Nunda Herald, February 11, 1904
Charles J. T. Ritt
Citizen of Algonquin Township Since 1868 Passes Away.
Charles John Theodore Ritt died at his home in Algonquin township, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1904, of pneumonia. He was aged 62 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Deceased was born Aug. 17, 1841, at Casbohn, Kreis Grimmen, Pommerania, Germany, and on March 1, 1868, was married to Miss Minna Schmidt, the young couple coming the same year to America and settling at Crystal Lake, in which he spent in South Dakota.
The married life was blessed with twelve children, two having preceded their father in death. The living are: Carl, Anna Erickson, Martha, Henry, Minnie Rahn, May, William, Ella, Albert and Lulu. His wife is left to mourn, also two brothers, Ernest and John, sister Anna Ritt and 11 grandchildren. He was a kind and loving father and husband, and a good neighbor.
The funeral was held from the German Lutheran church a t Algonquin, Thursday, January 28, conducted by Rev. Moldenhauer, and the interment was in Algonquin cemetery.