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Peter Julian Ritger

Peter Julian Ritger

Male 1846 - 1898  (52 years)

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  • Name Peter Julian Ritger  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Born 10 Jan 1846  Kleinwallstadt, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Naturalization 7 Oct 1875  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 15
    509 North 5th Street 
    Departure 1894  Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Arrival 30 Oct 1894  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Departure Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Immigration 30 Oct 1894  Ellis Island, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Return From Germany 
    Occupation Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Potter- 495 North 5th Street 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1895  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    495 North 5th Street 
    Cause of Death Tuberculosis 
    Buried 1898  East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 19 Aug 1898  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 17
    Person ID I6  Descendants of Christmann Rittger
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 

    Father Franz Anton Rittger,   b. 7 Apr 1817, Kleinwallstadt, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1882, Kleinwallstadt, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Anna Maria Reichert,   b. 19 Oct 1815, Eisenbach, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1857, Kleinwallstadt, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 27 Apr 1841  Kleinwallstadt, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederika Hinderer,   b. 31 May 1849, Rudersberg, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1930, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1871  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • 181 Washington Street: German Evangelical Protestant Church
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Anton Ritger,   b. 16 Oct 1872, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1913, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Barbara Katherine Ritger,   b. 3 Oct 1874, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1920  (Age 45 years)  [Natural]
     3. Joseph Ritger,   b. 30 Jul 1876, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1890  (Age 13 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Peter Frederick Ritger,   b. 5 Oct 1878, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1960  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Rosalia Barbara Ritger,   b. 23 Nov 1880, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1966, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
     6. William Augustine Ritger,   b. 23 Sep 1882, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1970, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
    +7. Sebastian August Ritger,   b. 31 Jul 1884, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1962  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
     8. Mary Ritger,   b. 22 Nov 1885, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1886, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
    +9. Otto Peter Ritger,   b. 31 Jul 1887, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1972, South Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
     10. Frank John Ritger,   b. 7 Jul 1889, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1918, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [Natural]
    +11. Frederic Charles Ritger,   b. 29 Mar 1891, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1982, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Natural]
     12. Leo A. Ritger,   b. 17 Jul 1892, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1893, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
    +13. Paul Adam Ritger,   b. 29 May 1894, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1970, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
    Photos
    Peter Ritger's Family of Newark, New Jersey
    Peter Ritger's Family of Newark, New Jersey
    This family photo includes my grandfather (Frederic) and great grandfather (Peter) and great grandmother (Frederika Hinderer). Standing from left to right - William A., Peter F., Anton, Barbara Katherine. Front row from left to right - Rose (seated), Frederic Charles (standing), Frederika Hinderer (seated), Paul Adam (in Frederika's lap), Frank John (standing), Peter (seated), Otto Peter (seated) and Sebastian A. (standing). Not shown: Joseph, Mary and Leo A. I digitally restored this photo from a scan of an original print.
    Peter Ritger's Family of Newark, New Jersey
    Peter Ritger's Family of Newark, New Jersey
    Standing (Left to Right) Frank John, Sebastian August,William A., Anton, Peter F.
    Seated (Left to Right)Rose Barbara, Paul Adam, Barbara Katherine, Frederic Charles, Otto Peter
    Documents
    Newspaper Article - $10,000 Fire Nearly Suffocates Trio - Newark, New Jersey
    Newspaper Article - $10,000 Fire Nearly Suffocates Trio - Newark, New Jersey
    Article describes the fire at the Ritger Exelsior Pottery factory. This article mentions how lucky my grandfather was in getting out alive.
    Marriage Certificate - Peter and Frederika Ritger
    Marriage Certificate - Peter and Frederika Ritger
    Certificate of Marriage for Peter Ritger of Kleinwallstadt, Germany and Frederika Hinderer of Ruderberg, Germany - June 8, 1871. The ceremony was witnessed by Michael Buehler and Robert Lumbert and took place in the German Evangelical Protestant Church in Newark, New Jersey USA.
    Newspaper Article - Water Low At Pottery Blaze
Newark, New Jersey
    Newspaper Article - Water Low At Pottery Blaze Newark, New Jersey
    I found this article in a scrap book that my grandfather had put together. This was quite a family tragedy but luckily nobody was seriously injured.
    Newspaper Article - Firemen Balked By Dry Hydrants at $10,000 Fire - Newark, New Jersey
    Newspaper Article - Firemen Balked By Dry Hydrants at $10,000 Fire - Newark, New Jersey
    Another article in the scrap book pertaining to the fire at the pottery factory.
    Text version of three newspaper articles:
Newspaper Article - Water Low At Pottery Blaze <BR>
Newspaper Article - $10,000 Fire Nearly Suffocates Trio <BR>
Newspaper Article - Firemen Balked By Dry Hydrants at $10,000 Fire
    Text version of three newspaper articles: Newspaper Article - Water Low At Pottery Blaze
    Newspaper Article - $10,000 Fire Nearly Suffocates Trio
    Newspaper Article - Firemen Balked By Dry Hydrants at $10,000 Fire

