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Rebecca Wenrich

Rebecca Wenrich 1818 - 1908

Rebecca was born on May 30, 1818, the daughter of Jacob Wenrich and Emma Reinert of Heidelberg, Berks County, PA. Rebecca's brother, Peter, was married to Mary Ann Hill, daughter of John K. Hill and Catherine Beck. Mary Ann was a sister to Elijah Hill. Rebecca was married to Elijah Hill on Feb. 11, 1836.

Elijah and Rebecca raised their family on a farm in Chillisquaque Twp., just west of Pottsgrove along the Milton - Danville Road. Rebecca was confirmed on Feb. 20, 1834 in the Lutheran Church in Columbia County, PA, before that county was divided. She was confirmed by the Rev. Jeremiah Shindel. Rev. Shindel organized the scattered Lutheran members into a congregation at the Courthouse in Danville from about 1830 to 1836. This congregation later built the Pine Street Lutheran Church. In 1858 she joined the Trinity Lutheran Church, Milton, PA.

After Elijah died, she lived with her son, Seth. She died on May 8, 1908 and was buried next to her husband in the Harmony Cemetery in Milton, PA.