John Reiff

22 February 1784–5 November 1847 (Age 63)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Reiff was born on 22 February 1784, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Rev David Reiff, was 28 and his mother, Maria Catharina Wolfart, was 25. He married Anna in 1802, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 November 1847, in Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Mummasburg, Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Reiff
1784–1847
Anna
1782–1840
Marriage: 1802
Andrew Jacob Rife
1806–1865
Elizabeth Rife
1808–1871
Isaac Rife
1812–1886

Spouse and Children

    Male1784–1847Male

    Anna

    Female1782–1840Female

MARRIAGE
1802
Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(3)

    Andrew Jacob Rife

    Male1806–1865Male

    Female1808–1871Female

    Isaac Rife

    Male1812–1886Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    David Rife Jr.

    Male1777–1827Male

    Male1778–1803Male

    Abraham Reiff

    Male1782–1849Male

    Male1784–1847Male

    Maria Rife

    Female1786–1857Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 3

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1803

Age 19

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 South German and German: from Middle High German reif ‘(barrel) hoop’, ‘ribbon’, ‘cord’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or maker of ribbons, or from a house or tavern with the sign of a hoop.2 German: from the medieval personal name Riff, a short form of the Germanic name Rīchfrit, composed of the elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German reif ‘mature’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Rife, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Rife, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Rife, "United States Census, 1810"

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