Philipp Jacob Reich

Male12 February 1732–20 January 1795

Brief Life History of Philipp Jacob

When Philipp Jacob Reich was born on 12 February 1732, in Rhein Dürkheim, Worms, Hesse, Germany, his father, Johanne George 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 1 daughter. 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
Anna Craft
Marriage: 12 December 1768
Catharine Reich
George Craft Rich
Thomas B. Rich
Johann Michael Reich
Peter Rich
Mary Rich
Sarah Rich
John Huston Rich
David Rich
Anna Rich
Daniel Rich
Abraham Finley Rich
Amos Rich

Sources (15)

  • Philip Jacob Reich in the Family Data Collection - Births
  • Jacob Rich in the Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1786
  • Jacob Rich in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1768Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (13)

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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

    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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    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 …

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