Johann Christian Rima was born on August 14, 1767 at New
Petersburg, Tryon County (now Herkimer Co.), New York. That is the first
record of any Rima here in the US. His sister
was born here one
year earlier but no record remains.
Christian or Christopher as he sometimes was called spent his young adulthood
in the meighborhood of his parents. In 1788 he married
another daughter of John and Anna Lentz, neighbors at New Petersburg. He
was only 21 years old which was a little unusual back in the 1700s for a
man. They have only two children on record as being baptized so I have had
to piece together the rest of the family. It is by no means complete yet.
After their children were born, Christian and Margaret removed from Herkimer
to Rome, New York with his older brothers,
. After they were
both gone, Christian made another move, this time north to Jefferson County.
I am not sure when his wife died, but Christian was living in 1850 at the
age of 83 years. His son Peter said he was 90 years old and his daughter
claimed he was 91 years old. He is listed by one of his descendants as
having died 21 July 1852 at or near Dexter, New York. There is no record
of his burial there, but it is likely one of those illegible headstones.
He would be 84 years old at the time of his death.
Christian and his children seem to be the main instigators of the name Remore
and Reymore. Their children used this name and continue to today. I wish
I knew whether they were right or wrong.