Jasper "Jap" Newton RINEHART

   Marriage Information:

Jasper married Katherine "Cassie" E. NEVILLE on Dec 17, 1872 in Union Co, Oregon. (Katherine "Cassie" E. NEVILLE was born on Mar 9, 1856 in Wapello Co, Iowa, died on Mar 30, 1945 in Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon and was buried in Summerville, Union Co, Oregon.)

 

JASPER N. RINEHART -- Jasper N. Rinehart is a highly esteemed citizen and Ashland, Jackson county, and stands foremost among the successful agriculturalists and stockmen of this section. At the present writing
he is acceptably filling the position city councilman from the third ward, but otherwise living in retirement enjoying the fruits of his early industry. The Rinehart family is of German descent and originally came from England to
America. The progenators of the family in this country w three brothers, one of whom is the grandfather of Jasper N. Rinehart. Those brothers settled in Philadelphia, where Mr. Rinehart's grandfather followed the shoemaker's trade. The other two brothers were able-bodied men and as such they took up the defense of our country in her ware for freedom. Their fate is unknown, but is supposed they perished in the Revolutionary war. The grandfather afterward moved to Tennessee and located on a farm near Memphis, where Lewis Rinehart was reared, althoug
Pennsylvanian by birth.

Jasper N. Rinehart was born November 20, 1848, near Oskaloosa, Iowa, and is the son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Ellis) Rinehart, whose marriage took place in Tennessee. Shortly afterward they moved to Illinois, but
later located near Oskaloosa, Iowa, a were among the early settlers of that place. In 1854, they started
across the plains in wagons drawn by oxen, six months later landing near Eugene, Lane county, and soon afterwards purchased a farm in that vicinity. In 1870 they moved into Union county, buying land near Summerville, where they spent their declining years. The father passed to his final rest in 1881, aged eighty years. The beloved mother survived him for many years and died when she had attained to the age of ninety-four ye Both parents were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and were esteemed for their sterling qualities. Their family consisted of eight sons and five daughters, as follows: John, who died in --------county; Mrs. Polly Ratliff who died in Iowa; Mrs. Barbara Edwars, who died in Lane county; George, a stockman in Gilliam county; Mrs. Louisa Duncan, who died in Lake county; Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Jasper, who died in Union county; J.H., an ex-member of the legislature and successful miller and banker of Union county; F. M., a stockman in
Gilliam county; L. B., who is also engaged in the stock business, in Yakima, Washington, and is an ex-state senator; W. E., a stockman of Idaho; J. N., the subject of this narrative Henry, an ex-member of the legislature, now a stockman of Union county; and Sarah, who is married and lives in Gilliam county.

Jasper N. Rinehart was reared to farm life and his early mental training was obtained through attendance at the district schools. In 1854 he accompanied his parents to Oregon, and completed his education in the Eugene schools. In 1870 he went to in Union county and purchased three hundred and twenty acres of wild and undeveloped land. After plowing his land he hauled rails ten miles to fence it in, and engaged in raising wheat and other cereals. He followed this line of work for a period of thirty years and was very successful. In 1900 he sold this farm in
Union county and purchased a fine place on Fairview street in Ashland, which is still his home. Upon this he built his present fine residence, which is surrounded by ample grounds of about an acre and a half. However, he still owns a ranch, twelve miles ast of Ashland, on Dead Indian road, wher his son George carries on cattle-ranching.

Mr. Rinehart chose for his wife, Catherine Neville, and their marriage being solemnized at the home of the bride in Union county. Mrs. Rinehart is a native of Iowa, and was born in Wapello county, a daughter of E. T. and P. J. (McGuire) Neville. Mr Neville settled in Union county, Oregon, in 1871, following farming and stock-raising, and served one term as county commissioner. Three children blessed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart; Edward, the eldest, was accidentally drowned when a youth of sixteen years; George, previously mentioned, conducts his father's ranch; and Stella is at home with her parents. The family worship at the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which they are members and in which Mr. Rinehart is serving as trustee steward. In politics he is a pronounced  Prohibitionist and believes intemperance to be the greatest evil of our fair land. -- From
"Portrait and Biographical Record of Western Oregon," 1904, P 665-666
(Copy as written)

Spouses/Children:
Katherine "Cassie" E. NEVILLE
 

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