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The history of the Minnesota Riekes
Robert Rieke

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The history of the Minnesota Riekes
by Robert William Rieke.

Published 1992 by R. Rieke in Charlotte, N.C. (1417 Providence Rd., Charlotte 28207) .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Foreword v
List of Sponsors vi
An Appreciation by Ben Rieke ix
The Rieke Family Name xi
The Mud Lake Beginning 1
The German Background of the Minnesota Rieke Family 3
A Visit to Briimmerloh 6
False Clue Righted 7
Johann Heinrich Friedrich Rieke 7
The Move to America 13
The Ohio Experience 15
The Call of Minnesota 19
West to the Frontier 23
The Lammers Connection
and another Rieke 26
Settling in at Mud Lake 29
The Sioux Uprising 31
Fort Ridgely 32
The Rieke Contribution to Victory 33
Pioneers on the Frontier in the 1860s and 1870s 39
The Rieke Mill 45
The Fred Rieke Homestead 52
The Riekes at the Turn of the Century and up to World War I 55
Young Ben Rieke 85
Troubled Farmers and New Occupations; the 20s, 30s, and 40s 97
The Late Twentieth Century 131
Other Riekes in America 177
Appendix 191
Table of Contents of Appendix: 192
Marriage and Death Records from Germany 193
Christoph Rieke's Passport 194
Map of Osnabriick and Surroundings 196
Intent and Naturalization Papers, Victor & Fred 197
Rieke Land purchases in West Newton 198
George's Original German Letter of 1862 200
Imogene Coffey's Teachers' Certificate 202
Herman and A.V. Autographs 203
Wilhelmine's Letter to Herman 204
Victor's Stump Burner 206
Rieke Land Records in Cairo 206
School Attendance, Ben and Robert 210
Record of Family Traits 211
Governor's Commendation to Ben 215
Delbert's Placement Sheet 216
Two letters from Aunt Agnes 217
Reunion at the Herman Rieke Farm 220
Letters: Eleanor, Robert Christopher, David 221-229
Sources and Bibliography 231
Afterword 233
Blank pages for Continuing a Family Record 241
Genealogical Record and Index 245
Explanation for Genealogical Record and Index 246 <BR><BR>Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Rieke family, Minnesota Genealogy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-232) and indexes.
"June 1992."


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Library of Congress
CS71.R5663 1992

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xiv, 260 p. :
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