Anna Ursula Ritz Goldman

Landkreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 10 May 1748 (aged 72–73)
Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 135178971 · View Source
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Amma Ursula Ritz (c. 1675-1748), was a daughter of Jois Ritz, a "citizen Bermerheims." She married Johann Conrad Goldman (c. 1664-c. 1712), a widower, on 25 November 1700, at Gundheim, Germany. Around 1709, they and their five chiidren left Germany and went to Holland, the first part of a migration that led to their arrival in New York in the summer of 1710. Apparently, two of the children died at sea, because a list of those in the Palatine camp at Hunterstown, east bank of the Hudson River, New York dated 4 July 1710, lists the Goldman family with two adults and three children. By 1bout 1717, Anna Ursula is listed as Widow Goldman, with three children. (I think perhaps the oldest son had left, because I believe there was a son born around 1711.) Around 1724, the Goldman family, along with a number of other Palagine German immigrants, left New York and went to Pennsylvania at the invitation of PA's Governor Keith.

"Conrad’s widow Anna Ursula never married again. Unusual during her lifetime. She raised her 4 or 5 children (Three of which were boys) alone on land that was allotted to the Goldman family in the Tulpehoken Settlement of Pennsylvania by Governor Keith. The orginail 150 acres is located 2 miles northwest of the Reformed church in present day Jackson township, Berks and Lebanon county line. Just east of Myerstown. They did not travel with the first group to Tulpehoken Settlement but followed soon after 1723. It is not know if the land was noted to the widow Goldman or her son Conrad when he was of age to own the land. (Incident at Tulpehoken by Francis Jennings, Christ Lutheran Church Records)" from a family tree found on line.

And from the same source, "The Rev. Johann N. Kurtz of Christ Lutheran Church, Wosendorf record her death by this entry; Buried Old Mrs. Goldman today." While the site of her grave is not definitely known, it seems likely she was buried here. (Her youngest son had helped lay the conrnerstone for the church buidling in 1743.)

I believe the children of Johann Conrad Goldman and Anna Ursula Ritz were:

1. Jacob Goldman (c. 1701-1750) m. Mary Abigail Brown, d. Augusta Co., Virginia in August or Sept. 1750.

2. Conrad Goldman, Jr. (c. 1702-c. 1755)

3. Mary Goldman (c. 1703-c. 1778) m. Frederick Starnes (c.1700-c.1775) and went to Virginia.

4. Unknown child, died at sea, c. 1710

5. unknown child, died at sea, c 1710

6. unknown child, born & died NY 1710/11.

7. Johan George Goldman (c. 1712-1820), went to North Carolina, died in Indiana at the age of 108.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Ursula Ritz Goldman (1675–10 May 1748), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135178971, citing Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by John Field Pankow (contributor 46637223) .