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151 COUNTY HISTORIES
Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Clarion Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Settled Families, Vol. II, Chicago, J. H. Beers & Co., 1898, p 1396-1397.
"The children born to them {Elias Ritz} were as follows: Lydia, who married Dr. Sousa; Mrs. Jacoby; Mrs. David Trune; Catherine, wife of Frederick Whitling; John; Elias, and Peter."

 
Sousa, Dr Charles M. (I2164)
 
152 DEATH RECORDS
Check for obituary in:
Obituaries from Clarion Newspapers 1895-1900
By Sally Jordan Reed
Compiled by Sally Jordan Reed
Published by Mechling Bookbindery, 2002
ISBN 0970382596, 9780970382597
246 pages

 
Ritts, William McClellan (I272)
 
153 DEATH RECORDS
Clarion County Death Docket No 1 page 79 line 30 - Louesa Ritts

Obituaries from Clarion Newspapers 1895-1900
By Sally Jordan Reed
Compiled by Sally Jordan Reed
Published by Mechling Bookbindery, 2002
ISBN 0970382596, 9780970382597
246 pages
page 144
Clarion Jacksonian 2/7/1898
"(2) Mrs. Daniel Ritts, one of the old residents of near St. Petersburg, was buried in the Reformed cemetery at that place Sunday. She had been ill for some months from a complication of diseases."

 
Hoffman, Louisa (I280)
 
154 DEATH RECORDS
Familysearch.org
Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999
Name: Johann Heinr. Weiss
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 31 Jan 1799
Event Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Event Place (Original): Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sex: Male
Age: 41
Birth Year (Estimated): 1758

Not sure this is our Henry Weiss but the date is right.

 
Weiss, Henry (I6091)
 
155 FAMILY RECORDS
Ancestry.com trees list nine children

 
Ritz, Catherine (I2121)
 
156 FAMILY RECORDS
Ancestry.com trees show 12 children

 
Ritz, Sophia (I2124)
 
157 FAMILY RECORDS
Armstrong/Rowoldt Family Tree on Ancestry.com
Mariga Vogele born Feb 16, 1780 in Macungie Twp, Northampton Co., PA

Also lists a Maria Mariah Anna born to Mariga and Christian on Oct 8, 1806 in Longswamp and married Charles Hamilton Haas and died Dec 4 1889 in Salem, Clarion, PA. They had many children.

 
Fegley, Anna Maria (I279)
 
158 FAMILY RECORDS
Charles Ritts, Sr. Notes
"Great Grandfather Ritts came from Holland (Lancaster)".

 
Ritts, Christian (I278)
 
159 FAMILY RECORDS
Charles Ritts, Sr. Notes
"LHR's father, a Scotchman owned his own schooner - went to sea and never returned when she was only 1 year old."

Some give his first name as Phillip Henry

 
Hoffman, Henry (I3532)
 
160 FAMILY RECORDS
Charles Ritts, Sr. Notes
"St. Peters Reformed Church, Clarion, Pa. confirmation May 13, 1871, D. O. Shoemaker - Pastor (profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ admitted into full communion)"

Marilyn Scott
Was an oil well driller. Drilled a well near the Westminster Presbyterian church in Sparta, Illinois. It is now a capped gas well. Was one of fourteen children, 7 girls and 7 boys. From eastern Ohio and/or western Pennsylvania?
Grew up in a 21 room house in St. Petersburg, Pennsylvania that had a fireplace in every room. It was later made into a nursing home.
Confirmed into St Peters Reformed Church in St. Petersburg, Pa on May 13, 1871. D.O. Shoemaker, Pastor.
Quote from letter by Thelma Scott:
"Barney V. Ritts drilled oil and gas wells throughout the midwest... Okla., S. Ill, Kansas, etc. They lived in Sparta during the winter months so they could go to school...after their mother, Anna, died at 33 yrs...they stayed with the McIlroy sisters...(two old maids)... In the summer they went with their Dad (Barney) and lived in a two-room tent. Irene was only thirteen when her mother died. When she was 17 yrs. old she married John Allen Snyder... then her three brothers came to live with them. That's why these three seem like brothers to me instead of uncles."
Anna died and Barney remarried a younger woman, primarily to have someone to take care of his children while he was away oil well drilling. Kids hated her and went to live with Irene when she married John Snyder.
Barney is buried in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, Illinois.

