Philip Ranck

John Philip Ranck (1704 - abt. 1785)

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John Philip (Philip) Ranck
Born in Neckerau, Mannheim, Baden, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Fetterville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 2 Nov 2018
20:10: SJ Baty added Ludwig Ranck as child for Philip Ranck. [Thank SJ for this]
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Categories: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania Colonists | Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg | Gustave Anjou Fraud | Palatine Migrants | Huguenot Migration | Ranck Name Study.

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Biography

This profile is part of the Ranck Name Study.

The first authentic record for this Ranck family is a 1699 entry in the Neckarau church’s marriage register for Philip's mother and father.

1699: On 17 Febr., HANS VELTIN RANCK, son of VELTIN RANCK, here, was married to MARGRETH, daughter of the late HEINRICH PHILIPES, former citizen of Mannheim. [1]

Huguenot or Not?

In "Ranck Family Research Summary", John Ranck presents what is known and not known about the Ranck family's Huguenot origins. Anyone who is interested in the research of John P. Ranck can read his family research summary here.

"A Huguenot or Moravian Connection?
I have been working with Art Lawton, Moravian historian currently completing his PhD in American Folk History at Indiana University, to try to sort out the fact and fiction in our family's connection with the Moravians, a protestant sect that, in France, could have been classified as "Huguenot." "
  • IF, according to our legend, Jean Ranc (Valentin Ranck, der Alt) fled from Paris to Neckarau with his son Hans Valentine,
  • AND, as the Neckarau parish records establish, there were only two male children who survived childhood,
  • AND both of them came to Pennsylvania,
  • THEN, THERE SHOULD BE NO RANCKS REMAINING IN GERMANY.

"The existence of other Rancks in the area at the same time clearly suggests that our Pennsylvania family is/was/could have been part of a larger German family of Rancks -- rather than Huguenot refugees from Paris as related in the family legends for which I have (thus far) been unable to find any hard evidence."[1]

Philip and his brother Michael are listed in the "Memorials of the Huguenots in America"[2] and the family name is listed on the "List of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors" at the The National Huguenot Society.[3]

Birth

John Philip Ranck was born on January 31, 1704 to Hans Ranck and Margaretha Philippes in Neckarau, Pfalz (later: Mannheim, Baden; then Baden-Wuerttemberg) Germany.[4]

In the baptism record, Hans’s name is spelled “Velten” and the surname is spelled "Rang". The church records in Neckarau show both "Ranck" and "Rang" for several years.[1]

Marriage

1725: On 21 August, JOHAN PHILIP RANCK, legit. surviving son of the late JOHAN VALENTIN RANCK, former citizen with full rights, and ANNA BARBARA, surviving daughter of the late JOHAN VALENTIN SCHUMACHER, former resident of Mannheim, were married. Banns proclaimed on 17 and 24 June and on July 1, and married on 21 August.[1][5]

Immigration to Pennsylvania

John Philip Ranck on the ship Mortonhouse, 1729.

Philip arrived on the Ship Mortonhouse in Philadelphia on 19 Aug 1729. His brother Michael had arrived one year earlier on the same ship.[6][7][8]

Court House at Philadelphia in which Oath of Allegiance was signed.

Naturalization

Naturalization on 24 Sept 1760. The original document was one of only six that survives from that time and a digital image is available online at the Ranck Family Heritage.[9][4]

Children

The children of Philip and Anna Barbara were born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[4][10]

Philip b. 5 Dec 1729 d. abt. 15 Nov. 1784
Michael b. Abt. 1733
Dorothy b. 1735
Valentine b. 13 Oct 1737 d. 19 Feb 1813
Anna Eva b. 2 May 1738 d. 2 Aug 1812
George b. 1738 d. bef. 12 Mar 1812
Barbara b. 1741
John b. 1742 d. 1820
Philip Adam b. 24 Jun 1743 d. 12 Oct 1809
Jacob b. 1 Sep 1745 d. 13 Sep 1827
Ludwig b. 1 Sep 1748 d. 18 Apr 1842

Early Settler of Lancaster County

Michael and Philip settled in Lancaster county after they arrived in Pennsylvania. On March 20, 1734 Philip received a warrant (no. 29) for 150 acres.[11]

John Philip and his wife settled in the same area as his brother, namely Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and were given 243 acres adjoining John Michael's tract on the east. John Philip and his wife had eleven children. John Philip's and Anna Barbara Schumacher's son, George, moved with his family to Botetourt County, Virginia" as did his sister, Anna, who married Joseph (Durst) Ammen.[4][12]

Philip's land was surveyed in 1734 and 1753. (Original Surveys, Pennsylvania Archives, Harrisburg, PA.) [4] Philip is living in Lancaster county in 1779.[13]

In 1770 he deeds land to his sons Jacob, Ludwig, Philip Adam, and John in East Earl Township.[4]

Death and Probate

Philip died in 1785[14] sometime before his will was probated on March 28, 1785 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. [15]

The inventory was prepared by Philip's sons John and Jacob. In it are named his children who are listed on Philip's books as having shares against them and those shares were deducted from their shares in the estate: (Admin. Account; Philip Rank, 1785)[4]

  • Philip
  • Michael
  • Valentine
  • George
  • Philip Adam
  • Jacob
  • Ludwig
  • John
  • Dorothea and her husband Stehley
  • Barbara and her husband Adam German
  • Eve and her husband Durst Ahmen.

