(?) Ruffner1,2

M, #3574, b. 2 February 1808
Father*George Adam Ruffner2 b. 27 Apr 1776
Mother*Sybilla Easly2
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*2 February 1808 (?) Ruffner was born on 2 February 1808.2 
 He was the son of George Adam Ruffner and Sybilla Easly.2 
Baptism26 May 1808 He was baptized on 26 May 1808 at Greensburg, PA.2 
Last Edited26 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. No name given.
  2. [S509] Helbron Register,.

Anna Margaret Ruffner1,2

F, #426, b. 16 November 1771, d. 1847
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*16 November 1771 Anna Margaret Ruffner was born on 16 November 1771 at Goshenhoppen, PA.3 
 She was the daughter of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Baptism8 December 1771  Kay Ryan's notes say she was baptized at Cedar Creek Blue Ridge with sponsors of George A. Ruffner and Margaret Widener. 
MARRIAGE*1794 She married John Edward Smyth in 1794 at Goshenhoppen, PA, Per notes from Mary Louise Blakely's descendants the couple was married by Father Gallitzin. Marriage year taken from DAR records of Annie Michel Alexander #91652

The migration from Goshenhoppen took place in 1787-89 when Anna Margaret was 16. There is no record of John Smith in Goshenhoppen so I believe the statement about being married by Prince Gallitzin has validity.4,3
 
Death*1847 She died in 1847 Her death date is taken from the application of Miss Annie Michel Alexander DAR ID Number: 91652
Born in New Brighton, Pa.
Descendant of Sergt. Simon Ruffner, Capt. Thomas Mulliken and William Tuck, as follows:
1. William Davidson Alexander (1836-81) m. 1857 Annie Elizabeth Michel (Mitchell)
(1839-1906).
2. James Alexander (1804-86) m. 1833 Caroline Tuck (1805-98); Laurent Camile Michel
(1797-1878) m. 1816 Mary Elizabeth Smythe (1795-1861).
[p.212] 3. William Archibald Tuck (d. 1813) m. Cave Mulliken (1776-1847); John Edward
Smythe m. 1794 Anna Margaretta Ruffner (1771-1847).
4. Simon Ruffner m. 1771 Catherine Griffith; Thomas Mulliken m. 1760 Ellen Elizabeth Williams
(d. 1807); William Tuck m. Elizabeth Johnson (b. 1742).
Simon Ruffner served as sergeant in Northampton County Rangers, Pennsylvania troops. He was born, before 1751, in Germany; died, 1819, in Pennsylvania.
Thomas Mulliken (1740-1805) was commissioned captain, 1776, of Maryland troops. He was
born and died in Annapolis, Md.
Also Nos. 64526, 83159.
William Tuck (1738-96) was one of the signers of the Stamp Act, aiding and supporting the
cause of the Revolution. He was born at Annapolis, Md.
Also No. 64526.3
 
Married Name1794  As of 1794,her married name was Smyth.4,3 

Family

John Edward Smyth b. 1771, d. after 1816
Children
Last Edited11 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. Here is a note from Sebastian Wimmer's extensive diary: Wednesday, Dec. 13th 1876 Delightful, pleasant weather; not cold at all and thawing about noon. Called at Luhr's store about 9 a.m., thence took 2nd breakfast at Mr. Eldridge's at 9½ a.m. Wrote Power of Attorney of Susanna Blakely (daughter of deceased Anna Margeretta Smyth, who was daughter of Simon Ruffner of Westmoreland Co., Pa.) to Sebastian Wimmer to enable me to draw some inheritance money. Wonder what inheiritance he is talking about? Anna Margeretta Smyth had been dead since 1847. I wonder if her husband John Smyth was the deceased?
  2. [S463] "Sebastian Wimmer Diary,."
  3. [S510] DAR Annie[ITAL].
  4. [S34] John W. Jordan Pittsburg and Her People.

