THE REITH FAMILY: CONTINUITY AND CONNECTION

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David Reith: davidjreith@yahoo.com




Welcome to the 2009 version of a family record that I maintained for five years in the mid-1980's. The directory has changed from a photocopied to an electronic format, but I have maintained the same information. In the many years since I last did this, events like births and deaths, marriages and divorces, graduations and new jobs, changes of address and retirements have all occurred. Please help me update these events and keep the record current by post or email. On October 26, 2009, Geocities, which hosts this site, will shut it down; I cannot put personal information on my university page, so please let me know if you are aware of another host so we can continue the electronic format. The mini-family reunion hosted by Paul and Deb in Warsaw in September, 2009, when the Link family from Germany was visiting helped immensely in getting us together again and inspired me to try to update this record. Thanks for the occasion, Paul and Debbie. Now it's time to have a full Reith family reunion in 2010. The basic criterion I used previously in deciding whom to include was the surname: anyone who was born into the Reith family or married into the family and carried the name at one time or another was included. I know this is a very paternalistic approach and probably not a currently acceptable sociological or political method; if someone has a better idea, let me know. The quick rule is that if you are a Reith, were a Reith, or your mother was a Reith, you are included. However, certain problems present themselves in determining whom to include and there are always exceptions: 1. How far should records extend when a female Reith marries and takes a new family name? Are her children Reith members? Her grandchildren? Her husband? What I have done: I have included her children but stopped at that generation. The husband is included with the Reith wife and notes about him may be included in that entry. 2. Conversely, how far back should we go in defining the family? That is, I have a record for Franz Liebich, Grandmother Ida's father. Is he a member of the family? What I have done: nothing because there are insufficient records to worry about the problem yet. 3. Are children of females who marry into the family considered Reith family members? What I have done: I have included them. 4. What happens when a female marries a Reith but does not use the Reith name? Is she a member of the family? What I have done: I have included her. 5. What happens when a female who has married into the family divorces? What I have done: Most likely the name will be deleted from the database, even if she continues to use the Reith name. 6. How do I identify the parents of a Reith family member when the mother divorces and does/does not retain the Reith name? What I have done: I probably will maintain the name as a parent for the children's entries, separating the parents' names with a semicolon (rather than using "and") and using whatever surname I have for her, prefacing any new name with "Reith." 7. Is the husband of a female Reith who marries and assumes a new name a member of the Reith family? That's a tough call: he's never been nor will be a Reith, but in fact could be closer "family" than even biological members. What I have done: I have excluded them but usually make a note about them or their contributions as part of the wife's entry. This is not cast in stone nor is it sacred. 8. What happens to the adopted child of a female Reith who marries and takes a new name? The child is not biologically a Reith, nor is the family name Reith, though the adopting mother is biologically a Reith. What I have done: I will leave the decision to the parent. It is an interesting commentary on both economic development and longevity that remarriages complicate our genealogy. In the early part of our family's history, the remarriages were occasioned by death; in our more recent history, the remarriages have been occasioned by divorce. In time, I will add an index, an .html function to go immediately to a name, and some kind of search capability. Until then, it will be a bit cumbersome to find a person, but anyone who was previously listed (and one or two whom I missed) are here. Perhaps some kind of password that would permit only members of the Reith family to access the information would also be possible, but I will need some help from the techies among you. I am not a genealogist and do not know how to construct a family chart; please help me if you have talent in that area. The order of names here generally follows that in the previous hardcopy editions, though I have begun to do a little grouping, with many of the deceased members (indicated by a "+" preceding the name) entered first and I have put some families together. I will also print this out after it has been substantially revised and make a limited number of hard copies, as before, and send them out; they can be easily photocopied at your local Kinko's if you prefer that format. In the meantime, click here for a tentative alphabetical name list. To search for any name otherwise, use "control" + "f" and type in the name. Here are some sources for genealogy: Obituary records in the Kokomo Tribune Albright Cemetery (includes headstone images) Crown Point Cemetery (includes headstone images) Sunset Memorial Gardens (includes headstone images) Social Security Death Index (lower part) Index to Vital Records in the Kokomo Tribune I have created a website for posting pictures of Reith family members; after you access the site, you have to enter "reithfamily" as a password to view the pictures. Please email pictures to me if you would not mind being included; I will include each photo as a link in your entry in this directory. (A single left click on each picture will enlarge it and display a caption; another left click will enlarge the picture further, but you lose the caption then.) Lastly, many of us received a memoir from Uncle John Reith that detailed life as he grew up on Vaile Avenue in Kokomo. For those who do not have it any longer or did not receive it, Susan, Chris, Tim, and Cathy found the digital record of those memoirs and allowed me to add it to this collection; it is found separately at http://www.geocities.com/jereithmemoirs.pdf and makes absolutely fascinating reading of the Reith family history. Bless.
___________________________________________________________________ + ALBERT (DUCK) MARTIN REITH Born: August 26, 1912, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Emil, Herman, Karl, John, Joseph, Josephine, Lewis, Rose, William Spouse: Mary K. Yenna Reith (Married June 26, 1937) Children: Ellen Jane, James Died: November 10, 1991, Kokomo, India Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Uncle Albert, known by his nickname as "Duck" (all the Reith kids had nicknames), was educated at Purdue University and worked at Stellite as a metallurgist. He was David J. Reith's godfather. ___________________________________________________________________ + ANN DYER REITH Born: September 16, 1908, Knoxville, Tennessee Spouse: Emil Reith Children: Edward, Judith, Madonna, Rebecca, Robert Died: February 6, 1994 Burial: Aunt Ann lived for many years in the old family house on Vaile Avenue in Kokomo; when her health declined, she moved to live with Becky. She used to make the kids take hot plates of food back to Jasper's and to Gooby and his father on Markland Avenue. She was an excellent seamstress who made David's Dutch costume for a piano recital in honor of Father van Teel at St. Joan of Arc in about 1950. August 8, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ + BETTY LOU MCCREA REITH Born: December 3, 1923, South Bend, Indiana Spouse: John Edward Reith Children: Catherine, Christopher, Kevin, Michael, Susan, Timothy Died: March 30, 1997 (Easter Sunday) Burial: St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware Betty and John Reith were a wonderful team. She worked with Uncle John cultivating various fruits in the yard. She also enjoyed programs like Masterpiece Theater on PBS. The homilies read by Uncle John and Susan at her funeral are found below:
 
Susan's Eulogy
We have all come together today to honor and remember my mother. She chose to go quietly, without a fuss and to those who knew my mother, that is just what you would expect. She was a private person with a quiet manner. But during our last few weeks with her she made a strong and powerful statement about the preciousnes of life .. each and every day that she was able to remain with us. Although it's been a sorrowful time leading to today, it hasn't been all sadness. This past year, I got the chance to see another side of my mother, to see her as a person, not just a mom. I was continually amazed by her strength, courage, and most of all, her sense of humor. Our family has always managhed to get together despite the distances that separate us. This past year those get togethers became even more special as we were made aware of our limited time with our mother. Although it's difficult to be so aware of someone's passing away, my mother made sure things carried on with the same humor as was typical of our family. She has never been one to complain or call attention to herself. An apt description I recently read, "She'll bloom where she's planted" in the perfect image of my mother. She always struggled to make things perfect for those around her and to make the most of every moment. During her illness, simple things becadme special. We all cherished her "good" days and had many happy moments. But my most treasured memory of these past months will be the image of my mother so surrounded by the love of family and friends. Although she received wonderful support through all her caring nurses and aides, it was in my father that she knew she had the best nurse in town. For despite her cancer, my mother "glowed" in my father's care. Her continual smile and upbeat attitude were evidence of that. As my youngest son said of my mom during her last month ... she looks like sleeping beauty ... I can't express it any better. Although we will miss my mother terribly, she lives on in all of us. Her strength, courage and love fills us all, and helps us move forward. *****
Uncle John's Eulogy
MOM
Thank you for having come to honor Betty, for a life that gave so many people happiness. What she was and did is known best by me and our children, but I believe also known to many of you who are not family. I say honor Betty, or "mom" as she was always called by not only our children but by me. I say honor her because she was a great person; a humble person and because of her humility a greater person. And today is really a day of celebration for a wonderful life that had to end at some point in time. She was 73, old enough to have seen me through several health crises, and with it all raise six children of whom we were both so very proud. They are grown up now, the youngest Chris is 31, and all happily married. Chris at 31 is the same age I was, as the youngest of ten children when my own mother died. I won't give the ages of the other five, not because it might embarrass them, but because I'd probably get them wrong: but in increasing age they are Kevin, Sue, Tim, Mick, and Cath. It upsets me when people say and act as if a life is not complete unless the woman has a career outside the home. What more important job is there to raise a family with loving care, and pass on to the children what that parent has learned is important in life. What better contribution to others: I stress others because Betty herself was so unselfish. What better contributions to others than to raise six children, that at this point in time have produced 12 grandchildren. People argue about the contribution of genes versus environment. All I know is that Betty has passed both on in abundance. She was only one person but each of the six children is 1/2 mom so there is the equivalent of three more Bettys. This is often forgotten. And there are to date 12 grandchildren, each of whom is one-quarter mom. That three more Bettys. So her qualities and actual presence are still here, in multiple others. And each of these 18 persons is already affecting the lives of many others. I challenge any company CEO to make that claim. Betty was 73 when she died. If she had lived one or even five years longer the loss and sadness we feel today would still be the same. It is a fact of life that most children outlive their parents and have to bear the burden of being a survivor. But how much sadder it is if a parent loses a child, especially at an early age. Our family has been spared that and for that we are grateful. But eventually death comes to all of us. Betty was so patient with her illness. As always, she could find some humor is most things. I saw her cry just twice these last months, for about five seconds. You could get a smile out of her easily, up to the last several days before she died. In fact she was so upbeat that the kids had trouble judging her condition because she always hid the pain. They had to learn from me what her real condition was. I'd like to close on a lighter note. Many of you may not know that Betty was a very good athlete. Golf was her first love and she played it almost every day, even through winter. At first any winter day was playable if the temperature was not below 45. Later it was any day that snow was not on the course. Then the rule became any day when you didn't expect to lose more than two balls in the snow. It took a while but toward the end she was beating me so often I decided I'd enjoy the game more as her caddy and that is what I became and was for the last several years. She was a good bowler and I remember once when a neighborhood group asked her to fill in one day. She hadn't bowled for over twenty years but that day she rolled a 200 game. I don't recall that they ever asked her again. She was a superb bridge player and usually brought home the prize, as many of you here today can confirm. But ping pong was the game where she excelled the most. She became so good at ping-pong that toward the later years she could run me ragged. She was very competitive and would always caution me: "Don't play to let me win." And I never did. She used to drive Kevin wild when he was about twelve by beating him at ping-pong. Remember Kev, how mad you'd get and you'd throw the paddle after some of those games. But mom would caution you: stop losing your temper or I won't play you anymore. But the games went on. But it wasn't easy for a 12 year old boy to get beat at ping pong by his mother. But she wasn't a soccer mom: instead she was a 24 hour a day mom. I couldn't get her to take a vacation without the kids until Chris was about twelve, when he could stay overnight at his married sister Cathy, when we took our trip to Spain. Finallly I want to read something that I wrote 25 years ago when Chris was 6 and Kevin 11 and the other kids ranged in age from 18-24. I thought then that I might soon die from a serious heart valve problem. I wrote this letter and put it in the safe deposit box for someone to find after I had died. But of course God's ways are unpredictable. Just recently I retrieved the letter. But what I wrote then applies very much to mom dying first, with me surviving to care for her in these last days.
Letter to Chris and Kev
Dear Chris and Kev, I just got word today that I had a "heart murmur" and it reminded me of what I have thought about often: that both of you are still quite young and haven't had to bear much of the pain that life eventually brings, at times, to all of us. Life is usually a happy state and should be enjoyed; but one must be careful that we not let the loss of something we prize, upset us too much. It is harder to understand this when you are little, so I'm going to give you some advice. Even if it does not help immediately, you may be able to use it later on. First, be thankful for all the blessings you have received. As an example, my life with you is something that did not have to be. My own father died when I was two years old. Perhaps it was easier for me not to remember him. But I think it would have been better if I had been able to have him around a while longer. What is long enough? There is no answer. We gain most from our parents the first years and less as each year goes by. Kevin, I believe you get less from me now than you used to. You are becoming more yourself; you, Chris, get less from me now than you did when you were younger. You, too, are becoming more and more a distinct person, who requires less from me. You of course act like you need things from me; to put you to bed, to watch you build, to take bike rides with you. But of course you don't really need me for those things. It is just nice to have me around, in the same way it has been nice to have you around. But you will grow as a person and be a better person, as you gradually need other people less, and exercise all those good qualities which hopefully you and I together have worked on to make you a very special person. I have directed most of this first letter to Chris because I believe he has a greater need. But I mean it also for you Kevin. You are a very special person. The same holds for you, Sue, you Tim, you Mich, you Cath, and your mom. Notice I went up the age ladder: your needs to handle crises should get less, and your strength to handle them get stronger as you get older. My main advice is be good to each other! Love one another! Help one another! Try not only to make your own lives better but also try to improve and make happier the lives of others, especially your own family. As I have said before to you: the thing that will bring you the greatest happiness is to make others happy. It may sound like a contradiction but it is not. It will all come back to you. Christ said it would come back a hundred fold! Who am I to argue that number. Love: Dad This letter was reritten in 1972 when I first learned that I had a serious heart murmur. I wrote this letter in long hand and put it in my safety deposit box to read in case I died. Love to you all Dad __________________________________________________________________ + CAROLINA (or Caroline) ZIEGLER REITH Born: 1832 Spouse: Jerome (Hieronymous in German) Reith Children: John, Charles (Chink), Joseph [Ida's husband] Died: 1917 Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Carolina and Jerome were apparently the original Reith immigrant family from Germany. This must have been the family which Ida first moved in with and then left because of the presence of the young men, one of whom, Joseph, she later married. __________________________________________________________________ + CHARLES (Uncle Charley) REITH Born: 1857 Spouse: Ida Reith Children: Died: [Reith Carl 77 27 Apr 1934 - http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/obits1922-35/RS.html] Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Charles Reith was Grandmother Ida Reith's second husband after her husband Joseph died; this Charles was a cousin to her first husband. As noted by Uncle John, his German name was actually Karl (Charles in English) and he was called Uncle Charley by the kids. The citation above indicates a Carl Reith died in 1934, but am uncertain whether this is the same person or not. There is a record of his having returned from Germany to the United States on October 12, 1922, apparently having gone there on a visit. This was sometime after Ida's husband, Joseph, had died, but the manifest indicates Karl (Charles) was single still at the time. Here is another record of that same event, deailing the information: First Name: Karl Last Name: Reith Ethnicity: US Last Place of Residence: Kokomo, Ind. Date of Arrival: Oct 12, 1922 Age at Arrival: 65 Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Resolute Port of Departure: Hamburg Manifest Line Number: 0019 ___________________________________________________________________ + CHARLES E. (GOOB, or SERGEANT) REITH Born: June 22, 1920, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary Hazel Thompson and Charles F. Reith Sister: Mary Frances Balogh Died: February 15, 2004, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Reired from Fisher Engineering, Charles was always famous as a first-class inventor. He served as a sergeant in World War II with the Army Air Force in Europe and held memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He also held First Class Commercial and Amateur (Ham) Radio licenses and formerly owned a radio shop at the corner of Vaile Avenue and Locke Street in Kokomo. One of his long-standing questions was how to pronounce correctly the family name. He lived in Huntington in his later years. Personal Letter from Harry Reith to David Reith March 5, 2004 Dear David, Enclosed find Eulogy for Charles E. Reith. I was delighted when Joe Jacobs (Charles' nephew) asked me to help with Charles's funeral. Several things impressed me about Charles. There were things that Charles did that set him apart from others. First of all, he was ahead of his time. He had such a great vision of electronics. I never knew of him to be a great reader, either, but he had such command of his field. I am also certain that Philo Farnsworth and Charles discussed, at great length, radio and television waves and everything connected with it. The second thing that impressed me about Charles was that his dad, "Chink," had a wonderful relationshiip with Charles, where father taught son so many things. These were logical thinking, manliness, and love. I saw the love displayed many times. Years ago, Charles would stop at my Grandmother Collins' home (my mother's mother). The purpose of the visit was twofold. Nellie (my grandmother) was always to happy to see Charles. Nellie made Charles the focal popint. Nellie loved Charles because Charles made the effort to come and see my Grandmother and more importantly my Grandmother loved to hear Charles "boast" about Nellie's "good coffee" and "delicious pie." They were a great team. It is obvious that their friendship worked because I remember their lesson so well by their good camaraderie. Charles never stayed too long because I'm sure that he didn't want to be a "bore" to anyone. Then he would be "gone with the wind" until the next time. Charles had complete command when he talked on short wave. C.B. radio or Morse Code. A true expert, very quick, accurate and his thoughts expressed easily. Charles suffered like everyone else with old age but when the going got tough he would head to the Veteran's Hospital for treatment. His other great love was his membership at the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He enjoyed his friends and acquaintainces. Everyone loved Charles. I will miss Charles but I'm glad that I had the opportunity to know him. Harry J. Reith Eulogy Given at Funeral for Charles Reith February 19, 2004 by Harry J. Reith "A true genius rearranges material in a way never seen before." Charles Reith was a genius. Let me tell you why. During WW II, Charles was in the United States Army. He was dispatched to England because at the time Radar was coming into its prominence. Charles, along with others, perfected the radar technique. Because of that fact, England was spared because they had knowledge (by radar) that Hitler had sent rockets to destroy England. The rockets were demolished. Charles was awarded medals for this accomplishment. Charles Reith invented a one inch television receiver. It was a marvel to all that looked at the picture. Now I want to go back into Charles's early life. He was born in 1920, four or five years after his sister, Mary Frances. Shortly after Charles's birth, the parents separated. His sister, Mary Frances, went to the Fort Wayne orphanage to live. Charles stayed in Kokomo and lived with his father. The true genius began to surface for Charles. He did not like school. He played a lot of "hooky." During these days he would go to the Kokomo dumping ground where everyone took their trash. Charles, would, I'm quoting, "rearrange old material in a way never seen before." He was building talking devices. He talked to many an operator. Again and again, he stayed away from school. One day when Charles was coming back from the dump, a car stopped, asked Charles if he would like a ride to his home. It was a Catholic priest who caught Charles "red handed" with material from the dump and of course not in school. I never knew the outcome of that car ride back to his home. Apparently, he was not intimidated. I have been told that Charles had very little formal education. The point to be made is that Charles never lost focus of his genius and love of electronics. His discovery and research was "pure" - not contaminated with "you must learn to succeed." It is obvious that Charles was ahead of his time. He came to Ft. Wayne, worked with a prominent person in radio and TV. His name was Farnsworth. Charles and Farnsworh spent many a day and night inventing vacuum radio tubes and perfecting colored TV. Some time later, Charles left Magnavox and went to Huntington, Indiana, where he worked at Fisher Engineering for the rest of his working career. It was during that time that Charles's one inch TV went to the Museum of Science and Industry to the famous actress, Coleen Moore. Her hobby was a doll house. It was Victorian in nature. It is on display today at the museum. At any rate, Ms. Moore realized that TV was not to be in a Victorian doll house. She gave the TV to the Radio Corporation of America. They tried to make it work. They failed. So Charles was asked to come to the museum to see if he could make the TV work on their signal. I went with him. I was only 14 or 15 at the time. I always recall borrowing my brother Jack's "zoot suit." Oh, was I tickled to be invited. We arrived at the museum. We were directed to the RCA engineers. They asked Charles very professional questions about signals. Charles said nothing. He went to the TV, took a small screw driver from hs shirt pocket, inserted the screw driver on a screw, made one small twist - Bravo - a perfect TV picture. The engineers shook their heads in amazement. Seeing was believing. They were impressed. So what is the lesson to be learned from Charles Reith today? It is this: Charles learned early on that God was in command. Charles also recognized that God had created him and that God would always watch over him. Charles gave his worries to God. He practiced the 10 commandments to the letter. Because he tried to obey God's law, he then enjoyed Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. If you follow Charles's plan as God gave it to him, you too will enjoy everything that God has planned for you and me. Harry J. Reith Obituary [Source of Obituary Unknown] Charles E. "Sergeant" Reith, 83, 1405 Garfield St. [Huntington, Indiana], died at 8 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 15, 2004) at the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne. Mr. Reith served with the Army Air Force and later the United States Air Force for 25 years, achieving the rank of sergeant. He was on active during World War II, Korean Conflict, and the Berlin Crisis. During the Vietnam War, he operated a ham radio to link wounded military men on medical ships with their families. During the Persian Gulf War. he invented a device to be used with gas masks. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and American Legion Post 85, both in Huntington. He was born June 22, 1920, in Kokomo, a son of Charles F. and Mary Thompson Reith. Survivors include two cousins, Denny Reith and Dr. Harry Reith, both of Fort Wayne; and a nephew, Joe Jacobs, Commerce, Michigan. A sister, Mary Balow [sic], is deceased. Calling is from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, followed by services at 2 p.m. Father Daniel Leeuw will officiate and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 will conduct military services. