Reichert & Studer Family


The Reichert & Studer Families


The Reichert Family of Mercer County, Ohio

John Joseph Reichert was among the earlier settlers of Mercer County, Ohio.  He obtained title to 40 acres of farmland in Marion Twp on 29 September of 1834.  John Joseph was a native of  the village of Nussloch in Baden, Germany.  He and his wife, Anna Maria Stucke, were married at the Catholic Church in Nussloch on 16 November 1825.  They were the parents of five young children by the time of their immigration to America. The family departed from LeHavre on board the Brig Antigone and arrived at the port of Philadelphia in September of 1833.  An additional five children were born to them after their arrival in Mercer County.

John Joseph Reichert and his wife are both buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery in Maria Stein, Mercer County, per research of the late George Reichert.  I have found no gravestones marking their burial site.

For those researchers interested in other early Nussloch families, the following links may be helpful

Index to Early Nussloch Baptisms 1752-1776

Index to Early Nussloch Marriages 1752-1776


The Studer Family of Mercer County, Ohio

Joseph Studer and his wife Maria Anna Müller were among the early German Catholic families to settle in Mercer County, Ohio.  The family came from Perry County, OH, where they had lived for about 9 years before moving westward to Recovery Twp in Mercer County about 1839.  Joseph, Maria Anna, and six children ranging in ages from 1 to 14 years had disembarked from the Oxford at the port of Philadelphia on 9 June 1830 after having departed from LeHavre, France.  They were natives of Alsace, a territory situated on the Rhine River which at varying times had been under the control of either France or Germany and is currently a part of France.  The Studers were natives of the Alsatian village of Rittershoffen where Joseph was a blacksmith as was his father, Laurent Studer.  Soon after settling in Perry County, the first of Joseph's Ohio born children, George, was baptized on 1 Nov 1830 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Somerset, Perry County.  Two additional children were born and baptized in Perry County followed by two more children born in Mercer County.  Joseph Studer died in 1864 and Maria Anna died in 1871. They are buried in St Joseph Cemetery in Recovery Twp, Mercer County, but only the gravestone for Marie Anna stands today. 

At the time of Joseph's move to Mercer County, his two eldest children had already married in Perry County.  Daughter Mary Ann Studer married in 1834 to Windal Doll and this family also moved to Mercer County prior to 1840.  Son Joseph Studer Jr married in 1837 to Martha Hammond and again in 1841 to Magdalene Fischer.  They lived in Franklin County where Joseph's first three children were born, but, by 1846, he too ventured westward and resettled in Recovery Twp in Mercer County.

Joseph's father Laurent was widowed in 1827 and he also immigrated to the United States, arriving in New York from LeHarve on board the Charlemagne on 24 Jan 1833 along with his daughter Marguerite and son John.  Other children of Laurent Studer also settled in Ohio.  His daughter Magdalena and husband Michael Wagner and their children, all born in Rittershoffen, had arrived along with her older brother, Joseph Studer, on the Oxford and had settled in Perry County in 1830. And George Studer, another son of Laurent, was in Perry County, OH, by July of 1833 when he was married at St Joseph Catholic Church in Somerset.  

Thanks to thank fellow researcher Ruth King for her generosity in providing the OXFORD passenger list


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Revised 14 May 2008