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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Charles Henry Rittner
Sophia Mercy Ruswinkle
Marriage: 18 April 1906
Irene Helen Rittner
Mildred M Rittner
Carlton John "Carl" Rittner
Adeline Rittner
Viola Mae Rittner
Eleanor Emilie RITTNER
Lola Esther Rittner
Robert E Rittner Sr
Doris Evelyn Rittner
Sylvia Evena Rittner
Arnold C Rittner

Spouse and Children

18 April 1906
Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Irene Helen Rittner


    Mildred M Rittner


    Carlton John "Carl" Rittner



    Viola Mae Rittner


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)


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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