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Memorial contributions may be made to St, Jude Children's Hospital, in case of Deal-Robins & Van Gilder Funeral Home, Hungton Chapel, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750. March 1, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ + CHARLES (CHINK) F. REITH Born: February 2, 1882, Mannheim-Baden, Germany Parents: Caroline and Jerome Reith Brothers: John, Joseph [Ida's husband] Spouse: Mary Hazel Reith Children: Charles E. (Goob), Mary Frances Died: June 21, 1957, Kokomo, Indiana Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Immigrated to the United States from Germany with his parents when he was nine years old. Educated in Kokomo. Member of St. Joan of Arc Church and employed by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Kokomo and in North Carolina. ___________________________________________________________________ + CHARLOTTE REITH Born: Spouse: Lewis Reith Children: Catherine, Dennis, Laura, Lois Died: February 13, 1998 [date uncertain] Burial: Daughter of a jeweler, Aunt Charlotte lived many years with her sister, Catherine Miller. ___________________________________________________________________ + DANIEL EDWARD REITH Born: December 19, 1968 Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Angela Mary, Diane Marie, Donald Paul, Jeffrey Michael, Philip Thomas, Timothy William Died: December 19, 1968 Burial: ___________________________________________________________________ + EMIL FREDERICK REITH Born: June 3, 1905, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Lewis, Karl, Rose, William Spouse: Ann Dyer Reith Children: Edward, Judith, Madonna, Rebecca, Robert Died: January 12, 1975, Kokomo, Indiana Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana "....He was a good father. He held us in his lap when lightning storms arose at night and the weeping willow swayed and the leaves of the cottonwood were shaken by the wind... He took us down to the Wildcat Crick for walks where we sometimes picked wild violets. ....Eddie always fished. Don't ask how many pairs of tennis shoes and fishing poles dad bought him! He went hunting a lot with Eddie and Robert and took them to the museums in Chicago once. (Hey! That was a big deal in those days!) In the summer he took me across the "sand-field" to Drago's carnivals and to Foster Park for the 4th of July fireworks. Or else we took chairs up on the flat roof of the old garage and watched the fireworks from there. (...I can almost feel the warm tar of the roof at night in July on bare feet and legs...can almost smell the tar.. ) People dropped by and chatted with dad, especially in the summer. A strange collection ...Pood Suites, Eddie Gaston, Jaspar, the Hedricks, Mose Walters, Wilbur Hoyt... Mostly, though, I remmber dad as a simple, decent human being. He planted gardens and loved his trees. He had a good sense of humor, but was so shy...And he had his habits. He always fell asleep reading the paper in the chair at night and he always sang "My Grandfather's Clock" on Sunday morning and made ho'cakes and bacon for breakfast after Sunday mass. There was no selfishness in dad...he never said anything bad about other people... He was a wise man...a man of wisdom in the spiritual sense...a humble man and a sentimental man...The best of all possible fathers. ...I wish I had told him that before he died. I hope he knew." Judy ___________________________________________________________________ + GEORGE REITH Event: Marriage License Information Source Date: 30 Oct 1897 | Source: Kokomo Dispatch| Pages: 8 c1 (if applicable) Second Date: | | Pages: Description: Susie Shrock Date: 28 Oct 1897 | Source: Kokomo Daily Tribune| Pages: 4 c5 (if applicable) Second Date: | | Pages: Description: Susie Shrock [Does anyone recognize this name? Could there have been another, unrelated Reith family in Kokomo?] ___________________________________________________________________ + HERMAN ROBERT REITH, CSC Born: August 14, 1915, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, John, Joseph, Josephine, Karl, Lewis, Rose, William Died: July 7, 2006 Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana "Mick" entered the seminary to become a priest at the age of 15 and celebrated his fiftieth anniversary in the priesthood as a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) at St. Joan of Arc in Kokomo a number of years ago. He received his bachelor's degree at the Gregorian University in Rome, his master's degree from the University of Notre Dame, and the Ph.D. in philosophy from Laval University in Quebec; he was a student of communism for his doctoral philosophy degree. During World War II, Father served in Canada's Royal Navy as a chaplain on the HMS Montcalm in Quebec City. Fluent in several languages, one of the things he always did was to return to Kokomo to hear confessions in Italian for the community there. Studies and teaching have taken him to Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Uganda, and other sites around the world. A review of his recent work on Descartes from CHOICE (April, 1987, p. 1233), a library reference work, is found here. For the last several years, "Mick" taught at a new college, Our Lady of Corprus Christi, in Texas. He also recently completed manuscripts on freedom and authority in the church and on morality and is currently working on manuscripts on St. Thomas Aquinas and angels. Father Ted Hesburgh was his classmate and Father Joyce was his next-door neighbor at Holy Cross House. He was recently mentioned in Notre Dame Magazine. ***** Obituary in South Bend Tribune: July 09. 2006 6:59AM Rev. Herman R. Reith, C.S.C. Aug. 14, 1915 - July 7, 2006 Source: South Bend Tribune Fr. Herman Reith passed away early in the morning of July 7, 2006, in Holy Cross House on the campus of his beloved Notre Dame. He was nearly 91 years old, a Holy Cross religious for 72 years and a priest for 64. Fr. Herman R. Reith, C.S.C., was born to Joseph and Ida (Liebich) Reith on August 14, 1915, in Kokomo, Indiana. He attended St. Joan of Arc grade school and two years of high school at St. Patrick, both in Kokomo. His last two years of high school were at Holy Cross Seminary, Notre Dame. He graduated in 1932. After a year of further study he entered St. Joseph's Novitiate at Notre Dame in July 1933. Before profession the entire novitiate was moved to Rolling Prairie and it was there, on August 16, 1934, that Fr. Reith made his first vows. After two years at Notre Dame he went to Rome and studied philosophy at the Gregorian [University,] receiving a PhB in 1938. Moving to Holy Cross College in Washington, D.C., for theology he received an STB in 1940 and was ordained to the priesthood at Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, on June 24, 1942. Fr. Reith's first assignment was to study philosophy at Notre Dame. After earning a master's degree in 1944 he began doctoral studies at Laval University in Quebec, receiving his doctorate in 1945. Until moving to Holy Cross House in December 2001, Fr. Reith spent 56 years doing what he most loved to do: teaching philosophy. He taught at Notre Dame and resided at Moreau Seminary from 1945 until 1949 when he moved to the University of Portland. He taught and served as department chair at Portland until 1951. In 1951, Fr. Reith returned to the University of Notre Dame where he taught philosophy and served as chair of the department. During this period he resided at Moreau Seminary. From 1967-69, and again from 1973-74, he taught philosophy at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He also taught at the National Seminary in Dacca, Bangladesh, from 1977-79. During the other years of that period he taught at the University of Notre Dame until retirement in 1994. Not one to sit around, Fr. Reith taught philosophy at Our Lady of Corpus Christi College in Corpus Christi, Texas, during spring semesters and was much sought after as a spiritual director and mentor for many monastic communities. A self-taught artist, he would paint and sculpt in his spare time and was a lifelong golfer, hiker and fisherman. A superb athlete in is younger days, Fr. Reith was known as a fierce competitor, especially in handball. Fr. Reith was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida (Liebich) Reith. He is survived by a brother, John Reith of Wilmington, DE, and some nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held for Fr. Reith in the chapel of Moreau Seminary, University of Notre Dame, on Monday, July 10th, from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, on Tuesday, July 11th, at 3:30 p.m. Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions to support the mission and ministries of the Holy Cross Fathers may be made to: Priests of Holy Cross, Indiana Province, Office of Development, P.O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556. ***** Homily for the Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday: May I express my condolences to the family of Father Reith, to colleagues of the University who knew him, to friends who knew him, and to members of the Congregation who are assembled here; Father Reith was a member of our community for many years and we are sad. Father Reith was a vowed religious in the Congregation of Holy Cross for seventy-two years and a priest for sixty-four. Father Reith was a Christian philosopher. He was a metaphysician. He was a priest-teacher for a half- century. He also knew how to handle all manner of manual tools and was willing to labor in their use. He was my mentor in the college seminary and a long-time inspiration in the religious community of Holy Cross. Father Reith was a genuine Christian intelelectual. He asked the deeper questions. Why anything? What do we know? How do we know we know? Will we live beyond our death? How does out faith touch our mind, and our mind support our faith? What does it all mean? Should we be afraid? Is there no end to spin in the human condition? Edward Albee entitled his drama of a marriage in shambles, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." It was she, a great novelist of the twentieth century, who walked into the sea one day in deep distress that there should be such atrocious debacles in human affairs as World War I, that awful maiming war supposedly to end all wars. I for one am afraid of such hopelessness. And who is afraid of Immanuel Kant who told us all that we know may be all that we project and not much more. And I for one say I am afraid of such futility. Father Reith was not afraid and taught others not to be afraid. For all of his life Father Reith was devoted to Thomas Aquinas, who himself tried mightily to keep faith and reason as willing and reliable partners in Christian life. I see all these efforts as if they were the cumulative protection of coral reefs in the seas of our minds. The waves of doubt are tempered by such bulwarks. All kinds of unconscious questions are given a haven secure. There is food for thought and refuge in storms. Father Reith taught the Catholic faith that the human mind can know, that the critics of darkness do not overcome the students of light. He studied the objections and weathered the pressures that great minds opposed can raise in us. We knew he knew. We thought we could know as well. When I begin my classes I have a saying. I tell my students this: "I do not always say what I mean. I do not always mean what I say, and what you heard was not what I said." Words, language, human knowing are hazardous. Christian philosophy is a reef in an ocean of surmise. When faith and reason partner, our minds are integrated, our eyes clarified, and our ears sharpened. Jesus did say what he meant when he said: "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son," and "whatever you do to the least of my brothers or sisters you do to me." Jesus did mean what he said when he said: "This is my body given for you," and "I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am you also may be." And what all Jesus said we are more able to hear because of Christian philosophy. When we are confident not only in our faith but also in our mind, we are enabled to love God with all our strength, with all our heart, with all our soul, and as the gospel of Matthew adds, "with all our mind." If teachers and authors of books of Christian philosophy, such as Father Reith, do leave a legacy to their students and to their readers, coming to know and love God more securely and more abundantly is not a small one. May his soul rest in peace. May his mind see God in whom all questions will be resolved in simplicity. Homilist: Rev. Nicholas Ayo, CSC ***** Homily at Moreau Seminary Monday service: Eulogy for Fr. Herman Reith Monday, July 10, 2006 Moreau Seminary Chapel Reading: Romans 14: 7-9, 10b-12 On behalf of the local Holy Cross community, I would like to extend a word of welcome and of sympathy to members of the Reith family who are here this evening. I know that Hermie would be pleased that you were able to make it. There are certainly other Holy Cross religious who knew Hermie for many more years than I have. He was a Holy Cross religious for 72 years and a priest for 64 years. I’m here tonight because Hermie is the reason why I came to Holy Cross. As a high school senior I was all set to join the Diocese of Gary and attend the seminary at St. Meinrad’s. Hermie’s nephew, Jim Reith, worked with my father at Whirlpool in La Porte. My father told Jim Reith about my interest in the priesthood. At Jim’s urging, Hermie wrote me and told me all about his life in Holy Cross and urged me to visit him at Notre Dame. So I’m so grateful to him for steering me in the direction of Holy Cross, this band of wonderful brothers. What I most enjoyed in the process of writing this eulogy was getting to hear so many wonderful stories about Hermie. There is no way I could share them all with you. St. Paul says in his letter to the Romans that “each of us shall gave an account of himself to God.” No one could give a more interesting account of his life than Hermie. The image that captures the man for me was shared by a religious of this house. He recounted walking into Hermie’s room, negotiating the many piles of books, and seeing a table upon which there was a philosophy book, a shotgun, and hanging from the shotgun, a pair of athletic shorts. Each item symbolizes something important about his life: Hermie as scholar, as rugged outdoorsman, and as superb athlete. He had something of the wanderlust of the great explorers, the curiosity of the scientist, and the creativity of the inventers. He was ever interested in and ever fascinated by life, by creation, and by Truth itself. He was forever young at heart. He was a philosopher by training and trade. He taught and was department chair at Portland and Notre Dame, and also taught in Uganda and Bangladesh. I had him for a course called Marxist themes. His style was dry and straightforward, but not without humor. He recounted once meeting a community of communist women, describing in detail how they exercised leadership, how they shared their resources, how they lived their lives. Then he revealed in coy fashion that he was describing a community of cloistered nuns in Kokomo! His intellectual interests continued to practically his dying day. Just a few years ago, while at Holy Cross House, he gave me Chapter 5 of a book on angels. I walked back to Moreau in a snowstorm. Somewhere between Holy Cross House and Moreau Chapter 5 blew out of my back pocket and was carried to the four corners of the earth by the driving wind. Every time he asked me what I thought of Chapter 5 I tried to talk about the weather. I don’t think he ever discovered what happened but now he knows. The shotgun symbolizes for me the great outdoors and his time at Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, as superior of the summer camp for seminarians. Some have affectionately referred to the place as a slave labor camp. A few religious shared with me the time Hermie had them excavate under the buildings one September because the joists were rotting away. They also had to dig trenches around the buildings. It began to rain, it got cold, and people got the flu. And then the water filled the trenches, and then the grease pit from the kitchen somehow began to flow into the trenches. Oh, for the good old days of seminary training! As a reward for their labors, Hermie took the lads in the school bus for a trip up North to the Porcupine mountains. At a large field, he had the driver stop the bus, got everyone off the bus, and took out a football to have some fun. Everyone got off the bus and proceeded to lay down on the field because they were exhausted. But those men who knew him then said you could always approach Hermie, even if you didn’t like his work projects. He was a stubborn German, but he was also a good man and quite fair. Though he was not one who was often heard laughing out loud, his humor was never far from the surface. One night at Land O’Lakes, Brutus, the camp dog, who was always losing battles to porcupines and skunks, got sprayed by a skunk. It was about 11:00 p.m. or so. Hermie knew the seminarians were in the bunks, so he proceeded to let Brutus into their barracks to spend the night with them! Hermie was a superb athlete, quite adept at handball, squash, and even enjoyed golf. Just a few years ago, when I began to learn the game of golf, he took me out to analyze my swing. After seeing my swing, he told me that the main objective of golf should be to never embarrass or humiliate myself on the course. I have yet to achieve that objective! I could go on and talk about the fish he stuffed himself using a 2 X 6, sawdust and varnish, or the motorcycle he worked on in his room at the old Moreau, his passion for languages, and his work helping an exorcist in Texas. In short, Hermie was a fascinating man with a variety of interests. I have yet to meet his equal as a conversationalist at table. Above all, Hermie was a man of God, a priest, a religious of Holy Cross. St. Paul’s words tonight sum up very well Hermie’s life: “None us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord.” Everything Hermie did as a Holy Cross priest flowed from his delight in God and in God’s creation. In everything, he did he tried to serve the Lord and give him praise. He was a man for others. And now, every mystery, every treasure of heaven, every source of wisdom, is laid open before him. His now one with everything that is. The heaven he longed for, the Lord he pined for, the life he prayed for, are all his. He now has an eternity to explore the eternal, a mystery now known from within but never exhausted. He is like a young man again, but paradoxically, he has reached full his full stature and maturity in Christ. I suspect that Hermie will never be bored again! Homilist: Fr. Patrick Neary, C.S.C. ***** Uncle John's letter read on Monday night: BELOW I GIVE THE PROPOSED EULOGY. FEEL FREE TO EDIT IT FOR CLARITY OR WHATEVER. I THINK I KNEW MY BROTHER MICK BETTER THAN ANYBODY. WE GREW UP TOGETHER FOR MY FIRST 12 YEARS, UNTIL HE ENTERED THE SEMINARY AT 16..BUT WE STAYED CLOSE ALL THROUGH THE YEARS. TODAY I WANT TO SHARE SOME EVENTS THAT INVOLVED US BOTH, THAT MANY DO NOT KNOW ABOUT. EARLY ON IT WAS OBVIOUS TO ME THAT HIS RELIGIOUS FAITH WOULD DOMINATE HIS LIFE. WHEN I WAS ABOUT 6 AND HE WAS 10, HE TOLD ME THAT I WAS CLOSER TO GOD THAN HE WAS BECAUSE I WAS CLOSER TO HAVING JUST LEFT HIS HANDS. FROM MY AGE 4 IT SEEMED WE DID ALMOST EVERYTHING TOGETHER. WHERE HE WENT ON HIS BIKE I WAS RIDING ON THE BAR. HE INVOLVED ME IN ALL HIS ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES, EVEN BEING A LINEMAN ON HIS FOOTBALL TEAM. WE RAN THE 100 YARD DASH ON A PATH HE HAD MEASURED, HE TAUGHT ME TO BOX AND TACKLE IN FOOTBALL, AND PLAYED BASKETBALL TOGETHER ON OUR FAMILY COURT. HE HAD A BENJAMIN AIR RIFLE AND WE BOTH SHOT CANS OFF THE OTHERS HEAD AT ABOUT 40 FEET..HE TAUGHT ME TO THROW A CURVE WITH A BASEBALL AND A SLIDER AND A DROP. LATER IN THE SEMINARY AT HOLY CROSS COLLEGE IN DC HE PITCHED AND BEAT AMERUCAN U. FOR THE FIRST WIN IN 10 YEARS. WHILE AT MOREAU HIS BASKETBALL TEAM USED TO SCRIMMAGE WITH THE NOTRE DAME FRESHMAN TEAM AND HE WAS USUALLY HIGH SCORER. WHILE STUDYING IN ROME HE ORGANIZED A TEAM THAT BEAT THE TEAM THAT HAD JUST WON THE BRUNO MUSSOLINI CUP IN BASKETBAL. WHILE HE TAUGHT AT U. OF PORTLAND HE WAS THE CHAPLAIN AT THE SUNVALLEY SKI RESORT (HE WAS A GOOD SKIER). AT GOLF HE HAD ABOUT A 2 HANDICAP AND AT AGE 60 NO ONE COULD BEAT HIM AT SQUASH OR RACKETBALL. HE ALSO WON THE HORSESHOE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE SEMINARY. BUT THROUGH THIS ALL HE WAS PRIMARILY A SCHOLAR, WRITING MANY BOOKS AS HEAD OF THE PHILOSOPHY DEPT AT NOTRE DAME. HE WAS ALSO A GOOD POET, HAD ONE PRINTED IN THE ND SCHOLASTIC AND BEFORE THE SEMINARY, ONE ABOUT THE TWIN SIMMONS BOYS ACROSS THE STREET WHO WERE NAMED AFTER THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, ORVILLE AND WLBUR. I RECALL HIS NUN TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL CALLED HIM "MY BRIGHT ALGEBRA STAR", AND MICK CONSIDERED MATH INSTEAD OF PHILOSOPHY AS MAJOR AT ND. HE WENT TO ROME WITH TED HESBURGH IN 1937 TO FINISH STUDIES FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BUT THEY WERE ON THE LAST BOAT OUT OF ITALY ABOUT 2 YEARS LATER. DURING THE WAR HE LIVED IN QUEBEC, CANADA WHILE STUDYING FOR HIS PHD AT LAVAL U. AND HE BECAME A CHAPLAIN IN THE CANADIAN NAVY. I HAVE PICTUES OF HIM IN UNIFORM. MICK WAS A HOLY PRIEST AND HE TALKED TO ME OFTEN ABOUT HOW THE DAILY MASS WAS AT THE HEART OF CATHOLIC BELIEF. WHEN HE VISITED BACK IN KOKOMO HE WOULD HEAR THE CONFESSIONS OF HIS OLD NEIGHBORS, POSSIBLY THEIR ONLY CONNECTION WITH THE CHURCH. IT SEEMED HE HAD FRIENDS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD. HE SEEMED TO TAKE A SPECIAL INTEREST IN SEVERAL CLOISTERED NUN GROUPS. HE WAS A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND OF THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO BANGLADESH, AND TO THE US AMBASSADOR TO IDI AMIN'S COUNTRY IN AFRICA [UGANDA]. AT ONE POINT WHEN AMIN WAS KILLING WESTERNERS, MY BROTHER OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL MONTHS WAS WRITING US FRIGHTENED LETTERS THAT SAID HE WAS NOT RECEIVING ANY MAIL AT ALL. I GOT THE CRAZY IDEA TO WRITE HIM A NONSENSE LETTER, FULL OF PRAISE FOR THE GREAT WORK IDI AMIN WAS DOING, BUT I BUILT IN CLUES THAT THE WHOLE LETTER WAS FULL OF NONSENSE THAT MIGHT GET THROUGH TO HIM I REPORTED ND TEAMS GETTING BEAT BY GRADE SCHOOL TEAMS BY BIG MARGINS ETC..ETC.. THAT MAIL GOT THROUGH AND HIS MAIL RECEPTION STARTED AGAIN. MICK WAS FRIENDS WITH ALL CLASSES OF PEOPLE WHOM HE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH, INCLUDING THE HEAD OF THE LAS SCALA OPERA HOUSE IN ROME. THE COUNTRY WHERE MY BROTHER SERVED 2 TERMS WAS UGANDA, WHERE IDI AMIN WAS THE DICTATOR. WHILE IN UGANDA HERMAN HAD VISITED A WITCH DOCTOR, AT WHICH ACCORDING TO MY BROTHER THE WITCH DOCTOR WOULD LEVITATE AND MOVE AROUND THE GROUP. HERMAN WASQUITE FRIGHTENED BY IT ALL. ALSO DURING HIS STAY IN UGANDA I HAD TO WORK THROUGH THE US AMBASSADOR TO UGANDA, A MAN NAMED RITCHIE TO GET A MESSAGE TO HERMAN. INCIDENTALLY RITCHIE BECAME A CATHOLIC ON HIS DEATH BED. ALSO HERMAN BECAME A SKILLED SCULPTORER AND BESIDE MANY INDIVIDUAL PIECES HAS PUBLIC DISPLAY AT SEVERAL PLACES. HE WORKED MOSTLY USING A WELDING TORCH I HAD GOT FOR HIM...HE AFFECTED MANY LIVES. HE WAS A JOY TO HAVE AS A BROTHER AND A DELIGHT TO WATCH HIM OPERATE ON THE WORLD STAGE. I SHALL MISS HIM. BROTHER JOHN ***** Harry Reith's letter read on Monday night: Yesterday, I talked to Uncle John in Wilmington, De. He asked me to thank all of you for the kindness that you have shown him and his brother, Herman at this time. He is grateful. John and members of his family will not be coming to Father Herman's funeral. John and his children asked me extend a personal invitation to all of you and to ask that you come and visit them. I want to talk about Father Herman . The first story that I'm going to tell comes from my Mother and Father. AS you know, my Dad, Karl, was the oldest of ten Reith children. You also know that Ida's husband died with John was two years old. So without a father image, the older children helped their Mother raise the younger ones. My Dad had a lot of friends that went to Notre Dame. There was a family that lived in Kokomo. Their name was O'Hara. Father O'Hara was a priest at Notre Dame. My Mom and Dad were friends of the O'Hara family. Father O'Hara knew the Reith's who lived on Vail avenue in Kokomo. As Herman grew up he became very good at pitching a baseball. This happened because a neighbor taught Herman how to release the ball. Herman considered becoming a baseball player. It was at this time that Herman's Mother, Ida, would say: "How nice it would be to have a priest in the family." After some time and through the suggestion of my Dad and Father O'Hara Herman decided to go to Notre Dame. Later on O'Hara became President of Note Dame. He was about fourteen or fifteen years of age. I recall my Mom and Dad telling me that Herman was very shy. That was not acceptable. When my Mom and Dad visited Herman at Notre Dame he told my parents that he could not sit in the car with them. Father Herman was being weaned from the family. But, by doing so Herman was able to devote 100% of himself to his studies. It certainly paid off. He was a classmate of Father Theodore Hessburg. Herman and Hessburg were selected to go to Rome to study Philosophy. Herman worked very hard as a student of philosophy. He met a famous Thomistic philosopher whose name was Jacques Maritain. Maritain and Herman became great friends with each other's ideas. Herman became the head of the Philosophy department at Notre Dame. Years later when I was practicing dentistry in Fort Wayne I met a patient who was a priest at Notre Dame. He told me that he was a student in Herman's philosophy class. The student also confessed the philosophy was very hard for him to understand. Herman knew this and as time passed for the final exam to be given, Herman requested that this student take a walk with him around the lake. During their walk Herman asked his student many questions. As they walked, the student was at ease and expounded and answered many issues. WHen Herman and his student completed their walk, the student asked Herman when he could take the philosophy test. Herman smiled at his student and said, you took the test as we walked when I asked you questions. You have passed with flying colors. Herman was a great Philosopher. He knew his subject very well and knew how to put his students at ease. Herman was great at getting people to give him money. Once upon a time, Herman was visiting his friends the Bill O'Rourkes in Fort Wayne. He asked me to ride along with him to make the visit. Mr. O'Rourke asked Herman what was new. Herman said, well Bill, I've been busy and I'm getting ready to travel to Puerto Rico soon. Of course Bill O'Rourke asked Herman what he would be doing. Herman said he was traveling on his own to introduce a new idea about philosophy. O'Rourke asked Herman how he planned to get there. Herman said that he wanted to fly if at all possible because he Herman was on a quick turn around visit. Then O'Rourkeasked the question. How much will it cost you to fly there and back? Herman said $1500.00. O'Rourke spoke loud to his wife and said, Geraldine, bring me my check book. O'Rourke immediately wrote a check for $1500.00 and gave to Herman. Herman said thank you very much. I appreciate your helping me. Bill said, glad to help you. Herman knew his philosophy very well. Many years ago, Herman came to my office and brought me a peice of his art. This was a Sculpture of a chicken. The chicken had a great strut. The toe nails were made of finishing nails that a carpenter uses. The foot had great character and a person was sure to recognize as such. There were nice tail feathers all welded together in perfect form, a waddle and behind the chicken lay an egg. One day when Herman was eating supper at Corby Hall the math department