My name is Eric N. J. Rittenbaugh (25) from Parkerford, PA (close Phildadelphia Suburbs). I am Walter Robert Rittenbaugh's youngest son. Rosemarie Schrump is my Aunt.
I stumbled across this site today by mistake when I "Googled" Rittenbaugh!
I have several questions. I see that there are several alike spellings of my(our) last name. Are we are related, distant, etc?
My grandparents, Ed & Helen Rittenbaugh, used to tell me that my grandfathers aunt sisters came from Germany. Our last name in Germany was(is) von Rittenbach. Is anyone aware of our history in Germany? I would be very interested to know the correct spelling to pinpoint the location of our family in Germany, where I would like to visit someday.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org