Born - June 8, 1835, Ontario
Son of John C. Ryckman and Mary Lincoln
Died - May 6, 1891, Aylmer, Ontario
Married - Sarah Jane Young, October 27, 1862, Elgin County, Ontario
Ida Ryckman b. October 04, 1863, d. June 07, 1933.
Mattie Ryckman, b. February 14, 1869, d. April 12, 1948; m. Walter Matthias Ellsworth.
In 1861 Census at Port Bruce, Malahide Township, Elgin County (Div., P. ) is List Rightman, age 29, labourer, no religion.
Lester Ryckman, is listed in the 1864 Port Bruce assessment rolls as a labourer, age 30 living at a place owned by Charles Lincoln. He has property assessed at $150.
In the 1871 Census, Elgin County, Ontario, Lester Ryckman is 38 years old, Church of England, a sawyer,origin German, District 006, Sub_dist A, Div 2, Page 75.
In the "Historical Atlas, Elgin County, Ontario Illustrated" H.R. Page and Co. Toronto 1872; Ryckman L. , Dexter, 1832, Canada, is described as a hotel proprietor.
Lester Ryckman was living in Dexter Ontario, Saturday, April 11, 1874; see story "The Blacks of Sparta - Buried Alive" Talbot Times Vol. VII, Issue 2, June 1988, p. 12-14.
According to the 1881 Census Ontario, District 163, Yarmouth township, Elgin county, Lester Ryckman was a hotel keeper. His wife Sarah Jane (Young) was of Scotch origin and a Methodist.
Lester Ryckman lived at 27 Sydenham cor. King; according to "Aldrich's Pocket Directory of the town of Aylmer, April 1888" p. 14.
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