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August RICHARDS[1]

Male 1834 - 1894  (60 years)

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  • Name August RICHARDS 
    Birth 23 Sep 1834  Treffurt Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Hutchinson, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer, Hotelmanager (farmer, hotel manager) 
    _UID 045020EA8578BD499A47D44177BAC5B3002E 
    Death 23 Dec 1894  Hutchinson, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Burial Hutchinson, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I2188  Ziegenfuss
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2015 

    Father Wilhelm REICHHARDT 
    Mother Barbara Anna Elisabeth MENGIS 
    _UID D9BB66124457C840AC1172705279D9CCBEE4 
    Family ID F1216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. Johannes O. RICHARDS
     2. Sophia RICHARDS,   b. 27 Nov 1864   d. 2 Dec 1866, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 2 years)
    +3. Clara Victoria RICHARDS
    +4. Caroline RICHARDS
    +5. Frederick William RICHARDS
    +6. Rosalina Katharina RICHARDS
     7. Louis RICHARDS,   b. 21 Apr 1879   d. 7 Sep 1879 (Age 0 years)
    +8. Anna Maria RICHARDS
     9. August Peter RICHARDS
     10. Charles Nicolas RICHARDS
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2023 
    Family ID F1215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Sep 1834 - Treffurt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Hotelmanager (farmer, hotel manager) - - Hutchinson, MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 23 Dec 1894 - Hutchinson, MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Hutchinson, MN Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Name auch Reichardt (name also Reichardt)

      AUGUSTINE RICHARDS, a large landowner and wealthy farmer of Lynn township, is a native of the German Empire, born in Saxony, September 23, 1834, and is the son of Wilhelm and Elizabeth (Menjen) Richards. The family lived in the village of Treffort, and there the subject of this sketch received hi education and there made his home until he had attained his twentieth year. His father was a driver of a four-horse stage, and the boy would often drive for the former. As he approached the years of manhood he entered the employ of a large beet-sugar manufactory, and remained there for two years. As an instance of the almost incredibly small wages paid in that land, it is cited that he received no higher salary than one dollar per week, and that was the prevailing rate paid their thousand workmen. In 1857 the subject of this memoir, seeing the impossibility of bettering his condition there, embarked for the united States, at the port of Bremen, and after a stormy and tempestuous passage of twenty-eight weeks, landed at New Orleans. From there he came North and found employment in Wisconsin at farm labor, and remained nearly five years with a Mr. Stockdale. He then rented a farm in that vicinity, and there lived until 1866, when he came to Minnesota. While he was away from home, threshing, that year, his house was destroyed by fire, a horse was killed by a vicious cow, the hail and bugs ruined the crops and he was compelled to sell off his cattle to obtain money with which to get to this State. On his arrival here he took up a homestead on section 20, Lynn township, and there lived until 1882, when he traded it for the Merchants' Hotel, at Hutchinson. Two years our subject was the landlord of that house, but thinking that he preferred farming, he traded it for 280 acres of unimproved land in Lynn township, on sections 31 and 32, and this he has developed until it is one of the finest in the town, and the improvements are of an excellent character. He now owns 440 acres.
      Mr. Richards was united in marriage, March 2, 1862, with Miss Catherine Zegenfus, the daughter of John and Clara (Wedige) Zegenfus, natives of Prussia. The lady was born upon the bosom of the Atlantic Ocean, while her parents were on their way to the United States, May 21, 1845. By this union they are the parents of eight children -- John, born December 29, 1862; Victoria, born February 12, 1868; Caroline, born September 27, 1870, who married, June 4, 1888, Charles Reiner; Frederick W., born March 3, 1874; Rosa Catherine, born October 11, 1876; Anna, born June 28, 1881; August, born November 5, 1884; and Charles, born September 9, 1887.
      Mr. Richards has held the offices of chairman of the town board and side supervisor, assessor and school director and treasurer. He is a democrat in his politics and a Roman Catholic in his religion.
      Alden, Ogle & Company, . Illustrated Album of Biography of Meeker and McLeod Counties, Minnesota, History of Minnesota, Presidents of the United States.. Chicago: Donohue and Henneberry, 1888. 632-33. Print.

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] 2: Heino Richard.

    2. [S119] 2: Sandra Everson.

    3. [S29] 2: Danny Hall.

    4. [S1] 0: aInternet,

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