Philipp Jacob Reich

12 February 1732–20 January 1795 (Age 62)
Rhein Dürkheim, Worms, Hessen, Germany

The Life of Philipp Jacob

When Philipp Jacob Reich was born on 12 February 1732, in Rhein Dürkheim, Worms, Hessen, Germany, his father, Johannes Reich, was 30 and his mother, Anna Elisabetha Bastian, was 24. He married Polly Ann Penter in 1763, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 January 1795, in German Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62.

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Philipp Jacob Reich
Polly Ann Penter
Marriage: 1763
Elizabeth Reich
Elizabeth Rich
Jacob Reich Jr.
Isaiah Reich

Spouse and Children

Maryland, United States



    Elizabeth Rich


    Jacob Reich Jr.


    Isaiah Reich


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World Events (4)


Age 44

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

Age 44

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 49

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man, from Middle High German rīch ‘of noble descent’, ‘powerful’, ‘rich’, German reich ‘rich’.2 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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Jacob Rich will

He imigrated in 1751. He was a Revolutionary War Capt., VA Militia, in Baddis Command in 1776 at Monongalia Co., VA. He resided and purchased land from Judge Symmes in Clermont County, OHio circa …

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Rich in the Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1786
  • Jacob Rich in the 1790 United States Federal Census
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013

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