George Reitz

Johan Georg Reitz (1726 - 1783)

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Johan Georg (George) Reitz
Born in Lohrhaupten, Gelnhausen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germanymap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Washington, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 26 Sep 2019 | Created 6 Dec 2013
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Johan Georg was born February 5, 1726, at Lohrhaupten, Gelnhausen (now Flörsbachtal), where he belonged to the Lutheran Church.[1]

He landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 1751, in the ship Duke of Bedford.[1][2]

He settled Rebuck in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and helped build Himmel's Church there.[1]

He died in 1793, at the age of 66, in Northumberland County, PA; he was buried on the Reitz Farm Cemetery.[3]

Name: Johan Georg Reitz. Given Name: Johan Georg. Surname: Reitz. A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.

Christening: 03 FEB 1726. Lohrhaupten,Gelnhausen,Hessen-Nassau,Germany

Buried 1783 farm near Rebuck,Washington Twp,Northumberlnd Co,PA.

Note: #N90721936.

CRE 25 SEP 2019. Time: 10:57:09.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Reitz, A. G. (1967). The Reitz family. Brookville, Pa: A.G. Reitz. Page 4. In the possession of Zachary Reitz.
  2. Strassburger, R. Beaver. (1934). Pennsylvania German pioneers: a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Norristown, Penn.: Pennsylvania German Society. Page 537.
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 29 August 2018), memorial page for Johan George Reitz (5 Feb 1726–30 Jan 1793), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168629127, citing Reitz Farm Cemetery, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Law-Miller Roots (contributor 47103448) .

DNA verified: Joanne Reitz 23andMe. Common ancestor through Michael Reitz, Andreas Reitz sibling.

  • Biography, 1988, Margaret Reitz, "The Century Farms of Jefferson County, PA", (The Jefferson County Historical and Genealogical Society, Brookville, PA), pp.58-59
  • Records of Schwaben Creek (Himmel Lutheran & Reformed) Church, Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1846
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Year: 1751; Page Number: 458

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