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Gottlieb F. Rickert
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Birth: May 17, 1869
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1909
Spring City
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA


Gotlieb F. Rickert, a well-known resident of Spring City, was found dead in bed early Tuesday morning at his home on Bridge Street, by his housekeeper, Mrs. Mary Adelman. When he retired the evening before he was in fairly good health and his death was a shock to his family and the community.

During the night, about 2 o'clock, Mrs. Adelman was called from her room to that on one of the children. As she passed through the room in which Rickert slept he gave her a cry and fell over dead. Mrs. Oliver Hedrick, a neighbor, was called in, as was Dr. C. A. Spencer, and an examination showed that death must have been instantaneous. The deceased had not been feeling very well, having symptoms of the grippe, but it was not thought to be anything serious.

'Squire J. R. Weikel, deputy coroner, was notified of the death and an inquest was held. Abraham Weikel, Allen D. Dehaven, Peston McVeigh, Frank Gehris, Charles Hedrick and Jesse Wells were selected as a jury.

After listening to the evidence the jury returned a verdict assigning the cause of death to paralysis of the heart.

His death was made doubly sad as four small children survive, two boys and two girls, the mother having died some time ago.

The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon. All services and interment will be held at Zion's Lutheran church at 1:30. Leave house at 1 o'clock.

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Name: Gottlieb Rickert
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: East Vincent Township Spring City borough Ward 4, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Years Married: 3
Birth Date: May 1868
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1897
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Gottlieb Rickert Head M 32 Pennsylvania
Minnie F Rickert Wife F 31 Pennsylvania
Harry S Rickert Son M 3 Pennsylvania
Fredericka Rickert Mother F 74 Germany

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Name: Gotlieb Rickert
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1823-1824
Birthplace: Wurtemberg
Page Number: 10
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Gotlieb Rickert M 46 Wurtemberg
Fredericka Rickert F 43 Wurtemberg
Emma Rickert F 13 Pennsylvania
Louisa Rickert F 12 Pennsylvania
Catherine Rickert F 10 Pennsylvania
Mena Rickert F 8 Pennsylvania
Gotlieb Rickert M 2 Pennsylvania

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Name: Gottleib Rickert
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 27 Apr 1897
Event Place: , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Spouse's Name: Minnie Benze
Reference ID: 68

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Family links: 
  Gottlieb Rickert
  Fredericka Rickert (1825 - 1909)
  Minnie Bentz Rickert (1869 - 1907)
  Harry Samuel Rickert (1897 - 1936)*
  Infant Rickert (1899 - 1899)*
  Nora Ethel Rickert Benninghove (1901 - 1986)*
  Lillian M. Rickert (1903 - 1905)*
  George Carl Rickert (1904 - 1911)*
  Elizabeth Grace Rickert Downs (1906 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Spring City
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Lanie
Originally Created by: Walter Hellerman
Record added: Apr 11, 2007
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