Ritter Cemetery, Cook Township

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

 

 

Contributed by Donna and Peter <moulder@city-net.com>

According to family legend, Ritter Cemetery was established by Henry Ritter to bury his children who tragically died of diphtheria.

It became a burial ground for folks living in Cook Township and Jefferson Township.

Ritter Cemetery is secluded at 2,575 feet above sea level in Cook State Forest on a one-lane road.

Use an all-terrain vehicle to avoid potholes, rocks, and branches.

There is a split-rail fence around the remaining headstones and footstones.

In general, inscriptions face Westmoreland County, but actual burials face the east as shown by depression in the ground.

Thanks to my grandma for her notes, a cousin for copying Hiram Knupp's map, and helpful historians at Chestnut Ridge, Somerset and Ligonier.

For comments or corrections contact Donna.

 

 

Last Name

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Tomb Stone

Comments

Allen Lemon     ? 1885 son of John and Emma (Knupp) Allen; born Nov. 1881, per census
Allen Emma       1856-1932, wife of John R. Allen. Daughter of Isaac and Sally Knupp
Allen Oren G. 1890 1911   son of John and Emma (Knupp) Allen
Allen John       born November 1847. Married Emma Knupp
Ankney Joseph       Probably 1847-1894; lived in Cook Township
Auman Clara 1862 1864   daughter of Emanuel and Elizabeth (Larimer) Auman
Auman         no stone; data from old map
Auman         no stone; data from old map
Baldwin Emerson       1889-1930; married to Jennie Elnora Knupp
Barkley baby       no stone; data from old map
Bisel Charles S. 1877 1925   married to Phebe Baldwin/Belle Knupp
Bisel Gertie Ann 1921 1921   Gertrude, daughter of Charles and Belle Knupp
Bisel daughter   1921   infant daughter of C S and Phebe Bisel
Froe Eva May       Daughter of John and Annie (Knupp) Froe
HedrowHenry    
Hetzer Daniel 8/24/1822 1/18/1905   son of John and Mary (Ferner) Hetzer; never married
Hetzer Mary 2/12/1825 7/19/1899 74 years wife of Samuel Hetzer; daughter of Jacob and Knupp
Hetzer Annie       ? daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ferner) Hetzer; unmarried
Hetzer Samuel       1820-1898; married Mary Knupp; son of John and Elizabeth Hetzer
Hetzer Aaron       no stone; data from old map
Hetzer John       possibly John Hetzer (1782-1858)
Hetzer Isaac 1857 1866 age 9 son of Samuel and Mary (Knupp) Hetzer
Howard Harvey W. 1875 1956   married to Clara; son of Solomon and Rachel Howard
Howard Clara L. 1886 1921   married to Harvey Howard; nee Bricker
Hutton baby       no stone; data from old map
infant         beside William Moon; data on old map
Knupp Belle L. 5/21/1882 6/12/1908   wife of Charley Bisel; daughter of Anthony and M. Elizabeth Knupp
Knupp Oliver G. 7/3/1908 March 1925   son of Isaac A. and Anna (Weyant) Knupp
Knupp Harry E. 2/17/1911 2/1/1913   son of Isaac A. and Anna (Weyant) Knupp
Knupp Sally 3/20/1830 11/5/1906   wife of Isaac Knupp; nee Flickering
Knupp Russell E. 10/18/1885 3/19/1904 19y 5 m 9 d son of Hiram and Sadie Belinda (Knupp) Knupp; father drew Ritter map
Knupp Sarah 1832 1903   wife of David Knupp; sister of Mary Whipkey More
