I have just recently become interested in researching my family tree. I know that my roots are in Germany. My fathers name being Rittgarn and my mothers Klemann; however, there is a bit of England there someplace. Having just begun; I know that my father Fred was born November 19, 1910 in Lemont, Il., my grandfathers name was Paul, and I know nothing about about my grandmother Rittgarn. My mother Shirley was born March 20, 1919 in Lisle, Il. My grandfathers name was Frank and my grandmother was Mildred Dawson. I have found several Rittgarns via the web and though I don't know how we link up I am sure that somehow we are related.