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Hans Jurg Ruger\Rex

Hans Jurg Ruger\Rex[1]

Male 1682 - 1772  (90 years)

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  • Name Hans Jurg Ruger\Rex 
    Birth May 1682  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Death 18 Oct 1772  Lehigh Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hans Jurg apparently arrived at the port of Philadelphia before the systematic recording of ship manifests. He is first recorded 10 June 1726 when he purchased from Claus Braun 27 acres on the road leading from Philadelphia to North Wales [now Germantown Avenue at Chestnut Hill]. "Georg Ruger" appeared at Philadelphia Court 17 August 1728 and swore that he witnessed Pastor Anthony Jacob Henkel's nuncupative will on 12 August 1728.... On 20 December 1749 Georg Ruger and Barbara (X) Rex conveyed 276 acres in Heidelberg Township to their son Georg, and 276 acres in the same township to their son Jacob. This is the last record of Barbara Rex. By indenture (apparently in lieu of a will) dated 29 October 1762 Georg Rux, of Germantown Township, yeoman, conveyed his entire personal and real estate to his sons George, William, Jacob, Christopher, John, and Abraham Rex. He signed his name Georg Ruger on the receipt for 5 shillings. (Schutte, Doris Rex. "George Rex (1682-1772) of Germantown, Pennsylvania", National Gelealogical Society Quarterly, Dec., 1980, p. 243-244)

      At least nineteen descendants of Hans Jurg fought in the Revolutionary War, including his sons Bernhard Jacob, John and Abraham, and grandsons (sons of George) Wilhelm, John George and Daniel; (sons of Wilhelm) Wilhelm and Johan Georg; (sons of Bernhard Jacob) Georg Jacob, Wilhelm, Christopher, Abraham, and Georg Adam; (sons of Christopher) Jesse and William; (sons of John) William; (sons of Abraham) John, George, and Levi. This included every male over the age of 14 in the family. All survived.
    Person ID I11502  Everyone
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2019 

    Family Barbara Unknown,   b. Abt 1700   d. Abt 1762, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1719  Northampton Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Rex,   b. Abt 1720, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1773 (Age 53 years)
    +2. Wilhelm Rex,   b. Abt 1721, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Feb 1776, Heidelberg Twp., Lehigh Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)
    +3. Bernhard Jacob Rex,   b. 5 Apr 1724, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Apr 1802, Heidelberg Twp., Lehigh Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
    +4. Christopher Rex,   b. Abt 1725, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Jan 1814, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
    +5. John Rex,   b. Abt 1731, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jan 1802, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
    +6. Abraham Rex,   b. 7 Nov 1735, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Feb 1793, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)
     7. Jürg Jacob Rex,   b. 26 Apr 1746, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F3916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2023 

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - May 1682 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Abt 1719 - Northampton Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Oct 1772 - Lehigh Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S128] George Rex (1682-1772) of Germantown, Pennsylvania, All information on the first three generations of the Rex family is from this source, except where otherwise noted.