Family Verbal History
Lorenz Reindl, it is told, left Germany when he was 18 to avoid military service. This would have been about 1835 since the 1900 U.S. Census, Lorenz stated that he immigrated to the U.S. in 1835.
Lorenz presumably entered the U.S. via New York. Family lore believes he was a stowaway. After Lorenz was in the U.S. for a few years, he sent for Magdalena Eisley. They were subsequently married in the United States about 1854.
Per the 1860 U.S. Census, Lawrence and Magdelena Reindl resided in Jackson Township, Crawford County, Ohio. Lawrence is listed as a Wagon Maker. Listed are:
-Lawrence Rindel, age 43, born Bavaria
-Mary Rindel, age 36, born Bavaria
-Cathe Rindel, age 4, born Ohio
-Mary Rindel, age 3, born Ohio
-Bary Rindel, age 1, born Ohio
Per the 1870 U.S. Census, Lawrence and Magdalena Reindl resided in Sharon Township, Richland County, Ohio. Lawrence is listed as a Wagon Maker. Listed are:
-Lawrence Rendall, age 52, born Bavaria
-Magdalena Rendall, age 45, born Prussia
-Catherine Rendall, age 14, born Ohio
-Magdalena Rendall, age 12, born Ohio
-Barbara Rendall, age 10, born Ohio
-John Rendall, age 7, born Ohio
-Lawrence Rendall, age 4, born Ohio
Per the 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence and Magdalena Reindl resided in Crestline, Crawford County, Ohio. Lawrence is listed as a Wagon Maker. Listed are:
-Lawrence Randle, age 62, born Bavaria
-Marlilana Randle, age 55, born Prussia
-Catherine Randle, age 24, born Ohio
-Marlilana Randle, age 22, born Ohio
-Barbara Randle, age 20, born Ohio
-John Randle, age 17, born Ohio
-Lawrence Randle, age 14, born Ohio
Lawrence's wife, Magdalena, died 26 Dec 1881 in Crawford County, Ohio.
Per the 1900 U.S. Census, Lawrence resided in the 3rd Ward Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. He is listed as widowed and working as a Blacksmith. Listed are:
-Lawence Reindl, born Jul 1818, age 81
-Barbara Reindl, born Mar 1860, age 40
-Clara Reister, born May 1880, age 20
-Josephine Reister, born Apr 1888, age 12
Lawrence and Magdalena Reindl are known to have 5 children:
-Catherine Reindl Riester (1855-1941)
-Magdalena Reindl Promenschenkel (1857-1935)
-Barbara Reindl (1861-1918)
-John Reindl (1863-1915)
-Lawrence W. Reindl (1865-1949)
Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
-Name: Lorenz Reindel [sic]
-Death Date: 9 Dec 1907
-Birth Date: 1818
-Birthplace: Bruckburg, Germany
-Marital Status: Widowed
-Death Place: Crawford Co., Ohio
Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, Thursday, December 5, 2019
Reindl Springs closes shop after 178 years in business
MANSFIELD - A Mansfield company that has been in the Reindl family for six generations closed in late November. It is believed to have been the city's oldest operating business, said Kristi Reindl this week.
Reindl Spring Service, 250 Park Avenue East, was started in Crestline in 1841 by Lorenz Reindl, she said. He was her great-great-great grandfather.
"He started the business by doing horseshoeing and wagon building. The business was then run by his son (my great-great grandfather) John Reindl. John's son, Charlie (my great-grandfather), moved the business to Mansfield and was then known as Reindl and Hissong. Charlie built the building that is at 250 Park Ave East and opened as Reindl Spring Service, Inc. in 1948," Kristi Reindl said.
"My grandfather (Jim) and my dad (Joe) ran the business until Jim's death in 1993. When my brother, also Joe, graduated from high school in 2000, he and our dad ran the business until my dad passed away in 2013. My brother, Joe has run the business until August of this year when he found work outside of being a mechanic," she said.
Initially, Lorenz Reindl made wagons that were pulled by horse.
"When my brother closed the business, he was doing front-end alignments, suspension parts and leaf springs, mostly on pickup trucks, dump trucks and big plow trucks. He would make springs if needed for larger jobs," Kristi Reindl said.
"The company has been in the family for six generations, and had to be closed because business fell off completely, unfortunately. My brother does have three boys, ages 12, 8 and 4, who would have probably taken over for him," she said.
Kristi Reindl said the business had a total of five locations, including four in Mansfield and the initial Crestline building.
Bob Blanton, the owner of B&B Auto Repair Inc., 262 Park Avenue East, recently purchased the Reindl Springs building and parking lot next door to his business.
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