picture is the color guard posting the colors, l. to r. Brett Osborn, Bill Schwetke, Thomas "Chip" Daniel (US Flag), Paul Christensen, Richard Tyler, Marc Robinson, Sean Carrigan and Doug Hall.
On 22 October 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted a patriot grave marking ceremony to honor Hans Casper Rinker. The ceremony was held at the Back Creek Quaker Cemetery in Gainesboro, Virginia. Rinker was born 1727 in Switzerland and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1743. He married Maria Schultz 11 April 1757 in Germantown, Pennsylvania and started a family of seven children. Rinker joined the Virginia Militia prior to 1775, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He was recommended to replace Robert White as Company Commander on 1 April 1777 and promoted to Captain. He died 17 April 1804 and along with Maria is buried at the Back Creek Quaker Cemetery.
The ceremony was emceed by Dale Corey with Chaplain duties performed by the Reverend Jim Simmons. The Colonel James Wood II Chapter Color Guard presented the colors and fired a musket salute under the command of Brett Osborn. Guard members included Sean Carrigan, Paul Christensen, Thomas "Chip" Daniel, Doug Hall, Marc Robinson, Richard Tyler and dual member from the Culpeper Minutemen Bill Schwetke. Wreaths were presented by Thomas "Chip" Daniel (Colonel James Wood II), Doug Hall (Order of Founders and Patriots) and Bill Schwetke (Culpeper Minutemen) with the unveiling performed by descendant Marshall DeHaven
Second picture is the wreath presentation, l. to r. Doug Hall, Bill Schwetke and Thomas "Chip" Daniel.
Third picture is the musket squad firing a salute, l. to r. Bill Schwetke, Paul Christensen, Thomas "Chip" Daniel, Brett Osborn, Marc Robinson and Sean Carrigan. (Photos courtesy of Deborah Corey.)