Mary Rittersdorf1

F, #7231, b. circa 1867
Father*Joseph Reterstorf1 b. 7 Jan 1839, d. 6 May 1906
Mother*Margaret Krupp1 b. 6 Dec 1843, d. 24 Oct 1905
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Mary Rittersdorf was born circa 1867 at Michigan, USA.1 She lived in June 1880 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan.1 Her married name was Reinhardt.2 She married Unknown Reinhardt.2
Last Edited4 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S12] Jun 1880 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Jun 12, 1880; Supervisor's District: 2, Enumeration District 92, Page 14.
  2. [S117] Book (Publication.)

Unknown Reinhardt1

M, #7232
     Unknown Reinhardt married Mary Rittersdorf, daughter of Joseph Reterstorf and Margaret Krupp.1

Family

Mary Rittersdorf b. circa 1867
Last Edited4 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)

Carrie Rittersdorf1

F, #7233, b. 1882, d. 1890
Father*Joseph Reterstorf1 b. 7 Jan 1839, d. 6 May 1906
Mother*Margaret Krupp1 b. 6 Dec 1843, d. 24 Oct 1905
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Carrie Rittersdorf was born in 1882 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1 She was buried in 1890 at Section 33 and 34 on Krupp Road, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Smyrna, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan.2 She died in 1890 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan.1
Last Edited4 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S39] Cemetery Records, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery in Otisco Township of Ionia County, Michigan
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camprowl/mary.txt

Matilda Albert1

F, #7234
     Her married name was Rittersdorf.1 Matilda Albert married Henry Rittersdorf, son of Joseph Reterstorf and Margaret Krupp.1

Family

Henry Rittersdorf b. June 1872, d. 17 August 1952
Child
Last Edited4 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)

Leona M. Rittersdorf1,2

F, #7235, b. 12 September 1901, d. 15 October 1987
Father*Henry Rittersdorf1 b. Jun 1872, d. 17 Aug 1952
Mother*Matilda Albert1
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Leona M. Rittersdorf was born on 12 September 1901 at Michigan, USA.1,3,2,4,5 Her married name was Kessler.1 She married Frank J. Kessler.1 Leona M. Rittersdorf died on 15 October 1987 at age 86.1,2,3,5 She was buried in October 1987 at Saint Marys Miriam Catholic Cemetery, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.3

Family

Frank J. Kessler b. 1900, d. 1955
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death year clearly read on headstone.
  3. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  4. [S32] Unknown compiler, US Public Records Index Record (n.p.: n.pub.)
  5. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)

Frank J. Kessler1,2

M, #7236, b. 1900, d. 1955
     Frank J. Kessler was born in 1900.1,2 He married Leona M. Rittersdorf, daughter of Henry Rittersdorf and Matilda Albert.1 Frank J. Kessler died in 1955.1,2 He was buried in 1987 at Saint Marys Miriam Catholic Cemetery, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.3

Family

Leona M. Rittersdorf b. 12 September 1901, d. 15 October 1987
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death year clearly read on headstone.
  3. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.

Clarence H. Rittersdorf1,2

M, #7237, b. 12 October 1899, d. 29 October 1987
Father*Peter Rittersdorf1 b. 1870, d. 15 Feb 1932
Mother*Emma M. Krupp1 b. 23 Sep 1877, d. Feb 1972
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart (#1)
Krupp Descendants Chart (#2)
     Clarence H. Rittersdorf was born on 12 October 1899 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3 He married Eva E. Esch, daughter of Innocence Esch and Catherine Schafer, in 1972.4,5 Clarence H. Rittersdorf lived between 1972 and 1987 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.5 He died on 29 October 1987 at Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, at age 88.4,3,6 He was buried in October 1987 at Section 33 and 34 on Krupp Road, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Otisco Township, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.7,8

Family

Eva E. Esch b. 11 September 1905, d. 3 March 2003
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death year clearly read on headstone.
  3. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  4. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mildred M. Bowen, July 14, 2009, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Eva (Smith) Rittersdorf, Mar 2003, The Greenville Daily News, Greenville MI.
  6. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Clarence H Rittersdorf, 29 Oct 1987; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, death certificate number 68718, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.
  7. [S39] Cemetery Records, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery in Otisco Township of Ionia County, Michigan
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camprowl/mary.txt
  8. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.

