Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Henry Rickert[1]

Male 1788 - 1862  (74 years)


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  • Name Henry Rickert 
    Born 16 Feb 1788  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Lived beside Michael and Elizabeth (Rickert) Donnenwerth a possible daughter.
    Died 19 Aug 1862  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Land Bef 1863  Wilmot Township - Concession North of Bleam's Road Lot 01, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Henry Reuckert 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-154508 
    Buried Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I154508  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Family Mary Brenner,   b. 14 Mar 1794, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1869  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Heinrich "Henry" Rickert,   b. 12 Nov 1818, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Locke, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Anna Rickert,   b. Abt 1819,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary "Polly" Reichart,   b. 1 Feb 1825, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1901  (Age 76 years)
     4. Elisabeth Rickert,   b. 9 Nov 1827, Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Rickert,   b. 10 Jun 1830, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1903, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Jacob Rickert,   b. 3 Aug 1833, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F28705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Rueckert The Last Will and Testament of Henry Rueckert the Elder of the Township of Wilmot, Yeoman, who died on or about the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord 1862 at the Township of Wilmot, aforesaid, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Wilmot, was proved and registered in the said Surrogate Court a true copy of which said Last Will and Testament is hereunder written, and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects, rights and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his will was granted by the aforesaid Court to John Hallman, of the Township of Wilmot, Yeoman and Isaac Krupp of the same place, Waggon Maker, the Executor named in the said Will….

      In the name of God, Amen. I Henry Rueckert the Elder of the Township of Wilmot, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time thereof to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please my God to call me hence, have now determined to direct what disposition shall be made of my property after my decease and after naturely[sic] considering the circumstance and condition of all those among whom as my heirs at law or the objects of my gratitude or affection in my judgement my estate shall be distributed, I do make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making null and void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. And as to my wordly[sic] estate, and all the property, real, personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in manner following. To Wit. Imprimis. My Will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my Executors hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him or them be found convenient. I give, devise and bequeath to my son John Rueckert of the Township of Wilmot, the south half of Lot Number One on the north side of Bleams Road in the said Township of Wilmot, save and excepting those building lots now forming part of the Village of Manheim[sic] and also that certain piece of parcel of land lying on the south east corner of the said south half lot which has been taken off for a meeting house site, to have and to hold the same to him and his heirs, Executor, administrators and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever. But this devise and bequest made on the condition that my said John Rueckert shall share and divide and pay and deliver or cause to be shared, divided and delivered the sum of money and the articles and things mentioned in a certain instrument of writing made for the purpose as hereinafter more particularly prescribed and in all things well, faithfully, truly observe, perform, fulfil and keep the covenants grants articles contained and agreements whatsoever which on the part and behalf of the said John Rueckert are or ought to be kept, done and performed as comprised and mentioned in a certain written instrument of writing made in the nature of a bond for a life maintinance, bearing date the thirty first day of December, 1853, and registered in the Registry office at Berlin in the County of Waterloo in Liber C.2 for Wilmot Folio 272, number of memorial 268. Item, I give, devise and bequeath to my heirs at law the sum of one thousand dollars to be equally divided to and among my said heirs at law and to be paid to them in the manner and form as mentioned in the said written obligation or instrument of writing by Executors to my said heirs at law as their respective share or shares respectively fall or become due, to have and to hold to them my said heirs respectively and to their respective heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns, their several and respective shares as aforesaid to their several and respective use and behoof forever. But the share or shares of my Daughter Anna Reuckert share shall be and remain in the hands of my said son John Rueckert for safe keeping and shall be him be paid to her from time to time as she may be in want of or shall or may stand in need of it. Let it be the interest of her share of the money, or part of the principal sum of her share as the case may be so that she does not suffer on account of it. Item. And of all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and posssessesd, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I give, devise and bequeath to be equally divided to and among my heirs at law aforesaid, to have and to hold the same to them respectively and to their representatives forever. And lastly, I do nominate and appoint my friends John Hallman residing on Lot Number One, south of Bleams Road, Yeoman, and Isaac Krupp of the Village of Manheim[sic], Waggon Maker, both of the said Township of Wilmot, to be the sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

      Witnessed by Jacob Schweitzer and Moses S. Bowman
      Will dated 8th March "one thousand [eight] hundred and sixty two"
      Proved 19th February 1863
      Died 19th August 1862

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber. A-2-180

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Richert Born: Manheim Ont Age: 61 Father: Henry Richert Mother: Mary Richert Born: abt 1830 Spouse: Catharine Schwindt Age: 47 born: Waterloo Ont Father: Caspar Schwindt Mother: Christina Schwindt married 17 May 1891 married: Grey, Bentick

    2. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 9.
      Henry RICKERT Germany Lutheran 67
      Mary RICKERT USA Lutheran 58
      John RICKERT Labourer Canada Lutheran 22
      Jacob RICKERT Labourer Canada Lutheran 18

    3. [S196] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - St. James Lutheran Mannheim Cemetery CC#4572.
      Henry Rickert/ born/ Feb. 16, 1788/ died/ Aug. 19, 1862/ aged 74 yrs. 6 mo.

    4. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 9.

    5. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Henry Rueckert - dated 8 Mar 1862.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1788 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1862 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1863 - Wilmot Township - Concession North of Bleam's Road Lot 01, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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