Michael Riegel
(1771-1838)
Magdalena Zettelmeyer
(1777-1833)
Michael Fisher
(1767-Abt 1849)
Magdelena Hoffman
(1772-)
Daniel Riegel Sr.
(1801-1881)
Maria Magdelina Fisher
(1804-1876)
Reuben Daniel Riegel
(1838-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Christina Schappel
2. Emma Sonora Stausser
3. Dianna

Reuben Daniel Riegel 1 2

  • Born: 17 Jul 1838, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Christina Schappel
  • Marriage (2): Emma Sonora Stausser
  • Marriage (3): Dianna
  • Died: 1917, , Columbia, PA at age 79 2
  • Buried: Catawissa: Hillside Cemetery, Columbia, PA 2

   Another name for Reuben was Rheuben Rigel.3

  General Notes:

Other researchers show Tina Shopbell or Emma Strouser as wives of Reuben Riegel b.1838. But the 1860 Census in West Brunswick Township shows a Rheuben Rigel married to a Dianna, along with their children. This clearly is the correct Reuben, of the correct age, who is the son of Daniel Rigel who is living next door on the same census page in Orwigsburg, where Daniel is known to be buried. This researcher believes Dianna must be at least one of his wives, if he had more than one.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1840 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 In the 1840 Census, living in the household of Daniel Rigel were:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 2 sons
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 son
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 son
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 father Daniel
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 daughters
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 wife

2. He appeared on the census in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 His 1860 census record lists Rheuben Rigel, age 21. Living with him is his Dianna, age 23; daughter Priscilla, age 3; and Henry, 3 months old in June, 1860.

3. Occupation: day laborer in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3

4. He appeared on the census in 1870 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 Reuben Riegel appears as a farmer on the same census page with the farms owned by father Daniel and brother Joshua. Reuben is age 32, living with wife Christiana, 33; Pracilla, 13; Henry, 10; William, 8; and Lewis, 6.


Reuben married Christina Schappel, daughter of James Schappel and Mary. (Christina Schappel was born in 1837 in , Schuylkill, PA 6.)


Reuben next married Emma Sonora Stausser. (Emma Sonora Stausser was born in 1863,6 7 died in 1934 in , Columbia, PA 6 7 and was buried in Catawissa: Hillside Cemetery, Columbia, PA 7.)


Reuben next married Dianna. (Dianna was born about 1837 in , , PA 3.)


Sources


1 Alexander, Chris; marbles@sbcglobal.net, Alexander Kirkham Hempleman (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=alexanderchris&id=I10666).

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10065130.

3 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1180 Book 1, Page 406.

4 1840 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Roll 492 Book 1, Page 158a.

5 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Roll 1448 Book 1, Page 659b.

6 Fermanis, Arlean - afermanis@sprynet.com, Behler, Paul, Holzer and Related Families of Schuylkill County (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=aferm&id=I03071).

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100650583.



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