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Researching the Reinhart/Reinhold/Reinholt family begins in Monterey, Indiana. Francis Reinhart, the monarch of this family was the first to arrive in America from Germany, arriving in New York. He brought with him,his second wife, Catharine. There is no record of his first wife, so for genealogy purposes, she shall be know forever as Lady Love Reinhart.
Francis and Lady Love's son, Valentine along with his wife and children, followed his father to the United States. He and his family arrived in the Port of Louisanna and traveled north to Indiana. As the children of Valentine and Margaret Reinhold married and had families of their own, the family tree grew rapidly skyward with each branch of the tree. The family tree has grown such that the limbs are almost touching the ground. Thus far, there are over 3,000 extended members from the Reinholt's of Monterey, many of whom still reside in the surrounding areas.
It is very interesting to note that the oldest and the youngest extended members from this vast family tree, is from the same branch, the Bland-Wilkey side of the family. Their Wilkey descendant, Lisa Marie Wilkey married Scott Douglas Reinholt. Lisa's sister, Amy Jo Wilkey who married, Michael J.C. Campbell, have three children who are the youngest family members of the extended Reinholt Tree.
As the researcher for the Reinholt's, I am also related to the Bland-Wilkey branch of the Reinholt family tree through my son, Mike Campbell who married Amy Jo Wilkey. It has been both a pleasure and an honor to know the Reinholt Family. I have thoughly enjoyed the challenge of researching their roots and I appreciate their trust in my expertice. I wish to thank the Reinholt's for this wonderful opportunity to take part in createing a lasting family heirloom to be pasted from one generation to another. The best part of this family book is, it will never end. One day, someone in the Reinholt family will write about the next generation and the next and the next.

The Reinholt's of Monterey, Indiana and Their Descendants
Updated March 5, 2008

Carol Sue Nichols
30164 C. R. 22
Elkhart, Indiana 46517
United States

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