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bullet Daniel Rex Parents: George Adam Rex and Barbara.


bullet Elisabeth Rex was born about 1795 in PA.(9) (72)(4) (5) Elisabeth is apparently the daughter of George Adam and Barbara Rex. Among several pieces of supporting evidence, is the fact that her maiden name is Rex as given in Lydia's death record and she and her son, Joshua, are living with Barbara Rex, age 84, in the 1860 census. Barbara is the widow of George Adam Rex, who is the son of Bernard Jacob, son of George Rex the founder of the Rex family in Washington Twp, Lehigh, PA. Parents: George Adam Rex and Barbara .

She was married to Valentin Schleicher before 1817.(73) Valentin and Elisabeth lived for a short period in Union Twp, Huntingdon, PA. By late 1818, they moved to Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh, PA. This is the same town where her parents are living. Children were: Elizabeth ? Schleicher, Lydia Schleicher, Salome Schleicher, Margareth Schleicher, Owen Schleicher, Daniel Schleicher, Levi ? Schleicher, Paul Schleicher, Catharina Schleicher, Joshua Schleicher.


bullet George Rex(6) was born in 1682 in Germany. (6) He died on 18 Oct 1772 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.(6) He was buried from St Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA. Neither his nor his wife's gravestones have survived. "Hans Juerg Rueger (George Rex), a blacksmith, was the founder of this Rex family of Lehigh county, PA". "He apparently arrived at the port of Philadelphia before the systematic recording of ship manifests. He is first recorded 10 Jun 1720 when he purchased from Claus Braun 27 acres on the road leading from Philadelphia to North Wales (now Germantown Ave at Chestnut Hill]. 'George Ruger' appeared at Philadelphia Court 17 Aug 1728 and swore that he witnessed Pastor Anthony Jacob Henkel's nuncupative will on 12 Aug 1728. On 8 Jun 1729 he purchased 60 acres in Philadelphia County from William Harmer. On 16 Dec 1733 Barbara Reuger and Christoph Ottinger stood as sponsors at the batism of Margaretha Barbara, daughter of Leonhardt Kueffer. On 22 Dec 1739 Georg was granted a patent for 400 acres on a branch of Trout Creek in Heidelberg Township, Bucks [now Lehigh] County. On 16 Sep 1743 he bought 11 acres adjoining his homestead [at Chestnut Hill] from Bernhard Kepler, and in 1743 he purchased 50 acres in Springfield, Philadelphia [now Montgomery] County, from the estate of Herman Grotehause. In 1746 Georg and Barbara Rieger had a son baptized at St. Michael's Church, where on 12 Apr 1747 Jurg and Barbara Rieger sponsored the baptism of Rahel, daughter of Herman and Maria Grothausen. On 16 Dec 1749 he was granted a patent for 152 acres in Heidelberg Township [in present Lehigh County].

" On 20 Dec 1749 Georg Ruger and Barbara (X) Rex conveyed 276 acres in Heidelberg Township to their son Georg, and 276 acres in the same township to their son Jacob. This is the last record of Barbara Rex. By indenture (apparently in lieu of a will) dated 29 Oct 1762 Georg Rux, of Germantown Twp, yeoman, conveyed his entire personal and real estate to his sons George, William, Jacob, Christopher, John and Abraham Rex. He signed his name Georg Ruger on the receipt for 5 shillings".

He was married to Barbara about 1719. Children were: Bernard Jacob Rex.


bullet George Rex was born on 6 Mar 1793.(6) Parents: George Adam Rex and Barbara .


bullet George Adam Rex was born on 11 Jan 1766 in Heidelberg Church, Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh, PA. He appeared on the census in 1800 in Whitehall Twp, Northampton, PA. (8) This census lists, Geo. A. Rex:

3m < 10 yrs 2f < 10 yrs
26<= 1m < 45 yrs 26 <= 1f < 45 yrs

He appeared on the census in 1820 in Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh, PA. (9) This census lists, George Adam Resc:

16 <= 0m < 18 10 <= 1f < 16
16 <= 1m < 26 26 <= 1f < 45
1m > 45

He appeared on the census in 1830 in Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh, PA. (72) This census lists George A. Rex:

30 <= 1m < 40 20 <= 1f < 30
60 <= 1m < 70 50 <= 1f < 60

He appeared on the census in 1840 in Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh, PA. (59) This census lists, George A. Rex:

1m < 5 yrs 40 <= 1f < 50 yrs
70 <= 1m < 80 yrs 60 <= 1f < 70 yrs

He died before 1850. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Washington Twp, Lehigh, PA.(4) This census lists, Barbara Rex, widow:

Rex, Barbara, widow, 74 yrs, PA
Kuhner, Elizabeth, 54 yrs, PA
Schlicher, Joshua, 14 yrs, PA

He appeared on the census in 1860 in Washington Twp, Lehigh, PA. (5) This census lists:

Schleicher, Joshua, 23 yrs, day laborer
Schleicher, Elizabeth, 65 yrs,
Rex, Barbara, 84 yrs
Wert, Elizabeth, 45 yrs
Schleicher, Levi, 30 yrs, day laborer Parents: Bernard Jacob Rex and Anna Elisabeth Arner.

