John Rhine

1810–18 March 1889 (Age 79)
Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Rhine was born in 1810, in Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Rhine, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth J Reeder, was 30. He had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Mary Ellen Butler. He lived in Brush Valley, Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 18 March 1889, in Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79.

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John Rhine
Mary Ellen Butler
George Ross Rhine
William Lemuel Rhine
Mary Louise Rhine
James Wilson Rhine
Elizabeth Jane Rhine
Samuel A Rhine
Margaret A Rhine
Prudence E Rhine Williams
John Campbell Rhine
Benjamin S. Rhine
Isaac Eby Rhine

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World Events (8)

Age 2
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 2
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 22
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

German: name from the common river name Rhin.Americanized form of German Rhein .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (9)

  • John Rhine, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • John Rhine in entry for Benjamin S. Rhine and Rinnie Parry, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • John Rhine, "United States Census, 1860"

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