Miscellaneous records in Doug Wood's possession:
Barney may have died as a result of some industrial accident while working in Oklahoma
Barney was a member of the Sparta chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America society
Barney was also a member of the Elberon Lodge, in Sparta, of the Knights of Pythias.

The Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal benefit society organized in 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root. It began as an all male group, but in 1895 organized a women's group, the Royal Neighbors of America, which had existed previously as an unofficial female auxiliary to the Modern Woodmen. The organization and its local groups, called "camps," held social events and carried out benevolent work. Assessments of and benefits to members were an important part of the organization's purpose. The Modern Woodmen of America exists today as a legal reserve fraternal assessment society and the Woodman of the World is a Fraternal Life Insurance Society.

Source: Wikipedia
The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization founded at Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864.
The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor and friendship that are the center of the order.
The order has over 2,000 lodges in the United States and around the world, with a total membership of over 50,000 in 2003. Some lodges meet in structures referred to as Pythian Castles.

 
Ritts, Barney Vensel (I253)
 
161 FAMILY RECORDS
I am assuming that Elizabeth (of Hereford Township) who married Jonas Fetzer in January 1819 is the daughter of Elias and Barbara, born about 1793 (assuming she was born just before Barbara's death in about 1794. The only other Ritz living in Hereford Township in 1820 besides Elias was John Ritz (son of John Peter and too young to have Elizabeth as a daughter). I have not found additional records of Jonas and Elizabeth.

 
Ritz, Elizabeth (I6702)
 
162 FAMILY RECORDS
Irene Ritts
Farmer

Clarion County Death Docket No 1 page 177 line 39 - Daniel Ritts

Not sure where July 4, 1822 birth date came from

check for obituary in:
Obituaries from Clarion Newspapers 1895-1900
By Sally Jordan Reed
Compiled by Sally Jordan Reed
Published by Mechling Bookbindery, 2002
ISBN 0970382596, 9780970382597
246 pages

 
Ritts, Daniel S. (I264)
 
163 FAMILY RECORDS
Is it possible that Elias and Barbara had additional children besides Christian. There is about 10 years after Christian's birth until Barbara's death in about 1794.
Is Elizabeth (of Hereford Township) who married Jonas Fetzer in January 1819 a daughter?

 
Weiss, Barbara (I6088)
 
164 FAMILY RECORDS
Is it possible that Elias and Barbara had additional children besides Christian. There is about 10 years after Christian's birth until Barbara's death in about 1794.
Most likely Elizabeth (of Hereford Township) who married Jonas Fetzer in January 1819 is their daughter.

Did Elias marry Barbara Weiss have Christian and Elizabeth, then Barbara died and Elias remarried to Rosina and have 4 more boys and 5 girls?

Did they have a boy in about 1803 that died young?
Also why is there a second Elizabeth, born 1807?

 
Ritz, Elias (I6070)
 
165 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse

Marilyn Scott
Lists his death date as July 10, 1934

 
Ritts, Christian Henry Sr. (I267)
 
166 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
"Sometime in the 1870's the spelling was changed from Ritz to Ritts. All children were born in Clarion Co., Pa. - Note from Uncle Eli"

"Resided for many years at the old (toll) Pike Bridge, just West of Clarion. Where Nathan Ritts operated a ferry, before the new state bridge was erected."

Marilyn Scott
Died at his home after 6 month illness - kidney trouble.
Lumberman (Irene's notes).
Irene's handwritten notes indicate died on Jan 6. Also indicate 16 children (only 12 named in tree).

 
Ritts, Nathan (I265)
 
167 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
Jinny lists "burial in St. Petersburg Cemetery, Clarion Co., Pa."

Charles L. Ritts' notes
Died at hospital - Denver, Colo. - appendicitis.

Marilyn Scott
Mom's notes say she died at Leadville, Colorado (probably from Irene's handwritten notebook)
Irene's typed notes say she died at hospital in Denver of appendicitis.

 
Ritts, Laura M. (I276)
 
168 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
Jinny lists "died in Winnamucca, Nev."

