Ella L Ritter

1853–before 1963 (Age 110)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ella L

When Ella L Ritter was born in 1853, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Horatio Kartatie Ritter, was 31 and her mother, Lenora Eason, was 26. She lived in Hampden, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died before 1963, at the age of 109.

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Horatio Kartatie Ritter
Lenora Eason
Mary Ritter
Ella L Ritter
William Emerson Ritter
Frank Leslie Ritter
Flora Orilla Ritter

Parents and Siblings

    Horatio Kartatie Ritter


    Lenora Eason




World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 29

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ella Retter in household of Horatio Retter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ella Ritter in household of Ezra Ritter, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Ella Ritter in household of Esra Ritter, "New York State Census, 1855"

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