Category Archives: Runkle Ancestry

Thoughts on Palatine Ancestors

What interests me about genealogical research is the discovery of historical context.  I was surprised to learn that I have Palatine ancestors.  They suffered a horrible passage by sea only to be tricked by the government and left to fend … Continue reading

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Johannes Runkle

Johannes (Johan – Hance) Runkle (c. 1735-1803) was born about 1735, probably in the Runkle region of Germany. He was the progenitor of Runkles in New York State, a   farmer who fought in the Revolutionary War, as well as the … Continue reading

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John Runkle

John Runkle (1756-1813) was born March 28, 1756 in the Boght (Watervliet), NY.  He was my third great grandfather. His parents were Johan Runkle (1730-1803) and Anna Barbara Neher (1728-1793).  John’s father purchased a 246 acre farm in October 1769 … Continue reading

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Frederick Roff

Frederick Roff (1795-1890), a veteran of the War of 1812, was widowed early and raised five children on his own.  He owned a number of farms and lived until age 95. Frederick, my great-great grandfather, was born January 3, 1795 … Continue reading

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Isaac Roff

Isaac Roff (1846-1927) was born on December 10, 1846 in Colonie, NY, the youngest of five children.  He was motherless by age 2.  Isaac was raised with his father and  grandfather, both farmers since the late 1700s.  Isaac eventually owned … Continue reading

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