August W. Ritzinger

August W. Ritzinger

Birth
Hessen, Germany
Death 1912 (aged 63–64)
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Sec: 12, Lot: 32
Memorial ID 46003000 · View Source
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August W. Ritzinger was born in Woerstadt, near Maintz, in the Province of Hesse. He came to America at the age of 5 with his parents, Frederick and Marianne (Kamp) Ritzinger, in the year of 1853 settling in Indianapolis, IN. August married Martha Elizabeth Ramsay, daughter of John and Leah (McKeown) Ramsay, natives of Ohio. After schooling, August entered the banking industry in Indianapolis and then later moved to St. Paul, MN where he engaged in the wholesale trade of furniture. His wife, Martha died in St. Paul in 1908 at the age of 55 years. After her death August moved to Vancouver where he died in 1912 at the age of 64. August and Martha had four children: John, Marianne, Eleanor and Frederick.
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Augustus and Elizabeth (Lizzie) were partners in Straus and Robinson Millinery in St. Paul, MN. This was a mail order and training center for young ladies to become milliners in their homes across the Midwest. They published two to three mail order catalogs every year. There were two other stores, one in New York City and another in Paris, France. They traveled annually to Europe buy materials and get new ideas for their business.

The Ritzingers were also involved in the banking business (Ritzinger Bank) and the German Fire Insurance Company in Indianapolis, IN.


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Gravesite Details burial: DEC 28,1912

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46003000
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August W. Ritzinger (1848–1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46003000, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .