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1763 On 28 January, Henry Ruhl was born to parents Frederick and Maria Elizabeth Ruhl. He was baptized on 13 February 1763 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, York County, Pennsylvania. [1][2] His grandparents, Henry and Eva Bahn, were sponsors at the baptism. [3]

1767 The 96 acre "Pleasant Ridge" tract in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania belonged to Robert Freeland. Henry later inherited this land in 1802. [4][re-survey made in 1800 for Henry Ruhl] Photocopy, 1767 survey of Pleasant Ridge.

1782 Henry Ruhl and Margaret Bailey [Baelis] were married on 24 September at the First Trinity Reformed Lutheran Church in the City of York in York County, Pennsylvania. [5][6]

1783 Henry Ruhl was taxed for 100 acres and 2 inhabitants in Shrewsbury Twp, York County. Father Frederick was also taxed. [7]

1783 Son John Jacob Ruhl was born on 21 August in York County, Pennsylvania with sponsors grandparents Jacob and Elizabeth Bailey [Baehli]. [8]

1788 On 18 October, Henry Ruhl warranted 130 acres in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [9] A survey dated 1 January 1789 showed the tract named Crane and owned by Henry Ruhl. A stream on the tract went to his other land, which is the tract re-surveyed in 1800, based on the shape of the tract and adjacent landowners . Adjacent tracts were owned by William Patterson, John Low, Peter Baker, Daniel Bailey, and Adam Hendricks. [10][11] The tract was patented by Henry Ruhl on 28 October 1809. [12] The 1800 census also had nearby listings for James Patterson, John Law, and Daniel Bailey. Photocopy, 1788 survey of Crane.

1790 Henry Ruhl [Rule] lived in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. In the household were 1 male age 16+ (Henry), 1 male under age 16 (son Johannes or John Jacob, the listing of just one son suggests that son Jacob Ruhl had died by 1790), and 3 females (wife Margaret and daughters Elizabeth and Susanna? This suggests that Susanna was born before 1790). [13]

1792 Son Henry Ruhl was born on 10 August and was baptized at Fissel's church with sponsors Johannes Bailey [Baehli] and wife. [14]

1793 Henry Ruhl [Rule] was listed on the septennial census for Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [15]

1798 Henry Ruhl was listed on the US direct tax for York County, Pennsylvania. He had a dwelling valued at $242. The dwelling was a one story wood and stone house, 25 by 21 feet, with 4 windows and 48 lights on a 2 acre lot valued at $220 in Shrewsbury Twp. He had a barn of 40 by 18 feet adjacent to Adam Koller, on 369 acres. [16]

1800 Henry Ruhl age 26-45 lived in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with wife age 26-44, 3 males under age 10 (Henry, Michael, and Jacob), 1 male age 10-15 (Johannes, John Jacob would have been age 17, so he has apparently died), 2 females under age 10 (Eva and Susanna?, this suggests that Susanna was born after 1790), and 1 female age 10-15 (Elizabeth?). Henry’s father and mother ages 45+ were listed on the prior page. Michael, Jacob, John, Elizabeth, Lorentz, and Catharine Klinefelter and George, John, and Jacob Bailey (possibly Margaret’s aunts and uncles) were listed on adjacent pages. Daniel Bailey age 26-44 (possibly a cousin of Margaret) was listed on the same page. On the prior page were Rudisill and Stambaugh and John Raber (likely the same families living by Johan Adam Hoffman in 1810) and several Rohrbach families. [17]

1800 A re-survey of the Pleasant Ridge tract was made in 1800 (see the survey dated 9 July 1768 and 1802 inheritance from father). The resurvey showed a tract of 31 acres divided off from the original tract owned by Henry Ruhl, previously by Peter Hendricks, on a stream that went downstream to an adjacent tract owned by Henry Ruhl. Adjacent tracts were owned by Jacob Baker, formerly Peter Baker; and by Adam Hendricks. [18] The 1800 census has nearby listings for Adam Hendrix, who was also a neighbor in 1810. Photocopy, 1800 survey of Pleasant Ridge.

1800 On 17 July, Eva Ruhl was born to Heinrich Ruhl and Margreda. Johann and Margretta Baly were sponsors. [19]

1802 Henry Ruhl received "Pleasant Ridge" in Shrewsbury Twp from his father Frederick in 1802 [20], which he later deeded to his son, Johannes, on 26 Jan 1811. [21][22]

1809 Henry Ruhl was granted land in Shrewsbury Twp, York County by Daniel Bailey, recorded 22 April 1809. [23]

1810 On 28 June, Henry Ruhl patented 31 acres in York county that had been warranted by Peter Hendricks on 23 Jan 1767. [24][25][26]

1810 Henry Ruhl [Rule], age 45+, lived in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with another male age 45+, 2 males age 10-16 (Michael and Jacob), 1 male age 0-9 (Samuel), 1 female age 26-44 (Margaret, who would be age 46?), 1 female age 16-25 (Elizabeth or Susanna?), and 3 females age 0-9 (Eva, Magdalene, and Lydia?). On the prior page were Frederick Rule (possibly his father?) and Peter Rule. John Rule age 16-25 (likely Henry’s son) lived with wife and another male age 16-25 (possibly Henry’s son Henry). [27] Nearby listings included Daniel Bailey, John Low, Adam Hendrix, compare to 1800 census (Michael Gerberich, Jacob Hize, Benjamin Bowser, and Isaac Low were listed nearby, as in the 1820 census).