chairman asked Herman is he could borrow the chicken sculpture. Oh sure said Herman. Great said the professor. Herman asked the teacher to explain. Oh yes said Father who was the math teacher. I asked them, What is it? These brainy studentss studied and studied, they took measurements. They rechecked their data again and again, finally they said. This thing on the ground is an irregular polyhedron and that thing in front is a bird. Very well said the professor, you used no common sense. That is a chicken who has laid an egg. Herman was a great Philosopher. All of us here today are saddened to have lost Herman in death. But don't look at it that way. Herman touched all of our lives. Even this chapel and building that we are now in was designed with Father Herman advising the architects of his philosophy and knowledge. Father Herman is now with God and his family. As each of us tell him goodbye recognize that he is a great philosopher who is waiting to see us in Heaven with Him. Harry J. Reith [DR: not proofread yet for errors] ***** Letter of sympathy from Coach Gerry Faust: [Not yet reproduced in a graphic format] ***** Here are some pictures taken at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, on May 31, 2002: Here are some pictures taken at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, on August 14, 2003 (the Great Blackout Day): August 14, 2005 (90th birthday): Publications [books]: The metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas, Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing, 3rd ed., 1989 [1958] by Herman R Reith (Author) Rene Descartes: The Story of the Soul Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986 by Herman R. Reith (Hardcover - Nov 1986) Review by Watson, Richard A., 1931- , Journal of the History of Philosophy Volume 27, Number 2, April 1989 An introduction to philosophical psychology by Herman Reith (Unknown Binding - 1961) The Marxists interpret the Pre-Socratics by Herman R Reith (Unknown Binding - 1953) An introduction to philosophical psychology Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1956 by Herman Reith (Hardcover - 1959) Psychology and the Nurse by O'Hara, Frank J. and Herman Reith Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1954 After virtue: Is a return to morality possible? by Herman R Reith (Unknown Binding - 2000) [Pre-publication manuscript] Freedom and authority: Seven essays on freedom and authority in the Catholic Church by Herman Reith (Unknown Binding - 1999) [Pre-publication manuscript] Cited, quoted, identified in: Truth in a Post-Modern Society Citation Tuck Langland and Francis Nnaggenda: "Mother with Baana" [Bronze] Self Knowledge in Thomas Aquinas: The Angelic Doctor on the Soul's Knowledge of Itself by Richard, T. Lambert (Paperback - Jan 31, 2007) Hesburgh: A Biography (Hardcover) by Michael O'Brien Aquinas on God: The 'Divine Science' of the Summa Theologiae (Ashgate Studies in the History of Philosophical Theology) by Rudi Te Velde (Paperback - April 2006) I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You: My Life And Pastimes by Ralph M. McInerny (Hardcover - Mar 30, 2006) Contending With Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover) by Philip Gleason Understanding Our Being: Introduction to Speculative Philosophy in the Perennial Tradition (Paperback) by John W. Carlson The Way toward Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics (ND Thomistic Studies) by Benedict Ashley Contending With Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century by Philip Gleason Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism by William J. Abraham The Two Gods of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics by A. P. Martinich (Paperback - Feb 20, 2003) Descartes: The Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times by A.C. Grayling (Paperback - Sep 4, 2006) The Biography Book: A Reader's Guide To Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of all Time by Daniel S. Burt (Hardcover - Feb 28, 2001) Aquinas (Arguments of the Philosophers) by Eleonore Stump (Hardcover - May 23, 2003) Cogito, Ergo Sum: The Life of Rene Descartes by Richard A. Watson (Hardcover - April 2002) Mass intention at St. Gregory, Phoenix, AZ Updated: September 5, 2005; July 15, 2006; February 9, 2009 ___________________________________________________________________ + IDA LIEBICH REITH Born: October 5, 1873, Elsenz (near Eppigen), Germany Parents: Franz Anton Liebich and Elizabeth Hahn (Höhn?) Brothers/Sisters: Magdalena and Nickolaus (or Nikolaus) from father's first marriage; Joseph, Agnes, and Fidel from father's second marriage after the first marriage resulted in his wife's death at childbirth [someone confirm] Spouse: Joseph Reith Children: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Karl, Lewis, Rose, William Died: November 3, 1950, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Ida Reith (nee Leibich), when she was a teen, wanted to become a nun and to serve in Tanganyika in East Africa, which was then a German territory. When she decided to enter the convent, her father announced that her failure would bring disgrace to the family and essentially banished her. In fact, she did not complete the religious formation (as her brother, Nickolaus, had not completed the seminary, but because of illness), deciding instead to have a married vocation; that decision caused a rift with her father. She worked in Germany to make enough money to pay her way to America and departed from Holland. After arriving in New York, she worked for a while for a Jewish doctor in New Jersey whom she had met on the boat and then heard about some Germans who had moved to Kokomo, Indiana. Upon arriving there, she first lived with the Reith family; however, the priest at St. Pat's did not think it was right that an unmarried lady should be in that home and got her a nanny's job with the O'Donnell family (one member of whom, Father Charles Leo O'Donnell, later became the president of Notre Dame; see this reference). Eventually, Ida married Joseph Reith of the family she had first stayed with and they had ten children. Joseph died of the flu during the great epidemic of 1928. Subsequently, Ida remarried; her new spouse was Charles (German = Karl) Reith, the cousin of her late husband. One of the funny stories that circulates among the family is that this marriage, she always said, was one of convenience (no "hanky panky"), or, as Judy says, a "business arrangement." Here is a photo of Ida, her kids, and Charles (Chink) and Charles (Goob). Note: her mother had died in childbirth and her father, whom she never saw after leaving Germany, died in the early 1920's. Two places are usually given as her German hometown: Elsenz and Mannheim. Grandmother Reith immigrated to the United States from Germany as a young woman. At one time, she had entertained thoughts of entering the religious life and serving in German East Africa. After she settled in Indiana, she married Joseph Reith, an employee of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Kokomo. When Joseph died, she subsequently married Charles Reith, his cousin (?). In about 1937, she moved to Fort Wayne, where she later lived with Aunt Josephine. There she worked for St. Joseph Hospital near her home on West Berry Street. All her children, including two daughters and eight sons, grew to be religious, intelligent, productive individuals of whom she was proud and who, in turn, produced offspring who learned to share in "the feeling of family ... of connection and continuity." Judy Reith has produced a fond and touching recollection of Grandmother Reith in 1984 that is reproduced here [to be included]. Here is one record of a return travel to Germany (note apparent birth year); this may require a registration, but it is free. This record indicates her age as 38 in 1908, which puts her birth year as 1870 rather than the 1873 noted above. However, this record of a return to the United States in 1896 puts her age at 23, which establishes her birth year as 1873; the name on the record is Liebich, so she was not yet married. However, marriage was to come very soon since she had kids by the end of the 1890's. Also see record of the following information of her return to the US in 1908: First Name: Ida Last Name: Reith Ethnicity: U. S. C. Last Place of Residence: New York Date of Arrival: Aug 24, 1908 Age at Arrival: 38y Gender: F Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm Port of Departure: Bremen Manifest Line Number: 0013 Judy and Susan combined to produce a wonderful copy of Ida's Journal from 1937 . Please read it for some wonderful family history. Updated: June 29, 2004 [with thanks to Uncle John for recent notes] Updated: September 6, 2009, with information from Dennis Reith: Ida's father's first name was Franz (unknown previously; I just thought it was Anton, but apparently it was Franz Anton. He was born January 25, 1847. Her mother's first name was Elizabeth. ___________________________________________________________________ + JEROME (Hieronymous) REITH Born: 1840 Spouse: Caroline Ziegler Reith Children: John, Charles (Chink), Joseph [Ida's husband] Died: 1904 Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Jerome and Caroline were apparently the original Reith immigrant family from Germany. This must have been the family which Ida first moved in with and then left because of the presence of the young men, one of whom, Joseph, she later married. David Jerome Reith's middle name was given for this man, whose name in German is Hieronymous (and misspelled in the Ellis Island records). ___________________________________________________________________ + JOHN REITH Born: Parents: Jerome and Caroline Ziegler Reith Brothers: Charles (Chink), Joseph (Ida's husband) Died: Burial: John died in an accident in the Rhine River in Germany when he was fourteen years old. ___________________________________________________________________ + JOHN EDWARD REITH Born: September 29, 1919, Kokomo, Indiana Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, Herman, Joseph, Josephine, Karl, Lewis, Rose, William Spouse: Betty McCrea Reith Children: Catherine, Christopher, Kevin, Michael, Susan, Timothy Died: March 31, 2008, Wilmington, Delaware Burial: St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware The youngest of ten kids in the Joseph and Ida Reith family, Uncle John held three degrees from the University of Notre Dame, including a Ph.D. in chemistry. He worked for many years for DuPont in Wilmington; after retirement, he continued to do teaching and consulting for them. He was an avid scholar and writer and made a trip to Wales and England in March and April, 2002. He was active in developing statistical theories, publishing, and pioneering ways of teaching reading, including a color-coded method. He and Aunt Betty used to golf almost daily until she got better than he was and then (he said) he became her caddy. One of his favorite things was having weekly luncheons with friends from the Wilmington area. If you ever wanted to know anything about the early history of the Reith family, Uncle John was the one to ask. Here are a few links that demonstrate Uncle John's diverse scholarship: On the meaning of words in the Catholic Mass The Beaman Distribution Insurance Costs Broken Stick Rule Patent Health Care Costs On chemical reactions As a limericist Obituary John E. Reith Age 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at his home on March 31, 2008 surrounded by his family. Born in Kokomo, IN, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ida Reith and youngest of 10 children. He served in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged in 1939. He graduated in 1941 from Notre Dame, first in his class from the College of Science with a degree in Chemistry; in 1942 with a master’s degree and in1945 with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. In 1944, he married his wife Betty. They enjoyed over 50 years of marriage until her death in 1997. He worked for DuPont for 37 years, retiring in 1981. Early in his career at DuPont, he worked on high-polymers. While employed with DuPont, he developed a predictive model for business decisions still being used today, the “broken stick” rule. Later, he became a market forecaster and economist responsible for predicting market forces. After his retirement in 1981, he taught a problem solving course at the University of Delaware, Academy of Lifelong Learning. Recently, he co-authored an economics paper with Fiona MacLachlan, Ph.D. which was published this March in a British Economics Journal. He also authored several articles on various topics including Health Care Reform and Global Warming. He is survived by his 6 children, Cathy Balback (Bob) of Hockessin, Michael Reith (Kathy) of Atlanta, GA, Tim Reith (Sarah) of Roanoke, VA, Susan Dippel (Bill) of Annapolis, MD, Kevin Reith (Jean) of Hockessin, Chris Reith (Marylou) of Wilmington; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The family would also like to thank Comfort Keepers for their excellent care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE on Saturday, April 5th at 10:30 am. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 261 Chapman Road, Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702. Msgr. Joseph F. Rebman's Homily John Reith St. Joseph on the Brandywine April 5, 2008 To the Reith family, I offer my sympathy and that of the parish of St. Joseph on the Brandywine. John and his wife Betty, whom predeceased him in 1997, have been a part of the parish since 1974 when the family registered. Since he is to be buried in our parish cemetery, he will continue to be part of the parish. The Reith family was one of the first to buy burial space in our cemetery in 1995 shortly before Betty died and was buried there. My dear friends, isn’t it amazing how a few lines in fine print in a newspaper and some telephone calls, faxes, and email, in the busy stressful world in which we live, could bring so many people together on such short notice? Yes, this little announcement caused us both last night and today to change our plans and come to church to say goodbye to someone who has been a part of our lives and to support his immediate family in their loss. Why, up until three days ago, nobody here in this church had planned to be here. Our plans and schedules were vastly different but we are here because God in calling John from this earth has brought us here to bury the dead among us. And to do this act of mercy, many of us have come great distances to join those who have come short distances. But the distances we travel in memory are much longer than the physical distances we had to cross to get here. Now, I fully realize that the memories all of you have of John are much more bountiful than mine. Some of you knew him for most of his life. Others for a short period of time but all these memories are cherished by you and are meant to be shared. You will hear others give their reflections at the end of Mass. I do have a few memories myself I would like to share. I’ve been at St. Joseph as pastor since 1999. However, I was here from 1974-1976 as Associate Pastor so I must have met John and Betty and their children. I see he worked at Dupont for 31 years. So did I but only for one and a half years before I left for a career with an institution with greater job security. I remember John as a faithful usher at the 5 p.m. Saturday mass. He was always concerned about failing to take up the second collection when required. It was he who suggested I write it down on paper and post it in the closet where the baskets were kept whenever a second collection was required. I once told him, “John, when in doubt, take it up. You will never be criticized by me for taking up an extra collection.” John was proud of catching a purse-snatcher during Mass. He liked to sit in the last row as many good Catholics do. When people in the row went up for communion, a man stepped from the back of church and took a purse left in the pew. John tried to stop him, but the man was too strong for him. The thief took off across the cemetery to Rt. 52. Someone did call 911 and the state police picked up the thief. John has been remembered for his alertness even in his advancing years. In a little while we will walk through the cemetery behind the church to John's final resting place. We will pass many memorial stones of different sizes and shapes erected to the memory of other people who have preceded Jim in death. If you look carefully, you will see on the face of the memorials the names of the deceased, the date of birth and death, perhaps some other symbols of the things they held precious in life or the symbols of their faith in eternal life. Each stone has been chosen and prepared as an act of love by someone or some people the deceased left behind. They took time with the designs the way the name of the deceased was printed, written or carved on the stone. But you know between the date of birth and the date of death there is simply a dash. It might be 2 inches long and a half-inch wide or an inch wide and 6 inches long. It all depends on the size of the memorial. Now you know that while you can fancy up the lettering or the symbols on the stone, there is not much you can do with the dash. It’s just a narrow line. However, the dash marks the days, months and years between the deceased's date of birth and date of death. And in the dash, while we cannot see them, are all the experiences and events of the deceased's life. Oh, we may know some of his special moments. A few may know a lot of his special moments but none of us can know every one of his hopes and disappointments, his pleasures and pains, his joys and sorrows, his accomplishments or his defeats. Yet they are all there represented by the dash. And not even the most sophisticated computer chip we can make will contain everything of a person’s life – whether he or she lives 2, 5, 25, 50 or a 100 years. It’s all in the dash. Now from what I know personally of John’s dash and what others have told me, I think he had a pretty good dash. Like any of us, I am sure he made no claim to be perfect. After all, the great St. Paul said, “In many things we all offend.” Moreover, raising six kids along with his wife Betty, I am sure he may have lost his temper once in awhile. The obituary told me that he was an innovator in business and market economies. These kinds of people do ruffle other people who are content with the status quo. To keep one’s patience and temper would have been a challenge. When I visited him at home a month ago, he had completed an essay he hoped to publish which would reflect Al Gore’s teaching on Global Warming. Indeed, we can learn much from John’s life but I think his most important legacy to his family and to all of us can be learned from the scripture readings the family chose for the mass today. Their choice of passage from the Book of Wisdom tells us that John was a just man who is now at peace. As I visited him a short while ago and he received the sacraments of the sick and Eucharist, he was aware of his declining health and that the end was near. He was accepting the suffering that old age and illness brings on. His faith in God was strong. It would carry him through the passage of death to eternal life. The secret to a life well lived is to base it on love. St. Paul’s comment in I Corinthians 12:31 seem to have been a favorite of John’s. “If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love… I am a resounding gong or a clashing symbol… If I give away everything I own but do not have love, I gain nothing.” Yes, John as did Paul saw the secret of life well lived to be tied up with love of God, love of church, love of family, and love of country. As long as he could, whether with Dupont or with his many activities after official retirement, he was concerned about others and wanted to share his gifts and talents with society and with others. The gospel passage of the Sower and the Seed was also seen by his children as one of his favorites. It tells me he was aware of the frailty of human nature. In truth God is always scattering the good seed of talent, grace, and blessing. However, we must be open to God to receive these gifts. Some of us will get more and some less but we all have the opportunity to get all we need to save our souls. The way we do this is by thanking and loving God by serving our neighbor. My friends, the dash on the tombstones between two dates can remind us very vividly of what many people think the story of human life is: “Birth, life, death.” However, for a Christian it’s different. The story is not “birth, life, death,” but rather “life, death, resurrection.” Death is not the end of the human story, it’s the middle. The end of the story is resurrection and life that has no end. As Christians we grieve, but not without hope. We pray today for John Reith, that he may complete the journey to heaven, which has been his goal in life. Pray for him every day and for yourselves. Look at John today and say with faith. “John you do not belong to death, you belong to Christ and to life, and so do we.” Amen. 4/16/08 Susan's Eulogy In memory of John E. Reith 9/29/1919 - 3/31/2008 We gather here today to honor a very special person. I know that he would not want us to be sad - rather, he would want us to connect with each other and make the most of this day. For that is what he was all about - people, connecting, friendships and knowledge. There is one thing many of you might not know about my dad. He grew up as the youngest of ten children and his initial plan was to join the priesthood after High School. I know that there are at least six of us here that are very glad he did not......instead he went on to Notre Dame where he got his PhD in chemistry. This led him to Wilmington, where he was hired by DuPont and the rest is history. My dad was the consummate scientist. His quest for problem solving filled his life, even right up to the end. While he was ready to accept his own decline, it was not without a final concerted effort to regain his health. Unfortunately, his years caught up with him. We as a family helped him to accept this final chapter and we made the most of his declining months. It was during this period that I feel I really came to know my father - I found many of his old writings and letters to the editor that he was so well known for. His reflections and passionate arguments helped me see more clearly, who he was - and what guided his beliefs. He was an innovator, curious and passionate about knowledge. There were folders devoted to price elasticity, distribution of first digits and ideas for a reduced slice golf ball. He was always looking at things from a different perspective, often questioning long held beliefs and assumptions. I am sure many of you familiar with his recent theories on global warming. even his doctors were brought into the circle of constant questioning, conjecture and theories. As I reviewed many of his past writings, I was amazed at the diversity of his efforts. There were past letters to the Bishop on reinstating the Latin Mass; editorial comments on desegregation and bussing - he even had letters to Presidents Kennedy and Nixon, offering his problem solving skills for those who would take the time to listen. Many of his efforts were rewarded - he had a complete file of correspondence for William F. Buckley, a reply from the White House, numerous responses from State Senators, Congressmen, Milton Friedman, Dr. Oliver Sachs, even the current Bishop of Wilmington. There was a letter to the President of Studebaker Corporation on how to maximize the exposure to their product. Often his solutions were simple; but his main thrust was JUST DO IT - don’t accept things that need to be changed or reevaluated; make a difference, even if it is just one small step in the right direction. My dad believed that you could begin to change the world thru the power of compassion. His mind never stopped in promoting his efforts to help others or his beliefs on heathcare reform, economics and aids for learning to read. Sometimes his energies took a more creative turn as he found himself a winner in various limerick contests, short stories and one of his most publicized achievements, winning first place in the State lyric contest with his entry “Timeless Delaware.” But my favorite father is the one who loved my mother, his children and his many wonderful friends. The one who rode his bike early each morning and put the early papers by his neighbor’s doorsteps. The one who perfected his caramel recipe as well as his pie crust. I hope not only his recipes but his beliefs are carried on by each of us. Live in the moment - be kind to others - have no regrets. Marylou's Eulogy Eulogy of John E. Reith (September 29, 1919 – March 31, 2008) by Marylou Reith I met my future father in law, John, in 1983, while dating Chris. I was often asked for Sunday dinner with John, Betty and Chris. John would engage in discussions, most of which would spark interesting debate. I looked forward to a dinner invitation, not only because of the yummy baked chicken dinner (Betty would make), but also the company and discussion. These discussions ignited my thirst for knowledge. I turned my grades around senior year in high school and went on to graduate cum laude from college. Not only did John encourage my education, his advice over the years helped me become a better parent, wife and friend. One of the most fascinating things about John were listening to his stories of his younger years which he compiled into his memoirs. These are stories based upon memories for the first 14 years of his life. Reading them gave me a greater appreciation and understanding of him. His life was a wonderful adventure. We would love to share John’s memoirs with anyone who is interested. I would like to tell a story that I believe encompasses the true nature of John. John would ride his bicycle each morning. Along the way, he rode past a mulberry bush located in a field close to his house. He was wearing an old flannel shirt with and a pair of ripped jeans. The mulberry bush reminded him of his childhood, so one day, he stopped, picked and ate berries from the bush. While doing so, he noticed a bedraggled man approaching. John explained to the man that the mulberries were very good and that he should try them. The man smiled, ate some mulberries, then told John that behind the dumpster in the shopping center there was a package of brand new plastic cups he could use. John was a little puzzled, but he thanked the man and rode off on his bicycle. It was not until later, that he realized that this man thought he was homeless and was offering him something in return for his charity. John was deeply touched by this gesture. He learned at an early age, through his mother, that it was important to be your brother’s keeper. My children will forever remember their Grandpa’s raspberry bushes, and garden. Each spring, they would tear out of our vehicle and dart to the bushes to pick berries. I would always want them to wash the berries before eating them. It gave John great pleasure to see them furiously eating them from the vine, much like he did in his younger years. To this date, raspberries are my children’s favorite fruit. John wanted my children to be able to continue this tradition, so 3 years ago, he planted 3 bushes in our rear yard. My husband’s fondest memory of his father was his nightly ritual of reading books to him prior to bed. It is a tradition my husband holds dear and has continued with our own sons. While I was driving in my car this week, I was listening to the radio and I was reminded of John’s practical and pragmatic view of life. Coincidentally, he license plate on the car in front of me was Thank You, Dad. John has taught me virtue, charity, patience and friendship. Much like teaching a child to ride his or her bicycle without training wheels, I feel that over the years, John was running along side of me giving me the support I needed. This past Monday, he let go. Now, I am riding a two wheeler. Müde bin ich, geh zur Ruh, schließe meine Augen zu. Vater, lass die Engel dein Über meinem Bette sein. Nun gib der armen Seele, die ewige Ruhe und das ewige Licht im Inneren Lasse sie ruhen in Frieden. Amen I am tired, going to sleep Now closing my eyes Father, let your angels Stay over my bed. Now give the poor souls Everlasting peace and everlasting light within Let them rest in peace. Amen Add: Mick's eulogy Lastly, many of us received a memoir from Uncle John that detailed life as he grew up on Vaile Avenue in Kokomo. For those who do not have it any longer or did not receive it, Susan, Chris, Tim, and Cathy found the digital record of those memoirs and allowed me to add it to this collection; it is found separately here (http://www.geocities.com/davidjreith/jereithmemoirs.pdf - either "open" or "save" at the command) and makes absolutely fascinating reading of the Reith family history. ___________________________________________________________________ + JOSEPH REITH Born: March 17, 1872, Mannheim-Baden (Karlsruhe, Stuttgart), Germany Parents: Jerome and Caroline Ziegler Reith Brothers: John, Charles Spouse: Ida Liebich Reith (Married August 5, 1897, Kokomo, Indiana) Children: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Karl, Lewis, Rose, William Died: February 26, 1922 [Correct date may be February 27, 1922] Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Joseph and Carolina (Caroline) were the original members of our family in the United States. Harry noted that Joseph had been a glass worker in Germany before immigrating to the United States and found work with the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Kokomo. Dennis noted that apparently the company recruited glass workers from Germany. Harry also notes that either he or his father (Jerome) may have come from Norway; that discussion was based on his red hair. [Note that this Joseph's birthplace supposedly was in Germany and that he migrated to the United States with his parents. I do not think he was old enough while still in Germany to have been employed as a glass worker. Probably the reference is to Jerome.] 