The Rampy/Rampey Family Lineage and History, including well over 1000 descendants of Johan Nicholas Rampy (1729-1781), was painstakingly compiled and published in 1993 by Edward W. Rampy, with input from Joe G. Rampy, Gordon A. Rampy, and Joe D. Rampey. It is presented here, with a few minor edits, in PDF format.
The reader should be advised that when the book was originally published it was reasonable to suspect, that the Rampe and Rempe families of Germany were closely related to the Rampys and Rampeys in America, but that has since been shown not to be the case. Instead, records have been found which link Johan Nicholas in a direct line of descent from Thomas Rümpi (b. ca. 1545, Switzerland) through Christian Rempi and his son, Paul. (See "The Swiss Origins of the Rampy/Rampey Family in America.")
It should also be noted that after
publication of this book, a record was found in a churchbook of Kirn,
Rheinland Pfaltz, Germany, dated 15 May, 1763, for the christening of
Maria Elisabeth, daughter of Johan Nicholai and Catherine Elisabetha
Rempi. This shows that the infant child which arrived in South
Carolina with Johan Nicholas and Catherine in 1764 was not Peter, but
instead a baby girl named Maria. Nothing more is known of
Maria at this time.
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