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Name Rickly, John
Born 3/19/1815
Birthplace Switzerland: Buetzberg, Canton of Berne
Places of residence Switzerland: Canton of Berne
USA: New York (New York), New York City
USA: New York (Lewis)
USA: New York (Albany), Albany
USA: New York (Oneida), Rome
USA: New York (Cayuga)
USA: Ohio (Fairfield), Baltimore
USA: Ohio (Licking), Newark
USA: Ohio (Franklin), Columbus
USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha in 1856
USA: Nebraska (Platte), Columbus in 1856
Home on 8th and Idaho Street, Columbus
Education Switzerland
Notes Immigrated to USA in 1834, landing in New York on April 4th

Helped survey the townsite of Columbus, NE; took an active part in the early settlement and organization of Platte County

In 1859, John was summoned and, along with eight others, was charged with sellin gliquor; indictments were held against the nine, but no trial was held (from Andreas History of Nebraska)
Occupation Butcher; owner brick yard; farm worker; canal worker; owner saw and grist mill in Columbus (8/1/1857-1872); Captain in Pawnee Indian War of 1859; candidate Territorial Legislature (elected the third time); Sheriff of Platte County; Member Columbus City Council; affiliated with Democratic party
Spouse Married twice. First wife Catherina Benningus February 22, 1838, Second wife Car
Children Children of Catherine:
Mary E (wife of Francis G. Becher)
John J
Caroline (wife of William B. Dale, mother of Courtney Dale)
Catherine (wife of EW Toncray, died 1873)

Children of Caroline:
Willima Tell
Louise (wife of John Archer)
Rosena (wife of George Burke)
Albert b. November 1858
Augusta b. 1862 (wife of Jacob Wagner)
Deceased 03/20/1889
Deceased where USA: Nebraska (Platte), Columbus

Associated Records

Image of RG0886.AM - RG0886 Cheever, John H., ca. 1822-?

RG0886.AM - RG0886 Cheever, John H., ca. 1822-?

The collection consists mostly of business and political correspondence, 1859-1860, primarily relating to John Cheever. Cheever was a member of the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe, and a partner with James Sweet in Cheever, Sweet and Company. The collection includes copies of legislation and other governmental papers from the period as well as general business correspondence relating to Cheever, Sweet and Company. Also included are materials relating to the incorporation of the Nebraska City & Denver Express Company (Nebraska City), and the State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha).

Image of 7443-122 - Coverlet, Jacquard; Pattern Name Unknown

7443-122 - Coverlet, Jacquard; Pattern Name Unknown

Jacquard coverlet of an unknown pattern. There is a central medallion with a oak leaf wreath. The floral and geometric patterns including diamonds, crosses, and triangles. There is fringe on 3 sides. Predominate colors are green, white, pink, peach, bronze, and light blue. It is constructed in one piece.