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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Adam Richie
Contributed by Scot Vincent

Waterloo Press:  Mar. 22, 1923

Adam Richie Dies
Civil War veteran passed away Sat. evening at age of 82.
     Adam Richie, 82, who lived on a farm between Waterloo and Hamilton, a member of the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Indiana volunteers, of the G.A.R. and of the Grange, died Sat. evening at 11o’clock after a two week’s illness, following a partial stroke of paralysis.  Two wives and a little daughter preceded Mr. Richey in death.  Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ozro and Theron; two grandchildren; two step-sons, Bert Bowman, of St. Joe, and Cloyd Deatrick, of Fort Wayne, two brothers, Henry of Waterman, Kan., and James, of Ridgeville, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. George Freeby, of Barnes, Kan.; and Mrs. Eliza Coleman, of Chatopa, Kan.  The funeral services were held yesterday at Hamilton M.E. church.  Rev. J.J. Fisher officiating.  The G.A.R. and the Grange attended in a body.

Hamilton News:  Mar. 23, 1923
Veteran of Civil War dies

    Adam Richey, a veteran of the Civil War died at his home, west of town Sat. night, following a short illness.  Mr. Richey first suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago and then contracted pneumonia which caused his death.  Deceased had been a resident of Indiana nearly all his life, coming to Dekalb Co. when he was a small boy.  He has lived on the farm where he died almost his entire life.  He was a member of the 129th Ind. Vol.  He was past 82 years of age and leaves the widow and two sons, Ozro and Theron.
    Adam H. Richey, son of Elijah and Catherine Richey, was born in Starke Co. OH, Aug. 4th 1840; died at his home near Hamilton, IN, Mar. 17th, 1923, aged 82 years, 7 months and 13 days.
    At the age of nine, he came with his parents to Dekalb Co. IN and settled on a farm in Franklin twp., at which place he spent practically his entire life.
    He enlisted on Nov. 17, 1863 at Hamilton in Co. A, 129th In Inf., serving until the expiration of the Civil War.
    He was married in 1868 to Henrietta Packer, of Butler, IN, who died in 1870.  To this union was born one son who died in infancy preceeding his mother by but a few months.
    In 1877 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Susanna Hamman Bowman, to which union two sons and a daughter were born, the daughter dying in infancy.  Two sons Ozro S. and Theron A. survive.  Mr. Richey’s second wife died Feb. 8th 1908.          Mr. Richey was again united in marriage with Mrs. Alice Leas Detrich, July 17th, 1910, who survives him.
    He was a member of Leeman Griffith Lodge of the Grand Army of the Republic No. 387, at Hamilton, IN.  He was also a member of the Grange Lodge at this place.  When a child he was baptized in the German Lutheran church, remaining a member of this church until his death.
    Sat. Mar. 3rd, he visited Hamilton for the last time.  On Mon., Mar. 5th he was stricken with paralysis and later with pneumonia following which he gradually grew weaker until eleven o’clock Sat. night; Mar. 17, when he peacefully fell asleep.  He was a good man and will be greatly missed by all.
    The funeral was held from the M.E. church at 11:00 a.m. Wed., Mar. 21, Rev. J.J. Fischer officiating.  Internment was made in the Hamilton cem.

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