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Charlotte Persinger Rittenhouse
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Birth: unknown
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1903
Elizabethtown
Hardin County
Illinois, USA

Charlotte Persinger Rittenhouse was living with her daughter, Hattie, in Elizabethtown village, Hardin Co., IL. Since she died in Hardin County, she was buried in the same cemetery as her daughter, Hattie. (Hattie's death record shows she is buried in Peters Creek Cemetery, Hardin Co., IL.)
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"MARRIAGE RECORD"
Groom: RITTENHOUSE, HENRY; Bride: PERSINGER, CHARLOTTE; Date: 1863-09-20; Volume/Page: ; License No.: 00003411; County: SCHUYLER (IL.).

SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900
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On Sept. 16, 1863 [sic] {Sept. 20, per above}, he {Henry Rittenhouse} was married to Miss Charlotte Persinger, who was born and reared in Schuyler county, her parents being Allen and Paulina (Peters) Persinger. About two months after his marriage Mr. Rittenhouse came with his wife to Hardin county {IL.}, where he rented land until 1875, when he bought forty acres, about half of which was cleared, and lived on that place for five years. He then removed to the place where {they} now live. The farm is known as the "Jackson Farm," contains 188 acres, and is one of the best in the neighborhood ...{text omitted}... The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Rittenhouse are Rosa, Laura, Peyton, William A., Hattie and Pennington. Rosa died at the age of six months; Laura and Peyton were twins; Peyton died and Laura is the wife of Joseph Riggs living near; William is an attorney and abstractor of titles in Chicago; was educated at the Northern Indiana normal, at Valparaiso, read law with Col. Dick Taylor, and practiced for a while at Shawneetown. In Chicago he was associated with Mrs. Deneen, who was elected governor of Illinois in 1904. Hattie and Pennington were twins. The latter died and the former is now the county superintendent of the Hardin county schools. She was educated at the Normal school at Carbondale and began teaching at the age of seventeen. Mrs. Rittenhouse is a member of the methodist Episcopal church. The daughter is a Baptist.

SOURCE [link]: http://genealogytrails.com/ill/schuyler/HenryRittenhousebio.html
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CHILDREN:
1. Rosa RITTENHOUSE, b.~1865-66, d. at age 6 mo.s.
2. Laura RITTENHOUSE (twin of Peyton), b.Mar-1867, d.1911, m. to Joseph M. Riggs, b.Jul-1866, d.1952..
3. Peyton RITTENHOUSE (twin of Laura), b.Mar-1867, d.????.
4. William A. RITTENHOUSE, b.~1869, d.????, resided Chicago.
5. Hattie M. RITTENHOUSE (twin with H.P.), b.~1872, d.????, m. to ????, resided Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., IL.
6. Henry Pennington RITTENHOUSE (twin with Hattie), b.~1872, d.????, resided Hardin Co., IL.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Allen Persinger (1805 - 1879)
  Paulina Peters Persinger (1807 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Rittenhouse (1840 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Laura K Rittenhouse Riggs (1867 - 1911)*
  William Allen Rittenhouse (1869 - 1949)*
  Hattie Musidore Rittenhouse (1871 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlotte Persinger Rittenhouse (____ - 1903)
  Liberty Green Persinger (1831 - 1907)*
  Alonzo Persinger (1839 - 1851)*
  Mary Persinger (1846 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Peters Creek Cemetery
Peters Creek
Hardin County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: May 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69636243
Charlotte <i>Persinger</i> Rittenhouse
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