Lewis Benjamin Reber

1847–1914 (Age 66)
Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lewis Benjamin

When Lewis Benjamin Reber was born on 8 June 1847, in Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Reber, was 39 and his mother, Maria Ann Ruscky, was 36. He married Sarah Angeline Focht on 13 February 1865, in Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Sherman Township, Osceola, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 18 January 1914, in Fabius Township, Marion, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra, Marion, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Benjamin Reber
Sarah Angeline Focht
Marriage: 13 February 1865
Elmer Carson Reber
James Franklin Reber
Linneaus Reber
Landis Abraham Reber
Howard S. Reber
Lewis Benjamin Reber
Anna Eliza Reber
Linneaus Reber
Unnamed second Reper
Unnamed Reber
Robert Reber
Charles Wesley Reber
Martha Almeda Reber

Spouse & Children

13 February 1865
Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States


+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1829–1902Female

  • Male1833–1894Male

  • George Washington Reber


  • Female1837–1865Female

  • James Lenhart Reber


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: occupational name for a vine-dresser or vintner, from Middle High German rebe ‘vine’ + -er agent suffix.2 German and Swiss German: from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, formed with rād, rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + berht ‘bright’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lewis Reber in household of George Reber, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis Benj Reber in household of George Reber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis B Reber, "United States Census, 1910"

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