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George and Marie Renner (Rinner)


The Rinner Saga

First Generation

The earliest our Rinner family has been traced back is to an individual named Johann Heinrich Rinner who married Elisabetha Werner in Zimmersrode, Hessen-Kassel, Germany on 25 Apr 1689.  Johann Heinrich Rinner was a Reformed (church) School Teacher.

There are two reasons why we have not been able to trace the Rinner family back further:

First, Johann Heinrich Rinner was only found in the Zimmersrode church records between 1689 and 1692.  He came from one village then went on to another village.

Second, records in Germany earlier than 1700 are scarce.  Records in Germany earlier than 1650 are virtually non existent.  This is due primarily to the 30 Years War, which was fought from 1618 to 1648.


Second Generation

Johann Heinrich Rinner and Elisabetha Werner had a son named Johann Peter Rinner .  He was Baptized in Zimmersrode, Hessen-Kassel, Germany on May 11, 1690.  Johann Peter was also a Reformed (church) School Teacher.

Johann Peter was a Teacher in the following places:

Raumbach, Rheinland-Pfalz 1724

Biesterschied, Rheinland-Pfalz 1726

Einöllen, Rheinland-Pfalz 1726

Pfalzheim , Brandenburg, Prussia 1747


Third Generation

Johann Peter Rinner had a son, also named Johann Peter Rinner .  Johann Peter Rinner was born in July 1713 in Raumbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.  Everyone on this web page is a descendant of Johann Peter Rinner and his wife, Anna Maria Schneider.  Johann Peter was also a Reformed (church) School Teacher.

Johann Peter was a Teacher in the following places:

Roßbach, Rheinland-Pfalz 1731

Niederbexbach, Rheinland-Pfalz 1744

Rieschweiler , Rheinland-Pfalz 1754


Fourth Generation

This is where the Rinner family splits into three major branches.  I refer to these brances as the "Hohenöllen Branch," the "Annweiler Branch," and the "Rieschweiler Branch."  Three sons of Johann Peter Rinner and Anna Maria Schneider became Reformed (church) School Teachers in those three communities.

Johann Peter Rinner - Hohenöllen Branch

Johann Nicolaus Rinner - Annweiler Branch

Johann Heinrich Rinner - Rieschweiler Branch



My Rinner family emigrated from Annweiler, Germany.  

Jakob Rinner was the first in his family to immigrate to America, on the ship "J. Greenman", in 1854. He was followed by his parents and siblings, on the ship "Mercury", in 1859.

Jakob Rinner, his parents, and siblings settled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati, Ohio in 1865


List of Allied Family Surnames

List of Rinner Family Members

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Other Rinner Web Pages

The family of Jacob Rinner  (1831 - 1919) from the Hohenöllen Rinner line.  They settled in Woodward, Oklahoma.


The Rinner Family Home Page was created October 13, 1997.

Last updated on October 23, 1999  


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