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Life Story of Sebastian Rinderle

Identifier: UA-128

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This is a type written copy of an article in the Erie Daily Times of June 22nd, 1907, entitled “The life story of Sebastian Rinderle”. Mr. Rinderle, who was 95 years old at the time of publication, owned the entire tract of land upon which Mercyhurst is built. It was farmed by his son J. Reinhold Rinderle, and then by his 2 grandsons John Rinderle and Joseph Rinderle. As of 1975, one granddaughter, Anna Rinderle, still survived. Mr. Rinderle was a carpenter by trade, and he hewed the lumber for the old St. Mary’s Church by himself. Many interesting adventures are recounted in the article, and also included are details of all the places he lived, since the time he was born in Baden, Germany.


  • June 22, 1907


1 Files (1 newspaper reprint.)

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Part of the Sister Mary Lawrence Franklin Archival Center Repository

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Hammermill Library
Erie Pennsylvania 16546 United States