Anna Maria Ruffner

F, #431, b. 12 October 1780
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
MARRIAGE* Anna Maria Ruffner married William Casper Shields
Birth*12 October 1780 She was born on 12 October 1780 at Goshenhoppen, PA. 
 She was the daughter of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Name Variation  Anna Maria Ruffner was also known as Polly. 
Married Name Her married name was Shields. 

Family

William Casper Shields
Last Edited9 Jun 1998

Anna Maria Ruffner

F, #5079, b. 21 February 1800, d. 25 February 1855
Father*Christian Ruffner b. 5 Jan 1775, d. Sep 1842
Birth*21 February 1800 Anna Maria Ruffner was born on 21 February 1800. 
 She was the daughter of Christian Ruffner
Christening1 June 1800 She was christened on 1 June 1800. 
Death*25 February 1855 She died on 25 February 1855 at Madison Township, Armstrong County, PA, at age 55. 
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Catherine Ruffner1

F, #440
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
 Catherine Ruffner was the daughter of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Last Edited9 Jun 1998

Citations

  1. [S24] Jane S. Sweinberger,, Ruffners of Pennsylvania.

Catherine Ruffner1

F, #3575, b. 14 May 1811
Father*George Adam Ruffner1 b. 27 Apr 1776
Mother*Sybilla Easly1
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*14 May 1811 Catherine Ruffner was born on 14 May 1811 at Greensburg, PA.1 
 She was the daughter of George Adam Ruffner and Sybilla Easly.1 
Baptism8 August 1811 She was baptized on 8 August 1811. 
Last Edited26 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S509] Helbron Register,.

Catherine Ruffner

F, #5081, b. 14 June 1802
Father*Christian Ruffner b. 5 Jan 1775, d. Sep 1842
Birth*14 June 1802 Catherine Ruffner was born on 14 June 1802. 
 She was the daughter of Christian Ruffner
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Christian Ruffner1

M, #444, b. 1738, d. 1823
Father*Simon Ruffner Sr. d. Apr 1778
Mother*Mary Barbara Schlitz b. 1706, d. 8 Sep 1803
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*1738 Christian Ruffner was born in 1738. 
 He was the son of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz
MARRIAGE*1 July 1762 He married Mary Odelia Kuhn on 1 July 1762. 
Death*1823 He died in 1823 at Westmoreland County, PA. 
Note* When Father Couse and Father Bowers took up the missionary work the first Masses were celebrated in Christian Ruffner's home. 
Emigration*1787 He emigrated in 1787 from PA; Goshenhoppen.1 

Family

Mary Odelia Kuhn
Last Edited29 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. [S34] John W. Jordan Pittsburg and Her People.

Christian Ruffner1

M, #3576, b. 26 March 1800
Father*George Adam Ruffner1 b. 27 Apr 1776
Mother*Sybilla Easly1
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*26 March 1800 Christian Ruffner was born on 26 March 1800 at Greensburg, PA.1 
 He was the son of George Adam Ruffner and Sybilla Easly.1 
Baptism1 June 1800 He was baptized on 1 June 1800 at Greensburg, PA. 
Last Edited26 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S509] Helbron Register,.

Christian Ruffner

M, #5069, b. 5 January 1775, d. September 1842
Father*George Adam Ruffner b. 7 Apr 1747
Mother*Anna Maria Holstein b. 1751
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*5 January 1775 Christian Ruffner was born on 5 January 1775 at Goshenhoppen, PA.1 
 He was the son of George Adam Ruffner and Anna Maria Holstein
Christening24 February 1775 He was christened on 24 February 1775; He was baptized at Francis Cooper's house at Allenstown, PA.1 
Death*September 1842 He died in September 1842 at Armstrong County, PA, at age 67 Death date given in deposition of Elijah French in 1859 court.1 

