Egypt’s Reinbold Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                                 Contributed by Marge Womach  


                                   Egypt’s Reinbold Cemetery Obituaries Reinbold,  John through W



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Reinbold, John D:  (TS:  b. 2-36-1910; d. 9-28-1984; did not view);  “John David Reinbold. Died: 9-28-1984, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Spouse: Iola Edna Jack. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);  “Services for John D Reinbold, 74, took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 3, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt, where he was a member.  Burial followed at the Egypt Cemetery, with Strate’s Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.  Reinbold died Friday, Sept 29, 1984 at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center. Born March 26, 1910 in the Egypt area north of Davenport, Reinbold farmed wheat. He served as a member of the Washington Wheat Growers Association and the North Star Grange, and retired after a lifetime of farming. Survivors include his wife, Iola, at the home in Davenport; two sons, Loren Reinbold of Davenport and Roger Reinbold of Valleyford; one daughter, Norene Phillipson of Spokane; three brothers, Alfred and Simon Reinbold, both of Davenport, and Charles Reinbold of Spokane; one sister, Freda Gefert of Spokane; and four grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 10-04-1984);  {John Reinbold was the 11th of 12 children born to Jacob and Louise Buck Reinbold. He married Iola Jack and their 3 children are shown as: Loren (1942), Roger (1946) and Noreen (1957). Details from Reinbold Genealogy.}

Reinbold, John George:  (TS*:  1859-1927);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, “7th Child of Mathias, George, born 3-26-1859. Married Wilhelmina Schleer. George came to America with his brother Daniel, his sister Lizzie, his cousin John Grafmiller, Christina Buehler and 17 year old Katherine (Kate) Haas. They first stopped and worked in Minneapolis (1881). Later, George worked on the railroad in Montana with his brother Simon and Matt Foehr. He settled in the Egypt, Washington community in 1883. Their only known child was Louis (1888-1979). George died in 1927 and Wilhelmina died in 1944.} 

Reinbold, Katherine:  (TS*: 1863-1946; Wife);  “Katherine Reinbold. Dated: Jan 12, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Kate Hass married Simon Reinbold. Kate and Simon raised Alice (1906), daughter of Gottlieb and Louise, but had no children of their own. Kate was born Dec 31, 1863 and died in January 1946.} “Katherine Reinbold. Died: 12 Jan 1946, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Aged: 82 yrs 11 days. Birth: 1864. Spouse: Simon Reinbold. Father: Christian Haas.” (Data from death certificate);  “Mrs Katherine Reinbold, age 82, a resident of the Davenport area for 60 years, died in a Spokane sanitarium Jan 5. She was taken there in June after suffering a broken hip in a fall at her home.  She was a native of Germany and her husband, the late Simon Reinbold, who died nine years ago, came from there to the Egypt country north of town as young people. They moved to Davenport about 1918. She is survived by two sons, Dan F and Chris Reinbold of Davenport, and many nephews and nieces.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1946) 

Reinbold, Laurence A:  (added; d. Dec 24, 1984);  “Funeral services for Laurence A Reinbold, 67, of Davenport took place Thursday, Dec 27 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, with Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment at the Egypt Cemetery followed the service. Reinbold died on Monday, Dec 24, Christmas Eve in Spokane, following several years of suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. He lived all his life on his Egypt farm north of Davenport, farming with Milton and Willard Reinbold in a company known as ‘The Reinbold Brothers’, until retirement several years ago.  Mr Reinbold served as a lifelong member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt, and as a member of the North Star Grange.  Survivors include Mr Reinbold’s wife, Lucille, at the home; four daughters, Laurel D Hansen of Airway Heights, Sharon L Ottmar of Spokane, Sally R Jeffries of Spokane and Sheryl M Reinbold of Spokane; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; mother, May L Reinbold of Davenport; two brothers, Milton and Willard of Davenport; two sisters, Elizabeth Clark of Davenport and Agnes Arsenault of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  1-03-1985)  “License: June 29, 1939. Marriage: June 29, 1939 at Davenport. Laurence Reinbold, Groom, of Lincoln County; Lucille Stormo, of Lincoln Co. Witnesses: Paul A Clark and Elizabeth M Clark. Clergyman: S J Ahrendt.”  (Certificate of Marriage: #1513, filed Aug 4, 1939) “Laurence Reinbold. Birth: 14 Dec 1917. Death: Dec. 1984. Last Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index) 

Reinbold, Lena:  (TS*: b. 6-12-1909; d. 8-23-1923);  d/o Gottlieb and Louise;  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Lena was the second child born to Louise Holzer and her husband Gottlieb Reinbold.}

Reinbold, Lonnie Ray:  (TS*: b. 7-25-1964; d. 7-30-1964; did not view); “Lonnie Reinbold. Died: 7-30-1964. Burial: Reinbold Cemetery, N Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health burial permit); 

-Reinbold, Louie C:  (TS*: b. 11-28-1893; d. 4-25-1956);  {Edit: either an error in recording or engraving, this stone belongs to Louise Christina Reinbold.}

-Reinbold, Louise C:  (b. 11-28-1893; d. 4-25-1956);  {Edit: Per the Reinbold Genealogy and the History of Big Bend, the fourth child of Jacob and Louise (Buck) Reinbold was Louise Reinbold, born 11-28-1893 and died 4-25-1956. 

