Margaretha Rima was probably the eldest daughter. There
is a possibility of an older dauthter named Maria Catharina but not enough
evidence is there.
Margaret has the honor of being the first Rima born in America. She was born
sometime in 1766 just months after the family arrived here from Germany.
She was born at New Peter, Tryon County, New York.
In her young adult life Margaret was the sponsor for several newborns in
the neighborhood. She was listed with
as a sponsor. On 15 January
1787 at the Reformed Dutch Church in German Flatts Margaret Rima married
Mr. Peter Lentz. This is a marriage that would last over 69 years as both
she and her husband lived past their 90th birthdays.
The Lentz family remained in Schuyler even until today. (Over 200 years.)
The name was changed from Lentz to Lints about 1810. Peter and Margaret moved
from Frankfort to Schuyler in 1807. Margaret was listed in the 1855 cebsys
as born in Herkimer County. She could not read or write. Peter died first
on January 3, 1855 aged 93 years. Margaret followed soon after on March 20,
1856 at age 90 years. They are buried together at Dutchtown Miller Cemetery,
East Schuyler, New York.