RINEARD, SAMUEL W., gardening farmer, was born in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county Pa., December 19, 1841. He is a son of Henry and Elizabeth Catherine (Sponsler) Rineard. His father was born March 21, 1817, and died March 3, 1890; his mother was born February 26, 1817, and died September 12, 1880. They had four children: one died in infancy, unnamed; Susanna A. died August 21, 1856, and Jacob C., February 29, 1872. Samuel W., the second of the family, is the only survivor. He took the ordinary course of instruction in the common schools of Susquehanna township. He learned blacksmithing, and worked at that trade for about twenty years. Then, changing his occupation, he began gardening and farming, and has continued in this business.

He was married, September 17, 1865, to Mary Ellen, daughter of John M. and Mary Reichard. They had two children; one died an infant, March 2, 1872; the surviving child is Harry C. Mrs. Rineard's parents were prominent and highly respected residents of Dauphin county. They are both deceased. Mr. Rineard is a Republican. The family attend the Lutheran church.

Harry C. Rineard, son of Samuel W., was married, February 18, 1889, to Lillie A., daughter of Theophilus and Caroline Strayer, by whom he has three children: David H., Kenneth T., and Mary Ellen.

The Rineard homestead has been in the possession of the family over a century. Mary Madelina, Mr. Rineard's aunt, was born on the homestead, July 20, 1812, and spent her life there. She died November 8, 1892. His uncle, Samuel Rineard, was born there November 13, 1815. He is still living, having spent his life also on the homestead.


Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 06 Aug 2001
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