Frederic Charles Ritger

Frederic Charles Ritger

Male 1921 - 2005  (83 years)

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  • Name Frederic Charles Ritger  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Born 15 Dec 1921  Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
    Gender Male 
    Education Between 1927 and 1935  Vailsburg, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sacred Heart School 
    Residence 1930  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Age: 8; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Education Between 1935 and 1939  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St. Benedict's Prep 
    Education Between 1939 and 1940  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pace Institute 
    Residence 1940  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Military Service 26 May 1941  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education Between 1945 and 1947  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Columbia University 
    Education Between 1947 and 1951  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rutgers University School of Law 
    SSN issued New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation South Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attorney - 106 Valley Street 
    Residence Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Bradley Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    69 Dover Street 
    Residence 1950  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    28 Age: 28; EnumerationDistrict: 30-534; Head RelationToHead: Head; Married MaritalStatus: Married 
    Residence 1994  Bradley Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 73 
    Military Service SN: 0524496/321st Bombardment Group - 446th Bomb Squadron/United States Army Air Force 
    Died 2 Sep 2005  Neptune City, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
    Buried 10 Dec 2005  Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    Person ID i97  Descendants of Christmann Rittger
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2022 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cecilia Agnes McCaddin,   b. 1 Jun 1896, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1946, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Jan 1921  Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Church of the Sacred Heart
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Frederic Charles Ritger,   b. 15 Dec 1921, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 2005, Neptune City, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1946 
    Children 
    +1. Paula Patricia Ritger
    +2. Claudia Mary Ritger,   b. 23 Apr 1949, Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1989, Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    +3. Lisa Ritger
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1921 - Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Sacred Heart School - Between 1927 and 1935 - Vailsburg, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 8; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1930 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - St. Benedict's Prep - Between 1935 and 1939 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Pace Institute - Between 1939 and 1940 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 26 May 1941 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Columbia University - Between 1945 and 1947 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Rutgers University School of Law - Between 1947 and 1951 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Attorney - 106 Valley Street - - South Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bradley Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 69 Dover Street - - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Age: 28; EnumerationDistrict: 30-534; Head RelationToHead: Head; Married MaritalStatus: Married - 1950 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 73 - 1994 - Bradley Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 2005 - Neptune City, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Dec 2005 - Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr
    WWII Training - US Army Air Force
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr.
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr.
    4 year old Fred at in front of the garage at the family house at 69 Dover Street, Newark, NJ.
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr.
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr.
    Fred in bomber jacket during World War II.
    Fred Ritger with training airplane
    Fred Ritger with training airplane
    Fred posing with plane used to learn to fly in preparation for World War II.
    Frederic C. Ritger - Veronica M. (Pat) Cavanaugh Wedding
    Frederic C. Ritger - Veronica M. (Pat) Cavanaugh Wedding
    Fred and Pat pose with parents behind 415 Lincoln Avenue, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ.
    Left to Right: James Cavanaugh, Veronica Dougherty Cavanaugh, Pat and Fred Ritger, Frederic Charles Ritger, Sr.
    Fred Ritger - Columbia University Football
    Fred Ritger - Columbia University Football
    After returning from the war Fred enrolled at Columbia University and played football.
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery
    Frederic C. Ritger, Jr. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery
    Fred Ritger - Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, USA
    Fred Ritger - Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, USA
    Fred in front of the family house on Lincoln Avenue in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey.
    Lorayne Ann Heiss and Paul David Ritger Wedding Party
    Lorayne Ann Heiss and Paul David Ritger Wedding Party
    Lorayne Ann Heiss and Paul David Ritger Wedding Party taken at Sacred Heart Church in Vailsburg.
    Left to Right: Katherine Soley, Doris Carey, Elizabeth Hoag, Lorraine Farley, Lorayne Heiss Ritger, Paul David Ritger, Frederic Charles Ritger,Jr., Robert Weigand, Robert Duerr, Clifford Heiss

    Documents
    Note posted on Paul D. Ritger's dorm room door.
    Note posted on Paul D. Ritger's dorm room door.
    For a couple of weeks in mid-December/early January of 1944 it was unknown the fate of Fred Ritger as his plane had been shot down near Bologna, Italy during World War II. This note was posted on his brother Paul's dorm room after a phone call relayed the good news that Fred was found and OK.
    Fred Ritger - Article in Newark Evening News
    Fred Ritger - Article in Newark Evening News
    Fred Ritger Appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney
    Fred Ritger Appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney
    Headlines
321st Bombardment Group
March 15, 1943 --  March 15, 1945
    Headlines 321st Bombardment Group March 15, 1943 -- March 15, 1945
    "Headlines" is a history of the 321st Bombardment Group - the unit which Fred Ritger was a member during WWII. This newspaper-like document was prepared after the conclusion of the war and given to members of the 321st. It gives detailed chronology of the missions and news as it occured.

