Johannes Richter and Anna Marie Kreutzer
Both Johannes (John) Richter and Anna Marie (also known as Mary or Anna) Kreutzer were born in Bavaria, Germany – Johannes on March 17, 1817 and Anna in September of 1826. They both arrived in New York City around 1847 and were married in St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City on November 13, 1848. By 1860 they had settled in Fosters Meadow on Fosters Meadow Road in what was then known as Springfield (in the 20th century the area was renamed Rosedale). Johannes was a farmer who in 1880 owned 10 tilled acres, three horses, two cows and grew crops of corn and potatoes.
Both Johannes and Anna Marie lived out the rest of their lives on Fosters Meadow Road. Johann died on September 17, 1888 and Anna Marie died September 13, 1900. Both Johann and Anna Marie are buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.
A 1935 anniversary announcement for Johann and Anna Marie’s son, George notes that the Richters were among the first (German) settlers of Rosedale.
My research indicates Johannes and Anna Marie had 75 grandchildren!
Johannes and Anna Marie had at least eight children, as follows:
John married first, Johanna Felten (1849-1887) at St. Boniface on February 10, 1874. Johanna was born on August 6, 1849 on Long Island, and moved with her family to Fosters Meadow around the age of 11. Johanna died on July 27, 1887 in Fosters Meadow a few months after the birth of her eighth child. I believe Johanna is buried in St. Boniface Cemetery, but have been unable to confirm this.
After Johanna’s death, John married Rose Jankowska (1864-1945). Rose was born in Poland on August 14, 1864. She and John had an additional four children. Rose died in 1945 in Queens and is buried in St. Johns Cemetery in Riverhead.
John Richter died on October 27, 1921 in Riverhead and is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Riverhead.
Lena passed away in Riverhead on January 1, 1938. Henry passed away at the age of 91 on February 24, 1948 in Southampton. Both Henry and Magdalena are buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Riverhead.
Children of John Richter and Johanna Felten:
Children of John Richter and Rose Jankowska:
Children of Anna Richter and Frederick Reisert:
Children of Mary Richter and George Reinhardt:
Children of George Richter and Katharina Morgenthaler:
Children of Jacob Richter and Margaret Hoppenhauer
Children of Magdalena Richter and Henry Zimmerman:
14.Florence Zimmerman b. May 16, 1904 in Rosedale/d. March 28, 1993 in Riverhead/buried St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Riverhead. On August 13, 1923 married in New York City, Stephen (Stefan) Francis Richter b. October 29, 1897, Fosters Meadow/d. August 22, 1960, Manorville/ buried Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery, Riverhead.
Children of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Richter and Frank (Franz) Felten:
Children of Christian Richter and Margaret Dubon:
This research is based on online records research as well as records from St. Boniface. If any of my Richter cousins would like to provide additional information or documents, please feel free to contact me.
Submitted by Kathy Castagnetta, 3rd great-granddaughter of Johannes Richter and Anna Maria Kreutzer.
Submitted: February 2022