Mrs. Herman (Elsa) Ritter
Elsa is the Milwaukee-born German American wife of conservative bank executive Herman Ritter. Elsa is classically educated and well-connected among Milwaukee’s affluent families. She enjoys music and the arts and works to build the reputation of her husband and family. Elsa is devoted to her family and its management, but treads the line between traditional values and the increasing awareness of women’s issues. Her education and Germanic, free-thinking upbringing connects her to social issues like education for women as well as to philanthropic and cultural endeavors.