Lenawee Bibles and Bible Records

Family records from Lenawee County, Michigan

Includes a few marriage records, some with images.

Many Bible records were made before the official recording of births, weddings & deaths occurred at the various County seats. Traveling into a County Court House by horse to see that a birth, death or marriage was recorded was difficult. Bible records are indeed a resource of great importance to family researchers.
Please read the information at the bottom of this blog page carefully.

This blog is replacing the web pages previously stored at geocities.com. Since geocities will be closed down soon I had to come up with a method of keeping these records online that was easy and reasonably fast to upload. The formatting is not special, but, at this time I am only interested in keeping the records available to family researchers.

Good luck in your research, and apologies for the lack of format.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Ferdinand Reinhart Bible Extracted Records

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives in a Hollinger box file labeled Reinhart.

Ferdinand Reinhart Bible
Printed and Published by Case, Lockwood and Company

Fly leaf:

Ferdinand Reinhart’s Family Book


Ferdinand Reinhardt, b. Sep. 28, 1845 m. July 4, 1867 to
Mary Louisa Clark b. Apr. 24, 1847

Ferdinand Reinhardt, (2nd) m. Dec. 15, 1910 to
Elsie Vreeland b. Aug. 23, 1857


Mary Ann Reinhart b. Feb. 26, 1868
William Henry Reinhart b. Jan. 2, 1870
Cora Belle Reinhart b. Apr. 10, 1872
Laura Adelia Reinhart b. Oct. 14, 1875
Edwin Jacob Reinhart b. July 11, 1873
Ida Mary Reinhart b. Dec. 22, 1880
Lizzie Jane Reinhart b. Feb. 7, 1883
Charles Alfred Reinhart b. Apr. 6, 1885
Robert L. Reinhart b. Nov. 13, 1887


Mary Ann Reinhart d. Oct. 13, 1881
Mary Louisa Clark Reinhart d. Nov. 27, 1909
William H. Reinhart d. Dec. 10, 1909 [bur. Deerfield]
Cora Reinhart Weiss d. Feb. 19, 1903 [bur. Deerfield]
Ferdinand Reinhart d. Dec. 2, 1917 [bur. Deerfield]
Lizzie Reinhart Rusling d. Oct. 20, 1923 [bur. Deerfield]
Elsie Vreeland Reinhart (2nd wife) d. Nov. 27, 1923 [bur. Deerfield]


Ferdinand Reinhart, b. Sep. 28, 1845 in Holtzhousen, a small village in Germany near Hessien Castle. Came to America with his parents in 1853. Lived in Lorain County, Ohio, until 1863. Served 19 months in the Civil War, (128th Regt., O.V.I.) then came to Monroe County, Michigan.

This Bible is owned by Charles Alfred Reinhart, Palmyra, Mich.

The following notes and data was given by Mrs. Chas. A. Reinhart from clippings and manuscript notes in Bible.


Dorothy, wf Robert L. Reinhart, d. Mar. 31, 1936, Portland, Ore.

Gladys Elder, wf Albain Hoffman and dau of Alfred O. Elder of Petersburg, Monroe Co., d. Dec. 20, 1933, 1:30 P.M.
b. July 8, 1902, Petersburg m. Aug. 15, 1928 to Albain Hoffman at Newport, Mich.


Charles Alfred Reinhart m. Dec. 21, 1910 at Toledo, O. (For Ohio)
Nora Friend b.

Their Children:

Beatrice Louisa Reinhart b. July 31, 1911 at Carson, Va.
Alfred Charles Reinhart b. Aug. 7, 1912 at Petersburg
Henry Ferdinand Reinhart b. Oct. 28, 1913 at Palmyra, Mich.
Alice May Reinhart b. May 23, 1915 at Palmyra, Mich.


Beatrice Louisa Reinhart m. Sep. 21, 1940 at Bowling Green, O.
James Arthur Alford of Toledo, O. (2nd m.)

