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60. Barbara Strader (Married: Henry Reger (#59) on 16 December 1824 in Lewis County, West Virginia). (13 December 1824 is the date of bond, no marriage record). [The sources of the orange information are e-mails from Jim Reagor on 17 and 25 June 2009. Source of wine colored information: Reger WV Tree on ancestry.com posted by Larwvusa.The source of purple information: Decendants of Hans Jacob Rueger by Henry Koffman (Reger Family Genealogist) via Internet posting) (Source: "Descendants of Hans Wilhelm Strader" by Don Norman) (

Born: 23 January 1804 (27 July 1804 in Upshur County, West Virginia) (9 December 1794 in Virginia) of John Strader (#119) & Mary Post (Post) (Post)/Pfost (#120) . (Source: Find a Grave for John Strader Jr. , Memorial #61956784) (Source of red: a posting on ancestry.com ... needs documentation proof) Source: p. 578 of "The history of Upshur county, West Virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time ..." )


Died: 2 November 1882
(21 November 1882 in Upshur County, West Virginia). [Note: The tombstone photograph below looks like it says November 12, 1882 Aged 76 or 78 y. ? m. 25 D. ] Burial at Red Rock Cemetery, Upshur, West Virginia.

 

[Her siblings included:

a) Martin Strader: (Married 1st: Mary Rohrbough on September 28, 1815 (1816) in Harrison County, Virginia; Married 2nd: Elizabeth Kesling September 28 1827 in Lewis County West Virginia Born: March 28, 1793 (May 29, 1791 in Pendleton County, Virginia) 28 March 1793 ; Died: March 20, 1850 in Upshur County, Virginia after an extended illness. Miscellaneous: He was the oldest son of John Strader and Mary Post. "He prepared his Will just two days [Note: This should be "years."] prior to death, it being probated in June 1852 and is recorded in the Lewis Co. courthouse, Weston, W. Va; buried in the old Stader Cem. on Sand Run." He and his wives had 14 children; several died of dysentery. (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825), p. 19 & 24 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

b) Sarah Strader: (Married: Henry Ours 6 June 1815) Born: About 1795; Died: ? Miscellaneous: Children: Mary, john, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Elizabeth, Simon, George W., Barbara, and Henry Jr. (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

c) Isaac Strader: (Married: Magdalena Rohrbough) Born: January 4, 1797 in Hardy County, Virginia Died: 5 July 1884 (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

d) Michael Strader: (Married: Sarah Bennett on July 8, 1821 in Harrison County, Virginia); Born: February 15, 1799 (13 February 1799) Died: 4 March 1879 (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

e) John S. Strader Jr: (Married 1st: Elizabeth Kessel (Cessell) in February 1823, Married 2nd: Mary B. Wolfe on October 5, 1837) , Born: 10 January 1801 (January 10, 1803 in Lewis County Virginia) (10 Jan 1810) on Little Sand Run in what is now Upshur County WV Died: 17 September 1882 in Upshur, West Virginia; buried at Wilson Cemetery, Frenchton, Upshur County, West Virginia (Source: Find a Grave for John Strader Jr., Memorial #61956784) Miscellaneous: He had 10 children with each of his wives. One of his sons was John Strader, a farmer, of Lewis county, born February 14, 1837, son of John Strader, Sr., and Elizabeth Cessell and grandson of John Strader, whose wife's maiden name was Post. Mr. Strader is the youngest of the ten children. His father's second wife was Mary B. Wolfe. (Source: p. 578 of "The history of Upshur county, West Virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time ..." ) (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

f) Elizabeth Strader: (Married: John Weatherholt 1824) Born: ca 1805 Died: ? (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

g) Jacob Strader: (Married: Rebecca Kessell); Born: January 1, 1810 in Lewis County, Virginia Died: 29 January 1876 (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

h) Mary Strader: (Married: Jesse McConkey on 4 March 1830; Born: 1811(ca 1811 - 1850 Census); Died: June 1880 Miscellaneous: The family lived in present Harrison Co., W. Va. Children: Susanna, Jonas, Elizabeth, Alexander, Jacob, and George. (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

