I am looking for any information dealing with the surname of Reitinger. My great grandfather was Franz Xaver Reitinger. His brother was Ignaz Reitinger. Franz married Juliana Christine Krause. Franz & Christine had 7 children: Carl, Fred, Hatwig Amelia, Erma Edith, Freda Alma, Elsie Hildegard, Meta Julia Ann & Martha Emma or Emma Martha. I believe that Franz's mothers name was Johanne Reitinger and Franz became a US citizen in Elyria (Lorraine Co.) OH 4-6-1896. The girls of the family were married with the exception of Martha whom died at a young age. The girls married names were:
Hatwig Amelia Williams, Erma Edith Stowe, Freda Alma (Rice 1st marriage) Fleegle, Elsie Hildegard Shoff and Meta Julia Ann James. If anyone might have any information on any of these names, I would be very pleased to know anything. I have been trying to find out about my great grandfathers side of the family for quite a while with no luck. It seems the surname Reitinger is in none of the data bases. Thanks to anyone who might pass along any information to the past.