Casper Ritter c1720 – 1792

Caspar Ritter was born in Germany. He and his  brothers left Germany, arriving in Philadelphia on 11 September 1732. He spent the rest of his life in Pennsylvania. Caspar & Anna Maria had nine children, born in Pennsylvania.

1 Caspar Ritter b: c. 1720 in Germany, d: 4 Feb 1792 in Bethlehem, Northampton, PA
…… + Anna Maria
…………2 Casper Ritter b: 24 July 1747 in Hanover, Northampton, PA, d: 02 May 1824 in Hanover, Lehigh, PA
………… + Anna M. Germanton b: 20 July 1746, d: 30 March 1791 in Lehigh, PA
………………3 Margaret Ritter b: 17 April 1785, d: 11 Nov 1828
……………… + John Hoover b: 09 Sept 1780
……………………4 Solomon Hoover b: 1822
…………………… + Sallie Frederick b: 1840
……………………4 Anna Hoover
…………………… + George Krick b: 14 Feb 1804
…………………………5 John Krick b: 14 Aug 1834 in PA
………………………… + Margaret Ellen Swank b: 20 Dec 1840
………………………………6 Emma S. Krick b: 06 Sept 1863, d: 25 March 1922
…………2 J. Martin Ritter b: Abt. 1749 in Lehigh, PA
…………2 Maria Elizabetha Ritter b: 06 July 1753 in Lehigh, PA
………… + Gilbert
…………2 Anna Catharina Ritter b: 26 May 1756 in Lehigh, PA, d: 14 Dec 1785
………… + Kleckner
………………3 Maria Kleckner
………………3 Casper Kleckner
…………2 Johann Daniel Ritter b: 04 Aug 1758 in Northampton, PA, d: 29 Aug 1836 in Northampton, PA
………… + Elisabeth Rohn b: 26 February 1763, d: 25 Feb 1841
………………3 John Michael Ritter b: 18 April 1782 in PA, d: 17 March 1854 in PA
……………… + Margaret Orner
……………………4 Charles Ritter b: 12 Jan 1806 in PA, d: 11 April 1883 in PA
……………………4 Thomas Ritter b: 09 May 1808 in PA, d: 27 Nov 1883 PA
…………………… + Anna Maria Queer
…………………………5 Amelia Ritter b: 25 Nov 1833 in PA
…………………………5 Sarah M. Ritter b: Abt. 1834 in PA
…………………………5 Asher T. Ritter b: 05 Sept 1835 in PA, d: 14 May 1862
……………………4 William Ritter b: PA
……………………4 Franklin Ritter b: PA
………………3 Johan Peter Ritter b: 28 June 1784 in PA, d: 25 Nov 1848
………………3 Jonathan Ritter b: 11 July 1787, d: 09 May 1873 in Northampton, PA
………………3 Daniel Ritter Jr. b: 24 September 1800, d: 1888
…………2 Barbara Ritter b: 04 May 1761 in Dryland, PA, d: Dryland, PA
………… + Jacob Balliet m: 06 Nov 1781
………………3 Barbara Balliet
………………3 Susanna Balliet
………………3 Joseph Balliet b: 28 May 1784 in Dryland, PA, d: 30 Nov 1835 in Dryland, PA
……………… + Susan Green b: 20 Oct 1794 in Easton, Northampton, PA, m: 1811
……………………4 Stephen Balliet b: 11 Sept 1812 Easton, Northampton, PA, d: 25 July 1901 NJ
…………………… + Ann Lowery b: 06 June 1821 in Easton, Northampton, PA, m: 25 Sept 1836, d: 22 Nov1893
…………………………5 Albert Harrison Balliet b: 09 July 1852 Easton, Northampton, PA d: 26 Oct 1907 NY
………………………… + Josephine Edna Ebert
………………………………6 Anna Lowrey Balliet
…………2 John Ritter b: 27 Dec 1764 in Northampton, PA
………… + Elizabeth Kramer
………………3 Jacob Ritter b: 1806 in Adams, PA
……………… + Rebecca Augustine
……………………4 Charles Frederick Ritter b: 1846 OH
…………………… + Laura Bullick
…………………………5 Jacob Frederick Ritter
………………………… + Clara Smith
………………………………6 Kenneth George Ritter
……………………………… + Rena Legnon
……………………………………7 August Kenneth Ritter
…………………………………… + Louise Post
…………………………………………8 Karen Ritter
………………………………………… + Burlet
…………2 Susanna Ritter d: Unknown
………… + Dietel
…………2 Michael Ritter d: Unknown

Selected Sources:

  • 1772 Tax List for Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Database Ancestry.com, Casper Ritter.
  • 1790 United States Census, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Casper Ritter family.
  • Casper Ritter, Ancestor #A096288, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Research Database.
  • Closson, Bob, and Mary . Will Abstracts of Northampton County, PA.: 1752 – 1802. Apollo, PA.: Closson Press, 1982. 572. RITTER, Casper, Sr. Bethlehem Twp
  • Humphrey, John T. Pennsylvania Births in Northampton County: 1733 – 1800. Washington, D. C.: PA Genealogy Books, 1991. John Ritter, son of Caspar & Anna Maria.
  • Passenger List; 1732; Port of Entry, Philadelphia, PA, 11 Sept., 1732, “The Pennsylvania Merchant”, Sailed from Rotterdam; Obtained Photocopy from Pennsylvania Archives, P.O.Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026. Caspar is listed with the women and children.  Hisbrothers and sisters are also listed. Ritter is spelled “Reyter.”
  • 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 Publishing Company, Ltd., Allentown, Pa., 1914, Vol. III; pp 1054-1063; Lehigh County Historical Society, Old Court House, P.O.Box 1548, Allentown, PA 18105.

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