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Melvin Linus Rein

Hilda Sofia Josefina Johnson


Melvin Rein Hilda Johnson Rein

Melvin Linus Rein, was born November 26, 1889 in Freehold, Warren County, Pennsylvania.  He died November 26, 1976 in Jamestown, New York.  He was the son of Charles Johnson Rein and Hattie Louise Nelson.  He married Hilda Sofia Josefina Johnson November 27, 1914.  She was born February 01, 1895 in Wetmore, McKean Co., Pennsylvania and died November 17, 1983 in Jamestown, New York.  She was the daughter of Gustaf Johnson and Carina.

Melvin and Hilda had three children:  Louise, Caryl and Helen.

From the obituary of Melvin L. Rein:  

"Melvin L. Rein, 86, of 39 Ohio Ave., Lakewood, died at 8:20 a.m. Monday (Jan. 26, 1976) in WCA Hospital. He was owner of the Lutheran Book Store, 114 N. Main St., retiring in 1973.

Mr. Rein was born in Lake Hill, Pa., Nov. 26, 1889 the son of Charles J. and Hattie Louise Nelson Rein. A former employee of Clark Hardware in Jamestown, he owned the ABC Store in Cambridge Springs, Pa. before returning here in 1944.

Mr. Rein was later employed by the George B. Pitts Co. For many years he was lay minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Sugargrove, Pa., and an active member of Gideons International.

He was a member of the First Covenant Church, where he was active in the Young People's Society. He and his wife, the former Hilda J. Johnson, observed their 61st wedding anniversary November 27, 1975."

From the obituary of Hilda J. Rein:

"Hilda J. Rein 88, formerly of 39 Ohio Ave., Lakewood, died at 5:20 a.m. today (Nov. 17, 1983) in Hultquist Care Center on the Ecumenical Campus. She was the widow of Melvin L. Rein, who died Jan. 26, 1976. They observed their 61st wedding anniversary Nov. 27, 1975.

Mr. and Mrs. Rein were co-owners of the Lutheran Book Store.

A Jamestown area resident most of her life, she was born Feb. 1, 1895, in Wetmore, Pa. Mrs. Rein was a member of the First Covenant Church and Jamestown Camp of Gideons Auxiliary."

Hilda and Melvin Wedding
Melvin and Hilda Wedding
Louise Rein
Melvin, Hilda, Louise, Caryl Rein
Louise and Caryl School Photo
Louise, Helen and Caryl Rein
Helen  Rein
Family Reunion (Helen Rein center)
Helen Rein
Melvin, Hilda, Caryl, Helen and Louise Rein
Melvin, Hilda and kids
Louise, Caryl and Helen Rein
Melvin and Hilda
Melvin and Hilda
Louise Rein
Helen Rein
Helen Rein
Helen Rein Graduation from Nursing School

Melvin and Hilda
Roger and Gary
Caryl, Sally and kids

Rein grandchildren
Caryl, Sally and kids
Shirley, Nancy, Steve, Susan, Mark, Caryl, Richard, Sally, Jon
Jeff, Susan, Nancy, Shirley, John, Richard, Mark, Steve
Susan, Martha, Nancy, Gary, Jon, Jane, Jeff, Shirley, Mark, Roger, Steve, and Richard
Melvin, Hilda, Caryl, Louise and Helen


Melvin and Hilda's Tombstone

Rein Reunion, 1990

Rein Reunion, 1990
Rein Reunion, 1990

Chris and Martha, 1990

Anna, 1990

Marie, 1990

Caryl, 1990

Cousins, 1998

Cousins, 1998

Chris and Martha, 2001

Ancestors of Hilda Sofia Josephina Johnson