    3 Newspaper Articles from Frederic C. Ritger's scrapbook. The articles are about the fire that devastated the Ritger Excelsior Pottery Factory circa 1900.
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 02:42:06 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1846 - Kleinwallstadt, Miltenberg, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1871 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 7 Oct 1875 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 509 North 5th Street - 1880 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 1894 - Bremen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 30 Oct 1894 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Bremen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Return From Germany - 30 Oct 1894 - Ellis Island, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Potter- 495 North 5th Street - - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 495 North 5th Street - 1895 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1898 - East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1898 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Peter Ritger, Frederika Hinderer, Rosale Rittger, Sebastian Heimbucher, Barbara Rittger and Anton Koenig
    Peter Ritger, Frederika Hinderer, Rosale Rittger, Sebastian Heimbucher, Barbara Rittger and Anton Koenig
    Frederika Hinderer is on the left with Peter Ritger seated. According to the notes on the back of the photo standing in the center is Rosale "Rosalie" Ritger and seated in the center is Sebastian Heimbucher. Standing in the back right is Barbara "Babette" Ritger with Anton Koenig seated in front of her.
    Peter Ritger
    Peter Julian Ritger
    My great grandfather Peter Ritger. It's hard to believe that he's only 38 years old in this photo. I digitally restored this photo from a scan of photocopy.
    Peter Ritger's Family of Newark, New Jersey
    Peter Ritger's Family of Newark, NJ
    This family photo includes my grandfather (Frederic) and great grandfather (Peter) and great grandmother (Frederika Hinderer). Standing from left to right - William A., Peter F., Anton, Barbara Katherine. Front row from left to right - Rose (seated), Frederic Charles (standing), Frederika Hinderer (seated), Paul Adam (in Frederika's lap), Frank John (standing), Peter (seated), Otto Peter (seated) and Sebastian A. (standing). Not shown: Joseph, Mary and Leo A. I digitally restored this photo from a scan of an original print.
    Ritger Excelsior Pottery - Newark, New Jersey
    Ritger Excelsior Pottery - Newark, New Jersey
    Ritger Excelsior Pottery
    491 5th Street, Newark, New Jersey
    Peter Ritger and his family operated the pottery factory in Newark from the 1890's until the late 1950's.

    Documents
    Newspaper Article - $10,000 Fire Nearly Suffocates Trio - Newark, New Jersey
    Newspaper Article - $10,000 Fire Nearly Suffocates Trio - Newark, New Jersey
    Article describes the fire at the Ritger Exelsior Pottery factory. This article mentions how lucky my grandfather was in getting out alive.
    New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991 - Peter Julian Ritger
    New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991 - Peter Julian Ritger
    Record for Peter Ritser
    Newspaper Article - Ritger Excelsior Pottery
    Newspaper Article - Ritger Excelsior Pottery
    "Turning Gillette's clay to premium flower pots" - April 19, 1995 - Echoes-Sentinel - New Jersey. By Craig R. Engesser - Contributing Writer. This newspaper arcticle chronicles Peter Ritger's family pottery business of Newark, New Jersey, USA. The article include family history, comments from Peter's descendants including Paul Ritger, Frank Renner, and William Ritger.
    Marriage Certificate - Peter and Frederika Ritger
    Marriage Certificate - Peter and Frederika Ritger
    Certificate of Marriage for Peter Ritger of Kleinwallstadt, Germany and Frederika Hinderer of Ruderberg, Germany - June 8, 1871. The ceremony was witnessed by Michael Buehler and Robert Lumbert and took place in the German Evangelical Protestant Church in Newark, New Jersey USA.
    1880 United States Federal Census - Peter Julian Ritger
    1880 United States Federal Census - Peter Julian Ritger
    Year: 1880; Census Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: 778; Family History Film: 1254778; Page: 413B; Enumeration District: 066; Image: 0489
    New Jersey, State Census, 1895 - Frank John Ritger
    New Jersey, State Census, 1895 - Frank John Ritger
    New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Peter Julian Ritger
    New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Peter Julian Ritger
    Year: 1894; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 634; Line: 3
    Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) - Peter Julian Ritger
    Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) - Peter Julian Ritger
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 - Peter Julian Ritger
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 - Peter Julian Ritger
    New Jersey State Census, 1895
    New Jersey State Census, 1895

    Headstones
    Peter Julain Ritger, daughter Maria and son Joseph
    Peter Julain Ritger, daughter Maria and son Joseph
    Maria Ritger died in infancy before her 1st birthday. Joseph Ritger was almost 4 years old when he died.

  • Notes 
    • Last name changed from Rittger to Ritger

      From New York Times - January 18, 1891 (Page 3).
      Peter Ritger of North Fourth Street, Newark, has a cow that does not like women, and as often as she is at large she makes it uncomfortable for the females she meets. Last September she wandered into Frank Dean's yard, next door to Ritger's, and gored Mrs. Dean. Mr. Dean yesterday secured judgment for $125 against Ritger as damages.

  • Sources 
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      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Newark, New Jersey Directory, 1890-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000.Original data - Newark City Directory, 1890-1891. Newark, NJ, USA: A. M. Holbrook, 1891.

    2. [S156] New Jersey State Census, 1895, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007;).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. New Jersey State Census, 1895 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - New Jersey Department of State. 1895 State Census of New Jersey. Trenton, NJ, USA: New Jersey State Archives, 54 reels.

    3. [S1] "_Genealogy Database / Kleinwallstadt Church Records, Elizabeth Jung.

    4. [S157] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011;).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1931." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records..

    5. [S157] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Joseph Rittger

    6. [S263] New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Peter Ritger

    7. [S157] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Sebastian Ritger

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      Record for Peter Ritger

    9. [S252] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Peter Ritger

    10. [S332] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for William Ritger

    11. [S332] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Joseph Antonius Ritger

    12. [S332] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Ritger

    13. [S341] New Jersey, State Census, 1895, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).
      Record for Peter Ritger

    14. [S320] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1894; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 634; Line: 3.
      Record for Peter Ritger

    15. [S323] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: 778; Family History Film: 1254778; Page: 413B; Enumeration District: 066; Image: 0489.
      Record for Peter Ritser

    16. [S414] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;).
      Record for Peter Ritger

    17. [S415] New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Probate records, 1794-1902 [Essex County, New Jersey]; Author: New Jersey. Surrogate's Court (Essex); Probate Place: Essex, New Jersey.
      Record for Peter Ritger

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      Online publication - Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.Original data -
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    20. New York. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, USA, 1897-1957. Micropublication T715. Rolls # 1-8892. National Archives, Washington, D.C..