Family

Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

Elizabeth Ruffner

F, #433, b. 23 November 1781, d. 26 November 1873
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*23 November 1781 Elizabeth Ruffner was born on 23 November 1781 at Goshenhoppen, PA. 
 She was the daughter of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Death*26 November 1873  On 26 November 1873 Her tombstone says she was 91 years and three days old when she died. 
Name Variation  Elizabeth Ruffner was also known as Betsy. 
Residence*1819 She lived in 1819; She was alive and not married in 1819. 
Last Edited10 Aug 2013

Elizabeth Ruffner1

F, #5080, b. 11 May 1801
Father*Christian Ruffner1 b. 5 Jan 1775, d. Sep 1842
Birth*11 May 1801 Elizabeth Ruffner was born on 11 May 1801.1 
 She was the daughter of Christian Ruffner.1 
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

George Ruffner1

M, #3577, b. 15 February 1815
Father*George Adam Ruffner1 b. 27 Apr 1776
Mother*Sybilla Easly1
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*15 February 1815 George Ruffner was born on 15 February 1815 at Greensburg, PA.1 
 He was the son of George Adam Ruffner and Sybilla Easly.1 
Baptism12 April 1815 He was baptized on 12 April 1815 at Greensburg, PA.1 
Last Edited26 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S509] Helbron Register,.

George Adam Ruffner

M, #429, b. 27 April 1776
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
MARRIAGE* George Adam Ruffner married Sybilla Easly
Birth*27 April 1776 He was born on 27 April 1776. 
 He was the son of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin

Family

Sybilla Easly
Children
Last Edited23 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. [S509] Helbron Register,.

George Adam Ruffner

M, #449, b. 7 April 1747
Father*Simon Ruffner Sr. d. Apr 1778
Mother*Mary Barbara Schlitz b. 1706, d. 8 Sep 1803
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
MARRIAGE* George Adam Ruffner married Anna Maria Holstein
Birth*7 April 1747 He was born on 7 April 1747 at Goshenhoppen, PA. 
 He was the son of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz
Christening17 April 1747 He was christened on 17 April 1747 at Goshenhoppen, PA, at the priest's house. Sponsors were Adam Bruckner and his wife Magdalen. 
Immigration*1787 He immigrated in 1787 to Westmoreland County, PA, Isaac Ruffner
Latrobe Bulletin, Friday, May 23, 1913, Front page: WAS SECOND OLDEST MEMBER OF ST. VINCENT'S Isaac Ruffner, notice of whose death was given in yesterday's Bulletin, was the second oldest member of St. Vincent's congregation. His father, George Ruffner, who in 1787 emigrated from Goshenhoppen, near Philadelphia, to the wilderness of Westmoreland county, and he later took a prominent part in establishing the first Catholic church in this vicinity. He located on a farm near New Alexandria, and it was there, on the 21st of July, 1821, that Isaac Ruffner was born. It was there, also, that Isaac Ruffner died, Wednesday night, his entire life of nearly 93 years having been spent upon the ancestral farm. His mother's maiden name was Susan Sindorf. In 1849 a romance sprang up, between Mr. Isaac Ruffner and Miss Mary Anna O'Connor, daughter of Mr. Francis O'Connor, who with six brothers had given once happy homes in Sunny Ireland, then undergoing oppression, and had come to America to find happiness in a strange and foreign land.
The romance ended happily, and from their marriage nine children were born. Three of the nine preceded their father to the grave. They were James Francis, Sister Joseph Anna Ruffner and Josephine.
On Wednesday evening, the patriarch passed peacefully away without any pain or struggle but with a happy smile on his face, the reflection of his good and noble life; at the ripe old age of 92 years and ten months. During the last few years of his life he was tenderly and affectionately taken care of by the loving hands of his daughter, Amanda McGuire, who sacrificed much to make his last days happy and peaceful. He is survived by six children: Mrs. Margaret E. Kent [error in print, should be Kintz rather than Kent her husband was Thomas C. Kintz], Lloyd Ave., Latrobe; Mrs. Elizabeth Nessler, of Dennison; Sister Evangelist Rose Ruffner, O. S. B., of North Dakota; John W. Ruffner, of Walnut street, Latrobe; Mrs. Amanda McGuire, at the family homestead; Mrs. Amelia Sheehan, of Lloyd Avenue, Latrobe; 35 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. The last respects of his children and grandchildren and a host of friends will be paid to him Saturday morning, when the funeral cortege will leave his homestead at 8:30 a. m. and repair to St. Vincent's church, where Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be sung by Father Sigemond O. S. B., followed by sermon. The interment will follow in St. Vincent's cemetery. This obit was furnished by Mary, whose husband Russell Henry is the g-g-grandson of Isaac Ruffner.1 

