(John Rinehart; Reinhart; March 14, 1776June 7, 1861). Moved as farmer from Washington Co., Pennsylvania, to Jefferson Co., Ohio, 1804; cong. officer Is. Creek Twp.; encouraged by J. Stauch,* he became a mem. Pennsylvania Ministerium; helped organize Gen. Conf. of the Ev. Luth. Preachers in Ohio and the Adjacent States (see Ohio and Other States, The Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of, 1) and was ordained by it 1818; pastor Jefferson Co., Ohio; name disappears from syn. roll after 1833 without explanation.
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