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 Adam Ritter

Adam Ritter

Birth
Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Jan 1897 (aged 72)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Burial Neola, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section D
Memorial ID 153861160 · View Source
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possible birth name: "John Adam RITTER"

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ADAM RITTER, a well-known pioneer residing on section 16, Garner Township, first came here as early as June, 1846. He was born in Wythe County, West Virginia, July 24, 1812, a son of Michael and Phoebe (KETRON) RITTER, the father a native of Maryland and of German ancestry, and the mother a native of West Virginia and a daughter of Lawrence KETRON, a Pennsylvania German. Adam was seven years of age when his father moved to Burke's Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia, where he grew to manhood, employed in agricultural pursuits. In 1837 he married Nancy T. WARD, a woman who was born in that county, the daughter of Milton WARD, also of Virginia and of Martha, nee THOMPSON. In 1843 he moved to Hancock County, Illinois, settling at Macedonia, previously called Ramus. In the spring of 1846 he came by team and wagon to Council Bluffs, then a small village called Kanesville. About that time Colonel KANE raised a company for the Mexican War, called the Mormon Battalion. The same year Mr. RITTER settled on the land where he now lives, building a log cabin 12 x 14, with the old-fashioned fireplace, which structure still stands as an old landmark and relic of pioneer days; and ever since that date Mr. RITTER has steadily made this farm his home. It comprises eighty acres of land, three and a half miles from the city limits, and is very valuable property.


Politically, Mr. RITTER is a Democrat. He is seventy-eight years of age, well preserved, Frank and cordial in his manner and one of the highly esteemed citizens. His children are: Martha Ann, wife of John DINGMAN, of Garner Township; George, who lives near Ogden, Utah; John T., also near Ogden; Milton, of Garner Township; Archibald, a resident of Webster County, Nebraska; Eliza Jane, now the wife of Emanuel RICHARD, of Neola, who is a grain-buyer; Lizzie, now Mrs. John SMITH, also of Neola; and Jessie, who lives in Idaho.

source: “Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa”, 1891, pages 451 - 452

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obituary: Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil, Jan 15, 1897


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  • Created by: Genie Nuts 1976
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153861160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adam Ritter (22 Jul 1824–8 Jan 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153861160, citing Neola Township Cemetery, Neola, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Genie Nuts 1976 (contributor 47118364) .