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  1. Sauk County Death Records, V. 41, P. 251. Death Certificate for William Wacker.
  2. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Wisconsin Marriages 1897-1907 (LDS Film #1275526), Pg. 433, No. 101. Marriage William Wacker and Ida Elmer.
  3. Town Clerk, Vernon County Death Records, V. 42, P. 532. Ida (Elmer) Wacker Death Certificate.
  4. Vernon County Wisconsin Marriage Records, Volume 10, page 22. Otto Walker and Mildred Cook Marriage Record.
  5. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Birth Records, V. 1, P. 267. Robert Wacker Birth Certificate.
  6. Rock County Birth Records, V. 15, P3447. Elmer Wacker Birth Certificate.
  7. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Wisconsin Marriage Records, V. 5, P. 551. Elmer Wacker & Opal Banks Marriage Record.
  8. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Birth Records, V. 11, P. 48. Edith Wacker Birth Certificate.
  9. Winnebago County Death Records, V. 125, P. 200. Death Certificate for Edith (Wacker) Larson.
  10. Winnebago County Marriage Records, V. 27, P. 140. Marriage Record for Frank Larson and Edith Wacker.
  11. LDS Film 1192180,:, Evangelische Kirche, Weinheim, Baden, Germany, No. 180. Daniel Wacker, Born: 22 March 1840; Baptized: 29 March 1840; Parents: Philipp Wacker and Maria Elizabeth Wacker.
  12. Crawford County Register of Deeds, registered no. 545. Daniel Wacker Death Certificate: Date of Birth: Mch. 22, 1840; age 85 yrs, 1 mo. 25 days; Occupation Farmer, Birthplace Germany, father Phillip Wacker, birthplace of father: Germany; Maiden name of mother Elizabeth Hort; birthplace of mother: Germany: Informant Mrs. John Boyle, Soldier's Grove; Date of death May 17 1925; cause of death: obstruction of bowels; contributory: an accident.
  13. Grant County WI Marriage Records, Vol. 5, page 79. Daniel Wacker and Mary Short marriage.
  14. Daniel Wacker, 1870 U.S. Census, Dayton, Richland County, Wisconsin, Dwelling 157, Family 156; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com. pg. 21. Walker Daniel 30 M W Farmer 800, 250 Germany, father/mother foreign born, married in Mar, eligible to vote Mary 27 F W Keeping house Missouri, father & mother foreign born, married in Mar Elizabeth 63 F W Keeping house Germany father & mother foreign born.
  15. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Wisconsin Marriages 1885-1897 (LDS Film #1275525), No. 102. George Wacker & Alvaretta Boyle marriage.
  16. U.S. Government, 1900 Federal Census. Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, pg. 5a. Birth Elizabeth Wacker.
  17. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Wisconsin Marriages 1885-1897, No. 8. John Boyle and Elizabeth Wacker.
  18. Crawford County Register of Deeds, V. 7, pg. 347 (State v3, 2103). Winfield Dodge and Minnie Wacker marriage: Parents of groom: S.R. & Celia Dodge; occupation, common laborer; Groom residence Soldiers Grove, Born Cornell, IL, Sept 11, 1902 legal ceremony.
  19. Ash Creek Cemetery, Richland Co., WI (http://www.monticellowi.com/RichlandCo/). WACKER, J.P. 1809 1869 08-10-1869 Can not read birth month or day!.
  20. Weinheim Church Records (LDS Film 1192183), pg. 133, no. 1. Philipp Wacker, son of Adam Wacker & Barbara Lang, & Elizabeth Hort, daughter of Johann Peter Hort & Maria Stutz, 01 March 1804.
  21. LDS Film 1192180,:, Evangelische Kirche, pg. 557, No. 87. Baptism Record for Katharina Sophia Wacker.
  22. Weinheim Church Records, pg. 66, No. 20. Christening record for Philipp Wacker. Evangelische Church, Weinheim, Germany.
