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RUPP, JOHN H., was born in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., June 25, 1850. He is a son of Samuel and Fanny (Horst) Rupp. His great-grandfather, Jacob Rupp, was a farmer. He had a family of seven children: John, Jacob, Christian, and Peter; Nancy, wife of Christie Allman; one who was the wife of a Mr. Nissley, and one who was the wife of Jacob Fisher. Christian Rupp, grandfather of John H. Rupp, was born in 1788, on the homestead, where he passed his life in farming, and where he died March 11, 1872, aged eighty-four. He was married, first, to Miss Shultz; no children were born of this marriage. Mr. Rupp's second wife was Miss Mary Hippart, born in 1800; daughter of George and Mary Hippart. They had two children: Samuel, and Mary, wife- of Martin Nissley. Mr. Rupp filled many offices, and was much occupied in settling estates. He was a prominent man, and enjoyed the confidence of the community. His wife died July 26, 1872; both passed away in Swatara township.

Samuel Rupp, father of John H. Rupp, was born in Dauphin county, April 16, 1824. He was educated in the schools of Swatara township, and reared on the farm. He made farming his occupation, and died in the home in which he was born. He was married in 1850; his wife, Miss Fanny Horst, was born in Dauphin county, and was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Longnecker) Horst. They have had three children: John H.; Mary, wife of William H. Attacks, and Samuel E. Mr. Rupp was a Republican. He was a member of the United Brethren church. His death occurred May 6, 1887, at the age of sixty-three. His wife still resides on the old homestead.

John Horst, maternal grandfather of J. H. Rupp, was a native of Lancaster county, Pa., a miller and distiller, but later in life engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Longnecker, born in Lancaster county, daughter of John Longnecker. They had ten children, four of whom are living: Fanny, wife of Samuel Rupp, deceased; Mary, widow of Martin Nissley; Adeline, wife of Daniel Metz; Ellen, living at home. Their deceased children are: Elizabeth, died in 1858, aged twenty years; Leah, died in 1859, aged nineteen years; Anna, died February 17, 1879, aged forty-two years, was the wife of Benjamin Cockley; Catherine, died in September, 1891, aged sixty years, wife of Jacob Nissley; Jacob, died December 2, 1891, and one who died in infancy. Mrs. Horst survives her husband, having been a widow for thirty-eight years. She resides in Swatara township, and has attained the age of eighty-eight years. She is a Mennonite in her faith.

John H. Rupp attended the schools of his native township until he was eighteen, when he entered Lebanon Valley College, and studied there two terms. He then taught winter schools in Swatara township three terms, working with his father on the farm during the summer until he became of age. After his marriage he began farming on his own account, and in connection with the farm conducted the dairy business. Mr. Rupp was married, in Harrisburg, Pa., November 21, 1871, to Miss Barbara, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Epley) Foltz, born in Conewago township, March 24, 1851. They have five children: Christian J., born February 15, 1873; Samuel E., September 18, 1878; Mary E., July 16, 1880; Clara V. and Mabel S., twins, born March 11, 1891. Mr. Rupp is a Republican, and has been elected to important offices. He served as auditor of Swatara township for three years, and subsequently as assessor for seven years. He is a member of the United Brethren church at Chambers Hill.

Christian Foltz, father of Mrs. Rupp, was born in Dauphin county in 1800. He was for a number of years a merchant; later he engaged in farming, and put his sons in charge of the store. He was married three times. His first wife was Miss Bucks, daughter of Jonas Bucks. Of their children, two are living, Josiah and Samuel. The deceased children are: John, died June 10, 1884, aged sixty-four years; Jacob; Susan, died in 1862, wife of Michael Conley; her children died in infancy. Mr. Foltz was married, secondly, to Miss Barbara Epley, daughter of David Epley, by whom there were born six children : Eli; Mary, wife of Mr. Wallower; David, of Topeka, Kan.; Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Ulrich; Catherine, wife of David Garmon; Barbara, Mrs. Rupp. Mrs. Barbara Foltz died April, 1851. The third wife of Mr. Foltz was Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Hentzberger. They have had four children: Emma, wife of Daniel Smith; Isaiah; Obert, and one who died in infancy. Mr. Foltz died in March, 1863, aged sixty-three. His wife survives him, and resides in Londonderry township, Dauphin county. Christian Foltz, paternal grandfather of Mrs. Rupp, was a native of Dauphin county, a farmer; he reared five children.