Marilyn Scott
Living at Golconda, Nev. (Irene typed notes). Irene's handwritten notebook indicates birthdate was March 23, 1858. Also indicates 2 children, but three names: Kate, Joe, Benj.?? and/or Frank & Effie (think these were with Alice though).

 
Ritts, Nelson (I269)
 
169 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
Jinny lists burial place as "St. Petersburg Cemetery, Clarion Co., Pa."
"died of a fall at age 33 as a driller in Port Gibson, Mississippi"

Mervel Wood
Family story has William robbed and thrown out a hotel window.

Marilyn Scott
Cathy & Susan tell me that he died jumping out of a window after being caught with somebody else's wife.
Mom's notes say he died at Gibson, or Meridan, Mississippi (probably from Irene's handwritten notebook). Her notes also say he fell or was pushed out of a hotel window. Irene's typed notes identify place of death as Fort Gibson, Miss. Irene's handwritten notebook says he was born April 3 (suspect typo of person above).
Irene's handwritten notes refers to his as Billy and says he never married.

 
Ritts, William McClellan (I272)
 
170 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
Jinny lists her name as "Catherine Margarett Ritts" and never married

Charles L. Ritts' notes
Died of blood poisoning - caused by wound in knee from pin.

Marilyn Scott
Died in August of 1873 of blood poisoning caused by wound in knee from pin. (Irene's typed notes). Mom's notes had her name spelled Katherine. Irene's handwritten notebook has her name spelled Catherine. Irene's handwritten notebook refers to her as Cassy and has blood poison and nurse after her name.

 
Ritts, Katheryn Margaret (I271)
 
171 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
Jinny lists her name as "Leah Emma / Alice Lucy Ritts" and b. 13 March 1860

Marilyn Scott
Born March 13, 1860 in St Petersburg, Clarion Co, Pennsylvania.
Living at Ambridge (Irene's typed notes). Irene's handwritten notebook indicates 2 children, probably named Frank and Effie.

 
Ritts, Leah Alice (I270)
 
172 FAMILY RECORDS
Jinny R. Whitehouse
Jinny lists his name as "Francis"

Charles Ritts, Sr. listed his name as Pramois

Marilyn Scott
Home was in Leadville, Colorado. Not completely sure this was a male. Never married according to Irene's handwritten notebook.

 
Ritts, Francis (I268)
 
173 FAMILY RECORDS
Kinship tree on Ancestry.com by gsalley_1

Need much more research on the Bobenmoyer connection

 
Ritz, John (I6075)
 
174 FAMILY RECORDS
Last name spelled Huffman on some documents

Ambrose/Goode Tree on Rootsweb.com
Lists her father as Philip Henry Hoffman and mother as Mary Elizabeth Jackson

 
Hoffman, Louisa (I280)
 
175 FAMILY RECORDS
Marilyn Scott
No children (Irene's typed notes). & handwritten notebook.

 
Ritts, Daniel S. Jr. (I275)
 
176 FAMILY RECORDS
Nine children (4 sons and 5 daughters)

 
Ritz, Christian (I2097)
 
177 FAMILY RECORDS
Roberts-Bradshaw Family tree on Ancestry.com by Don Roberts. Lists Elias Ritz' birth date as 19 Aug 1799

 
Ritz, Elias (I2100)
 
178 FAMILY RECORDS
Schucker Darby Family Tree on Ancestry.com by BuckeyeSara1982

 
Ritz, George (I2095)
 
179 FAMILY RECORDS
There was a Mathias Weiss that lived in Longswamp and died intestate there in 1799. The inventory mentions his wife, Barbara, and also "Barbara Weiss the younger" and a Margaret Weiss. No mention of Henry Weiss.

 
Weiss, ? (I6090)
 
180 FAMILY RECORDS
This Elisabeth did not marry Jonas Fetzer in 1819 since she would have been only 12 years old.

Did this Elizabeth die young?

 
Ritz, Elisabeth (I2128)
 
181 IMMIGRATION RECORDS
Pennsylvania German Pioneers in Pennsylvania German Society, Vol XLII of the Proceedings of the Society, Vol I 1727-1777 by Strassburger and Hinke, 1934. Good critique of Rupp and Egle works.

