When Dorothea Oberrath was born on 12 June 1872, in Pfersdorf, Poppenhausen, Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany, her father, Cornelius Bernhard Oberrath, was 33 and her mother, Anna Marie Neubert, was 38. She married Johann Georg Rittmann on 21 June 1893, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 20 August 1960, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.
form of a post-classical Greek name, from dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as in Theodora , but in reverse order). The masculine form Dorotheus was borne by several early Christian saints, the feminine by only two minor ones, but only the girl's name has survived. In modern use in the English-speaking world it represents either a 19th-century Latinization of Dorothy or a learned reborrowing.