  23. Philipp Vacker, 1880 U.S. Census, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, District 178, ED 178, SD 2, Dwelling 112, Household 122; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com. pg. 319A. Vacker Philip M W 42 M.E. Minister Baden Baden Baden Catherine F W 36 Wife Keeping House Hess-Darmstadt Hess-D Hess-D Gilbert M W 3 Son Wis Baden Hess-D Catherine E. F W 5/12 Dec Daughter Iowa Baden Hess-D.
  24. Philip Wacker, death certificate no. Book 1, pg. 95 (1897), Register of Deeds, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, Book 1, pg. 95. Philip Wacker, Date of Death: Mar 10 1897; occupation Preacher.
  25. Works Project Administration at http:www.ancestry.com, compiler, Graves Registration Project (Iowa Cemetery Records) (Washington, D.C.:,). Tombstone Records of Floyd County, Rev. Philip H. Wacker 1937 1838 Riverside Charles City.
  26. Milwaukee County Wisconsin Marriage Records, Vol. 5, pg. 0267. Philipp Wacker and Eva Dexheimer.
  27. Compiled under the supervision of W.C. Ramsay, Secretary of State by Harrold E. Klise, compiler, Iowa Official Register (Iowa: State of Iowa,). http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialyon/19191920.htm 1919-1920 County Officials OFFICE: County Attorney OFFICER: L.E. Riter POSTOFFICE: Rock Rapids POLITICS: Republican Source: Iowa Official Register compiled under the supervision of W.C. Ramsay, Secretary of State by Harrold E. Klise.
  28. California Death Index (www.rootsweb.com). Faye Riter.
  29. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 26 May 1955. J. Phillip Riter Death. Mentioned in obit for wife, Mollie.
  30. Sioux County Cemeteries. J. Philip Riter Cemetery Record: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iasioux/cemetery/cem_ries.htm.
  31. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 22 January 1932. J. Phillip Riter. 20 Years Ago.
  32. Ibid., 10 September 1953. 20 Years Ago J. Phillip Riter & Minnie Olaf Marriage.
  33. Ibid., 26 May 1955. Mentioned that J. Phillip Riter is deceased. Obit for Mollie May Jones.
  34. Philip Wacker, 1870 U.S. Census, Village of Berea, Town of Middleburgh, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Dwelling 221, Family 227; National Archives Roll M593_1193 . pg. 426. Wacker, Philip 32 M M Wallace College Teacher in German Scotland Eva Catherine 26 F KH Baden Mary E. 10/12 F Prussia Aug Many students (The places of birth are incorrect on this census. Philip had ditto marks that reflected the Scotland birth of the person above him. Mary E. was shown with Prussia as a birthplace. These are incorrect.).
  35. Wm. Dexheimer, 1850 U.S. Census, Germantown, Washington County, Wisconsin, Dwelling 63, Household 168; National Archives Roll M432_1008 http://www.rootsweb.com. pg. 103. Sm. Dexheimer 48 Farmer Germany George 20 Christian 18 Wilhelmina 16 Eva Catharina 7.
  36. Eva Wacker, 1930 U.S. Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, 1507 E. Clark St.; National Archives. Wacker, Katherine, age 85, born Germany, married for the first time at 23 WIDOW. immigrated in 1846. Wacker, Katherine, age 50, born Iowa, single. 1507 East Clark St., District 3.
  37. , Graves Registration Project (Iowa Cemetery Records). E. Katrina Wacker 1931 1844 Riverside St. Charles.
  38. 1870 Federal Census, Brea, Cuyahoga, Co, OH, pg. 426. Record for Mary Wacker, dtr. of Philipp Wacker.
  39. Waukesha Freeman (www.ancestry.com), 11 August, 1899, pg. 1, col. 4. Gilbert Wacker, private, Co. A, 4th Regiment, Wis. Vol. Inf.
  40. Spanish American War, Rootsweb online [ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ia/floyd/military/flcocw.txt], accessed 24 July 2004. The following members of the company were transferred to other service in the regiment: ... To Engineer Company-Private, Gilbert S. Wacker and private, Marshall L. Ruchte. ... END OF ROSTER OF CIVIL WAR AND MEXICAN WAR MEMBERS FOR FLOYD COUNTY, IA.-----------.