1812 Jacob Bailey died and his will named heirs, including daughter Barbara, and named Henry Ruhl as executor. [28][29][30]

1811 On 26 January, Henry Ruhl, yeoman of Shrewsbury Twp, and wife Margaret deeded Pleasant Ridge to son John Ruhl, blacksmith for $889.42. (The land was described in deed 2Q-299, date 1802)[31][32]

1813 On 14 September, at the York County Orphans' Court, Henry Ruhl and Jacob Ruhl, executors of the last will and testament for Michael Ruhl, deceased produced an account of their administration with a balance of $307.07. [33]

1815 Henry Ruhl was named as heir and executor in the will of Rosina Bailey. [34]

1816 On 17 September, at the York County Orphans' Court, Henry Ruhl and John Gerbrich, executors of the last will and testament for Jacob Ruhl, deceased, of Codorus Twp, produced an account of their administration with a balance of $673.22. [35]

1816 On 17 December, at the York County Orphans' Court, Henry Ruhl and Michael Eirich, executors of the last will and testament for Frederick Ruhl, deceased, produced an account of their administration with a balance of $785.88. [36]

1820 A Henry Ruhl (age 45+) lived in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with 2 males 19-26 (Jacob and ?), and females: 1 age 10-16 (Lydia), 2 age 16-26, and 2 age 45+ (Margaret should be 56 by now). Henry Ruhl, age 26-45, and family was listed nearby. [37] Michael Gerberich, Jacob Hize, Benjamin Bowser, and Isaac Low were listed nearby, as in 1810 census.

1820 Son Michael Ruhl (age 26-45) lived in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania wife (age 16-26) and male (age 26-45) and male (age 16-26). [38]

1820 On 4 October, Henry Ruhl of York County, Pennsylvania purchased 320 acres in Richland County, Ohio for $400. The land was patented 20 Sep 1821, signed by President James Monroe. Henry Ruhl warranted 320 acres at the Crawford County Ohio land office on 20 September 1821, perhaps referring to the same land. [39] Photocopy, 1821 Ohio land grant record for Henry Ruhl.

1829 On 4 August, at the York County Orphans' Court, Henry Ruhl, acting executor of the estate of John Ruhl, deceased, produced an account with balance $12,955.31. [40]

"When John Ruhl arrived from Pennsylvania with his wife and five sons and a daughter, a wealthy man for those days, he purchased much of the land where the town of Galion, Ohio now stands. He had the idea that this land would make an excellent site for a town. ... A surveyor was sent for and the present Town of Galion was laid out by Michael and Jacob Ruhl in 1831. There were about thirty five lots in this original plat and every one fronted on the main street. In 1833 a second addition was laid out, east of the original plat, but all of these lots also faced on the main street with a few exceptions. There was now a rivalry between the two little towns that had been laid out. The Corners still had the trade. Ruhl's settlement finally won the contest." [assuming that this report about John Ruhl is about this Henry Ruhl][41]

1828 Henry Ruhl and his sister-in-law Rosina (Baehli) Ruhl's family moved to Ohio. Henry settled in Sandusky Twp, Richland County, Ohio. [42]

1830 Henry Ruhl of Sandusky Twp, Richland County, Ohio dated his will January 5, with probate March 2 by sons Michael and Jacob, who were named executors. Named as heirs were Henry's wife Margaret, daughter Betsy Gerberich, daughter Polly Rule, daughter Eve's sons John and Isaac Nunemaker, sons John and Michael and Jacob, daughter Lydia, and daughter Susanna Hoffman. Christian Snyder, Adam Ashcraft, and Henry Harshinger were named as appraisers of the estate. Michael and Jacob Ruhl were named as being of Sandusky Twp. The estate was settled by 9 March. Adam Hoffman (possible son-in-law) owed the estate $266.66 at the time of death of Henry. John Gerberich (possible son-in-law) was also named in the accounts. [43][44]
Photocopy, 1830 will of Henry Ruhl (page 1).
Photocopy, 1830 will of Henry Ruhl (page 2).
Photocopy, 1830 will of Henry Ruhl (page 3).

