Elmer Joseph Ritter was born on July 20, 1892 in New Albany, Indiana. Both of his parents were born in New Albany: Nicholas Ritter in 1857, and Bertha Barbara Luette in 1865.
All four grandparents were born in Germany with birthdates ranging from 1825 to 1836.
The names of six of his eight great-grandparents are known, and their births date to the early 1790s.
One thread of his heritage extends to his 2x great-grandparents Anton Julius and Barbara Sophia Neitzling. Estimated births circa 1770s.
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