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Stephen A. Ritter, Sr
Birth: Apr. 21, 1790
Winchester
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1867
Saint Louisville
Licking County
Ohio, USA

Hills History of Licking County:
St. Louisville was laid out in 1839 by John Bell and Stephen Ritter. Subsequently additions were laid out by John Evans and Wesley Coffman.
In the Ritter History written by George S. Ritter in 1935:
- Stephen was from Holand Twp, Nansemond Co., VA
- Moved to Wheeling WV after his marriage per Wheeling tax office in 1828
- Moved to St. Louisville OH when son Henry was 18
More about Stephen Ritter:
-Census 1820: Census of Frederick Co. VA list as Steven Rutter
-Census 1840: Lived in Newton Twp, Licking Co, OH
-According to census papers he is listed as illiterate and this is verified by sign papers that contain only his mark (X). It seems that this was not a factor with him becoming a financially successful person in his life. A note of interest is that Stephen signed his marriage bond with Henry Ritter, his future father-in-law, rather than with his wife to be as might be expected.
-Gravestone says Veteran but no record of service has been found to date.
-Occupation: Surveyor, Farmer, and bought and sold property.
-Property: 21/Apr/1841, Stephen Ritter bought 80 acres from James Beam for $400.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Adam Ritter (1750 - 1806)
  Anna Maria Ritter (1756 - 1830)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Polly Ritter Ritter (1790 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  Adam Ritter (1812 - 1866)*
  Lydia Ritter Trenary (1814 - 1892)*
  John Ritter (1817 - 1891)*
  Lucinda M. Ritter Gochanour (1823 - 1895)*
  Jacob Ritter (1824 - 1878)*
  Stephen A. Ritter (1825 - 1893)*
  Mary E. Ritter Edmond (1827 - ____)*
  Henry William Ritter (1829 - 1894)*
  Mathaias Ritter (1835 - 1882)*
 
 Sibling:
  Adam Ritter (1787 - ____)*
  Stephen A. Ritter (1790 - 1867)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Died age 77y, 6m.
 
Burial:
Evans Cemetery
Saint Louisville
Licking County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Donna
Originally Created by: Jamie L
Record added: Jan 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32788940
Stephen A. Ritter, Sr
Added by: Donna
 
Stephen A. Ritter, Sr
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
Stephen A. Ritter, Sr
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
 
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- GerryLynn
 Added: Mar. 21, 2016
Stephen A. RITTER was not from Holand Twp, Nansemond County, Virginia. In George RITTER's account states he was uncertain of his birthplace and was guessing at several "different" places where he might have been born. Stephen was born in Winchester, Frede...(Read more)
- The Pathfinder
 Added: Apr. 14, 2015

- dave murrey
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015
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