Mildred M. Rittersdorf1,2

F, #7238, b. 30 June 1910, d. 12 July 2009
Father*Peter Rittersdorf1 b. 1870, d. 15 Feb 1932
Mother*Emma M. Krupp1 b. 23 Sep 1877, d. Feb 1972
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart (#1)
Krupp Descendants Chart (#2)
     Mildred M. Rittersdorf was born on 30 June 1910 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3 As of 23 November 1937,her married name was Bowen.1,3 She married Everett L. Bowen on 23 November 1937 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.1,3 Mildred M. Rittersdorf died on 12 July 2009 at her home, Belding, Ionia, Michigan, at age 99.3 She was buried on 15 July 2009 at St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Otisco Township, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.3
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death year clearly read on headstone.
  3. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mildred M. Bowen, July 14, 2009, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

Irene Rittersdorf1

F, #7239, b. 1901, d. 22 May 1919
Father*Peter Rittersdorf1 b. 1870, d. 15 Feb 1932
Mother*Emma M. Krupp1 b. 23 Sep 1877, d. Feb 1972
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart (#1)
Krupp Descendants Chart (#2)
     Irene Rittersdorf was born in 1901 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1 She died on 22 May 1919 at Ionia, Michigan.1,2 She was buried in May 1919 at Section 33 and 34 on Krupp Road, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Otisco Township, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.2
Last Edited4 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S39] Cemetery Records, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery in Otisco Township of Ionia County, Michigan
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camprowl/mary.txt

Everett L. Bowen1,2

M, #7240, b. 1917, d. 25 March 2003
     Everett L. Bowen was born in 1917.3,2 He married Mildred M. Rittersdorf, daughter of Peter Rittersdorf and Emma M. Krupp, on 23 November 1937 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.1,4 Everett L. Bowen died on 25 March 2003.4 He was buried in March 2003 at St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Otisco Township, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.3
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death year clearly read on headstone.
  3. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  4. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mildred M. Bowen, July 14, 2009, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

Clara Zahm1

F, #7241, b. circa 1871, d. 1917
     Clara Zahm was born circa 1871 at Ohio, USA.2 As of circa 1888,her married name was Rittersdorf.1,2 She married John Rittersdorf, son of Joseph Reterstorf and Margaret Krupp, circa 1888.1,2 Clara Zahm lived in April 1910 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, in dwelling 94 with her husband and seven children. She is the mother of eight children, all of which were living when the Apr 1910 census was taken.2 She died in 1917 at Ionia, Michigan.1 She was buried in 1917 at Section 33 and 34 on Krupp Road, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Otisco Township, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.3

Family

John Rittersdorf b. 1863, d. 1 June 1938
Children
Last Edited19 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S24] 1910 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 27, 1910; Supervisor's District: 5, Enumeration District 21, Sheet 6A, Image 11.
  3. [S39] Cemetery Records, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery in Otisco Township of Ionia County, Michigan
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camprowl/mary.txt

Lucy N. Rittersdorf1,2

F, #7242, b. circa 1893, d. 27 December 1956
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Lucy N. Rittersdorf was born circa 1893 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3 Her married name was Drier.1 She married William S. Drier, son of John Drier and Katherine Strickfaden.1 Lucy N. Rittersdorf and William S. Drier lived in 1930 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.4 Lucy N. Rittersdorf died on 27 December 1956.2 She was buried in December 1956 at Saint Josephs Cemetery, Belding, Ionia, Michigan.2

Family

William S. Drier b. 1897, d. 24 December 1949
Child
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  3. [S24] 1910 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 27, 1910; Supervisor's District: 5, Enumeration District 21, Sheet 6A, Image 11.
  4. [S16] Census, , United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQB9-JCS : accessed 22 November 2015), William Drier, 1930.
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Clara Everett Ficke, Apr 11, 2011, The Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

