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Looking For Family Ritterhoff's 1855 and Lenz's 1893

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Re: Looking For Family Ritterhoff's 1855 and Lenz's 1893

Posted: 11 Nov 2013 4:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Marjorie,

Search for Henry C. Ritterhoff's pension under military records and you will find
a Civil War Pension index. Click on that and in the description of the record at the
bottom it will say "learn more" under description - simply click there and read - it
will provide the next steps of how to.

There is no difference in German between Lenz and Lentz - sometimes a "t" was added
to indicate a hard z if you will. However, how it was spelled in earlier times simply
depended on the Pastor or person recording the name. It was only in later years and
more recent times that people were particular about how their name was spelled - before
most people did not know how to spell - it was only the learned people in the village (clergy,
government officials, etc.).

Hope that helps.

Bob
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
M_Ritterhoff 10 Nov 2013 6:28AM GMT 
rjbehnen 10 Nov 2013 11:35PM GMT 
M_Ritterhoff 11 Nov 2013 5:09AM GMT 
rjbehnen 11 Nov 2013 6:23PM GMT 
M_Ritterhoff 11 Nov 2013 9:07PM GMT 
rjbehnen 11 Nov 2013 10:10PM GMT 
M_Ritterhoff 11 Nov 2013 11:13PM GMT 
rjbehnen 11 Nov 2013 11:55PM GMT 
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