Henry Ritter

1712–March 1761 (Age 49)
Oley Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Henry

When Henry Ritter was born in 1712, in Oley Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Georg Heinrich Hans Ritter, was 27 and his mother, Anna Maria Drupler, was 27. He married Barbara Faust in 1739, in Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in March 1761, in Albany Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 49, and was buried in Jacksonwald, Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Ritter
Barbara Faust
Marriage: 1739
Ferdinand Ritter
Jacob Ritter
Eva Rosina Ritter
Catherine Ritter
Anna Elisabeth Ritter

Spouse and Children

Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America


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Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rit(t)er ‘knight’, ‘mounted warrior’, Middle Low German ridder, applied as a status name, occupational name, or nickname. Compare Knight .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Henry Ritter (1712-1761) - Find A Grave Memorial
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Ritter -

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