[Note: There are 9 children recorded in the 1810 Census for the household of her father John Strader (#119) and mother, but if Mary's birthdate above of 1811 is correct, then she had not been born when the census was taken. Was there another child? Barbara's mother probably died shortly after Mary was born in 1811 and her father was a widower until 26 July 1817 when he marriied Elizabeth Cooper in Hardy Co., Va. Siblings born after in 1817 were Barbara's half siblings]

Her Half Siblings include:

a) Valentine Strader: Born: July 26, 1818; Died: 17 May 1895 (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

b) Jonas Strader: Born: March 11, 1820; Died: 11 May 1854 (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

c) John Strader: Born: About 1820; Died:

d) Susannah Strader: Born: February 18, 1822; Died: ] (Source of purple: Rootsweb.ancestr.com posting)

 

Miscellaneous:

13 December 1824, Barbara became Henry's second wife. His first wife died earlier that year.

Between 1825 and 1830, Barbara and Henry's daughter, Jemima (#30), was born in 1826; then son John S. in 1828 and son Henry in 1830.

The 1830 Census of Lewis County: REGER, Henry (total 9) lists the following: 1 male 30-40 = Henry, age about 36; 1 female 20-30 = 2nd wife, Barbara, age about 27; 1 male 10-15 = Anthony, of Henry's 1st marriage, age 14; 1 female 10-15?; 2 males 5-10 = Goodman, of Henry's 1st marriage, age 8 and ?; 1 female under 5 = Jemima, age 4; 2 males under 5 = John S, age 2, and Henry Jr., age 1. [Larwvusa Note: It appears to be that the 2 missing kids (1 boy and 1 girl) from the prior census are still in household in 1830.]

Between 1830 and 1840, son Henry Jr. died in 1837; son Manley was born 1832 and died in 1837; son Saul was born in 1834 and died in 1835; the 2 unidentified children from the 1820 and 1830 census do not show up in the 1840 census. Son Martin was born in 1836, daughter Mary Elizabeth was born in 1838, and son William was born in 1840.

1840 Census, Lewis County: REAGER, Henry (total 8): 1 male 40-50 = Henry, age about 46; 1 female 30-40 = wife, Barbara, age about 37; 1 male 20-30 = Anthony, of his 1st marriage, age 24; 1 male 15-20 = Goodman, age 18, of his 1st marriage; 1 female 10-15 = Jemima, age 14; 1 male 10-15 = John S., age 10; 1 male under 5 = Martin, age 4; 1 female under 5 = Mary Elizabeth, age 2 (note son Wiliam, born July 1840, was not on the census).

Between 1840-1850, daughter Virginia was born in 1843, son Philip E. was born in 1846, and daughter Martha Jane was born in 1848.

1850 Census: Henry is not on the Lewis, Barbour, or Harrison County Census where he should be in pub source. [Larwvusa Note: need to check original Lewis County census in case author's skipped over him rather than that census taker skipped Fink's Run. But so far am missing his son Goodman's family and the Peter Cutright family on this census--all of whom were on Finks Run].

Henry died in 1856, so later Census on this household are listed under Barbara's name.

1860 Census, Upshur County, West Virginia, #403-405: REGER, Barbery (sic) 57, widow, farmer, (all family born-Virginia); Martin 24, farmer; Elizabeth 22, farmer; William 20, farmer; Virginia, 17, domestic; Philip E. 13; Martha J. 11.

1870 Census, Upshur County, West Virginia, Buck Dist, #174-166: REGER, Barbary 67, Mary E., 32, Philip 23. (Mary E. = Elizabeth of the 1860 census)

1880 Census, Upshur County, Buck Dist #K004: REGER Barbara, wf, mother, 77--living with her son Martin Reger's family.

In all, Henry Reger (#59) and his second wife, Barbara Strader (#60), had 11 children: Jemima Reger (#30), John S. Reger, Henry Jr. Reger, Manley Reger, Saul Reger, Martin Reger, Mary Elizabeth Reger, William Reger, Virginia Reger, Philip E. Reger, and Martha Jane Reger. [ Susan Snyder notes that in the Reger Chapel article below, sons Manley, Saul, Henry Jr., and Philip E. are not mentioned. By 1854, Manley, Saul, and Henry Jr. has already passed away and Philip was just 13 years old.]

