Reinhart Brecht was born 3 April 1827 in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany to Bernard Brecht (1795-1863) and Katherine Horeweddel (1807-) and died 18 November 1912 Norway, Iowa, United States of unspecified causes. He married Catherine Wagner (1842-1923) in Coshocton, Ohio, United States.


Offspring of Reinhart Brecht and Catherine Wagner (1842-1923)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Brecht (1863-1944) August 1863 Ohio, United States 1944 Iowa, United States John Joseph Pickart (1860-1942)
Martha Brecht (1865-1936) August 1865 Ohio, United States 1936 Iowa, United States Joseph F. Kuen (1856-1933)
Joseph Reinhart Brecht (1867-1944) October 1867 Ohio, United States 29 July 1944 Iowa, United States Anna Ockenfels (1875-1954)
John Brecht (1869-1942) 21 August 1869 Ohio, United States 1942 United States
Sarah Brecht (1871-1920) July 1871 Iowa, United States 1920 Norway, Benton County, Iowa, United States
Michael Brecht (1874-1863) 8 November 1874 Norway, Benton County, Iowa, United States 15 February 1963 United States Rosa M. Hasley (1878-1966)
Bernard Brecht (1876-1955) 1876 1955 United States
Adelheid Brecht (1879-1964) 12 May 1879 Norway, Iowa, United States 1 August 1964 Murray County Memorial Hospital, Slayton, Minnesota, United States Peter Paul Ockenfels (1868-1938)
Louis Brecht (-) 9999 United States

  • A Leonard J. Brecht (1867-) was born to a Rinehart Brecht in Coshocton, Ohio on 07 Oct 1867. The mothers name was Margaret, though. Was there a second Rinehart Brecht in the area?


Name variations

Headstone of Reinhart Brecht.jpg

Rhinehart, Rinehart, Rheinhart


Born in the Alsace Lorrain area of Germany, Reinhart moved to Ohio where he met and married Cahterine Wagner. Their first four children were born there before the family moved to Norway, Iowa. Another four children were born there and the Brecht family name is still present in both locations.


According to Family Search, but not proven elsewhere:

  • Bernard Brecht (-)
Also spelled Bernhard
  • Katherine Horeweddel (-)
Also spelled Anna Catharina Horwedel



Locations listed:

  • Rheinsheim, Karlsruhe, Baden


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • Centennial History of Norway, Iowa.+Headstone
₪ Wedding
  • Centennial History of Norway, Iowa.
¶ Death
  • Headstone