|John Reh stayed on the farm with his mother and married Laura Nolf. His mother passed away in
February, 1914. John and Laura had two sons, Vincent and Leslie, and a daughter Olive (Mrs.
Raymond Nicholson) of Morland, Kansas. They have a Son, Donald, and Larry, who is now
Vincent Reh married Vera Bell and lives in Hutchinson. They have three sons. Vincent, Jr. of
Venzuela has a son, Bradley, and a daughter, Jacqueline. Keith lives in California and has three
daughters. Richard lives in Venezuela and has a son, Casey, and two daughters, Melodie and
Leslie Reh married Vera Snyder and owns and lives on the original Adam Reh farm. They have a son, John Wayne Reh, who married Judy Kirkland. John and Judy have two sons, Jeff and Kirk, and a daughter, Elaine.
Their daughter, Maxine, married Stephen Owen and lives in Salina They have a son Steven. Their youngest daughter, Corrine, married Ronald Sidener. They both attend college in Hays.
Leslie Reh still has the trunk in his attic that helonged to Adam Von Reh. This trunk was used to bring some of their possessions to America from Germany.
Matthew Reh, the youngest son of Adam and Anna Marie, married Mrs. Edna Donaldson and lived near Niles. They had one daughter, Wanda.
Submitted by Mrs. Arena Rehberg
The following is information regarding a centennial farm two miles south of Bennington on the Solomon River:
Mr. William Rehberg came to the United States from Germany in 1856 when he was 23 years old. After spending several years in Wisconsin he came to Solomon, Kansas, and married Augusta Wagner. In May, 1862, they homesteaded near Bennington, Kansas, section 13, Township 12, Range 3. Their first home was a ''dugout'' and in time a log cabin was completed. Buffalo were numerous at this time and Indians were still a threat. In 1867, he lost his family - wife and three children - with diphtheria and cholera.
In 1868, he married Albertine Karstade and they had eight children, six of whom lived to be grown and lived in the community. This farm was left in 1920, upon William Rehberg's death, to his youngest son, Alex. In 1945 the homestead was left to Alex's widow, who still manages the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hamilton and son, Brad, live on the farm at the present time.
CARL FREDERICK WILLIAM REHBERG
By Angie Wagner from Thec Rehberg
Hearing of the freedoms in America and desiringto seek a new frontier while a young maij in his early twenties, Carl Frederick William Rehberg climbed aboard a boat for his new adventure and bid his home in Potzlow, Germany farewell.
Carl Frederick William Rehberg was born in Potzlow near Prenzlan on January 28,1833. He arrived in America and began farm work as a laborer at Howard's Grove near Shehoygan, Wisconsin. Desiring to push westward he sought work on his way through Indiana and Illinois, arriving in Kansas in 1856 He was married at Junction City, Kansas, in 1860 to Augusta Wagner, a sister to his lifetime friend and neighbor, Albert Wagner. He went to Solomon and lived until 1864 when he moved farther westward to the Solomon Valley, a mile and three-quarters south of what is now the city of Bennington. Here he filed a claim and homesteaded the farm now known as the farm of Alex Rehberg, his son;
Mr Rehberg's first home was a dugout until the completion of the log cabin. This cabin remained as a part of the later house with improvements until the 1940's when the logs were torn out and a new room added in their place. The log cabin was built with the only tools being used an axe and a hammer.
During the terrifying years of cholera and diphtheria in 1867 he lost his wife and one child with cholera, and two children with diphtheria They were buried on the hill overlooking the farm home.