The Reip Family of Calhoun Co., WV

 

The Reip family is probably German in origin, and originally spelled ‘Reib.’  The oldest ancestor identified is Nicholas Reib of Pennsylvania who was born about 1755.  Nicholas’ grandson Adam moved to what is now WV sometime after 1820 and some descendents continue there today.

The Reip family is connected to the Elliott family by way of Goldie Reip, who married Bernard Elliott. We have quite a lot of information about the Reips, largely from the work of Luverne Hanger who was a 1st cousin of Goldie Reip. In 1987, Luverne produced a Reip genealogy where the principal family group was her and Goldie’s common grandparents, Peter A. Reip and Luverna Ellen Downey. The information below comes from Luverne’s research.

1st generation — Nicholas Reib
  Born Place Died Spouse Married
Nicholas Reib c. 1755 1790-1816 Juliana
Children:
Peter c. 1778 PA c. 1879 Barbara Olinger

 

2nd generation — Peter Reip
Born Place Died Spouse Married
Peter Reip c. 1778 PA c. 1870 Barbara Olinger 1807
Wife:  Barbara Olinger c. 1790 c. 1870
Children:
Elizabeth 1810 1881 George Sando c. 1827
Jacob 1814 1895 Mary A. Clapper bef. 1835
Barbara c. 1810-20 1863 Alexander M.G. Martin 1835
Adam 1820 PA 1898 Edith Amanda Chenoweth 1847
Katy c. 1820-30 John R. Culp
Susan 1824 1878 Arthur Mollohan 1841
Peter II 1827 1898 Malinda Strange
Mary A. c. 1830-32 Unmarried

 

3rd generation — Adam Reip
Born Place Died Spouse Married
Adam Reip 1820 PA 1898 Edith Amanda Chenoweth 1847
Wife:  Edith A. Chenoweth 1821 VA 1902
Children:
Gerutia Chenoweth 1848 1924 James F. McDonald 1871
Elizabeth Jane 1849 1925 Barns Newton Smith 1867
Edith 1851 1897 Josephus Wood 1871
Alonzo 1853 1927 Minerva Young
David W. 1854 1927
Peter Alexander 1856 Calhoun (WV) 1929 Luverna Ellen Downey 1878
Suzanne E. 1862 1950 F.H. Douglas 1888
Ira Grant 1864 1952 Mary Belle Price 1888

 

4th generation — Peter A. Reip
Born Place Died Spouse Married
Peter A. Reip 1856 Calhoun (WV) 1929 Luverna Ellen Downey 1878
Wife: Luverna Downey 1855 Gilmer (WV) 1940
Children:
Francis Alexander 1879 Calhoun 1953 Victoria Mace 1904
Maud Alma 1881 1928
Adam 1884 1969
Grover 1891 1963
William Howard 1893 1970
Emma 1897 Richard Hanger

 

5th generation — Francis Alexander (Frank) Reip
Born Place Died Spouse Married
Francis A. Reip 1879 Calhoun, WV 1953 Victoria Mace 1904
Wife: Victoria Mace 1881 Roane, WV 1921
Children:
Golda Evelyn 1905 West Fork, WV 1938 Bernard V. Elliott 1926
Maud 1907 1983 Irvin
Edith Jane 1909 1973 King
Merl 1911 Donald Place

 

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