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Family: Elias Ritz/Rosina ? (F1955)

m. Abt 1795


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  • Father | Male
    Elias Ritz

    Born  Abt 1762  , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Before 1 Jun 1832  Upper Saucon, Lehigh, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Abt 1795   
    Other Spouse  Barbara Weiss | F1953 
    Married     
    Father  Christian Ritz | F1954 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Julianna ? | F1954 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Rosina ?

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father   
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    Child 1 | Male
    + John Ritz

    Born  27 Nov 1797  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Feb 1875  , Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    St. Petersburg Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sophia Schell | F860 
    Married  11 Apr 1822  , Rockland, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + Elias Ritz

    Born  Before 4 Aug 1800  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  11 Oct 1807  St. Paul's or Smoke Church, Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Jul 1857  , Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Eliza Carnell | F864 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    Peter Ritz

    Born  Abt 1801  , Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    Elisabeth Ritz

    Born  3 Mar 1807  Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  20 Sep 1807  St. Paul's or Smoke Church, Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Female
    Hannah Ritz

    Born  4 Nov 1810  Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  30 Dec 1810  St. Paul's or Smoke Church, Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Female
    Catherine Ritz

    Born  17 May 1812  Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  5 Jul 1812  St. Paul's or Smoke Church, Windsor, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Feb 1884  , Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Frederick Whitling | F872 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Female
    + Lydia Ritz

    Born  Abt 1805  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Charles M. Sousa | F874 
    Married     

  • Notes 
    • Possible that a daughter was named Rosina?
      Per Rev. B. E. Kramlich Pastoral Records 1858 - 1900, p 172 No. 1123: Esther Frederick died 1893 born in 1835 to Solomon Breidegm and wife Rosina born Ritz.
      This Rosina Ritz would have been born about 1800 - 1810
    • Commemorative biographical record of central Pennsylvania : including the counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion, Ancestry.com
      p952
      Mrs. Andrew Groff was a daughter of Samuel M. and Julia A. (Ritts) Kline, who were born, reared, and married in Berks County, then settled in Lycoming County. She died Feb 21, 1886 aged 88.
      Is this a daughter of Elias and Rosina? She would have been born about 1798.
    • History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, with illustrations ... Davis, A. J. (Aaron J.), Hathitrust.org
      p xxxiv
      William Lorah: states that he was born in 1825 in Berks county to Peter and Sarah (Ritts) and came with his parents in 1835 to Clarion county.
      On the other hand: William's brother John Lorah biography states that his parents were Peter and Sarah (Ritter) Lorah.
      Need to research this.
      1840 Census for Beaver, Venango, PA shows Peter with 3 boys and one girl. Appears his wife had died.
      1850 Census for Beaver, Clarion, PA shows Peter with 2 boys, wife Margaret (11 years younger than he) and a 5 year old daughter. Probably his second wife.
    • 1830 Hereford, Berks Co PA
      Lists Charles Souser (age 30-40), wife (20-30), and two girls under 5. Was this the Dr. Sousa that was mentioned that married Lydia Ritts?

      1840 Richland, Venango Co PA
      Lists a Charly M. Sousa (40-50 years old) and 2 girls.
      Lists a Adam Jacoby with wife and 3 boys and 9 girls. Is this one of Elias' and Rosina's daughters?
    • 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.