I'm looking for some leads on my great-great grandfather, Joseph Rittenhouse. According to what I could find, he was born between 1830-1840 in Ohio, and died in Clark County, Missouri, at the turn of the century. His wife's name has been impossible to decipher from the census records, and the closest guesses are "Phrosanna" and "Franzanyas." She went by Annie or Anna, however, based on her obituary, so perhaps there was a transcription error somewhere. Her last name was a variation of Shoemaker or Schumaker, and she may have been born in Indiana or Ohio. My great-grandfather Delbert Alexander Rittenhouse was born to them in 1878.
I have only been able to find two census records, as well as Delbert's marriage record, to confirm their names. The trail has gone cold from here, but I can certainly try to provide other details if it might help. There are countless Joseph Rittenhouses from out east, it would seem! Many thanks to any help that can be provided.