Reinbold, Louis:  (TS*: 1888-1979 (shared stone w/ Anna Barbara; Together Forever);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Louis was the only child of John George Reinbold and his wife Wilhelmina Schleer. Louis married Anna Barbara Buck and they had two children:  Robert (1916) and Lorena (1914, w/o Wm Riddle). Louis survived his wife who died in 1973. Louis died Feb 3, 1979.}

Reinbold, Louisa Holzer: (TS*: Dec 4, 1886-Apr 1, 1971);  “Louisa Reinbold. Died: 4-01-1971. Birth: 12-04-1886, Germany. Widowed. Father: Andrew Holder. Mother: unknown. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card and  burial permit);  {Louisa Holzer was the wife of Gottlieb Reinbold. She was born Dec 4, 1886 and died Apr 1, 1971. She was the mother of Alice, Lena, Bertha, Gertrude, Herman, Hilda, Walter, Claire, Lenore and Irene, per the Reinbold Genealogy). From the details provided in the Simon Reinbold story, it appears that Gottlieb and his wife Louisa came to the Egypt area in the summer of 1906, just after the birth of Alice.}"Louisa Reinbold.—Her home Davenport , WA . Survived by one son, Herman Reinbold; 6 daughters, Mrs Alice Nelson, Mrs Gertrude Stuckle, Mrs Hilda Thiringer, Mrs Clara VanBuren, Mrs Lenore Jurgensen, Mrs Irene Luitin, all of Davenport; 24 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. A member of the Zion Lutheran Church , Davenport . Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 3 at 2 p.m. form the Zion Lutheran Church , Davenport , WA . The Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment Egypt Cemetery , Egypt , WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-02-1971)

Reinbold, Louise Buck:  (TS*: b. 1-24-1869; d. 7-28-1955;   Nee Buck, w/o Jacob. {“Louise Buck was born Jan 24, 1869 and died July 28, 1955. Jacob Reinbold and Louise Buck were married in 1888 and to this union was born 12 children. In 1891 with their relatives and neighbors, they helped organize the Christ Lutheran Church in the Egypt community.” These 12 children were identified as: Jacob P (1889), Fred (1890), Elisabeth (1892-1915), Louise (1893-1956), Marie (1896-1896), Ida (1897, w/o Tarris Pyle), Simon (1899), Freda (1901, w/o Adolph Gefert),  Charles (1904), Rose (1908-1925), John (1910) and Alfred (1913). Excerpt and details from the Reinbold Genealogy.}

Reinbold, Margaret:  (TS*:  d. Jan 1938; twin d/o Herman & Beulah); 

Reinbold, Marie K:  (TS*: b. 3-03-1896; d. 3-23-1896);  {Marie Reinbold was the 5th child born to Jacob and Louise Buck Reinbold, per the Reinbold Genealogy.}

Reinbold, Marjorie:  (TS*: d. Jan 1938; twin d/o Herman & Beulah); 

Reinbold, May L:  (TS: b. 4-25-1898; d. 7-04-1988); w/o August;  “May Lillian Reinbold. Died: 7-04-1988, Davenport, WA. Spouse: August Reinbold.  Father: Henry C Willis. Mother: Elizabeth Ralph. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card and burial permit);  {The Reinbold Genealogy shows the children of May and August Reinbold as:  Elizabeth (1916, wife of Paul Clark); Laurence (1917); Agnes (1919, w/o Al Arsenault); Milton (1922); and Willard (1926).}The household of August and May Reinbold for the 1930 census showed each of these children with them, as well as brother Andrew, mother Elizabeth, and  Thais C Hammond. “May Lillian Willis Reinbold died July 4, 1988, in Davenport. She was 91.  Mrs Reinbold was born April 25, 1898 in London, Great Britain to Henry and Elizabeth Willis. Her mother died at Mrs Reinbold’s birth. Her father and his second wife, Mariah, raised Mrs Reinbold and her two brothers, Sidney and George. When she was five years old, the family moved to the United States. Mrs Reinbold’s father was a farmer on Indian Creek and also ran a greenhouse in Davenport. At the age of 17, she married August Reinbold on Nov 26, 1915. She and her husband lived in the ‘German’ community of Egypt and she shared household duties with August’s mother, Elizabeth, and his brother, Andrew. The couple had five children. She and her husband were married for 55 years. He preceded her in death on Oct 18, 1970.  The couple retired from farming and moved to Davenport in 1945. She operated the Davenport Floral Shop first from the basement of her home and later in a shop remodeled from their garage. She made floral arrangements for weddings, funeral, school and other functions. She also maintained at one time three greenhouses in Davenport and Sand Flats. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church; the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women, Dorcas Circle; the North Star Grange; Davenport Senior Citizens; and Master Florists.  Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Elizabeth and Paul Clark, and Agnes and Al Arsenault; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Reinbold; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and nephews, Clyde and Eugene Willis.  Funeral services were scheduled today, Thursday, July 7, at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Pastor David Daugs will officiate.  Concluding services and vault interment will be in the Egypt Cemetery, Davenport. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times: 7-07-1988) 

