Joshua Lloyd "Josh" RITZMAN

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This photo shows "Josh" Ritzman as a young man. Early in life, he worked as a hired hand on the farm of Warren M. Kohler and ultimately purchased the farm and operated it until his retirement.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/13/09 - Image Year: 1920

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Josh RITZMAN was a farmer and lived almost all of his life in Turbett Township, Juniata Co., PA (9 May 1897 - 11 Mar 1997) He was married to Mary Margaretta Kepner.

JOSHUA “JOSH” LLOYD RITZMAN, 99, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin, and formerly of Port Royal RR3, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Locust Grove.

Born May 9, 1897, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late William P. and Carrie A. [Wise] Ritzman. His wife, Mary M. [Kepner] Ritzman, died April 15, 1976.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Elmer L. Ritzman and W. Book Ritzman and a sister, Jessie W. Ritzman.

He was a retired farmer and was a member of Port Royal Presbyterian Church, was an 84-year member of Turbett Grange No. 791, a member of Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association and a member of the Advisory Board of Juniata Valley Bank, Port Royal, for many years.

Services were held Friday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Rev. Richard R. Burchfield officiating. Interment was in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

(The Juniata Sentinel - March 19, 1997)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/13/09 - Image Year: 1899
This photo shows "Josh" Ritzman at about age two.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/31/16 - Image Year: 1920
"Josh" working on the Warren M. Kohler Farm in Turbett Township.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/6/21 - Image Year: 1958
"Josh" Ritzman and Bernal Taylor along Route 75 across from the Old Port Trading Post that was owned and operated by Bernal and his wife Ruth. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)

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