Biography of John Eden Ritter


Ritter, John, Eden, p. o. Hamburg, was born in Eden, February 15, 1860, and received a limited education from the district school. After the death of his father he assumed the care of the farm, caring for his mother until her death. In November, 1894, he married Mrs. Emma Britton, a native of Niagara Falls, and they have four children: Lulu, Samuel, Irene and Edna. Mr. Ritter's father, John Conrad Ritter, was born in Germany in 1820, and came to America about 1849. His wife was Dorothy Proeppert, and they had eight children: Minnie, Anna, Dorothy, John, Caroline, Julia, Louisa and Clara. Mr. Ritter died September 22, 1876, and his wife died April 19, 1894.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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