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Peter Rickert, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1816
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Mar. 2, 1893
Perry County
Indiana, USA

Obit; Tell City NEWS
Peter Ricketts, an old resident of German Ridge, died last Thursday night aged 78 years. The deceased was P. M. at German Ridge Durning Cleveland's first administration.

PETER RICKERT, Sr. : German Pioneer (commonly called Rickett)
Came from Alsace-Lorraine. He was a farmer and carpenter and married Mary Ann Hudor. Their children were Julia and Catherine, who were born in Friesenheim, Byern and their parents brought them to America in May 1846.
Peter Rickert's first wife died about 1847 and only a year after coming to America. He was married to his second wife Catherine Madalena "Lena" Imboden about 1848. Peter and Lena were parents of at least seven children, four boys and three girls. In the 1861 Atlas of Perry Co., Indiana he had 80 acres in Sec 23S R2W.
There was a village, Friesenheim, in the Pfalz District, about 60-80 kilometers from Sobernheim, the home of the Dhonau family in the Hunsruck Mountains. There was also another town named of Friesenheim in the area south of Strasbourg (capital of Alsace). Another town by the name of Friesenheim is in the Baden area which is further south in Germany.

Peter Rickert, Sr., born 19 Dec 1816, d. 2 Mar 1893 is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Perry Co. Census reports his birthplace as Bavaria. He married before 1842 to (1) Mary Ann Hudor. She died ca 1847 after coming with the family to America in May 1846. Their children were Julia Rickert, b. 16 Nov 1844 and Catherine Rickert, b. 16 Nov 1844.

Peter's second marriage was to Catherine Madalena Imboden, b . 12 May 1819, d. 1 Dec 1894. She is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Perry Co. Their third child, William Rickert, born Jan 1853, died 22 Apr 1912, buried German Ridge Cemetery. He married 12 Sep 1886 to Anna Margaret "Maggie" Fitchner, b. 14 Jan 1866.
Children of William and Maggie Rickert were:
(1)Elmay Rickert, b. 13 Aug 1887; married 14 Jan 1931 to Ernest Branch (b. 6 Jan 1883).
(2) Anne Katherin Rickert, b. 20 Apr 1889 German Ridge, d. 23 Mar 1937, bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Tell City. She married 24 Dec 1924 to William Lee Kemp, b. 17 Sep 1892 at Derby, Perry Co. He died 15 Sep 1977 Tell City, bur. Greenwood Cemetery.
(3) Esther Rickert, b. 29 mar 1893, d. 15 Oct 1965, bur. Greenwood Cemetery. She married Elmer B. Branch, b. 5 Jun 1885, d. 10 Mar 1965, bur. Greenwood Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Rickert (1848 - 1933)*
  William Rickert (1853 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Peter Cemetery
Perry County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Mark Kemp
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74927694
Peter Rickert, Sr
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