William Duncan Part 5 (Alderman Descendants)

In 1920 according to the Federal Census William Duncan Alderman’s widow Ida was living alone in Waterloo, next door to Jane Roebuck, probably her mother.

William and Ida’s son Edward died 11 February 1955, having never married.
5 edwards dc5 edward obit

Ida Roebuck Alderman died 21 September 1955, age 87.
5 ida dc5 ida obit 1William and Ida’s daughter Lura married John W. Ritze 4 June 1913 in Waterloo.  They had two daughters, Marian and Gwen.  John died in 1971.  Lura Ritze lived to be 100 years old.  She died 23 October 1990 in Waterloo.

Partial obituary for John Ritze.

Partial obituary for John Ritze.

5 lura dc5 lura obitMarion Ritze (born 1915) married George David who died in 1948.  They had one daughter, Marilee, who had no children.  Marion married William (Bud) Eubank in 1950.  Marion died in 1982 and Bud died in 1984.*

Gwen Ritze (born 1918) married Erwin Petersen in 1938. He died in 1943. She married Bill Humenczuk in 1951. He died in 1998.  Gwen died in 2011 – her beautiful obituary is here.  She had one son, Bill Humenczuk, three grandchildren (John Humenczuk, David Humenczuk, Marie Denton) and two great grandchildren (Makaela and Levi Denton.)*

These are our original William Duncan’s (1838 -1863) descendants.

*These paragraphs and the link to Gwen’s obituary were generously provided by her son, Bill.  I am grateful to him and any others who help make this information accurate.  Thanks Bill!

2 thoughts on “William Duncan Part 5 (Alderman Descendants)

    • Thank you Marie, it is so good to hear from you. I spoke with Gwen a few times – she had wonderful stories to tell. I had worried that the Aldermans might not find that connection to the Duncans. It’s great to be in touch.

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