Frank Rittersdorf1

M, #7243, b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 November 1958
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Frank Rittersdorf was born on 3 May 1888 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,2,3 He married Katherine Gasper, daughter of Anthony Gasper and Margaret Kamers, on 13 April 1908 at St. Mary's Miriam Catholic Church, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan.1,2 Frank Rittersdorf died on 1 November 1958 at his home on Harkness Road, Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, at age 70.3 He was buried on 4 November 1958 at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Belding, Ionia, Michigan.3,4

Family

Katherine Gasper b. 17 July 1881, d. June 1984
Children
Last Edited16 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages 1868-1925.
  3. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  4. [S39] Cemetery Records, http://ionia.migenweb.net/cemetery/stjoebelding.htm

Bertha Frances Rittersdorf1,2,3

F, #7244, b. 29 December 1895, d. 21 January 1995
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Bertha Frances Rittersdorf was born on 29 December 1895 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,4,2 As of 4 November 1914,her married name was Cowles.1,5 She married Leo Cowles, son of Edward Cowles and Cynthia Brymer, on 4 November 1914 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.1,5 Bertha Frances Rittersdorf lived in April 1930 at Smyrna, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan.6 She lived in November 1958 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.7 She lived in 1995 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.4 She died on 21 January 1995 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan, at age 99.4,2,3 She was buried in January 1995 at Saint Marys Miriam Catholic Cemetery, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.8

Family

Leo Cowles b. 1889, d. 18 October 1959
Marriage*She married Leo Cowles, son of Edward Cowles and Cynthia Brymer, on 4 November 1914 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.1,5 
Children
Last Edited22 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S116] Michigan Death Index.
  3. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Bertha Frances Cowles, 21 Jan 1995; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Belding, Ionia, Michigan, death certificate number 002232, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.
  4. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  5. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," Leo Cowles and Bertha Rittersdorf, 04 Nov 1914; citing Belding, Ionia, Michigan, v 3 p 147 rn 3832, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,705.
  6. [S16] Census, , Census Place: Smyrna. Otisco Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 8, 1930; Supervisor's District: 8, Enumeration District 34-31, Sheet 4A, Image 7.
  7. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  8. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.

Leo Joseph Rittersdorf1,2,3

M, #7245, b. 1 April 1897, d. 2 December 1974
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Leo Joseph Rittersdorf was born on 1 April 1897 at Keene, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,4,2,5,3 He married Ella E. Dickinson, daughter of Ernest L. Dickinson and Grace Unknown.2 Leo Joseph Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Holly, Oakland, Michigan.6 He died on 2 December 1974 at Flint, Genessee, Michigan, at age 77.2,7 He was buried in December 1974 at Lakeside Cemetery, Holly, Oakland, Michigan.2

Family

Ella E. Dickinson b. 6 December 1900, d. 2 May 2000
Last Edited18 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  3. [S34] WWI Draft Registration Card,.
  4. [S24] 1910 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 27, 1910; Supervisor's District: 5, Enumeration District 21, Sheet 6A, Image 11.
  5. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  6. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  7. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Leo J Rittersdorf, 02 Dec 1974; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Flint, Genesee, Michigan, death certificate number 71502, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.

Lena Ann Rittersdorf1,2,3

F, #7246, b. 15 January 1905, d. 29 November 1994
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Lena Ann Rittersdorf was born on 15 January 1905 at Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,4,5,6,7,2 As of 27 May 1924,her married name was Simon.1,2,3 She married Nicholas F Simon, son of Peter Simon and Gertrrude Homrich, on 27 May 1924 at Miriam, Ionia, Michigan.1,2,3 Lena Ann Rittersdorf lived in October 1976 at Byron Center, Kent, Michigan.8,9 She died on 29 November 1994 at Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, at age 89.2,5,6,7 She was buried in December 1994 at Saint Sebastian Catholic Cemetery, Byron Center, Kent, Michigan.2

Family

Nicholas F Simon b. 27 October 1900, d. 11 December 1980
Children
Last Edited22 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  3. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," Nicholas F. Simon and Lena Anna Rittersdorf, 27 May 1924; citing Miriam, Ionia, Michigan, v 3 rn 6888, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,762.
  4. [S24] 1910 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 27, 1910; Supervisor's District: 5, Enumeration District 21, Sheet 6A, Image 11.
  5. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death date clearly read on headstone.
  6. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  7. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Lena Anna Simon, 29 Nov 1994; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, death certificate number 077057, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.
  8. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  9. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mary E. Holzgen, Oct 10, 1976, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

