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Mary Magdalena "Polly" Ashbaugh Richter
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1833
Death: May 28, 1919


Mary Ashbaugh (Polly) was born in 1834. In 1854 Mary married Boniface Richter, M.D. Dr. Richter was born in Baden, Germany on November 30, 1820 a son of George and Lizzetta (Stennett) Richter, a French orphan. Dr. Richter's father for many years held the position of forest inspector under the German government. His family numbered the following children: Nancy; Frederick a resident of Geneva, Switzerland; Frank of New York; Boniface; Paulina, a teacher of music in Yeddo, Japan and August a confectioner who died in New York.

Dr. Richter acquired an excellent education in the war against Denmark in which he served for two years. In Germany he also studied medicine and on crossing the Atlantic in 1850 located in New York, where he engaged in practice for nine months. Later he lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and in May 1852 he moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. On coming to Clarion Co. he opened an office in Monroe, where his skill and ability soon won recognition and gained for him a large and lucrative practice. During the Civil War Boniface was commissioned surgeon of the 98th P.V.I. in which he served four months. For fifty-two years he was actively engaged in practice, and met with success. In religious belief, Mary and Boniface were Lutherans; and in politics Republicans. Mary died in 1919 and Boniface died Nov. 19, 1911. They are buried at the Lutheran Cemetery at Blairs Corners, Clarion Co. They were blessed with nine children.
Family links: 
  Daniel Ashbaugh (1793 - 1871)
  Mary (Anna Maria) Best Ashbaugh (1797 - 1882)
  William Frank Ashbaugh (1822 - 1898)*
  John Ashbaugh (1825 - 1902)*
  Lydia Lovina Ashbaugh Klingler (1830 - 1868)*
  Mary Magdalena Ashbaugh Richter (1833 - 1919)
  Andrew John Ashbaugh (1835 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Paul Union Cemetery
Wentlings Corners
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Mona Anderson
Record added: May 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10924360
Mary Magdalena Polly <i>Ashbaugh</i> Richter
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