Obit: Richeleu, Christina M. (1836 - 1914)

Contact: Stan


----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 01/15/1914

Richeleu, Christina M. (29 Jan 1836 - 8 Jan 1914)

Christina Marie Christensen was born Jan. 29, 1836 at Trondjhem, Norway. In 1850 she came to America, locating at Black River Falls, Wis. In 1861 she was married to Carl Richeleu, to this union seven children were born, four of which are now living.

Later the family moved from Black River Falls to Springfield, Wis., where they engaged in farming until 1871, when they came to Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. The family has been well known here for many years, having lived on numerous farms in and about Greenwood, with the exception of three years spent in Idaho.

On Thursday, Jan. 8th, Mrs. Richeleu appeared to be in her usual good state of health, but was called from this earth that evening before any medical assistance could be had. She was 77 years, 11 months and 8 days of age.

One brother, Ole Christensen, of Marysville, Wash., three sons, Chris of Atwood, Chas. of Tacoma, Wash., and Martin of Greenwood, and Mary Nixon of Seattle, Wash., and a husband are left to mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church in this city, and interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. A.B. Dyre officiated.



Bio: Richeleu, Christina M. (29 Jan 1836 - 8 Jan 1914)

Contact: Janet


Surnames: Richeleu, Richlieu, Richleiu


----Sources: Cemetery Records, Family Records, Postcard -Steve Robert's collection


Carl Richelieu 11 Sep 1838–17 Nov 1917

Father: Richeliew, Nathaniel Karensius
Mother: Karen Olsdatter
Marriage: February 1862, Wisconsin, United States to Christina Marie Christensen (29 Jan 1836–8 Jan 1914)

Five of the seven Children of Christina Marie Christensen and Carl Richelieu: Martin Theodore Richelieu, 24 Jul 1864, Black River Falls, WI–1 Jul 1931, Abbotsford, WI; Christian Richelieu 12 Apr 1865, Eaton, WI–21 Feb 1959, Greenwood, WI; Mary Caroline Richelau, 30 Sep 1868–Seattle, WA 1965; Charles Richelieu 24 May 1874, Eaton, WI–27 Dec 1951; Baby Girl Richelieu, 1876, Greenwood, WI - 1876 Greenwood


A Submitted Postcard has a hand written title "Celebrating the Golden Wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Richeleu June 29, 1911".  If the photo was taken in 1911, that would have been Christina's 75th birthday, their 49th anniversary would have been then next month, Feb 1911.


***This name is sometimes spelled Richlieu or even Richleiu.



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