Ships lists for Philadelphia arrivals
(List A): The Captain's List
(List B): The signers of the Oath of Allegiance to England
(List C): The signers of the Oath of Abjuration

p450
25 Aug 1751 (list 161C)
No listing of "Christian Ritz"

p452-3
5 Sept 1751 (List 162C)
"Christian Rits" listed on the ship Billander (Elizabeth) passenger list from Rotterdam and signed the Oath of Abjuration at the State House in Philadelphia. Possibly from the Palatine area of France/Germany.

p458
14 Sept 1751 (List 166C)
"Johan George Ritz" listed on the ship Duke of Bedford from Rotterdam and took the Oath of Abjuration at the courthouse in Philadelphia.

Names of Foreigners who took the Oaths of Allegiance by Egle, 1892 [Egle may have mixed the ship lists of Anderson and Billander]
p328
25 Aug 1751
"Christian Ritz" listed on the ship Anderson from Rotterdam on the passenger list (235 total)
26 Aug 1751
"Christian Ritz" listed on the ship Anderson from Rotterdam and signed the Oath of Allegiance

Immigration Records: Immigrants to Pennsylvania, 1600s-1800s at Genealogy.com
Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance, Names of Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance, 1727-1775
Page 263
List of Foreigners Imported in the Ship Hampshire, Thomas Cheeseman, Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Falmouth. Qualified Sept. 7, 1747
Lists: Joh. Friederich Ritz
page 335
List of Foreigners Imported in the Ship Duke of Bedford, Richard Jefferson, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Portsmouth. Qualified Sept. 14, 1751
Lists: Joh. Geo. Ritz
page 549
List of Passenger's Names on board the Peggy, John Elliott, Master, from Amsterdam, Nov 6, 1794
Lists: John Ritz
Page 328
List of Foreigners Imported in the Ship Anderson, Hugh Campbell, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes. Qualified Aug 25, 1751
Lists: Christian Ritz

Record of Indentures in Philadelphia, 1771-1773, List of Indentures
Page 38
On Dec 10, 1771, a John Grimes from the port of London was indentured to "Christian Ritz and his assigns ..." with residence in "Southwark", occupation of servant for 5 yrs, 3 mo for the amount of L15-7-4

 
Ritz, Christian (I6072)
 
182 LAND RECORDS
17 Mar 1828
John Purchased 10 acres from Peter Howerter in Longswamp Twp, Berks Co., PA

31 Mar 1832
John and Sophia sold the 10 acres to John Moll for $600

 
Ritz, John (I2102)
 
183 LAND RECORDS
25 Apr 1794
Elias Ritz of Longswamp (states he is a "Cordwainer" - shoemaker) and his wife Barbara sold land (32 acres and 115 perches) to Henry Weiss (Barbara's brother? And no mention of Henry's wife) for 98 pounds 7 pence in gold and silver. It states that this property adjoins property that Henry Weiss already owns. Vol. 29, p13.

 
Weiss, Barbara (I6088)
 
184 LAND RECORDS

Berks County


Berks County Recorder of Deeds, on-line

Prior to 1804
At some point John purchased 21 acres in Longswamp Twp. Check out George Greber (Geissler) who purchased this property on 27 Aug 1766 from Mathias Heinly.

20 Mar 1804
John Ritz sold to George Jacob Heissler 21 acres 36 perches for £50 in Longswamp Twp, Berks Co., PA. Recorded 6 Jun 1893. Vol 222, p 105-6.

29 May 1806 Henry Moll and his wife Rosina purchased 142 acres and then "... by legal proceedings thru[?] regular chain of titles duly had and obtained the last described quantity of 142 acres became vested in John Ritz ...". Vol 88, p170-2.

12 Apr 1817
John Ritz and his wife Magdalena sold 142 acres in Windsor Twp, Berks Co., PA to Daniel Hollenbach for £1450. Vol 88, p170-2.