He was married to Barbara before 1800. (3) Children were: George Rex, Elisabeth Rex, Daniel Rex.


bullet Anna Elizabeth Richard was born on 17 Sep 1854 in Caroga TWP, Fulton, NY. Anna was most likely born somewhere near Newkirk Mills, where her mother's family resided and presumably her parents lived when first married. She generally went by her middle name, Elizabeth and apparently lived most of her married life in Mohawk. She died on 24 Nov 1905 in Mohawk, Herkimer, NY. (3) In the cemetery records, Anna's name is listed as Richard, however, on her gravestone it is inscribed as Reichard. Her obituary reads as follows:

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Anna Elizabeth Richard Lawrence
from a Herkimer, Herkimer, NY newspaper - 24 Nov 1905

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth, wife of Henry Lawrence, died at 3 o'clock this morning at her home in Walnut street, Mohawk, after an illness of several weeks' duration. Deceased was 50 years of age and was well known and held in high esteem by all knowing her. There survives three sons, Albert of Herkimer, George and Ralph of Mohawk, also a daughter, Mrs. George Bacon of Mohawk. Deceased was a member of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F. and of the Ilion Tent, Ladies of the Maccabees. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock from her late home.

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She was buried in Mohawk Cemetery, Mohawk, Herkimer, NY. Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer .

She was married to Henry Lawrence in 1873.(3) Henry's proper name may have been William Henry Lawrence. He came to Reynold Bridge, Connecticut in 1864 and later came to Ilion as a young man. After Anna's death, he went back to Conn. for 5 years and then returned to Herkimer to work in the H.M. Quackenbush factory and died there. He was a resident of Mohawk for 25 years and worked in the Remington shops in Ilion as a metal polisher. Children were: Albert H. Lawrence, George Lawrence, Ralph Lawrence, Mabel Lawrence.


bullet George Daniel Richard was born in Mar 1863 in Ohio, Herkimer, NY. (32)(3) He died on 30 Oct 1926 in Ohio, Herkimer, NY.(32) (3)(55) His obituary reads:

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George D. Richards:
Little Falls Evening Times, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY - Nov 1926

HUNTER DROPPED DEAD.

George D. Richards, East Herkimer, a Heart Disease Victim in Town of Ohio.

Herkimer, Nov 1 - When George D. Richards, sturdy East Herkimer man, left home Saturday for a hunting trip he little realized that it was a case of going to his old home town to die, but such proved to be the case. In company with some friends Mr. Richards set out Saturday afternoon to comb the woods of the town of Ohio for deer. The party began their quest near Gray. Mr. Richards had not been out long before he complained of feeling faint. He lay down for a short time and soon passed away. Dr. Leeds of Poland, the nearest doctor, was summoned, but Mr. Richards had been dead some time before his arrival, Heart diseease was the cause. Mr. Richards suffered from that ailment and did a hard day's work before going into the woods. Overexertion caused his death. Deceased was one of a large family of Mr. and Mrs. John Richards of Wilmurt, and was born in that town, now a part of Ohio, 63 years ago. When a young man he came to this village. He was a charter member of the Down and Out club and also held memberships in the Royal Arcanum and East Herkimer Fish and Game club. He is survived by his widow, one daughter and four sons; also by one sister, Mrs. Mary Evans, East Herkimer, and two brothers, Dr. Martin A. Richards, Little Falls and Albert E. Richards, Springfield, Mass. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Vruwink of Albany officiating. Interment in Oak Hill.

******************** He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY.(3) George may or may not have moved with his parents to Herkimer around 1882, however, in either case, in the 1892 state census, he was a farmer in Wilmurt. About 1892, the family moved to Herkimer and in the 1900 census, George was a farmer on a rented farm in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. By this time, George and Mary had 6 children, with only four surviving. In the 1910 census, he is found in Inlet, Hamilton county!

Richards, Geo. D. Head, w, m, 46, married 25 yrs, b. NY, parents born in Germany, occupation: forman, nature of business: mill, rents a house.
Mary, E., wife, w, f, 45, married 25 yrs, b. MI, 7 children, 5 surviving, parents born in NY
Walter, son, w, m, 16, single, born in NY
Nellie, daughter, w, f, 14, single, born in NY
Geo., son, w, m, 8, single, born in NY

Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth Lowell on 15 Nov 1885 in Universalist Church, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. (74) Children were: (child) Richard, Charles Edward Richard, Frank L. Richard, Alice Mary Richard, Walter Raymond Richard, Nellie Mae Richard, George Daniel Richard , Jr..


bullet John Melchior Richard(75) was born on 28 Sep 1856 in Caroga TWP, Fulton, NY.(76) His mother's family was from Newkirk Mills in Caroga TWP. Thus he most likely was born in or around Newkirk Mills. As a child, his family moved from Fulton County to Ohio, Herkimer County in 1862 and then to Wilmurt, Herkimer County in 1865. In 1880, he married Emily in Wilmurt. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1883/84 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1886/87 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1892 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He was elected as County Sheriff between 1903 and 1906 in Herkimer County, NY. The family resided in the residence area of the old Jail house in Herkimer during this time. He died on 8 Dec 1922 in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. (77) His obituary reads:

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The Journal and Courier, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY - 12 Dec 1922

Death of Prominent Herkimer Man.