    Videos
    Lt. Frederic Charles Ritger
    Lt. Frederic Charles Ritger
    Fred Ritger in a bomber jacket he had hand painted in Italy while serving in the US Army Air Force during World War II.
    1934 Easter at 69 Dover Street, Newark, New Jersey with the McCaddin's, Murray's, Coffman's, and Ritger's
    1934 Easter at 69 Dover Street, Newark, New Jersey with the McCaddin's, Murray's, Coffman's, and Ritger's
    All 5 McCaddin sisters (Ellen, Alice, Cecilia, Marion and Mabel) with their mother Johanna Murray McCaddin.
    Frederika Hinderer Ritger and Johanna Murray McCaddin with their grandsons Paul and Fred Ritger
    Frederika Hinderer Ritger and Johanna Murray McCaddin with their grandsons Paul and Fred Ritger
    At 495 5th Street in Newark, New Jersey. The fireplace is covered in pottery shards from the factory.

  • Notes 
    • Military Service:
      446th Bombardment Squadron AAF
      321st Bombardment Group AAF
      12 October 1944 - First Oak Leaf Cluster - For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a B-25 type aircraft in an attack upon an enemy fuel dump at Casalecchio, Italy on 12 October 1944.
      6 November 1944 - Second Oak Leaf Cluster- Ala, Italy.
      Third Oak Leaf Cluster
      Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster
      Fifth Oak Leaf Cluster
      Purple Heart
      Distinguished Flying Cross
      Mediterranean Theater Ribbon with five Battle Stars
      Missing Air Crew Report: 10385 1
      2 DEC 1944
      B-25 Shot down over Italy
      Serial #43-27895

      Frederic C. Ritger Jr., attorney in Newark, decorated WWII vet
      Monday, September 05, 2005
      A memorial service for Frederic C. Ritger Jr., 83, of Ocean Township, an attorney and decorated World War II veteran, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Elizabeths Church, Avon. Arrangements are by the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune.

      Mr. Ritger, who died Friday in the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, practiced criminal law in Newark for 30 years. After retiring, he was an adjunct instructor of criminal justice and history at Essex County College in Newark.

      He graduated from Columbia University in New York City and received a law degree from Rutgers University.

      An Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, Mr. Ritger flew 68 combat missions in the European Theater and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight and the Air Medal for acts of heroism and meritorious achievement. He also received the Purple Heart.

      Born in Orange, Mr. Ritger lived in Newark for many years and Bradley Beach before moving to Ocean Township several years ago.

      Surviving are Veronica, his wife of 59 years; daughters, Paula Swenson and Lisa Donato; a brother, Paul; a sister, Marilyn Burns, and seven grandchildren.

      Buried at Arlington National Cemetery - Plot: Section 8-G, Site: 1

  • Sources 
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      Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.

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      National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland, USA

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      Record for Frederic Charles Ritger

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      Record for Frederic Charles Ritger

    5. [S326] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Database online. Year: 1940; Census Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2423; Page: 62A; Enumeration District: 25-363.
      Record for Frederic Ritger Junior
      Paul D Ritger - 1940 United States Federal Census
      Paul D Ritger - 1940 United States Federal Census


    6. [S327] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: 1339; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0211; Image: 865.0; FHL microfilm: 2341074.
      Record for Cecilia A Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Frederic Charles Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Frederic Charles Ritger


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      Record for Veronica Mary Ritger

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      Record for Fred Charles Ritger Jr

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      Record for Frederic C Ritger

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      Record for Miss Paula Patricia Swenson

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      Record for Claudia M Ritger
      1950 United States Federal Census - Claudia Mary Ritger
      1950 United States Federal Census - Claudia Mary Ritger


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      Record for Fredrick C Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Frederic Charles Ritger
      1930 United States Federal Census - Frederic Charles Ritger


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      Record for Cecelia McCaddin
      New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016 - Cecilia Agnes McCaddin
      New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016 - Cecilia Agnes McCaddin




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