RUTH Family

First Generation

1. Jacob1 Ruth was born in Pennsylvania June 10, 1802.

He married Hannah Werkheiser in Pennsylvania, December 7, 1828. Hannah was born in Pennsylvania December 16, 1807. Hannah was the daughter of John Martin Werkheiser and Barbara Itterley. Hannah died August 30, 1887 at 79 years of age. In the 1830 census Hamilton, Northampton Co PA page , Jacob Ruth is recorded with 2 males, and 1 female.

In the 1840 census Plainfield, Northampton Co PA page , Jacob Ruth is recorded with 3 males, and 5 females (1 - 50 to 60).

In the 1850 census Plainfield, Northampton Co PA page 377, Jacob (age 48) is recorded with Hannah (age 43), Elizabeth (age 14), Sally Ann (age 12), John (age 9), Sabina (age 5), and C.J. (age 3). Also in the household is Rebecca Werkheiser (age 66). Jacob is a farmer and all births are recorded as PA.

In the 1860 census Plainfield, Northampton Co PA page 944, Jacob (age 58) is recorded with Hannah (age 53), John (age 20), Sabina (age 16), and Catherine (age 14). Jacob is a farmer and all births are recorded as PA.

In the 1870 census Belfast, Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co PA page 392, Jacob Root (age 68) is recorded with Hannah (age 62), and John (age 28).

In the 1880 census Plainfield, Northampton Co PA page 246, Jacob (age 78) is recorded with Hannah (age 73) and their niece Hannah E Heany (age 12).

Jacob Ruth and Hannah Werkheiser had the following children:

child 2 i. Abraham James2 Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa about 1829.

child 3 ii. Jesse Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa about 1832.

child 4 iii. Caroline Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa February 7, 1834. Caroline died April 14, 1836 in Northampton Co., Pa, at 2 years of age.

child 5 iv. Elizabeth Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa 1835.

child 6 v. Lydia Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa about 1836.

child 7 vi. Sally Ann Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa 1837.

child + 8 vii. John Henry Ruth was born January 11, 1840.

child 9 viii. Sabina Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa 1844.

child 10 ix. Catherine Jane Ruth was born in Northampton Co., Pa 1846.

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