RUPP, JOHN H., was born in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., June 25, 1850. He is a son of Samuel and Fanny (Horst) Rupp. His great-grandfather, Jacob Rupp, was a farmer. He had a family of seven children: John, Jacob, Christian, and Peter; Nancy, wife of Christie Allman; one who was the wife of a Mr. Nissley, and one who was the wife of Jacob Fisher. Christian Rupp, grandfather of John H. Rupp, was born in 1788, on the homestead, where he passed his life in farming, and where he died March 11, 1872, aged eighty-four. He was married, first, to Miss Shultz; no children were born of this marriage. Mr. Rupp's second wife was Miss Mary Hippart, born in 1800; daughter of George and Mary Hippart. They had two children: Samuel, and Mary, wife- of Martin Nissley. Mr. Rupp filled many offices, and was much occupied in settling estates. He was a prominent man, and enjoyed the confidence of the community. His wife died July 26, 1872; both passed away in Swatara township.

Samuel Rupp, father of John H. Rupp, was born in Dauphin county, April 16, 1824. He was educated in the schools of Swatara township, and reared on the farm. He made farming his occupation, and died in the home in which he was born. He was married in 1850; his wife, Miss Fanny Horst, was born in Dauphin county, and was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Longnecker) Horst. They have had three children: John H.; Mary, wife of William H. Attacks, and Samuel E. Mr. Rupp was a Republican. He was a member of the United Brethren church. His death occurred May 6, 1887, at the age of sixty-three. His wife still resides on the old homestead.

John Horst, maternal grandfather of J. H. Rupp, was a native of Lancaster county, Pa., a miller and distiller, but later in life engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Longnecker, born in Lancaster county, daughter of John Longnecker. They had ten children, four of whom are living: Fanny, wife of Samuel Rupp, deceased; Mary, widow of Martin Nissley; Adeline, wife of Daniel Metz; Ellen, living at home. Their deceased children are: Elizabeth, died in 1858, aged twenty years; Leah, died in 1859, aged nineteen years; Anna, died February 17, 1879, aged forty-two years, was the wife of Benjamin Cockley; Catherine, died in September, 1891, aged sixty years, wife of Jacob Nissley; Jacob, died December 2, 1891, and one who died in infancy. Mrs. Horst survives her husband, having been a widow for thirty-eight years. She resides in Swatara township, and has attained the age of eighty-eight years. She is a Mennonite in her faith.

John H. Rupp attended the schools of his native township until he was eighteen, when he entered Lebanon Valley College, and studied there two terms. He then taught winter schools in Swatara township three terms, working with his father on the farm during the summer until he became of age. After his marriage he began farming on his own account, and in connection with the farm conducted the dairy business. Mr. Rupp was married, in Harrisburg, Pa., November 21, 1871, to Miss Barbara, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Epley) Foltz, born in Conewago township, March 24, 1851. They have five children: Christian J., born February 15, 1873; Samuel E., September 18, 1878; Mary E., July 16, 1880; Clara V. and Mabel S., twins, born March 11, 1891. Mr. Rupp is a Republican, and has been elected to important offices. He served as auditor of Swatara township for three years, and subsequently as assessor for seven years. He is a member of the United Brethren church at Chambers Hill.

Christian Foltz, father of Mrs. Rupp, was born in Dauphin county in 1800. He was for a number of years a merchant; later he engaged in farming, and put his sons in charge of the store. He was married three times. His first wife was Miss Bucks, daughter of Jonas Bucks. Of their children, two are living, Josiah and Samuel. The deceased children are: John, died June 10, 1884, aged sixty-four years; Jacob; Susan, died in 1862, wife of Michael Conley; her children died in infancy. Mr. Foltz was married, secondly, to Miss Barbara Epley, daughter of David Epley, by whom there were born six children : Eli; Mary, wife of Mr. Wallower; David, of Topeka, Kan.; Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Ulrich; Catherine, wife of David Garmon; Barbara, Mrs. Rupp. Mrs. Barbara Foltz died April, 1851. The third wife of Mr. Foltz was Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Hentzberger. They have had four children: Emma, wife of Daniel Smith; Isaiah; Obert, and one who died in infancy. Mr. Foltz died in March, 1863, aged sixty-three. His wife survives him, and resides in Londonderry township, Dauphin county. Christian Foltz, paternal grandfather of Mrs. Rupp, was a native of Dauphin county, a farmer; he reared five children.

