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Posted by: Leslie Jensen (ID *****1378) Date: October 11, 2002 at 12:19:06
In Reply to: RUNKLE / HAMMER by BILL RUNKLE of 905

Bill the following information comes from "Early Church Records of Rockingham County Virgina" by F. Edward Wright -


The following children were baptized in "Agoste" (Augusta) County at the "Pinquit Moundyn" (Peaked Mountain), towards the South "Chanithor" (Shenandoah), in this church at the Mill Creek, or in their homes: (pg. 13)

Anna Maria Hammer of Jacob and Fredericka Rosina, nee Leuthmanns Leonhard, bapt. July 2. Spon: Gottfried Christian Leuthmanns Leonhardt, the Lutheran schoolmaster and wife Anna Maria.

There is nothing further on Leonhardts in this book but an Isaac Hammer married a Susanna Bowman on August 11, 1795, the information comes from the "marriages in Rockingham County" section in the back.

Also from early church records:

Baptisms entered by Rev. Jacob Frank:(pg. 18)
Margaret Runckel of Peter and Margaret, b. April 4, 1776. Spon: Mathias Kersch and Margaret.

Baptized June 16, 1783 by Rev. Mr. Schmidt: (pg. 19)
Frederick Ronckel of Lewis and Catherine, b. February 15. Spon: Frederick Hene and wife.

On pg. 21 - a list of baptisms by "Rev. Mr. Ronckel" in 1786.
There is nothing further on Runkel/Ronckels in this book.

From "Rockingham County Marriage 1778-1850" by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr."

In Grooms:
Jacob and Elizabeth Fey 27 Dec 1810

Jacob and Rebecca Price 25 Nov 1786 b-(bondsman) Daniel Price d of Daniel
Jacob and Elizabeth Tye ---1810 b- John Fuy (Ger.) d of John (probably same as above)
Peter and Sally Gunne ---1799 b- Lewis Runkle

There are others as well, none matching the names you give.

In Brides:
Barbara & Jacob Rinehard 11 Nov 1800 b-Peter Runkle
Christina & Jacob Sellers ---1788 b - Peter Runkle
Elizabeth & Peter Sellers --- 1797 b- Peter Runkle (Ger.) d of Peter
Margaret & Peter Kite ---1791; con-(don't know what this abbreviation means - not in list) Lewis Rundle
Margaret & Daniel Sellers --- 1796 b-Peter Runkle (Ger.) d of Peter
Mary & George Price 25 Dec 1786; b-Peter Rungle d of Peter
There are others as well as several Hammers. The Hammer brides are mostly daughters of John or Henry however and the grooms do not list the fathers.

Hope some of this makes sense to you and will help you find your family.


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