The 3R’s…Richter, Remembrance, Reunion

A few weeks ago, Gerard Fiehler and I were asked to make a presentation at a Richter Reunion that was held in New Wells. It was a wonderful group of people, and we really enjoyed it. Since I am unable to spend time on a new story today, I decided to look for a post from the past to publish again. On this day in 2016, I wrote this post about some Richter’s who showed up at our museum for that same reunion. So, that is what I am going to share with you today. I would encourage you to consider having a family reunion of your own near our museum someday. I think we offer a lot of services that would be enjoyed by people attending such an event. Feel free to contact us for any help conducting such an event.

IMG_1738 Richter Descendants

The photo shows a small group of people who visited our museum this past weekend.  They were in town for their regular Richter Reunion, a gathering of descendants of Johann Christian Richter.  This particular group of Richters were from Nebraska and Iowa.  They are standing in front of some of the museum’s artifacts which came from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg, where some of the history of their family took place. I am going to attempt to give you a few highlights of what I have found about this family.

This Richter family began its history in  Perry County when Johann Christian Richter arrived in America aboard the Olbers.  He came with his first wife, Johanna Sophia.  However, his wife died shortly after arriving here.  Johann Christian then married Johanna Christiana Theilig on July 12, 1840.  Here is their marriage record from the Trinity, Altenburg church…

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