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Finding Ritterhoff

Finding Ritterhoff

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 1:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ritterhoff
I'm looking for my great grand uncle He was born about July 1873 in St Giles, London and was living in Whitfield Street, St Pancras, London during the census' of 1881 and 1891. I think he may have a marriage in 1903 but don't know who to and can't find him at all in census' of 1901 and 1911. It may be that he has altered his name, as his forename and those of his siblings are made more english.

Any assistance most gratefully received!


Re: Finding Ritterhoff

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Dec 2012 4:45PM GMT
Can we have a first name?

I found this on

Marriages Sep 1903 (>99%)
Crossman Ada Pancras 1b 307
De Smet Marie Theresa Pancras 1b 307
Ritterhoff Andreas Pancras 1b 307
Scott Walter Pancras 1b 307

Re: Finding Ritterhoff

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query

He was born either Johann Andreas or Andreas but as the years go by he changes his name to Andrew. I've find out that in 1901 he was serving in the Second Boer War as a trooper sharpshooter. I think he was married in 1903 to Maria De Smet but know little of her or them after this date. I can't find a death under the Ritterhoff surname or anything, so perhaps he changed his name?

Re: Finding Ritterhoff

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Biography

Name: Marie T Ritterhoff
Spouse Surname: HENRY Higgins
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1920
Registration district: Woolwich
Inferred County: Kent
Volume Number: 11d
Page Number: 2860

SEP Q 1933

Name: Flora Ritterhoff
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1906
Date of Registration: Apr 1985
Age at Death: 78
Registration district: Barking and Dagenham
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 11
Page: 2

Name: Flora Giloy
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 11 Nov 1906
Father's Name: Christian Giloy
Mother's Name: Flora Esther Giloy
Parish or Poor Law Union: Battersea St Philip
Borough: Wandsworth
Register Type: Parish Registers

Name: Flora Ritterhoff + JOHN A
Year: 1965
County or Borough: Hornchurch
Ward or Division/Constituency: Havering
Reference Number: LCC/PER/B/3031

Name: RITTERHOFF, Andrew
Rank: Trooper
Soldier number: 32862
Unit: 91 Company (Sharpshooters) 23 battalion Imperial Yeomanry
Notes: Discharged from 93rd Coy. I.Y.. 50 Wintfield St., Tottenham Court Rd..
The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
ALiterary references: The National Archives WO128. Imperial Yeomanry, Soldiers' Documents, South African War.

Medal roll (from National Archives WO100 series):
Roll Page 129
The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
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