Philipp Jacob Reich

Brief Life History of Philipp Jacob

Philipp Jacob Reich was born on 12 February 1732, in Rhein Dürkheim, Worms, Hesse, Germany as the son of Joannes Michael Reich and Anna Elizabetha Bastian. 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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Family Time Line

Philipp Jacob Reich
1732–1795
Anna Craft
1753–1795
Marriage: 12 December 1768
Catharine Reich
1770–1820
George Craft Rich
1775–1818
Thomas B. Rich
1772–1846
Johann Michael Reich
1774–
Peter Rich
1776–1853
Mary Rich
1778–1818
Sarah Rich
1782–1844
John Huston Rich
1784–1872
David Rich
1786–1866
Anna Rich
1790–1860
Daniel Rich
1790–1840
Abraham Finley Rich
1792–1873
Amos Rich
1793–

Sources (15)

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

World Events (4)

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.

1781 · The First Constitution

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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