3/31/2002 and Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ + JOSEPH STEPHEN REITH Born: December 31, 1902, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Josephine, Karl, Lewis, Rose, William Spouse: Marion Katherine Beer Reith Died: August 31, 1972, Hamilton, Ohio Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Worked for the Brass Works and Stellite - Union Carbide in Kokomo; for General Electric in Kokomo and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Evendale, Ohio; and for the Fairfield Manufacturing Company in Lafayette, Indiana. Last belonged to St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Hamilton, but always considered St. Joan of Arc in Kokomo to be home. Uncle Karl was the best man at his wedding. Loved the outdoors, especially squirrel hunting, for which his patience was unsurpassed. Family lived with Aunt Rose in Center, Indiana, in 1948. ___________________________________________________________________ + JOSEPH STEVEN REITH Born: April 21, 1926, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Marian and Joseph Reith Brothers: David, Thomas Spouse: Loma Reith (Married April 24, 1948, Kokomo, Indiana) Child: Kimberly Reith Miller Died: February 15, 1998, Kewanna (Fulton County), Indiana Burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana "Little Joe" (his father, several inches shorter, was "Big Joe") served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II and subsequently worked as a police officer with the Kokomo Police Department; after his retirement in 1972, he worked for the Health Board in Kokomo. Joe was a great collector: guns, fluid pens, steins and mugs, miniature lamps, gold, and antiques. He also restored an old Ford Mustang. Somewhere around the house was a certificate identifying him as the Indiana archery champion. In later life, he retired to a place on Bruce Lake, near Kewanna and Rochester, where he and Loma lived on Kokomo Avenue! An obituary is among several here ___________________________________________________________________ + JOSEPHINE IDA REITH Born: December 29, 1899, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sister: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Karl, Lewis, Rose, William Died: July 16, 1987, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne Josie lived in Kokomo and Fort Wayne and was a professional businesswoman all her life. Recollections about her life from Father Herman's homily at her funeral are found below: HOMILY at the Funeral Mass of Josephine Ida Reith Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Fort Wayne, Indiana July 29, 1987 Preached by Herman Reith, CSC As I begin, I sense a warning from Josephine. She was usually very clear in her advice to the rest of us in the family. "Keep that homily short. It's too hot today. And you know that most of the Reiths are hard-of-hearing and won't understand you, anway." Several weeks ago one of the readings in the Mass was from the Acts of the Apostles. It was the story of Peter preaching the gospel of Jesus to the people of Joppa, a town in Judea. One of the well- known citizens of the town had died - a certain woman named Tabitha. The townsfolk were all sad because Tabitha had been so good to them. The account tells of many women coming to Peter and showing him the shirts and coats that Tabitha had made for them. Peter asked to be shown the room where the body had been laid out for burial. Peter went there and prayed and then took her by the hand and told her to rise up. She woke up restored to life and was taken to the people who had been mourning her death. That is how I think of Josephine today. She was like Tabitha. Among the qualities that I saw in Josephine, there is one that stood out; it was the sense of justice, a kind of Old Testament justice which the Jewish people equated with holiness. This was especially true of the reverence that was due to God. Anyone who knew Josephine knew that she always paid her due promptly, usually even anticipating the debts and paying them with interest. I remember many times when I happened to be visiting her that she would ask me to go to the supermarket for her and buy some things that she needed. If I went to Rogers to get a half gallon of milk, even before I got through the door of her house she would say: "What did it cost? How much do I owe you?" Or if I went to get a large bag of dog food for her dog, Cindy, or later for Rusty, the money would be out before I could put the bag in the garage. Incidentally, the big bag of dog food was meant merely as snacks for Cindy or Rusty because always prepared the main course for her dogs herself. As you recall, her dogs were on the plump side. Another example of her "making things right" was told to me by Dr. Harry last evening. During the last days of her illness, when she could still speak, Josephine asked Harry to come to the nursing home and clean her teeth. She was always meticulous about that. When Harry started, she interrupted him and said: "Remind me to call Suzann." As he went on with the cleaning, she again interrupted: "Now be sure to tell Suzann that there is something very important that I have to tell her." Harry found out later that she wanted to make sure that Harry was paid. Suzann was taking care of Josephine's expenses at the time. Another trait in Josephine was her love and care for the poor, the neglected, the abandoned, the suffering. This trait in her applied to animals as it did to human beings. I remember distinctly the three dogs that Josephione had. The first one was a stray rat terrier that Josephine had found on her way back home from the office. It had been hit by a car and its hind leg broken. the dog was a sad specimen of rat terrier. After the leg healedd but remained stiff the little dog shook all the time. That is why we boys in the fmaily called the dog Shiver Leg. Shiver Leg would cringe when confronted by a mouse, let alone a rat. But Josephine loved that dog and took care of it. The next dog in her life (after the Basset hounds of the Pionsatte's) was CIndy. She was a mixture of Black Labrador and Irish Setter. This dog, too, had been hit by a car and came to Josephine's house, bleeding from a head cut. After taking the dog to the veterinarian to be sewed up and given the proper shots, Cinderella became a permanent fixture at the house. Often she frightened off salesmen by her mere size. Not that it was necessary in Josephine's estimation that a dog or any small animal had to be useful. It was enough that they _be_. Normally a dog of Cindy's mixture would weight about eighty or ninety pounds when full-grown. In her prime, after snacking on dog food and being fed on Josephine's special menu, Cindy weighed in at about 220 pounds, about the weight of Mohammed Ali in his prime. Josephine had a sly sense of humor. There was a local contest for pets. There were many prizes - for beauty, for obedience, for agility, for sleekness of pelt, and so on. Cindy could not qualify for any of those. But Claire Tobin knew what she was about when she entered Cindy for the prize for the biggest pet. Cindy got a blue ribbon for second place. She was beaten out by a pony that someone had entered. Josephine's third and last dog was named Rusty. Rusty was a sad looking, red-eyed Cocker Spaniel that someone did not want and left at the local pound. Rusty's long shaggy hair picked up all kinds of burrs that Josephine constantly combed out. Rusty, too, grew to proportions far exceeding those of a normal Cocker Spaniel. He was a constant concern to Josephine during her stay at the ursing home. The happy ending to that story is that Rusty has found a home with an elderly couple who liked Rusty's color and sad eyes, even if they were not attracted by his size. Among other kinds of animals that Josephione took care of were squirrels and birds, which were fed in her back yard. The biggest fox squirrels in the State of Indiana are to be found on Butler Court. So, too, the heaviest Blue Jays and Sparrows. It is no coincidence that in the living room oer her house, in front of the fireplace, there is a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the lover of animals of all kinds, even of the wolf of Gubbio. But the hungry, wounded, foresaken animals were for Josephine only a symbol of the lonely, forgotten, and neglected people of the world. Her donations to their causes were far beyond my reckoning, though I knew she had a special love for the orphans of Selma and for the poor Indians of South Dakota. She had a ready hand for all the rest of us in our needs. She was a very idndependent woman. I am sure that it hurt her deeply when she had to go to the hospital and eventually to the nursing home when she could no longer take care of herself. Now, instead of hobbling about with the use of a cane, she had to be lifted. She had to be fed. She accepted all that graciously because she kneww that was what God had in mind for her. She became trhe one now taken care of, as she had taken care of the animals. Now she was like the wounded dogs and the hungry squirrels and birds. She had to depend on others. She accepted that graciously and with dignity. When I think about it, however, I see that even then she must have been thinking about justice, about paying her debts. Now it was debts to God for all the good things He had done for her during her life. Certainly the physical and temporal things like health and strength, which were very good, for her many years of life, for her family and friends. But more than those, she felt gratitude for the spiritual things of her life; for her Catholic Faith, for the Mass, for the Sacraments, for her prayer life (I know from being with her that she spent at least two hours a day in prayer), for the Rosary, which she prayed every day and which, with much regret, she could no longer recite during the last days of her sickness. As I visited her during her last days, when she could no longer communicate in words or signs, she suffered much. She struggled to remain alive. I think it was in order to pay back as far as she could, in some human way, the good things she had received from God. She reminded me of the words of St. Paul as he wrote about the Mystical Body of Christ, of how we, the unimportant members, can contribute to the good of the whole and fill what is still to be filled. She did not want to cross over to the other side until she paid off as much as she could. A final note. Josephine told me that at our mother's death she saw a bright, beautiful light surrounding the bed at the moment of death. Josephine had been keeping vigil at the hospital and was awakened suddenly at 3 A.M. She saw the light. "That was mother's soul." Josephine was not one to imagine things. I feel sure that Jesus, the Light of Life, was there to surround her with light and receive her into His eternal Kingdom. Amen. __________________________________________________________________ + KARL F. REITH Born: June 3, 1898, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Lewis, Rose, William Spouse: Marie Elizabeth Collins Reith (Married August 27, 1929) Children: Harry, Karl (Jack), Thomas, Suzann Died: April 11, 1966, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana Uncle Karl was employed by the General Electric Company in Fort Wayne as an internal auditor. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 451 and Holy Name Society in Fort Wayne and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus in Logansport. He retired from General Electric in 1963. ___________________________________________________________________ + KARL JOHN (JACK) REITH Born: October 4, 1932, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Marie and Karl Reith Brothers/Sister: Harry, Thomas, Suzann Spouse: Marie Louise Penzone (Married June 20, 1959) Children: David, Michael Died: October 11, 1993, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana Jack graduated from Kokomo High School, University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University. He and Marie were married by Father Herman at St. John the Baptist Church in Fort Wayne. Jack was the Manager of the General Electric Wire Mill Plant in Fort Wayne. ___________________________________________________________________ + LEWIS G. REITH Born: August 31, 1907, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Karl, Rose, William Spouse: Charlotte Reith Children: Dennis, Kathryn, Laura, Lois Died: December 4, 1951, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana Lived in Fort Wayne from 1927. Employed by the General Electric Company. ___________________________________________________________________ + LOMA FLEENOR REITH Born: May 25, 1927, Kokomo, Indiana Spouse: Joseph Steven Reith (Married April 24, 1948, Kokomo, Indiana) Child: Kimberlee Reith Miller Died: February 19, 2004, Noblesville, Indiana Burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Loma worked as a legal secretary for many years in Kokomo before retiring to Bruce Lake in northern Indiana. After Joe's death, she moved to Noblesville to be close to Kim. Loma shared Joe's passion for collecting and they used to travel all over the Midwest to auctions and flea markets in search of antiques and other collectables. She and Joseph were godparents to John David Reith. March 1, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ + MARIE ELIZABETH COLLINS REITH Born: February 18, 1904, Kokomo, Indiana Spouse: Karl F. Reith (Married August 27, 1929) Children: Harry, Karl (Jack), Suzann, Thomas Died: July, 2001 Burial: Aunt Marie attended St. Patrick's School and Kokomo High School and was was married at St. Patrick's. The family moved to Fort Wayne in 1950. Her sister, Celestine, was always close to the Reith family. ___________________________________________________________________ + MARION KATHERINE BEER REITH Born: September 5, 1903, Lafayettte, Indiana Spouse: Joseph Stephen Reith Children: David, Joseph, Thomas Died: January 3, 1983, Hamilton, Ohio Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Daughter of German immigrants and who grew up in Lafayette, Indiana, Marion converted to Catholicism from her Lutheran religion when she married into the Reith family. She worked for Indiana Bell as a telephone operator. Collected recipes and enjoyed cooking and baking. Always talked about the silver money tree that the Reith family game on her twentty-fifth wedding anniversary at Aunt Rose's. Moved to Ohio in 1952. Had several dachshunds named Herr Fritz. ___________________________________________________________________ + MARY CATHERINE DAY REITH Born: July 8, 1912, Galveston, Indiana Spouse: William John Reith Children: Barbara, Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, Richard, William Died: February 6, 2006 Burial: Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery Aunt Mary was a registered nurse by profession and worked in the public schools for many years. She was active in the Allen County Home Economics groups and enjoyed crafts. She received an award in 1984 for having twenty-six grandchildren (at that time). She and Uncle Bill were married over fifty years and they hosted the family reunion in 1987 and other years on their farm in Fort Wayne. The following obituary appeared in the Fort Wayne newspapers: Mary C. Reith MARY C. REITH, 93, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Heritage Park. Born July 8, 1912, in Logan-sport, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Francis (Emery) Day. She was a homemaker and member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Survived by sons, Richard Reith, Nicholas Reith, William Reith Jr., Paul Reith, Mark Reith and Michael Reith; daughter, Barbara Van Rooyen; brothers, Joseph Day and Max Day; 23 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Father Gary Sigler officiating. Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at C.M. Sloan & Sons, 1327 Wells St., with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial at Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Queen of Angels Catholic Church or Diabetes Association. Published in the Fort Wayne Newspapers on 2/7/2006. Guest Book for Mary C. Reith Page 1 of 1 February 7, 2006 Frank and I want to express our deepest sympathy. I knew Mary when she belonged to the Willing Workers Home Demonstration Club with my mother years ago. I pray she has eternal rest and peace. Mary Anne Brown Mary Anne Brown (Coppell, TX ) ___________________________________________________________________ + MARY FRANCES REITH JACOBS BALOGH Born: July 9, 1918, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary Hazel and Charles F. Reith Brother: Charles E. Spouse: Leander B. Jacobs, Steve G. Balogh, Sr. Child: Joseph P. Jacobs Died: July, 2000, Wayne, Michigan Burial: Mary Frances married Lee Jacobs in 1946 and was widowed in 1963. She married Steve Balogh in 1969 and had additional children and grandchildren. Son Joseph is in California and several grandchildren are at the University of Michigan. The following obituary appeard online: BALOGH, MARY FRANCES, formerly of Allen Park. Loving wife of the late Leander B. Jacobs and Steve G. Balogh, Sr. Devoted mother of Joseph P. Jacobs and step mother of Sandra (Kazu) Hirrata of Hawaii and the late Steve G. Balogh, Jr. Dearest mother-in-law of Patricia Balogh of South Rockwood. Beloved grandmother of Connie (Dr. Glen) Davis, Cathy (Dan) Brooks and Ken Balogh. Cherished great grandmother of Alison, Natalie and Conner Davis and Ellen Brooks. Sister of Charles Reith. Funeral services will be conducted in Ohio. An expression of sympathy may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, 48154. Arrangements by The Martenson Funeral Home Allen Park. ___________________________________________________________________ + MARY K. YENNA REITH Born: Mary 13, 1915, Kokomo, Indiana Spouse: Albert Reith (Married June 26, 1937) Children: Ellen Jane, James Died: October 16, 1991 Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana ___________________________________________________________________ + ROBERT JOSEPH REITH Born: April 13, 1934, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ann and Emil Reith Brother/Sisters: Edward, Judith, Madonna, Rebecca Spouse: Julia (Judy) Reith Children: Amy, Marcy, Rhonda Died: July 12, 1996 Burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Robert was employed by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. ___________________________________________________________________ + ROSE ELIZABETH REITH WELLS Born: June 22, 1901, Kokomo, Indiana Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Karl, Lewis, William Spouse: Cecil Wells Children: Stepchildren Cecile, James (Bud), Jane Died: December 18, 1998, Tipton, Indiana Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kokomo, Indiana Aunt Rose had an eighty-acre farm in Center, Indiana, near Kokomo, which she farmed alone for many years after her husband, Cecil, died. When she was younger, a doctor advised her to move to Arizona for asthma, which she did and lived there for a number of years and to which she returned annually for many years thereafter. She went to Germany on one occasion with Judy and collected family information. Aunt Rose was married to Cecil Wells, who with his father owned the Opalesecent Glass Works, which then had its plant in Kokomo near the railroad track end of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass factory on Vaile Avenue and still is in existence in Kokomo. At some point, she lived with the O'Donnell family for whom Ida Reith had once also worked. The following obituary appeared in the Kokomo Tribune: Rose Wells Rose Reith Wells, 97, a resident of Tipton County, died at 21:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at the St. Joseph Center, Tipton. She was born in 1901 in Kokomo, the third child of Joseph and Ida Reith. She is survived by two brothers, Herman, who is a Holy Cross priest at Notre Dame, and John of Wilmington, Del. The remaining deceased siblings are Karl, Josephine, Joseph, Emil, Lewis, William and Albert. Her husband Cecil died in 1944, her three stepchildren, Cecile, James (Bud), and Jane are all deceased. She lived most of her years in or around Kokomo, where her husband, Cecil, was president of the Opalascent Glass Works. In 1933, Rose and Cecil moved to a farm near Center, Ind. In recent years, Rose worked as a nurse's aide at Saint Joseph Hospital & Health Center in Kokomo. Since 1990, she lived at the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent in Tipton. In addition to the above list of family members, Rose is survived by 35 nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Funeral services will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 900 S. Purdum St. A viewing will be that morning from 11 a.m. until noon with a Rosary at noon at Fenn & Shirley Mortuary, Colonial Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road. Burial will be at unset Memory Gardens Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Center, Tipton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1440 W,. Division Road, Tipton, Ind. 46072 Source: Kokomo Tribune Publication Date: 12/18/1998 July 1, 2004, with notes from Uncle John Reith ___________________________________________________________________ + ROSE MARIE REITH Born: Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jessica, John, Karen, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Sharon Died: Burial: ___________________________________________________________________ + SANDRA (SANDY) REITH Born: Spouse: Harry Children: Douglas, Gregory, Karl, Kristy Died: February 9, 2009 Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana Sandy's background is in surgical nursing, but she also owned and operated the Sweet Scents Floral business in Fort Wayne. She and Harry were involved with showing their championship dogs (see their website ) . SANDRA "SANDY" G. REITH, 61, of Fort Wayne, was called home Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Parkview North. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Hazel (Schaffner) Gatchell, formerly of Hoagland. She was a member of St. John Flatrock Lutheran Church and American Maltese Association. Her hobby was tennis; she was an avid Bridge player; and she loved her parrots and maltese dogs. Surviving are her husband, Dr. Harry J. Reith D.D.S.; daughter, Kristy A. (Steven) Wagester of Fort Wayne; sons, Karl F. (Erin) of Auburn, Douglas M. (Erica) and Gregory T. (Jennifer), both of Fort Wayne; brother, Garry Gatchell of Hoagland; and five grandchildren. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials to the family. Source ___________________________________________________________________ + SUZANN MARIE REITH TOBIN Born: August 4, 1930, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Marie and Karl Reith Brothers: Harry, Jack, Thomas Spouse: Donald Francis Tobin (Married: July 28, 19xx) Children: Claire C., Phillip A., Paul E. Died: October 6, 2004 Burial: After attending St. Patrick's in Kokomo and graduating from Kokomo High Schooll, Suzann received a B.A. in English from Marian College in Indianapolis and an M.A. in Eduction from Indiana University, Bloomington. Both a secondary teacher and a librarian, Suzann worked for the Allen County Public Library. SUZANN (REITH) TOBIN, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Kokomo, the daughter of Karl and Marie (Collins) Reith. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from Marian College in Indianapolis and received her Masters degree from Indiana University. She was a teacher for the Fort Wayne Community Schools and a homemaker. She retired from the Allen County Public Library in 2003. She is survived by her husband, Donald, daughter, Claire Pynchon, a son, Paul, all of Fort Wayne, and a son, Phillip of Noblesville, and four grandchildren. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd., with calling one hour prior. Visitation is also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, with Rosary at 4:30 p.m., at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Masses, Cancer Services of Allen County or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Published in the Fort Wayne Newspapers on 10/7/2004 ___________________________________________________________________ + THOMAS FRANCIS REITH Born: November 10, 1927, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Marion and Joseph Reith Brothers: David, Joseph Died: May 27, 1945, Fort Wayne, Indiana [May 14, according to Crown Point Cemetery records online and obituary records at the Kokomo Tribune (http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/obits1936-47/R.html)] Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana Tommy was developmentally handicapped from birth and spent the latter part of his life hospitalized in Fort Wayne. A Mass of the Angels was annually celebrated for him. ___________________________________________________________________ + WILLIAM JOHN REITH Born: June 7, 1910, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ida and Joseph Reith Brothers/Sisters: Albert, Emil, Herman, John, Joseph, Josephine, Lewis, Karl, Rose Spouse: Mary Catherine Day Reith Children: Barbara, Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, Richard, William Died: May 20, 1985, Fort Wayne, Indiana Burial: Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana Uncle Bill farmed all his life at various places around Indiana, including Arcadia and Fort Wayne. Aftewr retiring in 1980, he continued living on the farm on Grisamer Road in Fort Wayne except for the winter months, when he and Aunt Mary went to Florida. Father Herman said the Mass of Christian Burial for his brother. One of the memorable things many Reiths will remember is the family reunion held a number of times at Bill and Mary's farm (David Jerome Reith has a number of slides from a couple of the reunions in the 1980's.)
