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Washington RUCH
Elizabeth STRAUB
Husband:  Washington RUCH
Birth:  1820/1, PA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  laborer, farmer
Marriage:
Wife:  Elizabeth STRAUB
Birth:  1830, Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Joshua STRAUB
Mother:  Mary YERGER
Children:
born in PA, presumably in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., PA:
1.  M. Josephine E. RUCH, b. 1849/50

born in PA, presumably in either Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., PA, or Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA:
2.  Isabella RUCH, b. 1850/1; d. bef. 1870
3.  James RUCH, b. 1853/4; d. bef. 1870
4.  Charles RUCH, b. 1855/6; d. bef. 1870
5.  Rosina C. "Rosa" RUCH, b. 1858/9

born in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA:
6.  G. Benjamin M. RUCH, b. 1862/3 or 1864/5
7.  Solon Daniel RUCH, b. 1864/5 or 1867/8

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 44):  Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., PA, Roll M432_753, p. 90B, 215/215, enumerated 7 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Washington Ruch 27 M       Penna
Elisabeth   do 19 F       "
Josephine   "  1 F       "

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 67):  Fogelsville P.O., Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll M653_1130, p. 251, PN 76, 509/2, enumerated 25 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Washington Ruch 39 M   Day Laborer   100 Penna
Elizabeth   " 30 F         "
Josephine   " 10 F         "
Isabella    "  9 F         "
James       "  6 M         "
Charles     "  4 M         "
Rosa        "  1 F         "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #44 of 78):  Trexlertown P.O., Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll M593_1363, p. 566B, PN 44, 294/317, enumerated 25 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Ruch Washington 47 M W Farmer     Pennsylvania
  "  Elizabeth 40 F W Keeping house     "
  "  M J E 20 F W       "
  "  Rosina C 11 F W       "
  "  G B M  7 M W       "
  "  Solon D  5 M W       "

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 46):  Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll T9_1147, p. 442C, PN 11, SD 4, ED 198, enumerated 9/10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 21 24 25 26
103 103 Ruch Washington W M 55     /   Laborer   PA PA PA
    ____ Elizabeth W F 50 Wife   /   Keeping House   PA PA PA
    ____ Benjamin W M 15 Son /       / PA PA PA
    ____ Daniel W M 12 Son /       / PA PA PA
    Straub Joshua W M 76 F-in-law     /     PA PA PA

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  Messages posted in the Ruch Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

8.  Message posted to the RUCH Surname Board (online at Genforum.com).

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