Waterloo Region Generations
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Daniel E. Ritz[1, 2]

Male 1849 - 1930  (80 years)


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  • Name Daniel E. Ritz 
    Born 12 Jul 1849  Konken, , Rheinland-Pfalz [Bavaria], Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Christened 14 Jul 1849  Konken, , Rheinland-Pfalz [Bavaria], Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Moulder 
    Occupation 1881  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Moulder 
    Residence 1881  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1885  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Collector of Customs 
    Occupation 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Printer & Publisher 
    Residence 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Printer 
    Occupation 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Printer - Printing office 
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-84002P 
    Died 21 Mar 1930  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I84002  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 

    Mother Maria Elisabetha "Elizabeth" Schneider,   b. 1821, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1900, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F31090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel Ritz Called By Death

      Was Former Publisher of This Paper and Collector of Customs

      It is our sad duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. Daniel Ritz, former publisher of this paper, who passed to his eternal rest shortly after three o'clock last Friday morning. He had been in failing health for the past three months, but was only confined to bed for one week and passed peacefully away at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 9 days.

      The late Mr. Ritz was one of the prominent business men of the village for many years, and gave much of his time in promoting projects pertaining to the general welfare of the town. He was a member of the New Hamburg School Board for over twenty years and was keenly interested in educational matters.
      In his business career he conducted the New Hamburg Independent and the Canadisches Valksblatt since 1885 until he received the appointment of Collector of Customs when this outport was opened in town in 1912. He retired from the service in 1921, and had since lived retired.

      In politics the deceased was an able exponent of the Conservative cause and until his appointment as collector of customs served his party with unswerving fidelity. He was likewise interested in fraternal matters, being a member of the Masonic Order, Odd Fellows and the Knights of the Maccabees. He was widely known and through his generous nature he won for himself a large circle of friends.
      The late Mr. Ritz was born on July 12th, 1849, in Bavaria, Germany, and came to Canada with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ritz, in the year 1855, when they settled in New Hamburg. He had since been a resident of this town. In 1871 the deceased was married to Christina Stuhlfaut, who predeceased him three years ago. One daughter, Tillie, and one son, Otto, also predeceased him. There are left to mourn his death four sons and four daughters, namely: Walter and Erwin of Galt; Daniel E. and Lorne of this town; Mrs. Louise Kischel, Kitchener; Mrs. Albert Gentz of Elmira; Mrs. Ed. Huehn of Heidelberg; and Mrs. Wm. L. P. Seyler of this town.

      The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from his late residence to the family plot in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. H. R. Mosig, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted the services at the house. The last rites of the Masonic order were rendered to the deceased at the grave. The pall bearers were brethren of Nith Lodge I.O.O.F., namely, L. Hostetler, F. L. Peine, Ed. Pfaff, E. G. Hammer, G. H. Meyers and O. H. Becker.

      Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by relatives and sympathizing friend, namely: Mr. and Mrs. George B. McKay, Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. P.T. Wiggins, Galt; Galt Postmen; Jacob Ritz family; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Heiman, Kitchener; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blankstein, Kitchener; Mrs. A. S. Claughton, Port Perry; Mrs. Jack Farr, Toronto; Mrs. Betzner and Miss Sophia Betzner; Dickie and Ernst Ritz; Bobby and Nancy Hamilton, Hamilton; Mr. Fred Gruhn, Kitchener; Grandchildren; Masonic Lodge, New Hamburg; Odd Fellows Lodge, New Hamburg; Chr. Rau family; Chas. Ritz family; Mrs. Emma Schaefer, Alfred Ruthig, New Hamburg, Mrs. Jos. Heiman, Kitchener; Mrs. Bannister, Brantford; M. Schwartzentruber, New Hamburg; and Mr. and Mrs. David Hamilton, of Hamilton.

      The family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the neighbours and friends for their numerous expressions of sympathy and for the many acts of kindness bestowed upon them in rendering assistance in the hour of their bereavement.

      Among the relatives and friends present at the funeral from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Franke, Mrs. L. Kischell, H. Grube, Mr. and Mrs. C. Blankstein, Mr. and Mrs. R. Ritz, Mrs. E. Ritz, Milton Ritz, Miss Camille Ritz, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Heiman, Kitchener, Christian Hamel, Stratford; Fred. Bucholtz, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Ritz, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ritz, A. M. Edwards, M.P., Mrs. Philipps and son Reginald, Galt; Mr. and Mrs. Otterbein, Mrs. Arthur Schaefer, Mr. and Mrs. E. Huehn and daughters, Erla and Helen, Heidelberg; Mr. and Mrs. Gentz, Elmira; Peter Brill, William Brill, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. George McKay, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. D. Hamilton, Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. William Black, Palermo; Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Schmidt, Kitchener; Mr. Thos. F. Stahl, Galt; Mr. J. K. Sommer and Mr. Adam Junker, East Zorra.

      New Hamburg Independent Mar 28 1930 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] 7 Dec 1893.
      04 Dec 1893 The wife of Daniel Ritz, in New Hamburg, a son.

    2. [S4] 019157-05.
      William Henry Bobier, 34, Occ. Carpenter, b. Petrolia, Res. Homice, son of Richd. Bobier & Ruth Hellinger married Maria Matilda Ritz, 31, b. New Hamburg, Res. New Hamburg, daughter of Daniel Ritz & Christina Shuhlfaut, Witn William Tayler & Idna Ritz Both of New Hamburg, 15 November 1905 in New Hamburg.

    3. [S307] New Hamburg (Village) E-2 Page 3.

    4. [S250] Page 9.

    5. [S251] New Hamburg 1881 Page 7.

    6. [S1054] p. 19;.

    7. [S1868] Div. 1 Pg. 4.

    8. [S740] "Daniel Ritz Called by Death," Mar 28 1930, p. 1.

    9. [S1901] Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03656-8 System Origin: Germany-EASy GS Film number: 193929 Reference ID: Item 1.
      Name: Daniel Ritz Gender: Male Christening Date: 14 Jul 1849 Christening Place: Konken, Bayern, Germany Birth Date: 12 Jul 1849 Father's Name: Jakob Ritz Mother's Name: Elisabethe Schneider

    10. [S153] .
      Ritz
      [A] Daniel Ritz/ 1849-1930/ At Rest/
      [B] Christina Stuhlfauth/ His Wife/ 1852-1926/ At Rest
      [C] Daniel E. Ritz/ 1879-1949/ At Rest

    11. [S699] Section 1 Page 13.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1849 - Konken, , Rheinland-Pfalz [Bavaria], Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Jul 1849 - Konken, , Rheinland-Pfalz [Bavaria], Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Moulder - 1871 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Moulder - 1881 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Collector of Customs - 1885 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer & Publisher - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - Printing office - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1930 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., 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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