  41. Gilbert S. Wacker, 1920 U.S. Census, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, ED 164, SD 91, Household 221, Family 315; 223 W 15th ; National Archives T625_513, http://www.ancestry.com. pg. 12B. Wacker, Gilbert S. Head R M W 43 M Yes Yes Wisconsin Germany German Germany German Engineer Civil & Mechanical Geneva F W 26 M Yes Yes Alabama Canada English Mississippi Martha daughter F W 6 S Yes Yes Yes Florida Wisconsin Alabama Gilbert Son M W 5 S Iowa Wisconsin Alabama Richard Son M W 5/12 S Iowa Wisconsin Alabama.
  42. Lloyd Hoos, 1930 U.S. Census, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, District 36, ED 82-36, SD 11, Household 381, Family 448; 2221 W. 15th; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com . Sheet 16B. Hoos, Lloyd Head R 17 No M W 19 M 17 No Yes Iowa Iowa Iowa Blacksmith Steam Railroad shop Hoos, Ruth W-H W F 17 M 15 No Yes Florida U.S. Alabama Hoos, Vera F W 10/12 S No Iowa Iowa Florida Wacker, Gilbert M W 54 D No Yes Wisconsin Germany Germany Mechanical Shop Draftsman Steam Railroad.
  43. Gilbert S Wacker, death certificate no. Book 6, p. 435 (1967), Clerk's Office, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, book 6, p. 435. Name Wacker, Gilbert S; Date of Death : October 25th, 1967; Date of Birth: Nov. 30, 1876 age: 90; widowed; Occupation : Ret. Draftsman; Kind of business: Rock Island R R; Birthplace Wisconsin; Father's Name: Phillip Wacker; Mother's Maiden Name: Eva Dexheimer; Service: Spanish American: SSN: 707-16-2420; Informant Mrs L V Hoos; Cause of Death: aneurysm, Arteriosclerosis; Buried: 28 Oct 1967; cemetery: Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL.
  44. 1930 U.S. Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, 1507 E. Clark St. Sheet 11A.
  45. Richland County Vital Records, Richland County Wisconsin Marriages 1897-1907, Page 418, No. 12.
  46. Ibid., Pg. 454, No. 49.
  47. Le Mars Daily Sentinal (http://www.ancestry.com), 01 May 1962, pg. 2, col. 7.
  48. John Jacob Riter obituary, The Reporter, Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa, October 1926,.
  49. Jacob Reuter, 1870 U.S. Census, Giard, Clayton County, Iowa, Household 54, Family 53; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com. pg. 8. Reuter, Jacob 35 2000 681 Farmer Wurtemburg Elizabeth 25 Baden Philip 5 Iowa Emma 3 Iowa George 2 Iowa Annie M. 2/12 Iowa.
  50. Jacob Rider, 1880 U.S. Census, Barton, Worth County, Iowa, ED247, SD4, Household 71, Family 81; National Archives T9_0371, http://www.ancestry.com (8 of 27). pg. 479D. Jacob RIDER Self M Male W 45 WERTENBERG Farmer WERT WERT Elizabeth RIDER Wife M Female W34 BADEN Keeping House BAD BAD Phillip RIDER Son S Male W 15 IA Laborer WERT BAD George RIDER Son S Male W 12 IA WERT BAD Mary RIDER Dau S Female W 10 IA WERT BAD Lizzie RIDER Dau S Female W 7 IA WERT BAD Allice RIDER Dau S Female W 5 IA WERT BAD Edwin RIDER Son S Male W 3 IA WERT BAD Charlie RIDER Son S Male W 1 IA WERT BAD.