John Philip Ranck lived a long life of 80 years and he is buried in the "John Philip Ranck Cemetery" in Fetterville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.[16]Head Stone[4]

From Descendants of Jean Ranc

Notes for JOHN PHILIP RANCK: Taken from "The Ranck of the Rancks", John Philip is number 1.1 in that book. The elder brother, John Michael, came to America in 1728. Strangely enough,brother John Philip was not on that passenger list. He waited in Rotterdam another year, sailing on June 20,1729 on the very same vessel, the "Mortonhouse", making its next round to America. He arrived in Philadelphia on August 19, 1729, after a voyage of fifty-five days. No one knowsfor sure why both young men did not come at the same time. Romance may have been at stake, since this year later, John Philip brought with him a young bride, Anna Barbara Schumacher. Perhaps there was a rule that only married couples would be given passage. Or was the ship list overcrowded because of the unexpected passengers picked up at Mannheim and was John Philip the one for whom there was no room. Or did he not have the necessary fare. (It was estimated that it took a minimum of $176.00 for the passage.) A year later, John Philip and his bride were given about 243 acres adjacent to the east: Titles were granted to them in 1734 and 1751. These two farms, having been divided by 1978 in about 12 smaller farms, lie just southeast of New Holland, extending eastward past Blue Ball and East Earl to a tiny community called Fettersville, between PA. State Route 23 and the Welsh Mountains.[17]

Original gravestone for Philip Ranck
New gravestone for Philip Ranck

From Findagrave.com

John Philip Ranck
Birth: 31 Jan 1704 Neckarau, Stadtkreis Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Death: 1785 (aged 80–81) Fetterville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA; Burial: John Philip Ranck Cemetery, Fetterville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. Memorial #: 61357328.
Bio: Son of Hans Valentine RANCK, b. 1668, Switzerland , d. 10 May 1710, Neckarau, Mannheim, Baden, GERMANY and Margaretha PHILIPPES, b. 1668, Switzerland Born before baptism of 3 Feb 1704; some records have Oct 1701 as birth Baptised: 3 Feb 1704 Neckarau, Pfalz (later: Mannheim, Baden; then Baden-Wuerttemberg) GERMANY Evangelische Kirche Witness: Philipp Weingrauay..Siblings: 1. Anna Barbara RANCK (1699-?)2. John Michael RANCK (1701-1778)3. Rosine Catharina RANCK (1706-1713)4. Susanna Margaretha RANCK (1707-1767) 5. Johann Valentine RANCK (1710-1712) Married Anna Barbara SCHUMACHER, b. 1706, on 21 Aug 1725 in Neckarau, Mannheim, Baden, GERMANYParents of: 1. (Johannes) Philip RANCK, Jr., b. 5 Dec 1729, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA , d. Abt 15 Nov 1784Note: grandson John Philip Ranck (1756 - 1841) 2. Michael RANCK, b. Abt 1733, 3. Dorothea RANCK, b. 1735, 4. Valentine RANCK, b. 13 Oct 1737, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA , d. 19 Feb 1813 5. Anna Eva RANCK (1738-1812) 6. George RANCK [RONK], Sr., b. 1738, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA , d. Bef 12 Mar 1812 7. Barbara RANCK, b. 1741 8. John RANCK, b. 1742, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA , d. 1820 9. Philip Adam RANK, b. 24 Jun 1743, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA , d. 12 Oct 1809 10. Jacob RANCK (1745-1827) 11. Ludwig RANCK (1748-1842)burial per "Some Ranck Relatives"From "The Ranks of the Rancks" by J. Allen Ranck, Sowers Printing Co., Lebanon, PA, as described in "Places Near the Mountains" (1985) by Helen R. Prillaman, reprinted for Clearfield Company Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1995.NOTE: Some research indicates that wife was Anna Barbara HARTUNG Born 4 Jan 1746 and Baptised 9 Mar 1746 at New Holland, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA Trinity Lutheran Congregation
Inscription: "Erected by the descend[a]nts of John Philip Ranck who settled here in 1729" Dated 1932
Family Members: Children: Anna Eva Ranck Ammen (1738-1812), Adam Rank (1743-1809), Jacob Ranck (1745-1827), Ludwig Ranck (1748-1842).[18]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ranck, John P. Ranck Family Research Summary. PDF file. May 7, 2018. online here
  2. Stapleton, A. Memorials of the Huguenots in America: With Special Reference to Their Emigration to Pennsylvania. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, 2008. pg. 98 Archive.org
  3. "List of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors." The National Huguenot Society - Approved Qualified Ancestors. Accessed May 08, 2018. NHS
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 The Ranks of the Rancks (on-line edition, May 6, 2018 ), Ranck Family Heritage Society, Inc. (http://Ranck.org). Citing birth of PHILIPPUS, son of HANS VELTEN RANG and ANNA MARGARETHA on 31 Jan 1704. Baptized on 3 Feb 1704. search here
  5. Ancestry.com. Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Mikrofilm Sammlung. Familysearch.org; Originale: Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1502-1985.
  6. The Pennsylvania-German Society .. Lancaster, PA: New Era Printing, 1916. citing pg. 25 for John Philip Ranck; page 19 for John Michael RanckArchive.org
  7. Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, and William John Hinke. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1966. pg. 12 Citing Ship Mortonhouse, August 19, 1729. Archive.org
  8. Rupp, I. Daniel. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776: With a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of Their Arrival in Philadelphia, Chronologically Arranged, Together with the Necessary Historical and Other Notes, Also, an Appendix Containing Lists of More than One Thousand German and French Names in New York Prior to 1712. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 2006. pg. 59
  9. M. S. Giuseppi, Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies: (pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c. 7) (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979). pg. 59 citing Philip Runk 24 Sep 1760. Archive.org
  10. Ancestry.com. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  11. Warrant Applications, 1733-1952. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives. Land Warrants. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
  12. Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Publishers, 1985. pg. 447 GoogleBooks
  13. Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line].
  14. Ranck, J. Allan, and Ezra H. Ranck. The Ranks of the Rancks: A Ranck - Rank Family History and Genealogy. Lebanon, PA: Publisher Not Identified, 1978.
  15. Wills, 1730-1908; Index, 1729-1947; Author: Lancaster County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills; Probate Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Notes: Will Books E-F, 1784-1796 Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 [database on-line].
  16. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 May 2018), memorial page for John Philip Ranck (31 Jan 1704–1785), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61357328, citing John Philip Ranck Cemetery, Fetterville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by janicet (contributor 47361005) .
  17. Anon., Descendants of jean Ranc URL: http://sandmancincinnati.com/images/Articles/Sandman_History/Runck/DescendantsofJeanRanc.pdf. Accessed 6 June 2018 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  18. janicet (47361005), “John Philip Ranck,” Findagrave.com. Record added 9 Nov 2010. URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61357328. Accessed 06 June 2018.

