Richard BARTH

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  • Name  Richard BARTH 
    Born  Feb 1855  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I4957  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  11 Dec 2018 

    Family  Mary A. Maystrick,   b. Sep 1869-70, Bohemia, Knox Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Otto Richard Barth, - Brown,   b. 30 Jun 1893, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1980, San Diego, San Diego Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frank A. Barth, - Brown,   b. Sep 1898, OK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    1900-OK Census, District 170, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
    1900-OK Census, District 170, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
    Richard Barth & Mary A. Maystrick

    Richard is a butcher involved with a meat market. Not to be confused with Richard Leon Barth, an Oklahoma City clothier.
    Family ID  F24879  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1903-OK City Directory, Oklahoma City - Richard Barth
    1903-OK City Directory, Oklahoma City - Richard Barth

  • Notes 
    • Immigrated from Germany in 1880. Both parents born in Germany. A sister, Lillie Maystrick, is listed in the 1900 US census as living in this household. Note that son, Otto Richard Barth (Brown)'s wife, Clementine Pokorny of IL, also has Maystrick/Maestrick ancestors. Lillie could be a sister-in-law.

      From great granddaughter of Richard:
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      I will call my grandfather's father Barth and step/adopted-father Brown to help prevent confusion. Also, I will call his mother Mary, since that was her name. I was told that Mary divorced Barth when my grandfather was around 5 years old. He remembered his father and loved him very much. However, Barth was not such a good husband. He beat Mary (which is why she left). She soon met Brown, married him and they moved to Mexico (where my grandfather was raised). Brown was a medical doctor and he adopted my grandfather and his brother, who was older (I didn't know of any other siblings). My grandfather was the youngest and learned to love his new father. His brother never accepted Brown, though. My Uncle Allen actually contacted this brother (his uncle) who lived in LA, but I don't know any other details.

      In the meantime, Barth was very upset about losing his family. He was an excellent marksman and loved to hunt. My Uncle Allen had a picture of him with his dogs and he looked pretty majestic with his rifle. He decided to go after Brown and get his family back. He went to Mexico and shot at Brown, missing him. The police were called and Barth was arrested. This was the last anyone ever saw of him. No one knows why he missed since he was such a good shot. Many thoughts have been expressed, but no one will ever know.

      This had to have happened before WWII because my grandfather was only a little boy at the time. As an adult who understood Mexican culture and could talk their language fluently, my grandfather never could find out what happened to his father. He went to Mexico several times searching for his father with no luck. I think he may have found the jail he was taken to, but lost the trail there. My grandfather was also a decorated officer with many Mexican contacts on at least one occasion. Since he lived in Mexico, my grandfather learned how to speak and read/write Spanish fluently. He also knew how to read, write and speak English, German, Latin, and 5 other languages fluently.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S18718] 1900 US Census.


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