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George Rinehart page 12

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George made out his Will March 4, 1840. It was probated March 26, 1840. Rev. Daniel Heilig, Pastor of The Church of Sussan from 1836 to 1842 officiated at his funeral. His wife Sussanah (for whom the church was named) preceded him in December 16, 1834. They were buried in the cemetery at Sunnyside in an unmarked grave near the church. In marked graves nearby are the mortal remains of their daughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, John Steyer. The writer visited these graves on many occasions when coming to his ancestral home at Sunnyside.

The "old homestead" which meant the Tavern-House, other buildings, stock and farm were left to Jonathan, his oldest child. Jonathan was to pay certain sums of money to the other children.

The children of George and Sussanah Weills Rinehart were: (1) Jonathan (2) Eva Elizabeth who married Edward Root (3) Margaret who married George Loar, the grandparents of the Loars who founded the Garrett County Memorial Hospital (4) Sarah who married John Steyer III a veteran of the War of 1812 who took part in the Battle of Fort McHenry (5) Susan who married a Taggart (6) Catherine who


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Breuninger at the Sunnyside Cemetery June 15, 1961.
Among those buried there are: George Rinehart (1755-1840), John Steyer (1790-1879) who married Sarah, daughter of George Rinehart, Jacob Yutzy Sr. (1809-1869), John F. Claire (1846-1862). Rinehart, veteran of Revolutionary War; Steyer, veteran of War of 1812, and Claire, drummer boy in Civil War. Courtesy, George W. Breuninger.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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