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)
Catherine Riegel
(1842-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elias Smith

Catherine Riegel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 15 May 1842, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 1 2 4 9 11
  • Marriage (1): Elias Smith about 1858 in , Schuylkill, PA
  • Died: 14 Mar 1921, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 78 4 9
  • Buried: 18 Mar 1921, Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 4 9

   Another name for Catherine was Kitty Riegel.11

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 11 Daniel Riggle, age 41, farmer, appears in the 1850 Census in West Brunswick Township. Living with him is wife Magdalena, 45; John, 19, Mechanic; Eli, 18; Matilda, 16; Priscilla, 14; Ruben, 12; John, 10; Kitty, 8; Lewis, 1; Elizabeth, 2. Susannah 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania

2. Fact: When Pascilla Riegel died in 1857 Elias married her sister Catherine., 1858, , Schuylkill, PA.

3. She appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 12 12 The 1860 census recorded related Smith and Riegel families living as neighbors.

Household 306 is Elijah Smith [sic, should be Elias], black smith, age 28. His wife Catherine is 18 [she is the sister of his first wife Pasella Riegel who died in 1857]; and daughters Lizzie 3 [by Elias' first wife] and Priscilla 1. His real estate was valued at $350 and personal estate $150.

Household 310 is William Smith, farmer, 36, with wife Fietta, 34; Emaline, 14; Celetta, 12; Alfred, 9; Thomas, 5; Messura, 3; and Elixander, 11 months when the census was recorded on 18 Jun 1850. Also in the home is farm laborer Peter Spence, 61. William's real estate value is $5700 and personal estate $352.

Household 312 is farmer Daniel Riegel [father of the girls who married Elias Smith], 56, with wife Mary, 56; Lewis, 16; Susannah, 14; Elizabeth, 11. Also in home is servant Elizabeth Sholler, 18, and Joseph Shoppell, 11. Daniel's real estate value is $5000 and personal estate $400.

Household 313 is Joseph Smith, famer, 39, with wife Catherine, 21, and son Francis, 9 months. His real estate is $1200 and personal $152.

Household 314 is Peter Smith Sr., occupation gentleman, 75, with wife Catherine, 65; son Henry, farmer, 30; William, farm laborer, 25; and Hannah, 20. Peter's real estate was $1200, personal $100, and Henry's $3000 and $712.

Household 316 is Peter Smith Jr., farmer, 44, with Catherine, 38; and twin sons Lewis and James, farm laborers, 16. Peter's real estate value is $1200 and personal $165.

Household 324 is John Smith, farm laborer, 45; with wife Matilda, 37; David, 18; Susannah, 14; Sarah, 12; Charles, 6; George, 5; Mary 3; and Franklin, 8 months. John's real estate is $600 and personal $100.

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

4. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 13 The 1870 census recorded in Shenandoah City: Elias Smith, blacksmith, age 40, living with wife Catharine, 29; Lizzie, 10; Pracilla, 11; and Lydia, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Elias' real estate was valued at $1,500 and personal estate $500. Elias and Catharine cannot read or write.

5. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 14 Elias Smith, day laborer, age 66 born Dec 1833, was living at 443 N. Sixth Street in Lebanon. With him are wife Catherine, 57, born May 1843; daughter Lydia A., hemstitcher, 39, born Oct 1860; daughtger Irene, hemstitcher, 22, born Oct 1877; and son Claude I., day laborer, 18, born May 1882. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Catherine has given birth to 12 children, and 5 were alive in 1900.

6. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: A Handsome Present, 27 Dec 1902, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 15 Mrs. Elias Smith, of 443 North Sixth street, received from the members of the Happy Gathers society, of the Church of the Poor, a beautiful center table and tea set. Mrs. Smith is highly thought of by the members of this organization, of which she has the honor of being president for the past ten years.

7. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Smith's Easter Reunion., 13 Apr 1903, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 16 SMITHS' EASTER REUNION.
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Smith Have Descendants With Them.
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Smith, of 443 North Sixth street, spent a joyous Easter with their children and grand-children, the occasion being a family reunion. Not in twenty-five years had all the children and their children been at home at the same time and Sunday was a happy one for all. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Smith there were present: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Snyder, Mayd, Bertha, Blanche, Elias and William Snyder, Allentown; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Witman, Harvey and Clark Witman, Pottstown; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Fauber, Alice Fauber, this city; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Smith, Russel, Lester and Miriam Smith, this city, Miss Irene Smith and Claud Smith, this city.

8. Residence: 443 North 6th Street, Lebanon, PA on 20 Aug 1904 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 17

9. Book: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy--Family History--Biography, 1915. 18
Daniel Riegel married Magdalene Fisher, and they had these children: Daniel Jr., who married in the West; Lydia, who married Jacob Shell; Passila and Catherine, both of whom married Elias Smith; Matilda, who married Jacob Herman; Joshua, who was twice married to Amanada and Hannah Potts; Elias, who married Catherine Bachert; John, who never married; Reuben, who married Tine Shopbell; Susanna, who married William Deibert; Lewish, who married Sylletta Smith; and Elizabeth, who married John Gerber.

10. Cause of Death: apoplexy, stroke 12 Dec 1920, 14 Mar 1921, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9

11. Residence: 220 South 10th St., Lebanon, PA on 14 Mar 1921 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9

12. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: funeral notice for Mrs. Catherine Smith, 16 Mar 1921, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 19 SMITH -- In this city, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Catharine Smith, aged 78 years, 9 months and 29 days. Funeral on Friday morning at 10 o'clock from here residence, 220 South Tenth street. Services at the house. Interment at Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend without further notice.


Catherine married Elias Smith, son of Peter Smith Jr. and Catherine Zettelmeyer, about 1858 in , Schuylkill, PA. (Elias Smith was born on 9 Dec 1833 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA,1 2 20 21 died on 20 Aug 1904 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 21 22 and was buried on 23 Aug 1904 in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 17 21.)


Sources


1 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah City, Visit 118.

2 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1180 Book 1, Page 406.

3 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy--Family History--Biography; Containing Historical Sketches of Old Families and of Representative and Prominent Citizens, Past and Present, Volume 1 (Chicago, J.H. Beers & Company, 1915), http://archive.org/stream/schuylkillcounty01jhbe#page/542/mode/2up/search/542 Page 542 Elias Smith married both Passila and Catherine Riegel in bio of Samuel Riegel.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37065796.

5 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSV-GF3 Claude I. Smith and Mary H. Geusler, 1931.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHNX-38W Thomas Witman and Precilla Smith, 1896.

7 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM9-BJN C. G. Fauber and L. A. Smith, 1901.

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 966060. Priscilla Witman. Father Elias Smith. Mother Catherine Reigle.

9 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 27111. Mrs. Catherine Smith. Father Daniel Riegel. Mother Malinda Fisher.

10 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 46548. Mrs. Lydia A. Fauber. Father Elias Smith. Mother Catherine Reigle.

11 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Series: M432 Roll: 826, Page: 157.

12 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXR9-T2R West Brunswick, Schuylkill, PA, Pages 38-40, Dwelling Houses 306 to 324.

13 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ28-73Y Elias Smith, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 15, family 118.

14 1900 United States Census, FamilySearch.org(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M33P-3S4 Elias Smith, ED 129 West Precinct Lebanon city Ward 5, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 204, NARA.

15 Lebanon Daily News, 27 Dec 1902, page 1.

16 Lebanon Daily News, 13 Apr 1903, page 4. Smith's Easter Reunion.

17 Lebanon Daily News, 23 Aug 1904, page 1. Funeral of Elias Smith.

18 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy--Family History--Biography; Containing Historical Sketches of Old Families and of Representative and Prominent Citizens, Past and Present, Volume 1 (Chicago, J.H. Beers & Company, 1915), Page 542.

19 Lebanon Daily News, 16 Mar 1921, page 9.

20 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

21 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37065807.

22 Lebanon Daily News, 20 Aug 1904, page 3. Death of Elias Smith.



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