See also:

  • Ancestry.com. Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Mikrofilm Sammlung. Familysearch.org; Originale: Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1502-1985
  • Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Publishers, 1985. pg. 447 GoogleBooks
  • M. S. Giuseppi, Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies: (pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c. 7) (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979). pg. 59 citing Philip Runk 24 Sep 1760. Archive.org
  • The Pennsylvania-German Society .. Lancaster, PA: New Era Printing, 1916. citing pg. 25 for John Philip Ranck; page 19 for John Michael RanckArchive.org
  • Ranck, J. Allan, and Ezra H. Ranck. The Ranks of the Rancks: A Ranck - Rank Family History and Genealogy. Lebanon, PA: Publisher Not Identified, 1978.
  • The Ranks of the Rancks (on-line edition, May 6, 2018 ), Ranck Family Heritage Society, Inc. (http://Ranck.org). Citing birth of PHILIPPUS, son of HANS VELTEN RANG and ANNA MARGARETHA on 31 Jan 1704. Baptized on 3 Feb 1704. search here
  • Rupp, I. Daniel. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776: With a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of Their Arrival in Philadelphia, Chronologically Arranged, Together with the Necessary Historical and Other Notes, Also, an Appendix Containing Lists of More than One Thousand German and French Names in New York Prior to 1712. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 2006. pg. 59.
  • Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line].
  • Stapleton, A. Memorials of the Huguenots in America: With Special Reference to Their Emigration to Pennsylvania. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, 2008. pg. 98 Archive.org
  • Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, and William John Hinke. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1966. pg. 12 Citing Ship Mortonhouse, August 19, 1729. Archive.org
  • Warrant Applications, 1733-1952. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives. Land Warrants. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
  • Wills, 1730-1908; Index, 1729-1947; Author: Lancaster County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills; Probate Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Notes: Will Books E-F, 1784-1796 Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 [database on-line].


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On 9 Jun 2018 at 21:59 GMT SJ Baty wrote:

I have started a G2G thread to discuss this and other Ranck profiles.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/623709/the-ranck-family-history-and-the-gustav-anjou-fraud

On 8 Aug 2014 at 23:45 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Ranck-84 and Ranck-69 appear to represent the same person because: same person



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