Ritz,  John Ulrich

Ritz, John Ulrich

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  • Name Ritz, John Ulrich  [1
    Born 11 Jul 1839  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 21 Jul 1839  Wil, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3179  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Ritz, Hans Ulrich,   b. 02 Jun 1811, Hüntwangen, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1890  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Landert, Elizabeth,   b. 01 Jul 1803, Seglingen, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1881, Davis County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 21 Nov 1837  Wil, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Family ID F1371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Demuth, Elizabeth 
    Married 04 Mar 1869  , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Ritz, Barbara  []
     2. Ritz, Katie  []
     3. Ritz, Freeda  []
     4. Ritz, Franklin,   b. 1871, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Ritz, William J.,   b. 1873, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1891, Troy, Davis Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  []
     6. Ritz, Bertha,   b. 1875, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Ritz, Albert,   b. 1881, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     8. Ritz, Lulu,   b. 1884, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     9. Ritz, Lydia,   b. 1886, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     10. Ritz, Russell,   b. 1889, , Davis Co., IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F1383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1839 - Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Jul 1839 - Wil, Zürich, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Mar 1869 - , Davis Co., IA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963 - Hans Ulrich Ritz
    New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963 - Hans Ulrich Ritz

  • Notes 


    • Additional information from "Inhabitants of Wil, Zürich, Switzerland and Surrounds":

      Additional BIRTH information: Date from letter by Mrs. Sloan
      Country from "This is Davis County Iowa" p. 393.

      Additional MARRIAGE information: Date and place from "This is Davis County Iowa" p. 393 By Mose Downing
      Date and place from Davis Co. Marriage Records Bk #2 p g 11
      Witness J. Martin Demuth.

      CENSUS: 1895 - Iowa, Davis Co., Troy and Uni on Twp., page 20 #142/143, age 56, born Switzer land, farmer, Methodist, can vote. . FHL film #1020196

      Family lore and an article published in "This is Davis County Iowa" (1976) has that he emigrated from Zürich, Switzerland to America in 1856 by sail ship (a 72 day trip). then across the Alleghanies, down the Mississippi and finally to Davis Co., Iowa. He resided in Union Twp., Davis Co., IA. Page 393 of "This is Davis County Iowa" has a picture with brothers Conrad (age 78), John Ulrich (age 76), Jacob (age 73) and Heinrich (age 74 AKA Henry) Ritz. The photo was taken between Jul-Nov 1916.

      However, a record of entry exists for New Orleans, LA dated 14th April, 1856 and indicating a departure point of Havre France.

      He was a Corporal of Captain Shadrock J. Woodson Co. F 30th Regiment of Infantry volenteers , enrolled 13 Aug 1862, served 3 years (during the War) and was Discharged 5 Jun 1 865 at Washington D.C. He was 5' 10", light complextion, blue eyes, brown hair and was 23 years of age. Source: Davis County Circuit Court Notice Book, page 61.

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      Research Info (this may not be the same person):
      Ritz, J.U., shoemaker, Portland; P.O. Doud's Station (Source:History of Van Buren County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, p. 539, Village Twp. 1878)
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  • Sources 
    1. [S193] Inhabitants of Wil, Zürich, Switzerland and Surrounds.
      1953

    2. [S185] IGI, 8908021-63.

    3. [S254] Mrs. Sloan, RTMIS00006.

    4. [S185] IGI, 7901227-59.