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The following article is titled "Remembering Reger Chapel's Spiritual Heritage and How It Began"
By Mary Ellen Corder
Reger Chapel
United Methodist Church
Brushy Fork, Upshur Co., WV
--Heritage Program--

     It began with a family named Reger, for which the Church got its name, and who made it possible to have a Church Cemetery. It also began with our dedicated forefathers. Some may have been your great great great grandparents, Uncles or Aunts.
The valley of Brushy Fork extends for a distance of approximately three miles. Settlements of this area were made between 1778 and 1812. The first settler to acquire land here was a man by the name of John Reger.
     On September 12, 1833, twenty-three year old John Jackson Reger married eighteen year old Jemima Kessel. Their marriage was recorded in Lewis County of which Brushy Fork was a part of at that time.
     On May 29th, 1839, one hundred-forty acres of land on Brushy Fork of Fink's Run was deeded to John J Reger by his father, Philip Reger.
     John J and Jemima built their home just beyond Reger Chapel on the site where a "Bungalow" style house now stands. (This may have been the location of the present Earl Smith property or Gertie and Ordie Lantz property. One would have to check the deed records for the true location.)
On April 17,1854, a piece of ground was given by John Jackson Reger for the purpose of building a Church.
     The logs were hauled by oxen by John Jackson's first cousin, Henry Reger, from the farm of Anthony Reger.
[Note: The farm might have been originally owned by Henry's father (Anthony) who died in 1806 or it could be the farm of Henry's son (Anthony) who was born about 1816 (source ancestry.com)]. The lumber was sawed at a saw-mill on Spruce Fork.(a picture of the saw-mill is on display)
     The Reger Chapel Church was the first church built to completion in 1854. It was a Methodist Episcopal Church. The principal builders and contributors were Nimrod Reger, Elijah Hyre, Jonas Strader, Valentine Strader, John J Reger, Anthony Reger, all of whom lived on Brushy Fork, and Henry Reger, father of Anthony Reger, Goodman Reger, Martin Reger, William Reger, John Reger, all of whom lived on Finks Run or its tributaries. Note: Anthony Reger was the grandfather of Ruth Sutton Queen.
[Note: the Straders listed here are probably related to Henry's wife, Barbara Strader.]
       (Note: by Mary Ellen Corder. I have learned that a Mr. Marcel West helped to build the original part of Reger Chapel Church. He and his wife, Ida, are buried in the Church Cemetery.)
     On March 12, 1890, additional land for one and a fourth (1 1/4) acres to the cemetery was given by John Jackson Reger and his wife Jemima Kessel Reger.
     John Jackson Reger and his wife Jemima lived on Brushy Fork until his death in 1896. She died in 1902 and both are buried in the Reger Chapel Cemetery in back of the Church.
     So you can understand more about this John Jackson and Jemima Reger I have a picture of them to present to the church.  Note: the long beard he has and a broach she is wearing with John J's picture. I was able to get the picture and information from Gwen Reger, genealogist for the Reger Family.
Continuing with the history
     The first class meeting ever held in the Reger Chapel Church was organized by Henry Reger. He was the Class Leader until his death, then his son was chosen leader and held that position until his death.
     The first funeral held at this church was Rev. L. D. Casto's in 1890. Anna (post) Greene remembered attending the funeral of a colored man who is buried in the Reger Chapel Cemetery, a former slave. His name is John Dean.
     There was a Circuit Rider, the Rev. F. H. J. King, of Kingwood, WV who pastored at Reger Chapel, about (1903-04 or 5). One of his children died and was buried while he was away from home as there were no communication at that time. Information from Mrs E.C. Wereley.

 

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2 November 1882, Barbara died.

Photograph by Larwvusa in 2002 at Red Rock Cemetery, Upshur, West Virginia of Barbara's tombstone; source: ancestry.com in 2009.

 

Lifetime Events Summary for Barbara Stader:

Event
Date
Barbara's age
Birth
1804
0
War of 1812 Begins
1812
8
Marriage to Henry Reger
1824
20
Children's births
1826-1848
22 - 44
Birth of Daughter, Jemima (#30),
1826
22
Death of Husband
1856
52
Civil War
1861-1865
57 - 61
Death
1882
78

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