Christoph Stoffel Reich

Brief Life History of Christoph Stoffel

When Christoph Stoffel Reich was born on 6 August 1738, in Hohentwiel, Singen (Hohentwiel), Kreis Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Matthias Matthew Reich, was 25 and his mother, Anna Eva Schmidt, was 22. He married Veronica Lehmann in 1761, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wilferdingen, Bezirksamt Durlach, Baden, Germany in 1738. He died in 1801, in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christoph Stoffel Reich
1738–1801
Veronica Lehmann
1743–1823
Marriage: 1761
Johann Christoph Reich
1763–1824
Lewis or Louis Reich
1769–1820
Michael Reich
1775–1829
Mattheus Reich
1764–1829
Johann "John Lewis" Ludwig Reich
1767–1848
Jacob Reich
1770–1827
Christian Reich
1774–1864
Johannes Jonathan Reich
1776–1842
Catharina Reich
1777–1822
Heinrich Reich
1778–
Michael Reich
1779–
Veronica Reich
1781–1838
Elizabeth Reich
1783–1830
Peter Reich
1785–1803
Maria Magdalena Reich
1786–1822
Benjamin Reich
1787–1787
Benjamin James Rike
1787–1841
Reich
1790–

Sources (3)

  • Christoph Reich, "Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Christoph Reich, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Christoph Reich, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Erwin, Gerhard, Alois, Otto, Volker, Erna, Udo, Wolfgang, Dieter, Egon.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man, from Middle High German rīch ‘of noble descent, powerful, rich’, German reich ‘rich’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia (see also 4 below).

German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element rīhhi ‘power, might’.

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

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