Christian & Christine Rieker
Immediate Family Genealogy

Christian RIEKER (1841 Oct 22 - 1877 Jun 15) g.17
Known As  REIKER, RICKER and other variants in military and pension records
Born  Zoar, Ohio (Tuscarawas County); US veteran records shows January 3, 1843, however, Ohio Official Roster records show age 20 when enlisted; His tombstone, which is gone, showed 1844;  Zoar records show October 22, 1844; See also Notes with John Rieker
Occupation  Weaver and blacksmith
Military  Private in 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company I, which mustered in Cleveland September 9, 1862, for the U. S. Civil War; fought and was captured July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Held prisoner of war at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, for 15 months (1963-1864); Exchanged out October 6, 1864, so sick he could not walk on his own; Mustered out at Charleston, South Carolina, July 10, 1865
Died  New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuscarawas County) while traveling on Society of Separatist of Zoar business (resident of Zoar at the time)
Buried  Zoar Cemetery, Zoar, Ohio (Tuscarawas County); Tombstone, which is gone, had name spelled "Reiker" and birth date of 1844; As of 2010, a newer Civil War veteran marker is on his grave with an eroded one restored nearby
Father  Johann Jacob RIECKER (1805 Mar 30 - 1871 Nov 16) g.16
Mother  Irma Marie BRAUN (1803 Nov 19 - 1842 Jun 2) g.16
Notes  Johann became John Rieker in America.  Irma might not be Christian's mother as explained in Notes with John Rieker.  She appears as Ana Maria Braun or Anna Marie Braun in a few records.

Marriage  1866 Apr 26, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Couple Resided  Zoar, Ohio (Tuscarawas County)
Christina Catherine BREYMAIER (1843 Aug 5 - 1928 Aug 10) g.17
Known As  Christine
Notes  She later married Daniel APP (b. - 1891 Nov 2) g.17

Number  6, listed chronologically
Theodore Edgar RIEKER (1868 Jun 10 - d.) g.18
Christian Florentine RIEKER (1869 Nov 16 - d.) g.18
Known As  Christ; Tucker records show Florence for middle name; One record shows first and middle names reversed as Florentine Christian
Mary Elizabeth RIEKER (1870 Oct 6 - 1923 Sep 17) g.18 see husband
Known As  Eliza
Emma Alice RIEKER (1874 Sep 1 - 1968 May 2) g.18 see husband
Jonathan Benjamin RIEKER (1876 Apr 20 - 1939 Dec 9) g.18
Matilda Christine RIEKER (1877 Dec 2 - 1923 Jun 13) g.18 see husband
Known As  Tillie; One record shows first and middle names as Mathilda Christina

After Christian died, Christina and her children moved to Bolivar, Ohio (Tuscarawas County).  In 1900 she moved to Akron, Ohio (Summit County).

Zoar in the Civil War by Philip E. Webber contains many letters Christian Rieker wrote during the war.

Places  Bolivar, Zoar, Zoar Cemetery
Sources  CST, PBH, SSZ, CTD, TSR, CCBB, TTP, Ohio Roster Commission's Official Roster, National Archives (military service and pension records)