Anton Ricken

1907–1945 (Age 38)
Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Anton

When Anton Ricken was born on 25 September 1907, in Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Peter Anton Ricken, was 28 and his mother, Anna Catharina Kuhnhenne, was 23. He died on 19 September 1945, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Peter Anton Ricken
1879–1962
Anna Catharina Kuhnhenne
1884–1958
Anton Ricken
1907–1945
Wilhelm Ricken
1908–1973
Josefa Ricken
1910–1999
Richard Ricken
1912–1912
Änne Ricken
1919–1990
Richard Ricken
1924–1944

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World Events (3)

1914

Age 7

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 7

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
1918

Age 11

Armistice ending World War I.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names composed with rīc ‘power(ful)’.2 Dutch: perhaps a respelling of Reichen, a patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rīc ‘powerful’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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