John M. richards died Friday afternoon at his home on North Main Street, Herkimer. Death was the result of injuries to his heart, sustained when thrown from an automobile about six years ago. Deceased was one of eight children, the family of John C. and Henrietta Fisher Richards of the town of Wilmurt. The father, a big lumber dealer, represented the town in the board of Supervisors, as did the son John. The latter followed his father in the lumber business, coming to Herkimer after the lumber supply in the vicinity of his mill in Wilmurt had become exhausted. After coming to Herkimer he was associated with Daniel F. Strobel and other big men in the lumber business in harvesting timber supplies of certain big properties.

In 1903, he was elected Sheriff, defeating Sylvanus J. Waters of this city for the office, and it is a coincidence that he follows Mr. Waters in death by nine days. Mr. Richards was a member of the Newport lodge of Masons, The Little Falls Commandery, K. T. and the Utica Shriners.

Mr. Richards is survived by his wife, who was Miss Emily Maheux of Morehouseville; one son, William; three daughters, Mrs. Leroy Finster, Mrs Harry Humphrey and Mrs. Leroy Yale, all of Herkimer; three brothers, Dr. M. A. Richards of Little Falls, George of East Herkimer and Albert of Springield, Mass. and one sister, Mary A. Evans of East Herkimer.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the Herkimer masonic temple, in charge of the Little Falls Commandery, Rev. M. Hydon of the Herkimer Methodist Church officiating.

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He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. (78) John and his brother William owned a partnership called the Richards Bros. as lumbering contractors. By 1888 they owned a saw mill with a large circular saw, in the town of Wilmurt. The saw mill was originally leased by the brothers from the Hinckley family. It was originally owned by Gardner Hinckley, while he lived "near the Hinckley Bridge" from 1842 to 1854. Gardner's home burned in 1853 and he relocated to the village that was later named after him in 1854. The circular saw was an improvement made by John and William in the late 1800s. They are listed in an 1888-9 Herkimer County Directory, as Richard Bro.'s in Wilmurt under the classification of saw mills.

In their rental agreement the description of the location of the saw mill is as follows:

"Beginning at the Hinckley Bridge and following the road leading to the home farm of the said J. M. Richard, until said road strikes the woods; thence along the edge of said woods to the Four-mile Creek; thence down said Four-mile Creek to the point where said Creek joins the West Canada Creek; thence up said West Canada Creek to the place of beginning, containing five acres of land, more or less."

At a later date, John (and possibly William) became partners in a lumber business with Daniel F. Stroebel - owners of Butler Lake and Atwood Lake camps. John also served as town supervisor for Wilmurt; a one year position, which he held four different times.

William lived with John's family until at least 1900. About 1902, the family moved to Herkimer, when the lumber in the vicinity of the saw mill became depleted. John built a large home at 412 N. Main St. in Herkimer and was elected sheriff of Herkimer County in 1903 and served until 1906. The 'Gillette trial' of a well known adirondack murder, which has been documented in several books and a play, including the book "An Adirondack Tragedy", took place in Herkimer near the end of John's term as sheriff. One article that mentions John's involvement in the invetigation efforts for the murder case has the following section:

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From the Herkimer newspaper, 13 Aug 1906:

Gillette's Tennis Racquet Found

Recovered by Sheriff Richard and Under Sheriff Klock Saturday Morning

Was Hidden by the Side of an Old Log on the Night of the Alleged Murderer's Flight from Big Moose to Eagle Bay -- Prisoner Gave Information to Under Sheriff Klock -- An Unsuccessful Search for the Missing Umbrella -- Pond Lilies Picked from Lake Where Brown Girl's Body was Found, Given to Gillette -- Gillette Visitors Refused Admission to the Jail.

The latest development in the Gillette case is the finding by Sheriff John M. Richard of the missing tennis racket which Gillette was known to have had when he and Grace Brown went for the fatal ride on Big Moose Lake. The racquet was found Saturday morning about 915 o'clock about a half a mile from the outlet of Big Moose Lake and about seventy-five feet from the road leading from Big Moose to Eagle Bay.

[The article continues with much detail on how the racquet was found, a search for the missing umbrella was unsuccessful, and that under-Sherriff Klock offered some lilies which he picked in this vicinity to Gillette, and also mentions Turnkey Evans, a brother-in-law of John's is no longer allowing visitors to see Gillette.]

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I believe that by the time of the trial, John was no longer county Sherriff. As he was nearing the end of his term, it seems as though he played a low-keyed role in the investigation, as in most of the accounts provided about the investigation and the trial, it appears that both under-Sherriff Klock and the District Attorney Ward are primarily mentioned.

I also found a reference to a John Richards who was a Blue Mountain Lake guide during part or all of the 1880's and 1890's. This would have been about the right time frame and certainly the same region, however I don't know for sure if it is the same John. A younger brother, Christian was known as a favorite guide and I have found evidence that nearly all of John C. Richard's boys were fond of the outdoors and were woodsmen.

The following account was written by the Herkimer paper columnist, Silas Kim, probably during the first half of the 2Oth century. He called John Richard "A Sterling Product" from the Town of Ohio, Herkimer County. "The town of Ohio has furnished many men who have been conspicuous in the business and social life of not only Herkimer County, but on New York State."

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RICHARD CITED AS EXAMPLE

As the subject of this little sketch, I am selecting one of those Ohio lads and placing him before the boys of today as an example worthy of imitation.

John M. Richard, the son of John Christopher Richard and Henrietta Fisher, was born in the town of Caroga, Fulton County, September 28, 1856. His father was born in Germany at Oberstein on the Rhine and came to this country when he was 19. He was a goldsmith but never followed this trade here but went into the lumbering business instead. He settled on Bleeker, Montgomery County. His name soon became Richard, as the German pronunciation proved too hard to use.

