People, Place, and Time

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Monthly Archives: January, 2011

William Henry Ritenour

William Henry Ritenour was born to Adam and Emily Ritenour on 15 April 1842 in Water- lick, Warren County, Virginia. This was a tiny town on the edge of what is now the George Washington National Forest, and was situated about 7 miles northwest of…

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January 23, 2011 · 22 Comments

Elmer Ritenour

Elmer Lee Ritenour was born to Earl and Cora (Moorehead) Ritenour on 20 July 1929 in Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois. He had dark brown eyes and brown hair, and grew up into a tall, lanky man. As a child, he was given the nickname ”Boke,” by his…

January 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ignatius Zielinski’s parents

For several years now, I’ve been unable to figure out who Ignatius Zielinski’s parents were. It’s been hard because his death certificate is almost bare, he got married in the old country, he had no relatives in Milwaukee, there’s no obit I can lo…

January 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Zielinski family

Ignatius Zielinsky was born April 1, 1852 somewhere in the Posen province of Poland. He came to America on April 8, 1880 aboard the “Braunschweig,” bound out of Bremen, Germany. While his original destination was listed as Pittsburgh, he ended up …

January 13, 2011 · Leave a comment