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Elias Ritz

Male Bef 1800 - 1857  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name 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 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jul 1857  , Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2100  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2016 

    Father Elias Ritz,   b. Abt 1762, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1 Jun 1832, Upper Saucon, Lehigh, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Rosina ? 
    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.
    Family ID F1955  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza Carnell,   b. 16 Jan 1808, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1889, Iberia, Morrow, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Amanda Ritz,   b. 23 Jan 1830, Warfordsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1901, Hopewell, Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Samuel D. Ritz,   b. Abt 1831, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Catherine M. Ritz,   b. 25 Mar 1834, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1852, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     4. Susanna Ritz,   b. Abt 1836, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ellen Ritz,   b. 25 Mar 1841, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1922, Albany, Linn, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Louisa Ritz,   b. 8 Mar 1842, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1858, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     7. Henry Clay Ritz,   b. 20 Apr 1844, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1851, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     8. Elizabeth Ritz,   b. Abt 1846, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sophia Ritz,   b. 22 Jul 1850, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1852, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     10. Anna E. Ritz,   b. Abt 1852, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F864  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ref: Roberts-Bradshaw Family tree on Ancestry.com by Don Roberts. Lists Elias Ritz' birth date as 19 Aug 1799

    • Baptismal record of St. Paul's or Smoke Church Congregation in Windsor Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1875, Berks County Historical Society, Henry Janssen Library, CR-S149, p 16.
      Ritz, Elias and Rosina (parents) Elias b. 1807 bapt. 10-11-1807, Matthias Sendel and Margaretha (sponsors).