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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: 1384214139000
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 1384064906000 
rjbehnen 1384126525000 
M_Ritterhoff 1384146585000 
rjbehnen 1384194218000 
M_Ritterhoff 1384204075000 
rjbehnen 1384207812000 
M_Ritterhoff 1384211601000 
rjbehnen 1384214139000 
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