Arthur John Reher
Arthur John Reher was the first child born to Ernest F and "Minnie" Stoltenberg Reher. He was the first of 6 boys, the first of 10 children. Art was born in Hall County, Nebraska on July 11, 1894.
|John and Art @ 1897|
|Art, Hugo, & John @ 1898/99|
Art married Theresa Catherine Buettner on August 30, 1916 in Kearney, Nebraska. My father, Barney, Art's brother, always referred to her as "Tracy" and so that is what my sister & I grew up knowing her as. The Wyoming cousins, her grandchildren, say she was called Theresa. I defer to them. They should know. Theresa was the daughter of Louis and Catherine Wiese Buettner. She was born in Hall County, NE on April 10, 1894. (my records show 1894 however her obituary says 1895)
After their marriage, they farmed in Kimball County, Nebraska before moving and farming near Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Art retired from farming in 1959.
|Theresa and Art Reher |
August 30, 1916
Art and Theresa had 7 children in all and like Art's parents, they had 6 boys before being blessed with a daughter. These children were: Alfred (born at home in Kimball County, NE on July 16, 1917), Virgil (born at home in Kimball County, NE on April 15, 1919), Leonard (born in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on March 21, 1921), Leland (born in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on January 1, 1924), Harold (born in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on Sept 18, 1927), Gene (born in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on May 9, 1930), and Catherine (born in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on May 15, 1932).
|Four generations of Reher's:|
Johann, Alfred, Ernest, and Art
|Not sure who is who... but I think these are Art's 7 children|
plus his sisters, Ella, Dora and Frieda and Art's brother, Barney
(the 4 oldest in the photo)
Art Reher died on February 16, 1972 in Pine Bluffs. Theresa died on January 7, 1978 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They are both buried in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Art was survived by 6 of his 7 children, Virgil having preceded him in 1968, and by 8 siblings, his brother Emil having preceded him in 1954. Theresa was survived by 5 children, Harold had passed away in 1974. At this time there were also 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
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