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Frederick William Denkewalter

Frederick William Denkewalter
birth: 22 January 1842 in Germany
death: 28 Jun 1914 at Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN

marriage (1): date unknown
Elizabeth Hoyer

marriage (2): 21 Feb 1878, Marion Co., IN
Mary/Mariah Koller

Children of Frederick William Denkewalter and Elizabeth Hoyer:

Children of Frederick William Denkewalter and Mary/Mariah Koller:

  • Walter Edward Denkewalter
  • Otto Edward Denkewalter
  • Mary Denkewalter
  • Oscar Denkewalter

Frederick William Denkewalter lived In:

  • 1876- He was reported to be a practicing physician in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 1880- Marion County, Indiana
  • 1889- Granted license to practice medicine in Owen County, Indiana
  • 1914- Died at Spencer, Owen County, Indiana

Frederick William Denkewalter also lived In:

  • Born in Germany (variously noted as Baden Baden and Prussia)
  • Michigan (daughter Olga was born there in 1872)
  • Illinois (son Alfred was born there in 1874)
  • Chicago, Illinois (graduated Rush Medical College there, also in 1874)

Other Information:

Very little is known about Frederick William Denkewalter‘s first marriage.

After his death, the grounds of Denkewalter’s Owen County sanitarium were sold to the state and became McCormick’s Creek State Park, the first state park in Indiana.

In the earlist records, he is identified as Walter Denke or F. Walter Denke.

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net


Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter

Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter
birth: 5 Jul 1874 in Illinois (likely Cook County) to Frederick William and Elizabeth (Hoyer) Denkewalter
death: 11 May 1964 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

marriage: 24 Oct 1895, Owen Co., IN
Cora C. Ritter
birth: 3 Jul 1875 in Indiana to William T. and Eliza [–?–] Ritter
death: 3 Nov 1960 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Children of Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter and Cora C. Ritter:

  • Frederick William Denkewalter, b. 7 Dec 1896, d. 26 Jul 1949, m. Mary. E. Schauweker
  • Ritter C. Denkwalter, b. 28 Sep 1899, d. 5 May 1982, m. Helen Mitchell Van Kirk

Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter Lived In:

  • Born in Illinois
  • As an adult, migrated to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
  • Possibly lived in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Marion County, Indiana
  • Owen County, Indiana (late 1880s – mid 1890s)

Other Information: Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter’s occupation was sales manager at a fertilizer company.

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Hiram Ritter

Hiram Ritter
b. August 1846, Oldham County, Kentucky, to Owen and Eliza (Pitcher) Ritter
d. 1907, Osage Township, Camden County, Missouri

m. about 1862, Kentucky
Mary J. (Carpenter) Thacker
b. February 1832, probably Shelby County, Kentucky
d. about 1901, Camden County, Missouri

Children with Mary J. Thacker:

  • Mary E. (b. 1864)
  • Charles (1869-1934) married Mary Nancy Anderson

Hiram emigrated from Owen County, Indiana, to Osage Township, Camden County, Missouri,
in 1885.

Mary had one child from a previous marriage, Alfred P. Thacker, born about 1853, in

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Hoisington KS

Charles Ritter

Charles Ritter
b. 17 May 1869, Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, to Hiram and Mary (Carpenter) Thacker Ritter
d. 29 September 1934, Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri

m. 9 October 1889, Osage, Camden County, Missouri
Mary Nancy Anderson
b. 15 October 1873, Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri, to Isaac Newton and Sarah K. (Waters) Anderson
d. 3 July 1966, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Children with Mary Nancy Anderson:

  • Harvey Clyde (1891-1894)
  • Sarah “Sadie” Jane (1894-1984) married George Perdue
  • Emmett Allison (1896-1967) married Mildred Pearson
  • Elsie May (1898-1973) married John Overton Mahar
  • Bessie Ann (b. 1904) married (1) Arthur Pearson, (2) Ralph Gropp
  • Laura Frances (1906-1986) married Eugene Proctor
  • Lonnel Charles (1908-1979) married Delma Sene Hansen
  • Louie Myrtle (1911-1964) married William Van Vleet
  • Ralph Waldo (1913-1987) married Marie Donaldson
  • Mary Alice (b. 1919)

Charles moved to Osage, Camden County, Missouri, about 1885.

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Hoisington KS