His mother was born in Saxony, near Holland. She came to this country when 6 years old. Her people settled in Bleeker, where she met and married John Christopher Richard.

John M. was the second child born of this union and came when a boy with his parents to the sandlots of Ohio. This country had been pictured as very productive, growing all things in abundance. Not finding things as they expected, they moved farther north and finally settled in the town of Wilmurt, which has now been divided into Webb and Ohio.

January 18, 188O, John M. Richard married Emily Maheux and took her to his home, owned jointly with his brother William. It was known as the Harvey Place. The brothers formed a partnership which lasted all their lives. William made his home with them and by hard work their farm became one of the most prosperous in that township.

Mr. Richard, not being wholly content with farming and having a natural ability for lumbering, decided to branch out. In winter they made hemlock and spruce shingles, also barrel staves and sold bark to tanneries. A few years later they decided to lumber on a larger scale.

Finding it too slow to draw the logs by team to Hinkley or Poland, they rented the old Hinkley up-and-down saw mill, situated on the West Canada Creek about a mile and a half from their home. Later they bought the mill and put in a turbine water wheel and circular saw. The mill was operated by brother William.

John was venturesome and even tried his hand at keeping store, which he had in his own home. This failed because of his generosity was too great. He never stopped his lumbering activities and was finally employed by the Hinkley Fiber Company as a timber cruiser.

It was while working for them that he took a trip to Canada to look at forests there. It was a hard trip, made in winter with temperatures at times 6O degrees below zero. Snowshoeing was hard there as snow conditions were different and he and his guide could make but four or five miles a day. It seemed strange to him as 12 to 15 miles a day on snowshoes was the average day's travel here.

They stopped in an abandoned loggers camp at the end of one day's trip and had to melt the frost off the door. Mr. Richard rode behind dogs on a dog sled and once was nearly drowned in the ice filled St. Lawrence river, but these things he considered part of his job and felt they added color to his life.

EXPERT TIMBER ESTIMATOR

He earned an enviable reputation as an estimator of timber and how much a tract would cut. One such instance in particular, gives an idea of his knowledge. On a 3OO acre wood lot he estimated within five cords the exact amount cut.

He served his town as supervisor for three terms. He was an ardent Republican and was a typical old time politician. In 19O2, he moved his family to East Herkimer where they resided one year. In 19O3 he was elected Sheriff of Herkimer County and served one term. It was during his term of office that the much talked of Chester Gillette trial took place.

From then on he made his home in the village of Herkimer where he resided until his death. In 1913 he went into partnership with Dan F. Strobel. They bought the Hinkley family plot of land known as the Butler Lake tract. After cutting off the timber, Mr. Richard became interested in reforesting and through his efforts the Butler Lake tract has been set out with approximately 1OO,OOO pine.

He gave the American Legion 5O acres of land, which they have reforested and also interested many others in the idea. Mr Richard was a friendly man and generous - a man of the out-of-doors. He died December 8, 1922.

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Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

He was married to Emily Mary Maheux on 18 Jan 1880 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. (79) John and Emily were married at the residence of Jerry Flansburg in Wilmurt, by Rev. Peter Daly. John's mother-in-law, Adell Maheux, lived with John and Emily from the time of their marriage until her death in Wilmurt in 1902. Children were: William Oscar Richard, Arthur Richard, Nettie Alice Richard, Blanche Adell Richard, Gladys Agnes Richard.


bullet William Henry Richard was born on 5 Jun 1853 in Caroga TWP, Fulton, NY. (80) William was most likely born near Newkirk Mills where his mother's family lived and his parents presumably lived when they were first married. He was elected as Justice of the Peace about 1888 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. (81) His term expired 1 Jan 1892. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1899/1900 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1903/4 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1914/15 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He died on 30 May 1920 in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY.(82) His obituary reads:

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Little Falls Evening Times, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY - 1 June 1920

DEATH OF WILLIAM H. RICHARDS

Was Former Supervisor of the Town of Wilmurt - Leaves a Brother in This City

Herkimer, June 1 - William H. Richards died Sunday evening at his home on North Main street, following a stroke of paralysis which he sustained several years ago. Mr. Richards was born at Caroga in 1853, but came to this village at the age of 10. He was the oldest son of the late John C. Richards and Henrietta Fischer. About 40 years ago he formed a partnership with his brother, John M. Richards, under the firm name of Richards brothers, and the engaged in the lumber business in what was then the town of Wilmurt. In politics the deceased was a Democrat. He was a great lover of outdoor life and was a man who commanded the warm regard of his fellows. Surviving are four brothers and two sisters, as follows: John M. Richards of this place, Martin A. of Little Falls, George D. of Atwell, Albert E. of Springfield, Mass., Mrs. Henrietta Hall and Mrs. Mary Evans of Herkimer. The funeral will be held from the late home at 2'oclock tomorrow afternoon.