1830 Margaret Ruhl [Rhule], age 60-70, lived in Sandusky Twp, Richland County, Ohio. Michael, Jacob, and Henry Ruhl [Rhule] (perhaps sons) were listed on the same page. [45]

1834 On 6 Aug, Henry Ruhl, perhaps this Henry Ruhl's son, warranted 80 acres of land at the Morrow County Ohio land office. [46]

1834 On 6 Aug, Elizabeth Ruhl, perhaps Henry Ruhl's daughter, warranted 80 acres of land at the Morrow County Ohio land office. [47]

1834 On 6 Aug, Jacob Ruhl, perhaps Heinrich's son, warranted 80 acres of land at the Morrow County Ohio land office. [48]

Research Notes:

Margaretha's maiden name has been variously reported as Bierly, Baehli, Baelis, and Bailey.

1764 Margaret Bailey was reported christened 2 September 1764 at the Allemangel Lutheran Church, Albany Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania and was sponsored by Andreas Kunckell and Margaratha Barbara Probst.


Footnotes:

[1] Ancestry.com, F. J. C. Hertzog, York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, [Ancestry_Records].

[2] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film Q974.841 Y1 V2Y V5-6 of Pennsylvania births and christenings, [FamilySearch_Record].

[3] Brenna Hobson Budd, Ancestors and Descendants of Georg Ruhl (born 1786, died 1842) (1999) The Ruhl Family Originally from some German State (2000), 16.

[4] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C172-273, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[5] Family History Library microfilm, 20356, [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[6] Donna R. Irish, Pennsylvania German Marriages (1982), 477, First Trinity Reformed Church.

[7] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 21 (York Taxables) (1897), 711, [Google_Book], [Archive_Catalog].

[8] Brenna Hobson Budd, Ancestors and Descendants of Georg Ruhl (born 1786, died 1842) (1999) The Ruhl Family Originally from some German State (2000), 15.

[9] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, York County, R195, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[10] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C172-161, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[11] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C172-162, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[12] Pennsylvania Land Patent, H3-539, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[13] FamilySearch.org, citing 1790 US census, PA, York, Shrewsbury, column 2, 5 from bottom, [FamilySearch_Record].

[14] Brenna Hobson Budd, Ancestors and Descendants of Georg Ruhl (born 1786, died 1842) (1999) The Ruhl Family Originally from some German State (2000), 15.

[15] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1793, Shrewsbury Twp, York County, person 163, [Ancestry_Search].

[16] United States Direct Tax of 1798: Pennsylvania. Film M372. IRS, Record Group 58. NARA, ancestry.com.

[17] US census, 1800, Reel 0044, Image 196, page 1368, line 17, [Internet_Archive].

[18] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C172-273, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[19] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[20] York County, Pennsylvania deed 2Q-299, recorded 15 March 1803.

[21] York County, Pennsylvania deed 2V-420.

[22] Brenna Hobson Budd, Ancestors and Descendants of Georg Ruhl (born 1786, died 1842) (1999) The Ruhl Family Originally from some German State (2000), 16.

[23] York County, Pennsylvania deed 2T-372.

[24] Pennsylvania Land Patent, H4-217, warrant application 2561, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[25] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C172-272, see 1800 note, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[26] York County, Pennsylvania deed 2Q-299, could refer to this tract.

[27] US census, 1810, Pennsylvania, York, Shrewsbury, p 120

[28] York County, Pennsylvania will M-408.

[29] York County Pennsylvania will M-408, [FamilySearch_Image].

[30] USGenWeb, York County Pennsylvania Will Abstracts (Gateway website), [USGenWeb].

[31] Brenna Hobson Budd, Ancestors and Descendants of Georg Ruhl (born 1786, died 1842) (1999) The Ruhl Family Originally from some German State (2000), 16.

[32] York County, Pennsylvania deed 2V-420.

[33] York County, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Docket L-41.

[34] York County, Pennsylvania will M-506.

[35] York County, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Docket M-41.

[36] York County, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Docket M-84.

[37] US census, 1820, Pennsylvania, York, Shrewsbury, no page number, image obscured

[38] US census, 1820

[39] United States Bureau of Land Management Patent, [US_BLM].

[40] York County, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Docket Q-40.

[41] Nevin Otto Winter, A History of Northwest Ohio: A Narrative Account, Volume 1 (1917), 401, [Google_Book].

[42] Brenna Hobson Budd, Ancestors and Descendants of Georg Ruhl (born 1786, died 1842) (1999) The Ruhl Family Originally from some German State (2000), 16.

[43] Richland County Ohio index of Old Wills cites will 1-384, [FamilySearch_Image].

[44] Richland County, Ohio Administration Records, 1-383, FHL film 960097, image 413, [FamilySearch_Image].

[45] US census, 1830, Ohio Richland, Sandusky, p 81

[46] United States Bureau of Land Management Patent, [US_BLM].

[47] United States Bureau of Land Management Patent, [US_BLM].

[48] United States Bureau of Land Management Patent, [US_BLM].


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