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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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)

  • 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)


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


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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