Henry RUPRIGHTHeinrich Rubreckt Ruperight Ruprecht Rubrecht b c 1734 in Wurttemberg, Germany d. 3 APR 1797 in Lynn Twp., Northampton (Lehigh) Co PA
Henry's descendents live in the vicinity of Hamburg and Shoemakersville, Berks county , but they spell their name Rubright*****.
Census: 1790 Lynn Twp., Northampton (Lehigh) Co., Pennsylvania Immigrated 16 OCT 1754 Ship "Peggy" from Rotterdam, Netherlands
Event: Resided 1828 Ohio 8
History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Its Families by Charles Rhoads Roberts, Rev. John Baer Stoudt, Rev. Thomas H. Krick, and William J. Dietrich, Lehigh Valley Publishing Company, LTD.: Allentown, Pa., 1914.
"Henry Rubrecht, a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, emigrated to Pennsylvania on the ship "Peggy," which landed at Philadelphia October 16, 1754, and then he took the Oath of Allegiance. On November 12, 1768 he took out a warrant for 70 acres of land in Lynn township Northampton (now Lehigh) county a locality in which he had settled prior to 1765. His name appears in the list of taxable for 1781. In 1790, the first Federal census records him as the head of a Lynn township family consisting of himself, two sons over sixteen years of age and two sons under sixteen, and three females. His name also appears in the tax list of 1812, besides the names of his sons John and George. In 1816-17 he purchased lots 83, 129, and 130 in New Tripoli, for which he was taxed as the owner.
Jonas Rubrecht, one of his older sons, moved across the Blue Mountain and settled in Schuylkill county, where he died and was buried at the Red Church, a historic place in Pine Dale. His descendents live in the vicinity of Hamburg and Shoemakersville, Berks county , but they spell their name Rubright*****.
Jacob Rubrecht, son of Henry, born January 17, 1789, and died January 20, 1856, was a millwright by trade and lived in Lehigh county, near Wessnersville, Berks county. His wife was Elizabeth Yenser, born August 14, 1795, and died August 24, 1870; and their children (now all deceased) were: Jacob (settled in Ohio), Daniel (killed in the Civil War), Levi (accidentally killed on the railroad at Schuylkill Haven), Ephraim, Mary (m. Henry Rauch), Lydia (1828-1895, m. Nathan Yenser), Polly (died unmarried), and Passie (m. Benjamin Gerber).
Ephraim Rubrecht, son of Jacob, born February 1, 1815, and died October 9, 1904, nearly 90 years of age, was a laborer and carpenter who lived in the Kistler Valley. His wife was Salie A. Greeenawald. She was buried at Jacksonville but he at Wessnersville. They had eight children: Levi (buried at Schuylkill Haven), Samuel (killed in the Civil War), James (at Philadelphia), Jacob (in Texas), Daniel (at Lehigh Gap), John, Mary (m. Jacob Blickner), and Ellen (m. Amos Gruber).
John Rubrecht, son of Ephraim, a prosperous farmer in the Kistler Valley, was born May 26, 1852, and reared upon a farm. In 1892 he began farming where he still lives. The farm of 100 acres came into his possession in 1896, after it had been in the Kistler family for more that one hundred years. The present dwelling was build in 1872 by Jacob Kistler, who also built the barn in 1875. Mr. Rubrecht is a Democrat. He and his family are Lutheran members of the New Jerusalem church, which he served as deacon, elder and trustee; also as one of the building committee. In 1875 he was married to Luzettea, daughter of Jacob and Polly (Snyder) Kistler, and they had eight children: Samuel, Edwin, George, Allen and Ida (who are deceased), Charles, Anson and Cora. Mrs. Kistler was born May 14, 1833, and has her home with her daughter, Mrs. Rubrecht. Her husband died a number of years ago."
Father: George RUPRIGHT b: ABT. 1698 in Wurttemberg, Germany Mother: Maria Catharina UNKNOWN
m. 1)Maria Catherine WEITZEL b: ABT. 1735 in Germany
Jonas RUPRIGHT b: BET. 1750 - 1755 in Wurttemberg, Germany
m. 2) Elizabeth Katherina BILLMAN b: 28 JUL 1735 in Biberach, Wurttemberg, Germany
Married: ABT. 1756 in Lynn Twp., Northampton (Lehigh) Co., Pennsylvania
John George RUPRIGHT b c1755 - 1758 in Lynn Twp., Northampton (Lehigh) Co., PA
Maria Margaret RUPRIGHT b JAN 1759 in Pennsylvania
Elisabetha Margreta RUPRIGHT b1761 in Windsor Twp., Berks Co., PA
Adam RUPRIGHT b 23 NOV 1763 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA
Philip RUPRIGHT b c 1765 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PeA
John Jacob RUPRIGHT b17 FEB 1766 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA
Eva Catherine RUPRIGHT b 24 MAR 1768 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA
John Henry RUBRIGHT b1769 in Lynn Twp., Northampton (Lehigh) Co., PA
Catharine RUPRIGHT b JAN 1772 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA
John RUPRIGHT b 18 AUG 1774 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA