Person:Antoni Ruger (1)

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Antoni Ruger, Sr., of South Branch, Potomac
m. ABT 1711
  1. Anthony Reager, Jr.1713 - 1780
  2. John Reager1715 - 1758
  3. Burkhard Reager1717 - 1782
  4. Barbara ReagerABT 1719 - 1794
  • HAntoni Ruger, Sr., of South Branch, Potomac1690 - 1769
  • WBarbara Scholerin1689/90 -
m. abt. 1730
  1. Maria Rugerabt 1730 -
  2. Hans Jacob Rugerabt 1734 -
Facts and Events
Name Antoni Ruger, Sr., of South Branch, Potomac
Alt Name Anthony Reager
Alt Name Anthony Rieger
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1689 Benken, Canton Basel, Switzerland
Birth? 20 MAY 1690 Benken, Canton Basel, Switzerland
Marriage ABT 1711 Benken, Canton Basel, Switzerlandto Juditha 'Judith' Schaub
Marriage abt. 1730 to Barbara Scholerin
Death? 1769 Hampshire County, Virginia

Anthony Ruger (Reager) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2":

  • G-273: Anthony Regan; [sic] of Augusta County, 498 acres. Surv. Mr. James Genn. Tract No. 6 in Plat on South Fork of South Branch of Potomack River. 15 Aug. 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2, pg. 36].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 28, 1750. - (423) Abraham Vanderpool, Mathew Uter, Abell Westfall, Anthony Bogard, George Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jr., John Osburn, James Simson, Jacob Westfall, Leonard Neiff, John Westfall, Hermanus Skout, Anthony Reger, Anthony Reger, Jr., Michael Rhyne, Peter Reed, George West, Thomas Iax, Robert Graham, added to list of tithables.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1767: page 123, Michael Thorn, and Anthony Reger, Hampshire.
References
  1.   South Branch Swiss.

    Anthoni Rieger, [KB Anthone Rüeger], of Benken, (47 years of age), Barbara Würtzin, (from Wittinsburg), his wife, (also aged 47), and Elsbeth Scholerin, (from Zunzgen), her mother, (72 years of age), who intend to go to the Palatinate,

    Pro manumissione at lb. 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.—
    Tax on lb. 500 worth of property drawn away at 10 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.— 80.—
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    Children of Anthoni Rieger by Juditha Schaub, his first wife:
    1. Anthoni, shoemaker, bapt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . July 8, 1713
    2. Burkhard, tailor, bapt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 19, 1717
    3. Barbara, bapt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 5, 1719

    p.112
    His children by his present wife:
    1. Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 years old
    2. Hans Jacob, bapt . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 22, 1734
    Ibidem. From the deceased Jacob Schaub's (and Barbara Würtz's) children of Wittisberg,
    1. Jacob, shoemaker, bapt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 9, 1714
    2. Anna, bapt . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 31, 1719
    3. Martin, bapt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 27, 1721

    Tax on their lb. 130 worth of property at 10 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.—
    Another daughter, by the name of Elsbeth, bapt. Dec. 20, 1716, did not emigrate, for according to KB of Ramlingen she came to Waldenburg in 1743 though her family in America longed very much for her.

    https://sites.google.com/site/sjzscertainfolksandevents/south-branch-swiss-peterson-hagler-heyer

  2.   Faust, Albert Bernhardt, and Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh. Lists of Swiss emigrants in the eighteenth century to the American colonies. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Genealogical Society, c1920-1925), Vol. 2, Pg. 112.

    The further experiences of the two families [Heyer and Rieger] are known through a
    letter by Lienert Heyer written two years after his emigration and an entry in RP 129, Aug. 7, 1756. Lienert Heyer lost his youngest child, Clara, by the smallpox in England and the next youngest, Hans Ulrich, in America, but had another son Antoni. In 1739 he and Antoni Rieger were living at 'Dolben Hagen,' apparently meant for Tulpehocken, Pa. In 1756 the Junt brothers attest his presence in Virginia and report his willingness to renounce his claims to an inheritance in favor of his son-in-law who stayed in Switzerland.** Besides it can hardly be amiss to recognize him in the Lieni who renders such generous assistance to Jacob Pfau, the writer of the unsigned letter of Sept. 17, 1750, printed by A. B. Faust, Jahrbuch der Deutsch-Amer. Hist. Ges. von Illinois, 1918-19.†
    He took his fellow-villager with his family and his things all the way up from the coast to Frederickstown, Virginia.

    **Lienert's son-in-law must have been the husband of his daughter Orsilla, whom he mentioned in his will.