Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. David Rife[1]

Male 1751 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name David Rife 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1751  Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00092-5275 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I10555  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Christian Rife,   b. 1723,   d. 1809  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Veronica Reiff,   b. 1732,   d. 1800  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F3030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Rife,   b. Abt 1780, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Abraham Rife,   b. Abt 1782, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George Rife,   b. Abt 1785, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel Rife,   b. 15 Apr 1788, , Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1856, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Joseph Rife,   b. Abt 1790, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Rife,   b. Abt 1792, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Isaac Rife,   b. Abt 1794, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Rife,   b. Abt 1796, Of, Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F3029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David Rife, "a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was born in the year 1751 (My grandmother, Mrs. John Shoemaker, daughter of Barbara Reiff, used to say that her uncle, David, was two years older than her mother and that her uncle was ordained as minister of the Mennonite Church when he was in his thirty-ninth year, consequently he entered the ministry in 1790). All attempts made to obtain names of his parents and of all his brothers and sisters proved fruitless. We know of one sister he had, named Barbara, who was born in 1753, and died in Waterloo County in 1820. She was married to Isaac Shantz, father of all the old Shantzes that settled in this county during the early part of the present century. When a young man he moved to Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a Mennonite and in 1790 was appointed a minister of that church. He was married and had a family of eight children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 180.