George Arnstein <george304n@...>
Ritter was a knight and his Gut (property, most likely a manor or even castle)
was his Besitz = Property. A goodly number of castles or estates were left over
from earlier times, thus Kilian Steiner bought the Laupheim castle during 19thcentury, now seat of a Jewish museum or memorial.
There probably are other examples.
George Arnstein in Washington, DC