It has been a long time since I have worked with my Rummels (and was in the Rummel Rooters).I have my Rummel family on line at Elkhart County Indiana.I am descended from Peter Rummel (1800 moved to Ohio line), son of George Rummel, of Gettysburg PA –his youngest son, Jacob and grandson Isaiah Rummel –who moved to Nappanee IN in 1866.
Next week my son is taking me to Gettysburg PA - I used to live near there, and led some on tours of the battlefield.I have been to the Cavalry Field, and (as a Rummel) was shown some of the remains of the incident there
Has anyone determined exactly where George Rummel settled in 1778 when he moved to Straban twp, Adams Co PA?The Cavalry Field is in Straban twp.I suspect the Cavalry Field IS the originaly George Rummel farm.
Back when I was working on the Rummel families, and had made some contacts (including Fran), there was no information on the eldest son Jacob, who was the only Rummel of the family who remained in Adams County.Is there more available now?
John Rummel, who lived there during the battle, is said to have obtained the farm in 1840.If this is the land of George Rummel, who died about 1810, then John could be a grandson or great grandson of George.The Census shows that Jacob Rummel remained in Adams County (as did 3 of George's daughters: Susannah -who married Henry Ashbaugh, Catherine -who married Conrad Louer, and Barbara -who married Christian Culp.I found them at Arndtsville).I found that a William Rummel, son of Jacob, moved to Bedford County, and that two sons of his, John and James, were original settlers at now Rummel PA, at Johnstown.But I have not found any other information on Jacob or his family.
I did find that there were other Rummels at Gettysburg back after the Revolution.A Leonard? Rummel (tavern keeper in Gettysburg) received a letter from Taneytown MD, that a daughter was coming to Gettysburg, to be married there.These Rummels (at least the one in Taneytown) were remnants of English (Hessian) Troops.(One of the Major Generals of the Hessian Troops in the Revolution was a Rummel – a Prussian.I don’t know now where I kept all those notes.)