Peter Anton Ricken

1879–1962 (Age 83)
Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Peter Anton

When Peter Anton Ricken was born on 31 August 1879, in Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Caspar Joseph Anton Ricken, was 27 and his mother, Anna Maria Reuther, was 23. He married Anna Catharina Kuhnhenne on 15 May 1905, in Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 November 1962, in his hometown, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Peter Anton Ricken
Anna Catharina Kuhnhenne
Marriage: 15 May 1905
Anton Ricken
Wilhelm Ricken
Josefa Ricken
Richard Ricken
Änne Ricken
Richard Ricken

Spouse & Children

15 May 1905
Medebach, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Caspar Joseph Anton Ricken


  • Anna Maria Reuther




+3 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 11

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 35

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 35

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.

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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