2.JOHANN PETER2 RUTH , SR. (MELCHOIR1) was born 1704 in Germany, and died September 1771 in Crumtree Township, Berks Co. PA.He married (1) CATHERINE MEYER February 15, 1723/24 in PA.He married (2) ANNA SOPHIA LAUER February 15, 1723/24 in Walfermeeler, Germany, daughter of PETER LAUER and MARIA KOHL. Notes for JOHANN PETER RUTH , SR.: Johann Peter Ruth (9701) born about 1704, married Feb. 15,1724 Anna Sophia Lauer (daughter of Peter Lauer & wife Maria (Kohl) Lauer of Hirstein.) Peter & Sophia lived in the little village of Wallhausen, several miles east of the city of Zweilbruken (Two Bridges). This is close to France in the Bavarian Rheish Palatinate, a section of the Dutchy of Zweilbruken, governmental district of Noehefelden. This is about thirty miles from the area where another Ruth patriarch was born- Johann Jacob Ruth of Oberfloersheim. In the spring of 1733 Peter & Sophia with their four children ldft their home & made their way down the Rhine River to Rotterdam, Holland. Here they embarked on the English Brigantine "Pennsylvania Merchant" commanded by John Stedman & arrived at the port of Philadelphia, PA on Sept. 18 of the same year. They traveled about 60 miles Northwestward & settled along the Cacoosing ?Creek, in what was then part of Lancaster Co., but with the erection of Berks Co. in 1761, it became a part of it's South Westen Area close to Lancaster Co. He was naturalized in 1761 along with his three oldest sons, Michael, Christian & Jacob. He added to his original land grant, so that at the time of his death in Sept. 14,1771 he owned nearly 900 acres. Sophia died soon after they settled in Pennsylvania & he married, second Catherine Meyer (or Moyer) by whom he had ten more children. More About JOHANN PETER RUTH , SR.: Event 1: 1733, Immigrated from Wallhousen, Germany Children of JOHANN RUTH and CATHERINE MEYER are:
CATHERINE3 RUTH, b. May 30, 1737, PA; m. HENRY MEYER , JR..
GEORGE RUTH, b. 1740; d. March 14, 1809; m. (1) BARBARA KRUM; m. (2) ANNA MARIE BENSS, 1766.
More About GEORGE RUTH: Event 1: PVT in Patriot Army
BARBARA RUTH, b. March 23, 1743/44, PA; d. October 26, 1822.
JOHN RUTH, b. September 16, 1745; d. October 12, 1812, PA; m. MARIA CATHERINE HEISTER.
MARY CATHERINE RUTH, b. 1747; d. 1805; m. JONAS ECKERT.
HENRY RUTH, b. June 12, 1748, PA; d. February 28, 1826; m. ELIZABETH SHELPER, 1788.
More About HENRY RUTH: Event 1: PVT in Patriot Army
FRANTZ (FRANCIS) RUTH, b. December 13, 1750, Sinking Springs PA; d. January 29, 1808, Lancaster Co. PA.
EVA RUTH, m. PETER MENGEL.
MAGDALENA RUTH, b. 1751; m. GEORGE HAIN.
MARGARET RUTH, b. 1753; m. GEORGE GERNAUT.
Children of JOHANN RUTH and ANNA LAUER are:
MICHAEL3 RUTH, b. November 6, 1724, Wolfersweiler, Germany; d. October 21, 1803, PA; m. ANNA MARIE MOSER.
More About MICHAEL RUTH: Event 1: September 18, 1733, Arrived in Philadelphia, PA
JACOB RUTH, b. September 11, 1726, Wolfersweiler, Germany; d. September 24, 1797, PA; m. CATHERINE KRICK, PA.
More About JACOB RUTH: Event 1: PVT in Patriot Army Event 2: 1797, Buried in Hains Ch. Cem SE corner. More About CATHERINE KRICK: Event 1: 1811, Buried in Sinking Springs Graveyard Event 2: Sixth row, west of church.
CHRISTIAN RUTH, b. December 16, 1729, Wolfersweiler, Germany; m. MARIE BARBARA ELPER.
More About CHRISTIAN RUTH: Event 1: September 18, 1733, Arrived in Philadelphia, PA Event 2: PVT in Patriot Army
PETER RUTH, b. December 9, 1731, Wolfersweiler, Germany; m. ANNA MARGERETHA HAHN, April 5, 1768, Lancaster Co. PA.
More About PETER RUTH: Event 1: September 18, 1733, Arrived in Philadelphia PA