Charles Henry Ritchey was born 164 years ago – April 14, 1848 – in Rushville, Illinois. Charles was the son of Charles Ritchey and Amanda McKee. Charles Henry married Lucinda Amanda Jewell. They had 8 children: Charles Thomas, Mary Emma, James Eben, Elmer Cross, Edith Helen, Zillah Maude, Arthur W. and Francis Sumber Ritchey. The family moved to Custer County, Nebraska.