"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
AUGUST CARITEY, whose fine productive farm of 114 acres is situated in Cynthian township, one-quarter mile west of the St. Mary turnpike road, two miles south of Fort Loramie and two miles north of Newport, O., was born in France, May 4, 1840, a son of August and Louisa (Ducette) Caritey.
The parents of Mr. Caritey were born in France and there the mother died when aged twenty-five years, leaving but the one child. The father married (second) Josephine Velyon, and they came to America in 1850. For the first five years after reaching the United States, Mr. Caritey and family lived at Ironton, O., moving then to Shelby county and living first in Cynthian and later in McLean township. Mr. Caritey and wife then moved to a western state, where she died and he then returned to Shelby county, locating first in Loramie township but afterward moving into Cynthian township, where he died in his sixty-sixth year. His burial was in the cemetery at Newport, connected with St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church of which he had been a member. Three of his sons survive: Julius, August and Joseph, while two, Ezebiah and Amiel, are deceased.
August Caritey was ten years old when his father brought the family to America and his early schooling was secured at Portsmouth and Ironton, O. Afterward he was variously employed and being willing and industrious had no difficulty in securing work by the day. After his marriage he located for a time at Fort Loramie and then bought a farm of sixty acres in the Sherman Special School District and operated it until he had a chance to sell to advantage, when he came to his present place. Here he has made many improvements, putting up all the substantial buildings now standing, has done considerable draining and has kept his soil in fine condition through his
experienced methods of cultivation. With the exception of twenty-three acres he has all his land under cultivation and carries on a general farming line.
Mr. Caritey married Miss Gertrude Brucken, who was born in Germany, and they have had the following children: Christina, who is the wife of Albert Berry, residing in Turtle Creek township; Elizabeth, who is the wife of Henry Varno and they live in McLean township; Mary, who is the wife of Frank Mosey, living at Sidney; Jane, who is the wife of Albert Snyder, of Dayton, O.; Catherine, who is the wife of Joseph Brady, of Dayton; Sophia. who married Oliver Davis, lives at Sidney; and Clara, Josephine. Joseph and Emeline, all of whom live at home. Mr. Caritey and family belong to St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church at Newport, O. This is a very well-known family and collectively and individually they have many friends. Mr. Caritey is a democrat in politics and for three years served as road supervisor in McLean township, reside in section 8, on his valuable farm of 148 acres, District Board.