John S. Ritter
- Born: Jan 25, 1836, Hickorytown, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Julia Beatrice Watson on Mar 16, 1880 in Greenhorn, Colorado
- Died: Dec 6, 1924, Laveta, Colorado at age 88
THE FOLLOWING WAS FOUND HANDWRITTEN. THE AUTHOR
John Ritter was born in Hickory Town, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Jan 25, 1836.
His mother (whos parents came from Switzerland) and His father (whos parents came
from Holland), were both born and reared in Burk County, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ritter was a Tin Smith by trade. He was enrolled as a Private of Company B, First Regiment
of the Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry Volunteers on the 5th day of August, 1861 and
served three years or during the war. Was discharged from service of the United States
on the 9th day of September, 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (note: "by
reason of expiration of term of service" was part of the original, but had a line
crossed through it.)
From Philadelphia he went to Oil City thence to Chicago working his way westward,
finally establishing a home on the Lower Chuchara.
In November 1880 Mr. Ritter married Mrs. Julia McFarland a widow with three
childrenthen living on the Green Horn. To this union were born eight children.
Five whom survive their father: Rose Marple Ritter of Washington, D.C.;
Grace Syles Ritter of Rochester, Minnesota; Edith L. Ritter Patterson of
Morley, Colorado; John Furmer Ritter of Crested Butte, Colorado; Kimery
Earnest Ritter of this city.
Mr. Ritter would not have us leave out Fenton Martin his (?) G.son.
John married Julia Beatrice Watson, daughter of David S. Watson and Sarah Jane Fudge, on Mar 16, 1880 in Greenhorn, Colorado. (Julia Beatrice Watson was born on Oct 1, 1853 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois and died on Dec 6, 1927 in San Diego, California (Buried In Laveta, Colorado).)