Historical records matching Peter Rinehart
About Peter Rinehart
From the Huntington, Indiana Press October 4, 1930.
The Hagerstown Exponent Thursday, January 22, 1931
Peter Rinehart was not at home when the Huntington Press arrived for their interview. He had gone to the corn field to husk corn. He had been husking corn but they found him in the back corn field filling sacks of cornbeans.
Peter was a former citizen of this section. He was six feet tall, well built, very strong and weighed 180 pounds. He was age 91.
While living in Jefferson Township, besides farming, he and his wife operated a cider press and made sorghum molasses for the public. They charged a cent a gallon for cider and received eighteen cents a gallon for making the molasses.
Five children came into the Rinehart home, three of them daughters, one of whom died in childhood and two sons, A.F. and E.M. Rinehart.
Part of the period, since the death of his wife, eighteen years ago, he had been making his home with his children.
For a number of years Peter Rinehart was active in the affairs of his township in the old days of oil wells, bad roads and dismal swamps, but lived to see it well developed and productive. He is so well preserved mentally and physically that old and young delight to listen to his account of other days.
This much was taken from the long interview that was given. From the research of Warren L. Rinehart.