AIDAN MCGLENNEN 234 North Jackson Street Evans City, Pennsylvania 16033 Phone: 724/538-3035 Email: Born: Parents: Cynthia Reith McGlennen and David McGlennen Brothers/Sisters: Andrew, Evan, Molly, Meghan ___________________________________________________________________ ALEXANDER JAMES REITH Born: April 13, 1993 Parents: Michael and Tami Moore Reith ___________________________________________________________________ ALEXZANDRA REITH Born: October 14, 2008 Parents: Karl and Erin Reith Sister/Brother: Meredith, Grant ___________________________________________________________________ AMANDA DAWN REITH 403 Winesap Drive Lafayette, Indiana 47905 Phone: 765/447-1037 Born: May 7, 1984, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Brian Reith; April Reith Sisters: Stacey Davis, Ashley Davis A fan of the Dalls Cowboys, Dawn enjoys softball, reading, and rollerblading, and is a member of the gifted program in her school. ___________________________________________________________________ AMY BETH REITH P.O. Box 197, Route 6 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: 219/267-6789 Email: Born: 1967 Parents: Debbie and Paul Reith Brother/Sister: Cindy, Troy Graduate of Wauwasee High School in Syracuse. ___________________________________________________________________ AMY LYNN REITH 2247 Whitney Place Dayton, Ohio 45420-3757 Phone: Email: Amy Lynn Reith : amylynnreith@yahoo.com Spouse: Born: Spouse: Amy Lynn Reith Children: Corey and Jamie ___________________________________________________________________ AMY REITH SUMMERS 11852 Laurel Oak Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46236 Phone: Email: Born: Parents: Julia and Robert Reith Sisters: Amy, Rhonda Spouse: Nick Summers ___________________________________________________________________ ANDREW BUCKLEY DIPPEL 211 Biggs Purchase Lane Lothian, Maryland 20711 Phone: Email: Born: August 27, 1992 Parents: Susan Reith and William Dippel Brothers: William Christopher and Matthew McCrea Updated: ___________________________________________________________________ ANDREA REITH ___________________________________________________________________ ANDREW MCGLENNEN 234 North Jackson Street Evans City, Pennsylvania 16033 Phone: 724/538-3035 Email: Born: Parents: Cynthia Reith McGlennen and David McGlennen Brothers/Sisters: Evan, Meghan, Molly, Aidan Updated: ___________________________________________________________________ ANGELA MARY REITH TIFFANY 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 219/637-6042 Email: Born: April 27, 1976, Auburn, Indiana Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Daniel, Diane, Donald, Jeffrey, Philip, Timothy Spouse: Christopher Tiffany Attended St. Vincent's School. She was a baton twirler with All-America City Majorettes group and particfipated in the Angela and New Haven parades and was with a group that took first place in the Three Rivers Festival. Did she evr get to the Junior Orange Bowl Parade in Miami, Florida, in 1987? Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ ARISTA REITH Spouse: Patrick Reith ___________________________________________________________________ ASHLEY DAVIS 403 Winesap Drive Lafayette, Indiana 47905 Phone: 765/447-1037 Born: May 7, 1984, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Cheryl Reith, Brian Reith Sisters: Stacey Davis, Amanda Reith A collector of American Girls dolls, Ashley is a Cubs and Packers fan who enjoys visiting her great grandmother's farm. ___________________________________________________________________ ASHLEY WAGESTER Born: August 12, 2008 Parents: Kristy Reith Wagester and Steve Wagester ___________________________________________________________________ BARBARA MANGAN SONDAG The Netherlands ___________________________________________________________________ BARBARA ROSE REITH VAN ROOYEN Chicago, Illinois Phone: Email: Born: January 25, 1950, Elwood, Indiana Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers: Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, Richard, William Spouse: Ted Van Rooyen Children: Barbie, Laura Barbara is a graduate of Fort Wayne Central Catholic High School and is a tennis buff and member of the Wildwood Tennis Club. She is the only daughter among Mary and Bill's kids. Her life has been an extremely mobile one, having lived in over a dozen different places. ___________________________________________________________________ BARBIE MANGAN 1842 Marietta Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804 Phone: Email: Born: Parents: Barbara Rose Reith Van Rooyen; Edmund Mangan Brothers/Sisters: Laura Mangan ___________________________________________________________________ BENJAMIN PAUL HOLBERT Parents: Kate Reith Holbert and Dan Holbert ___________________________________________________________________ BRANDON D. KURAS 911 Hickory Creek Court Metamra, Illinois 61548-9089 Born: May 23, 2002 Parents: Brian and Becky Kuras ___________________________________________________________________ BRANDON MICHAEL REITH 2 Dolores Drive Wilmington, Delaware 19810 Born: September 17, 2003, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Christopher Mark Reith and Marylou Weeks Reith Updated: November 15, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ BRIAN ATKINSON 499 E. 114th Street Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317/846-7411 Email: Born: Parents: Madonna Reith Atkinson Brothers/Sister: Jeff, Kim, Timothy ___________________________________________________________________ BRIAN DEAN KURAS 911 Hickory Creek Court Metamora, Illinois 61548-9089 Phone: 309/689-0669 Email: Brian Dean Kuras : kurasbd@netscape.net Born: February 4, 1972, Columbus, Indiana Parents: Lois Reith Kuras and Robert Kuras Sisters: Jennifer, Sarah Spouse: Becky (Married September 11, 1999) Child: Brandon D. Kuras Graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering, two degrees, BSME and BSEE. Played tennis and ice hockey and was a good student in high school and also enjoyed playing with computers. He obviously put this to good use in college! Brian and Becky are expecting their first child in June, 2002. Updated: March 31, 2002 ___________________________________________________________________ BRIAN PATRICK REITH 403 Winesap Drive Lafayette, Indiana 47905 Cell Phone: 765/409-2420 Email: Brian Reith bpreith@InsightBB.com Born: January 16, 1963, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Edward Reith; Arletta Reith Spouse: Cheryl Reith Children: Amanda, Stacey, Ashley Brian works as a project leader at Subaru-Isuzu Automotive in Lafayette, IN. He enjoys staying physically active with racquetball, weight lifting, and running. Brian also enjoys visiting Father Herman at Notre Dame regularly and listening to the fascinating stories about his life and Notre Dame he has to tell. Brian was once a manager at McDonald's in Kokomo and in earlier profiles included juggling and magic among his hobbies, including being featured on television and in the newspapers. Updated: March 31, 2001 ___________________________________________________________________ The Brohmanns Grandmother Ida Reith brought three children, Frank (Franz?), Louis (Ludwig?), and Mary Brohmann, from Germany and raised them. They came to America after their father was killed, sometime after World War I. Their mother remarried and had another daughter; that daughter, however, along with the mother, remained in Germany. (I don't know whether the three children came before their mother remarried or after that.) Frank Brohmann married Mary Trottier. Their son, Francis, died in the 1990's at about the age of 60 in Colorado. Louis Brohmann went to Purdue University, became an electrical engineer, and later lived in Chicago. Mary Brohmann married and had a daughter, Rosalind, and then remarried to J.J. Bailey after the first marriage ended in divorce. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From conversation with Uncle John on 4/8/1996: Mary Brohmann became Mary Bailey. Frank, Louis, and Mary Brohmann were first cousins to Uncle John since their mother was Grandma (Ida) Reith's sister. After World War I, Germany was an impoverished country, with starvation rampant. The Brohmann kids' father was shot and killed by guards when he was caught stealing food out of a warehouse. The mother then remarried and had a son, Willi (who was about the same age as Uncle John). Willie joined the German army and was sent off to the Russian front during World War II. His unit was captured, with some of the survivors apparently being sent to Siberia. He was not heard from for over twenty years, but eventually was released by the Russians. He then returned to Germany and became a successful banker. Question: did the mother, upon remarriage, have children other than Willi? Is Magdalena the only sister that Grandmother Ida Reith had or was there another one? Supposedly Ida's mother died at childbirth and I do not know if Magdalena was the baby or if a baby also died at the mother's childbirth. Other than Höhn (Hahn), does anyone know the given name for Ida's mother? [Yes. Dennis notes that her mother was Elizabeth.] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Added information (September 1, 2009): Franz Anton Liebich, the father of Grandmother Ida Reith, was married twice; the first marriage, which ended with the death of his wife (name unknown), and resulted in three children: Ida, Magdalena, and Nickolaus. Magdalena married Wilhelm Brohmann and had three children: Ludwig (Louis), Franz (Frank), and Mary Magdalena. Ludwig married Christina Behrens from Hamburg, Germany, after meeting in Fort Wayne. The following Ellis Island Records lists Ludwig's American arrival details: First Name: Ludwig Last Name: Brohmann Ethnicity: Germany, German Last Place of Residence: Mannheim, Germany Date of Arrival: Jan 25, 1923 Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Yorck Port of Departure: Bremen Manifest Line Number: 0015 Note that Ludwig was the oldest of the three kids and arrived in the United States nearly six months before his siblings. Franz married Mary Trottier from Kokomo and had one son, Francis. Francis married Beth Hahn from Fort Wayne and their children were Patrick, Julie, Trina, Suzanna, Steve, and Mark. In the Ellis Island Records, Franz' arrival information in the United States is: First Name: Franz Last Name: Brohmann Ethnicity: Germany, German Last Place of Residence: Sandhofen, Germany Date of Arrival: Jul 02, 1923 Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Muenchen Port of Departure: Bremen Manifest Line Number: 0020 Mary Magdalena's marriage to Harry Dacnges (sp?) ended in divorce and one (only one?) of their children, Rosalind, was given to Mary Magdalena, who later became Mary Bailey). She later married J.J. Bailey, who spent 16 years in the two houses of the Indiana legislature and was also a high school teacher of history and economics. Mary Bailey, who lived in Anderson, Indiana, was born on September 24, 1907, and died November 26, 2005. Her mother died at 32 and her father was 45 at that time. The father then remarried Martha Besner from Grendenz, Poland. Mary then had was a half brother, Willi Brohmann. Her first marriage lasted only six years, in part because her husband came from a staunch Lutheran family who disliked Catholics. The second marriage, to Jay Julian Bailey, or J.J. Bailey, took place on December 31, 1936; he died February 14, 1980 (not important to the Reith family, except that an obituary on him might include other information step-children, etc.). Enter Bailey and scroll to see her burial record in Anderson. As far as I can tell from the Ellis Island Records, the following is information on her arrival in the United States: First Name: Marie Last Name: Brohmann Ethnicity: Germany, German Last Place of Residence: Sandhofen, Germany Date of Arrival: Jul 02, 1923 Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: F Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Muenchen Port of Departure: Bremen Manifest Line Number: 0021 Note several things: 1) Her name apparently was Marie rather than Mary; 2) she and her brother Franz came nearly six months after their older brother, Ludwig; and 3) she and Franz list a hometown as Sandhofen, Germany, while Ludwig earlier listed his hometown as Mannheim, Germany. Rosalind went to school at McMurray College in Illinois and received a master's degree from Indiana University. Willi Brohmann was captured by the Russians in World War II and served as a prisoner for five years in Siberia. Afterwards, Willi went to school in Mannheim and Mainz, Germany, and then worked for the Dresden Bank in Heidelberg, Germany. Franz Anton Liebich married a second time after his wife's death. For information on that marriage, see "The Links" below. _________________________________________________________________ CAROLYN FRANCES RELUE REITH 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 260/637-6042; Cell Phone: 260/413-0942 Email: Carolyn Reith : res1ls11@verizon.net Born: March 12, 1940, Fort Wayne, Indiana Spouse: William John Reith (Married November 12, 1966, Saint Paul's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana) Children: Angela Mary, Daniel Edward, Diane Marie, Donald Paul, Jeffrey Michael, Philip Thomas, Timothy William Carolyn is a graduate of Fort Wayne Central Catholic High School in 1958. Worked at St. Joseph Hospital from 1958 to 1967. She is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church and is a Eucharistic Minister. Retired from K-mart in 1998 and worked two years in Little Scholar Playschool Daycare for two years and is now retired fully. I am active in our church, involed in a Bible Study Group, Harvest House, and a Bowling Team. We have traveled to Texas, St. Louis, and Atlanta and are planning cruise in February. Enjoy our 14 grandchildren very much. Enjoys working out three days a week at Curves. [And she has a twin sister!] Updated: December 5, 2008, ___________________________________________________________________ CATHERINE (KATE) BOGGS Chicago, Illinois Email: Kate Boggs : CMB2178@hotmail.com Parents: Laura Reith Boggs and Paul Boggs Sister: Erin Kate is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and currently is a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). ___________________________________________________________________ CATHERINE MARIE REITH BALBACK 515 Faraday Rd Hockessin, DE 19707-1122 Phone: 302/239-5466 Email: Cathy Reith Balback : Born: November 28, 1948, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Betty and John Reith Brothers/Sisters: Christopher, Kevin, Michael, Susan, Timothy Spouse: Robert Balback Children: Robbie, Laura, Jenny Catherine graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in mathematics. She has been a teacher as well as working working in statistical analysis. During Uncle John's illness, Cathy was a constant caregiver for him. Updated: ___________________________________________________________________ CATHERINE (KATE) MARY REITH HOLBERT 369 Sigsbee Rockford, Michigan 49341 Phone: 616/866-6117; Cell Phones: 616/560-0111, 616/745-1218 Email: Kate Holbert : kateholbert@hotmail.com Born: July 14, 1945, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Charlotte Walsh Reith and Lewis Reith Brother/Sisters: Dennis, Laura, Lois Spouse: Daniel Wayne Holbert (Married March 28, 1981 Grand Rapids, Michigan) Children: Benjamin Paul Holbert, Timothy James Holbert ___________________________________________________________________ CHARLENE REITH 1827 Pemberton Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 Phone: 219/420-4619 Email: Born:July 30, 1979 Parents: Carol and Dennis Reith Brothers/Sisters: Cindy, Kimberly, Lewis ___________________________________________________________________ CHERYL REITH 403 Winesasp Drive Lafayette, Indiana 47905 Phone: 765/447-1036 Email: bpreith@InsightBB.com Born: Spouse: Brian Patrick Reith Children: Amanda, Stacey, Ashley Updated: March 31, 2001 _____________________________________________________________________ CHERYL REITH CORRELL 920 Road, 200 N, Lot 13 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: Email: Born: Parents: Richard Reith; Joann Reith Brother/Sisters: Judy, Kathy, Richard, Theresa Spouse: Works at Choretime in Milford, Indiana, and lives at Lake Wauwasee. ___________________________________________________________________ CHRISTOPHER R. REITH 2247 Whitney Place Kettering, Ohio 45420 Phone: Email: Christopher Reith : amylynnreith@yahoo.com Born: March 10, 1971, LaPorte, Indiana Parents: Rita Lee Reith and James Philip Reith Brothers: Erich, Michael Spouse: Amy Lynn Reith Children: Corey and Jamie ___________________________________________________________________ CHRISTOPHER REITH 9308 Hefflefinger Road Churubusco, Indiana 46723 Phone: 219/693-9327 Email: Born: Parents: Jackie and Mark Reith Brother/Sisters: Noelle, Patrick, Stephanie Spouse: Kari Reith ___________________________________________________________________ CHRISTOPHER MARK REITH 2 Dolores Drive Wilmington, Delaware 19180 Phone: 302/478-5378 Email: Christopher Mark Reith : creith@mragta.com Born: August 1, 1966, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Betty and John Reith Brothers/Sisters: Catherine, Kevin, Michael, Timothy, Susan Spouse: Marylou Weeks Reith Children: Nicholas John and Brandon Michael Christopher is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering and a license as a Professional Engineer; he currently works as a geotechnical engineer in an environmental company in which he is vice-president and principal. He and Marylou have great kids in Nicholas and Brandon. Updated: August 11, 2007 ___________________________________________________________________ CINDY REITH P.O. Box 197, Route 6 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: 219/267-6789 Born: Parents: Debbie and Paul Reith Brother/Sister: Amy, Troy Graduate of Wauwasee High School in Syracuse. ___________________________________________________________________ CLAIRE C. TOBIN PYNCHON 3323 Butler Court Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 Phone: 219/483-7822 Email: Born: May 24, 1963, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Suzann Reith Tobin and Donald Tobin Brothers: Phillip A. and Paul E. Claire was an elementary education major at Ball State University and subsequently taught at St. Mary's School, Avilla (Noble County), Indiana. ___________________________________________________________________ COREY REITH Parents: Christopher and Amy Lynn Reith Brother: Jamie ___________________________________________________________________ CYNTHIA (CINDY) REITH MCGLENNEN 234 North Jackson Street Evans City, Pennsylvania 16033 Phone: 724/538-3035 Email: Cindy Reith McGlennen : k10p8repeat@earthlink.net Born: Aprl 7, 1962 Parents: Dennis Reith; Kathleen Reith Hattendorf Brother/Sister: Lewis, Kimberly, Charlene Spouse: David McGlennen Children: Aidan, Andrew, Evan, Meghan, Molly Very much interested in the family, Cindy worked in the insurance industry. ___________________________________________________________________ DAVID CARL REITH 232 Pinnacle Lane Plainfield, In 46168 Phone: 317/839-9642 Email: DA46168@sbcglobal.net Born: June 12, 1962, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Marie and Jack Reith Brother: Michael Spouse: April Reith A graduate of Wayne High School in Fort Wayne and Indiana University, Bloomington, David is employed by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as Assistant Manager of the Shelbyville Road store in Louisville. ___________________________________________________________________ DAVID FISCHER 10943 W. 200 S., R. R. 1 Russiaville, Indiana 46979 Phone: 317/883-5888 Email: Born: Parents: Becky Reith Fischer and Tom Fischer David works for Public Service of Indiana ___________________________________________________________________ DAVID JEROME REITH 520 Harvey Street Kent, Ohio 44240-2705 Phone: 330/673-3146; Cell Phone: 330/687-0925 Email: David Reith : davidjreith@yahoo.com Website: Iceland Born: February 7, 1941, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Marion Katherine Beer and Joseph Stephen Reith Brothers: Joseph, Thomas Spouse: Mary Joan Knisely Reith (Married August 17, 1963, Kokomo, Indiana) Child: John David David grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Miami University, Kent State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and took courses at Notre Dame, Michigan State, and the University of Delhi (India). He is a geographer and specializes in South Asia. His interest in amateur radio was inspired by Gooby, who gave him his first receiver - a Hallicrafters S-38C, and has held the callsign of W8HFY since 1955. The family lived in India in 1969-70, when David was a student at Delhi University. He later returned in summers as a Fulbright Fellow, as the co-director of an academic program, and to do degree research. Has also been to Iceland seven times, including 2007. Here is his immediate family on August 22, 2002 (l-r, David, Mary, John, and Sharon). Updated: August 11, 2007 ___________________________________________________________________ DEBBIE CHILDERS REITH 2278 East Laurien Court Warsaw, Indiana 46582 Phones: 574/267-6789 and 574/267-2782 Email: Born: Children: Amy, Cindy, Troy Spouse: Paul Reith Debbie is very active at Sacred Heart Church, where she is one of the RCIA coordinators. She is also a realtor with the Lucas Realtors, the largest agency in Kosciusko County ___________________________________________________________________ DENNIS F. REITH 2720 Sherborne Blvd. Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 Phone: 260/483-9030 Email: Born: March 19, 1936 Parents: Charlotte and Lewis Reith Sisters: Catherine (Kate), Laura (Laurie), Lois Spouse: Children: Charlene, Cindy, Kimberly, Lewis Denny went to school at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and worked for Indiana and Michigan, an electric utility company. He enjoys water skiing, fishing, and getting away occasionally to a cottage on Lake Gage. His family anecdote: "As I was growing up, my dad would occasionally state that part of 'my problem' was that 'You think you know more than the Lord.' My reply was reported to be that both of us (Dad and I) 'knew more than the Lord.' -- two generations! I can now report a rare event -- my kids have acomplished the same feat -- so we now have three generations in the same family, all reported to know more than the Lord! Maybe the Reith clan is extra special! No blasphemy intended." Dennis now lives in the old house his mother formerly had. Updated: May 12, 2002 ___________________________________________________________________ DIANE MARIE REITH LIMP 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 219/737-6042 Email: Born: April 29, 1971, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Angela, Daniel, Donald, Jeffrey, Phillip, Timothy Spouse: Robert Limp Diane attended Bishop Dwenger High School, where she was a member of the band, concert band, latin Club, and Yacht Club. She's also a rock fan. Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ DONALD PAUL REITH 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 219/737-6042 Email: Born: March 18, 1973, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Angela, Daniel, Diane, Jeffrey, Phillip, Timothy Went to St. Vincent's. Was a wrestling fan. ___________________________________________________________________ DOUGLAS MICHAEL REITH 9423 Maple Road Fort Wayne, Indiana Phone: 260/749-0910 Email: Born: July 29, 1975, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Sandy and Harry Reith Brothers/Sister: Gregory, Karl, Kristy Doug used to play the trombone in the high school band and also played hockey. ___________________________________________________________________ EDWARD HERMAN REITH 1406 Ruhl Meadows Court Kokomo, Indiana 46902 Phone: 765/454-0952 Email: Born: October 11, 1940, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ann and Emil Reith Brother/Sisters: Judith, Madonna, Rebecca, Robert Spouse: Ilene Reith Child: Brian Eddie worked as a manager for Chrysler Corporation. ___________________________________________________________________ ELLEN JANE REITH GRANTHAM R.R. 2, Box 186 C, 1241 N, 1094 E Greentown, Indiana 46936 Phone: 765/452-7767 Email: Ellen Jane : captaind@netusa1.net Born: November 3, 1941, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary and Albert Reith Brother: James Spouse: Darrell G Grantham Children: Tim and Jeff Howard and Julie Sones ___________________________________________________________________ ERIC MICHAEL REITH 1709 Veale Road Wilmington, Delaware 19810 Phone: Born: May 12, 1985, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Kathy and Michael Reith Brother: Mark Russel Reith The first child of Kathy and Michael. ___________________________________________________________________ ERICH D. REITH Dayton, Ohio Phone: Email: Born: Parents: Rita and James Reith Brothers: Chris, Michael Erich is a founding partner of The Goloka Gallery, an eclectic studio featuring wood sculpture, among other things, in Dayton. He is also a percussionist with several bands. ___________________________________________________________________ ERIN BOGGS Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Laura Reith Boggs and Paul Boggs Sister: Catherine (Kate) Kate is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and is a nurse. ___________________________________________________________________ ERIN REITH Address City Phone Email: Erin Reith : kereith@localnet.com Spouse: Karl Reith Children: Children: Meredith, Grant, Alexzandra Email: Erin Reith : kereith@localonline.com ___________________________________________________________________ EVAN MCGLENNEN 234 North Jackson Street Evans City, Pennsylvania 16033 Phone: 724/538-3035 Email: Born: Parents: Cynthia Reith McGlennen and David McGlennen Brothers/Sisters: Aidan, Andrew, Meghan, Molly Evan is a freshman at Seneca Valley High School in Pittsburgh and swims the butterfly for his school's team, the Raiders. ___________________________________________________________________ GRANT REITH Born: Parents: Karl and Erin Reith Sisters: Meredith, Alexzandra ___________________________________________________________________ GREGORY THOMAS REITH 9423 Maple Road Fort Wayne, Indiana Phone: 260/749-0910 Email: Born: February 10, 1978, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Sandy and Harry Reith Brothers/Sister: Douglas, Karl, Kristy Spouse: Jennifer Reith ___________________________________________________________________ HARRY REITH 2807 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815 Phone: 260/492-2100 (home), 260/486-6515 (office) Email: Harry Reith : kilomalt@comcast.net Website: Regal Maltese Born: Parents: Marie and Karl Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jack, Suzann, Thomas Spouse: Sandy Reith Children: Douglas, Gregory, Karl, Kristy Harry graduated from Marian College in Indianapolis and then received a DDS degree from Indiana University; he practices dentistry in Fort Wayne and has edited the local dentistry association newsletter. Harry has obtained family records from Aunt Rose, Uncle Herman, and others, and is the family genealogist. ___________________________________________________________________ IRENE HILGER REITH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Irene Reith : Ireith@aol.com Born: March 27, 1942, Fort Wayne, Indiana Spouse: Nicholas Reith Children: Jessica, John, Karen, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Rose Marie, Sharon Irene is a graduate of St. Francis College with a Degree in Science and Minors in Philosphy and Theology. She has a Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University, a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Indiana University, and a Master's Degree in Elementary Science from Ball State University. Irene has taught for 24 years and is presently teaching 2nd grade at Mary Raber School in Columbia City, IN. She received grants to study in Uganda and Rwanda in East Africa. She traveled and studied with others who were researching and writing about the Genocide in Rwanda. Irene had the opportunity to attend the World Theological Conference in Italy in 2005, and has also enjoyed visiting many other countries in Europe. Nick and Irene have 6 children and 27 grandchildren. Updated: September 19, 2009 ___________________________________________________________________ JACKIE B. LAMARCHE REITH 16024 Buhr Run Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845 Phone: 260/637-8080 Email: Born: June 21, 1948, Worcester, Massachusetts Spouse: Mark R. Reith (Married 1970) Children: Christopher, Noelle, Patrick, Stephanie Jackie is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College and attended Loyola University in Chicago. She met Msark in Washington, DC. Now employed as an underwriter with Waterfield Mortgage. ___________________________________________________________________ JAMES PHILIP REITH 3420 Weathered Rock Circle Kokomo, Indiana 46902-6063 Phone: 765/450-5283 Email: James Reith : james.reith@comcast.net Born: Aprl 15, 1938, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary and Albert Reith Sister: Ellen Jane Spouse: Rita Reith Children: Chris, Eric, Michael Jim is now retired from the Cabot Corporation after being assigned to several different offices and plants throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Massachusetts and has returned to Kokomo to live. He is a graduate of Notre Dame, where he majored in music. ___________________________________________________________________ JAMIE REITH Parents: Christopher and Amy Lynn Reith Brother: Corey ___________________________________________________________________ JEAN REITH 516 Ridgeview Drive West Ridge Hockessin, Delaware 19707 Phone: 302/234-0649 Email: Born: Spouse: Kevin Reith ___________________________________________________________________ JEFF ATKINSON 499 E. 114th Street Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317/846-7411 Email: Born: Parents: Madonna Reith Atkinson Brothers/Sister: Brian, Kim, Timothy ___________________________________________________________________ JEFF HOWARD R. R. 2, Box 186 C Greentown, Indiana 46936 Phone: 317/628-7268 Email: Born: Parents: Ellen Jane Reith Howard Brother/Sister: Julie, Tim Jeff served with the U.S. Air Force in Japan ___________________________________________________________________ JEFFREY MICHAEL REITH 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 219/637-6042 Email: Born: December 19, 1969, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Angela, Daniel, Diane, Donald, Philip, Timothy Spouse: Tracie Renkenberger Reith Went to Carroll High School and worked at the White Swan Grocery when he was young. Liked to hunt and worked on cars and small engines. Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ JENNA BROOK MILLER GRACE 484 Tamarack Drive Noblesville, Indiana 46060 Phone: Email: Born: July 28, 1974, Lafayette, Indiana Parents: Kimberlee Reith Miller and Tim Miller Sisters: Jodi Blair and Jessaline Ashley ___________________________________________________________________ JENNIFER REITH Spouse: Gregory Reith ___________________________________________________________________ JENNIFER ANN KURAS TOKAR 1411 S. Courtland Avenue Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 Phone: 847/292-9952 Email: Jennifer Tokar : jennifer.a.tokar@bankofamerica.com Born: October 24, 1969, Columbus, Indiana Parents: Lois Reith Kuras and Bob Kuras Brother/Sister: Brian, Sarah Spouse: Andrew Tokar (Married February 21, 1998) Child: Ethan Jennifer is a graduate of St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. Updated: March 31, 2002 ___________________________________________________________________ JENNY BALBACK 568 Hemingway Drive, Hockessin, Delaware 19707 Phone: 302/239-5466 Email: Born: Parents: Cathy Marie Reith and Robert Balback Brother/Sister: Laura, Robbie ___________________________________________________________________ JESSICA REITH BOARD 640 Backnine Drive City: Moneta, Virginia 24121 Born: November 20, 1981 Parents: Sarah and Timothy Reith Brother: Michael David Spouse: Travis Board Children: Taylor Ann, Keeley Madison Updated: March 8, 2009 ___________________________________________________________________ JESSICA REITH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: September 19, 1979, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: John, Karen, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Rose Marie, Sharon Attended Queen of Angels School in Fort Wayne. ___________________________________________________________________ JESSALINE ASHLEY MILLER AHLBRAND 484 Tamarack Drive Noblesville, Indiana 46060 Phone: Email: Born: September 19, 1977, Lafayette, Indiana Parents: Kimberlee Reith Miller and Tim Miller Sisters: Jodi Blair and Jenna Brook ___________________________________________________________________ JODI BLAIR MILLER HENDRICKSON 15513 Blair Lane Noblesville, Indiana 46060 Phone: 317/219-6356 Email: Jodi Hendrickson : jodiblair@hotmail.com Born: July 6, 1976, Lafayette, Indiana Parents: Kimberlee Reith Miller and Timothy Lee Miller Sisters: Jenna Brook and Jessaline Ashley Spouse: Christopher David Hendrickson (Married June 21, 2003, Noblesville, Indiana) Child: Logan Ryan Hendrickson Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ JOHN REITH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: May 19, 1967, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jessica, Karen, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Rose Marie, Sharon John graduated from Wabash College, where he held a scholarship, played on the football team, and majored in business. He also studied in Germany while in college. Currently, he is working for himself in an ebay business that specializes in vintage radio tubes and electronic parts. Some information on John is available here. Updated: August 27, 2009 ___________________________________________________________________ JOHN DAVID REITH 3206 NW 23rd Terrace Gainesville, Florida 32605 Phone: 352/374-0889; Cell Phone: 352/395-3372 Email: John Reith : bonetumor@aol.com Website: John D. Reith, MD Born: November 23, 1967 (Thanksgiving Day), Urbana, Illinois Parents: Mary and David Reith Spouse: Sharon Hook (Married July 2, 1994, Tampa, Florida) John is a graduate of Kent State University and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). He spent four years in residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and then held fellowships for one year each at the University of Michigan Medical School and Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. He taught for one year at the University of Miami (Florida) and is now in his ninth year at the University of Florida School of Medicine, where he is Associate Professor in the departments of Pathology and Orthopaedic Surgery; he is a board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, specializing in the pathology of the musculoskeletal system . In 2002, he taught at the University of Beijing (China) and in 2007 at the University of Brasilia (Brazil). He played high school golf and baseball and continues to play golf (usually breaking 80 - but he does better on the second hole). He is also involved in fantasy football, plays on a roller blade hockey team, has completed two marathons at Disney World in Orlando and runs elsewhere for Team in Training. Does he look like a Reith? Updated: August 11, 2007 ___________________________________________________________________ JOSEPH JACOBS 15646 Mayer Allen Park, Michigan 48101 Phone: 313/928-2815 Email: Born: Parents: Mary Hazel Reith Jacobs Balogh Now living in California ___________________________________________________________________ JUDITH THERESA REITH 4016 Caminito Davila San Diego, California 92122 Phone: 858/457-0207 Email: Judy Reith : jreith@san.rr.com Born: July 19, 1939, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ann and Emil Reith Brothers/Sisters: Edward, Madonna, Rebecca, Robert Judy did her undergraduate work at St. Mary's College in South Bend and her graduate work at San Diego State University. She taught biology and physical sciences at a high school in San Diego; she is an avid photographer of the natural environment, especially around San Diego; she used the slides for instructional purposes. In recent years, Judy added an immediate family with the care of two biological sisters who had been orphaned. Hobbies? Bridge, movies and theatre, and shopping. She retired at the end of the 2001-2001 school year. A trip home to Indiana in the summer of 2004 to see her sisters and brother also included visits to many of her cousins, to South Bend to visit Father Herman, and visits to friends Updated: July 1, 2004 Note: Today (August 15, 2004), I talked with Judy about the Glass Works that Aunt Rose's husband, Cecil, owned. She remembered that the Depression caused the loss of that plant. Cecil then moved to the farm in Center. Aunt Rose's house there had door knobs of glass and a kitchen tile floor of glass made at the factory. She also had a beautiful bowl on her dining room buffet that came from the Glass Works. I am not certain if this is the same Glass Works or not, but there is a website of a company with a similar name in Kokomo at this address . August 15, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ JUDY REITH 613 Park Terrace Columbia City, Indiana 46725 Phone: Email: Born: Parents: Richard Reith; Joann Reith Brother/Sisters: Cheryl, Kathy, Richard, Theresa Works at Genaco. ___________________________________________________________________ JULIA (JUDY) THARP REITH 903 South Clark Kokomo, Indiana 46901 Phone: 317/452-8472 Email: Born: Spouse: Robert Reith Children: Amy, Marcy, Rhonda ___________________________________________________________________ JULIE SONES 2612 Cornell Lawton, Oklahoma 73505 Phone: Email: Born: Parents: Ellen Jane Reith Howard Brothers: Jeff, Tim ___________________________________________________________________ KAREN REITH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: March 2, 1966, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jessica, John, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Rose Marie, Sharon A graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, where she majored in business and mathematics. ___________________________________________________________________ KARI REITH Spouse: Chris Reith ___________________________________________________________________ KARL FRANCIS REITH 9423 Maple Road Fort Wayne, Indiana Phone: 260/749-0910 Email: Karl Reith : kereith@localnet.com Born: January 1, 1971 (New Year's Day), Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Sandy and Harry Reith Brothers/Sister: Douglas, Gregory, Kristy Spouse: Erin Reith Children: Meredith, Grant, Alexzandra Karl played the saxophone and was a band member in high school as well as being a member of the national Honor Society there. He used to be interested in falconry and owned a Red-tailed Hawk, which required the obtaining of many government permits. Father Mick always talked about Karl and his adventures in the West. ___________________________________________________________________ KATHY ANN RUSSELL REITH 9800 Rod Road Alpharette, Georgia 30202 Phone: 770/664-7563 Email: Born: September 13, 1952, Williamsport, Pennsylvania Spouse: Michael John Reith Children: Eric Michael, Mark Russell Kathy is a graduate of Brandywine College in Wilmington, Delaware, and formerly worked as an executive secretary with ICI Americas, Inc. (How did she get that by Uncle John?) She enjoys bowling, needlepoint, and bicycling. ___________________________________________________________________ KATHY DEWITT REITH 2034 Pauline Fort Wayne, Indiana Phone: 219/422-1265 Email: Born: Spouse: Michael Francis Reith (Married August 10, 1985) ___________________________________________________________________ KATHY REITH LEDEW 920 Road, 200 N, Lot 13 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: 219/267-4699 Email: Kathy Reith Ledew : kladew1@compuserve.com Born: Parents: Richard Reith; Joann Reith Brother/Sisters: Cheryl, Judy, Richard, Theresa Spouse: Steve Ledew Kathy served with the U.S. Air Force, including a post in Korea. ___________________________________________________________________ KEELEY MADISON BOARD Born: Parents: Jessica Reith Board and Travis Board Sister: Taylor Ann Updated: December 8, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ KEVIN JAMES REITH 516 Ridgeview Drive Hockessin, DE 19707-2312 Phone: 302/234-0649 Email: Born: November 17, 1961, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Betty and John Reith Brothers/Sisters: Catherine, Christopher, Michael, Susan, Timothy Spouse: Jean Reith Kevin is a marketing represenative and senior computer specialist with the Tandy Corporation in the Wilmington area. He and brother Chris flew in to the family reunion in Fort Wayne in August, 1987. ___________________________________________________________________ KIM ATKINSON 499 E. 114th Street Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317/846-7411 Email: Born: Parents: Madonna Reith Atkinson Brothers/Sister: Brian, Jeff, Timothy ___________________________________________________________________ KIMBERLEE ANN REITH MILLER 484 Tamarack Drive Noblesville, Indiana 46060 Phone: Unlisted Email: Kimberlee Reith Miller : kimberlee-3@hotmail.com Born: June 2, 1950, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Loma and Joseph Reith Spouse: Timothy Miller Children: Jenna, Jessaline, Jodi Kim is a graduate of Ball State University and Indiana University and taught in Flora. She worked for the Howard County Welfare Department and now does similar work in Noblesville. Her husband, Tim, owns an architectural firm in Kokomo. ___________________________________________________________________ KIMBERLY REITH Born: Parents: Dennis Reith; Kathleen Reith Hattendorf Brother: Lewis Sisters: Charlene, Cindy, Kimberly ___________________________________________________________________ KRISTY ANN REITH WAGESTER 11435 Cabriolet Run Fort Wayne, IN 46845 Phone: 260-403-2019 (mobile) Email: Kristy Reith Wagester : K_Reith@yahoo.com Born: July 19, 1975, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne Parents: Sandy and Harry Reith Brothers: Douglas, Gregory, Karl Spouse: Steven Franklin Wegster, married December 10th, 2005, at Saint Paul's, Fort Wayne, Indiana Children: Ashley Nicole Wegester Played the clarinet and was a competitive figure skater when she was younger. She attended elementary school at Saint John Flatrock in Monroeville, Indiana, and she went to high school at R. Nelson Snider in Fort Wayne. Her undergraduate degree is from DePauw University and her graduate degrees is from Indiana University in Indianapolis, both in biology. She now works in accounting. ___________________________________________________________________ LAURA MANGAN 1842 Marietta Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804 Born: Parents: Barbara Rose Reith Van Rooyen; Edmund Mangan Brothers/Sisters: Barbie Mangan ___________________________________________________________________ LAURA MICHELLE BALBACK 568 Hemingway Drive, Hockessin, Delaware 19707 Phone: 302/239-5466 Email: Born: Parents: Cathy Marie Reith and Robert Balback Brother/Sisters: Jenny, Robbie ___________________________________________________________________ LAURA (LAURIE) EUGENIA REITH BOGGS 6454 W. South Lake Gage Drive Angola, Indiana 46703 Phone: 260-833-3724 2206 S. 22nd Street Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220 Phone: 920/683-9636 Email: Laura Reith Boggs : CMB2178@hotmail.com or Laura Reith Boggs : Lauraeugeniaboggs@gmail.com Born: December 4, 1948 Parents: Charlotte and Lewis Reith Brother/Sisters: Catherine, Dennis, Lois Spouse: Paul Boggs Children: Erin, Catherine (Katie) Laurie lives with her family in northern Wisconsin (maybe she's a Packers fan?) but spends a lot of time at the family cottage on Lake Gage, north of Fort Wayne. ___________________________________________________________________ LEWIS REITH 1827 Pemberton Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 Phone: 260/687-9810 Email: Born: April 3, 1965 Parents: Dennis Reith; Kathleen Reith Hattendorf Sisters: Charlene, Cynthia, Kimberly ___________________________________________________________________ THE LINKS The second marriage of Anton Liebich after Ida's mother's death produced three children who would be half brothers and a half sister to Ida and her siblings. Those three second-marriage children were: Joseph, a tailor in Elsenz, Germany. Agnes, also a resident of Elsenz, about which nothing more is known. Fidel, a policeman in Mosbach, Germany. Updated: September 5, 2009 Dennis has filled us in on the rest on the lineage. Fidel apparently had five children: Elizabeth, Helene, Anna, Albert, and Hildeg (or Hilda?). Hilda married someone named Link (no other information yet) and had two children: Norbert and Rita. Norbert married Sybil and had two children: Tobias and Carsten (sp?). We know Tobias from family reunions and his mother and father from the reunion Paul and Debbie had at their place/ Tobias and have two boys: Simon and David. Both Tobias and his wife are medical doctors: Tobias is a psychiatrist in Heidelberg and his wife is a pediatrician. ___________________________________________________________________ LOIS REITH KURAS Geneva Lake Manor 211 S. Curtis Street Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147 Phone: 262/767-0902 [Robert's number] or 5944 Christine Court Burlington, Wisconsin 53105-6903 Email: c/o Robert D. Kuras : RDK4412@aol.com Born: July 25, 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Charlotte and Lewis Reith Brother/Sisters: Catherine (Kate), Dennis, Laura (Laurie) Spouse: Robert D. Kuras, 5944 Christine Court, Lyons, Wisconsin 53148 Children: Brian, Jennifer, Sarah Lois did her undergraduate work at St. Mary's College in South Bend and received the M.S. degree in Education from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne. In July, 1986, Lois suffered a cerebral aneurysm and now resides in a nursing home for the remainder of her life. Husband Bob notes that she is a tower of strengh and a model of inspiration for all of us; he himself is a tower of support and a faithful member of the Reith family. Updated: December 1, 2002 {Add Robert) _______________________________________________________________ MADELINE REITH 1886 Quinn Creek Drive Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Phone: 317/858-1414 Email: Madeline Reith : monkeygirl605@comcast.net Parents: David Reith; Rita Reith Sister: Morgan (twin) _______________________________________________________________ MADONNA M. REITH ATKINSON 499 E. 114th Street Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317/846-7411 Email: Madonna Reith Atkinson : madonna.atkinson@sbcglobal.net Born: July 18, 1937 Parents: Ann and Emil Reith Brothers/Sisers: Edward, Judy, Rebecca, Robert Children: Brian, Jeff, Kim, Timothy Madonna worked as an underwriter with the Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies in Indianapolis for many years. She has several grandchildren. ___________________________________________________________________ MARCY REITH BROWN 2308 West Maple Street Kokomo, Indiana 46901 Phone: 317/452-7602 Email: Born: Parents: Julia and Robert Reith Sisters: Amy, Marcy Spouse: Cary Child: Blake ___________________________________________________________________ MARK R. REITH 16024 Buhr Run Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845 Phone: 260/637-8080 Email: Born: July 31, 1947, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers/Sister: Barbara, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, Richard, William Spouse: Jackie Lamarche Reith (Married 1970) Children: Christopher, Noelle, Patrick, Stephanie Mark is a general foreman at the Bentz Metal Company. ___________________________________________________________________ MARK RUSSELL REITH 1709 Veale Road Wilmington, Delaware 19810 Phone: Born: August , 1987, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Kathy and Michael Reith Brother: Eric Michael Reith ___________________________________________________________________ MARIE LOUISE PENZONE REITH 7526 Kingsway Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819 Phone: 219/747-5874 Email: Marie Penzone Reith : mlr821@verizon.net Born: August 21, 1936, Fort Wayne, Indiana Spouse: Karl John (Jack) Reith Children: David, Michael Marie graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and was the office manager for Walker G. Mulligan, Inc., a food brokerage owned by Thomas Reith. ___________________________________________________________________ MARTHA MARIE REITH 910 Lake Drive Fremont, Indiana 46737 Phones: 260/495-7533 (H), 419/769-5055 (C) Email: Born: April 13, 1971, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Pamela and Thomas Reith Brother/Sister: Timothy, Martha Spouse: Chris CHildren: Brianna, Conner Martha attended Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne and the University of Dayton. ___________________________________________________________________ MARY JO REITH PARRISH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: December 3, 1974, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jessica, John, Karen, Nicholas, Rose Marie, Sharon Attended Queen of Angels School in Fort Wayne. ___________________________________________________________________ MARY JOAN KNISELY REITH 520 Harvey Street Kent, Ohio 44240-2705 Phone: 330/673-3146; Cell Phone: 330/687-0925 Email: Mary Reith: knisely_ohio@yahoo.com Born: February 25, 1941, Kokomo, Indiana Spouse: David Jerome Reith (Married August 17, 1963, Kokomo, Indiana) Child: John David Reith Mary retired in 2000 after thirty-two years of teaching high school English in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. Her last twenty-seven years were at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, where she also served as the department chair. She is a graduate of Kokomo High School, Ball State University, Miami University, and Kent State University. In 1986, she was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky. She lived in India in 1969-70 and held a Fulbright there in 1986; and is unsurpassed as a reader, crossworder, and birdwatcher. ___________________________________________________________________ MARYLOU WEEKS REITH 2 Dolores Drive Wilmington, Delaware 19180 Phone: 302/478-5378 Email: Marylou Weeks Reith : keys8888@aol.com Born: September 8, 1967, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Spouse: Christopher Mark Reith Child: Nicholas John and Brandon Michael Marylou previously worked as a paralegal but is now a full-time at home with Nicholas and Brandon. She enjoys serious, quality reading, e.g., New York