Family

Anna Maria Holstein b. 1751
Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S34] John W. Jordan Pittsburg and Her People.
  2. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

George Adam Ruffner Jr.1

M, #5076, b. 7 February 1783
Father*George Adam Ruffner1 b. 7 Apr 1747
Mother*Anna Maria Holstein1 b. 1751
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*7 February 1783 George Adam Ruffner Jr. was born on 7 February 1783 at Goshenhoppen, Berks, PA.1 
 He was the son of George Adam Ruffner and Anna Maria Holstein.1 
Note* He I did not type all this data in, but am saving it in case someone asks:
Children of George Adam Ruffner b 07 Apr 1747 & Anna Mary Holstein b 1751

1. Christian b 05 Jan 1775 already sent info more to come on his descendants

2. Mary Barbara b. 18 Jan 1777 Goshenhoppen, Berks,PA

More About MARY BARBARA RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Michael Holstein and Mary Barbara, maternal grandparents of the child.
Baptism: February 21, 1777, at Peter Kass's house beyond the river Lehigh, in the Blue mountains.

3. Maria Magdalen b. 03 Sep 1779 Berks, Goshenhoppen, Pennsylvania, USA

More About M. MAGDALEN RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Philip Ruffner and his wife Eva.
Baptism: October 18, 1779, at Nicholas Hucki's house.

4. Margaret b.09 Sep 1781 Goshenhoppen, Berks,PA

More About MARGARET RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Margaret Kass and her husband Peter Kass.
Baptism: September 1781, at Joseph Kuhn's house, at Cedar creek.

she married Peter Brick on 01 Jun 1802

5. George Adam Ruffner b 07 Feb 1783 Goshenhoppen, Berks,PA
Notes for GEORGE ADAM RUFFNER:
======

There may be a problem here with the statement at his baptism that a sponsor was "Anna M. Ruffner, grandmother of the child." Mary Barbara Schiltz Ruffner was his grandmother.

======

More About GEORGE ADAM RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: George Adam Ruffner, son of Christian, and Anna M. Ruffner, grandmother of child
Baptism: May 04, 1783, at Christian Ruffner's house in the Blue mountains.
Deduced from Father Helbron's Register

Hemarried Susan Elizabeth Zinsdorff on 15 Nov 1808 in Goshenhoppen, Berks,PA

marriage sources:
Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp.
Family Data Collection - Individual Records.
[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.

Family Data Collection - Marriages, Edmund West, comp.
Family Data Collection - Marriages
[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001.


their children:
1) Henry b. Abt April 1810 He is a twin
More About HENRY RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: George Ruffner and Anna Maria his wife.
Baptism: April 23, 1810
(I have some information that he had a son David)
Baptism source: details sited in previous note. "Father Helbron's Greensburg Register"
2) Peter b. Abt April 1810 He is a twin

More About PETER RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Peter Simon Ruffner and Anna Maria Zinzsdorff.
Baptism: April 23, 1810
Baptism source: details sited in previous note. "Father Helbron's Greensburg Register"

