Ancestors of Mary (Wilhelm) Bauer
of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
(1879-1957)
Rintz Ancestors


JOHN1 RINTZ was born at the German state of Württemberg on 1 June 1804 and died at Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 26 January 1876.[1] He married on 24 December 1833 BARBARA BURGESS.[2] She was born at Pennsylvania on 28 April 1805 and died there on 9 August 1880.[3]

According to a Shared family Tree at familysearch.org, Johan Rintz was a child of Jacob Rintz and Mary Sheaffer.[4] However I do not know the sources of this information and cannot support it from any of my research. Barbara Burgess was born in Pennsylvania; according to information provided to the 1880 Census, her parents were born in Ireland. I have no further information on the families of origin of John and Barbara.

John and Barbara (Burgess) Rintz lived and raised their family in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John was described as a collier [coal miner] in the 1850 Census, a Post fence maker in 1860, and a farmer in 1870. In their first thirteen years of marriage, Barbara gave birth to nine children, seven of whom lived to adulthood.

The 1850 Census reported the family at Colerain Township as follows:[5]

Line Name Age Sex Occupation R.E. Birthplace Other
33. John Rentz 46 M collier $ 200 Germany
34. Barbara Rentz 45 F PA
35. Elizabeth Rentz 12 F PA school
36. Philip Rentz 10 M PA school
37. Robert Rentz 8 M PA school
38. Susanna Rentz 7 F PA school
39. Hannah Rentz 5 F PA school
40. Harriet Rentz 4 F PA
41. David Rineer 1 M PA

Son Jacob Rintz was reported on the same page, age 16, laborer, in the household of James Berkley.[6]

The 1860 Census reported John (56) and Barbara (55) Rentz at Colerain Township, with only three children remaining at home: Robert, 18, Hannah, 16, and Harriet 14, all attending school.[7] Of the other children in the 1860 Census:

I have not found Elizabeth or Susanna in this census.

In 1870, John Rintz, 66, and Barbara, 65, had only one child remaining with them: Harriet, 24.[10]

John Rintz died in 1876; the 1880 Census reported widow Barbara (Burgess) Rintz living with her son Jacob and family at Colerain Township.[11]

John Rintz wrote a will on 10 March 1874; it was proved in court on 5 Begruary 1876. It reads as follows:[12]

In the name of God. Amen! I John Rintz of the Township of Colerain, county of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare the following to be my last will and testament in manner viz.:
Item It is my will and I do hereby order and direct my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid by my herin after named executor, as soon after my death as is convenient--
Item. It is my will and I hereby bequeath and devise the whole ballance of my estate after the payment of debts and funeral expenses as aforesaid to my dear wife Barbara, the same to be used and enjoyed by her for and during her natural life.--
Item. It is my will and I hereby order and direct that after the death of my said wife my real estate shall be sold by my executor, a good deed or deeds be made by him to the purchaser or purchasers thereby in fee simple, and the money arising therefrom together with moneys arising from the sale of any other estate shall be distributed as follows, viz.:--
I direct fifty dollars to be paid to each of my daughters, Susan, Hannah and Harriet and the residue and balance I direct to be divided equally among all of my children, and in the case of the death of any of them, then the share of said deceased one shall be paid to his or her issue.---
And lastly I nominate, constitute, and appoint my son Jacob Rintz to be the executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking other wills heretofore made by me, and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of March 1874.
John Rintz

Great great granddaughter Mary Elizabeth (Bauer) (Ranck) Kibler had in her possession a piece of fabric with the following note:[13]

Enclosed is flax, thread and material, the history of which follows: Flax raised in southern Lancaster County by Barbara Burgess Rintz. Flax was spun into thread in Lancaster County by her daughter Harriet Rintz in 1858. She was then about twelve years old. Thread was then hand woven in New Providence into material. A sheet was made from the material by Barbara Burgess Rintz, for her third oldest child, Elizabeth. Christmas, 1910, Elizabeth then gave it to Mary A. Wilhelm Bauer, granddaughter of Barbara Burgess Rintz and daughter of Harriet Rintz Wilhelm.
signed--Mary A. Wilhelm Bauer. Christmas, 1929.

