Solomon Ritter

Solomon Ritter

Death 16 Mar 1887 (aged 76–77)
Burial Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
Plot Row 6
Memorial ID 69003597 · View Source
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The birth year for Solomon Ritter is questionable. The tombstone clearly says he was 77 years old when he died in 1887. But all then census records indicate he was born about 10 years earlier than 1810. Some trees online give his birth as March 15, 1799 in Greene, Franklin, Pennsylvania.

Solomon Ritter was the son of Tobias Ritter and Julieanna Willard.

His wife, Mary Whitmire, was probably his second wife.

1850 Census: Wayne, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Solomon Ritter, age 50, laborer
Mary Ritter, age 34
Nancy Ritter, age 20
Jeremiah Ritter, age 12
Eliza D. Ritter, age 10
Jackson Ritter, age 8
Washington Ritter, age 7
Sarah Ritter, age 5
Franklin Ritter, age 3
Cammilla Ritter, age 0

1860 Census: York, Noble, Indiana
Solomon Ritter, age 62, farmer
Mary Ritter, age 48
David Ritter, age 26
Jeremiah Ritter, age 22
Jackson Ritter, age 19
Nancy Ritter, age 28
Franklin Ritter, age 14
Camella Ritter, age 11
Margaret Ritter, age 8

1870 Census: Washington, Noble, Indiana
Solomon Ritter, age 70, retired farmer, born PA
Mary Ritter, age 57
Commella Ritter, age 20
Margaret E. Ritter, age 18

1880 Census: Washington, Noble, Indiana
Solomon Ritter, age 83
Mary Ritter, age 70
Amanda E. Ritter, age 5, granddaughter (most likely the daughter of Margaret who married John E. Miller.)

Several members of Solomon and Mary Ritter's family are buried at Oak Grove including son Jerome, daughter Nancy Gale, daughter Commella Miller Snoke, and Margaret E. (Bose) Miller.

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  • Maintained by: Linda Airgood Neal
  • Originally Created by: Mrs Ward
  • Added: 27 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69003597
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Ritter (1810–16 Mar 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69003597, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Linda Airgood Neal (contributor 46999713) .