Evelyn Ritger

Evelyn Ritger

Female 1914 - 1975  (61 years)

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  • Name Evelyn Ritger  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 21 May 1914  Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1920  Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1930  Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 15; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
    Residence 1935  Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1940  Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 25; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife 
    Died 11 Dec 1975  Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I8478  Descendants of Christmann Rittger | Descendants of Catherine Ritger
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 

    Father Phillip Jacob Ritger,   b. 21 Mar 1883, Allenton, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1928, Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Amelia Carolina Schlagenhaft,   b. 1 Sep 1888, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1970, Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Oct 1909  St. Anthony, Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • St. Anthony's Catholic Church
    Family ID F2536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Alfred George Straub,   b. 20 May 1904, Ashford, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1984, Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 May 1953  [11
    Children 
    +1. Leon J. Straub
    +2. Frederick W. Straub
    +3. Marcelyn Straub
    +4. Joseph A. Straub
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1914 - Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 15; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter - 1930 - Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 25; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife - 1940 - Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1975 - Marathon, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • 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.

    Documents
    1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
    1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317
    1940 United States Federal Census - Evelyn Ritger
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4496; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 37-37 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
    Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
    Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.
    Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger
    Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger

  • Notes 
    • Lived and worked in the Ritger block for all but 2 of her 61 years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.
      Record for Phillip Retger
      Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
      Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
      Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.


    2. [S326] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4496; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 37-37.
      Record for Evelyn Straub
      1940 United States Federal Census - Evelyn Ritger
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4496; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 37-37 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)


    3. [S265] Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).
      Record for Evelyn Straub
      Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger
      Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger


    4. [S327] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317.
      Record for Evelyn Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317


    5. [S32] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.
      Record for Phillip Retger
      Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
      Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
      Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.


    6. [S265] Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).
      Record for Evelyn Straub
      Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger
      Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger


    7. [S327] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317.
      Record for Evelyn Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317


    8. [S32] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.
      Record for Phillip Retger
      Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
      Catherine Menzner - 1920 United States Federal Census
      Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1996; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 65.


    9. [S327] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317.
      Record for Evelyn Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Philomena Ritger
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Marathon, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2583; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 33.0; FHL microfilm: 2342317


    10. [S265] Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).
      Record for Evelyn Straub
      Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger
      Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 - Evelyn Ritger


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



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