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Herman Ricker
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1835, Germany
Death: Nov. 20, 1914
Allen County
Ohio, USA

Schapen Hannover Germany is listed as birthplace per St. Johns Parish Registry of Families 1864-1866

Obituary article in Delphos Herald indicated he immigrated with Parents and landed in New Orleans, LA in 1840, travelled by boat to Cincinnati, OH, and then by wagon to Glandorf, OH.

Immigrated in 1942 per entry in 1900 Census for Herman Ricker

Moved to Delphos (Age 17) in 1852 per St. Johns Parish Registry of Families 1864-1866.

Occupation was carpenter per St. Johns Parish Registry of Families 1864-1866.

Ricker Lumber Mill in Delphos since 1864. In 1957, lumber yard was sold and became Delphos Builders Supply and then Tri-County Lumber in 1985.

Ricker Brothers was also listed as Herman Ricker & Sons in the 1908 Delphos City Directory. Ricker Brothers used both regional and imported lumber and for a time was among the largest importers of Cuban Mahogany in the United States. The offices of the New Delphos Manufacturing Company on South Pierce Street were among the finest examples of Ricker workmanship.

The location along the Miami-Erie Canal insured delivery in the early days by canal boat. In later years the Ricker Brothers facility, on north Main Street between 7th and 9th Streets (present site of the Tri-County Hardware) also allowed shipping by train. A small section of the rail spur serving the facility is still visible just north of Tri-County.

An article in the Delphos Daily Herald on February 20, 1912 talks about the new office building being built by Herman Ricker & Sons on Main Street just south of their factory building at Fifth and Main Streets. According to this article, the old frame structures and sheds on the property were to be torn down to make way for the new three story, concrete, brick and steel building. Fire safety/protection seems to be one of the important reasons for the new building. The article goes on to state that " The H. Ricker & Sons factory is one of the most desirable employing institutions in Delphos, having about thirty people on the pay roll the year round, at good wages."

Family links: 
  Bernard Herman Ricker (1816 - 1898)
  Catherine Adelheid Knieper Ricker (1808 - 1896)
  Catharina Trentman Ricker (1844 - 1915)
  Catherine A Ricker (1873 - 1880)*
  Henry Herman Ricker (1876 - 1951)*
  Elizabeth Mary Ricker Simons (1878 - 1958)*
  William Ricker (1881 - 1881)*
  Herman Ricker (1835 - 1914)
  John Bernard Ricker (1836 - 1900)*
  Maria Sophia Ricker Brinkman (1842 - 1880)*
  Francis Henry Ricker (1846 - 1879)*
  Marie Elizabeth Ricker Barlage (1849 - 1920)*
  Anna Catherine Ricker Wehri (1851 - 1936)*
  George Andreas Ricker (1856 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery
Allen County
Ohio, USA
Plot: St. John Cemetery Section D
GPS (lat/lon): 40.84216, -84.33273
Created by: corgilover
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
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Herman Ricker
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