John Rintz and his wife Barbara Burgess had the following children:

  1. JACOB2 RINTZ b. at Pennsylvania on 24 January 1834 ; d. at Colerain Township on 11 March 1910; m. MARY ANN SEIPLE, b. at Pennsylvania on 24 January 1843, d. on 11 February 1879.[14] Children of Jacob and Mary Ann:
    1. John S. H. Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on 24 October 1862, d. at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 18 September 1926; m. about 1887-8 Katie E. ________.[15] Children of John and Katie:[16]
      1. Lillie M. Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on April 1890.
      2. Norman J. rintz b. at Pennsylvania on August 1892
      3. Edna V. Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on October 1894
      4. Mary F. Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on March 1900.
    2. Rebecca Janette "Nettie" Rintz b. at Lancaster County on 10 October 1864, d. at East Drumore Township, Lancaster County, on 4 October 1931; m. about 1882-3 William Henry Waltman b. at Lancaster County on 26 September 1855, d. at East Drumore Township on 4 February 1938.[17] Children of Nettie and William:[18]
      1. Martin J. Waltman b. at Pennsylvania on April 1884.
      2. William Thomas Waltman b. at Pennsylvania on April 1886
      3. Abram Ida Waltman b. at Pennsylvania on August 1891.
    3. Emma S. Rintz b. at Lancaster County on 24 August 1866, d. at Strasburg, Lancaster County, on 18 April 1939, m. about 1889-90 Daniel M. Groff b. at Quarryville, Lancaster County, on 14 February 1863 d. at Lancaster, Lancaster county, on 1 April 1930.[19] Children of Emma and Daniel:[20]
      1. Mary Groff b. at Pennsylvania on April 1886.
      2. Lerada Groff b. at Pennsylvania on July 1890.
      3. Ida Groff b. at Pennsylvania on March 1892.
      4. A. Harvey Groff b. at Pennsylvania on October 1893.
      5. Sadie Groff b. at Pennsylvania on October 1895.
      6. Beth Groff b. at Pennsylvania on April 1897.
    4. Anna S. "Laura" Rintz b. at Lancaster County on 9 April 1868, d. at Quarryville on 4 September 1936; m. B. Frank Wettig b. at Lancaster County on 15 February 1876, d. at Quarryville on 14 November 1962.[21]
    5. William Harry Rintz b. at Lancaster County on 19 September 1869, d. at Pennsylvania on 2 February 1940; m. Sue Lefever b. at Lancaster County on 29 September 1881, d. at Pennsylvania on 20 March 1964.[22]
    6. Mary E. Rintz b. at Quarryville, on 2 July 1871, d. at Lancaster on 26 July 1942; m. about 1892-3 Woward W. Long b. at Lancaster County on 28 July 1866, d. at East Drumore Township on 22 March 1929.[23] Children of Mary and Howard:[24]
      1. Clara Long b. at Pennsylvania on June 1894.
      2. Lillie Long b. at Pennsylvania on October 1898.
      3. Mabel Long b. at Pennsylvania on February 1900.
    7. Ida May Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on March 1873, d. on 1972; m. Hiram Wissler Swarr b. at Lancaster County on 15 July 1876, d. there on 1954.[25]
    8. Charles Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on February 1875.[25]
    9. Lillie J. Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on 18 February 1877, d. at Upland, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on 5 December 1946; m. Clarence Howell b. on 1 June 1885, d. on 26 October 1972.[27]
  2. MARY ANN2 RINTZ b. on 30 March 1835.[28]
  3. WILLIAM2 RINTZ b. on 1 May 1836; d. on 22 August 1840.[29]
  4. ELIZABETH2 RINTZ b. at Pennsylvania on 21 January 1838; d. at Lancaster on 18 June 1911.[30]
  5. PHILIP2 RINTZ b. at Quarryville on 1 September 1839; d. at Lancaster on 29 September 1926; m. ELIZABETH B. BRADY, b. at Pennsylvania on 17 June 1845, d. at Lancaster on 16 August 1910.[31] Child of Philip and Elizabeth:
    1. Walter F. Rintz b. at Pennsylvania on 6 June 1878, d. at Lancaster on 23 October 1915.[32]
  6. ROBERT2 RINTZ b. at Lancaster County on 8 September 1841; d. at Lancaster on 24 March 1928; m. ELIZABETH WATERSON, b. at Nottingham, West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, on 15 April 1843, d. at Lancaster on 19 March 1929.[33]
  7. SUSANNA2 RINTZ b. at Pennsylvania on 13 March 1843; d. at Lancaster County on 6 July 1920; m. EMANUEL WALTMAN, b. at Lancaster County on 31 May 1825, d. there on 22 June 1911.[34]
  8. HANNAH2 RINTZ b. at Lancaster County on 24 May 1845; d. at Lancaster on 10 February 1925; m. AMOS K. HENRY, b. at Nickel Mines, Bart township, Lancaster County on 15 December 1845, d. at Lancaster on 18 May 1927.[35]
  9. HARRIET2 RINTZ b. at Pennsylvania on 2 July 1846.


