Elijah Richey
Catherine
Adam Richey
(1840-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Henrietta Packer

2. Susanna Hamman
3. Mary Alice Leas

Adam Richey 2

  • Born: 4 Aug 1840, Stark County, Ohio, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Henrietta Packer in 1868
  • Marriage (2): Susanna Hamman in 1877
  • Marriage (3): Mary Alice Leas on 17 Jul 1910 1
  • Died: 17 Mar 1923, Hamilton, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 82
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bullet  General Notes:

Researched, submitted and typed by: Eckhart Public Library ebethgen@yahoo.com and Arlene Goodwin,agoodwin@ctlnet.com from the DeKalb newspapers.

Adam Richey, a veteran of the Civil war died at his home, west of town Saturday night, following a short illness. Mr. Richey first suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago and then contracted pneumonia which caused his death. Deceased had been a resident of Indiana nearly all his life, coming to DeKalb county when he was a small boy. He has lived on the farm where he died almost his entire life. He was a member of the 129th Ind. Vol. He was past 82 years of age and leaves the widow and two sons, Ozro and Theron. Adam H. Richey, son of Elijah and Catherine Richey, was born in Starke county, Ohio, August 4th, 1840; died at his home near Hamilton, Indiana, March 17th, 1923, aged 82 years, 7 months and 13 days. At the age of nine, he came with his parents to DeKalb county, Indiana and settled on the farm in Franklin township, at which place he spent practically his entire life. He enlisted on Nov. 17, 1863 at Hamilton, in Co. A, 129th Indiana Infantry, serving until the expiration of the Civil war. He was married in 1868 to Henrietta Packer, of Butler, Indiana, who died in 1870. To this union was born one son who died in infancy preceding his mother by but a few months. In 1877 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Susanna Hamman Bowman, to which union two sons and a daughter were born, the daughter dying in infancy. Two sons Ozro S. and Theron A. survive. Mr. Richey's second wife died February 8th, 1908. Mr. Richey was again united in marriage with Mrs. Alice Leas Detrich, July 17th, 1910, who survives him. He was a member of Leeman Griffith Lodge of the Orand Army of the Republic No. 387, at Hamilton, Indiana. He was also a member of the Grange Lodge at this place. When a child he was baptized in the German Lutheran church, remaining a member of this church until his death. Saturday, March 3rd, he visited Hamilton for the last time. On Monday, March 5th he was stricken with paralysis and later with pneumonia following which he gradually grew weaker until eleven o'clock Saturday night; March 17th, when he peacefully fell asleep. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by all. The funeral was held from the M. E. church at 11:00 a. m. Wednesday, March 21, Rev. J. J. Fischer officiating, Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery. We wish to express our thanks to all who so kindly helped us in any way during the sickness and death of our husband and father. The Family. (Re: Hamilton News - March 23, 1923) 1


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Adam married Henrietta Packer in 1868. (Henrietta Packer died in 1870.)


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Adam next married Susanna Hamman in 1877. (Susanna Hamman died on 8 Feb 1908.)


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Adam next married Mary Alice Leas, daughter of Jacob Leas and Isabella Shipe, on 17 Jul 1910.1 (Mary Alice Leas was born on 20 Sep 1854 in Indiana, USA and died on 6 May 1927.)


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Sources


1 Arlene Goodwin and Eckhart Public Library.

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.


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