3) Susan b. April 08, 1812; d. Unknown.
 More About SUSAN RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Peter Ruffner and Susan Handell.
Baptism: May 07, 1812
at St Patrick's Church, Sugar Creek, PA
Source :Armstrong County Genealogy Project.
St. Patrick's Church, Sugar Creek, PA
175th Anniversary Records Births 1803 -1841

4) Catharine b 16 Mar 1814
More About CATHARINE RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Joseph Zinsdorff and Catharine Ruffner.
Baptism: Abt. April 17, 1814

5) Margaret b 21 Dec 1815
More About MARGARET RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Christian Sendolf and Margaret Sendolf.
Baptism: July 16, 1816

6) Daniel b.10 Nov 1818
More About DANIEL RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: Jacob and Mary Kuhn.
Baptism: May 10, 1819
He married twice & had 5 children by his first wife., which I can find in Census but need more sources about them.

7) Isaac b July 21, 1820
More About ISAAC RUFFNER:
Bapt. Sponsors: George and Mary Ruffener.
Baptism: May 10, 1821

he married Margaretha MaryAnn O' Connor b Abt 1825 They married on 06 Apr 1845
Their Children
Margaret b. abt 1846 , James b abt 1848, MaryAnn b in 1850
.1 
Last Edited17 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

James Ruffner

M, #434, d. 1871
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
 James Ruffner was the son of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Death*1871  In 1871 This is a guess since his sister Elizabeth is buried in the same cemetery. A James appears on the Cemetery list. 
Biography*1819  In 1819 Alive in 1819 when mentioned in his father's will. 
Last Edited15 Nov 2005

Jo M. Eva Ruffner

F, #451, b. 1745
Father*Simon Ruffner Sr. d. Apr 1778
Mother*Mary Barbara Schlitz b. 1706, d. 8 Sep 1803
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
MARRIAGE* Jo M. Eva Ruffner married John Kleintop
Baptism4 February 1745 She was baptized on 4 February 1745 at Roman Catholic, Cromer's Mill (near). 
Birth*1745 She was born in 1745. 
 She was the daughter of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz
Married Name Her married name was Kleintop. 

Family

John Kleintop
Last Edited9 Jun 1998

John Ruffner

M, #428, b. 30 June 1773, d. say 1819
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*30 June 1773 John Ruffner was born on 30 June 1773 at Goshenhoppen, PA. 
 He was the son of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Death*say 1819 He died say 1819. 
Last Edited9 Jun 1998

John Ruffner1

M, #3578, b. 17 August 1809
Father*George Adam Ruffner1 b. 27 Apr 1776
Mother*Sybilla Easly1
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*17 August 1809 John Ruffner was born on 17 August 1809 at Greensburg, PA.1 
 He was the son of George Adam Ruffner and Sybilla Easly.1 
Baptism24 December 1809 He was baptized on 24 December 1809 at Greensburg, PA.1 
Last Edited26 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S509] Helbron Register,.

Margaret Ruffner

F, #5075, b. 9 September 1781
Father*George Adam Ruffner b. 7 Apr 1747
Mother*Anna Maria Holstein b. 1751
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*9 September 1781 Margaret Ruffner was born on 9 September 1781 at Goshenhoppen, Berks, PA. 
 She was the daughter of George Adam Ruffner and Anna Maria Holstein
Last Edited12 Jul 2008

Margaret Ruffner1

F, #5078, b. 24 December 1799, d. 19 April 1900
Father*Christian Ruffner1 b. 5 Jan 1775, d. Sep 1842
Birth*24 December 1799 Margaret Ruffner was born on 24 December 1799 at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA.1 
 She was the daughter of Christian Ruffner.1 
Death*19 April 1900 She died on 19 April 1900 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA, at age 100. 
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

Maria Ruffner

F, #5077
Father*George Adam Ruffner b. 7 Apr 1747
Mother*Anna Maria Holstein b. 1751
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
 Maria Ruffner was the daughter of George Adam Ruffner and Anna Maria Holstein
Last Edited11 Jul 2008

Mary Ruffner1

F, #454, b. circa 1741
Father*Simon Ruffner Sr. d. Apr 1778
Mother*Mary Barbara Schlitz b. 1706, d. 8 Sep 1803
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*circa 1741 Mary Ruffner was born circa 1741. 
 She was the daughter of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz
Last Edited9 Jun 1998

Citations

  1. [S24] Jane S. Sweinberger,, Ruffners of Pennsylvania.

