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From: Don Fehlings <>
Subject: Johan Adam Ringer lineage
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 00:53:14 -0700
Posted on: RINGER Queries
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Surname: Ringer, Dietz, Custer, Nyce, Schnieder
Let me first qualify the lineage info I will outline. This is not my wife's
line though she is a Ringer. It was discovered in the course of attempting
to determine her ancestry. There were a lot of Ringers living contemporaneously
in Eastern ans Southeastern Pennsylvania during the era on which I concentrated
research. Much of this work was done at least six years ago and my recollection
of some details/sources may be vague or erroneous. I did not attempt to
find or list all siblings in a family group, nor to trace all collateral
lines, or allied lines. Most Ringers I found in various sources were probably
of German origin. My wife's Ringer line has a Swiss locality of origin
but is ethnicly Germanic none the less. The Germans and Swiss were linguistically
and culturally similar and intermarried in America. Most were Lutheran.
After a couple of generations of intermarriages they may not have known
what their family origins were. They had much more pressing concerns than
keeping their ancestry straight. At first I was glad to snatch data from
most any source that seemed to fit. As time went on I checked on sources,
reanalyzed facts, and in some cases arrived at different conclusions. In
other words, I made some mistakes. These mistakes were mine and mine alone
and in no way reflect on the good work by other researchers who generously
shared data with me.
Pedigree of Johann Adam Ringer, b. 3 Dec 1756, Montgomery County, PA; m.
Margaret Dietz of Somerset County, PA; d. Apr 1810, Somerset Co., PA. They
had at least two children; daughters Catherine and Susannah.
JAR was the son of Johannes Ringer, b. 5 Dec 1728, New Hannover Twp., Philadelphia,
PA; m. Anna Maria Nyce (b. 1730 Grrmantown, Philadelphia, PA, on 29 Mar
1748; d. 1798, Manchester Twp., York Co., PA. They had at least 5 children
- Matthias, Anna Maria, Jacob, Johann Adam, and Andreas.
JR was the son of Johann Matthaus Ringer, b. 1693, Bad Rappenau (near Stuttgart,
Wurttemburg, Germany); m. Maria Schneid(er) on 27 Jun 1717, Bonfeld, Baden,
Germany; d. 8 Mar 1749, Montgomery Co., PA. They probably immigrated to
America in 1717. They had at least two children, sons Mathias and Johannes.
JMR was the son of Wolfgang Ringer/Renger/Rennenger, b. before 1673 at
Bad Rappenau; wife is unknown; d. after 27 Jun 1717 probably in Germany.
He had five known children, Johann Matthaus, Johann Ulrich; Christian,
Jacob Peter, and Michael.
Note that Matthew (English) is spelled in three German variants. The early
immigrant generations may have been illiterate and the spellings may have
been determined by whoever kept the records. Ringer (the American version)
may not have been the German original. Rennenger may have been Swiss, and
Renger was probably Bavarian-German.
There is quite a bit of published history on the Wurttemburg immigrants.
William Penn is known to have actively recruited Pfalzers and Wurttemburgers
to migrate to PA and to buy his land - the pull. There was a also a mighty
push from the oppression and devastation of their homeland.
|Johan Adam Ringer lineage by Don Fehlings <>|