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REICHin Burma

Journal by petersim

I have discovered that I have two great grandfathers named REICH, one on my father's side and one on my mother's. Let's hope they were different people.

Both were in Burma (now Myanmar) in the late 19th century.

I've managed to extract this information from my 93 year old aunt.

It is difficult to extract more.

If there are any REICH hunters out there scouring south east asia I would be interested to hear from you.

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on 2007-05-05 05:24:43

My family connection via Burma includes names of
Richardson, Irving, Reich, Sim (and/or Sime)

Monifieth, in Scotland, I suspect has marriage birth data for at least two ancestors.

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by allycat on 2007-05-05 06:55:53
by zenamoran on 2012-02-05 04:07:18

Two generations of my Burma Reichs. Maybe you will recognise some names.

Hans Christian Frederick Reich (Fritz) son of Gerhard Frederic Hans Reich was born in Schleswig Holstein, Germany.

Hans Christian Frederick Reich married Isabella Black on 14 June 1878 at St Matthews Anglican Church, Moulmein, Burma.

Their children:

1. Berthold Reich

2. Henry Reich was born in Rangoon, Burma. He married Maggie DVagus in Burma. He died in Burma.

3. Christiana Isabella Anne Reich was born on 11 May 1879 in Rangoon, Burma. She died in Bangalore, India.

4. Emil Heindrick Frederick Reich was born on 8 June 1881 in Rangoon, Burma. He married Mary Alice Innes on 23 April 1906 in Rangoon, Burma. He died on 21 April 1967 in Nelson, New Zealand.

5. William Charles Reich was born on 15 April 1883 in Rangoon Burma.

6. Johanna Amelia Reich was born on 26 March 1885 in Rangoon, Burma.

7. Amelia Elizabeth Reich was born on 29 November 1887 in Rangoon, Burma. She died in Rangoon, Burma.

Children of Emil Heindrick Frederick Reich (Grand-dad Fred) and Mary Alice Innes:

1. Phyllis Mona Edna Reich was born on 27 September 1907 in Rangoon, Burma. She married Albert James Tingley in Rangoon, Burma. She died on 14 June 1942 at Tagap Ga on the trek to India escaping the Japanese. Her daughters Iris and Elley died a few days later.

2. Iris Beryl Reich was born on 29 June 1909 in Rangoon, Burma. She married Ian Thomas Robertson on 23 March 1940 in Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand. She died on 8 August 1997 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She had one son who died in December 2009.

3. Bertha Eileen Reich was born on 17 October 1910 in Rangoon, Burma. She married Warren Malcolm Wakelin Cuttance on 14 May 1949 at St Andrews Church, Wellington, New Zealand. She died on 30 November 1999 in Wellington. She had no children.

4. Zena Violet Reich was born on May 6 1912 in Rangoon, Burma. She married Claude Evan Frances Jones on 26 May 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand. She died on 9 October 1984 in Wellington. She has one daughter in New Zealand.

5. Joyce Reich was born in 1914 in Rangoon, Burma. She died in 1914.

6. Frederick Oswald Reich was born on 31 July 1916 in Rangoon, Burma. He married Jean Galoway on 14 June 1950 in Dumbarton, Scotland. He died in 2009 in Scotland. His three daughters live in Scotland.

7. Gwendoline Flora Reich was born on 21 July 1917 in Rangoon, Burma. She married Clarence John Barlow on 4 July 1940 at St Pauls Church, Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand. She died on January 21 2012. Her son and daughter live in Marlborough, New Zealand.

8. Sylvia Reich was born in 1918 in Rangoon, Burma. She died in 1918.

by petersim on 2012-02-06 06:20:12

Christiana definitely resonates.
I remember her with some terror.
I was only 6 or 7 and staying with grandpa in Bangalore on my way to NZ.
I had just left the security of (?) (revolvers, rifles) life in Burma
to Grandpa's house in Bangalore.
Actually have happy memories of Bangalore, somewhere there are photos.

I can recall sliding on my belly down the path from the front door to the gate at Bangalore during a monsoon downpour.

As I understand it Christiana took over domestic arrangements in my grand fathers house after my grand mother died, associated with my fathers birth in 1916.

One of her sisters would have been my grand mother, On your info I would guess Amelia.

by petersim on 2012-02-22 00:32:31

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