Adam Richie was born in Virginia in 1801; married Mollie Spitzer in 1824; moved to this county ten years later, and settled where he now lives in sec. 8. Mr. Richie cleared his own land, as he entered it while it was all timber. Mrs. Richie died in 1852. He afterwards married Nancy Sprague. They have reared four children, three of whom survive. Mr. Richie, now seventy-eight years old, is hale and hearty, and working upon his farm just as he did during his younger days.


From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880