Edward Riegel 1
- Born: Abt 1867, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 1
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1870 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 2 2 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. Bertha appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1880 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 3 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.