Schuylkill Co., PA


No records found in Grantee or Grantor index for John Ritz or Christian Ritz

Northumberland Co., PA


No records found in Grantee or Grantor index for John Ritz

Luzerne Co., PA


No records found in Grantee or Grantor index for John Ritz

Columbia Co., PA


No records found in Grantee or Grantor index for John Ritz

 
Ritz, John (I6075)
 
185 LAND RECORDS

Philadelphia County


LDS grantor and grantee index available only at LDS location

Montgomery County


1784-
No records of any Ritz in grantor or grantee index

Berks County


Examined Familysearch.org Deeds, 1734-1866 ; Indexes, 1752-1926
Examined Miscellaneous Records, Grantor Index, film #008136153: no Elias Ritz listed
Examined Unrecorded Deeds, film #008704428: no Ritz, Weiss, Schneider

24 Apr 1794
Elias Ritz ("cordwainer") of District Twp purchased from Philip Diel "wheelright" and his wife Sophia 181 acres in Longswamp for £700, the land was called "Delay". The land was adjacent to Samuel Weiss and Bernard Faegelly. This transaction was witnessed by Henry Weiss (Elias' brother-in-law). Berks County Recorder of Deeds, on-line, Vol 1094 p63-4.

25 Apr 1794
Elias Ritz purchased from Philip and John Diel (executors for John Diel) two tracts of land in Longswamp (50 acres and 31 acres) for £132 10S. This transaction was witnessed by Henry Wiess. Berks County Recorder of Deeds, on-line, Vol 1094 p64-6.

25 Apr 1794
Elias Ritz ("Cordwainer") and his wife Barbara sold to Henry Weiss ("Yeoman", Barbara's brother) 32 acres in Longswamp. It states that this property adjoins property that Henry Weiss already owns. Berks County Recorder of Deeds, on-line, Vol. 29, p13.

8 Sep 1794
Elias Ritz, "Cordwainer", (no mention of a wife which means he did not have a wife at this time) sold 3 tracts of land (about 29 acres which was part of the 50 acres and 31 acres he purchased in April) to Philip Altenderfer, "Joiner", for £101 18S 9P. Berks County Recorder of Deeds, on-line, Vol 1094, p75-6.

This implies that Barbara died sometime between 25 April and 8 September of 1794.


13 Feb 1806
Elias Ritz and Rosina his wife sold to Hiob Ziegler 16 acres in Longswamp which was originally part of the land Elias bought from Philip Diel on 14 Apr 1794. Vol. 25, p191-2.

26 Mar 1806
Elias Ritz, "yeoman", and Rosina his wife sold to "his son Christian Ritz" 116 acres (called "Delay") in Longswamp Twp. Berks County Recorder of Deeds (on-line). Vol 1094, p66-7.

26 Mar 1806
Elias Ritz, "yeoman", and Rosina his wife sold to "my son Christian Ritz", "yeoman", 50 acres in Longswamp Twp. Berks Co. Recorder of Deeds (on-line). Vol 1094,p67-9.

11 Apr 1806
Elias Ritz of Windsor Twp purchased 30 acres for £175 from Michael Hillengas. Berks Co. Recorder of Deeds (on-line). Vol 972, p114-5.

I have not found any records for when Elias and Rosina sold this property.


8 Sept 1807
Elias Ritz purchased 14 acres in Windsor Township from Samuel Ely, Jacob Dwyer, and George Stizel. (see below record of 6 Apr 1812). Unrecorded deed, Berks Co. Historical Society.

6 April 1810
Elias Ritz and Rosina purchased with an indenture from Christian Brobst and his wife Elizabeth 4 tracts of land (201 acres) in Greenwich Twp. See Indenture below (5 April 1814).

I have not been able to locate this indenture between Elias and Christian Brobst.


6 Apr 1812
Elias Ritz and Rosina his wife (of Windsor Township) sold to Henry Hainly 14 acres in Windsor Township. Unrecorded deed, Berks Co. Historical Society.

25 Jan 1814
Peter Steinman, innkeeper of Hereford Twp, died sometime before 25 Jan 1814 (based on Letters of Administration), so Elias was aware of the efforts to settle Peter's estate and made the decision to pursue Peter's property including the inn.

