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Reinecker, John Christian
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John Christian REINECKER was born October 15, 1792, in Muehlhausen, Thuringia, where he learned the carpenter's trade. He married Marie MEHRSTAETTEN, born in the same town in 1788. In 1842 the family came to America and located in Quincy, where REINECKER for many years worked at his trade. His wife died in 1852, while John C. REINECKER departed this life October 29, 1871. Frederick J. REINECKER, a son of John Christian and Marie (MEHRSTAETTEN) REINECKER, for many years was prominent in Quincy as contractor and builder years ago he went to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he died in 1889. Daughters of John Christian and Marie (MEHRSTAETTEN) REINECKER were: Mrs. Johanna SONNTAG, Mrs. Louisa BRACHT, Mrs. Amelia BREITWIESER, and Mrs. Friedericke KOCH, all of them married to old German pioneers.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 358.

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