Kate Reinking was born October
14, 1856 in Mendocino County. Her parents had come from Manchester, Indiana
in a covered wagon. She had eight brothers and sisters. In 1876, she and
Herman were married; all their of their seven children were born in Mendocino
|Harry||b. Apr. 17, 1879||d. Nov. 5, 1918 in Redding|
|Minnie||b. 1881||d. 1916 in Mexico||m. Frank Edwards|
|Herman||b. Aug. 19, 1883||d. Apr. 15, 1903 in Redding|
|Fred||b. May 30, 1885||d. 1952 in San Francisco|
|Ruth||b. Sep. 4, 1889||d. Aug. 15, 1970 in Redding||m. John P Webb|
|Evelyn||b. Oct. 2, 1891||d. May 10, 1993 in Fairfield||m. Albert Jones|
|Alex||b. June 12, 1893||d. Feb. 20, 1986 in Oakland||m. Elsie Schuchert|
As he grew older, Herman spent less time at Terry's Round Mountain mill and more time at the lumberyard on north Court Street. He worked for Terry Lumber Company until his retirement. On September 23, 1920, Herman died in his home in Redding.
Kate spent her remaining years being a neighbor, mother and grand-mother to the people around her. On July 3 1947, Kate died at her son's home in Oakland.
Both Herman and Kate and four of their seven children are buried in the Redding Cemetery. Most of their children remained in Shasta County, but only two have descendants still living in the County.
Source: Shasta Historical Society - May 2001