We pick up the story with Nikolaus Rech and wife Susanna Euler Rech moving to Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
"Their first home in the New World was in Scott Township, Vanderburg County, Indiana, where on April 1855, Grandfather Nikolaus Rech bought a farm from Richard Lankford for which he paid $1,125. The farm was located on Boonville-New Harmony Road, 12 miles from Evansville and was later the location of the Rescue Mission's Camp Reveal.
On February 20, 1855, a daughter, Susanne was born to them and on April 24, 1861, their son, William Jacob was born. A son, Nicholas, Jr. was born after the birth of Susanne and before the birth of William Jacob. He died in infancy. Their daughter, Karolina Wilhelmina, our mother, was born June 11, 1868.
In December 1868, Nikolaus Rech developed pneumonia, after having taken a load of hay to the market in Evansville and returning home in the empty wagon, was exposed to the extremely cold weather. On December 29, after an illness of two weeks, he died at the age of fifty-three. He was buried on New Year's Day, 1869, in the Salem Evangelical Church Cemetary, Darmstadt, Indiana, of which he and Grandmother Rech were members."
|Photo source: Nancy Maurer via Ancestry.com|
|Scott Township, Vanderburgh County (Rech farm is purple place pin)|