Florence R. Rittersdorf1,2

F, #7247, b. 18 June 1907, d. 19 March 1981
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Florence R. Rittersdorf was born on 18 June 1907 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3,4 Her married name was Burns.1 She married Frank L. Burns, son of Albert B. Burns and Rozella Unknown.1 Florence R. Rittersdorf lived in October 1976 at Wyoming, Kent, Michigan.5 She died on 19 March 1981 at Blodget Memorial Medical Center, East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, at age 73; no children.2,6 She was buried on 23 March 1981 at Resurrection Cemetery, Wyoming, Kent, Michigan.6,7

Family

Frank L. Burns b. 20 July 1901, d. 11 February 1987
Last Edited22 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Florence R Burns, 19 Mar 1981; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing East Grnd Rapids, Kent, Michigan, death certificate number 15459, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.
  3. [S24] 1910 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 27, 1910; Supervisor's District: 5, Enumeration District 21, Sheet 6A, Image 11.
  4. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mary E. Holzgen, Oct 10, 1976, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  6. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Florence R. Burns, Mar 20, 1981, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  7. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.

Julius Peter Rittersdorf1,2

M, #7248, b. 23 October 1889, d. 21 September 1970
Father*John Rittersdorf1 b. 1863, d. 1 Jun 1938
Mother*Clara Zahm1 b. c 1871, d. 1917
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Julius Peter Rittersdorf was born on 23 October 1889 at Keene, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3,4,2 He lived in April 1910 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan.3 He married Sarah Andres, daughter of Theaboult Andres and Mary Unknown, on 28 January 1913 at Otisco, Ionia, Michigan.1,5 Julius Peter Rittersdorf and Sarah Andres lived in 1930 at Keene, Ionia, Michigan.6 Julius Peter Rittersdorf married Marguerite Elizabeth Faber, daughter of Fred Faber and Mary Andres, in 1939.1 Julius Peter Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Holly, Oakland, Michigan.7 He died on 21 September 1970 at age 80.1,8 He was buried in September 1970 at Section 33 and 34 on Krupp Road, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Otisco Township, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.8

Family 1

Sarah Andres b. 1 July 1887, d. 21 January 1938
Marriage*He married Sarah Andres, daughter of Theaboult Andres and Mary Unknown, on 28 January 1913 at Otisco, Ionia, Michigan.1,5 
Children

Family 2

Marguerite Elizabeth Faber b. 20 September 1902, d. 15 April 1995
Marriage*Julius Peter Rittersdorf married Marguerite Elizabeth Faber, daughter of Fred Faber and Mary Andres, in 1939.1 
Children
Last Edited23 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S100] Birth Record (Published), Michigan Births, 1867-1902," Julius Peter Rittersdorf, 23 Oct 1889; citing item 3 p 61 rn 2298, Keene, Ionia, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,321,099.
  3. [S24] 1910 Census, , Census Place: Keene Township, Ionia County, MI, Apr 27, 1910; Supervisor's District: 5, Enumeration District 21, Sheet 6A, Image 11.
  4. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  5. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," Julius Rittersdorf and Sarah Andres, 28 Jan 1913; citing Otisco, Ionia, Michigan, v 3 p 1 rn 3262, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,701.
  6. [S16] Census, , United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQBS-SX6 : accessed 18 November 2015), Julius P Rittersdorf, 1930. Keene, Ionia, Michigan.
  7. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  8. [S39] Cemetery Records, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery in Otisco Township of Ionia County, Michigan
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camprowl/mary.txt

William S. Drier1,2,3

M, #7249, b. 1897, d. 24 December 1949
Father*John Drier4
Mother*Katherine Strickfaden4
     William S. Drier was born in 1897 at Indiana, USA.3,5 He married Lucy N. Rittersdorf, daughter of John Rittersdorf and Clara Zahm.1 William S. Drier and Lucy N. Rittersdorf lived in 1930 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.6 William S. Drier died on 24 December 1949.3 He was buried in December 1949 at Saint Josephs Cemetery, Belding, Ionia, Michigan.3

