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Dayton Rike, of German lineage, was born 1836 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was later a resident of Shelby County, Ohio. In 1858, he married Sarah J. Gilfillen. He served as a Private in Company K, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from February 1862 to August 1865.
William E. Rike, a brother to the above, was born in 1844 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He also was later a resident of Shelby County, Ohio. In 1869, he married Charlotte Gilfillen (sister of Sarah). He served as a Private in Company E, 185th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from February 1864 to September 1865.
Photograph and information submitted by Rich Wallace, Past President, Shelby County Historical Society and T. Fazzini, Camp #91, Ohio Department, SUVCW.