Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Rittinger

Female 1883 - 1945  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Rittinger 
    Emigration 1883  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born May 1883  , Lake Co. Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Leiska 
    Residence 1903  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-195393 
    Died 28 Dec 1945  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 31 Dec 1945  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I195393  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2020 

    Father Frederick William Rittinger,   b. 24 May 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1912  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Catherine Rothaermel,   b. 23 Aug 1850, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1913  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F20162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family August Christian "Chris" Leiska,   b. 16 May 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1940, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 13 May 1903  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Clayton Leiska
     2. Bertha Annie Leiska,   b. 11 Sep 1903, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Viola Leiska,   b. 15 Jan 1905, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Private Arthur Jacob Benjamin Leiska,   b. 8 Nov 1908, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1964, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Arthur Jacob Benjamin Leiska,   b. 9 Nov 1909, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1964  (Age 54 years)
     6. Clarence August Leiska,   b. 22 May 1912, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 56 years)
     7. Edna Charlotte Leiska,   b. 1913,   d. 16 Sep 1974, Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     8. Margaret Eleanor "Eleanor" Leiska,   b. 1925, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1976, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F186852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MRS. C. LEISKA

      Well-Known Resident of Ayr Passes on Friday in Her 63rd Year

      The death occurred in Ayr on Friday, December 28th, of Catherine Rittinger, widow of Christian Leiska in her 63rd year, after an illness of over a year.

      Mrs. Leiska was born in Reid City Mich., and removed, with her family, to Baden, when quite young. She was the last remaining member of her family.

      Mrs. Leiska was married May 13, 1903, and came to Ayr to reside in March of the following year. Here the family have since resided. She was a valued member of Christ Church and was much esteemed by a wide circle of friends. Her husband predeceased her on Nov. 18, 1940.

      Surviving are three sons and three daughters, viz.: Mrs. Frank Courtney of Guelph; Arthur, Clarence, Edna, Clayton and Margaret, Ayr.

      The Funeral.

      The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, with private service at the residence at 2 o'clock, followed by a public service at Christ Church. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery. The services were in charge of the rector, Rev. L. V. Pocock, and the pallbearers were: A. M. Cochrane, Ephraim Hawes, F. R. Mc-Grogan, J. T. Kay, J. C. Swan and William Woolsey.

      The Ayr News Jan 3 1946 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 10.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Leiska/ In LovIng memory of/ Christian A. Leiska/ died Nov. 18, 1940 - In his 65th year/ his wife/ CatherIne E. RittInger/ died Dec. 28, 1945 - In Her 62nd year/ Peace Perfect Peace

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate (1903), Leiskau-Rittinger.
      August Christian Leiskau, molder of Baden, Birth Place: Berlin Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1876 Mother Name: Anna Leiskau Spouse Name: Katherine Elizabeth Rittinger, residence Baden, Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Birth Place: Lake Co Mich Spouse Father Name: Fred W Rittinger Spouse Mother Name: Katherine Rothermel Marriage Date: 13 May 1903 Marriage Location: Waterloo

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: August Christian Leiskan Age: 27 Birth Date: abt 1876 Birth Place: Berlin Marriage Date: 13 May 1903 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Mother: Anna Leiskan Spouse: Katherine Elizabeth Rittinger Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1883 Spouse Birth Place: Lake Co Mich Spouse Father: Fred W Rittinger Spouse Mother: Katherine Rothermel

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1883 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 May 1903 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1945 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Dec 1945 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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