  51. Jacob Reutter, 1885 Iowa State Census, Eden, Sac County, Iowa,; State of Iowa http://www.ancestry.com. Name Age Sex Birth County Residence County (all Sac) Philip Reutter 20 M Delaware Sac Eden George Reutter 17 M Clayton Sac Eden Mary Reutter 15 F Clayton Sac Eden Elizabeth Reutter 12 F Worth Sac Eden Alice Reutter 10 F Worth Sac Eden Edward Reutter 7 M Worth Sac Eden Charles Reutter 5 M Worth Sac Eden John Reutter 2 M Sac Sac Eden Louisa Reutter 0 F Sac Sac Eden Jacob Reutter 50 M Germany M Eden Elizabeth Reutter 39 F Germany M Eden.
  52. Jacob Reutter, 1895 Iowa State Census, Eden, Sac County, Iowa,; State of Iowa http://www.ancestry.com. Jacob Reutter 60 W Ger Sac Den Elizabeth 49 W Ger Sac Eden Alice 20 W Clayton IA Sac Eden Edwin 17 W Clayton IA Sac Eden Charles 16 W Clayton IA Sac Eden John 12 W Clayton IA Sac Eden Louisa 10 W Clayton IA Sac Eden Lester 6 W Clayton IA Sac Eden.
  53. Jacob Reutter, 1900 U.S. Census, Eden, Sac County, Iowa, SD11, ED120 Sheet5A, pg. 231A, Household 72, Family 72; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com. Reutter, Jacob J Head W M Mar 1835 65 M 36 Germany Germany Germany 1845?(emi) 55?(yrs in country)Na Farmer Elizabeth W F Dec 1845 54 M 36 11 8 (okay, so 3 are gone already) Germany Germany Germany 1851 49 Alice Daughter W F Dec 1875 25 S Iowa Germany Germany John Son W M June 1883 17 S Iowa Germany Germany Louise Daughter W F Nov 1885 15 Iowa Germany Germany Lester Son W M Nov 1889 11 Iowa Germany Germany.
  54. John J. Reutter, 1910 U.S. Census, Eden, Sac County, Iowa, ED135, SD11, Sheet 5B, Household 99, Family 99; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com. Sheet 5B. Reutter, John J. Head M W 75 M1 48 Ger-German Ger-German Ger-German Elizabeth Wife F W 64 M1 48 11 7 Ger-German Ger-German Ger-German John Jr. Son M W 27 S Iowa Ger German Ger German Louise Daughter F W 25 S Iowa Ger German Ger German Lester Son M W 24 S Iowa Ger German Ger German.
  55. H. Edward Riter, 1920 U.S. Census, Elgin, Plymouth County, Iowa, ED124, SD11, Sheet4B, Household 66, Family 77; National Archives T625_506, http://www.ancestry.com (9 of 18).
  56. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 06 March 1952. George Riter...40 Years Ago.
  57. George Jacob Riter, death certificate no. CertID# 1948-MN-004703 (1948), Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org, CertID# 1948-MN-004703. Full Name: George Jacob Riter, Place of Death: MN, Freeborn, Bath: Length of stay in this community: 11 years; Date of Death: Feb. 13 1948, Male White Married to Emma Riter age 75; Date of Birth Jan 21 1868; Age 80 years, 0 months, 22 days; usual occupation: farming: Birthplace: Iowa; Father: J.J. Riter of Germany; Mother Emma Walker of Germany: Informant Mrs. Emma Riter of Ellendale Minn.; Buried at Geneva Minn 2-16-48; Immediate cause of death: cardiac degeneration, arterio sclerosis.
  58. Mary Riter tombstone, German Methodist Cemetery, Schaller, Sac County, Iowa (); 1982. Mary Riter 26 March, 1870-10 September 1890, dau of John & Elizabeth. In memory of St. Matthew 5:8 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.' " Row 7, German Methodist Cemetery.
  59. , Graves Registration Project (Iowa Cemetery Records).
  60. 1920 U.S. Census, Elgin, Plymouth County, Iowa, ED124, SD11, Sheet4B, Household 66, Family 77, pg. 4B. Riter H. Edward M W 42 Wd Head Iowa Farmer Eldon M W 18 S Son Iowa Dwight N W 12 S Son Iowa Fred M W 10 S Son Iowa Pauline F W 6 Daughter Iowa Margery F W 4 Daughter Iowa J. John M W 85 Father 18xx Na 1889 Wurtemberg Retired Elisabeth F W 74 Mother 18xx Na 1890 Wurtemberg.
