Howard S. Reber

1873–1968 (Age 95)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Howard S.

When Howard S. Reber was born on 2 February 1873, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lewis Benjamin Reber, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Angeline Focht, was 24. He married Martha Louise Totzke on 18 December 1901, in Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Fabius Township, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Royalton Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 June 1968, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Howard S. Reber
Martha Louise Totzke
Marriage: 18 December 1901
Gertrude Reber
Everett Louis Reber

Spouse & Children

  • Male1873–1968Male

  • Martha Louise Totzke


18 December 1901
Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


  • Female1905–1980Female

  • Everett Louis Reber


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 4

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Howard S Reber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Howard Reber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Howard Reber in household of Lewis B Reber, "United States Census, 1880"

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