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karen ritter (#47520026)
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Wendy Van Roekel
Ritter Knouse Walter
Hi Karen, Thanks for the note about Casper Ritter's line with Anna Maria or Mary Anne Knouse - she appears to be listed as Mary Walter, wife of Mathias (Mem #36483138) and her husband Matthias Walter (Mem #36483167)
These two people have been input by a contributor named Sharon.
I am not sure how to connect this with 3 different contributors. Think they each have to do one connection. The contributor of the child apparently has to connect the child onto the parents' Memorial numbers to make family connections.
The parents, Daniel Knouse/Knaus and Eliz. Ritter Knaus input by Pat Callahan (inactive) (Mem #30396655) appear to be on the pictured headstone together, listed with their dau Eva and her husband.
My grandmother, Mary Ann Lewis Walter (Mem#73956760 - which I had input) hooks up with Phyllis Peterson's initial data entry of her father Jacob John Walter 1807-1880 (Mem #14043824) who is the son of Mary Anne Knouse and MAtthias Walter.
The parentage will need to be linked by each contributor of this family line.
Your clarifications have been put with my genealogical notes and I appreciate your information. I will see if I can contact some of the people to help connect this line through. have you gotten any response from other on joining this line? Wendy Van Roekel
Added by Wendy Van Roekel on Nov 17, 2011 1:05 PM
Daffy Duck
RE: Ritter Wills

I'd recommend that you look at the Dryland Union Church Cemetery inscriptions by Maria Von Steuben in 1920. It contains information on older inscriptions that aren't necessarily on the two large markers at Dryland Cemetery. It is a microfilm at the Mormon Church -- film # 1029736, Item # 8.

You should also look at the book called "Forks in the Delaware" by Rev. Henry Martyn Keiffer. It is accessible online throught the Mormon Church website. You can search the book by looking up by last name.
Added by Daffy Duck on Jun 13, 2011 9:00 AM
Daffy Duck
RE: Ritter Wills


Look at the cemetery photo of Reichert Merrtz at Dryland Cemetery (#19011525). You can seen a partial list of the Ritter family members buried there.

Added by Daffy Duck on Jun 13, 2011 8:53 AM
Daffy Duck
RE: Ritter Wills

Correction, no links made for the sisters. That was the wrong Caspar Ritter.

A few other itmes...

Jacob Balliet's sister, Barbara Balliet was married to Daniel Ritter, a brother of Anna Maria Ritter and Elizabeth Barbara Ritter. I found a Daniel Ritter (#70198038), who is buried in the Dryland Church Cemetery.

Caspar Ritter and his wife, Anna Maria, are probably buried at the Dryland Church cemetery. They aren't on Find-a-Grave, but I think they were listed on one of the two big memorials.

If you e-mail me your contact information I will send you parts of the book on the Balliet family that talk about the Ritter family if you haven't seen this already.

The Balliet books mentions there were four brothers (Paul, Henry, Martin and Caspar) that arrived in Philadelphia on Sept 11, 1732. Caspar and Ana Maria were listed as having eight children although not all the names were listed.
Added by Daffy Duck on Jun 13, 2011 8:39 AM
Daffy Duck
RE: Ritter Wills


Thanks again. I've linked Jacob Balliet's two wives -- the Ritter sisters to their parents Caspar and Anna Maria,

Daffy Duck
Added by Daffy Duck on Jun 12, 2011 4:52 PM
Daffy Duck
RE: Ritter Wills

Thanks for that information. This is different from what I was lead to believe.

I have a copy of a book entitled "The Balliet, Balliett, Balliette, Balyeat and Bolyard and Allied Families", by Stephen Clay Balliet that was published in 1968. My grandmother received a coppy directly from the author.

This book indicated that both the old wills from Casper and Anna Maria were in German. I hadn't bothered to check to see if this was accurate or not. I'll need to take a look at these if I ever get back to Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions or have other information, my e-mail address is:


Daffy Duck

Added by Daffy Duck on Jun 12, 2011 4:45 PM

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