked bread for the troops. No record of such service has been found, but there are records that in 1777 and 1781 he was a Private in the 2nd Co. of 6th Battalion of Phil. Co. Militia. Because of the destruction of most of the Rev. War records during the burning of Washington in 1814, the full extent of Ludwig Reinbold's service in that war can't be determined.
Source: A book titled "The Ludwig Reinbold Family", by William H. <end>
Here are emy notes for Henry reinbold;
Henry is listed on the census of Sullivan County, Cherry Township, as a shoemaker. He is 58 years old, & Mary is 49 in 1850. Henry came to Cherry Township in 1833. He died Sep. 17, 1869 at age 71 years, 5 months, & 18 days. Source: A book titled "The Ludwig Reinbold Family" by William H. Rinkenbach, published 1960. (Lehigh Co. Hist. Society) page 11 & 12. This son of Ludwig & Christina Reinbold was born in Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh County. No record of his baptism has been found, but his parentage is given in a family sketch evidently prepared by a member of his branch of the family. This, it is noted, contains some chronological errors and gives the name of the wife of Ludwig Reinbold as Sally Lindes instead of Christina Hendrick. Henry Reinbold was a shoemaker by trade. He married Mary Magdalena, daughter of Jacob & Susanna (Landrus) Wuerst of Cooperstown, Lehigh County, Pa. They had the 9 children as listed. The baptism of their daughter Sarah is recorded at St. Paul's (Blue) Church in Upper Saucon Twp. The baptism of their daughter Anna Maria is recorded at the Zion Reformed Church in Allentown, Pa. In 1833 Henry & family moved from Lehigh to Sullivan County, Pa., settleing in Cherry Twp. He and his wife died there and were buried at the Peace Cemetery, south of Dushore. Their tombstones show that he died on Sep 17, 1869 at the age of 71 years, 5 months, & 18 days; while she died on Oct 8, 1889 at the age of 87 years, 7 months, & 4 days. Their son Samuel & William are buried beside them; and Anna M., wife of their son Henry, is buried there. No record of a will or estate of either Henry or his wife has been found; but little is known about their children. Of these, Henry, William, Elias, Lavinia, Ann, Mary, & Hannah are mentioned in a deed settling the estate of their brother Samuel. It is probable that Sarah, the eldest child, died in childhood. <end>
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