Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1766 Marriage of George Ruth and Anna Maria Benss in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1766 marriage record of Gorg Ruth and Anna Maria Benss in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania church records:

The Ruth-Benss marriage record is the second from the bottom on the page:

The transcription of this entry is:

"RUTH -- Gorg, s. of Peter Ruth, and Anna Maria, d. of Weyrich Benss; Jan. 21, 1766."
The source citation for this marriage record is:

"Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821," digital images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 March 2019), Lancaster > Rev. John Waldschmidt, 1752-1786, page 249, Gorg Ruth and Anna Maria Benss marriage entry.

This is a Derivative Source record, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of their names, marriage date and marriage place.  The names of the two fathers is Secondary Information.  I will attempt to find an Original Source record in the Lancaster church records.

George Ruth (1740-1812) is the son of Johann Peter Ruth (1704-1771) and his second wife, Eva Catherina Meyer (1715-1793).  Anna Maria Benss (1751-1796) is the daughter of Johann Weyrich Bentz (1705-1782) and Anna Maria Barbara Schlauch (1711-1796).  George and Anna Maria (Benss) Ruth had at least five children between 1770 and 1779.

George and Anna Maria (Benss) Ruth are my 5th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their first child Catharina Ruth (1770-1813) who married Philip Jacob Konig (1764-1829) in York, Pennsylvania in about 1788.


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