I have heard of Gottlob Hartranft and as far as I can determine is not related to Gov. Hartranft. Maybe going back to Germany. Tobias Hartranft the ancestor of JFH may have beena relative, but we have scant info on Hartranfts before they migrated to America in 1734. Please contact me @ email@example.com as I am having problems with genforum. I might have more info for you.