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From: "Stan Follis" <>
Subject: RE: [BRE] REV. RIFE
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 09:49:04 -0500
Apparently Merle Rummel is not reading his email.
You can go to the Union County, Indiana web site and read a couple of items
Merle posted on Elder Jacob Rife of Four Mile or Virginia Colony under Dear
and R36 on http://www.union-county.lib.in.us/GenwebVA4mile/rife.htm
There is a third Jacob RIFE as his son Joseph RIFE of Wabash County, Indiana
born 1852 was a son of Jacob RIFE and Elizabeth DETRICK of Logan County,
Ohio, yet Joseph's Gospel Messenger obituary mentions his relationship to
the well known Brethren Elder Jacob RIFE of Southern Indiana, but did not
I suspect Merle will add more when he reads his email.
Fort Wayne, Indiana USA
Web site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sfollis/
Researching these Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Delaware Scots-Irish,
English, Welsh and German-Swiss families : FOLLIS, SCHNEIDER, ZEIGLER,
PROUGH, TIMMONS, LONGENFELDT, ROYER, ZUMBRUN, EIKENBERRY, KELKER, FUHRMAN,
KINSEY , HINSEY, THURSTON, CRAMER KINGERY, ALBAUGH, FOREMAN, HOUSER,
EHNINGER, HECKMAN, SHOOK, SWANK, WINDER, BIRCH, ESSIG, VAUGHAN, WEBB,
LANDIS, PARKE, ZIMMERMAN, BRECHT, BREININGER, REAM, SPRINGER, GROFF, GARVER,
MOUNTZ, WEIDMAN, REQUEL, and ANGEL.
From: REX STEWART [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [BRE] REV. RIFE
Would the Four Mile Church of the Brethren in VA happen to be in Rockingham
Co., VA? I have a Jacob and Catherine (Barker) Rife who came from VA to OH
in 1837. Children include by first wife: Danie, Annie, and Catherine and
by second wife: Jacob, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Frances.
Of these two children, Samuel Brumbaugh married Mary Rife and Samuel
Brumbaugh's sister, Catharine married Jacob Rife.
Any connection to the Rev. Rife or family?
Samuel and Catharine Brumbaugh parents are George and Elizabeth (Vaniman)
Brumbaugh, son of Conrad Brumbaugh from Morrison Cove, PA. Could you send
info if connection concerning Rife's?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 4:59 PM
Subject: [BRE] REV. RIFE
> I am researching the STRONG and FIANT families of Fayette and Union
> Counties of Indiana. They were part of The Virginia Settlement -- or
> The Four Mile Church of the Brethren.
> On SUSANNA STRONG's obituary, her funeral service was conducted by
> Several other obituaries of relatives in that area, show REV. RIFE
> conducting services.
> Does anyone have any information about him -- or the church he worked
> Thanks for any information. Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert at
> RICHARD and SUSANNA (GABY) STRONG were my ggg grandparents on my
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