People, Place, and Time

Telling my family's stories

Obituary for Minnie Mae (Oberheim) Ritenour

Minnie Mae was the daughter of John Frederick Oberheim and Emma Jane Lashelle.  As the obituary says, she was born 19 October 1874 in Mount Carroll, Illinois.  She died 21 June 1933.  At 15 she married Andrew Jackson Ritenour, but after raising 4 children they divorced in 1923 – you’ll notice that there is mention of a “husband” in the obit, but no name is given!!

I don’t have information on which newspaper this came from – this was part of a collection of obituaries local to Carroll County, Illinois.

If anyone has a picture of Minnie Mae or members of her family, I would love to see them!  We have some pictures of Andrew Jackson, and their son Earl, but that’s about it!



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