  61. Le Mars Sentinal (www.ancestry.com), 07 September 1955, Pg. 8, col. 2. Fifty years ago, back in 1905 - Edward H. Riter of Struble and Miss Dorothea Detloff were married Tuesday at the home of the bride's parents in Elgin township.
  62. Minnesota Death Records (http://people.mnhs.org/dci/Search.cfm), CertID# 1961-MN-019701. Name of Deceased: John Jacob Riter; Date of Death: June 5, 1961; Male White Widowed; Date of Birth: June 24, 1882; Age 78; Usual Occupation: Farmer Ret.: Birthplace: Iowa; Father's Name: John J. Riter: Mother's Maiden Name: unknown; Spouse's Name: Maude Riter: In Armed Forces: No; Informant: Roger Riter of Mankato Minn.; Buried: Rock Rapids Cemetery, Rock Rapids, Iowa, June 8, 1961.
  63. Crawford County Register of Deeds, V. 27, P.182. Death Cert for Winfield Dodge. Son, William Dodge, informant. Retired farmer and truck gardener. His wife, Minnie, his age 88.
  64. Winfield M. Dodge, 1910 U.S. Census, Soldier's Grove, Crawford County, Wisconsin, ED3, SD3, pg. 37A, sheet 7A, Family 142, Household 142; National Archives T624_1706. pg. 7A. Winfield 33 M1 7 Minnie 31 M1 7 4/4 Laura 6 Willie 4 Theron 3 Amy 1-7/12.
  65. Winfield M. Dodge, 1930 U.S. Census, Soldier's Grove Village, Clayton Township, Crawford County, Wisconsin, ED12, SD12, Sheet 6B, Dwelling 142, Family 152, Church Street; National Archives roll 2566. pg. 6B. Winfield M. Dodge Head O 2000 R No M W 54 M 28 No Yes Illinois Wisconsin Wisconsin Proprietor Billiard Pool Hall Minnie C. " Wife Wisconsin Germany Wisconsin William 24 Son Wisconsin Illinois Wisconsin Theron R 22 Son Wisconsin Illinois Wisconsin Amy E. 21 daughter Wisconsin Illinois Wisconsin Edward D. 18 son Wisconsin Illinois Wisconsin David W. 14 son Wisconsin Illinois Wisconsin Virgil 9 son Wisconsin Illinois Wisconsin.
  66. Crawford County Register of Deeds, V. 11, pg. 118. Birth of Edward Daniel Dodge.
  67. Edward D. Dodge tombstone, Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France (Near Omaha Beach); U.S. Government, http://www.abmc.gov/no.htm.
  68. Crawford County Register of Deeds, V. 21, pg. 330. Birth of Virgil Dodge.
  69. George Walker, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin, ED 116, SD 2, Dwelling 117, Household 118; National Archives http://www.ancestry.com. Sheet 6B. Walker, Geroge Head W M Jan 1872 28 M 5 Wisconsin Germany Wisconsin Farmer Alice wife W F Oct 1872 23 m 5 4 3 Wisconsin Ireland Wisconsin Harry H. son W M May 1896 4 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Jas. Son W M June 1897 2 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Agnes Daughter W F July 1898 1 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Boyle Pearl S-in-law W F Dec 1879 20 S Wisconsin Ireland Wisconsin.
  70. Minnesota Death Records, 1971-MN024157. Hubert Harry Wacker Death Certificate.
  71. Ibid., 1970-MN-030180. Daniel August Walker Death Certificate.
  72. Ibid., 1972-MN-021568. Death Cert for Mary Alma (Wacker) Pick.
  73. 1900 Wisconsin Federal Census. John Boyle. Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, pg. 15a.