NOTES

1Family data, John Rintz Family Bible; original owned by Beulah Bauer Reed, inscription: "John Rintz's book bout [bought] off Samuel Grofart the 5 day of April pad [paid] fore [for] this book $3.00 dollars." Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrve.com : accessed 24 January 2019), John-Barbara Rintz; Created by: Tom Donahue.
2John Rintz Family Bible.
3John Rintz Family Bible. Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, John-Barbara Rintz; Created by: Tom Donahue.
4"Shared Family Tree," undocumented ancestral file, entry LVSY-85M: Johan Rintz, Family Search (familysearch.org. accessed : 2 July 2020).
5Seventh Census of the United States: 1850, population, Colerain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, roll 787, p. 24B, household 24, John Rintz family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 11 February 2018); NARA Microfilm Publication M432; Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
61850 Census, Colerain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, roll 787, p. 24B, household 22, James Barskley family.
7Eighth Census of the United States: 1860, population, Colerain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, roll 1122, p. 48, household 53, John Rentz family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 13 February 2018); NARA microfilm publication M653; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
81860 Census, Drumore, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, roll 1120, p. 230, household 460, Martin Hess family.
91860 Census, Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, p. 236, household 509, J. R. Ferguson family.
10Ninth Census of the United States: 1870, population, Colerain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, roll 1354, p. 78B, household 13, John Rintz family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 14 February 2018); NARA microfilm publication M593, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
11Tenth Census of the United States: 1880, population, Colerain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 177, roll 1144, p.543B, household 43, Jacob Rintz family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 20 February 2018); NARA microfilm publication T9; Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
12Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, 1896, Probate Records, will book B vol. 2, pp. 588-89; John Rintz, 1876; Lancaster County Courthouse, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
13"Note Enclosed With Flax And Fabric," note, 1929; In possession of Christyann Ranck Maxfield. Note enclosed with flax and fabric from Barbara Burgess Rintz, given to Mary A. Wilhelm Bauer.
14Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 28348, Jacob Rintz, 1910; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 15 June 2018); Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11, Series 11.90. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, Jacob-Mary Rintz; Created by: Tom Donahue.
15Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 92803, John H Rintz, 1926. Twelth Census of the United States: 1900, population, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 62, p. 3, household 59, John Rintz family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 30 June 2020); NARA microfilm group T623; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
161900 Census, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, ED 62, p. 3, household 59, John Rintz family.
17Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 96616, Nettie Waltman, 1931; certificate 18118, William Henry Waltman, 1938. 1900 Census, Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 5, p. 15, household 315, William Waltman family.
181900 Census, Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 5, p. 15, household 315, William Waltman family.
19Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 38236, Emma S Groff, 1939; certificate 40438, Daniel M. Groff, 1930. 1900 Census, East Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 86, p. 11, household 211, Daniel Groff family.
201900 Census, East Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 86, p. 11, household 211, Daniel Groff family.
21Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 85537, Laura Wettig, 1936; certificate 105844-62, B Frank Wettig, 1962.
22Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, W. Harry Rintz; Created by: Tom Donahue; Suie Lefever Oatman; Created by: Tom Donahue.
23Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 63058, Mary Long, 1942; certificate 36691, Howard W Long, 1929. 1900 Census, Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 80, p. 9, household 174, Howard Long family.
241900 Census, Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 80, p. 9, household 174, Howard Long family.
25Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, Hiram-Ida Swarr; Created by: Tom Donahue. 1900 Census, Colertain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 5, p. 14, household 301, Jacob Rintz family.
261900 Census, Fort Hunt, Fairfax County, Virginia, ED 100, p. 2, Fort Hunt.
27Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 104681, Lillian Howell, 1946. Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, Clarence-Lillie Howell; Created by: Tom Donahue.
28John Rintz Family Bible.
29John Rintz Family Bible.
30Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 55845, Miss Elizabeth Rintz, 1911.
31Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 93372, Philip Rintz, 1926; certificate 80087, Elizabeth Rintz, 1910. Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 24 January 2019), Philip-Elizabeth Rintz; Created by: John J Heine, Photo added by Donna Butler Sheaffer.
32Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 96009, Walter F Rintz, 1915.
33Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 28644, Robert Rintz, 1928; certificate 36578, Elizabeth Rintz, 1929.
34Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 81504, Susana Rintz Wallman, 1920. Mount Hope United Methodist Cemetery, Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : database 24 January 2019), Emanuel Waltman; Created by: james zimmerman.
35John Rintz Family Bible. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061967, certificate 16036, Hannah R Henry, 1925; certificate 51076, Amos Henry, 1927. Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : database 24 January 2019), Hannah Rintz Henry; Created by: Rich K.


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