Knupp David 1830 1913   son of Jacob and Catherine Knupp; married to Sarah Whipkey
Knupp Eli   10/8/1854 2 yr son of Isaac and Sally (Flickinger) Knupp
Knupp Noah 1855 9/9/1864 9 yr 11 da son of David and Sarah (Whipkey) Knupp
Knupp Jacob 1798 6/2/1872 74 yr son of John and Barbara Knupp; married to Catherine Brallier
Knupp Catherine 1800 4/24/1876 76 yr wife of Jacob Knupp; nee Brallier
Knupp Levi 1837 2/22/1885 38y 6 m 2 d son of Jacob and Catherine Knupp; married to Mary Etta Ankney
Knupp Emanuel 1924 1/22/1898   son of Jacob and Catherine Knupp; married to Mattie Hemminger
Knupp Mattie       1820-1910; wife of Emanuel Knupp; nee Hemminger
Knupp Ephraim 1847 4/17/1862 15 yr son of Jacob and Catherine Knupp
Knupp Regina 1852 4/16/1862 10 yr daughter of Jacob and Catherine Knupp
Knupp boy 1882 8/11/1882   son of Levi and Mary Etta Knupp
Knupp Edward 1875 3/9/1885 10 yr son of Anthony and M. Elizabeth Knupp
Knupp Noah 1832 3/20/1854 21 yr son of Jacob and Catherine Knupp
Knupp Anthony 1852 1910   son of Jacob and Catherine Knupp; married to M. Elizabeth Moore
Knupp Elizabeth 1850 1938   daughter of George and Mary Moore; married to Anthony Knupp
Knupp Pious T. 1/25/1886 12/23/1953   son of Anthony and M. Elizabeth Knupp
Knupp E. L.       infant buried beside Jacob Knupp
Kramer baby       child of Dorsey and Mae (Penrod) Kramer
Kramer Joseph V.       1863-1915; married to Salome Hetzer
Kramer Regina       wife of Benjamin Cramer; daughter of Jacob and Catherine Knupp, d/o Samuel & Mary Hetzer
Lightenberger         probable relative of Lydia Lightenberger Moore; name on old map
Lightenberger         probable relative of Lydia Lightenberger Moore; name on old map
Merringer Peter 2/22/1891 9/26/1913   son of Fabian and Mary; lived in Jefferson Twp., Somerset County
Meyers baby       no stone; data from old map
Miller baby       daughter of Belle Miller, as per old cemetery map
Moon William       William Moon, 32, on 1880 census in Lower Turkeyfoot, Somerset County
Moore Mary Ann   8/7/1898 age 5 months daughter of Wesley and Lydia (Knupp) Moore
Moore Roxie Irene 1923 1923   Daughter of Orville and Rebecca (Shaulis) Moore
Moore Helen Ruth 1924 1924   Daughter of Orville and Rebecca (Shaulis) Moore
Moore Lois Louise 1929 1933   Daughter of Orville and Rebecca (Shaulis) Moore
Moore George 6/14/1814 10/17/1902 88y 4m 3d son of David and Mary (Parke) Moore; married to Mary Snyder
Moore Mary A. 6/3/1822 2/28/1899 76y 4m 6d married to George Moore; nee Snyder
Moore Rebecca J. 1861 1866   presumed to be daughter of George and Mary (Snyder) Moore
Moore John       no current stone; buried beside Daniel Moore; data on old map
Moore Daniel 1865 1877   son of George and Mary (Snyder) Moore
Moore Zebulon   5/18/1895 85 y 7m 11d son of David and Mary (Parke) Moore; married to Lydia Lightenberger
Moore Lydia   8/6/1896 92 y 9m 12d married to Zebulon Moore; daughter of Caspar and Catherine (Ambrose) Lightenberger
Moore Rebecca       presumed daughter of Zebulon and Lydia Moore; buried beside Lydia
More Mary 1836 1907   wife of Isaac Moore; nee Whipkey
More Isaac A. 1844 1907
son of Benjamin and Jane (O'Hara) Moore; married to Mary Whipkey
Nedrow Henry   12/13/1884 30y 5m 1 d son of Phillip and Rosanna; Lived in Jefferson Twp., Somerset County
