Re: Jacob Ritter, 1850, Fayette County, IL
From a History of Fayette County, IL:Jacob Ritter "was born in Adams County, PA, where the family is an old and much respectable one, their forefathers locating there about 1680."
His wife, Rebecca Augustine Ritter, "was the first white child born in Tuscarawas Township, Starr County, Ohio."This profile is of Jacob Ritter's son, Jacob Jr., who is listed at age 12 on the 1850 Federal Census in Fayette County, IL:
"Until 1865, Mr. Ritter worked upon his father's farm, going to school at times.He succeeded in getting considerable practical information."
"He married, Dec. 26, 1865, Miss Angie E. Summers, daughter of David Summers.They have had five children, the following four living:
Miles E., Clemment B., Edith, and Clifford "