SIMON
RUFFNER



GENERATION I
SIMON RUFFNER (c.1707- April 1778)
Wife: Mary Barbara Schlitz (1706- September 8, 1803)
Immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 2, 1743, aboard the Loyal Judith, Captain James Cowey, Master
September 28, 1751, land grant to him on Hockendauga Creek, Berk County, Pennsylvania


GENERATION II
GEORGE ADAM RUFFNER (April 17, 1747- July 21, 1820)
Wife: Anna Marie Holstein; married 1774
Born in Goshenhoppen, Berks County, Pennsylvania




GENERATION III
CHRISTIAN RUFFNER (January 5, 1775- September 1843)
Wife 2: Mary Wright (1780-1850)
Born in Goshenhoppen, Berks County, Pennsylvania; October 17, 1812, purchased 200-acre farm in Washington Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania for $1800, occupied until his death in 1843




GENERATION IV
ALEXANDER M. RUFFANER (February 12, 1816- 1890)
Wife 1: Mary Ann Zellefrow (1826-1868)
Born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania;




GENERATION IV
JOHN ALEXANDER RUFFANER (May 4, 1862-September 13, 1939)
Wife: Anna Adaline Claypoole (May 31, 1869- January 13, 1937); married September 28, 1885




GENERATION V
John Alexander and Anna Adaline Claypoole Children:

Pearl Ruffaner (December 12, 1886-July 3, 1954)
Husband: Frank Dimmitt (May 2, 1882-March 1974); married December 28, 1906; son of Henderson and Dina J. Dimmitt

Bessie Alice Ruffaner (August 2, 1888-March 18, 1979)
Husband: Albert Hepler Shearer (November 2, 1889- June 6, 1959); married November 5, 1908; son of Wilson C. and Sarah Hepler Shearer;
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Mary Myrtle Ruffaner (May 30, 1889-May 24, 1963)
Husband: John Pressley Shearer (April 19, 1888- June 23, 1962); married June 2, 1910; son of Wilson C. and Sarah Hepler Shearer;
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John Clair Ruffaner (December 12, 1894-June 7, 1971)
Wife: Bessel Edwards (November 22, 1994- October 16, 1972); married June 1, 1916; daughter of Wesley and Elizabeth Jane Anthony Edwards;
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Blair Ruffaner (December 12, 1894-1918)
Wife: Mary O. Lerner (January 31, 1894- November 1972); married September 14, 1912; daughter of William and Jane Lerner

Richard Alexander Ruffaner (August 6, 1897-July 5, 1966)
Wife: Anna Wilson (August 10, 1897- September 1994)

Annabel Ruffaner (May 13, 1901- January 24, 1907)

Charles Clark Ruffaner (June 2, 1903-1983)
Wife: Caroline L. Kinder (1908- 19??)

Frank Vernon Ruffaner (March 9, 1911-1985)
Wife 1: Freda Knappenberger (February 12, 1914- August 4, 1976); daughter of Joseph and Ella Edwards Knappenberger;
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Wife 2: Grace Miller McKelvey (April 11, 1915- November 26, 1981); daughter of Harry and Florence (Hindman) Miller






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