m. 29 APR 1820
m. Abt 1856
Facts and Events
[From Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, Sept. 27, 1929, p. 2]
Last Founder of Church Dies Here Thursday
Adam Brown Richardson, 94, After Long Illness; Was Pioneer Sailor and Farmer
A long illness yesterday morning claimed the life of one of the oldest residents of Manitowoc county when Adam Brown Richardson, 94 years 7 months and 8 days, died at the Holy Family hospital. Mr. Richardson was a pioneer sailor and farmer and was the last of the original founders of the St. James Episcopal church in this city.
Born in New York city on February 8, 1835, Mr. Richardson at the early age of nine went to sea and for many years traveled the seven seas to visit every port of importance in the world. He later came to the Great Lakes region, becomning a member of the St. James Church here nearly 77 years ago. The life history of Mr. Richardson is one of intriguing adventure as he was shipwrecked several times and was aboard ships catching fire off the Atlantic seaboard as well as having been in many gales which swept unprotected waters of oceans and lakes.
In 1856 he married Elizabeth Phipps, of Leamington, England, and they were the parents of four children, all of them living outside of Manitowoc. Mrs. Richardson died in 1909 and since then he lived a retired life on a farm immediately north of the city limits.
Four sons survive. They are F. I. Richardson of Appleton, Wm. M. of Kaukauna, T.A. of Tipler, Wis., and George B. of Tacoma, Wash.
Although in failing health for some time, Mr. Richardson objected to being removed to a hospital and was under constant care of a housekeeper and more lately under the careof a trained nurse. The housekeeper, now well over 80 years of age, was removed to the hospital early this week, she and her employer being taken at the same time.
Funeral services are to be held from the Frazier Mortuary, Ninth and Chicago streets, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will take place at Evergreen.
1870 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, Edward, age 35, Farmer, born in NY Richardson, Elisabeth, age 34, born in England Richardson, Frank, age 9, born in WI Richardson, Mead, age 7 Richardson, Thomas, age 6 Richardson, George, age 3
1880 US Census Manitowoc, WI Edward Richardson, age 46, Farmer, NY/Scotland/Scotland Elizabeth Richardson, age 46, Keeping House, England/England/England Frank Richardson, age 19, Farm Laborer, WI/NY/England William Richardson, age 17, Farm Laborer, WI/NY/England Thomas Richardson, age 14, -, WI/NY/England George Richardson, age 13, -, WI/NY/England
1900 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, Adam, age 64/Feb 1836, Farmer, NY/Scotland/Scotland, married 44 years Richardson, Elizabeth, age 63/Oct 1836, -, England/England/England, emigrated 1856 Runge, Mary (servant), age 50, May 1850, servant, Germany/Germany/Germany, emigrated 1876
1905 State Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.B., age=70, NY/Scotland, Farmer Richardson, Elizabeth, age=70, Eng/Eng
1910 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.B., age=75, Scotland/Scotland/Scotland [sic], Runge, Mary, age=50, WI/Germany/Germany, housekeeper
1920 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.B., age=84, NY/Scotland/Scotland, Runge, Mary, age=58, WI/Germany/Germany, housekeeper