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Submitted to DCIGS Newsletter (Winter 2002) by Roselyn Wells

Waterloo Press, Feb. 5, 1891
     James Richey was born in Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 2, 1797, and died Dec. 22, 1890, aged 93 years, 4 month and 22 days.
     The deceased was a pioneer of DeKalb County, having settled at an early day on what is now known as the David Oberlin farm.  He moved west in 1863 and at the time of his death he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Emma Hardie, at Dedham, Carroll Co. Iowa.  No doubt many of his old neighbors had lost track of him, but he will be remembered as having occasionally preached in the Taylor’s Corners school house and was a firm believer in the doctrines of, and died in full possession of the faith as taught by the M.E. church.