Nedrow Rosanna   2/23/1881 69 1m 24 d born in Germany; married to Phillip Nedrow
Nedrow Phillip   8/2/1886 75 y farmer in Jefferson Twp., Somerset County; married to Rosanna
Nedrow Frankie   11/20/1877 2 y 3 m 15 d son of Henry and Susan (Enos) Nedrow
Nedrow John 1833 1863 30 y Son of Phillip and Rosanna; Lived in Jefferson Twp., Somerset County
Nedrow Elizabeth 1834 1866   daughter of Phillip and Rosanna
Nedrow Belinda   2/1860   daughter of Philip and Rosanna Nedrow
Nedrow Emanuel   Feb. 1856   son of Phillip and Rosanna Nedrow
Nedrow Rosie   Feb. 1856 6 y daughter of Phillip and Rosanna
Nedrow Israel       unknown Nedrow son
Nedrow Philip   2/1856   son of J. (? John)
Nemond         name found on old map
Nemond         name found on old map
Nemond         name found on old map
Nemond         name found on old map
Queer Jerry       no stone; data from old map
Reitz Rose A. 1901 1913   step-daughter of Mertin Tiger (mother Minya)
Ritter Elizabeth       name on old map
Ritter Mary       Mary Elizabeth Nedrow married Henry Ritter
Ritter Barbara       name found on old map
Ritter infant       name found on old map
Ritter infant       name found on old map
Ritter infant       name found on old map
Ritter infant       name found on old map
Ritter infant       name found on old map
Ritter Henry       1826-1855; owner of Ritter land for Cemetery; son of Harmon and Margaret
Shaulis Forest 5/20/1912 4/19/1913   son of Wesley and Nila (Tiger) Shaulis
Shaulis Rebecca 11/16/1824 1/8/1906   wife Benjamin Shaulis; nee Shopp
Shaulis Jacob G.   1868   son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Shopp) Shaulis
Shaulis Nila V. 1/20/1890 4/21/1913   first wife Wesley E. Shaulis; nee Tiger
Shawley Frank 1890 1933   lived in Jefferson Twp., Somerset County
Showman Rebecca       daughter of Joseph and Mary Showman
Showman Noah   12/23/1872 11 y son of Joseph and Mary Showman
Showman Sarah   11/1/1872 7 y 9 m 3 d daughter of Joseph and Mary Showman
Showman Ella   11/16/1893 13 y 1 m 28 d daughter of Joseph and Mary Showman
Showman Mary 12/15/1840 4/14/1905   daughter of Zebulon and Lydia Moore; married to Joseph Showman
Showman Joseph 7/29/1840 8/22/1918 Civil War Company G 84th Reg; married to Mary Moore
Stern Henry       possibly son of Henry and Emma (Hetzer) Stern
Stern Harry 1888     married to Carrie (unknown); son of Henry and Emma (Hetzer) Stern
Stern baby       no stone; data from old map
Tiger Lucinda 6/16/1890 10/9/1918   wife of Mervin H. Tiger; daughter of Phillip and Mary (Miller) Shaulis
Tiger baby   1916   child of Mervin H. and Lucinda (Shaulis) Tiger
Tiger Mertin J. 1883 1911   married to Minya; then Effie Knupp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of Cemetery Oren c. Allen Clara Auman Charles S. Bisel
Infant Bisel Eva May Froe Harvey and Clara Howard Anthony and Elizabeth Knupp
Belle L. Knupp Catharine Knupp Elizabeth Knupp Footstone Emanuel Knupp
Ephraim Knupp Harry E. Knupp Jacob Knupp Noah Knupp
Pious T. Knupp Regina Knupp Russell Knupp Daniel Moore
Lois, Helen, and Roxie Moore Lydia Moore Mary Ann Moore Rebecca Moore
Henry Nedrow Rosanna Nedrow Joseph Showman Mary Showman

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