Born 22 Apr 1759
Died 8 Jul 1847
"Samuel E. Ritter, farmer, was born in Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1849, a son of Zebedee and Anna (Fox) Ritter. Martin Ritter, the great-grandfather of Samuel E. Ritter, was married to Barbara Fredericks, and to this union there were born eight children: John; George; Martin; Elizabeth; Barbara, Valentine; Jacob, and Samuel. The last two named came to Lycoming county; Samuel married Christiana Starr, by whom he had five children: Wiliam, deceased; John; Zebedee; George, and Mary. Zebedee Ritter was the father of Samuel E. Ritter, and married Anna Fox, by whom he had four children: Samuel E.; Mary J., who married John M. Snyder; John W., and Anthony, deceased. Our subject, Samuel E. Ritter, received a common school education, and has always devoted his life to farming. He was married in 1877 to Henrietta King, and to this union have been born six children (in 1892): Estella E.; Owen Z.; Raymond K.; Grover C.; Brady F., and Nellie B."
Martin, Jr. was born 10 Aug 1760 at Salisbury, Northampton County; he died
at Turbotville, Northumberland Co., Pa., 4 Feb 1840. 4 Jun 1781 in Easton,
Northampton Co., Pa., he married Barbara Fredericks, who was born 22 Apr
1759 and died 8 Jul 1847 at Turbotville. During the Revolutionary War,
Martin served as a fifer in Captain John Santees' Company, 2nd Battalion,
Northampton County Miltia.
6. Samuel, b. 1796, Northampton Co., Pa.; m. ca. 1819, Lycoming Co., Pa.,
Christiana Starr, b. 1800; d. after 1850, Franklin Twp., Lycoming Co., Pa.
8. John Jacob, b. 30 Oct 1802 Schwartzwold, Northampton Co., Pa.; d. 21
Oct 1856, Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming Co., Pa.; m. ca. 1826 Lydia Lohr
(Lorah, Lore), b. 11 Apr 1807, Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa.; d. 10 Apr
1900, Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming Co., Pa.
Most of the Ritter families residing in Muncy today descend from John
Jacob and Samuel, the sons of Martin and Barbara. Some descend from
another line whose ancestor is Daniel Ritter of Moreland Township,
Lycoming Co., who will be covered at a later date.