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Abraham,Francis, Richwine (View posts)
Posted: 952414268000
I can,t seem to find very few Richwine names,The name,s spelled Reichwein from Germany. Von Adolf Reichwein, A hero in Germany Against Hitler,may be related to us

searching for richwine ancestors

Bob Richwine (View posts)
Posted: 953627333000
The family tree that my aunt did years ago showed the original Richwine in this country was Jacob Reichwein, who came over from Germany in 1759. The family made its way to Pennsylvania, then branched out to Ohio Virginia.

Our branch of the family is about to die out in name - I am the only son (two sisters) of Robert W. Richwine (Sr.- deceased 1991), who was the son of Ray C. Richwine, of Columbus, Ohio, and I have no children.

My sister, Sharon Richwine, ( can probably help more with the family tree. I think she has a copy of the one my father's sister did 15-20 years ago.

Ohio connection

Larry Gockley (View posts)
Posted: 954017852000
I have a Jacob Richwine whose son was Andrew G. that married 3 Oct.,1844 to Matilda Catherine(Tomlinson). They had a daughter Catherine Elizabeth who married in 1872 to Henry E. Winans.
Posted: 965327828000
Edited: 1009395142000
I have information about some of the Richwine's. My grandmother was Dorothy Richwine. Her father was Rolla Richwine, descendents of William D. Richwine. I am also looking for Ruth Richwine's grandchildren. My mother has some items of their father's she thought they might like to have.


gail (View posts)
Posted: 970040116000
My grandmother was Hazel Mary Richwine, born April 1899, Pottstown, Montgomery Co. PA, married John W. Edmonds 11-23-23, died 3-16-37, I know nothing about her. She died when my mother was 7 yrs old. Do you have any infor on her. Thanks you


Sarah Gatrell (View posts)
Posted: 982260583000
I too am looking for information on the family of Richwine. My gr. grandmother's name as told to me was Elnora Richwine Quinley. Her father was Peter M. Quinley and Sarah Elizabeth Farnwalt/Fornwalt. I have put both spellings as there is a possibility that it could have been misspelled. Peter's civil war record says they came from Lebanon Co. PA. Please contact me at my email address with any information you care to share.


Posted: 983730398000
Edited: 993422953000
I am looking for information on George Wesley Richwine born in 1869 in Anderson, Indiana and is the son of Absalom Richwine and Martha Boothbey. Also looking for information on Absalom and Martha. George Wesley Richwine is my Great Grandfather. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

To Linda Brokofsky

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My maiden name was Richwine,Graandaughter of Herman Richwine,g.g. was Gideon Richwine.Absalom the youngest son lived at home with his parents until nearly 21 when he married boothby. They had 3 children,2 died in infancy.After 4 years they agreed to seperate.George stayed with his grandparents until he was married.George lived in Kansas and had 9 children and 11 grandchildren. All of his children married but 3.Mr. Richwine after his separation worked out by the month for 4 years when he met Miss Mary C Hartman,daughter of John and Lucinda Hartman. They were married May 4,1873 and were the parents of 5 children. Charles G., Minnie J., Dory N. Ettie, Mazy and Girty May. Dory is the only child living. He is married his wife being a Miss Sigler. They have no children. Mary E., the youngest daughter stayed at home until 18, when she maarried Henry Kimmerling. To them was born one son, Marion. He lived with hes parents until his father died, then he went to Nebraska. He married out there and had one child a girl and died. Mary married for her second husband a Mr. kErasmus Steffy -3 children were born to them. Edward is still single, Shirley who married a Miss Windls who were the parents of 2 children,boy and girl. Bessie married Walde Hays and had 2 children, Harold and Carolyn. Carolyn married. Harlod married and lives near Frankton, Mary C Hartman daughter of John and Lucinda Hartman was born in Wayne Co. Ind. on Aug.1,1846 and moved to Madison Co. at the age of 7 Her father died when she was 18. At the age of 27 when she and Absalom were married and lived on his fathers farm for 20 yrs. They bought 88 acres of land for $3,200 and moved on it, improved and sold in 1920 for 3$32,000 and now live in Anderson. Mr is 83 and his wife 82 and in fair health. I do not know the year that this account was written.I do have the original papper.Also have the family tree that goes back to Germany.If you are interested my e-mail address is

Re: searching for richwine ancestors

Nikki NICKELL (View posts)
Posted: 997972814000
Classification: Query
Jacob RICHWINE was the son of George RICHWINE (Johan Georg REICHWEIN before Americanization of the name) and Susanna WECKERLIN. Georg RICHWINE emigrated
from the Palatinate area of Bavaria and arrived at the port of Philadelphia on the ship "Elizabeth" in September 1751 (page 452, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Geneological Publishing Co., 1975. Georg RICHWINE and Susanna
WECKERLIN were married 30 June 1754, by Rev John Conrad STEINER, at Germantown Reformed Church, Philadelphia, PA. These records also list the baptism of three of their children:
Anna Elizabeth RICHWINE, baptized 02 Feb 1755 (probably died young)
Anna Catherine RICHWINE, born 04 Mar 1759, baptized 08 Apr 1759
Elizabeth Barbara RICHWINE, born 22 Apr 1761, baptized 03 May 1761.
George and Susanna moved to New Design, now a part of New Holland, in Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA, and on 01 Feb 1774, purchased lot no. 15, about 2/3 of an acre. His will was dated 08 Feb 1774. It was proved 05 Nov
1788 and on that date Susanna was appointed executrix and letters testamentary were issued (Lancaster County PA, Will Book "Y", Vol 2, Page 545). George was a weaver and left his loom to his oldest son Henry. The lot and home built on it were left to Susannah for her lifetime. She died after the 1790 census ("Widow RICHWINE," Lancaster County, Earl Township. page 132 and before 06 Dec 1791 when the five surviving children were listed in the deed:
Henry RICHWINE, Earl Township, weaver
Jacob RICHWINE, Earl Township, cordwainer (i.e. shoemaker)
George BARTEL, Earl Township carpenter and his wife, Catherine
Philip ROAD, Cocalico Township, potter, and his wife Elizabeth
John Jacob ROAD, Earl Township, laborer, and his wife Maria (Philip ROAD and John Jacob ROAD were brothers)

In discussing Gideon RICHWINE states "...Comes from good old German Stock, His Grandfather RICHWINE having emigrated from that country to this at an Early date and settled in Pennsylvania. The latter was three times married, and many of his descendants are now scattered over the United States."

Jacob RICHWINE and his first wife Phoebe DIETZ were parents of my gtgtgrandfather Gideon RICHWINE who married Elizabeth RADER.

Gideon's son Allen RICHWINE married Emelia [sic] MONTGOMERY and their son Frank RICHWINE married Clara BABCOCK and their daughter, Helen RICHWINE was my grandmother. Their son Robert had this was the end of the name in this line, also.

Except for a brief time in Illinois and Kansas, my branch of the family made their homes in the Wayne and then Madison Counties of Indiana.

I have much more on the descendants of Jacob and both his wives.

Re: searching for richwine ancestors

Nikki Nickell (View posts)
Posted: 1013625962000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Richwine
My grandfather was Perry Ellsworth Richwine from Indiana, Illinois and I was wondering if Frank Ellsworth Richwine (married to Clara Babcock) was a brother or other relation? The only info that I have on Perry E. Richwine was that his father was a cabinet maker? and his mother a schoolteacher? He died in the Ravenswood section of Chicago in the 1930's. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jill Major
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