  74. John T. Boyle, 1920 U.S. Census, Clayton, Crawford County, Wisconsin, ED 3, SD 3, Sheet 13A, Dwelling 110, Family 112; National Archives http:/www.ancestry.com. Sheet 13A. Boyle, John T. Head O M M W 48 M yes yes Wisconsin Ireland Irish Wisconsin Mary E. wife F W 45 M yes yes Wisconsin Germany Missouri Virgil son M W 21 M Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin lbaroer Florence daughter-in-law F W 21 M Wisconsin United States United States Mildred granddaughter F W 1-4/12 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wacker, Daniel father-in-law M W 79 Wd 1852 Pa yes yes Germany Germany Germany.
  75. Crawford County Register of Deeds, V. 26, p. 435. Virgil Wacker Boyle Death Certificate.
  76. Minnesota Death Records, CertID# 1946-MN-009391. Maud (Pickard) Riter Death Certificate.
  77. Maude Edna Riter, death certificate no. CertID# 1946-MN-009391 (1946), Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org, CertID# 1946-MN-009391. Full Name: Maude Edna Riter; SSN: none; Female, white, married; Spuse: John Riter; Age 64; Date of Birth: Mar 3 1881: Age 65 yrs, 9 mos. 3 days:usual occupation: housewife; Birthplace: Shelby Co., Iowa: Father: Edwin Pickard b. Ohio: Mother: Margaret Anthony b. Vermont: Informant: John Riter of Dexter Minn: Bired in Rock Rapids IA, Dec. 8 1946: Date of Death Dec 6 1946: congestive heart failure due to generalized arterioschlerosis.
  78. Roger O. Riter, death certificate no. CertID# 1968-MN-033954 (1968), Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org, CertID# 1968-MN-033954. Name: Roger O. Riter: Date of Death: Dec 24 1968; Age 48: Date of Birth: July 16, 1920 white Maile: Place of Death: 320 Warren Street, Mankato, Blue Earth, MN; Birthplace: Rock Rapids, Iowa: Never Married: In Armed Forces?: Yes; SSN: 483-14-9006; Usual Occupation: Custodian at Mankato State College: Father: John Riter b. Iowa: Mother Maude Pickard b. Iowa; Death caused by hanging; suicide; Informant Merritt Riter of Alvord Iowa: Buried River View Cemetery, Rock Rapids, Iowa.
  79. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 22 Nov 1951. Minnie (Olaf) Riter ... 20 Years Ago.
  80. , Graves Registration Project (Iowa Cemetery Records), Pg. 161. Minnie (Olaf) Riter.
  81. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 25 Dec 1952. Oren Riter...20 Years Ago.
  82. Ibid., 22 January 1953. Oren P. Riter...20 Years Ago.
  83. , Graves Registration Project (Iowa Cemetery Records), pg. 161. Oren Riter.
  84. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 6 March 1958. Marriage of Oren Riter and Blanche Garceau. 30 Years Ago.
  85. Kossuth County Advice (www.ancestry.com), 28 February 1952, Pg. 15, col. 1.
  86. Le Mars Sentinal, 7 August 1958. Thirty year ago - back in 1928 Lester L. Riter of Ireton and Miss Audra Sidwell, formerly of Craig, were united in marriage in Sioux City on Saturday.
  87. Kossuth County Advice, 04 August 1953, pg. 1, col. 1. Mr. and Mrs. L. L Riter spent Sunday at Hawarden, where a group of relatives honored the Riters' 25th wedding anniversary, which is today. The wedding took place at the First Church, Sioux City.
  88. Le Mars Globe Post (www.ancestry.com), 05 October, 1959, Pg. 5, col. 5.
  89. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 01 October 1859.
  90. U.S. Social Security Department, Social Security Death Index (www.rootsweb.com), 478-66-6465.
  91. Hawarden Independent, The (Hawarden, Iowa), 01 May 1952. 30 Years Ago.
  92. Le Mars Sentinal, 3 March 1954, Pg. 6, col. 5. It happened in Le Mars, 20 years ago - back in 1934 Ray Fritz and Emory Schorg of Remsen, who have operated the Wayside Inn at Le Mars for the past two years have bought the Marcus Cafe. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Riter of Le Mars will have charge of the place .
