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Gerd Rickels
Born 2 December 1850

Gerd Rickels died on Sunday morning at his home in Scotch Grove township. He was born in Manx, (Marx) Germany, on December 2nd 1850, and came to America in 1866, living for a time in Allegany-City, Pennsylvania. In 1868 he came to Jones county and settled in Scotch Grove township, where he has since resided. In 1878 he married Margaret Bohlken, who survives him. Ten children were born to them, all of whom were at his bedside when the end came. Besides his widow, he is survived by his four sons and six daughters. Rev. John Rickels of the German Lutheran church of Rockwell City, Carl Rickels, of Pomeroy, Mrs. George Altman, Mrs Gideon Hughes, Mrs. Willard Himebaugh, William, Henry, Emma, Lottie, and Delia who are at home. Mr. Rickels was an honest industrious citizen, and a kind father and neighbor. The funeral was held on Friday at the home of the deceased.

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Source: Monticello Express, June 15, 1905.

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