John Ranck
(1774-1845)
Elizabeth Shively
(1777-1852)
John Diller
(1775-1876)
Margaret Rhoads
(1789-1834)
Jacob Ranck
(1800-1875)
Lucy Diller
(1807-1875)
Jacob Ranck
(1833-1913)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Laura Elmina Beecher

2. Susannah S. Jacobs

Jacob Ranck 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 16 Aug 1833, New Holland, Lancaster, PA 5 8
  • Marriage (1): Laura Elmina Beecher on 4 May 1887 in , Lancaster, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Susannah S. Jacobs
  • Died: 31 May 1913, Manheim Twp., Berks, PA at age 79 3 5 11
  • Buried: 3 Jun 1913, East Earl Twp.: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3 5

   FamilySearch ID: K8LW-6W7.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 12 The 1870 census recorded Jacob Ranck, farmer, 36, living with wife Susanna S., 33; son Diller, 9; son Sheaffer, 7; and son Jacob R., 2. Also in the home was Samuel Eshelman, 29; and Sarah Boly, 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Terre Hill.

2. Book: The Diller Family, Nov 1877. 6
Susanna S. Ranck, wife of the Jacob Ranck now living near Beartown, writes me as follows in regard to his Diller ancestors : "My husband's mother was Lucy Diller, a daughter of John Diller, who was a brother of Adam, Daniel, and George Diller ; and her brothers are Nathaniel and John Diller ; her sisters were Polly Geigley, Joanna SheafFer, Savilla and Rachel Diller." Adam had several sons, and also several daughters, who still reside in the vicinity of New Holland.

3. Census in 1900 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 13 The 1900 census recorded Jaocb Ranck, farmer, 65 born Aug 1834, living with wife Laura, 44, Apr 1856; and daughter Bertha, 10, Jan 1890. Also in the home is Franklin Ghirk, hired farm laborer, 27. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Book: Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: biography of John D. Ranck and father Jacob Ranck., 1903. 7
John D. Ranck, an honored and much respected retired farmer of New Holland, Pa., was born in East Earl township, Lancaster county, Nov. 27, 1829, and is a son of Jacob and Lucia (Diller) Ranck. His father was a farmer in Earl township, where his good standing in the community was attested by his election to the office of supervisor. His death occurred in October, 1875, when he was seventy-five years old; his wife passed to her rest the same year, at the age of sixty-eight. Both were members of the Lutheran Church, and were buried in the New Holland cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ranck had the following family: John D.; Jacob, a farmer of Earl township; Margaret, a single lady; Martin, unmarried, and living in Lancaster; Diller, a farmer in Chester county, Pa.; Luella, who married Daniel W. Groff; Barbara A., married to Isaac Musser, and living in Lancaster; David, who died young; Elizabeth, who also died young.
The paternal grandparents of J. D. Ranck were John and Elizabeth (Shively) Ranck; his maternal grandparents, John and Margaret (Rhoads) Diller. Both families were honorable farming people of Lancaster county.
Mr. Ranck was married in December, 1856, to Louisa Diller, by whom he had one child, Mary E., who is unmarried, and is living at home. Mrs. Ranck was born in April, 1837, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Basore) Diller.
John D. Ranck lived with his parents until marriage, when he moved to Chester county and was there engaged eight years in farming, moving into East Earl township to carry on a farm the same length of time. In 1887 he established himself on a farm where he is found the present time. Mr. Ranck has been supervisor of Earl and East Earl townships, and was known as an honorable and efficient official. In politics he is a Republican. He stands well in the community.

5. Cause of Death: carcinoma of right side of face, 31 May 1913, Manheim Twp., Lancaster, PA. 5


Jacob married Laura Elmina Beecher, daughter of William C. Beecher and Henrietta Wortz, on 4 May 1887 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (Laura Elmina Beecher was born on 13 Apr 1856 in Manheim Twp., Lancaster, PA 4 14 15 16, christened on 1 Oct 1865 in Lancaster: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,1 died on 14 Dec 1946 in Manheim Twp., Lancaster, PA 4 16 17 and was buried on 18 Dec 1946 in East Earl Twp.: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 4 16.)


Jacob next married Susannah S. Jacobs. (Susannah S. Jacobs was born on 30 Sep 1835 in , , PA,18 died on 12 Dec 1884 in , Lancaster, PA 18 and was buried in East Earl Twp.: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 18.)


Sources


1 Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2F8-WVP Jacob Ranck in entry for Henrietta Bertha Ranck, 11 Oct 1890; Christening, citing East Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 1310560.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109620040.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 106124. Laura E. Ranck. Father William C. Beecher. Mother Henrietta Wortz. Spouse Jacob Ranck.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 48048. Jacob Ranck. Father Jacob Ranck. Mother Lucy Diller.

6 J. L. Ringwalt, The Diller Family (Nov. 1877, No. 1218 North Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA. Online http://archive.org/stream/thedillerfamily00ring), Page 40.

7 Meginness, John F., Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=HM4xAQAAMAAJ), Page 1426, biography of John D. Ranck.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109620040.

9 The Lancaster Examiner (Lancaster, PA), 3 Apr 1895, page 5. Obituary of William C. Beecher.

10 Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), 2 Apr 1895, page 1. Obituary of William C. Beecher.

11 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Jacob Ranck, certificate 48048, died 31 May 1913 in Lancaster Co.

12 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZPX-N4L Jacob Ranck, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 43, family 342, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552854.

13 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1423; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 1241423.

14 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Manheim Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1124 Page: 352.

15 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255140; National Archives Film T9-1140; Page 272A.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138725358.

17 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Laura E. Ranck, certificate 106124, died 14 Dec 1946 in Manheim Township.

18 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109620142.



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