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(Note: William did not come to Herkimer at the age of 10!! However, he did come to Herkimer County, to the town of Wilmurt at about 10 years of age. He was a resident of Wilmurt until sometime close to his death. Also, on legal documents he and his brother John usually signed their names without the 's') He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY.(83) He was never married. William and his brother John were partners in the co-partnership firm of Richard Bros. in Wilmurt. This lumber contracting firm owned and operated a large circular saw by 1888. After John was married, William lived with him and his family including John M's mother in law. When the lumber in the vicinity of the saw mill was depleted, about 1902, John's family moved from Wilmurt to Herkimer. William did not move with the family, as he stayed in Wilmurt and continued to run the saw mill. He was the town supervisor of Wilmurt in 1899-1900, 1903-1904 and 1914-1915. However, by his death in 1920, he had moved to Herkimer, where most of his siblings then lived.

Both William and John apparently dropped the 's' off their last name, sometime during their lifetime. William is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in the same plot as John Melchior and Emily Mary Maheux Richard. Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer .


bullet Albert Edward Richards was born on 28 Aug 1871 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He died on 1 Dec 1937 in Springfield, Hampden, MA. He was buried on 4 Dec 1937 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY.(66) Albert was of Little Falls in 1890. At the age of 27, he enlisted, on 2 May 1898, at Mohawk, Herkimer, NY to serve two years during the Spanish-American war. He mustered in as a Corporal, Company G, 2nd NY Volunteers Infantry on 16 May 1898 and mustered out with the company on 1 Nov 1898 at Herkimer, NY. In 1901, he lived in Herkimer, but by 1902 he moved to Springfield, MA, where he founded the Springfield Civil Service and Commercial School in 1902 and lived the rest of his life. Albert's middle name may have veen Elmer rather than Edward.

Ada was married previously, so the surname Caroll may have been her first husband's name rather than her maiden name. Albert, and Ada are buried in the same plot as Albert's parents. Ada's gravestone reads "C. Ada", however, this is considered a mistake by Alison Hoffman who provided Ada's surname.

Albert's obituary appeared in the NY Times and was taken off the Associated Press: Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

He was married to Lulu Weber. Children were: Vere Helene Richards.

He was married to Ada Caroll.


bullet Christian D. Richards was born on 27 Jul 1860 in Caroga TWP, Fulton, NY. (32) He died on 3 Mar 1890 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. (84) He was buried in Ohio Cemetery, Ohio, Herkimer, NY. (32) Christian was most likely born near Newkirk Mills where his mother's family lived and presumably where his parents first lived after their marriage. Christian called himself Chris and his wife called herself Minnie. He was a farmer and a hunting/fishing guide. He and his wife left two small girls when they died of "erysipelas" within a week of one another. The children were then cared for by their grandparents John C. and Henrietta Richards.

Chris's obituary stated that he was a favorite guide... presumably an adirondack or blue mountain guide.

At the time of her death, Mena's relatives lived in Gloversville, Fulton, NY.

Both Chris and his wife are buried in a church cemetery on Ohio City Road in the town of Ohio, NY, Herkimer Co. Their inscriptions read:

C.D. Richard: "A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
which never can be filled"

Mena wf of C.D. Richard: "God in his wisdom has recalled
the boon his hand had given
and though the body molders here
the soul is safe in heaven" Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

He was married to Mena Bandlow. Children were: Lillian Viola Richards, Clara May Richards.


bullet Emma Richards was born in 1868 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. (85) She died before 1880 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. (26) She was not found in the 1880 census with the family. Also, family verbal history from Joan Hanson states that Emma died about 1880. The only reference I have for Emma is the 1870 census, in which she was one year of age. She is not listed in the 1880 census, but in the 1900 census, her mother is listed as having 10 children with 8 surviving and it is known that the only other child to die before 1900 was Christian; all other children are living and listed in the 1900 census. Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.


bullet Henrietta C. Richards was born in 1867 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. (32) She died on 12 Nov 1921 in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. (66)(3) Her obituary reads:

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clipped from a local newspaper, 17 Nov 1921:

Mrs. Judson Hall

Saturday morning at 7 o'clock death came to relieve the sufferings of Henrietta Richards, wife of Judson Hall of East Herkimer. Her death followed an illness of nine weeks, during which time she was confined to her bed, suffering from nervous shock, and at no time was there any hope of her recovery, simply a patient waiting for the end.

Surviving are her husband, Judson Hall, two sons, Albert Hall of Dayton, O., and Raymond Hall of Herkimer, two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Graham of Herkimer and Mrs. Henry Werthman of Columbia Center, four brothers, John M. and George D. Richards of Herkimer, Dr. M. A. Richards of Little Falls and Albert E. Richards of Springfield, MA and one sister Mrs. Mary Evans of East Herkimer. Funeral services will be held from her late home in East Herkimer Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rv. W. D. Conklin officiating, interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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She was buried on 15 Nov 1921 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. (66) Henrietta called herself "Etta". Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

She was married to Judson Hall. Children were: (child) Hall, Albert H. Hall, Estella Virginia Hall, Emily Hall, Raymond J. Hall.


bullet Johan Christian Richards(86) was born on 14 Dec 1827 in Oberstein, Oldenburg, Germany.(87) He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1873 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He was elected as Town Supervisor in 1879/80 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. He died on 26 Dec 1899 in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY.(88) His obituary reads:

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The Journal and Courier, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY - 2 Jan 1900

Herkimer Obituaries

RICHARDS - In Herkimer, Dec 26, 1896 of pneumonia, John C. Richards, aged 72 years.

