John Henry Reigel

28 February 1853–13 October 1933 (Age 80)
Cherry Run, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Reigel was born on 28 February 1853, in Cherry Run, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Paul Reigel, was 25 and his mother, Lavina Kifer, was 22. He married Emma Lavina Harkless on 17 July 1877, in Parker, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wetmore Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Kane, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. In 1933, at the age of 80, his occupation is listed as oil well driller. He died on 13 October 1933, in Jackson Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Wetmore Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Henry Reigel
Emma Lavina Harkless
Marriage: 17 July 1877
John Wesley Reigel
Homer Herbert Reigel
William Paul Reigel
Sarah Levina Reigel
James Cuthbert Reigel
Ella Iola Reigel
Kathryn Gretchen Reigel
Georgia Bell Reigel
Clarence Weston Reigel
Netta Mae/ May Reigel
Miles Dewey Reigel

Spouse and Children

17 July 1877
Parker, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 10

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a long-legged person, from Middle High German reigel ‘heron’.2 Altered spelling of German Riegel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John H Reigel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H Reigel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Riggle in household of Paul Riggle, "United States Census, 1860"

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