5 April 1814
Elias Ritz ("of Windsor Twp, farmer") and Rosina his wife agreed to an indenture (3 separate notes, each for $1,000, due 1 April 1820, 1821, and 1822) for a total of $3,000 with Peter Leiby of Greenwich Twp, Greenwich Township. Basically Elias used his property to get a $3,000 loan.
Four tracts of land in Greenwich Twp containing 201 acres. 9 Jan 1816 Peter Leiby ("mortgagee") stated that Elias has satisfied his indenture of $3,000. Vol I, p 258-9.

I have not been able to locate any records for when Elias and Rosina sold this property.


26 Dec 1814
Per the Indenture of 15 April 1815: Elias Ritz "innholder of Hereford" (Elias moved into the house sometime between 26 Dec 1814 and 15 April 1815) purchased at auction on Dec 26, 1814 from the administrators of Peter Steinman "innkeeper" estate in Hereford Township two tracts of land, 51 acres and 16 acres for $3,025. Vol. 39, p108-110. The administrators requested of the court on 11 Nov 1814 to sell the land, and on 7 April 1815 the court accepted the results of the sale.
These two tracts were originally part of 4 tracts of land (73 acres) sold by Jacob Griesemer & Catherine his wife to John Kunnius on 10 Dec 1760 (2 tracts) and 13 April 1767 (other 2 tracts) Vol 15, p 222-4. John Kunnius "House Carpenter" of Reading and Catherine his wife then sold the 4 tracts to George Wiegener on 7 June 1795 for £1812 Vol 15, p 222-4. George Wiegener "yeoman" and Susannah his wife sold on 23 July 1803 the 4 tracts to Peter Steinman "cordwainer" for £1300. Vol 23, p 233-5.

1 Apr 1830
"THIS INDENTURE, Made the first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty. BETWEEN -- Elias Ritz of Hereford Township, Bucks [should be Berks] County and State of Pennsylvania, Inn Keeper, and Rosina, his wife, of the one part, -: AND :- CHARLES SAUCY of said Township and State, Doctor of Phisic, of the other part: ..." Eleven acres and 72 Perches for $320. Vol. 466, p153-5. Charles Sauce and Lydia (Elias and Rosina's daughter) his wife then sold this property to John and Jacob Hillegas, "store keepers", on 12 Apr 1830 for $330. Vol. 466,p155.

1 Apr 1830
Elias Ritz ("Innkeeper") and his wife Rosina of Hereford Twp, sold to Jacob and John Hillegas two pieces of land (51 acres and 5 acres) for $4,500. Witnessed by Charles M. Sause. Vol. 39, p110-12.

Lehigh County


17 Oct 1829
Elias purchased two tracts of land (59 acres and 13 acres) from Daniel Bickel and Catherine his wife in Upper Saucon Twp for $2672.13 This deed was reviewed as part of the estate assessment of Elias' property. Orphans Court Docket Vol 2, p 590-1. This deed is not recorded in the deed books.

Mortgagor Index checked (no Ritz)
Grantee Index checked (no Elias Ritz)
Grantor Index checked:
1 Apr 1834
John Ritz and his wife, Sophia, sold about 50 acres to John Weber for $1522. This was the property that Elias and Rosina lived on and was sold as part of the estate settlement. Rosina is mentioned as the widow of Elias. A little confusing - this property was sold to John Ritz by John Weber and Sarah his wife on 4 March 1828? Vol 23, p665-7

 
Ritz, Elias (I6070)
 
186 LAND RECORDS
An Indenture record (8 Sep 1818) where Margaret (Ritz) Yerrigen sold to Peter Ritz ("her father") states that Margaret is "one of the daughters of Peter Ritz". This implies there is at least one other daughter. Also it states that Margaret, wife of Peter, is deceased. Margaret Yerrigen was "entitled to one fifth part of said lands...". This implies there were 5 children to Peter and Anna Margareth.

 
Ritz, John Peter (I6074)
 
187 LAND RECORDS
Berks Co., PA
Checked Mortgagor Index for Henry Weiss - none listed

25 Apr 1794
Elias Ritz of Longswamp (states he is a "Cordwainer" - shoemaker) and his wife Barbara sold land (32 acres and 115 perches) to Henry Weiss (Barbara's brother? And no mention of Henry's wife) for 98 pounds 7 pence in gold and silver. It states that this property adjoins property that Henry Weiss already owns. Vol. 29, p13. 
Weiss, Henry (I6091)
 
188 LAND RECORDS
Berks Co., PA
Examined Familysearch.org Deeds, 1734-1866 ; Indexes, 1752-1926
Examined Miscellaneous records, 1752-1869; grantor and grantee indexes, 1752-1936
Film #008136155 Grantee Index:
Apr 14 1834 Ritz, Christian John Moyer by Shff Docket: Sff Vol 5, p 261 (Not sure where this volume is).

 
Ritts, Christian (I278)
 
189 LAND RECORDS
Deed 1 Apr 1830
"THIS INDENTURE, Made the first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
BETWEEN -- Elias Ritz of Hereford Township, Bucks {error, should be Berks}County and State of Pennsylvania, Inn Keeper, and Rosina, his wife, of the one part, -: AND :- CHARLES SAUCY of said Township and State, Doctor of Phisic, of the other part: ..." Eleven acres and 72 Perches for $320.
Assignment of Deed 12 Apr 1830
"...that Charles Sause the grantee within named and Lidia, his wife, ..." sold the same property to John and Jacob Hillegas for $330.
Great clue! Lidia is likely Elias and Rosina's daughter.

 
Ritz, Lydia (I2163)
 
190 LAND RECORDS
Deed 1 Apr 1830
"THIS INDENTURE, Made the first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
BETWEEN -- Elias Ritz of Hereford Township, Bucks {error, should be Berks}County and State of Pennsylvania, Inn Keeper, and Rosina, his wife, of the one part, -: AND :- CHARLES SAUCY of said Township and State, Doctor of Phisic, of the other part: ..." Eleven acres and 72 Perches for $320.
Assignment of Deed 12 Apr 1830
"...that Charles Sause the grantee within named and Lidia, his wife, ..." sold the same property to John and Jacob Hillegas for $330.
Great clue! Lidia is likely Elias and Rosina's daughter.

 
Sousa, Dr Charles M. (I2164)
 
191 LAND RECORDS
Very good description of the land transfer process for the 1600's and 1700's:
https://www.portal.hsp.org/subject-guides/subject-guide-20

Philadelphia County


Can be viewed only at LDS library
LDS Film #1318527 Grantor Index
LDS Film #1318561 Grantee Index

Berks County


Abt 1768
Christian Ritz purchased land in Hereford Township since he was taxed on this property in 1768. I have not found records of this purchase yet.

28 Nov 1772
Christian Ritz purchased land in Longswamp and District Townships from Richard Backhouse per the land record of 22 Apr 1802 (the closing of Christian's estate). I have not found records of this purchase yet.

22 Apr 1802
Julianna Ritz (widow of Christian Ritz), Peter Ritz, Elias Ritz, and John Ritz (heirs of Christian Ritz) sold for 196 pounds to Henry Long, 40 acres 28 perches, in Longswamp and District Townships.
This implies that the order of birth is Peter, Elias, then John if their names were recorded in order of age. Julianna and Peter used a mark for signature and Elias and John signed their names.

 
Ritz, Christian (I6072)
 
192 MARRIAGE RECORDS
Check the Lehigh County Historical Society newspaper records for anything on Frederick Wettling and Catherine Ritz marriage in about 1837-8.

 
Ritz, Catherine (I2121)
 
193 MARRIAGE RECORDS
Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church 1738 - 1889, Vol 1, p ?, Berks County Historical Society, Henry Janssen Library, CR-M575B
John Ritz and Sophia Schall 4-11-1822

 
Ritz, John (I2102)
 
194 MARRIAGE RECORDS
Elizabeth (of Hereford Township) married Jonas Fetzer in January 1819

 
Ritz, Elizabeth (I6702)
 
195 MARRIAGE RECORDS
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=059-MLI%201000435&County=059-
County: Pawnee - County Marriage License
Case: MLI-2010-00435
HESSER, ABE and KING, LELA
Date Filed: 07/09/1923
Person 1 RITTS, B V
Person 1 HESSER, ABE
Person 2 MEADORS, FRANCIS
Person 2 KING, LELA