Family

Lucy N. Rittersdorf b. circa 1893, d. 27 December 1956
Child
Last Edited21 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Clara Everett Ficke, Apr 11, 2011, The Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  3. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  4. [S115] Allan Koch email.
  5. [S49] Internet Web Site, online unknown url, http://ionia.migenweb.net/cemetery/stjoebelding.htm
    MIGenWeb, Ionia County, St Joseph's Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Internet Web Site.
  6. [S16] Census, , United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQB9-JCS : accessed 22 November 2015), William Drier, 1930.

Leo Cowles1

M, #7250, b. 1889, d. 18 October 1959
Father*Edward Cowles2
Mother*Cynthia Brymer2
     Leo Cowles was born in 1889 at Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3,2 He married Bertha Frances Rittersdorf, daughter of John Rittersdorf and Clara Zahm, on 4 November 1914 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan.1,2 Leo Cowles died on 18 October 1959 at Ionia, Michigan.1 He was buried in October 1959 at Section 33 and 34 on Krupp Road, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery, Smyrna, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan.4

Family

Bertha Frances Rittersdorf b. 29 December 1895, d. 21 January 1995
Children
Last Edited22 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," Leo Cowles and Bertha Rittersdorf, 04 Nov 1914; citing Belding, Ionia, Michigan, v 3 p 147 rn 3832, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,705.
  3. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death year clearly written on headstone.
  4. [S39] Cemetery Records, St. Mary's-Miriam Cemetery in Otisco Township of Ionia County, Michigan
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camprowl/mary.txt

Nicholas F Simon1,2,3,4

M, #7251, b. 27 October 1900, d. 11 December 1980
Father*Peter Simon4
Mother*Gertrrude Homrich4
     Nicholas F Simon was born on 27 October 1900 at Michigan, USA.3,5 He married Lena Ann Rittersdorf, daughter of John Rittersdorf and Clara Zahm, on 27 May 1924 at Miriam, Ionia, Michigan.1,6,4 Nicholas F Simon died on 11 December 1980 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, at age 80.3,5,7 He was buried in December 1980 at Saint Sebastian Catholic Cemetery, Byron Center, Kent, Michigan.6

Family

Lena Ann Rittersdorf b. 15 January 1905, d. 29 November 1994
Children
Last Edited22 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  3. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Name, birth and death date clearly read on headstone.
  4. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," Nicholas F. Simon and Lena Anna Rittersdorf, 27 May 1924; citing Miriam, Ionia, Michigan, v 3 rn 6888, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,762.
  5. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  6. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  7. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Nicholas Simon, 11 Dec 1980; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, death certificate number 69867, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.

Frank L. Burns1,2,3

M, #7252, b. 20 July 1901, d. 11 February 1987
Father*Albert B. Burns4
Mother*Rozella Unknown4
     Frank L. Burns was born on 20 July 1901 at Garfield Township, Newaygo, Michigan, USA.5,6,4 He married Florence R. Rittersdorf, daughter of John Rittersdorf and Clara Zahm.1 Frank L. Burns died on 11 February 1987 at Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, at age 85; no children.5,7,3 He was buried on 14 February 1987 at Resurrection Cemetery, Wyoming, Kent, Michigan.5,7

Family

Florence R. Rittersdorf b. 18 June 1907, d. 19 March 1981
Last Edited22 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Florence R. Burns, Mar 20, 1981, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  3. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Frank L Burns, 11 Feb 1987; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, death certificate number 9273, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.
  4. [S100] Birth Record (Published), Michigan Births, 1867-1902,"Frank L. Burns, 20 Jul 1901; citing item 1 p 180 rn 9490, Garfield Twp, Newaygo, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,035.
  5. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  6. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  7. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank L. Burns, Feb, 1981, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