Mr. Richards formerly resided in Wilmurt and for several years represented that town in the board of Supervisors. He was widely known and Esteemed. During the past eighteen years Mr. Richards resided in the town of Herkimer. He is survived by his wife, five sons, William H. and John M. Richards of Wilmurt, Dr. M.A. Richards of Little Falls, and Albert and George D. Richards of Herkimer, and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Lawrence of Mohawk, Mrs. Judson Hall of Ilion and Mrs William VanAlstyne of East Herkimer.

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He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. (89) Their gravestone reads as follows:

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RICHARDS

John C. Reicherd
Dec. 14, 1827-Dec. 26, 1899
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Henrietta
his wife
Dec. 17, 1835 - May 13, 1912

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John was born "on the Rhine" in Oberstein, Oldenburg, Germany in 1827. Oberstein is now known as Idar-Oberstein and is in an old gem mining region. The area is still well known for gem cutting.

John was a jeweler/goldsmith until 1849, when he came to America. He then was a lumberman in Fulton County, NY. About 1853, he married Henrietta S. Fischer of Newkirk Mills, Caroga TWP, Fulton County. In the 1855, 1860 and 1865. U.S. Federal Census records he is listed as Christian. His immigration records, from Fulton County, also lists him as Christian Richards. In the 1855 census they lived in a log cabin on 50 acres of land, 46 of which were unimproved. In 1862 the family moved to the town of Ohio, Herkimer County and then to Wilmurt in 1865 where he then called himself John C. Richards, starting with the 1870 census, presumably using the name Christian as a middle name. In the 1865 census he owned 150 acres of land, 100 acres of which were unimproved. He was the Ohio town supervisor two different terms, and his sons, John and William, were town supervisors of Wilmurt at varying times over the years that the family lived there.

About 1882, John and Henrietta moved to Herkimer, to a farm on Central Turnpike near the West Canada Creek. Their son Christian and his wife Mena died within a couple of days of each other in 1890. Verbal history states that they died of a local epidemic. According to newspaper accounts, Christian died of erysipelas, a bacterial infection which results in the breakdown of the red blood cells, the hemoglobin builds up under the skin and swells it. It is accompanied by an acute fever. Christian's children, Lillian and Clara, 2 and 4 years of age, were then brought up by John C. and Henrietta.

John died at his east Herkimer home on 11/26/1899 at the age of 72. After his death, Henrietta lived with her daughter Mary Catherine Evans. Parents: Jacob Riecherd and Josephine Ilsabein Anna Elisabeth Mueller , aka Anna Elisabeth Mueller.

He was married to Henrietta S. Fischer about 1853 in prob. Newkirk Mills, Caroga TWP, Fulton, NY. Children were: William Henry Richard, Anna Elizabeth Richard, John Melchior Richard , Martin August Richards, Christian D. Richards, George Daniel Richard, Henrietta C. Richards, Emma Richards, Mary Catherine Richards, Albert Edward Richards.


bullet Martin August Richards was born on 3 Aug 1858 in Caroga TWP, Fulton, NY. (66) Martin was most likely born near Newkirk Mills where his mother's family lived and his parents presumably resided for a few years after their marriage. He died on 1 Apr 1930 in Little Falls, Herkimer, NY. (66) His obituary reads:

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Martin August Richards
Little Falls Evening Times, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY - 1 Apr 1930

Dr. Richards' Death Ends an Active Life
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Honored Citizen Succumbs to Heart Disease
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Had Been Ill for Some Weeks - Was for Years One of the City's Leading Dentists and a Citizen Who Took a Wholesome Interest in Civic Affairs - Was a Member of Board of Education at Time of His Death - Was a Graduate of Fairfield Seminary.

A man who had been prominently connected with the professional and civic life of this city the past 45 years, was removed by death this morning, when Dr. Martin A. Richards passed away at 8 o'clock at his home at 556 East Monroe street. Death came as a relief from a long period of suffering from heart trouble. For the past three years he had been ailing from disease, which became acute eight weeks ago. In the passing of Richards the city loses a man who represented the highest type of citizenship.

Dr. Richards was born near Gloversville August 3, 1858. His parents were the late John Richards and Henrietta Fischer Richards, substantial old residents, who raised a family of ten children. When Martin was very young, the family moved to Wilmurt, where his boyhood was spent. The father was a sturdy man who engaged in agriculture and in lumbering in Wilmurt and held various offices in the town, including that of supervisor.

At the age of 11, Martin set out to make his own way in the world, and as was the custom with ambitious boys of that day he worked on farms for his board, while he went to school in the winter, always with the purpose in mind of securing an education. After completing his studies in the district school, he went to Fairfield seminary and was later graduated from that institution. In the summers, he worked as a cheese maker to secure money with which to continue his studies. After graduating from the seminary, he taught several years in the Barto hill and Salisbury Corners school houses. Later he entered the Philadelphia Dental college, from which he was graduated in 1884.

After his graduation from the Philadelphia Dental college, Dr. Richards went to Herkimer, where he practiced his profession for a year, coming to this city in 1885, his parents previously moving to East Herkimer. Dr. Richards was a man who kept step with all advances in his profession. He was always a student, not only of dentistry, but in all the current activities of life.

For years his office was in the old Wheeler block, now owned by Charles T. Dasey. His devotion to his work resulted in an impairment of his health some years ago, compelling him to relinquish his practice. For a few years he engaged in outdoor work, which improved his physical condition to such an extent that he was able to resume his practice and he established his office in his home where he continued with a lucrative clientele.

