Monday, May 10, 2010

Madness Monday- Rheinlander Family

One source of madness in my family research are my Rheinlanders, although I have been persistently making cracks in my wall. Christ (found as Christ, Christopher, Christian, among others) was born in June 1958 in Prussia to Johann and Margaretha Everhart. He came to the US in 1864 and shortly there after was living in Canal Fulton, Stark County, Ohio. He and his brother Henry, met the Whitman sisters. Christ and Mary Whitman were married in St. Peters Church, Doylestown, Wayne County, Ohio 28 October 1881.
Christ and Mary went on to have twelve children. Christ and Mary died young in 1905 and 1907, leaving many of their children under age in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. It has been a goal of mine to track down all of the children and figure out what had happened to them. I have three more to go.
One thing that is really bothering me about Christ and Mary is about their deaths. For both of them I have their obituaries in the Akron Beacon Journal, but a death certificate or a burial location has not been found for either one of them! The churches mentioned in the obits were queried with negative results.
The following are transcripts of their obituaries and that of one of their babies.

Akron, Summit County, Ohio

Akron Beacon Journal

10 August 1907 Saturday

Page 3

Column 1

Rhilander- In Akron, O. August

9, 1907 at 6060 Washington

street of dysentery. widow

of Christ Rhilander aged 47


Burial in St. Vincent’s cemetery

from St. Mary’s church Monday

at 8:30

Akron Beacon Journal

30 Dec 1905 Saturday

Rhilander- In Akron O. Dec

30, 1905 at 90 Bartges street of

consumption. Christ Rhilander

aged 47 years.

Funeral Services Tuesday at 9

a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Internment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

Akron, Summit County, Ohio

Akron Beacon Journal

12 February 1903 Thursday

Rhilander- In Akron, O., February

11, 1903 at 123 Bartges Street of spinal

Meningitis, Leona, infant daughter of

Mr. and Mrs. Christ Rhilander.

Funeral Services at St. Bernard’s

Church Friday at 9 a.m. interment in

St. Bernard’s cemetery.

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