June A. Holzgen1,2

F, #7253, b. 9 June 1920, d. 29 August 2013
Father*Peter John Holzgen1 b. 11 May 1894, d. Nov 1969
Mother*Mary E. (Mamie) Rittersdorf1 b. 12 Dec 1898, d. 10 Oct 1976
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     June A. Holzgen was born on 9 June 1920 at Byron Center, Kent, Michigan, USA.2,3 She lived in 1930 at Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan.2 As of before October 1976,her married name was Budnick.1 She married John A. Budnick before October 1976.1 June A. Holzgen and John A. Budnick lived in October 1976 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.1 June A. Holzgen died on 29 August 2013 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, at age 93.3 She was buried on 4 September 2013 at Rosedale Memorial Park, Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan.3

Family

John A. Budnick d. 21 January 1992
Marriage*She married John A. Budnick before October 1976.1 
Children
Last Edited18 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mary E. Holzgen, Oct 10, 1976, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  2. [S16] Census, , United States Census, 1930", Peter J Holzgen, 1930.
  3. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of June A. (Holzgen) Budnick, Sept. 1, 2013, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

Katherine Gasper1

F, #7254, b. 17 July 1881, d. June 1984
Father*Anthony Gasper2 b. 1862
Mother*Margaret Kamers2 b. 1864
     Katherine Gasper was also known as Catherine Gasper. She was born on 17 July 1881 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan, USA.2,3 She lived in 1894 at Lowell, Kent, Michigan.3 As of 13 April 1908,her married name was Rittersdorf.1,2 She married Frank Rittersdorf, son of John Rittersdorf and Clara Zahm, on 13 April 1908 at St. Mary's Miriam Catholic Church, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan.1,2 Katherine Gasper was buried in June 1984 at St, Mary's Miriam Catholic Cemetery, Miriam, Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan.4 She died in June 1984 at Lowell, Kent, Michigan, at age 102.3

Family

Frank Rittersdorf b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 November 1958
Marriage*She married Frank Rittersdorf, son of John Rittersdorf and Clara Zahm, on 13 April 1908 at St. Mary's Miriam Catholic Church, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan.1,2 
Children
Last Edited19 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S75] Marriage Records Civil, Michigan Marriages 1868-1925.
  3. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  4. [S49] Internet Web Site, online unknown url, http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/tsphoto/ionia/…. Hereinafter cited as Internet Web Site.

Edward Rittersdorf1

M, #7255, b. 28 August 1908, d. August 1971
Father*Frank Rittersdorf1 b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 Nov 1958
Mother*Katherine Gasper1 b. 17 Jul 1881, d. Jun 1984
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Edward Rittersdorf was born on 28 August 1908 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,2 He married Sophie Mary Piotrowski.3 Edward Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.4 He died in August 1971 at Michigan.2
Last Edited17 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  3. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Gerard John "Jerry" Rittersdorf, May 16, 2010, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI.
  4. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.

Andrew J. Rittersdorf1,2

M, #7256, b. 27 November 1912, d. 1 November 1935
Father*Frank Rittersdorf1 b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 Nov 1958
Mother*Katherine Gasper1 b. 17 Jul 1881, d. Jun 1984
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Andrew J. Rittersdorf was born on 27 November 1912 at Keene, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,2,3,4 He died on 1 November 1935 at Keene, Ionia, Michigan, at age 22.5,3,4 He was buried in November 1935 at Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.3
Last Edited16 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S16] Census, , United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQBS-SFR : accessed 16 November 2015), Frank H Rittersdorf, 1930.
  3. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  4. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," Andrew Rittersdorf, 01 Nov 1935; citing Keene, Ionia, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,972,752.
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.

Arthur Rittersdorf1

M, #7257, b. 1911, d. 1959
Father*Frank Rittersdorf1 b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 Nov 1958
Mother*Katherine Gasper1 b. 17 Jul 1881, d. Jun 1984
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Arthur Rittersdorf was born in 1911 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,2,3 He married Grace Bouchey.4 Arthur Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Belding, Kent, Michigan.5 He died in 1959.4 He was buried on 7 January 2004 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lowell, Michigan.4

Family

Grace Bouchey b. 15 September 1910, d. 2 January 2004
Children
Last Edited13 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  3. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Birth and death year clearly read on the headstone.
  4. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Grace Kutchey, Jan 4, 2004, The Holland Sentinel, Holland, MI.
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  6. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Grace Kutchey, Jan 4, 1994, The Holland Sentinel, Holland, MI.

