Sunday, December 16, 2012

Zebedee Ritter 1826-1913

Tombstone is located at the Salem Cemtery, Unityville, Lycoming County, PA
Zebedee Ritter 
son of
Birth: 30 SEP 1825 in Lycoming Co., PA
Death: 10 JAN 1913 in Montour Co., PA
Anna Fox
daughter of
Born: Jan 7 1834
Died: July 4 1868

Samuel b.July 22, 1849
Mary Jane b: 1852 married Jacob Snyder
Anthony Ritter b: 1854
John W. Ritter b: 1856

1860 Census

Name: Zebidee Ritter
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Franklin, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Lairdsville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Zebidee Ritter 35
Anna Ritter 30
Samuel Ritter 10
Mary J Ritter 8
Anthony Ritter 6
John W Ritter 4

Record Index 

Name: Zebedee Ritter
State: Pennsylvania
Tax Year: 1865
Roll Title: District 18; Annual Lists; May 1865
NARA Series: M787
NARA Roll: 7

Looks like he was taxed on a Stallion?

1870 Census

Name: Zeb Retter
Age in 1870: 44
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Moreland, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Lardsville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Zeb Retter 44
Samuel E Retter 20
Mary Retter 19
John M Retter 14

1873 Land Record Map

1880 Census

Name: Zebedee Ritter
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Moreland, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Zebedee Ritter 54
John W. Ritter 24
Stella M. Ritter 1
Fannie M. Ritter 1m
Sarah E. Ritter 22

John married Sarah, Stella & Fannie are Zebs grandchildren.

1900 Census

Name: Zebidee Ritter
Age: 74
Birth Date: Sep 1825
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Moreland, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Ward Plotts 29
Maud E Plotts 21
Grace E Plotts 4
Roy Plotts 8/12
Zebidee Ritter 74

The Maude here is the same age as Fannie, or Stella above - possible Zeb is living with one of his grandaughters

1913 - Death Certificate
Name Sebades Ritter
Gender Male
Race White
Age 87
Birth Date 30 Sep 1825
Birth Place Pennsylvania
Death Date 10 Jan 1913
Death Place Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name Samuel Ritter
Father Birth Place Pennsylvania
Mother Name Christan Starr
Mother Birth Place Pennsylvania

Certificate Number 7624


From the History of Lycoming County (published 1892), page 963:

"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."

From the History of Lycoming County, page 966:

"George Ritter located on the present site of Turbutville, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, at an early day. He was the father of seven children: Elizabeth; Martin; George; Valentine; Samue; Jacob, and one daughter, name unknown.
Samuel, a stone-mason by trade, came to Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, where he remained until his death. He was the father of five children: William; John; Zebedee; George, and Mary J. William, eldest son of Samuel Ritter, married Lydia Renn, by whom he had eleven children: Thomas J.; Zebedee J.; Jacob B., deceased; William H., deceased; George W., deceased; Samuel P., deceased; Franklin P., deceased; Rhoda A., deceased; John A.; Christiann, and Jeremiah D. For fifteen years he was Justice of the Peace in Franklin township. 
John A. was married in 1879 to Miss Mary A. Minier, and to this union were born two children: Jacob H. and J. Brady.
Zebedee J. married Jemelia Houseknecht, and to this union the following children have been born: Stella G.; William E.; Ernest W., and Christiana, who married H. H. Minier, and has four children: John H.; Fannie H.; Mary J., and Loda B.
Jeremiah D. Ritter married Emeline Hill, and of this union six children have been born: Bessie E.; Nora A., deceased; William C., deceased; George M. deceased; Mattie, deceased, and Pearl.


Zebedee & Anna are buried at Salem church cemetery - 

Find A Grave Listing:

Anna is not listed at the German Church..  just Zeb.  I guess it is possible he has a stone both places, maybe he is buried at the German Church here; and just listed on the tombstone with Anna?  I'd be curious to actually see the stone at the German church, it might be added to this listing by mistake.

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