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DESCENDANTS OF JOHAN GEORG REIDT &
ANNA CATHERINA BERN

This page is under construction as I am currently collecting more data in an attempt to verify all the information. It is somewhat complicated, as I have two lines of descent from Johan Georg Reidt. One is from his son Johan Peter m. Anna Catherina Faeg, the other from his son Casper m. Anna Margaretha Barth. I will be adding charts for both lines down to William Reed m. Mary Ann Reid, then will chart their descendants down to my grandfather, King Samuel Reed.

Georg was born 11 Jan 1650/51 Rorhbach, Palatinate Germany, the son of Hans Reit. Palatine immigrants to England were invited by Queen Anne to migrate to the New World, and so Georg boarded the ship Midford with his family in England. He died en route, probably of Typhus. They also appear to have lost two daughters on the trip. His widow Anna Catherine Bern Reidt arrived in New York in 1710 with her children, and the next year settled with many of the other German immigrants in Schoharie, NY, near present day Albany. In 1723, 33 families from Schoharie immigrated to Tulpehocken, Berks Co PA.

I descend from two of their sons:

1. Caspar REITH, born 1702-1707 Baalborn, Westrich, GER, ; d. Sept 1788 Fulfarism Twpsp, Berks Co PA, married (1) abt 1728 in PA, Anna Margaretha BARTH,b. 02 Feb 1709 Zuzenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, GER; d. 07 Oct 1760 Fulfarism Twshp, Tulpehocken, Berks Co PA, buried North Heidelberg Moravian Cem, Berks Co PA., grave #34. Eight children born to this marriage, including my direct ancestor Johan Philip REED. Casper married (2) on 30 July 1761 in Lebanon Co PA, Anna Maria SCHIRMER, b. 30 Oct 1716 Zwiebrucken,Palatinate, GER, d.05 Apr 1771 Tulephocken Berks Co PA, buried North Heidelberg Moravian Cem. Ten children with first husband,Merck STEIFFEN ; no children by second marriage.

Despite numerous genealogies online that name Casper's first wife as Anna Margaret Schirmer, and claim she was a sister to his second wife, this is incorrect and there is no evidence that the two women were related in any way. 

2. Johan Peter Reidt, b. bef 1700, Baalborn, Westrich, GER, d. 1747 Tulpehocken Twsp, Berks Co PA. He married bef 1723, Schoharie, NY, Anna Catherina FAEG/FEG, b. 1698 GER, d. 1737 Tulpehocken Twsp, Berks Co PA.  Eight children, including my direct ancestor Casper REIDT m. Maria Catherine Weiser LAUDERMILCH.

List of Surnames

The most common spellings for this family are RIEDT,REIDT, RIET,REIT, RIETH,REITH, RITH, REID, REED; other variants found in the records include RIT,RID, READ.
Connected family surnames for my direct lines include: BERN, BARTH, THEISS/DICE, TAYLOR, CONNER, FEG/FAEG, LAUDERMILCH, WIESER,KING.