Leonard W. Rittersdorf1,2,3

M, #7258, b. 7 July 1918, d. 17 January 1982
Father*Frank Rittersdorf1 b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 Nov 1958
Mother*Katherine Gasper1 b. 17 Jul 1881, d. Jun 1984
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Leonard W. Rittersdorf was born on 7 July 1918 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,2,4 He married Alice E. Becket, daughter of Unknown Becket and Anna C. Unknown, in 1950.5 Leonard W. Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Belding, Kent, Michigan.6 He and Alice E. Becket were divorced before August 1974 at Michigan.7 Leonard W. Rittersdorf died on 17 January 1982 at Lowell, Kent, Michigan, at age 63.8,3 He was buried in January 1982 at Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.4

Family

Alice E. Becket b. 11 July 1920
Children
Last Edited16 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S16] Census, , United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQBS-SFR : accessed 16 November 2015), Frank H Rittersdorf, 1930.
  3. [S29] Death Record, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Leonard W Rittersdorf, 17 Jan 1982; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Lowell, Kent, Michigan, death certificate number 2940, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.
  4. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Mark Rittersdorf, Nov 22, 2002, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, NV.
  6. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  7. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Ann C Becket, Aug 17, 1974, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  8. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Royal L. Rittersdorf, Jan 24, 2005, Greenville Daily News, Greenville, MI.
  9. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Jeffrey A. Rittersdorf, Nov 19, 1999, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.

Harold R. Rittersdorf1,2

M, #7259, b. 31 January 1921, d. 5 April 1988
Father*Frank Rittersdorf1 b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 Nov 1958
Mother*Katherine Gasper1 b. 17 Jul 1881, d. Jun 1984
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Harold R. Rittersdorf was born on 31 January 1921 at Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3 He married Mary Elizabeth Knapp, daughter of Charles Knapp and Ceyneth Wilson.4,5 Harold R. Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Belding, Kent, Michigan.6 He lived in April 1988 at Keene, Ionia, Michigan.7 He died on 5 April 1988 at Belding, Ionia, Michigan, at age 67.3,7 He was buried in April 1988 at Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Smyrna, Ionia, Michigan.4

Family

Mary Elizabeth Knapp b. 20 July 1920, d. June 1984
Last Edited20 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Card,.
  3. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  4. [S127] Find A Grave Web Site.
  5. [S38] Ralph Yost, Cemetery Marker (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Husband and wife birth and death year on same head stone.
  6. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.
  7. [S29] Death Record, Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," Victoria H Schoen, 28 Jan 1987; citing Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," Harold R Rittersdorf, 05 Apr 1988; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Belding, Ionia, Michigan, death certificate number 22114, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.

Royal Leo Rittersdorf1,2

M, #7260, b. 2 October 1923, d. 22 January 2005
Father*Frank Rittersdorf1 b. 3 May 1888, d. 1 Nov 1958
Mother*Katherine Gasper1 b. 17 Jul 1881, d. Jun 1984
Relationship5th cousin of Ralph James Yost
ChartsKrupp Descendants Chart
     Royal Leo Rittersdorf was born on 2 October 1923 at Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, USA.1,3,4 He married Florence M. Clark, daughter of Fay Clark and Mildred McSorely, in 1945 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Belding, Ionia, Michigan.4,2 Royal Leo Rittersdorf lived in November 1958 at Belding, Kent, Michigan.5 He died on 22 January 2005 at Metron of Forest Hills Nursing Home, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, at age 81.3,4 He was buried in January 2005 at Alton Cemetery, north of Lowell, Kent, Michigan.4
Last Edited15 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. [S117] Book (Publication.)
  2. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Florence M. Rittersdorf, Mar 7, 2017, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids MI.
  3. [S18] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index Record, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  4. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Royal L. Rittersdorf, Jan 24, 2005, Greenville Daily News, Greenville, MI.
  5. [S36] Obituary/Newspaper Item, Obituary/Newspaper Item, unknown location, Obituary of Frank Rittersdorf, Nov 6, 1958, Belding Benner News, Belding, MI.