Times best-sellers, at home and fun stuff at the beach! Updated: August 11, 2007 ___________________________________________________________________ MATTHEW MCCREA DIPPEL 211 Biggs Purchase Lane Lothian, Maryland 20711 Phone: Email: Born: February 26, 1988 Parents: Susan Reith and William Dippel Brothers: William Christopher and Andrew Buckley ___________________________________________________________________ MEGHAN MCGLENNEN 234 North Jackson Street Evans City, Pennsylvania 16033 Phone: 724/538-3035 Email: Born: Parents: Cynthia Reith McGlennen and David McGlennen Brothers/Sisters: Evan, Molly, Aidan, Andrew Meghan is a junior at Seneca Valley High School and is a dancer (ballet, not belly ;) ) ___________________________________________________________________ MELLISA BEYLER REITH Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ MEREDITH REITH Born: Parents: Karl and Erin Reith Brother/Sister: Grant, Alexzandra ___________________________________________________________________ MICHAEL REITH 1305 Greenacres Drive Kokomo, Indiana 46901 Phone: 765/883-5568 Email: Michael Reith : michael.reith@us.army.mil Born: March 21, 1967, South Bend, Indiana Parents: Rita and James Reith Brothers: Chris, Eric Spouse: Tami Moore Reith (Married 1987) Children: Andrea and Alexander Mike graduated from Oakland City University with MS in Human Resource Management. He currently is a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army as a military policeman. His present assignment is with the Indiana Army National Guard out of Delphi, Indiana. ___________________________________________________________________ MICHAEL DAVID REITH 640 Backnine Drive City: Moneta, Virginia 24121 State: VA Phone: Email: Born: December 31, 1984 Parents: Sarah and Timothy Reith Sister: Jessica ___________________________________________________________________ MICHAEL FRANCIS REITH 2034 Pauline Fort Wayne, Indiana Phone: 219/422-1265 Email: Michael Reith : ak20007069@msn.com Born: March 22, 1954, Arcadia, Indiana Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers/Sister: Barbara, Mark, Nicholas, Paul, Richard, William Spouse: Kathy DeWitt Reith (Married August 10, 1985) After graduating from Fort Wayne Central Cathaolic High School, Michael has been farming and also working at the Bentz Metal Company. ___________________________________________________________________ MICHAEL (MICK) JOHN REITH 9800 Rod Road Alpharetta, Georgia 30202 Phone: 770/664-7563 Email: Born: May 3, 1951, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Betty and John Reith Brothers/Sisters: Catherine, Christopher, Kevin, Susan, Timothy Spouse: Kathy Ann Russell Reith Children: Eric Michael, Mark Russell Michael is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and has a law degree from Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A member of the Delaware Bar Association, he currently works in administration in Atlanta, where he also enjoys racquetball, basketball, and bicycling. ___________________________________________________________________ MICHAEL JOSEPH REITH 7424 Graham Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 Phone: 317/578-0389 Email: Born: December 12, 1964, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Marie and Jack Reith Brother: David Spouse: Jennie Michelle Smith Reith Children: Nicholas Bryant, Patrick Karl Graduate of Wayne High School in Fort Wayne and Indiana University, David works for BSA COunselors in Indianapolis ___________________________________________________________________ MICHELE THRESA REITH BUTLER 4698 Flagstone Drive Mason, Ohio 45040 Phones: 513/336-0813 (H), 513/207-0236 (C) Email:tjbenfw@aol.com Born: June 26, 1963, St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Pamela and Thomas Reith Brother/Sister: Timothy, Martha Spouse: John Butler (Married at St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana Children: T.J., Benjerman, Patrick, Mitchell Michele graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in December, 1985, and was later employed at Reynolds and Reynolds Company in Dayton as a programmer using the automation skills she learned at Miami. She's now a stay-at-home mom. ___________________________________________________________________ MOLLY MCGLENNEN 234 North Jackson Street Evans City, Pennsylvania 16033 Phone: 724/538-3035 Email: Born: Parents: Cynthia Reith McGlennen and David McGlennen Brothers/Sisters: Aidan, Andrew, Evan, Meghan, ___________________________________________________________________ MORGAN REITH 1886 Quinn Creek Drive Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Phone: 317/858-1414 Email: Morgan Reith : crushgirl605@comcast.net Parents: David Reith; Rita Reith Sister: Madeline (twin) ___________________________________________________________________ NICHOLAS REITH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: July 7, 1938, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Barbara, Mark, Michael, Paul, Richard, William Spouse: Irene Hilger Reith Children: Jessica, John, Karen, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Rose Marie, Sharon Nick was employed by Zollner's, a manufacturer of pistons, for many years and was a foreman there. He is an avid hunter who also enjoys working on automobiles. ___________________________________________________________________ NICHOLAS JOHN REITH 2 Dolores Drive Wilmington, Delaware 19810 Born: December 12, 1998 Parents: Christopher John Reith and Marylou Weeks Reith Brother: Brandon Michael Reith Nicholas is a kindergarten student at Brandywood Elementary School. Updated: August 11, 2007 ___________________________________________________________________ NICHOLAS REITH, Jr. 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: June 26, 1963, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jessica, John, Karen, Mary Jo, Rose Marie, Sharon Children: Rashelle Reith ___________________________________________________________________ NICHOLAS BRYANT REITH 7424 Graham Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 Phone: 317/578-0389 Born: June 26, 1991 Parents: Michael Joseph Reith; Lindy Denise Holt Brother: Patrick Karl Nicholas is a junior at Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana ___________________________________________________________________ NOELLE REITH 9308 Hefflefinger Road Churubusco, Indiana 46723 Phone: 219/693-9327 Email: Born: Parents: Jackie and Mark Reith Brothers/Sister: Christopher, Patrick, Stephanie ___________________________________________________________________ PAMELA REITH 674 Lake Drive Fremont, Indiana 46737 Phone: 260/495-9189 Email: Tom Reith : pamjomar1@yahoo.com Born: March 8, 1939, Bluffton, Indiana Spouse: Thomas H. Reith (Married September 6, 1962, St. Joseph's Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana Children: Martha, Michele, Timothy ___________________________________________________________________ PATRICK REITH 9308 Hefflefinger Road Churubusco, Indiana 46723 Phone: 219/693-9327 Email: Born: Parents: Jackie and Mark Reith Brother/Sisters: Christopher, Noelle, Stephanie Spouse: Patrick Reith ___________________________________________________________________ PATRICK KARL REITH 7424 Graham Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 Phone: 317/578-0389 Born: October 26, 1993 Parents: Michael Joseph Reith; Lindy Denise Holt Brother: Nicholas Bryant Patrick is a freshman at Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana ___________________________________________________________________ PAUL REITH 2278 East Laurien Court Warsaw, Indiana 46582 Phones: 574/267-6789 and 574/267-2782 or 574-371-5780 Email: Paul Reith : preith@kconline.com Born: Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Barbara, Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Richard, William Spouse: Debbie Childers Reith Children: Amy, Cindy, Troy Paul is a graduate of Purdue University and long served as a vice-president of the First National Bank of Warsaw in Milford. He is now a registered real estate appraiser. The family lives on a farm in northern Indiana's lake country, where they raise hogs and do some ice fishing and put the pool to good summer use. ___________________________________________________________________ PAUL E. TOBIN 3323 Butler Court Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 Phone: 219/483-7822 Email: Born: October 11, 1966, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Suzann Reith Tobin and Donald Tobin Brother/Sister: Claire C., Phillip A. Attended Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne and graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington. ___________________________________________________________________ PHILIP REITH 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 219/737-6042 Email: Born: July 4, 1978 (Fourth of July) Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Angela, Daniel, Diane, Donald, Jeffrey, Timothy Spouse: Tiffany Neuman Reith Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ PHILLIP A. TOBIN 3323 Butler Court Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 Phone: 219/483-7822 Email: Born: February 1, 1965, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Suzann Reith Tobin and Donald Tobin Brother/Sister: Claire C., Paul E. Graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington. His principal interest is in Parks and Recreation and he has worked for a landscaper. ___________________________________________________________________ PHYLLIS REITH 1257 E. State Road 114-92 Huntington, Indiana 46750 Phone: 260/609-2337 Born: Spouse: Richard Reith Children: ___________________________________________________________________ Rashelle Reith Parents: Nicholas Reith, jr. ___________________________________________________________________ REBECCA (BECKY) ANN REITH FISCHER 10943 W. 200 S., R.R. 1 Russiaville, Indiana 46979 Phone: 317/883-5888 Born: December 13, 1935, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Ann and Emil Reith Brothers/Sisters: Edward, Judy, Madonna, Robert Spouse: Tom Fischer Children: David, Steve Becky and Tom owned and operated a luxury limousine service in the Kokomo area for many years - the first of its kind in town. Tom, who was active in union affairs with Stellite, recently died. ___________________________________________________________________ RHONDA REITH BRANTLEY 1720 Osage Drive, North Kokomo, Indiana 46901 Phone: 317/864-9115 Email: Born: Parents: Julia and Robert Reith Sisters: Amy, Marcy Spouse: Paul Brantley ___________________________________________________________________ RICHARD REITH 1257 E. State Road 114-92 Huntington, Indiana 46750 Phone: 260/609-5644 Email: Born: Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Barbara, Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, William Spouse: Phyllis Children: Cheryl, Kathy, Judy, Richard (Rick), Theresa Dick works for Choretime in Milford, Indiana, and enjoys fishing and the outdoors. ___________________________________________________________________ RICHARD (RICK) REITH 920 Road, 200 N, Lot 13 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: 219/267-4699 Email: Richard Reith : rreith@netscape.net Born: Parents: Richard Reith; Joann Reith Sisters: Cheryl, Judy, Kathy, Theresa ___________________________________________________________________ RITA LEE REITH 3420 Weathered Rock Circle Kokomo, Indiana 46902-6063 Phone: 765/450-5283 Email: Rita Reith : james.reith@comcast.net Born: Spouse: James Reith Children: Chris, Eric, Michael Rita is an administrative assistant for a medical professional hiring firm. ___________________________________________________________________ RITA LESLIE GREEN REITH 1886 Quinn Creek Drive Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Phone: 317/858-1414 Email: Rita Green Reith : r1395@comcast.net Born: June 21, 1963, Norfolk, Virginia Children: Madeline and Morgan (twins) Rita graduated from Brownsburg, Indiana, High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a captain with the Indianapolis Fire Department ___________________________________________________________________ ROB BALBACK 568 Hemingway Drive, Hockessin, Delaware 19707 Phone: 302/239-5466 Email: Born: 1975 Parents: Cathy Marie Reith and Robert Balback Sisters: Jenny, Laura Rob spent time in California before returning home, where he is currently a nursing student. ___________________________________________________________________ ROBERT KURAS 5944 Christine Court Burlington, Wisconsin 53105-6903 Phone: 262/767-0902 Email: c/o Robert D. Kuras : RDK4412@aol.com [Add] Updated: ___________________________________________________________________ SARAH LYNN KURAS MARCUCCI 1409 N. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 Phone: 847/318-0370 Email: Sarah Marcucci : cuccids@attbi.com Born: May 20, 1975, Columbus, Indiana Parents: Lois Reith Kuras and Bob Kuras Brother/Sister: Brian, Jennifer Spouse: David Marcucci (Married Juily 2, 1999) Graduated from St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin, with a teaching degree like mother, Lois. Met husband David Marcucci her senior year at St. Norbert. When she was small, Sarah was known as "Bear" and was involved in tennis, piano, and water skiing. 3/31/2002 ___________________________________________________________________ SARAH L. REITH 640 Backnine Drive Moneta, Virginia 24121 Phone: 540/721-5629, 540/314-9008 Email: Born: Spouse: Timothy Paul Reith (Married 7/27/1974 - Wilmington, DE) Children: Jessica Reith Board, Michael David Updated: October 23, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ SHARON (SHARI) REITH 8808 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Phone: 219/489-5767 Email: Born: May 14, 1969, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Irene and Nicholas Reith Brothers/Sisters: Jessica, John, Karen, Mary Jo, Nicholas, Rose Marie Sharon graduated from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne in 1987 and then attended Indiana University - Fort Wayne. She was interested in elementary education and was considering Ball State. ___________________________________________________________________ SHARON YVONNE HOOK 3206 NW 23rd Terrace Gainesville, Florida 32605 Phone: 352/374-0889 Email: Sharon Hook: hookstar@aol.com Born: Tampa, Florida Spouse: John David Reith (Married July 2, 1994, Tampa, Florida) Sharon is a graduate of the University of South Florida and the Southeastern School of Health Sciences. A physician, she is a pathologist with a regional hospital in Gainesville and specializes in cytology. She also comes from a German family and speaks the language. ___________________________________________________________________ STACEY DAVIS 403 Winesap Drive Lafayette, Indiana 47905 Phone: 765/447-1037 Born: May 7, 1984, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Cheryl Reith, Brian Reith Sisters: Ashley Davis, Amanda Reith Enjoys sports, the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bulls, and plays the clarinet. ___________________________________________________________________ STEPHANIE REITH 2530 Medford Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803 Phone: 260/486-6515 Email: Born: Parents: Jackie and Mark Reith Brother/Sisters: Christopher, Noelle, Patrick ___________________________________________________________________ STEVE FISCHER 10943 W 200 S, R. R. 1 Russiaville, Indiana 46979 Phone: 317/883-5888 Email Born: Parents: Becky Reith Fischer and Tim Fischer Brother: Dave Spouse: Children: Steve works at what used to be the Cabot Corporation in Kokomo and has two sons who are one and four years old. ___________________________________________________________________ SUSAN LOUISE REITH DIPPEL 211 Biggs Purchase Lane Lothian, Maryland 20711 Phone: 410/867-0279 or 410/271-4950 Email: Susan Reith Dippel : srdippel@hughes.net Born: March 4, 1954, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Betty and John Reith Brothers/Sisters: Catherine, Christopher, Kevin, Michael, Timothy Spouse: William Dippel (Married 1977) Children: Andrew Buckley, Matthew McCrea, William Christopher Susan received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Gettysburg College in 1976. She has lived in Maryland for the last twenty-five years and used to operate a graphics art business under the name srd. Husband Bill started a lumber and hardware business, R Lumber, with its own warehouse and computer operations. Here is a picture of Susan and her dad at Holy Cross House in 2003. Updated: September 11, 2006 ___________________________________________________________________ TAMMI RENEE MOORE REITH 1305 Greenacres Drive Kokomo, IN 46901 Phone: 765/883-5568 Email: Tami Reith : Tami.reith@insightbb.com Born: Spouse: Michael Reith (Married July 11, 1987) Children: Andrea and Alexander ___________________________________________________________________ TAYLOR ANN BOARD Born: Parents: Jessica Reith Board and Travis Board Sister: Keeley Madison Updated: December 8, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ THERESA REITH Springfield, Ohio Phone: Born: Parents: Richard Reith; Joann Reith Brother/Sisters: Cheryl, Judy, Kathy, Richard ___________________________________________________________________ THERESA SCHMITZ REITH 920 Road, 200 N, Lot 13 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: 219/267-4699 Born: Spouse: Rick Reith Children: Theresa has also lived with husband Rick Reith at Air Force bases in Alaska and Grissom Air Force base, Indiana. ___________________________________________________________________ THOMAS HERMAN REITH 674 Lake Drive Fremont, Indiana 46737 Phone: 260/495-9189 Email: Tom Reith : pamjomar1@yahoo.com Born: March 18, 1938, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Marie and Karl Reith Brothers/Sister: Harry, Karl (Jack), Suzann Spouse: Pamela Reith (Married September 6, 1962, St. Joseph's Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana Children: Martha, Michele, Timothy Tom is a food broker in Fort Wayne with his own company, Walker G. Mulligan, Inc. ___________________________________________________________________ TIFFANY NEUMAN REITH Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ TIMOTHY JOSEPH REITH 531 Fincastle Lane Fort Wright, Kentucky 41011 Phones: 859/344-9909 (H), 513/476-6824 (C) Email: @pinnaclefood.com Born: August 25, 1965, Fprt Wayne, Indiana Parents: Pam and Thomas Reith Sisters: Michele, Martha Tim is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and works for Pinnacle Food. ___________________________________________________________________ TOM FISCHER Born: July 5, 19xx Parents: Becky Reith Fischer and Tom Fischer ___________________________________________________________________ TIM HOWARD R. R. 2, Box 186 C Greentown, Indiana 46936 Phone: 317-628-7268 Email: Born: Parents: Ellen Jane Reith Howard Grantham Brother/Sisters: Jeff, Julie Sones ___________________________________________________________________ TIMOTHY ATKINSON 499 E. 114th Street Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317/846-7411 Email: Born: Parents: Madonna Reith Atkinson Brothers/Sister: Brian, Jeff, Kim ___________________________________________________________________ TIMOTHY REITH 4316 Woodhurst Blvd. Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807 Phone: 219/456-6660 Email: Born: August 25, 1964, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Pamela and Thomas Reith Sisters: Martha, Michele Tim graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in December, 1986, with a degree in Marketing. ___________________________________________________________________ TIMOTHY JAMES HOLBERT Parents: Kate Reith Holbert and Dan Holbert ___________________________________________________________________ TIMOTHY PAUL REITH 640 Backnine Drive Moneta, Virginia 24121 Phone: 540/719-0612 (home), 540/314-9008 (cell) Email: Tim Reith : Treith@aol.com Born: November 6, 1952, Wilmington, Delaware Parents: Betty and John Reith Brothers/Sisters: Catherine (Kate), Christopher, Kevin, Michael, Susan Spouse: Sarah L. Reith (Married 7/27/1974 - Wilmington, DE) Children: Jessica Reith Board, Michael David Timothy is a Taco Bell franchise manager and a restaurant (bar) owner who loves water, boats, fishing, and travel. Finally, he is a Virginia Tech fan (that probably means especially football). Updated: October 23, 2004 ___________________________________________________________________ TIMOTHY WILLIAM REITH 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 219/637-6042 Email: Born: March 7, 1968, Fort Wayne, Indiana Parents: Carolyn and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Angela, Daniel, Diane, Donald, Jeffrey, Philip Spouse: Melissa Beyler Reith Graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1986 and then attended Purdue University, where he majored in Engineering. In 1983, he traveled to Germany with his eighth grade class. Enjoys sports and worked for the White Swan grocery when he was young. Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ TRACIE RENKBERGER REITH Updated: December 5, 2008 ___________________________________________________________________ TROY REITH P.O. Box 197, Route 6 Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone: 219/267-6789 Email: Born: 1967 Parents: Debbie and Paul Reith Sisters: Amy, Cindy Studied at Indiana University, Bloomington. ___________________________________________________________________ WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER DIPPEL 211 Biggs Purchase Lane Lothian, Maryland 20711 Phone: Email: Born: June 11, 1990 Parents: Susan Reith and William Dippel Brothers: Matthew McCrea and Andrew Buckley ___________________________________________________________________ WILLIAM JOHN REITH 1832 Apollo Drive Huntertown, Indiana 46748 Phone: 260/637-6042; Cell Phone: 260/413-0942 Email: William Reith : william.reith@verizon.net Born: October 8, 1940, Kokomo, Indiana Parents: Mary and William Reith Brothers/Sisters: Barbara, Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, Richard Spouse: Carolyn Relue Reith (Married November 12, 1966, Saint Paul's Catholic Church Fort Wayne, Indiana) Children: Angela Mary, Daniel Edward, Diane Marie, Donald Paul, Jeffrey Michael, Philip Thomas, Timothy William Served with the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966 in the Caribbean, England, Spain, France, Italy, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Phillipines. Moved from Auburn to Huntertown in 1977. Belongs to St. Vincent de Paul Church and is a Eucharistic Minister. Retired from General Electric after 39 years of service in 2000. We have traveled to Texas, St. Louis, and Atlanta Georgia. We are going on an Carribbean cruise in February. We are enjoying time with our 14 Grandchildren. Updated: December 5, 2008
FUN REITH FACTS

There is a place called Reith in Austria. It is a resort area in the Tyrol, near Innsbruck. In reviewing Ellis Island arrival records for 1892-1924, passengers with the surname "Reith" came from the following places: Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, Poland, and England. A search of that name for the period reveals 217 arrivals, though some likely had multiple arrivals (not necessarily their first arrival in the United States). In Indiana is a Reith mortuary: Reith-Roher-Ehret-Leinhart Funeral Home in Wakarusa The Reith surname ranks in the XX percentile of all American family names, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. See There is an English-speaking Reith family in addition to the German-speaking (including Dutch, Austrian, and other nationalities) branch. The most famous British Reith was Sir John Reith, a dour Scotsman who was head of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in its early days. One theory on the dual Reith names is that the family was originally from the British Isles. During the Crusades, many of them went to the Middle East. However, upon return, they failed to make it all the way home and stopped in German-speaking territories - perhaps near where Reith, Austria (mentioned above), is today and thus the German Reiths became established. This theory was related to David J. Reith by John Reith of Santa Barbara, California (no relation). The father of Maarten Reith (Dutch) of Peoria, Illinois, produced a genealogy of the family in German. David J. Reith has talked with Maarten, who believes the British Reiths are descendants of the German branch. The British pronounce the name to rhyme with "Keith." Most - but not all - German speakers pronounce it as "Wright," with some kind of aspiration at the end. There are at least two people in the United States who use the name "Reith" as a given (first) name. One of these is Reith K. Paine of Sacramento, California; he is named for a Scottish seaman who jumped ship in Sacramento and took up gold panning in the 49'ers rush. The other person is Reith XXXXXXXX of Pennsylvania (who is on AOL). Sidney George Reith of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, has a wealth of information on British Reith genealogy. He regularly goes to Scotland and England in search of information. There is a Reith Elementary School in Sacramento, California; see this address: http://www.egusd.k12.ca.us/district/reith.htm Among the famous Reiths of the world today is Hon. Peter Reith, a member of the Australian legislature and a cabinet member (and very controversial). At Goshen College is the Reith Recital Hall. Does anyone know the source of its name?