Mary Barbara Ruffner

F, #59, b. 5 November 1774, d. 20 January 1857
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
ReferenceA-51
Baptism1774 Mary Barbara Ruffner was baptized in 1774 at Allenstown, PA. 
Birth*5 November 1774 She was born on 5 November 1774 at Goshenhoppen, PA, Notes for MARY BARBARA RUFFNER:
THE GOSHENHOPPEN REGISTERS 1741-1819, Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and
Deaths of the Catholic Mission at Goshenhoppen (Bally), Washington Township,
Berks County, Pennsylvania, Records of the American Catholic Historical
Society of Philadelphia, Index by Elizabeth P. Bentley, 1886 Reprint 1984,
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, Maryland

p. 53 RUFFNER, Barbara, of Simon Ruffner and his wife Catherine, born November 5, 1774, baptized at the same time and place as above (November 30, at Francis Cooper's house at Allenstown), sponsors, Simon and Barbara Ruffner, grandparents of the child. 
 She was the daughter of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
MARRIAGE*7 February 1804 She married Wiliam Wicklye, son of John Wicklye, on 7 February 1804 at St. Michaels, Altoona, Blair, PA, Marriage Notes for WILLIAM WEAKLAND and MARY RUFFNER:
WICKLY, William, 7 Feb 1804, in the Church to Barbara Ruffner.
From:Sportsmen's Hall, St. Vincent, Latrobe, PA
FATHER PETER HELBRON'S
GREENSBURG, PA REGISTERS
     
Children of WILLIAM WEAKLAND and MARY RUFFNER are:
     i.     CATHERINE4 WEAKLAND, b. Bet. 1804 - 1813.
     ii.     WILLIAM WEAKLAND, b. Bet. 1804 - 1813.
     iii.     SIMON WEAKLAND, b. Bet. 1804 - 1813.
     iv.     JOHN WEAKLAND, b. Bet. 1804 - 1813.
     v.     SUSAN WEAKLAND, b. Bet. 1804 - 1813.1,2 
Death*20 January 1857 She died on 20 January 1857 at age 82 DEMOCRAT & SENTINEL,EBENSBURG, PA 1857
21 Jan 1857 VOL. 4, NO. 13
DIED On Tuesday 20th Allegheny township, MARY BARBARA WEAKLAND, consort of William Weakland, aged about 85 years. 
Married Name7 February 1804  As of 7 February 1804,her married name was Wicklye.1 

Family

Wiliam Wicklye d. 1864
Last Edited7 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S24] Jane S. Sweinberger,, Ruffners of Pennsylvania.
  2. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Mary Barbara Ruffner1

F, #5073, b. 18 January 1777
Father*George Adam Ruffner1 b. 7 Apr 1747
Mother*Anna Maria Holstein1 b. 1751
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*18 January 1777 Mary Barbara Ruffner was born on 18 January 1777 at Goshenhoppen, Berks, PA. 
 She was the daughter of George Adam Ruffner and Anna Maria Holstein.1 
Christening21 February 1777 She was christened on 21 February 1777; Her baptism was at Peter Kass's house beyond the Lehigh river in the Blue Mountains.1 
Last Edited12 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

Mary Magdalen Ruffner

F, #5074, b. 3 September 1779
Father*George Adam Ruffner b. 7 Apr 1747
Mother*Anna Maria Holstein b. 1751
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*3 September 1779 Mary Magdalen Ruffner was born on 3 September 1779 at Goshenhoppen, Berks, PA.1 
 She was the daughter of George Adam Ruffner and Anna Maria Holstein
Last Edited12 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S616] Tina, "George Adam Ruffner," e-mail to MVW, Jan 29, 2008.

