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)
Lewis Riegel
(1844-1896)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Syletta Felty Smith

Lewis Riegel 1 2 3

  • Born: 24 Mar 1844, , Schuylkill, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Syletta Felty Smith
  • Died: 30 Jan 1896, , Schuylkill, PA at age 51 2 3
  • Buried: Orwigsburg: Kimmel's Evangelical Free Church, Schuylkill, PA 2 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1870 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 4 The 1870 census recorded related Smith households living near each other.

Census Household # 6 was William Smith, farmer, 45, living with wife Fietta, 42; Albert, 19; Thomas, 13; Bella, 11; Alexander, 8; William, 6; Lucretia, 4; and Salem, 1. Also in the home is farm laborer Peter Spears, 73. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg. William's farm was valued at $4500 and personal estate $700.

Household 15 is Lewis Rigel, farmer, 25, with wife Seletta [nee Smith], 22; and son Edward, 3.

Household 16 was Henry Smith, farmer, 35, living with Sarah, 22; and sons who were farm laborers: John, 19; Charles, 17. Also in the home is domestic servant Lana Neiswind, 22. Henry's farm was vlaued at $9000 and personal estate $1200.

Household 17 was Joseph Smith, farmer, 46, with wife Catharine, 33; son Francis, 11; Catharine, 7; Amanda, 5; and son Joshua, 3. Joseph's farm value $2000, personal estate $400.

Household 19 was William Smith, farmer, 35, with wife Louisa, 24; and Elizabeth, 3. His farm value was $3000 and personal estate $600.

Household 22 was James Siegfried, laborer, 22, with wife Emaline [nee Smith], 24; and daughter Maria, 2. They are in James' father's home: Israel Siegfried, 53, and his wife Maria, 53. Israel's farm is worth $2500 and personal estate $800.

Household 23 is David Smith, laborer, 28, with wife Caroline, 17. He has no land value and personal estate was $500.

Household 25 is Peter Smith, farm laborer, 52, with wife Catharine, 48; and son James, laborer, 27. Peter's land value is $600 and personal estate $100.

Household 26 is Matilda Smith, 45, widow, with son William, laborer, 19; Mary, 13; Lewis, 7; and Elizabeth, 5. Her land value is $1200 and personal estate $200.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg.

2. He appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1880 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 5 The 1880 census recorded William Smith, farmer, 56, living with wife Fietta, 52; Alexander, 19; William, 17; Christianna, 14; Salem, 11, and William's brother, Emanuel, 47.

Next door is William's son, Alfred, farmer, 30, with wife Maria, 19, son Morris, 9 months old born in Aug 1879, and his brother, Thomas, farm hand, 27.

On the same census page is Joseph Smith, 11, a servant in the home of Lewis Riegle, 35, and his wife, Sylletta, 30, who is William Smith's daughter, with her children Edward, 13; Arabella, 4; and daughter Neide M., 1.

Their neighbor is farmer Henry Smith, 50, widowed, living with his niece, Mary Smith, 22; and three servants.

The next household is James Siegfried, 30, living with wife Emaline, 32, who is William Smith's daughter, with her children Maria, 11; and sons Abner, 5, and Alvin, 2.

Two households later is Peter Smith, farmer, 62, living with wife Catharine, 65; and son James, 36.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Lewis married Syletta Felty Smith, daughter of William Smith and Fietta Werner. (Syletta Felty Smith was born on 5 Apr 1848 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA,6 7 8 9 died on 24 Dec 1925 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA 8 9 and was buried on 27 Dec 1925 in Orwigsburg: Kimmel's Evangelical Free Church, Schuylkill, PA 8 9.)


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=65133429.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65133429.

4 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTQ-CN7 William Smith, Pennsylvania, United States; citing pages 1-4, households 6-26.

5 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWVZ-QPN William Smith, West Brunswick, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 242, sheet 249B.

6 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1180 Book 1, Page 406.

7 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Roll 1448 Book 1, Page 660a.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 122401. Syletta Smith Gerber. Father William Smith. Mother Fietta Werner. Spouse John Gerber. Informant Edward Riegel.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65133450.



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