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Otto Albert Ritz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1893 - 1928  (34 years)


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  • Name Otto Albert Ritz 
    Born 4 Dec 1893  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Printer - Printing office 
    Religion 1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-22507P 
    Died 7 Jan 1928  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: Pneumonia, 4 days 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I22507  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Daniel E. Ritz,   b. 12 Jul 1849, Konken, , Rheinland-Pfalz [Bavaria], Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1930, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Christina Stuhlfaut,   b. 28 Oct 1852, Waterloo, Seneca, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1926, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1871 
    Family ID F22236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elena Ernst Betzner,   b. 8 Aug 1893, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 2000, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 106 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1920  [8
    Children 
     1. Richard Carleton "Dick" Ritz,   b. 31 Aug 1922, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 2007, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Ernst F. "Ernie" Ritz
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F5381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • So often called upon in the past to chronicle the death of others the publishers of the Independent this week have to announce the death of their brother and member of their staff, Mr. Otto A Ritz who passed away at his home last Saturday morning following a few days illness with pneumonia. He had been at his duties until a week ago last Saturday, and the following Monday he was taken ill with what was at first thought to by only a slight attack of pneumonia. His condition grew worse, but was not considered dangerous and his sudden and unexpected passing on Saturday morning was a great shock to his family and relatives. The deceased was the youngest son of Mr. Daniel Ritz and was born in New Hamburg on December 4, 1893 and had thus reached the age of 34 years 1 month and 3 days. He spent his whole lifetime here and with the exception of a few years was employed since 1910 in the office of this newspaper where he was a linotype operator. He was thoroughly familiar with all the work in a country printing office and his loss will be keenly felt by all. The late Otto Ritz was married on October 16, 1920, to Miss Elena Betzner of New Hamburg, who, with two sons, Dickie, aged 5, and Ernst, aged 3, are left to mourn his early departure. He is also deeply mourned by his father, four brothers and four sisters, namely; Walter and Erwin Ritz of Galt; Mrs. Albert Guetz, of Elmira; Mrs. Ed. Huehn of Heidelberg; Mrs. Wm. Seyler; Mrs. Louise Kischell and Daniel E. and Lorne Ritz of this town. His mother and one sister predeceased him. Deceased was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and took a prominent part in the affairs of the Order, being secretary of Nith Lodge here at the time of his death. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. H.R. Mosig, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, of which deceased had been a member, conducted the services at the house and graveside. The members of the local Odd Fellow Lodge, as well as a number from Mitchell and Stratford, attended the funeral in a body and followed the remains to Riverside Cemetery, where they rendered the last services of the order to their departed brother, Rev. E. Dale and Bro. Rev. E. L. Vivian officiating. The following brethren of Nith Lodge acted as pall bearers; E. Pfaff; Samuel Peacock; Geo. Morley; Norman Ament; L. Hostetler; Howard Culbert.

      New Hamburg Independent Jan 13 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, March 26, 1937.

    2. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, October 9, 1931.
      Obituary of Catherine Ernst

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, April 9, 1926.
      Obituary of Isaac Betzner

    4. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-2 Page 4.

    5. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 19;.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Dec 1893.
      04 Dec 1893 The wife of Daniel Ritz, in New Hamburg, a son.

    7. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Previous Stone] Otto A. Ritz/ Died Jan. 7, 1928/ Aged 34 Yrs 1 Mo 3 D/ At Rest/ Ritz/
      [New Stone] Otto Albert Ritz/ Dec. 4, 1893/ Jan. 7, 1928/ His Loving Wife/ Elena Ernst/ Betzner/ Aug. 8, 1893/ June 19, 2000/ Ritz

    8. [S73] Funeral Service Bulletin, Elena E. Ritz.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1893 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - Printing office - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Pneumonia, 4 days - 7 Jan 1928 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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