Sophia Mercy Ruswinkle

26 February 1882–21 November 1969 (Age 87)
Riga Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Sophia Mercy

When Sophia Mercy Ruswinkle was born on 26 February 1882, in Riga Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Christoph Heinrich Ruswinkle, was 45 and her mother, Maria Elenora Freund, was 42. She married Charles Henry Rittner on 18 April 1906, in Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Summerfield Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Milan Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 21 November 1969, in Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Rittner
1884–1939
Sophia Mercy Ruswinkle
1882–1969
Marriage: 18 April 1906
Irene Helen Rittner
1907–1959
Mildred M Rittner
1909–1976
Carlton John "Carl" Rittner
1910–1991
Adeline Rittner
1912–1988
Viola Mae Rittner
1913–2005
Eleanor Emilie RITTNER
1915–2003
Lola Esther Rittner
1917–1963
Robert E Rittner Sr
1918–1993
Doris Evelyn Rittner
1920–1990
Sylvia Evena Rittner
1924–1999
Arnold C Rittner
1926–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 April 1906
Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
children

(11)

    Irene Helen Rittner

    Female1907–1959Female

    Mildred M Rittner

    Female1909–1976Female

    Carlton John "Carl" Rittner

    Male1910–1991Male

    Female1912–1988Female

    Viola Mae Rittner

    Female1913–2005Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Rittner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sofia Rittner in household of Charles Rittner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sophia M Rittner in household of Charles H Rittner, "United States Census, 1920"

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