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Stephanus Ramsburg (Riemensperger)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Shifferstadt, Lorraine, Germany
Death: March 7, 1789 (77)
Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Michael Riemensberger and Anna Catharina Riemensberger
Husband of Anna Barbara Getzendanner and Anna Catherine Brunner
Father of Christian Rensberger; Catharina Elizabeth Stoner; Jacob Rensberger; Elias Rensberger; Philip Henry Ramsburg and 4 others
Half brother of Johann Adam Riemensperger and Catherina Elizabeth Riemensperger

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About Stephanus Ramsburg

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND. DAR Ancestor # A093874

Emmigrated to America in 1729 - unverified

Served in the French & Indian Wars - Unverified

Served as a Captain in the Revolutionary War - Unverified

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Born in Buch, Switzerland, where his surname was Riemensperger

Remsperger was apparently the spelling which he used, others were Rammesberger, Remsburg and Romesburg. In 1732 he went to Fredrick, Maryland to settle on part of a land grant called Tasker's Chance known as Mortality which extended from Harmony Grove to the Monocacy River. It contained 473 acres, Deed dated July 28,1746. Purchased 307 acres called Dear-Bought October 1,1753.

Both Tasker's Chance and Dearbought are now suburban housing developments that still bear those names.

The photograph is of the house in which he lived with his wife, Anna Maria Catherine Brunner in Frederick. Today the house is preserved as a historic site and open to visitors. It was built by Anna Maria's father in 1756. It is the oldest house in Federick and considered an excellent example of German colonial architecture. The family named the house and its lands Schifferstadt, after their home town in Germany.

He was a Captin in French Indian War 1754. Trustee of Frederick Congregation. He owned a few salves--Bill,Jack,Sarah,& Nancy --whom he willed to be free.

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Stephanus Ramsburg's Timeline

October 11, 1711
Shifferstadt, Lorraine, Germany
October 11, 1711
Schifferstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
June 29, 1738
Age 26
Frederick, Maryland, USA
Age 29
Fred Co, Md
Age 31
January 25, 1746
Age 34
Fred Co., Md
Age 35
March 20, 1748
Age 36
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Age 38