Sophia M Ruff Whitehead

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Sophia Maria Whitehead (Ruff)

Also Known As: "Mary Whitehead", "Mary Ruff", "Mary"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Germany
Death: 1821 (76-77)
North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Friedrich Ruff and Magthalina Wilgard Ruff
Wife of Valentine Whitehead (Weisskopf)
Mother of Elizabetha Milliron; Christopher Weisskopf; Stoffel Whitehead; Mary Weaver; Valentine Whitehead, Jr. and 17 others

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About Sophia M Ruff Whitehead

Sophia Maria, who apparently went by Mary, as she is referenced in her husband's will, probably met and married Valentine Whitehead (Weisskopf) in the 1770's in Westmoreland County. Her maiden name is gleaned from the birth record of her daughter Susanna, which identified Mary's parents as Friedrich Ruff and Magthalina Wilgard (or Willyard). [1]

Mary and Valentine had 11 children, including Valentine, Jr., Mary, Barbara, Susanna, Elizabetha (called Elizabeth in her father's will), Magdalena, Catherine, Sarah, Christianna (called Christina in her father's will), Christopher ("Stoffel," after his grandfather) and Peter. A more detailed listing, including birth and death dates and spouses, is available in Kem Luther's work.

Although little is known about my 5x great-grandmother Mary, without her pioneering spirit and obvious physical, emotional and spiritual fortitude, I wouldn't be around to write about her. She is buried next to her husband.

[1] "Four Generations of the Immigrant Christian Rodabaugh (1707?-1779) and His Family," by Kem Luther, 1992, 2003, self-published, http://www-acad.sheridanc.on.ca/~kem/Htmlgen/ctnrod.pdf.

GEDCOM Note

christened in Brush Creek Church

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Sophia M Ruff Whitehead's Timeline

1744
1744
Germany
1768
December 1, 1768
Berks County, Pa
1774
1774
1775
1775
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
1776
1776
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States
1776
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
1776
1777
1777
Huntington, Adams, PA, United States
1778
November 29, 1778
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA