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Charles Ritts

Male Abt 1815 - 1895  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Charles Ritts  [1
    Born Abt 1815  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1895  , Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2183  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2016 

    Father Christian Ritts,   b. 31 Mar 1784, , Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1856, Richland, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria Fegley,   b. 16 Feb 1782, Macungie, Northampton, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1835  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 03 Mar 1805  Longswamp Township, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Catherine Hoff,   b. Abt 1816, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1872, Richland, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Abraham S. Ritts,   b. Abt 1836, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. David Ritts,   b. Abt 1838, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oil City, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Caroline Ritts,   b. 26 Jan 1840, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1906, Perry, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Mary Ritts,   b. 19 Dec 1841, St. Petersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1920, Pinecreek, Jefferson, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. James Ritts,   b. Abt 1847, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Warren, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Harvey Ritts,   b. Abt 1848, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Elizabeth Ritts,   b. Abt 1851, , Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Anna Ritts,   b. Abt 1854, , Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F891  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Allebach,   b. 4 Aug 1840, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1916, Richland, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Arminta Katherine Ritts,   b. May 1875, , Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles Lewis Ritts,   b. 29 Jan 1878, Richland, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1949, Foxburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. George Eli Ritts,   b. 9 Apr 1880, Richland, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1946, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Samuel Christian Ritts,   b. 23 Nov 1882, Richland, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1958, St. Petersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F867  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • REF: HISTORY OF CLARION COUNTY edited by A. J. Davis, 1887
      CHAPTER LXIX.
      HISTORY OF ST. PETERSBURG BOROUGH.
      By C. F. McNutt.
      "His mother, Catharine Sipler, bought four acres of land in what is now the borough, and erected thereon the first hotel in the town, in 1844. It was built ,on the present site of the St. Petersburg House. During the same year Samuel Laughner, a carpenter, came to the town, but moved to Salem township in a few years. Charles Ritts also came to the borough that year, built a log house, cleared some land, and afterwards engaged in farming. "

      REF: 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 36
      Clarion Democrat 10/31/1895
      "(6) Charles Ritts, an old citizen of this place, died last Thursday morning. His remains were buried on Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ash. (St. Petersburg Correspondence)"

      U.S. Census
      1840 Richland Twp, Venango Co., PA

      1850 Richland Twp, Clarion Co., PA
      Living next door to Christian Ritz

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny Valley Pennsylvania Volume 3, John W. Jordan, LL.D., (Name: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913;), 1037.
      "Before her marriage she was Caroline Ritts, daughter of Charles and Kate (Hoff) Ritts, and granddaughter of Christopher Ritts, who came to Richland township from Berks county at a very early period, cleared a farm and settled here with his family, on government land. He died in Clarion county many years ago; his son Charles, who had accomplanied his father from Berks county, inherited his property, and growing to maturity married and lived and died on the old place."

    2. [S8] 1850 U. S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Richland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, Roll 167, p. 179A.