I know this is long in coming but I was out of touch for several years due to illness. The following should help many of you.
Henry, Jacob and Philip Rike were born in Germany, migrated to America in 1762 and settled at Fredericktown, Maryland. They built a mill, part of which served as a home for the family. The three brothers and their families decided to migrate to Ohio after the mill burned down in 1812. Other children remained in Maryland.
HENRICH REICH was born 13 Jul. 1754 in Germany and died 8 Jun. 1831, 76y10m26d in Beavertown, Van Buren Twp., Montgomery Co., Ohio; Beavertown Cem. Sec. 1 Lot 126.
Eva Margareth Shuck/Schuckin was born 13 Jul 1764 in Maryland and died 13 Jan. 1852, 87y6m inVan Buren Twp., Mtg. Co., Ohio; Beavertown Cem. Sec. 1 Lot 126. They lived with Christian and Sarah Rike in 1850.
Henrich and Margareth were married 27 Jan. 1788 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown, Frederick Co., Maryland. Came to Ohio 1812.
Reich is the German spelling of Rike.
To the ones wanting informaion on David L. Rike. His mother was Ann Elizabeth Lehman (my family) I haven't proved it but pretty sure he was named after his maternal grandfather. I have a lot of info on him. You can email at Melody2002@comcast.net
(Sandra Lehman Baggott)