Martha Magdalane Richter was the daughter of Charles (Carl) Gottleib Richter from Saxony and Augusta Emilie Young (Jung) from Prussia. She was born September 12, 1879 in Le Sueur County, Minnesota, and lived there until her father moved the family to Igo in 1886.
Since Artie and Martha were
seven years old when they arrived in Shasta County, they must have met
at school. July 1, 1901 they were married and started to raise their children:
|Carl Bascom||b. 1902, Igo||d. 1991||m. Erma Gertrude Kendall|
|Otto Lee||b. 1904, S.F.||d. 1992, Ore.||m. Annie Florence Smith|
||b. 1905, S.F.
||d. Feb.19, 1990
||m. Alvin Ebenezer Spiers
m. Robert Scott
m. James Doughty
m. Robert. Eugene Bender
|Leola Martha||b. 1908, S.F.||d. 1973||m. George Vernon Fowler
m. Frank Sheperson
|Florence Ellen||b. 1910, Igo||d. 1931|
|Chrystal Bessie||b. 1910, Igo||d. 2002||m. Homer Eslie Williams|
|Arnold William||b. 1912, Ono||d. 2001||m. Anita Williams
m. Maree Alice Barker
||b. 1919, Igo
||m. Kathryn Kirschenmann
m. Dell Louise Myers
|Alfred Eugene||b. 1923||d. 1927|
Martha spent her later years caring for foster children and grandchildren when she stayed with her various children. She died May 20, 1970 in Redding and was buried with her husband in Igo.
Source: Shasta Historical Society - Feb 2000