William Reich

Brief Life History of William

When William Reich was born on 12 October 1805, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Johannes Jonathan Reich, was 28 and his mother, Anna Catharina Leinbach, was 27. He married Anna Salome Hein about 1824, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 12 September 1853, at the age of 47, and was buried in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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William Reich
Lydia Weisner
Marriage: 31 January 1844
Crissy Jane Reich
Jaretha K Reich
Nancy A S Reich
Joseph Benjamin Reich

Sources (21)

  • William Reich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Reich, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • WM Reich, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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