Henry C. Rieckman

 Henry cash-claimed  a quarter in 26, 7N 49W in 1890, and one in 12, 6N 50W in 1892.

Have no indication that he lived very long in Logan County.


In 1880 Buffalo County, Nebraska, Henry Rieckman is 16, the oldest of Christ 43 and elizabeth 47 Reickman's kids.  Mary is 14, Anna 11, Katie 9, and Willie 7.

Henry Rieckmann in 1900 Buffalo County, Nebraska, born March 1864 in Germany, married one year to Mary, January 1875 in Germany.

In 1910 Buffalo County, Henry C. is 46, Mary 35, and they have an adopted daughter Lena, 17, born in Germany.

In 1920 Buffalo County, Henry C. works at a lumber yard, and he and Mary have no kids.  He said he immigrated in 1867, and was naturalized.

Lena has married John J. Maul, and they are farming in Wilkin County, Minnesota in 1920, with Alcor 2 and Phyllis 1.  She said she immigarted in 1894

Henry 1864-1930 and Marie 1875-1927 share a tombstone in Riverdale Cemetery, Nebraska.


24 MAR 1864 in Ebstorf, Kr. Uelzen, Hannover, Germany

Witnesses at bapt: Heinrich Wolle, dienstknecht, Heinrich Prasebeion of Altenebsdorf, and Heinrich Grobe of Wittenwater.
Graves are in 2nd row, north side in the Riverdale Cemetery--large head stone.
In 1885 school census, Henry Rieckmann, 20, lived in Dist. 39, sec 34, T11, R14. (Schneider Twp.)
1885 census index - Rickman

Kearney Daily Hub Thursday, March 01, 1900 Page: 2 -- Henry Richman, a genial young man of this place, is getting up a simple machine for taking up all fence wire. He has also for sale some good wagonjacks of his own manufacture.

Kearney Daily Hub Monday, February 26, 1906 Page: 4 
Riverdale -- Henry Rieckman lost a valuable horse this week.

Kearney Daily Hub Thursday, July 01, 1920 Page: 5   Special Correspondence Riverdale
H.C. Rieckmann's new house is showing up real well.

Kearney Daily Hub Saturday, February 12, 1921 Page: 8
Riverdale -- H. C. Rieckman is building another bee house on his lot back of the Woodman Hall.

Kearney Daily Hub Friday, June 06, 1930 Page: 6 
Henry C . Rieckmann, 67, of Riverdale died yesterday afternoon at his home. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Riverdale Christian Church. Burial will be at Riverdale Cemetery.

Publication: Kearney Daily Hub;  Date: Jun 9, 1930;   Page: 6  OBITUARY HNRY (sic) CHRISTOPH RIECKMAN.
Henry Christoph Rieckman was born March 24, 1864, in Epsdorf (sic), Hanover, Germany, where he was baptised in the Lutheran church.
He came to America with his parents and settled in Illinois. Later they came to Buffalo county, Nebraska, to the vicinity of Riverdale.
In 1898 he married Miss Marie Schneider, who preceded him in death three years ago. Mr. Rieckman died Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the age of 66 years, two months and 12 days. He leaves to mourn his departure one adopted daughter, Mrs. Lena Maul, of Dodge Center, Minnesota, one brother, two sisters and a host of friends.

Marie : Family stories say she and Henry met through a newspaper ad. She had lived with her brother who had a dry goods store in Indiana; she brought lots of fabric with her to Nebraska.

Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kind expressions of regret and -sympathy at death of our brother. We wish to thank those especially that were so kind in the home community and for the use of the church, Mr. Anderson for his good work, and the singers, Rev. Housemann, and all those who sent floral offerings.
Signed: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. (sic) Wm. Rieckman, Mr. and Mrs. Scheffel.


Cass County Marriages : SCHILDMEIER, Amelia; 30; md. Henry REICHMAN; 31; C2 Jan 1892 p 439

He might be the Heinrich Rieckman in 1900 Cass County, Nebraska, born Dec 1860 in Germany, married eight years to Amalia May 1861 Germany - She's had nine kids, five living. Otto July 1886 , Emma Dec 1889, Lidia May 1893, Ferdinand Nov 1896 and Louise May 1898 all born in Nebraska.

This was the second marriage for both -


Thanks to Walter Bornemeier !

My dadís father was Henry Bornemeier. He lived near Murdock, Nebraska. His first wife died after they had four children. My dadís family from Grandpa Bornemeierís first wife were first, Henry Bornemeier (my Uncle Henry). Next, there was Louise Meierjurgen. She lived and died near Murdock. She had four children, Carl, Jonas, Walter, and Louise. The third child in Grandpa Bís family was Mrs. Rieckman. Her name was Amalia. She was married to a man by the name of Shueltmeier. They had one child, Otto, when her husband died. She then married Henry Rieckman. He had one child, Emma (his wife had died). They had six children, Ferdinand, Lydia, Louise, Albert, Dick, and Meta. Dickís name was Ervin, but very few knew this, everybody called him Dick. Meta was the youngest.

The fourth and youngest was my dad. Then they lost Grandma Bornemeier and Grandpa married again. The second wifeís name was Margaret; she was a sister to my motherís dad, Grandpa Schlueter. This created some interesting relationships. They had seven children. Their names were Gustav, Paul, Martin, Ernest, Arthur, Minnie, and Tilly. They are now all gone. In fact, Aunt Tilly died a few months ago.


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