Josefa Ricken

1910–1999 (Age 89)
Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Josefa

When Josefa Ricken was born on 28 November 1910, in Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Peter Anton Ricken, was 31 and her mother, Anna Catharina Kuhnhenne, was 26. She married Josef Martin Köster on 30 January 1939, in Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. She died on 28 December 1999, in her hometown, at the age of 89.

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Josefa Ricken
Josef Martin Köster
Marriage: 30 January 1939

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30 January 1939
Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

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World Events (8)


Age 4

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 4

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.

Age 26

Berlin, Germany hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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