THE MEANING OF THE NAME Eldon C. Smith, NEW DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FAMILY NAMES (New York: Harper and Row, 1973), p. 422: Reith, Reath (Ger.) One who came from Reith (cleared forest, courtyard), the name of many places in Germany. J.B. Rietstap, ARMORIAL GENERAL, Vol. II, L-Z (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965), p. 548: Reith - P. de Cologne (M. et au 17s siecle.) Coupe: au 1 de gu. une etolle d'arg., accostee de deux coquilles du meme; au 2 d'arg. a une coquille de du, accostee de deux etolle du meme. Reith - Nuremberg. De du a un cheval naiss.d;arg.; le champ chape, a dextre de du. a une rose d'arg., a sen. d'arg. a une rose de gu.; au chev. d'or, br. sur la division; a la champagne de gu., ch. d'une rose d'arg. Cq. cour C.: le cheval, iss. L d'arg, et de gu [Sorry that I do not have the fontset for the diacritical marks.]
POPULARITY OF THE REITH NAME IN THE UNITED STATES From the U.S. Census Bureau Names Search Results (NOTE: Information for specific individuals is not available.) NAME (last) %FREQ CUMM FREQ RANK REITH 0.001 77.062 18029 How To Read The Results: An example If we searched for the last name, Moore, we would find that the name ranks 9th in terms of frequency. 5.312 percent of the sample population is covered by MOORE and the 8 names occurring more frequently than MOORE. The surname, MOORE, is possessed by 0.312 percent of our population sample.
DIRECTORY OF REITH NAMES (Indiana only) Reith, April D Age:35-39 232 Pinnacle Ln Plainfield, IN 46168-1057 (317) 839-9642 Reith, Arista L 1638 Hinton Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3031 Reith, Arletta M Age:65+ 2900 N Apperson Way, Trlr 298 Kokomo, IN 46901-1482 (765) 868-2797 Reith, Bruce P Age:35-39 3928 Sheridan Plz South Bend, IN 46628-1229 (574) 287-8347 Reith, Bud 709 Arcadia Ct Kendallville, IN 46755-1265 (260) 347-2417 Reith Jr, Carolyn F Age:65+ 1832 Apollo Dr Huntertown, IN 46748-9768 (260) 637-6042 Reith, Cheryl Job title: Case Manager, Sales Company: Wabash Natl Trailer Ctrs 1000 Sagamore Pkwy S Lafayette, IN 47905-4727 (765) 771-5300 Reith, Chris M Age:30-34 130 El Dorado Trl E Fort Wayne, IN 46825-3389 (260) 497-7044 Reith, David C Age:45-49 232 Pinnacle Ln Plainfield, IN 46168-1057 (317) 839-9642 Reith, Debrah J 30 Ems C14 Ln Warsaw, IN 46582-7911 (574) 269-2128 Reith, Donna C 709 Arcadia Ct Kendallville, IN 46755-1265 (260) 347-2417 Reith, Douglas M Age:35-39 8524 Encanto Way Fort Wayne, IN 46815-5716 (260) 492-2100 Reith, Douglas M 6223 Graysford Pl Fort Wayne, IN 46835-4721 Reith, Edward H Age:65+ 1406 Ruhl Meadows Ct Kokomo, IN 46902-9327 (765) 454-0952 Reith, Erin L Age:35-39 5249 County Road 44 Auburn, IN 46706-9766 (260) 868-2936 Reith, Floyd E 709 Arcadia Ct Kendallville, IN 46755-1265 (260) 347-2417 Reith III, George R Age:35-39 1707 Mayfield Dr Goshen, IN 46526-1315 (574) 534-5190 Reith, Gregory Age:30-34 8524 Encanto Way Fort Wayne, IN 46815-5716 (260) 492-2100 Reith, Gregory T 6504 Monarch Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46815-7857 Reith, Harry J Job title: Doctor of Dental Surgery Company: unavailable 2807 Maplecrest Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46815-7015 (260) 486-6515 Reith, Harry J Age:65+ 8524 Encanto Way Fort Wayne, IN 46815-5716 (260) 492-2100 Reith, Harry J 9423 Maples Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46816-9509 Reith, Ilene Age:65+ 1406 Ruhl Meadows Ct Kokomo, IN 46902-9327 (765) 454-0952 Reith, Irene R Age:65+ 8808 O Day Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46818-9757 (260) 489-5767 Reith, Jacquelineb B Age:60-64 16024 Buhr Run Huntertown, IN 46748-9319 (260) 637-8080 Reith, James 3420 Weathered Rock Cir Kokomo, IN 46902-6063 (765) 450-5283 Reith, James Age:65+ 1305 Greenacres Dr Kokomo, IN 46901-8733 (765) 883-5568 Reith, Jan M Age:65+ 1011 S 33rd St South Bend, IN 46615-1913 (574) 288-2123 Reith, Jeffrey M Age:35-39 13113 Wappes Rd Churubusco, IN 46723-9420 (260) 693-9658 Reith, Jennifer J Age:40-44 3928 Sheridan Plz South Bend, IN 46628-1229 (574) 287-8347 Reith, Joan 1446 Greencroft Dr Goshen, IN 46526-5139 (574) 537-4301 Reith, John 1446 Greencroft Dr Goshen, IN 46526-5139 (574) 537-4301 Reith, John H Age:40-44 9530 Bear Creek Ct Leo, IN 46765-9334 (260) 627-2047 Reith, John M 445 Park Ave Mishawaka, IN 46545-6934 (574) 259-2889 Reith, Julia A Age:65+ 903 Clark St Kokomo, IN 46901-6607 (765) 452-8472 Reith, Karl E Age:35-39 5249 County Road 44 Auburn, IN 46706-9766 (260) 868-2936 Reith, Kathy Job title: Manager Company: London Litho Aluminum 3168 N Shadeland Ave Indianapolis, IN 46226-6292 Reith, Kathy R Age:55-59 9919 Quachita Ct Fort Wayne, IN 46804-3973 (260) 436-1290 Reith, Kellie 10222 Apple Blossom Cir Fishers, IN 46038-7421 Reith, Kim M 1414 Northlawn Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46805-2202 Reith, Kristy A 11435 Cabriolet Run Fort Wayne, IN 46845-2118 Reith, Margaret A Age:45-49 903 Clark St Kokomo, IN 46901-6607 (765) 452-8472 Reith, Margie J Age:45-49 1209 N Adams St South Bend, IN 46628-3020 (574) 282-1426 Reith, Marie L Age:65+ 7526 Kingsway Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46819-1721 (260) 747-5874 Reith, Marilyn J Age:65+ 1446 Greencroft Dr Goshen, IN 46526-5139 (574) 537-4301 Reith, Mark R Age:60-64 16024 Buhr Run Huntertown, IN 46748-9319 (260) 637-8080 Reith, Mary I Age:65+ 1406 Ruhl Meadows Ct Kokomo, IN 46902-9327 (765) 454-0952 Reith, Michael F Age:50-54 9919 Quachita Ct Fort Wayne, IN 46804-3973 (260) 436-1290 Reith, Michale A Age:40-44 1305 Greenacres Dr Kokomo, IN 46901-8733 (765) 883-5568 Reith, Nancy J Age:55-59 11024 Bushnell Ct Fort Wayne, IN 46845-6144 (260) 489-3985 Reith, Nicholas F Age:65+ 8808 O Day Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46818-9757 (260) 489-5767 Reith, Nicholas F 8123 Silver Springs Run Fort Wayne, IN 46825-6553 Reith, Nicole L 1707 Mayfield Dr Goshen, IN 46526-1315 (574) 534-5190 Reith, Noelle J Age:35-39 2314 Tyler Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1983 Reith, Pamela S Age:65+ 674 Lake Drive Clear Lk Fremont, IN 46737-9562 (260) 495-9189 Reith, Patricia Job title: Charter Member Company: Kiwanis 3636 Woodview Trce Indianapolis, IN 46268-1168 (317) 875-8755 Reith, Patrick D 1638 Hinton Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3031 Reith, Richard J Age:45-49 4316 Hursh Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46845-9275 (260) 637-3244 Reith, Richard J 1259 E State Road 114-92 Huntington, IN 46750-8602 (260) 672-0368 Reith, Rita Job title: Circulation Associate Company: Indianapolis Business Journal 41 E Washington St, Ste 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204-3517 (317) 634-6200 Reith, Rita Age:65+ 1305 Greenacres Dr Kokomo, IN 46901-8733 (765) 883-5568 Reith, Rita L Age:45-49 1886 Quinn Creek Dr Brownsburg, IN 46112-2193 (317) 858-1414 Reith, Rita L 2952 Inverrary Dr Indianapolis, IN 46234-1780 Reith, Robert J Age:40-44 1209 N Adams St South Bend, IN 46628-3020 (574) 282-1426 Reith, Sandra Age:60-64 8524 Encanto Way Fort Wayne, IN 46815-5716 (260) 492-2100 Reith, Sandy 8524 Encanto Way Fort Wayne, IN 46815-5716 (260) 492-2100 Reith, Sarah L Age:35-39 9530 Bear Creek Ct Leo, IN 46765-9334 (260) 627-2047 Reith, Sommer K 5473 N Fish Hatchery Rd Columbia City, IN 46725-9321 (260) 691-3427 Reith, Stephanie M Age:35-39 2530 Medford Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46803-3131 (260) 749-4776 Reith, Stephen E Age:60-64 11024 Bushnell Ct Fort Wayne, IN 46845-6144 (260) 489-3985 Reith, T M 115 Chapel Avenue Clear Lk Fremont, IN 46737-9295 Reith, Tami R Age:40-44 1305 Greenacres Dr Kokomo, IN 46901-8733 (765) 883-5568 Reith, Theresa A Age:40-44 4316 Hursh Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46845-9275 (260) 637-3244 Reith, Thomas Job title: President Company: CMI 3131 Engle Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46809-1109 Reith, Thomas 51622 Shaker Ln Granger, IN 46530-9127 (574) 272-1287 Reith, Thomas H Age:65+ 674 Lake Drive Clear Lk Fremont, IN 46737-9562 (260) 495-9189 Reith, Tracie L Age:35-39 13113 Wappes Rd Churubusco, IN 46723-9420 (260) 693-9658 DIRECTORY OF REITH NAMES (Ohio only) Reith, Adam 46 Grand Blvd Shelby, OH 44875-1327 (419) 342-2592 Reith, Alan Job title: Salesperson Company: Jay Honda 175 Broadway Ave Bedford, OH 44146-2102 (800) 488-9312 Reith, Alan 8536 Forestview Ave Mentor, OH 44060-6013 (440) 255-7749 Reith, Amy L Age:30-34 2247 Whitney Pl Dayton, OH 45420-3757 Reith, Andrew Age:25-29 46 Grand Blvd Shelby, OH 44875-1327 (419) 342-2592 Reith, Andy D Age:35-39 1819 Country Ln Goshen, OH 45122-9234 Reith, Bernice 689 Lincoln Ave East Liverpool, OH 43920-2618 (330) 932-0683 Reith, Bernice F Age:60-64 689 Lincoln Ave, Apt 4 East Liverpool, OH 43920-2618 (330) 932-0683 Reith, Betty R Age:65+ 32 Florida St Shelby, OH 44875-1506 (419) 347-2947 Reith, Charles G Age:50-54 325 Belvedere Dr Bloomingdale, OH 43910-7781 (740) 314-5344 Reith, Christopher R Age:35-39 2247 Whitney Pl Dayton, OH 45420-3757 Reith, Cynthia 2289 N High St Columbus, OH 43201-1137 (614) 294-2086 Reith, Cynthia A Age:30-34 2450 S Freedom Ave Alliance, OH 44601-5114 (330) 823-4721 Reith, Dale H Age:65+ 1114 Towanda Ter Cincinnati, OH 45216-2224 (513) 242-3659 Reith, Dana J Age:35-39 6755 Stream Ave NE Canton, OH 44721-2647 Reith, Daniel W 10020 Lynn Dr North Royalton, OH 44133-1424 Reith, David Job title: Lecturer Company: Baldwin-Wallace College 275 Eastland Rd Berea, OH 44017-2005 (440) 826-2101 Reith, David J Age:65+ 520 Harvey St Kent, OH 44240-2705 (330) 673-3146 Reith Jr, David L Jr Age:35-39 2450 S Freedom Ave Alliance, OH 44601-5114 (330) 823-4721 Reith Sr, David L Age:60-64 4210 Homeland Ave Louisville, OH 44641-9342 (330) 453-0573 Reith Sr, David L Sr Age:60-64 4210 Homeland Ave Louisville, OH 44641-9342 (330) 453-0573 Reith, Debby L Age:50-54 7203 Barton Rd Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-1014 (440) 235-5259 Reith, Dee J Age:65+ 5860 Homedale St Dayton, OH 45449-2958 (937) 434-0285 Reith, Dennis J Age:65+ 1211 Woodspoint Ln Milford, OH 45150-2179 (513) 722-1966 Reith, Dolores J Age:65+ 5860 Homedale St Dayton, OH 45449-2958 (937) 434-0285 Reith, Donald 5041 Broadview St NE Louisville, OH 44641-8851 (330) 456-8443 Reith, Donald L 143 17th St NW, Apt 12 Canton, OH 44703-1380 Reith, Duane Job title: unavailable Company: Safelite Group 2400 Farmers Dr, Fl 5 Columbus, OH 43235-2762 (614) 210-9000 Reith, E 3303 Linden Rd, Apt 632 Rocky River, OH 44116-4197 (216) 712-6081 Reith, Erika G Age:65+ 1615 State Route 303 Streetsboro, OH 44241-5611 (330) 626-3934 Reith, Frank A Age:50-54 106 Mickey Rd Shelby, OH 44875-1721 (419) 347-1832 Reith Ii, Fred R Ii Age:55-59 620 Oriole Dr Roaming Shores, OH 44084-9785 Reith, Frederick 649 Hancock St Wooster, OH 44691-4215 Reith, Frederick A 19 Grace Ave Shelby, OH 44875-1511 Reith, Gloria J Age:65+ 1211 Woodspoint Ln Milford, OH 45150-2179 (513) 722-1966 Reith, Greg 325 Belvedere Dr Bloomingdale, OH 43910-7781 (740) 314-5344 Reith, Howard Job title: Board Member Company: Ohio Glass Association 25550 Chagrin Blvd, Ste 403 Cleveland, OH 44122-4640 (800) 858-2572 Reith Jr, Howard V Age:65+ 1615 State Route 303 Streetsboro, OH 44241-5611 (330) 626-3934 Reith, Jaclyn Age:25-29 325 Belvedere Dr Bloomingdale, OH 43910-7781 (740) 314-5344 Reith, James E Age:45-49 228 Mill St SW Canton, OH 44706-3051 Reith, Jason W Age:25-29 118 W Pine St Wooster, OH 44691-2830 (330) 263-9186 Reith, Jessica A Age:35-39 560 Oakwood Ave Sheffield Lake, OH 44054-1325 (440) 949-8084 Reith, Jodi Job title: Manager Company: Walnut Street Popcorn & Sweets 420 Walnut St Cincinnati, OH 45202-3903 (513) 421-2676 Reith, John A Age:50-54 46 Grand Blvd Shelby, OH 44875-1327 (419) 342-2592 Reith, Karen R Age:45-49 46 Grand Blvd Shelby, OH 44875-1327 (419) 342-2592 Reith, Kristine 11642 Rich Rd Loveland, OH 45140-1906 (513) 683-7892 Reith, Leonard J Age:35-39 1518 Clark Ave SW Canton, OH 44706-2835 (330) 455-0355 Reith, Leonard L Age:60-64 11642 Rich Rd Loveland, OH 45140-1906 (513) 683-7892 Reith, Lisa K Age:50-54 325 Belvedere Dr Bloomingdale, OH 43910-7781 (740) 314-5344 Reith, Lisa M 2422 Bushwick Dr Dayton, OH 45439-3112 Reith, Lois M Age:65+ 31410 Willowick Dr Willowick, OH 44095-3764 (440) 944-2768 Reith, Maria 2622 Hillsdale Dr Dayton, OH 45431-5688 (937) 912-9169 Reith, Marilyn S 19 Grace Ave Shelby, OH 44875-1511 Reith, Mary J Age:65+ 520 Harvey St Kent, OH 44240-2705 (330) 673-3146 Reith, Melissa A Age:40-44 2606 Brookdale Ave Cleveland, OH 44134-1948 Reith, Michael 825 Avon St Akron, OH 44310-2109 Reith, Michelle Age:50-54 2273 Adams Ave, Apt 1 Cincinnati, OH 45212-3284 (513) 351-1910 Reith, Nellie L Age:45-49 106 Mickey Rd Shelby, OH 44875-1721 (419) 347-1832 Reith, Pat Job title: 2006 - 2007 Chairperson Company: Cincinnati Ski Club PO Box 1276 Cincinnati, OH 45201-1276 (513) 768-3245 Reith, Patricia Age:45-49 4658 Oberlin Ave, Apt 706 Lorain, OH 44053-3108 Reith, Patricia D Age:60-64 1114 Towanda Ter Cincinnati, OH 45216-2224 (513) 242-3659 Reith, Patricia S Age:55-59 4210 Homeland Ave Louisville, OH 44641-9342 (330) 453-0573 Reith, R 7150 Crestline Rd Crestline, OH 44827-9408 (419) 683-3655 Reith, Rebecca L PO Box 0896 Antwerp, OH 45813-0896 Reith, Sara M Age:25-29 118 W Pine St Wooster, OH 44691-2830 (330) 263-9186 Reith, Scott D Age:40-44 1314 Rondo Ln Batavia, OH 45103-2538 Reith, Shawn Age:40-44 2606 Brookdale Ave Cleveland, OH 44134-1948 Reith, Sherry 6755 Stream Ave NE Canton, OH 44721-2647 Reith, Sherry A Age:35-39 1518 Clark Ave SW Canton, OH 44706-2835 (330) 455-0355 Reith, Stephanie Age:18-24 46 Grand Blvd Shelby, OH 44875-1327 (419) 342-2592 Reith, T 7150 Crestline Rd Crestline, OH 44827-9408 (419) 683-3655 Reith, Thomas 5860 Homedale St Dayton, OH 45449-2958 (937) 434-0285 Reith, Thomas 620 Oriole Dr Roaming Shores, OH 44084-9785 Reith, Vida M Age:55-59 11642 Rich Rd Loveland, OH 45140-1906 (513) 683-7892 Reith, Walter Job title: Technical Director Company: Baerlocher Group 3676 Davis Rd NW Dover, OH 44622-9771 (330) 266-0411 Reith, William E Age:60-64 1474 Crest Rd Cleveland, OH 44121-1720 Reith, William I 20600 Lorain Rd, Apt 3A Cleveland, OH 44126-2051 (440) 356-0619 Reith, William J Age:55-59 7203 Barton Rd Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-1014 (440) 235-5259 Reith, William P PO Box 0896 Antwerp, OH 45813-0896
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