Reinbold, Mathew: (2-25-1885; d. 3-17-1899)  “Mattie, the eldest son of Matthew Reinbolt, aged fourteen years, passed away last Friday morning and was buried Sunday. The funeral was largely attended and the services were conducted by the German minister from Davenport. Mr and Mrs Reinbolt have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.”  (LCT: Mar 24, 1899)  “Mathew Rheinbolt. Died: March 21, 1899, at Egypt, aged 13 years.”  (Lincoln County Auditor death ledger);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Mathias Jr Reinbold was the 2nd child and first son born to Matthias and Christina Buehler Reinbold.}

Reinbold, Mathias:  (TS*: 1853-1918; Father);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, “4th child of Mathias, Matthias died on 5-26-1918.  Matt and Christina (Buehler) were married at Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1882. Matt worked for the railroad in Minneapolis for awhile.  He had come to this country from Germany because he felt that there was so little opportunity to own anything  oneself there.  They left the East and came to Egypt via the Sprague route. At first Christina was afraid of the Indians in the area who would come to their door. They homesteaded on their farm between Davenport and busy Fort Spokane. Matt passed away at the age of 64 on May 26, 1918 and Christina was 76 when she died on April 29, 1935.”  Their children were shown as:  Katherine E (1883, w/o Geo Hein); Mathias Jr (1885-1899); Daniel (1887); Anna (1889, w/o Chris Reinbold); Mary (1891, w/o Jesse Thompson); Lucy (1894, w/o Frank Boleneus); Edward (1897); Emma (1900, w/o Charles Griffen), and William C (1902).}

Reinbold, May L: (shared stone* with August H; b. April 25, 1898; no death date) “May Lillian Reinbold. Died: 7-04-1988, Davenport, WA. Spouse: August Reinbold. Father: Henry C Willis. Mother: Elizabeth Ralph. Burial: Egypt Cemetery. Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Reinbold, Norman A:  (TS*: 1920-1970; married Nov 30, 1941; s/w Anita) “Norman Arnold Reinbold. Died: 3-31-1970, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Anita Smith.  Father: William Reinbold. Mother: Bertha Conrad. Burial: Reinbold Cemetery, Egypt, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card and  burial permit); “Norman A Reinbold.—His home was Davenport , WA . Survived by his wife, Anita, at the home, and one son, William at the home; two daughters, Carol Reinbold of Springfield, OR; Mrs Joyce Luiten, Bellingham, WA; his mother, Mrs Bertha Reinbold of Davenport; one brother, Adolph Reinbold, of Davenport; four sisters, Mrs Elsie Buck, and Mrs Mata Weber, both of Davenport; Mrs Edna Ellis of Malden, WA; Mrs Helen Ferguson of Spokane. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church ; North Star Grange; the Acacia Lodge F & AM, and the OES Chapter 131, all of Davenport , and the Board of Directors of the Odessa Union Warehouse, Inc. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. form the Christ Lutheran Church, Davenport, Rev Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment, the Egypt Cemetery , The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-02-1970)

Reinbold, Robert: (unconfirmed: d. March 29, 2000) “Services for Robert Reinbold, 83, of Davenport, were conducted April 3 at Zion Lutheran Church. Mr Reinbold died March 29, 2000 in Seattle after a brief illness.  The son of Louis and Anna Reinbold, he was born Dec 30, 1916. He attended North Egypt School. Following his marriage on Sept 15, 1938, to Helen Murbach, the couple farmed in the Egypt area until their 1982 retirement. He then enjoyed many hours involved in leather crafting, making a variety of goods, including pack saddles, gun scabbards and saddlebags.  He was an avid hunter of elk near Sheephead Springs in the Blue Mountain area for more than 40 years. He also enjoyed passing on the art of burning log watering troughs to the next generations of his family and friends.  Mr Reinbold belonged to the Wenaha Log Water Trough Gang in the Blue Mountains, Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt and later Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, North Star Grange, Davenport Gun Club, National Rifle Association and North Idaho Saddle Mule Club. He was a past president of the Big Bend Milling Co, which later became the Odessa Union Warehouse. IN 1954 he was named Soil Conservationist of the Year.  He leaves his wife, Helen at the home in Davenport; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Bob Martin of Davenport; a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Nicki Reinbold of Egypt; two sisters, Lorena Riddle of Chelan, WA, and Mildred Whiteis of Albany, OR; five grandchildren, Sandi Swannack of Lamont, WA, Bob Martin Jr of Spokane, Rob Reinbold of Egypt, Leslie Reinbold of Rathdrum, ID, and Stacy Breithaupt of Spokane; a great grandson, Alex Martin of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pastor Mark Egertson officiated at the funeral service, which was under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.” (Davenport Times: 4-20-2000; with photo) 

