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George Jacob Riffel
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Birth: 1754
Death: May 23, 1775

Age 21 Years

Update note:
Father Ritter's pastorate spanned the years of the Revolutionary War. Other than a remark written in conjunction with a record of a burial made on 23 May 1775, we have no statements of his attitude during those stirring times. The internment which prompted a revelation of his feelings wasa that of a young man, George Jacob Riffel, a little over twently years of age and married but two years who had been shot dead by a "certain Daniel Starr taking him, so he said, for a deer." Father Ritter added to the usual record of death the following: "-May this victim be the last in these most fateful times!" Whatever his feelings, Father Ritter took the Oath of Allegiance to the new government on 14 June 1778 before Justice John Old. His name is found on the preserved list as Jo'es Bap'ta Ritter the same form that he used in his register in signing a record of a conversion on 16 March 1783. As was the case with most of the people of the times, he no doubt, attempted to maintain his routine of priestly labor as best as conditions would permit. ("MBSC"-book, page 26)

Sources: "Most Blessed Sacrament Church Bally, PA Originally known as St. Paul's Chapel of Goshenhoppen, Berks County, PA." Information Compiled and Researched by Edward H. Quinter Pottstown, PA. In collaboration with Rev. Monsignor Charles L. Allwein Pastor-Emeritus 1976

Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Mar 07, 2009
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George Jacob Riffel
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