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Ritterbusch from NY to IL

Ritterbusch from NY to IL

Posted: 983194774000
Edited: 1071624642000
We are researching the line of GEORGE RITTERBUSCH, who was born about
1846-48 in Prussia/Germany. He came to the US where he married ELIZA BUTLER
on December 25, 1865 in Southold, Suffolk County, NY. They moved to the midwest
where they lived in Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri, then they eventually settled in the
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois area. We would be interested in corresponding
with anyone else researching this line or the Ritterbush/Ritterbusch family in Illinois.

Our family tree is available online at rootsweb:

Here is the first three generations of descendants (the ones we know about):

Descendants of George Ritterbusch

1 George Ritterbusch Born: Bet. 1846 - 1848 in
Germany/Prussia Died: Unknown
.. +Eliza Butler Born: August 1846 in New York, USA Married:
December 25, 1865 in Southold, Suffolk County, NY, USA Died: Unknown
2 Hannah Florence Ritterbusch Born: Abt. 1867 in Indiana,
USA Died: Unknown
.... +? Cole Died: Unknown
2 Henrietta Ritterbusch Born: January 1870 in Illinois, USA Died:
2 Lizzie Ritterbusch Born: Abt. 1874 in Kentucky, USA Died:
2 Josephine Ritterbusch Born: Abt. 1877 in New York,
USA Died: Unknown
2 George Ritterbusch Born: Abt. 1879 in Missouri, USA Died:
2 Minnie Ritterbusch Born: June 1883 in Illinois, USA Died:
2 Fred F. Ritterbusch Born: August 13, 1885 in Fancy Creek, Sangamon
County, IL, USA Died: February 1979 in Springfield, IL, USA
.... +Nellie Marie Power Born: May 26, 1890 in Springfield, Sangamon
County, IL, USA Married: February 04, 1911 Died: December 25, 1966 in
Springfield, IL, USA?
... 3 Frederick Maurice Ritterbusch Born: December 15, 1911 in
Springfield, IL, USA Died: March 21, 1994 in Bloomington, IL, USA
....... +Margaret Ellen Sudduth Born: Private Married: Private
... 3 George Ritterbusch Born: Private
... 3 Dorothy Mae Ritterbusch Born: Private
....... +William Brager Born: Private Married: Private
... 3 Harold Edward Ritterbusch Born: Private
....... +Darlene Vollbracht Born: Private Married: Private
... 3 Helen Eileen Ritterbusch Born: Private
... 3 Lorraine Ritterbusch Born: Private
....... +James Hamrick Born: February 13, 1931 Married:
Private Died: August 12, 1996
2 Henry Ritterbusch Born: July 19, 1889 in Illinois, USA Died:
September 1970 in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, USA
2 Emma Ritterbusch Born: December 1891 in Illinois, USA Died:

Ritterbusch in MO

Bill Mahn (View posts)
Posted: 986417498000
I have information on my grandfathers family in the St. Louis area.


Ritterbusch MO

Posted: 989789898000
Edited: 994906740000
My family is from Henry W Ritterbusch married Doothea Gerloff. Their children: Freda,Henry,Laura,Orilla,Amanda,Alfred C,Lewis. Amanda b 1897 Henry W born 1869. Known to be in Slater MO, some buried StPaul Lutheran. Believe were in NY,IN,IL,MO

Re: Ritterbusch MO

J. Ritterbush (View posts)
Posted: 1011337451000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1015724429000
Surnames: Ritterbusch, Ritterbush, Noll
My grandfather was Theodore Ritterbush who's original spelling was Ritterbusch and was changed to Ritterbush when he moved west in the very early 1900's. He married Fredericka Noll from IL. According to my father Alfred O. Ritterbush, Theodore was from St. Louis, however the hall of records could not provide any information.

Re: Ritterbusch in MO to CA

J Ritterbush (View posts)
Posted: 1011337629000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1015724513000
Surnames: Ritterbusch, Ritterbush
Is your family related to Theodore Ritterbusch who changed his name to Ritterbush in the early 1900's when he moved to California?

Re: Ritterbusch in MO

Posted: 1011415143000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1011415633000
I have this information:

Theodor Hermann Ritterbusch
Born January 01, 1880

My Grandfather's (Albert Ritterbusch) uncle.

Father: Frederick Ritterbusch born in Germany about October 1831

Carl Ritterbusch
Charles Ritterbusch
Frederick Ritterbusch - Gramps father
Clara Friederich Magdalene Ritterbusch
Minna Louise Lydia Ritterbusch
Paul Martin Ritterbusch
Ottilie Sophia Juliane Ritterbusch
Anna Barbara Ritterbusch
Theodor Hermann Ritterbusch
Elle Auguste Caroline Ritterbusch

From Grandfather (born in 1902): Theodor lived in CA. Moved there when he was young. He came back to MO once in a dodge touring car. Gramps was 15-20. He worked on the car. He had been to a mechanics school just before Theodore arrived. This was a hard drive. Many of the roads across the US were sand.

Let me know if this is a fit.

Bill Mahn


Posted: 1013831615000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1046054480000
Hi Bill,

My husband, Ken's, grandfather was Paul Martin RITTERBUSCH, born 10 Dec. 1873. Paul was the son of Friederich and Anna Barbara ('nee AMEISS) RITTERBUSCH. I have birth and marriages dates for all of Paul's siblings that you mentioned in your e-mail. Do you have anything on Friederich (b. 1831) or his family in Germany - where they came from, etc.? How about AMEISS? Have you ever seen anything on this surname? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Debbie Christ
St. Louis, MO

Re: Ritterbusch in MO

Posted: 1015708720000
Classification: Query
Hi Bill,

I just read your posting from April of 2001 re: RITTERBUSCH surname. My husband's mother was a RITTERBUSCH. Her branch of the family lived in South St. Louis and then some moved to Jefferson CO, MO. I would like to share information with you if you think there is a connection. Thanks.

Debbie Christ

Re: Ritterbusch MO

Posted: 1015708908000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1015724679000
Surnames: Ritterbusch, Ritterbush, Noll

I just read your posting regarding RITTERBUSCH. My husband's mother was a RITTERBUSCH and her mother was a NOLL. I think there might be a connection. I would like to hear from you. Thanks.

Debbie Christ


Posted: 1027124229000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027126323000
My husband's maternal side are Ameiss'. So far in his group I have been able to go back to somewhere in the 1800's. I have a Conrad Ameiss who was father to Henry W. Ameiss Sr., who was father to Henry W. Ameiss Jr. (b.9-5-1909), Elmer Ameiss,Albert,Emma,Matilda,Elsie,and Helen. They are from St. Louis, Mo.

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