The hardships and difficulties Dr. Richards surmounted in securing an education evidently instilled him with a desire to do what he could to promote the cause of learning. For over 20 years he was a member of the board of education, first having been elected and later serving by appointment. At the time of his death he was completing the first year of a six year term. Dr. Richards was an ardent Democrat always active in party affairs and was one of the former county leaders.

Dr. Richards was a man of exemplary character. Always a gentleman, he was considerate and fair in his dealings with others, as he was with his own family, to which he was a devoted husband and father. He was one of the oldest and most active members of the Methodist church and for years was one of its officers. He was also a member of the Little Falls Masonic lodge.

There survive his wife, who was Frances Brockett of Fairfield, whom he married September 14, 1881, and three children, Mabel E., A. Laura, and Allison M. Richards, all of this city; also a brother, Albert E. Richards of Springfield, Mass., and a sister Mrs. Mary Evans of East Herkimer. The funeral will be held form the home Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. H. C. Campbell of the M. E. church will officiate and interment will be made in the cemetery at Salisbury.

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He was buried in Salisbury Rural Cemetery, Salisbury Center, Herkimer, NY. (32)(66) He resided at. Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

He was married to Frances Sarah Brockett on 14 Sep 1881 in Salisbury, Herkimer, NY. (3) At the time of Martin's marriage to Frances, he was living at Fairfield, NY. They were married in her parents home. By 1885, he was a dentist in Little Falls. In an 1888-9 Herkimer County Directory, his business was conducted at 547 East Main and he had a home at 567 Garden. Children were: Mabel Edna Richards, Anna Laura Richards, Allison Martin Richards.


bullet Mary Catherine Richards was born on 20 Jul 1869 in Wilmurt, Herkimer, NY. She died on 9 Apr 1948 in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY. She was buried on 12 Apr 1948 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer, NY.(66) Parents: Johan Christian Richards and Henrietta S. Fischer.

She was married to William Edward VanAlstyne on 19 Dec 1890.(90) Children were: Frances Louise VanAlstyne, James VanAlstyne, Arthur VanAlstyne.

She was married to Evan W. Evans on 15 Dec 1909.(3) (61) Their wedding announcement reads:

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clipped from a local paper, 15 Dec 1909:

Turnkey Evans Weds
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Little Falls, Dec. 15 --- At 11 o'clock this morning at the home of Dr. Marin A. Richards on Diamond street took place the marriage of Miss Mary Van Alstine and Evan W. Evans of Herkimer, Rev. Dr. Marsh of the Methodist Episcopal church performing the ceremony. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting couple witnessed the ceremony. After a wedding lunch the bride and groom left for Boston and other eastern points for their wedding trip. Mrs. Evans is Dr. Richards' youngest sister and Mr. Evans is well known in Herkimer County. having been connected with the Sheriff's Office in Herkimer as turnkey for the past six years.

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Evan was a turnkey under sheriff John M. Richard, Mary's brother. Later Evan ran the Mansion House in Herkimer. Evan and Mary had not children.


bullet Barbara Rieb was born on 20 Jul 1671 in Germany.(11) She died on 25 Nov 1742 in Burgalben, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany. (11)

She was married to Johan Jacob Traxel . Children were: Anna Magdalena Traxel, Peter Traxel, Maria Elisabetha Traxel, Maria Margaretha Traxel, Joh. Heinrich Traxel .


bullet Jacob Riecherd

Children were: Johan Christian Richards .


bulletAnne Marie Elisabeth Riechmann was born about Aug 1785 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. She was christened on 14 Aug 1785 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. She died on 2 Apr 1832 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Cordt Henrich Riechmann and Catharine Elisabeth Thielking .

She was married to Friedrich Wilhelm Thielking on 22 Feb 1818 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Johann Heinrich Christian Thielking, Christine Dorothee Luise Thielking, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Ehrenreich Thielking, Johann Heinrich Christian Thielking , Friedrich Wilhelm Thielking.

She was married to Johann Henrich Wilhelm Rohlfing on 8 Dec 1811 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany.


bullet Cordt Henrich Riechmann was born about Aug 1741 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was christened on 11 Aug 1741 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He died on 16 Nov 1808 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Johan Meinhard Rieckman and Dorthea Lisabeth Wefer .

He was married to Catharine Elisabeth Thielking on 19 Nov 1769 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Anne Marie Elisabeth Riechmann.


bullet 'Barner' Rieckman died about Dec 1679 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 28 Dec 1679 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Cordt Rikman.


bulletAnke Rieckman was born about 1653 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Cord Rieckman and Mrs. Riekman .

She was married to Johan Tileking on 3 Dec 1667 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Johan Hinrich Tielking.


bullet Cord Rieckman

Children were: Anke Rieckman.


bulletJohan Meinhard Rieckman was born about Apr 1702 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. He was christened on 19 Apr 1702 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. He died about Mar 1751 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 1 Apr 1751 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Cordt Rikman and Anne Lisebeth Nobbe.

He was married to Dorthea Lisabeth Wefer on 6 Nov 1729 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Cordt Henrich Riechmann.


bullet Luelff Rieckman was born about 1581. He died about Nov 1671 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 21 Nov 1671 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Reinke Riekman.


bulletMrs. Rieckman died about Jan 1684 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. She was buried on 26 Jan 1684 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Cordt Rikman.


bulletMrs. Riekman was born about 1630. She died about Jul 1669 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. She was buried on 9 Jul 1669 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Anke Rieckman.


bulletReinke Riekman was born about 1629. He died about Nov 1719 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 23 Nov 1719 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Luelff Rieckman and Anke .

