Ordinary People Who Accomplished the Extraordinary--Our Immigrant Ancestors and Their Descendants
Reflections, Recollections and Facts About Ritchharts, Deans, Bushs, O'malleys,Schmidts, Shorts, Cantrells, Wimers, Christmans, Wackowskis and Other Notable Ancestors
Delbert A. Ritchhart
Above is a photograph of Oberhofen Castle where at least three generations (circa 1585 to 1650) of Ritschards served as castle baliff. The photo was taken by the author during a visit in October 2004. This is the village where Christian Ritschhart, his family and 80 year old mother-in-law lived before emigrating to America in 1750.