Reinbold, Rose B:  (TS*: b. 1-30-1908; d. 12-14-1925);  d/o Jacob Sr and Louise;

Reinbold, Ruby Violet Peterson:  (Added:  1910-1990); w/o Charles; “Ruby Violet Reinbold. Died: 4-21-1990. Birth: 5-11-1910, Idaho.  Widowed. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);  “Charles G Reinbold of Spokane; Ruby V Peterson of Spokane. Marriage License: 7-31-1950 in Spokane County. Marriage: Aug 2, 1950 at Spokane, WA. Witnesses: Alfred A Reinbold and Ruth V Mortenson. Clergyman: John M Groschupf.” (Data taken from Marriage Certificate #6452, filed in Spokane County on Sept 20, 1950) 

Reinbold, Simon:  (TS*: 1860-1934; Husband); “Simon Reinbold. Died: 12-30-1934, Davenport, WA. Birth: 3-20-1861, Germany.  Spouse: Katherine, nee not stated.  Father: Mathias Reinbold, born Germany. Mother: Christina Bieler, born Germany. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, “Simon-9th child of Mathias. Born 3-20-1860. Simon was one of the original seven Reinbolds to homestead in the Egypt farming community north of Davenport, Washington coming here in June, 1880. Landing at New York, he and his brother Andrew proceeded to Chicago where they were employed on a farm and then went on to Minneapolis. In the spring of 1883, they came to Missoula, Montana. Coming to the Egypt country in July 1883, Simon located his homestead. He became a very prosperous man. He and his wife Kate returned home to Germany and visited with Simon’s brother Christain. Christain’s wife was a sister to Simon’s wife Kate. When they returned to the US, they brought Christain’s son Daniel F, who was their double nephew. They later encouraged three other of Christain’s children—Gottleib, Chris and Christina—to join them in the Pacific Northwest also.  After Gottlieb and his wife Louise arrived, Simon and Kate took Gottlieb’s newborn child, Alice, into their home to raise. Thus although they had no offspring of their own, children were always a part of their household.”};  “Simon Reinbold, born 20 March 1860 at Emenendingen, Germany and residing at Egypt, Washington. Passport Issue Date: 21 March 1905. Spouse: Katharina E Reinbold.”  (US Passport files)  “Simon Reinbold, vice president of and a heavy stockholder in the Lincoln County State Bank, is a farmer residing four and one half miles northwest of Egypt. Born March 20, 1860, in Baden, Germany, he was the son of Mathias and Christina Reinbold, both of whom are now dead.  Mr Reinbold is a member of a family originally comprising fourteen children. The names of those besides himself, who came to America were: Andrew, deceased, Mathias, George, Daniel, deceased, Jacob, William, Katharine, deceased, and Mrs Eva Johnson.  In June, 1880, Mr Reinbold came to the United States in company with his brother Andrew. Landing at New York they proceeded to Chicago, near which city they were employed for a time on a farm, whence they came to Minneapolis. In the spring of 1883 they came to Missoula, Montana.  In company with his wife and sister, Mr Reinbold came to his present farm from Missoula, in July, 1883. Here he located a homestead and began at once to make improvements. He was in close financial circumstances upon coming here, and was compelled to haul freight to Sprague and Spokane in order to get a start. He now owns about eight  hundred and ten acres of land, one half of which is good grain land, and the balance timber and pasture land. All of his ground is under fence, in an advanced stage of improvement and well stocked with horses, cattle and the smaller domestic animals. December 21, 1882, Simon Reinbold was married to Katharine E Hass, a native of Baden Germany. She was the daughter of Christian and Susan Hass, both of whom died in Germany.  Mrs Reinbold came to the United States with Mr Reinbold’s brothers, George and Daniel, and his sister, Katherine. Mr Reinbold, although coming to the country a poor man, is now one of the prosperous farmers of the county, and is a man of extensive popularity wherever he is known. Both he and Mrs Reinbold are members of the Lutheran Church.” (History of Big Bend, 1904, page 367)

Reinbold, Simon, b. March 20, 1860, d. 1934 Dec 30

  "Simon Reinbold Dies Here Sunday; Funeral Services Held on Wednesday; Was Pioneer of Egypt.   