  93. Le Mars Daily Sentinal, May 12, 1959, pg. 4, col. 2. It happened in Le Mars 30 years ago-back in 1929. Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Remsen, Miss Maybelle Schorg of that city and Eldon Riter of Le Mars were united in marriage.
  94. Le Mars Globe Post, Pg. 4, col. 5.
  95. Le Mars Daily Sentinal, 27 Oct 1961, pg. 1, col. 6. Fred Riter, 52, of Le Mars, this morning was chosen by the county board of supervisors to serve as Plymouth County Treasurer to fill out the term of Robert Kelly, who resigned Monday. Mr. Riter will take office next Wednesday, Nov. 1. Mr. Kelly's resignation is effective at the end of October. The new treasurer has been employed as a machinist at the Gus Pech Mfg. Co. in recent months, and was back on the job this afternoon after learning of his appointment from members of the board of supe rvisors who went to his home to announce their decision. Mr. and Mrs. Riter have one daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who is a sophomore at the Le Mars Community High School. They live at 408 Second Ave., SE. Mr. Riter is a graduate of the local high school and attended Westmar College. He is a veteran of World War II and has lived in Le Mars and the Le Mars area most of his life. Prior to moving to Le Mars last April , he had farmed near Seney for six years. He is a Republican. (Photo not reproducible).
  96. Fred Riter obituary, Sioux City Journal Online, Sioux City, Iowa, Jan 1, 2004, LE MARS, Iowa -- Fred Riter, 94, of Le Mars passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Mike Janes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Wasmer Post 241. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Fred Riter, a lifelong Plymouth County resident, was born June 8, 1909, on a farm near Seney, Iowa, to Edwin Henry and Dorthea (Detloff) Riter. He was raised and educated in the Seney area. He continued his education at Western Union (Westmar) College in Le Mars. Following his education, he assisted his father with farming. He and Marjorie Eder were united in marriage on May 30, 1935. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was inducted on Nov. 3, 1942, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He served overseas in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1945, having attained the rank of sergeant. He returned to Plymouth County and worked as a welder and metal fabricator. He would later become the Plymouth County treasurer, a position he held for 21 years. He was an active part of his church and community. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Floyd Masonic Lodge 537 and Le Mars Lions Club, where he received the Warren Coleman Honorary Award. He served as a former commander of American Legion Wasmer Post 241. In 1982, he was honored as the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. He also was instrumental in the creation of the Avenue of Flags at the Plymouth County Courthouse in 1964. During his retirement years, he was an avid wood carver. He assisted with the carving of the totem pole located at the Le Mars Public Library and help several others start and learn the craft. He was a member of the Northwest Iowa Woodcarvers Association. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Mary Pickens of Wenatchee, Wash.; and two grandchildren, Stephanie and her husband, Joe Fuller, and Jeff Pickens, all of Wenatchee.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Marjorie; a son-in-law, James Pickens; two brothers, Eldon and Dwight; and two sisters, Pauline Hanson and Marjorie Hazel.Pallbearers will be Gerald Traufler, Daniel Hoffa, Carter Pitts, Rodney Scholten, Richard Albert and Charles Neuroth.Memorials may be directed to Calvary United Methodist Church or American Legion Wasmer Post 241 for the Avenue of Flags and the Veteran's Memorial Park.
  97. Le Mars Daily Sentinal, 25 March, 1959, pg. 8, col. 4. It happened 20 years ago-Howard Hanson, of Newton Kansas, and Pauline Riter, of Newton, Kansas, were united in marriage March 16 at Wichita Kansas. The bride is a daughter of E.H. Riter, of Le Mars.
  98. U.S. Social Security Department, Social Security Death Index, 483-22-1865.
  99. Le Mars Sentinal, 6 February 1957, pg. col. 7. Forty years ago - back in 1947 A marriage license has been issued in Sioux City to Miss Marjorie Riter and Roman Hazel, both of Le Mars.