Notes for Richard (Jr.) Meschede

Occupation: Farmer
Cause of death: Natural causes, probably apoplexy.

"The following transcript was written in 1957 by Anna Stockman"

Richard Meschede the son of Richard Meschede and Fredericka Pittman Maschede was born in St. Louis, Missouri October 15, 1892. At the age of 4 years he came with his parents to Saline County, Missouri. The family lived for awhile on the Petit Sauz plains later moving to the Missouri river bottoms and settled on a farm east of Laynesville, Missouri. He attended Sleete school on the Petit Saux plains and also attended parochial school at Glasgow, Missouri. He spent his early life in the home of his parents assisting his father with the farm duties.

After the death of his father in 1902 he moved to a farm he bought several miles north of his former home. His sister Fredericka kept house and he shared his home with her, his mother and his nephew Clarence Stockman, whom he helped to rear.

After the death of his mother and his sister Fredericka he made his home with his brother Joseph and family.

After the death of his brother Joseph he went to live with his nephew Clarence Stockman and wife who lived on his farm. He continued to live there until his death July 14, 1932. His funeral was held at the Immaculate Conception Church, Shackelford, Missouri, July 16 1932. He was buried at the Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, northwest of Shackelford, Missouri.

Richard Meschede never married.

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