Simon Reinbold, age 74 yrs, a resident of this community for more than 50 years, died at his home in Davenport about 5 p.m. Sunday.  He had been in poor health during recent years and was almost helpless for some months.   Mr. Reinbold was born March 10, 1860 in Baden, Germany.  He came to the United States in June, 1880, in company with his brother, Andrew.  Landing in New York, they proceeded to Chicago, Ill., where they were employed for a time on a farm, and then they moved to Minneapolis, Minn.  In the spring of 1883, they came to Missoula, Mont., and in July 1883, Mr. Reinbold came to the Egypt country north of Davenport.   Mr. Reinbold was married December 21, 1883, to Katherine E. Hass, also a native of Baden.  They had been neighbors and friends in Germany, and attended the same school there, although  not at the same time.  They were married in Minneapolis, and came west together in 1883, going part of the way on the uncompleted North Pacific railway, traveling the 300 mile gap between railheads by stage and then coming into Missoula, Mont., by train.   They homesteaded in the Egypt country after their arrival in that community.  In close financial circumstances in the pioneers days, Mr. Reinbold was forced to haul freight from Sprague and Spokane, and underwent all of the usual hardships of pioneer life.  He finally acquired nearly 1000 acres of fine wheat and pasture land before retiring from farming.   Mr. and Mrs. Reinbold moved to Davenport in 1916 and lived here since that time.  Mr. Reinbold was vice president and a heavy stockholder in the now defunct Lincoln County State bank for many years.  and took and active part in its management until his retirement from the vice president in 1928.   Although Mr. and Mrs. Reinbold had no children of their own, they reared four young people, Anna Reinbold, now Mrs. Chris Reinbold of Egypt, Dan F. Reinbold, Egypt farmer, whom they brought over from Germany when he was 12 years old, Gertrude Knappert, now Mrs. O. D. Ford of San Antonia, Texas, and Alice Reinbold, now Mrs. Lewis Boleneus of Davenport.  Mr. Reinbold is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine Reinbold and two brothers, Jacob and William Reinbold, prominent Egypt country farmers.   Funeral services for Mr. Reinbold were held at the Davenport Lutheran church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and at the Egypt Lutheran church at 2 p.m. yesterday, with the Rev. F. J. Ahrendt officiating.  Interment was in the Egypt Lutheran cemetery.  Pall bearers were Fred Fischer and George Sillman of Spokane, John Boleneus, Henry Boleneus, Herman Wilke and H. A. Moore of Davenport." (The Lincoln County Times-Tribune, Thursday, January 3, 1934) RG

Reinbold, Virgil William:  (TS*: 1927-1927; s/o Wm & Theresa; did not view);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Virgil William Reinbold was the first born child of William C and Theresa Thiringer Reinbold.}

Reinbold, Walter:  (TS*: May 13, 1919-June 1, 1919); Seventh child and s/o Gottlieb and Louise;

Reinbold, Walter C:  (TS*: Dec 31, 1907-May 28, 1909; son of Christ & Anna);  {Walter was the first born child of Christ and Anna Reinbold. Per Reinbold Genealogy.}

Reinbold, Wilhelmina:  (TS*: 1864-1944);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Wilhelmina Schleer was born May 22, 1864 and died in 1944. She married (John) George Reinbold. George came to America with his brother Daniel, his sister Lizzie, his cousin John Grafmiller, Christina Buehler and 17 year old Katherine Haas. They first stopped and worked in Minneapolis (1881). Later, George worked on the railroad with his brother Simon and Matt Foehr. He settled in the Egypt, Washington community in 1883. Their only known child was Louis (1888-1979). George died in 1927 and Wilhelmina died in 1944.}  Wilhelmina Schleer was born May 12, 1864 in Emmendingen, Freiberg, Baden, Germany to Bernhard Schleer and his wife, Eva Boecherer. Wilhelmina Schleer Reinbold died Jan 16, 1944.

Reinbold, William:  (TS*:  1873-1935);  “William Reinbold. Died: 9-09-1935, Egypt, WA.  Birth: 10-03-1873, Baden, Germany.  Spouse: Bertha.  Father: Mathew Reinbold, born Germany.  Mother: Christina Halzer, born Germany. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services for William Reinbold, 61, farmer in the Egypt district, were held from the Egypt Lutheran Church last week Wednesday. Mr Reinbold accidentally shot himself. He had taken the gun to kill a hawk. He was born in Baden, Germany and came to this country in 1873. His widow, four daughters, Mrs Elsie Buck, Mrs Meta Weber and Mrs Helen Furgeson, Davenport, Mrs Edna Ellis, Kellogg, Idaho; two sons, Adolph and Norman, Davenport and a half-brother, Jacob Reinbold, Egypt farmer, survive him.” (Citizen: 9-20-1935);   {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, “William, the 13th child of Mathias; William, 10-03-1873; d. 9-09-1935; Married: Bertha Elizabeth Conrad. William was the first son of Mathias and his fourth wife, Christina Holzer. As a young child in Germany, William tended the animals with his sister Louise. William was in the German army but after his tour of duty he did not like military life well enough to make it a career. When he was 21 years old, he decided to follow his brothers to America. He promised his mother faithfully that he would one day return to Germany to visit her and though he never fulfilled his promise, it was his plan to do during her lifetime.  He met Bertha Conrad who was working at the Simon Reinbold home, and they were married Oct 23, 1900. William was instrumental in helping families new to the community to settle and make a living.” The children of William and Bertha were shown as:  Elsa Mathilda (1901, w/o Fred G Buck), Mata Bertha (1903, w/o Ervin Webber), Edna Minna (1904, w/o Solon Ellis), Helen Emma (1906, w/o Kenneth Ferguson), Adolphe Wm (1909), Emil (1911-1911), Elmer (1913-1914), and Norman A (1920).}  “William Reinbold, 65, a resident of the Egypt country north of Davenport nearly 50 years, accidentally shot himself to death with a shotgun while out after predatory birds near his barn about 10 a.m. Monday.  Mrs Reinbold had gone with a car to meet Charles Wardell, hired man, who was enroute from Davenport, and Mr Reinbold told Helen Murbach, hired girl, he was going out after hawks.  When Wardell went out to find Mr Reinbold and talk about his work, he heard a shot from the other side of the barn, hurried around and found Mr Reinbold with the top of his head blown off.  Floyd J Underwood, county prosecutor and coroner, after an investigation, said no inquest would be held. Neighbors said the gun had gone off accidentally several times.  Mr Reinbold, a native of Germany, is survived by his widow, Bertha; four daughters, Mrs Elsie Buck, Mrs Meta Weber and Mrs Helen Furgeson, Davenport, and Mrs Edna Ellis, Kellogg, Idaho; two sons, Adolphe and Norman, Davenport, and a half brother, Jacob Reinbold of Egypt.” (Odessa Record: 9-13-1935); 