Beatrice Louisa Reinhart m. May 18, 1929 at Wauseon, O.,
Harold Stout; they had:

Phillis Joanne Stout (birth date not printed here due to privacy issues, after 1920)
Hazel Martena Stout b. Feb. 16, 1933 d. Oct. 5, 1939

Alfred Charles Reinhart and Ruth Virginia Austin m. June 1, 1935 at Adrian
Nancy Ruth Reinhart (birth date not printed here due to privacy issues, after 1920)
Barbara Lee Reinhart (birth date not printed here due to privacy issues, after 1920)


Mrs. Nora Friend Reinhart gave a copy of her father’s Press notice:

Henry J. Friend, son of Henry & Justena Friend, was b. Mar. 3, 1851 in Galion, Crawford Co., O., and d. at the home of Aaron Rettig, Feb. 3, 1922, ae 70yrs 11 months. He was the third of eight children and was survived by one bro., William Friend residing at Rice, Ohio.

He was m. To Mary Malissa Ordway, Nov. 22, 1882 to which m. 4 children were b., all in Holgate, O., Three children survive, Alfred of Toledo, O., Mrs. Charles Reinhart of Palmyra, Mich., Miss Bertha Friend of New York City. Daughter, Cleo, d. at Alanson, Jan. 24, 1892, Mich.

Mary Malissa Ordway, b. Oct. 3, 1860, Malinta, O., dau of Thomas and Sarah Ann Ordway. She d. June 20, 1931, Toledo, O.

Note: Stapled to the first page (of two, remembering that this is a typed extraction of the Bible records) is an marriage announcement, newspaper unidentified, but hand dated 9-7-44 which reads as follows:


Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Reinhart announce the marriage of their daughter Alice May and Robert Hilty, son of Dr. and Mrs. Reuben Hilty of Toledo. The Rev. Lloyd Holloway read the service Thursday in the Methodist church at Trilby, Ohio. They were attended by Miss Katherine Newman and John Hilty, brother of the bridegroom. They will make their home in Toledo.

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I am a volunteer in Lenawee County, Michigan. I have posted these records for the use of Family Researchers. Acknowledge and thank many, including Charlie, and several typists. Thanks to Diane & Chuck Oslund who sponsored these records for many years. Recently I added another blog to this series, for Funeral cards and other memorials.

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Please read the following information VERY CAREFULLY! It contains a lot of disclaimers about the Bibles and Bible Records of Lenawee County, Michigan.

First, I am NOT researching these families. I am posting these records on behalf of the Lenawee County Historical Society and other research facilities and groups of Lenawee County Michigan.

You will find records from a few Bibles that were housed at the Adrian Public Library, the records of these Bibles were transcribed by the Lenawee County Family Researchers and have been published in their newsletter. Some of the Bibles once found at the Adrian Public Library have disappeared. It is not known if they are in the repair facility, if they have walked, or simply been misplaced in the Historical Room.

Next, NOT all these records are Bible Records, sometimes they are family records, recorded, but not necessarily from a Bible!

Next, I have made a distinction between Bibles and Bible Records. At the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives there are a number of old Bibles. The actual Bibles are owned by the Society. The records are fading, FAST! I transcribed the records to the best of my ability. It took a long time, and frequently I had to use a bright light and a magnifying glass to read the records. These Bibles are too fragile to photocopy or scan. The inscriptions are too faded to photocopy or scan. The only way to save these records for future researchers was to transcribe them. There may be errors in my transcriptions, and I apologize in advance. I did the best I could with what I was working with.

IF, I have described the entry as a Bible Record, then this record was NOT copied from an actual Bible at the Lenawee County Historical Society. Bible Records refers to a set of records found in the Archives Room in Hollinger boxes (a Hollinger box is an archival safe storage box). We believe that a majority of these hand written transcribed Bible and Family Records were originally copied by Harriet Cole Clark Bowen and the Adrian DAR during the 1930's and 1940's. Other records have been donated to the society.

All possible care was taken in typing the Bible Records, no matter what form they were originally in, actual Bibles, or handwritten copied records. We are sorry for any typing errors, we cannot be responsible for errors in the transcriptions we did not do ourselves.

Comments with parenthesis have usually been added by typist to help researchers in some way, and not part of the original record.

No photocopies or scans of the actual Bibles are available. We fully realize the value of such a record, but at this time we are not allowed to do such copies.