Biography - A Rhinehart

A. A. RHINEHART, farmer, P. O. Irving, was born in Pennsylvania in 1839, April 10; raised in town, and educated at Potter's Bank, Penn.; remained with his father until eighteen years of age, when he commenced business for himself as a carpenter, which trade he followed two years; enlisted, in 1862, in Company D, One Hundred and Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; was in several hard-fought battles; was wounded twice at the battle of Chancellorsville, only flesh wounds, however, which disabled him only a short time; at Five Forks he received a wound in the foot which disabled him for several months, and which gives him trouble at the present time if he does much walking on uneven ground; he went out as Sergeant; was promoted to Second Lieutenant in six months, and afterward to Captain of a company, which rank he held during the remainder of the service. He came to Illinois in 1866, and bought sixty acres of land, to which he has since added sixty acres more, making 120 acres of good farm land. He was married, in Pennsylvania, in 1862, to Miss Penelope McALISTER, who was born in Bellefonte, Penn., in 1838; John McALISTER, her father, was born about the year 1817, and died about the year 1859; Hannah (THOMAS) McALISTER, her mother, was born in Pennsylvania about the year 1825, and died in 1880. John RHINEHART, the father of subject, was born in Pennsylvania in 1817, and is now residing in Montgomery County; Rebecca (TAYLOR) RHINEHART, subject's mother, was born in Pennsylvania in 1820, also residing in Montgomery County, and is the mother of thirteen children, subject being the eldest of family. He has no children; he has raised a boy form eight years to twenty, and now has two little nieces whom he is raising. He and wife are members of the M. E. Church; he is a Republican, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 288-289.

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