-Schleer surname: did not find death certificates at Lincoln County Health  for the Schleer family. A Spokane marriage certificate was located for one William Schleer and Hazel M Madson, the date of marriage Jan 2, 1922. This William Schleer was the son of Bernhard Schleer and Anna Stolz. The discrepancy between the mother of the children and the wife on the certificate was not investigated.

Schleer, Dorine:  (TS*: 1933-1933; did not view);  {Dorine Schleer, daughter of William Schleer and Hulda Madison, died in Fruitland, Stevens Co, on June 18, 1933, at the age of 4 mos 3 days.}

Schleer, Eva:  (TS*:  1824-1909);  “George Reinbold, 42; Wilhelmina Reinbold, 36; Eva Schleer, 76; and Lewis Reinbold, 11.” (1900 Inkster, Lincoln Co WA census) Eva Boecherer married Bernhard Schleer in Germany and they were the parents of Wilhelmina Schleer Reinbold, which see also. Eva’s husband reportedly died in Germany and Eva died in Lincoln Co on Feb 9, 1909 at the age of 84. 

Schleer, Harold O:  (TS*:  1934-1934); {Harold Ottoe, son of William Schleer and Hulda Madison, died 22 July 1934, age one day. }

Schulz, Arlene S:  (TS: Sept 8, 1928-no d. date;  married Sept 9, 1945; shared stone w/Vern);

Schulz, Emilie:  (TS*: 1862-1918);

Schulz, Dorathea S: (TS*: 1896-1919);

Schulz, Fred W: (TS*:  1886-1957; husband & father); 

Schulz, John F: (TS*: 1850-1913);  “Mr J F Schulz, who has been suffering with a cancer of the stomach, passed away last Thursday morning. Mr Schulz was a native of Berlin, Germany, lived in NE for many years, then came to Egypt where he has resided for the past six years. Mr Schulz has been a faithful church worker and a good neighbor. He is survived by a wife, 6 sons and one daughter. The remains were laid to rest in the German Lutheran Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev C Hopf. Mr Frank and Arnold Schulz from NE attended the funeral of their father. Also Mr & Mrs Louis Schulz from Nespelem.”  (LCT: 10-23-1913)

Schulz, Vern E:  (TS: Aug 8, 1925-Aug 5, 1998; shared stone w/ Arlene)  “Memorial service for Vern E Schulz will be held this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt. Mr Schulz, 72, who was born in Davenport, died on Aug 5, 1998 in Spanaway, WA. He served in the Navy during WW II and married Arlene S Wilson in 1945. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, three daughters, Mary Lois Rozelle of Deer Lake, WA, Marcia Cumlander of Spanaway, and Marjie Naasz of Spokane; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Meryl Schulz of Spokane; two sisters, Isabell Corn of Spokane and Mary Harrington of Moses Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  9-17-1998) 

Smith, Wayne E:  (TS: b. June 29, 1964-no date);

Thiringer, Mathias:  (TS*:  1880-1940; father);  “Math Thiringer. Dated: Oct 30, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);

Thiringer, Mathias: (TS:  1906-1980; son);  “Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 13 for Mathias (Matt) Thiringer at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Thiringer was born in Heggesholom, Austria-Hungary, July 14, 1906 to Mathias and Theresia Thiringer. In 1907 the family left their homeland for Oberlin, KS. They came to Davenport in 1913.  As a young man he did some farming, logging and also worked in Montana for the Forest Service.  In 1942 he began working in heavy construction and was a member of the Operating Engineer’s Union No 370 for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1971. His health began to fail last winter and he died Oct 9, 1980 in Spokane.  He is survived by six brothers: William, Davenport; Henry, Spokane; Hans, Spokane; Paul, Roseburg, OR; Carl, Missoula, MT; Edwin, Portland, OR; five sisters, Theresa Reinbold, Davenport; Susan Slater, Davenport; Nellie Coleman, Davenport; Freda Graham, Harrington; Della Stewart, Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.” (Davenport Times:  10-16-1980); 

