Peter J. Bingen

Peter J. Bingen

Male 1885 - 1942  (57 years)

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  • Name Peter J. Bingen  [1
    Born 15 Jan 1885  Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1942  [1
    Person ID I15133  Descendants of Christmann Rittger
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 

    Father John Bingen,   b. 1 Mar 1850, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1903, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Johannes,   b. 16 Apr 1860,   d. 7 Jun 1940  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Nov 1880  Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Magdalena Schlagenhaft,   b. Sep 1886, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Oct 1907  St. Anthony, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St. Anthony's Catholic Church
    Children 
    +1. Norma Bingen  [natural]
     2. Leander Bingen  [natural]
     3. Helen Bingen  [natural]
     4. Margaret Bingen  [natural]
     5. Norbert Bingen,   b. 20 Dec 1910,   d. 7 Sep 1944  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1885 - Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1907 - St. Anthony, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    A. Ritger Co.
    A. Ritger Co.
    In 1893 August Ritger with brother-in-law John Seubert and A. Mueller built this two story general store at the corner of 5th and Main Street in Marathon, Wisconsin. This was the first brick building in Marathon and was the home to the town's first elected mayor, August Ritger, and his family. After a few years Mueller and Seubert left the company and the place became known as the "A. Ritger Co." In January 1920 a son, Phillip J. Ritger and his brother-in-law Peter Bingen bought the place and it became known as the "Ritger and Bingen Store". With the assistance of a mid-wife most of Phillip's 11 children were born in this building.
    In 1936 during the Great Depression the store building was gutted by fire. Local carpenters said the building could not be repaired. Phillip's son-in-law, Alfred Straub of Edgar, Wisconsin took up the challenge to repair the building.
    In 1937 Alfred and his wife Evelyn Ritger Straub bought the building, cleaned it out, spent $800.00 to repair the store and opened it for business as "Straub's Store". They specialized in hardware, heating and farm machinery.
    Al lowered the first floor ceiling from 14 to 10 feet, lowered the second floor ceiling from 10 to 8 feet and made the upper portion of the building into four apartments. They created an apartment for themselves in the southwest corner where they lived until 1947 when they completed a new stone house on the lot in back of the store.
    In 1960 the Straub's closed the business and rented out the space as apartments. Al Straub used his former apartment as a hobby shop into the 1970's. One of his hobbies was genealogy research and is responsible for compiling a multi-volume book that included the foundation for much of my research into the Rittger/Ritger genealogy.
    In September 1974 Al had a minor stroke and his wife Evelyn had become ill with cancer. The Straub's sold the building in September of 1974.

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] German - Ambrowiak Family Tree, Jay Scott German, (Name: GermanAmbrowiak.FTW;).
      Date of Import: 14 Jan 2005



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