Nancy Ruffner1

F, #438
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
 Nancy Ruffner was the daughter of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
MARRIAGE*30 October 1810  On 30 October 1810 Hi, Margo!
In regards to the location of the intersection of Braddock Rd and Ruffner Rd, I checked a Northern Virginia map. This intersection is in Alexandria. As to its location by a known landmark, I would say it is about 10 blocks north of George Washington Masonic Memorial. It also appears to be just about straight East of the Virginia Theological Seminary on Seminary Road.
And on the matter of genealogy, I recently found the following in the Fr. Helbron's Greesburg register:

"Brotice-Ruffner: October 30, 1810, John Brotice to Anna Ruffner. John Brotice returning to Clearfield with his spouse."

Now a little bit of interpretation. A written "e" and a written "k" look similar. On an old faded document, it might be impossible to see the vertical bar that makes a "k" a "k" and not an "e." I think that Fr. Helbron actually wrote BROTICK, which is a pretty good phonetic spelling of BRADDOCK. My ancestor, John Braddock, lived on Clearfield creek.

Now my uncertainty comes in because the name "Anna" is used both here and in the church records at St. Michaels at Loretto. I wish I could be sure that "Nancy" was a nickname for Anna. I feel increasingly confident that there is a marriage relationship between the RUFFNER and BRADDOCK families. I wish I could find further evidence that Nancy is Anna and this person is the daughter of Simon and Catherine Ruffner. If you ever discover such evidence, please pass it along to me.

Sincerely,

Joe David Berg
Marriage Record taken from "Catholic Baptisms in Western Pennsylvania 1799-1828 - Greensburg Register" p. 94