RUPP, JOHN H., was born in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., June 25, 1850. He is a son of Samuel and Fanny (Horst) Rupp. His great-grandfather, Jacob Rupp, was a farmer. He had a family of seven children: John, Jacob, Christian, and Peter; Nancy, wife of Christie Allman; one who was the wife of a Mr. Nissley, and one who was the wife of Jacob Fisher. Christian Rupp, grandfather of John H. Rupp, was born in 1788, on the homestead, where he passed his life in farming, and where he died March 11, 1872, aged eighty-four. He was married, first, to Miss Shultz; no children were born of this marriage. Mr. Rupp's second wife was Miss Mary Hippart, born in 1800; daughter of George and Mary Hippart. They had two children: Samuel, and Mary, wife- of Martin Nissley. Mr. Rupp filled many offices, and was much occupied in settling estates. He was a prominent man, and enjoyed the confidence of the community. His wife died July 26, 1872; both passed away in Swatara township.

Samuel Rupp, father of John H. Rupp, was born in Dauphin county, April 16, 1824. He was educated in the schools of Swatara township, and reared on the farm. He made farming his occupation, and died in the home in which he was born. He was married in 1850; his wife, Miss Fanny Horst, was born in Dauphin county, and was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Longnecker) Horst. They have had three children: John H.; Mary, wife of William H. Attacks, and Samuel E. Mr. Rupp was a Republican. He was a member of the United Brethren church. His death occurred May 6, 1887, at the age of sixty-three. His wife still resides on the old homestead.

John Horst, maternal grandfather of J. H. Rupp, was a native of Lancaster county, Pa., a miller and distiller, but later in life engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Longnecker, born in Lancaster county, daughter of John Longnecker. They had ten children, four of whom are living: Fanny, wife of Samuel Rupp, deceased; Mary, widow of Martin Nissley; Adeline, wife of Daniel Metz; Ellen, living at home. Their deceased children are: Elizabeth, died in 1858, aged twenty years; Leah, died in 1859, aged nineteen years; Anna, died February 17, 1879, aged forty-two years, was the wife of Benjamin Cockley; Catherine, died in September, 1891, aged sixty years, wife of Jacob Nissley; Jacob, died December 2, 1891, and one who died in infancy. Mrs. Horst survives her husband, having been a widow for thirty-eight years. She resides in Swatara township, and has attained the age of eighty-eight years. She is a Mennonite in her faith.

John H. Rupp attended the schools of his native township until he was eighteen, when he entered Lebanon Valley College, and studied there two terms. He then taught winter schools in Swatara township three terms, working with his father on the farm during the summer until he became of age. After his marriage he began farming on his own account, and in connection with the farm conducted the dairy business. Mr. Rupp was married, in Harrisburg, Pa., November 21, 1871, to Miss Barbara, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Epley) Foltz, born in Conewago township, March 24, 1851. They have five children: Christian J., born February 15, 1873; Samuel E., September 18, 1878; Mary E., July 16, 1880; Clara V. and Mabel S., twins, born March 11, 1891. Mr. Rupp is a Republican, and has been elected to important offices. He served as auditor of Swatara township for three years, and subsequently as assessor for seven years. He is a member of the United Brethren church at Chambers Hill.

Christian Foltz, father of Mrs. Rupp, was born in Dauphin county in 1800. He was for a number of years a merchant; later he engaged in farming, and put his sons in charge of the store. He was married three times. His first wife was Miss Bucks, daughter of Jonas Bucks. Of their children, two are living, Josiah and Samuel. The deceased children are: John, died June 10, 1884, aged sixty-four years; Jacob; Susan, died in 1862, wife of Michael Conley; her children died in infancy. Mr. Foltz was married, secondly, to Miss Barbara Epley, daughter of David Epley, by whom there were born six children : Eli; Mary, wife of Mr. Wallower; David, of Topeka, Kan.; Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Ulrich; Catherine, wife of David Garmon; Barbara, Mrs. Rupp. Mrs. Barbara Foltz died April, 1851. The third wife of Mr. Foltz was Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Hentzberger. They have had four children: Emma, wife of Daniel Smith; Isaiah; Obert, and one who died in infancy. Mr. Foltz died in March, 1863, aged sixty-three. His wife survives him, and resides in Londonderry township, Dauphin county. Christian Foltz, paternal grandfather of Mrs. Rupp, was a native of Dauphin county, a farmer; he reared five children.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001

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