Thiringer, Theresia: (TS*:  1882-1934; mother); 

Thompson, Jesse L:  (TS:  1890-1975; shared stone w/ Mary L); {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Jesse Thompson married Mary Reinbold, 5th child of Matt and Christina Buehler Reinbold. He preceded Mary in death on August 7, 1975. The history shows no children born to them.} “Jesse L Thompson. Died: 8-07-1975. Birth: 6-27-1890, WA. Spouse: Mary Reinbold. Father: Unknown. Mother: Unknown. Buried: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Thompson, Mary L Reinbold:  (TS: 1891-1992; shared stone with Jesse L);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Jesse Thompson married Mary Reinbold, 5th child of Matt and Christina Buehler Reinbold. Jesse preceded her in death in 1975.} “A lifelong resident of this area, Mary Thompson, 100, passed away Sept 14 in Davenport.  She was one of nine children born to Matthias Reinbold and Christina (Buehler) Reinbold.  She was born Dec 17, 1891, at Egypt, WA. Her parents came to this country from Germany and homesteaded on a farm between Davenport and Fort Spokane.  She attended school at Egypt and married Jesse Thompson in 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975.  Mrs Thompson owned a dress shop in Davenport for a number of years and was also employed by J C Penney and the Farmers store. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport, where she was actively involved in activities for many years.  Mrs Thompson also was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Daniel and Matthias Jr; and four sisters, Katherine Hein, Anna Reinbold, Lucy Boleneus and Emma Griffen.  Her surviving brother, William C Reinbold, resides at Brighton Court in the Spokane Valley.  She also has numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mrs Thompson was held Wednesday afternoon, Sept 16, at Zion Lutheran, with Pastor David Daugs officiating. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery.  Strate Funeral Home of Davenport handled the arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  9-24-1992);“Mary Thompson. Died: 9-14-1992. Birth: 12-17-1891, WA. Widowed. Father: Matthias Reinbold. Mother: Christina Buehler. Buried: Egypt Cemetery , Davenport , WA .” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 

VanBuren, Otto H:  (TS:  Feb 1, 1908-Aug 7, 1982;  US Army  WW II);  “Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 10, for Otto VanBuren, a lifetime resident of this region who died in Spokane on Aug 7 at the age of 74.  VanBuren was born Feb 1, 1908 on the family homestead at Tokio and had resided in Davenport for 31 years. Active in the senior citizens’ elk camp, he was also a member of the Davenport Veterans of Foreign Wars and Zion Lutheran Church.  Prior to his retirement in 1971, he was employed in farm management and maintenance for the Lincoln County courthouse. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Claire; Sandy and Ron Knapp, Mexico City, Mexico; Don VanBuren, Huntington Beach, CA; Darci VanBuren and Jim Linstrum of Davenport; Grant, Ruth, Brian and Chris VanBuren, Davenport; Glenn, Vicki and Reid VanBuren, Puyallup, WA; five brothers, Karl VanBuren, Lewiston, ID, Benjamin VanBuren, Pasco, WA, Walter VanBuren, Olympia, WA, Amil VanBuren of Walla Walla, WA, and Alfred VanBuren of Spokane; three sisters, Ann Baker, Deer Park, WA, Clara Denny of Plummer, ID, and Jean Knas of Wisconsin; numerous nieces and nephews.  Services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport with Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating.  Pall bearers included Harold Jenkins, Harold Williams, Virgil Becker, Carl Harder, Clyde Telecky, Winston Davis, Bill Peters and Chris Janett.  Ellen Brodin served as organist and Maurene Fink as vocalist. Interment services were held at the Egypt Cemetery and Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times:  8-12-1982);

Wiggins, Harry:  (TS*:  1888-1903);  (Edit: Harry Wiggins was shown on the 1900 Thurston County, WA census with his parents and family: Robert Wiggins, 59, born Canada; his wife, Louisa C, 37; and children: Lenora L, 17; William, __; and Harry, 11.)