Sources to help you find marriage and divorce information.
"Creek County is unique in many ways:
First, early Federal Court House marriage records, beginning in 1902, were sent at statehood, to the Muskogee County Court House [address].
Second, in 1922, because of the large amount of Indian Oil Lease litigation, TWO other Courts of Record were established by the State Legislature.
These Courts of Record are at Bristow and Drumright, and are still in operation. (Aug 2004) They have Marriage Records, which are not in the main Creek County Court House (at Sapulpa). No effort has been made to co-ordinate them. So, if Sapulpa tells you they have no listing, try the two other locations."
Source: Jean Brown, Genealogical Records Chairman, (Nancy Green Chapter 6-026-OK),"Creek County Marriage Records 1907-1921" (Sapulpa: July1989) p.1

 
Ritts, Barney Vensel (I253)
 
196 MEDICAL RECORDS
Yellow Fever Epidemic
Yellow fever was periodically rampant in Philadelphia from 1793 - 1799. It's possible that Henry Weiss died of this disease in late 1798 or early 1799 while he was a schoolmaster in Philadelphia.

 
Weiss, Henry (I6091)
 
197 MILITARY RECORDS
Revolutionary War records
A Henry Weiss is listed as a pensioner but listed as "March 1799 dead". See FamilySearch.org for info

 
Weiss, Henry (I6091)
 
198 NEWSPAPER RECORDS
Der Freidens-Bothe
1 November 1827, page 2, column 1
Microfilm, Lehigh County Historical Society, Allentown, PA
"Verheirathet,
Um vorletzten Sonntage durch den Ehrw. Hn. Faber, Doctor Charles Sause von Ober Hanover Taunship Montgomery County, mit Miss Lydia Ritz, Tochter des Hn. Elias Ritz von Hereford Taunship, Berks County."
[translation]
Married,
At the next to last Sunday by Rev. Hon. Faber, Doctor Charles Sause of Upper Hanover Township Montgomery County, with Miss Lydia Ritz, daughter of Hon. Elias Ritz of Hereford Township, Berks County.

This would mean their marriage was on Oct 21, 1827.

 
Ritz, Lydia (I2163)
 
199 NEWSPAPER RECORDS
Der Friedens-Bothe, 24th May, 1832, page 2, column 4
Microfilm, Lehigh County Historical Society, Allentown, PA
[not sure of my transcription]
"Starb,
Am lezten Samstag vor 8 Tagen in Ober Saucon, herr Elias Ritz, im 77sten Lebensjahr. Am solgenden Dienstag wurden seine Überreste zur Erbe bestattet, wobet ver Ebrw. Dr. Zeller eine passenbe Rebe hielt."

[My attempt at a translation]
Died,
Last Saturday 8 days ago in Upper Saucon, Mr. Elias Ritz, in his 77th year of life. The following Tuesday his remains were buried with a befitting sermon by Rev. Dr. Zeller.

This means he was 76 when he died, so his birth year was 1756. May 24 was a Thursday, so 8 days prior to the previous Saturday (May 19) makes it Friday, May 11, 1832, when Elias died. Reverend Daniel Zeller served as minister at the Jerusalem Reformed Church in Lehigh County from 1819 to 1851, at least.

 
Ritz, Elias (I6070)
 
200 NEWSPAPER RECORDS
Der Friedens-Bothe, 28th January, 1819, page ?, column 1
Microfilm, Lehigh County Historical Society, Allentown, PA
[not sure of my transcription]
"Northampton
Den 28ften Januar 1819
Berhenrathet
Um vorlezten sonntag burch Esquier Schuler, here Jonas Fetzer, von Montgomery County, mit Mis Elisabeth Ritz, von Hereford Taunschip, Berks County."

[My attempt at a translation]
Northampton
The 28th January 1819
Marriages
At last Sunday by Esquire Schuler, Mr. Jonas Fetzer, of Montgomery County, with Miss Elisabeth Ritz, of Hereford Township, Berks County.

The paper's date of 28 Jan 1819 is a Thursday, so the "Sunday last" is the prior Sunday of 24 Jan which is Jan 17, 1819. The newspaper says the marriage occurred in Northampton county which is North of Lehigh county (formed from Northampton in 1812).

 
Ritz, Elizabeth (I6702)
 

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