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Spouse of Nancy Ruffner was John Braddock, son of Nicholas and Eleanor braddock of Loretto, Cambria County, PA. Nancy, aka Anna or Agnes, is listed in records of St Michaels Catholic Church, Loretto.1 
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Spouse of Nancy Ruffner was John Braddock, son of Nicholas and Eleanor braddock of Loretto, Cambria County, PA. Nancy, aka Anna or Agnes, is listed in records of St Michaels Catholic Church, Loretto. 
Married Name30 October 1810  As of 30 October 1810,her married name was Braddock.1 
AnecdoteDecember 2003  In December 2003 I am writing to you because we *may* have a family link. On Roostweb.com you have a family tree that includes a Nancy Ruffner, daughter of Simon Ruffner. This person is of interest to me.
My name is Joe David Berg and I am a Braddock family genealogist. I am a descendant of Nicholas Braddock who lived in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. Nicholas had three children, John, Michael, and Mary. My ancestry is through John Braddock. This John Braddock married twice. The first wife has been a very big genealogical stumbling block for us to figure out. However they did have three children. The second wife was Elizabeth Storm, and it is through her that I trace my lineage. Circumstantial evidence is beginning to accumulate suggesting that Nancy Ruffner was John Braddock's first wife.
John Braddock and his first wife had the following children:
John Clement Braddock, b. 1819
Michael John Braddock, b. 1822
Pius John Braddock, b. 1823
Recently I discovered that when John Clement Braddock married to Ellen Manner, he named one of his children Edwin Ruffner Braddock. This struck me as an unusual middle name and so I began to "Google" search the Internet for the possibilities. Ultimately I discovered that there was a Nancy Ruffner that married a "Braddock" with first name unknown. I think it could be John.
The more I have discovered about the Ruffner family, the more probable I think is this family relationship. The Braddock family was a Catholic family at St. Michael's parish at Loretto, Pennsylvania. The Ruffner's were a Catholic family at St. Vincent's (Sportsman's Hall) in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They are neighboring counties and Catholic parishes. I would suspect that John Braddock's first marriage would have occurred about 1818 given the birth of his first child in 1819.
So I am writing to you to find out as much as possible about Nancy Ruffner. Any information you have may be helpful. Here are some questions that come to mind:
1) I believe Nancy Ruffner was about the same age as John Braddock. He was born at Hagerstown, Maryland in 1787. What do we know about Nancy?
2) Was Nancy Ruffner a Catholic? I believe the answer to this is yes. But I strongly believe that John Braddock would have married a Catholic woman.
3) Did Nancy Ruffner speak German? Somehow John Braddock learned the German language, and we suspect it was from his first wife.
4) Do you have any evidence that indicates that Nancy would have gone to Ohio? We believe the above named children were born in Ohio. They were baptized at St. Joseph's parish at Somerset, Perry County.
5) Do you know when Nancy Ruffner died? The last child was born in 1823. John married a second time in 1826.
6) We are not real sure where the three boys lived when they were very young, but after their mother died. We suspect they could have been with the Ruffner grandparents. Would you have eny evidence of this?
7) Are there any wills or other documents that might have mentioned the above named children?
8) How do you know that Nancy Ruffner married a Braddock? Is there evidence that can be identified? Did she marry at St. Vincent's?
I am sure I could come up with many other questions, but mostly I just want to express my interest in exploring a possible Braddock / Ruffner family relationship. Please respond to me if you have additional information you would like to provide. Sincerely,Joe David Berg Arlington, Virginia JBerg2112@aol.com. 
Anecdote*2004  In 2004 From:      Cheryl Myers
To:      "Margot Wodrough"
Subject:      RE: Ruffner descendants
Send reply to:      cmyers@jones.edu
Date sent:      Fri, 16 Jan 2004 09:45:21 -0500
Dear Margot,
The Braddock researchers are so far ahead of me...One of them already has Sweinberger's book. More and more they are tying Nancy to John. They are also finding that Nancy was interchangeable with Anna/Anne, which I know there is another
Ann/Anna, but.on the Cambria county website, there is a copy of the centennary(?)/centennial that lists a family of John and Ann Braddock with a son Simon Peter, daughters Catherine, Mary Ann and Emilie/Emily 1811-1817 - we believe these to be the older siblings of John C., Michael and Pius. After that, there is a John and Elizabeth (Storm) Braddock, married in 1825/26, John's second wife. Attached is a copy of an e-mail I was sent this morning from Joe Berg, an excerpt from another book...I am almost positive our John is the husband of Nancy Ruffner. Wonder what happened to her...If you are interested, I will be happy to send you a copy of all of the e-mails they have been sending me that lead them to this point...Cheryl. 

Family

John Braddock b. 1787
Children
Last Edited21 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S24] Jane S. Sweinberger,, Ruffners of Pennsylvania.
  2. [S559] Jo David Berg, "Nancy Ruffner," e-mail to Margaret Woodrough, Dec 12 2003.
  3. [S558] Cheryl Meyers, "Ruffner Descendants," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, Jan. 14 2004.

Nicklaus Ruffner

M, #674
Father*Simon Ruffner Sr. d. Apr 1778
Mother*Mary Barbara Schlitz b. 1706, d. 8 Sep 1803
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
 Nicklaus Ruffner was the son of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz
Note* He Baptism recorded in "Jorday Luthern congregation, south Witehall Twsp., Lehigh Co. Index of baptisms. 
Last Edited27 Jan 2004

Nicklaus Ruffner1

M, #3196, b. 14 March 1749
Father*Simon Ruffner b. c 1743, d. 19 Dec 1819
Mother*Catherine Alice Griffin d. 12 Feb 1819
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
Birth*14 March 1749 Nicklaus Ruffner was born on 14 March 1749. 
 He was the son of Simon Ruffner and Catherine Alice Griffin
Last Edited24 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. This name came from Bob Schlitz through Laura Glass in 2001.