Casper Ritter 1749 – 1822

Casper Ritter, born 1749 in Milford, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was the son of Heinrich Ritter and Maria Elizabeth Tutt. On 11 January 1774 he married Hanna Ottilia Hertz. They had eight children.

Casper Ritter lived in Northampton County, PA. In 1772 he was included in the tax list for Bethlehem Twp. Casper was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Corporal Ritter served in the 7th Company, 4th Battalion of the Northampton Militia. Casper was a member of the Dryland Union Lutheran Church.

Selected Sources:

  • Roberts, Stroudt, Krick, and Deitrich, THE HISTORY OF LEHIGH COUNTY,PENSYLVANIA AND A GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF IT’S FAMILIES; 1732-1914; Lehigh Valley Pub Co, Ltd., Allentown, Pa., 1914, Vol. III; pp 1054-1063; Lehigh County Historical Society, Old Court House, P.O.Box 1548, Allentown, PA 18105.
  • Records of Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh Co:1734 – 1834, Baptism Reocrd for Solomon Knapenberger, 1785, Page 32, Volume VI, Series 6, PA Archives. Sponsors: Caspar Ritter and wife Ottilia.
  • Records of Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh County:1734 – 1834, Baptism Reocrd for  Magdalena Shneck, 1790, Page 40, Volume VI, Series 6, PA Archives. Sponsors: Caspar Ritter and wife Ottilia.
  • Corporal Casper Ritter, Ancestor #A096300, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Research Database.
  • Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File, Records of the Comtroller General of PA, Corporal Caspar Ritter, 4th Battalion, 7th Co.
  • 1772 Tax List for Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA. Casper Ritter.
  • Humphrey, JOhn T. Pennsylvania Births in Northampton COunty, PA: 1733 – 1800. Washington, DC; PA Genealogy Books, 1991.


5 Responses to Casper Ritter 1749 – 1822

  1. Thanks for posting this site and the blog! I traced my lineage on Ancestry, and Casper Ritter is my 6th great-grandfather. I did a Google search for more info and found my way here.

  2. karen ritter

    The Casper Ritter in Bethlehem was not the son of Henry but the brother of Henry and the other Casper in Bethlehem was that Casper’s son. Casper, son of Henry, was located in Salisbury.

  3. margaret a Warner

    do you have any information on Casper Ritter who married Eva Eleanora Hoffman in 1857 in the Nauvoo Illinois area ?

    • No, I don’t think so. Could you tell me his birthdate or anything more? I have several Casper Ritters. Some have little information. He might be one fo those.

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