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Benjamin "Ben" Rhineschmidt
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1867
Brown County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1926
East Union
Nicholas County
Kentucky, USA

Benjamin Rheinschmidt, known as Ben, was born with given name Bernhardt, Feb. 11, 1867 in Brown County, Ohio to European immigrants. His father is Frank Havier Rheinschmidt, born in Germany and mother is Johanna Rittner, born in Austria. He later changed his surname to Reinsmith. Ben is the progenitor of the Reinsmith family in the State of Kentucky, moving to the Bourbon and Nicholas County areas of Central Kentucky from the Ripley, Brown County, Ohio area in about 1900.

He married Mamie D. Sosby Mar. 6, 1906 in Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky. They had 5 son: Walter B., Earl Edward, Sanford Dailey, Fred Raymond and Otis Jay. Earl Edward died as an infant.

He was a farmer and purchased a farm in the East Union Section of Nicholas County in 1909, where he and Mamie basically lived off the land and raised their 4 sons. This was the first known permanent Reinsmith family residence in Kentucky. It was known as "the home place" and even today is referred to in that manner. He was well known and liked in the Nicholas County community and was a successful farmer, who continued to purchase adjoining property until he owned approximately 220 acres. He died Apr. 14, 1926 at the home place, which Mamie sold in 1944.

His date of birth is listed as Feb. 2, 1867 on his death certificate; however, it is certified to be Feb. 11, 1867 per a letter, dated Jan. 22, 1885, from Rev. Andrew Fabian, Pastor, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ripley, Brown County, Ohio.

Kentucky Death Certificate Number 11219 refers.

Family links: 
  Frank Xaver Reinschmidt (1827 - 1884)
  Johanna Rittner Rhineschmidt (1833 - 1917)
  Mamie Rhineschmidt Sosby Borling (1886 - 1974)*
  Walter B Rhinesmith (1907 - 1991)*
  Earl Edward Rhineschmidt (1908 - 1909)*
  Sanford Dailey Rinesmith (1909 - 1986)*
  Luther Raymond Rinesmith (1911 - 2001)*
  Otis Jay Reinsmith (1913 - 1979)*
  Caroline Reinsmith Meyer (1856 - ____)*
  John Reinsmith (1859 - 1936)*
  Mary Therese Reinsmith Weitlauf (1864 - 1955)*
  Benjamin Rhineschmidt (1867 - 1926)
  William Reinsmith (1869 - 1911)*
  Adam Edgar Reinsmith (1871 - 1946)*
  Carl Joseph Reinsmith (1877 - 1965)*
  Rosella Henrietta Reinsmith Miller (1881 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Rhineschmidt Family Plot
Maintained by: Frank Rinesmith
Originally Created by: Final Dignity
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94096957
Benjamin Ben Rhineschmidt
Added by: Frank Rinesmith
Benjamin Ben Rhineschmidt
Added by: Frank Rinesmith
Benjamin Ben Rhineschmidt
Added by: Frank Rinesmith
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To a grandfather that I never knew. Thank you for passing on your bloodline to me. Rest in peace.
- Frank Rinesmith
 Added: Sep. 25, 2013

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