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Jackson Richart

  • Born: 28 Sep 1817, Bloom Township, Sciota County, Ohio
  • Marriage: Charlotte Catherine Ault on 24 Sep 1844 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois
  • Died: 8 Oct 1900, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois at age 83
  • Buried: 11 Oct 1900, Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1850, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 129 Book 1, Page 273a. Age 31 yrs.

Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 230 Book 1, Page 550. Age 42 yrs. Profession, Occupation, or Trade shown as Merchant.

Census, 1870, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Lena Post Office, Roll 275 Book 1, Page 15b. Age 52 yrs. Profession, occupation or trade shows General Merchant.

Census, 1880, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Village of Cedarville, Roll 252 Book 1, Page 15a. Age 62 yrs. Profession, occupation, or trade: Dry Goods Merchant.

Wedding Anniversary: Freeport Daily Bulletin, Tuesday, September 25, 1894, Freeport, Ilinois. 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.

Census, 1900, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Mill Street, Roll 346 Book 2, Page 13. Age 82 yrs., married 55 yrs., retired merchant.

Obituary, 8 Oct 1900. One of the Oldest Settlers of This County Died This Morning

We learn with regret of the death of Mr. Jackson richart, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Buckeye Township, which occurred this morning at 8:15 o'clock at his home in Cedarville. Mr. Richart was one of the sturdy pioneers of this county and from 1837 to the time of his death was closely identified with the growth and prosperity of not only this but adjoining counties. While he has not been actively engaged in business for many years, yet his going out will be seriously felt, by not only his family, but the community in which he has dwelt for so many years.

Jackson Richart was born in Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio, September 18, 1817. In 1837 he became embued with the western fever, and started for the great unknown west to carve his fortune. After looking about for some time he concluded to locate in what is now Buckeye Township, and accordingly took up as a government claim what is now the Lewis Moses farm. He was married on September 24, 1844, to Miss Charlotte C. Ault. The young couple remained on the farm until 1856, when they removed to Cedarville, where Mr. Richart started a general store, which has been conducted by himself or his son, Henry, ever since. Mr. richart was appointed postmaster of Cedarville by President Buchanan, and remained in office continually for twenty-four years, when his son Henry was appointed his successor and who has held the office since, with the exception of the two terms that Grover Cleveland was president. In addition Mr. Richart served his township as justice of the peace, supervisor, assessor and town clerk and was an ardent and active worker in the Republican party from the time of its organization. He was a warm supporter of Abraham Lincoln and was present at the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debate held in this city, and also attended the convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln for president.

Mr. Richart is survived by his aged and faithful wife, and four children: Henry, of Cedarville; Cyrus, of Kirwin, Kansas; Mrs. W. Angle, of Buckeye, and Miss Alma Richart, at home. Three daughters precede him to the grave.

No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

Cemetery, 11 Oct 1900, Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois. Age 83 years, 10 days.


Jackson married Charlotte Catherine Ault, daughter of Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault and Maria (Mary) Miller, on 24 Sep 1844 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois. (Charlotte Catherine Ault was born on 13 Mar 1824 in Spring Mills, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, christened on 28 Mar 1824 in Penns Creek Lutheran Church, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, died on 9 Oct 1914 in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois and was buried on 11 Oct 1914 in Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois.)

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