|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1747|
An old tombstone, translated from German reads:
Here lies buried Johann Leonard RITH, born 1691 and died 1747. He had with his wife Annalisa Catharina 8 children and 65 grandchildren. He was killed by the water wheel of his mill about Feb. 2, 1747 in what was then Lancaster Co., PA, but is now Marion Twp., Berks Co. His will or
Orphan's Court record is on file in Lancaster Co., PA.
He was naturalized in Schoharie Co., NY in about 1715. An article on him and his family was published in the "Pennsylvania German", Vol. III & IV, pages 253-257. Children were named Johann Nicholas, Johann George, Johann Frederick, Leonhart, Jr., Peter, and Maria Margaretha, wife of Henrich ZELLER. He is reputed to have been one of the scouts for the Schoharie settlers before they came to the Tulpehocken. He is to have been in Tulpehocken, with others as early as 1714 - 1715 on this scouting trip.
Anna Eliza Catharine Cochran Riet/Reed (1700 - 1754)
Johann George Rieth (1714 - 1791)*
Johann Nicholas Rieth (1716 - 1788)*
Johannes Frederich Rieth (1718 - 1794)*
Leonhart Rieth (1723 - 1803)*
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
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