Johann “John” Rickert, Sr

Johann “John” Rickert, Sr

Birth
Haast, Landkreis Oldenburg, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 10 Jul 1930 (aged 79)
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 29486223 · View Source
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The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 11, 1930

RICKERT--John Rickert, sr., 79, well known pioneer farmer, a resident of Platte and Colfax county for 60 years, died at 4 p.m. yesterday at the family home, 2322 Seventeen street following a several years illness with heart disease. During the past seven months, his health had failed rapidly, but he was able to be up and around until Saturday. Tuesday forenoon, his condition became critical and he remained unconscious from that time until his death last evening.A native of Germany, he was born on Oct. 30, 1850 in Sage Kirchspiel Grossenkneten in Oldenburg. There he grew to young manhood and at the age of 17 emigrated to the United States to avail himself of the opportunities afforded young men in this country. He located in Wisconsin, where he lived a year, and then came directly to Platte county. After working on farms for a number of years, he took a homestead in Colfax county, where he made his home for a period of 30 years with the exception of a year, 1882-1883, which he spent on a farm at Creighton. In 1902, Mr. Rickert and his family moved to a farm six miles east of Columbus in Platte county, where they resided until 1909, when he retired from agricultural pursuits and moved into Columbus.His marriage to Miss Catherine Elizabeth Heibel, member of one of the early pioneer families of Platte county, took place on Dec. 9, 1872. She, and their five children survive him-Mrs. William Engel, Mrs. Herman Went, Mrs. Charles Moore, John Rickert, jr., and Mrs. Kate Wolfe. Three children, Mrs. William Koch, Mrs. Anna Korte and Carl Rickert, preceded their father in death. Mr. Rickert lived to see three generations of descendants, having 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.He was ever a faithful and devoted member of the Lutheran faith, having been baptized and confirmed in his religion while in Germany. As a charter member of St. John's church on Shell Creek, he was always active in church affairs and served as treasurer of the congregation for a quarter of a century. At the time of his death he was an esteemed member of Trinity Lutheran church.Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, a short prayer at the family residence at 1:30, preceding services at Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. H. Goede, the pastor, will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in St. John's cemetery.



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  • Created by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
  • Added: 1 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29486223
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann “John” Rickert, Sr (30 Oct 1850–10 Jul 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29486223, citing Calvary Cemetery, Platte County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Shirley (Bruhn) Martys (contributor 47012912) .