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Peter Reinhard

Death 1 Nov 1904 (aged 67–68)
Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 102, Lot 1367
Memorial ID 100114604 · View Source
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Dayton Daily News - November 1, 1904, Pg 4, Col 4


At the entrance to the elevator in the court house Tuesday stood the chair of Peter Reinhard, draped in black and an American flag, while to the rear stood a somber pedestal surmounted by a fern in honor to the man, who for 10 years ran the elevator and who died shortly after last midnight of heart disease. The news of the death of Peter Reinhard was a shock to his friends around the courthouse. He retired Monday night at 11 o'clock in his usual health, but at midnight called his daughter, Mrs. John I. Brandenburg, to his bedside. She observed at once his condition and summoned a physician. In the meantime he was assisted to a chair where he died in three minutes. The physician arrived too late.

The deceased was 68 years of age and made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Brandenburg, 1411 South Brown street. His wife died 12 years ago and two daughters and one son, all married, live in Dayton. He was one of Dayton's pioneer barbers but for the past decade was elevator man in the court house. He frequently complained that the motion of the elevator affected his heart and to this is likely due his sudden demise. In the elevator car Peter gave expression to his admiration for beauty as the sides of the cab are decorated with many pictures of beautiful and comely women. These pictures, chaste and pretty, were the source of much pride to the man who spent his day riding up and down in the temple of justice.
His face will be missed as he was a familiar figure with those who frequent the courthouse and all who knew him were his friend.

Peter Reinhard died on November 1, 1904. He is located in Section 102 Lot 1367.




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