Children were: Anna Margreta Rikman.


bulletAnna Margreta Rikman was born about Jan 1676 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. She was christened on 5 Jan 1676 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Reinke Riekman and Gesche.

She was married to Johan Suettmeyer on 4 Mar 1691 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Trin Margretha Suedmeier .


bullet Cordt Rikman was born about 1657. He died about Dec 1721 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 21 Dec 1721 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: 'Barner' Rieckman and Mrs. Rieckman.

He was married to Anne Lisebeth Nobbe on 25 Feb 1687 in Holzhausen, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Johan Meinhard Rieckman.


bullet Anneke Rockeman was born about 1658. Parents: Reinke Rockeman and Gretke.

She was married to Henrich Becke on 6 Jan 1683 in Hahlen, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Anne Maria Heidwick Becker.


bullet Reinke Rockeman was born about 1623. He died about May 1665 in Hahlen, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 3 May 1665 in Hahlen, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Anneke Rockeman.


bulletSusanna Rogers died before 6 May 1777 in Ebberston parish, North Riding, York, England. (46) She was buried on 6 May 1777 in Ebberston parish, North Riding, York, England.(46)

She was married to Johannis Temple on 25 Apr 1727 in Ebberston parish, North Riding, York, England. Children were: Michael Temple, John Temple, Milcah Temple, Thomas Temple, Jane Temple, Martin Temple.


bullet Florens Rohlfing was born about Apr 1698 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was christened on 26 Apr 1698 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He died about Mar 1756 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 21 Mar 1756 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Luedeke Rohlfink and Anke Lohmeyer.

He was married to Trin Margretha Suedmeier on 7 Apr 1720 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Gret Lisabeth Rolfing.


bullet Luedeke Rohlfink was born about 1656. He died about Jun 1711 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 28 Jun 1711 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Reinke Rolfink and Mrs. Rolfink .

He was married to Anke Lohmeyer on 17 Jun 1681 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Florens Rohlfing.


bullet Gret Lisabeth Rolfing was born about Jan 1728 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. She was christened on 23 Jan 1728 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Florens Rohlfing and Trin Margretha Suedmeier .

Children were: Anne Marie Elisabeth Mentmeier .


bulletJohan Rolfink was born about 1599. He died about Mar 1679 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 16 Mar 1679 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Reinke Rolfink.


bulletMrs. Rolfink was born about 1628. She died about May 1668 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. She was buried on 6 May 1668 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany.

Children were: Luedeke Rohlfink.


bulletReinke Rolfink was born about 1630. He died about Mar 1680 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. He was buried on 12 Mar 1680 in Hartum, Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Johan Rolfink.

Children were: Luedeke Rohlfink.


bulletMargarethe Elisabeth RovecKamp.

Children were: Anton Friedrich Cassebaum.


bulletDorothy Royle or Andrews was born in 1617 in England.

Children were: Sarah Heath.


bulletMaria Margarete Rudorfin.

Children were: Johannah Christina Margareta Gluckin.


bulletMarie Elisabeth Ruetter was born about 1800 in Germany.

She was married to Heinrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Kohrs on 7 Nov 1829 in Schnathorst parish, Westfalen, Germany. Children were: Anne Marie Louise Kohrs, Anne Sophie Kohrs, Anne Marie Kohrs.


bullet Susan Sage was born on 10 Oct 1624 in CT?. She died in May 1684.

She was married to George Alexander on 18 Mar 1644 in Windsor, CT. (18) Children were: Abigail Alexander.


bullet Andreas Sauer

Children were: Margaretha Sauer.


bulletMargaretha Sauer. Parents: Andreas Sauer.

She was married to Petrus Stein on 8 Mar 1666 in Feldkal, Germany. (10) Children were: Anna Margaretha Stein.


bullet Milcah Scaley died about 19 Sep 1714 in Ebberston parish, North Riding, York, England. (46)

She was married to Johannis Temple on 9 Apr 1700 in Ebberston parish, North Riding, York, England. (46) Children were: Johannis Temple, Alexander Temple, Thomas Temple, Bartholomy Temple, Francisca Temple, Guliesmus Temple, Georgius Temple, Milcah Temple.


bullet Charlotta Schaetzel was born on 28 Jul 1770 in Erlenkopf, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany. (11) Parents: Joh. Dietrich Schaetzel and Anna Margaretha Stegner .

She was married to Schirmer Johannes Konrad Wolf on 12 Feb 1793 in Lemberg, Phalz, Bavaria, Germany. (19) Children were: Heinrich Wolf Sr., Elisabetha Margaretha Wolf, Susanna Katharina Wolf , Peter Wolf.


bullet Joh. Dietrich Schaetzel was born on 23 Oct 1726 in Weyler?, Germany. (11) He died on 23 Jan 1773 in Pirmasens, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany. (11) He was a carpenter in Erlenkopf, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.(11) Parents: Joh. Jacob Schaetzel.

He was married to Anna Margaretha Stegner on 11 Apr 1758 in Luthersbrunn, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany. (11) Children were: Charlotta Schaetzel .


bullet Joh. Jacob Schaetzel was a carpenter in 1758 in Weyler, Germany. (11)

Children were: Joh. Dietrich Schaetzel .

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