Charlotte Catherine Ault
- Born: 13 Mar 1824, Spring Mills, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
- Christened: 28 Mar 1824, Penns Creek Lutheran Church, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Jackson Richart on 24 Sep 1844 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois
- Died: 9 Oct 1914, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois at age 90
- Buried: 11 Oct 1914, Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois
Noted events in her life were:
• Baptismal Witnesses:, 28 Mar 1824, Penns Creek Lutheran Church, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Catharina Bartius (single)
• Census, 1830, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Gregg Township, Roll 165 Book 1, Page 360a.
• Census, 1840, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Roll 451 Book 1, Page 115a, Gregg Township.
• Census, 1850, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 129 Book 1, Page 273a. Age 26 yrs.
• Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 230 Book 1, Page 550. Age 36 yrs.
• Census, 1880, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Village of Cedarville, Roll 252 Book 1, Page 15a. Age 56 yrs. Keeping house.
• Biography: Portrait and biographical album of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1888.
Mrs. Mary Louisa Sweeley, widow of Jacob Sweeley, and daughter of Henry and Mary M. (Kepthart) Ault, has been a resident of Winslow since the spring of 1871 where she owns and occupies a neat and well appointed residence, and surrounded by all the comforts of life, anticipates spending here the remainder of her days. The main points in the history of Mrs. S. are briefly given as follows: She was born in Centre County, Pa., on the 25th of August, 1837, and came with her parents to Illinois in 1841. Her father's family then included four children, and the journey was made overland by teams to Pittsburgh, after which they partially availed themselves of steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, by which means they reached Savanna, Ill., and thence came by team to a point near Freeport in this county. The now flourishing city of Freeport was then unpretentious hamlet of a few houses and two or three stores. Mr. Ault made a claim in what is now Oneco Township, and the family moved into a vacant log cabin to which the father afterward added a small slab shanty. He soon erected a frame house of native lumber, into which the family removed, and as soon as the land came into market he secured his title from the Government.
Mr. Ault was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Mary Miller, of Pennsylvania, who survived twenty years, and of which union there were five children, namely; David, Elizabeth, William, James and Charlotta, all of whom reside in Stephenson County.
• Census, 1900, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Mill Street, Roll 346 Book 2, Page 13. Age 76 yrs., married 55 yrs., mother of 7 children, 4 children living.
• Wedding Anniversary: Freeport Daily Bulletin - Tuesday September 25, 1894 - P1-C3, 25 Sep 1894, Freeport, Ill. Fifty years ago Monday, Sept. 24, Jackson Richart and Miss Charlotte C. Ault were wending their way towards the home of Rev. Asa Ballenger, near Winslow, in this county, where they were united in marriage. They returned to the home and farm of the groom, a half mile north of the stone school house in Buckeye township, where they lived until the fall of 1856, when they moved to the village of Cedarville in the Addams stone house, where Mr. Richart followed merchandizing. In 1860 he moved in his present home, where he is still interested in business, making one of the oldest continued business men in the county. As a public officer Mr. Richart served as a supervisor for one year, school director 6 years, postmaster and justice of the peace, both offices for 22 years, and during the war was enrolling officer for two years.
The children, Mrs. W. B. Angle, of White Rock, Kansas; Cyrus, Henry and Alma Richart and Grandma Cromley and all the grand children, eleven in number, would ot let the event pass without a suitable celebration of the event in which all were interested, so they gained the consent of the grand-parents to have a family reunion and dinner at which all were present except Mrs. W. B. Angle, of White Rock, Kas. Mr Richart now carries a gold headed cane inscribed "Jackson Richart, from children, 1844-1894."
Mrs. Richart was remembered by the children with a pair of golden spectacles, and by the grand children with a gold band finger ring. It was nine o'clock before the company broke ranks.
Mr. Richart was born in Sciota County, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1817, and came to this county on horseback, April 22, 1837. Mrs. Charlotte c. richart was born in Centre County, Pal, March 13, 1824, and moved with her father, Henry Ault, and family to this county, June 6, 1842. They are therefore of the oldest settlers in Buckeye township. As citizens their past years were spent in the busy walks of life, with a friendly helping hand for everything that tended toward the advancement and building up of the interests of the community in which they cast their lot, and we hope for them a pleasant journey to the end.
• Newspaper Article: The Freeport Daily Journal, 9 Nov 1905, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois. J. Calvin Ault and wife, of Dodge City, Kan., and Mrs. Laura Fair, of McConnell, Ill., visited at the home of their aunt, Charlotte C. Richart.
• Census, 1910, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 327 Book 1, Page 181a. Age 86 yrs., mother of 7 children, 4 children living.
Charlotte married Jackson Richart, son of Henry Richart and Elizabeth Bright, on 24 Sep 1844 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois. (Jackson Richart was born on 28 Sep 1817 in Bloom Township, Sciota County, Ohio, died on 8 Oct 1900 in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois and was buried on 11 Oct 1900 in Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois.)