Willis, Henry C:  (TS*: 1869-1947; shared stone w/Marie);  “Henry Willis, Retired Farmer, Answers Call.  Davenport, Wash., April 4.—Henry C Willis, 77, a resident of this community for 36 years, died yesterday. He had been ailing for several weeks and had suffered two strokes during recent months. Mr Willis was born in England and came to this country in 1903 and to the area north of Davenport in 1911.  He farmed on Indian Creek, northwest of town, for many years and after the death of his wife some years ago moved to Davenport and operated a greenhouse and garden in town. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs August Reinbold of Davenport; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.”  (Davenport Times: undated, submitted by family);    (Edit: The death certificate of Henry’s daughter, May L Reinbold, shows her mother as Elizabeth Ralph. The family has a photo that shows her maiden name as Rolfe. Henry and his first wife, Elizabeth, were the parents of three known children, George H, James Sidney and May Lillian. Elizabeth died in 1898 in England in childbirth with their daughter May. Henry remarried prior to the 1901 census in Essex, England. In 1910, Henry and Marie were with two children, James Sidney and May Lillian, on the Miles, Lincoln Co census; in 1920, Henry and wife on the Indian Creek, Lincoln Co, census; 1930 on the Egypt census.  James Sidney Willis died in 1931 with burial in Egypt’s Frans Cemetery.; see also news item) “An order appointing H C Willis administrator of the $1,000 estate of his wife, Maria Willis, who died August 28 on Indian Creek, was signed this week.  All the estate goes to Mr Willis.” (Odessa Record: 9-06-1935)                                                               

Willis, Marie S:  (TS*:  1866-1935; shared stone w/Henry); w/o Henry C;  (Edit: Marie was born Sept 9, 1866. She died in Spokane on August 28, 1935. She was reportedly the daughter of Joseph Powell and his wife Ann Salter. The West Ham, Essex, England census of 1901 shows Henry C Willis, age 30; Marie S, 33; George H, 8; James S, 5; and May L, 2.) “An appraisal of the estate of Mark (sic) S Willis, made by H A Thompson, August Reinbold and Chris Stormo, values it at $1,227.” (Odessa Record: 10-11-1935)

Wolfrum, Christina:  (TS*: 1887-1920; Mother);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Christina Reinbold was the 4th child of Christain Reinbold and his second wife, Louise Hass. Christina was born in 1887. She married John Wolfrum and they had the following children: Walter (1916) and Vernon (1918). Christina died in 1920.}

Wolfrum, Henry:  (TS*: b. 4-29-1895; d. 5-20-1950; F3 US Navy WW I); 

Wolfrum, John N (see History of Big Bend)

Wolfrum, John N: (TS*: 1855-1923); {Edit: License Date: May 29, 1913. Groom: John Wolfrum, age 21. Residence: Egypt, WA. Birthplace: Egypt, WA.  Occupation: Farmer. Father: John Wolfrum. Mother: Hattie Schleer. Bride: Christina Reinbold, age 26. Residence: Egypt, WA. Birthplace: Germany.  Father: Christian Reinbold. Mother: Christine (too faint to read). Marriage: June 5, 1913. Place: German Church, Egypt, WA.  By C C F Hopf, Ev. Luth. Minister. Witnesses: William Wolfrum and Lucia Reinbold” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Return; poor copy)  

Wolfrum, Lavon:  (TS*: no dates) {Edit:  Lavone Wolfrum was the daughter of Henry Wolfrum and his wife Bertie Phillips. Lovone died Sept 16, 1926 in Chelan Co, WA, at the age of 5 mos 24 days.}

Wolfrum, Mary Magdelen:  (TS*: 1865-1942) “Mary Magdelen.  Death: 5-18-1942; Birth: 7-21-1865, Germany.  Spouse: John Wolfrum. Parents: unobtainable. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death cards)

Wolfrum, Mathias C:  (TS*; Jan 26, 1894-Sept 7, 1894);

Wollin, Gilbert E:  (TS*:  1908-1972);  “Death levied his toll on Gilbert Emil Herman Wollin last week, sending a heart attack Thursday to claim the life of the long-time Davenport resident and post office employee.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev Stanley Williamsen officiating. Wollin, a teacher in Alaska for five years before coming to Davenport, was born May 25, 1908, in Elroy, Wisconsin. He would have been 64 today, one week after his death.  When Wollin was two, his family moved to Spokane, where he was later confirmed into the Lutheran church at St John’s Church.  A graduate of North Central High School and Cheney Normal (now EWU), Wollin came to Davenport in 1934 after teaching in St Michaels, Alaska.  He married Irma Christina Reinbold in 1939. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, Edith Marie Birdel, Seattle, Vera Ann Edstrom, San Francisco, and Pearl Vivian Kleinburg, Portland; a grandson, Frederick Gilbert Birdel, a sister, Mrs Walter Heller of Spokane; one brother, Harry Wollin of Inglewood, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Honorary pall bearers were his fellow workers at the post office, where he worked for 28 years: Gerald Janett, Ralph Klizer, Orlen Luiten, Fred Paeper, Ethel Peak, William Wuesthoff and Grace Grunewald.  Casket bearers were Glen Reinbold, Douglas Reinbold, Dennis Reinbold, Christ Reinbold, Ronald Rutherford and Ed McCoy. Interment was at Egypt Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  5-25-1972; TS recorded as Albert in 1974)



Submitted to the Lincoln County Washington GenWeb on October 01, 2005

by Marge Womach.  Updated December 2008.

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