Catharine Elizabeth “Kate” <I>Heibel</I> Rickert

Catharine Elizabeth “Kate” Heibel Rickert

Reimboldshausen, Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hessen, Germany
Death 6 May 1938 (aged 85)
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 29486222 · View Source
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The Columbus Daily Telegram, May 6, 1938

DIED RICKERT--Mrs. John Rickert, sr., 85, member of an early pioneer Platte county family, and resident of Nebraska 69 years, died at 12:25 a.m. today at her home, 2322 Seventeenth street. She was taken ill a week ago with a cold, and four days ago remained in bed when her condition grew worse. A lung congestion developed, and because of her advanced age she grew steadily weaker until she became unconscious late Wednesday afternoon.
Born Miss Catherine Elizabeth Heibel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Heibel, at Reimbolshausen, Hassan, Germany, Apr. 23, 1853, she remained in her native land until 14 years of age when her parents brought her to this country. She received her education in the German schools, and was baptized and confirmed there in the Lutheran faith.
Their first home in this country was in Illinois, where they spent two years. In 1869 they moved to Nebraska. Her father took a homestead north of Columbus near Shell creek, and she remained at home until she was married to John Rickert Dec. 9, 1872.
They established their residence on his farm in the Bissel neighborhood in Colfax county, and resided there until 1902, with the exception of one year, 1882-83, when they lived at Creighton. In 1902 they moved to a farm six miles east of Columbus, in Platte county, and they stayed there until 1909, when they retired from agricultural pursuits and moved to Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. Rickert celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Dec. 9, 1922.
In addition to rearing their own family, Mr. and Mrs. Rickert provided a home for a grandson and granddaughter-Lester Korte and his sister, Mrs. Sam Drinnin. The Rickerts took them into their home when their daughter, Mrs. Adolph Korte, died and left the two small children. Another granddaughter, Miss Bernice Wolfe, the daughter of Mrs. Gus Kunneman, also resided with her grandmother since childhood. Mrs. Rickert was a devout member of Trinity Lutheran church and was a member of the Ladies' Aid society.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William Engel, Mrs. Herman Went, Mrs. Charles Moore, and Mrs. Gus Kunneman of Columbus; a son, John Rickert, jr., of Richland; one brother, Julius Heibel of Columbus; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, who died July 10, 1930; two daughters, Mrs. William Koch and Mrs. Korte, and a son, Carl O. Rickert.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the home, and at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church, Rev. Herman H. Goede, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Calvary cemetery, 10 miles northeast of Columbus. The body will be removed to the residence tomorrow afternoon from the Gass Funeral home.

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  • Created by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
  • Added: 1 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29486222
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catharine Elizabeth “Kate” Heibel Rickert (23 Apr 1853–6 May 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29486222, citing Calvary Cemetery, Platte County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Shirley (Bruhn) Martys (contributor 47012912) .