Harriet Ann Welker History
Harriet Ann Welker (1874-1954) was the daughter of Daniel Devoss Welker and Cassandra Ford. She was born in Casey, Illinois (Clark Co, ). The family moved to Kansas
She had brothers James (1867-1878(?)), Elmer (1871 - 1933), and Harry (1889-1957), and a sister, Lillie Edna Welker Bryant (1878 - ? ) , also known as Dollie.
Harry is buried at Fort Whipple Chapel Veterens Cemetery, in Prescott, Arizona. James is buried in Washington Cemetery, Cumberland Co., Illinois, and Elmer Welker is buried at Akeley, Minnesota.
Harriet was a student of the man whom she later married , Chris Ritter. She
was 14 years his junior.
Oil paintings, landscape and still-life, done by Hattie Ritter have been
found with Butch Ritter's collection of family belongings. Hattie was an
accomplished artist. She was also said to have been a wonderful cook.
Her children were: Neva (29 Jan, 1895), Cassandra (3 May, 1898),
Gordius Arminius (later Chris) (9 December, 1906), Huxley Flammarion (28 June,
1909), Baby (7 - 8 November, 1913), and Hartien Sharp
Harriet Ann Welker Ritter is buried in the Iola Cemetery, Iola Kansas.