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(My 2x Gr-grandparents)

Solomon Ritz, born 17 Feb 1809 in Maryland, Washington Co. or Pennsylvania.
Died 07 Jan 1874 in Ohio, Olanburg, Stark Co., buried Ohio, Wooster, Wayne Co.
Parents: Henry and Mary Ritz
Elizabeth Rebecca Gambrill, born about 1818 in Maryland
Died 15 Sep 1870, Ohio
Parents: George Gambrill and Julia Ann Brown
1856 Iowa, Center, Cedar Co.
1860 Iowa, Bradford, Chickasaw Co.
Solomon Ritz was a Lutheran clergyman and traveled extensively throughout Ohio, Illinois and Iowa.  Family lore states this family helped to build the Little Brown Church in the Vale (Nashua, IA).  
Brother of Solomon:
Husband: Joseph Ritz, b.  1817 PA (they spelled it Ritts in later years)
Wife: Mary Hay, b. 1826 PA
1854 moved family to Iowa, Chickasaw Co.
Brother of Solomon:
Husband: Michael Ritz, b. 22 Feb 1822 PA, (they spelled it Ritts in later years)
Wife:  Margaret Winebrenner, 1830
1854 Iowa, Bradford, Chickasaw Co.

Some of their children eventually moved to Black Hawk Co but in later generations they were scattered all over the state of Iowa

Irene Smith-Rice, 
13 Dec 2008