Rev Jacob Marvin Rife

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Rev Jacob Marvin Rife

Piketon, Pike County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Aug 1925 (aged 86)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Plot Old Cemetery, New Section, Lot 79, space 1
Memorial ID 90215280 · View Source
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Retired Methodist Episcopal Minister, of 1634 North Fourth Street, Columbus.

He was born in Pike County, son of Philip & Catharine (Foerst) Rife, immigrants from Germany. His mother died when he was quite young, and his father re-married the widowed Elizabeth Barreck in 1848.

Jacob is said to have been the first Union recruit from Meigs County, Ohio, during the Civil War. He enlisted April 20, 1861, and served as a Sergeant in Company F, 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, through August 28, 1861. He then re-enlisted and served in Company A, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, as an officer, attaining the rank of Captain.

He married Mary T. Norris in Pickaway County on October 8, 1862, by Rev. S. M. Bright. They were the parents of five children, two of whom died young.

Jacob was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his family moved frequently as new assignments were received. He also served in New Mexico.

After his first wife passed away, he was married to the widowed Mary L. (Hayes) Beals in Columbus, Ohio on October 4, 1911, by Rev. F. L. Wharton.

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  • Created by: Dave Davisson
  • Added: 16 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90215280
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Jacob Marvin Rife (11 Nov 1838–10 Aug 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90215280, citing Union Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave Davisson (contributor 36744121) .