The Rampys in Germany
Johan Andreas Rempi
Record found in State Records of Emigration
out of the Palatinate (Pfalz),
in Stadtarchiv Kaiserslautern, 6750 Kaiserslautern,
REMPIE, JOHANN ANDREAS
From Church records, Landau, Germany:
from Zweibrucken to Nova Scotia, 1751,
40 years old.
information from Prof. Punch of Canada.
Researchers: Elizabeth A. Kieffer
W. L. Grenoble, Falls Church, VA (Died
Ref.: Vol. 49, p. 5 "Pfalzer in Amerika",
Marriage - Husband, Johann
Andreas Rempe (a potter)
From Gunter Anthes, Meisenheim, Ger.:
26 August 1727 Father, Johann
Paul Rempe of Meisenheim (a handyman)
Mother, Anna Catherine Bohreit (or Breidt)
Wife, Maria Magdalena Speissert
Father, Theobald Speissert (a baker)
Mother, Anna Maria Dressler (?)
Children of Johan Andreas Rempe born
Maria Magdalena Rempi, chr. 22 March 1728
Capt. Lt. Lutzenberger, Swiss Regiment
Johan Nicolas Rempe, chr. 16 August
1729 (to S.C., 1764)
Anna Maria Rempie, chr. 5 September 1730
Anna Barbara Rimpi, chr. 9 April 1736
(to Nova Scotia, 1751.)
Father - Johan Paul Rempi,
b. 1673, d. 15 March 1724, a handyman
From Churchbooks, Meisenheim:
Mother - Anna Maria Katerina
Johan Michael (called Nichlaus), b. 28
April 1698, d. 6 July 1740
Maria Elisabeth, b. 1699, d. 1708.
Johan Georg, b. 1707, d. 7 February 1712
Johan Andreas, b. 1711 (not from
Anthes) (to Nova Scotia, 1751)
Elisabeth Katerina, b. 27 June 1713, d.
Confirmation, Johan Andreas
Rempi, September, 1721 (age 10 ? is very young) son of Paul, a "day laborer" of Meisenheim.
From Account of Nova Scotia Settlers, vol.
3, P. 16S. Film # 1421430:
RIMBIE, Johan Andreas (&
Miscellaneous (Nova Scotia):
Pearl, 1751, Farmer, age 40, from Zweibrucken
(i.e. Palatinate-Zweibrucken ("Dieux-ponts")). 22.214.171.124. indebted for
4 freights, fL.283.10.0. Ship's list has the name as "Rimpi," but the
man's signature on indebtedness list (quite a fair one) is either "Rimbie"
Halifax Victuals List, Aug.-Oct. 1752
(list No. 3)- - Barbara, Casper &
Elizabeth Rungen (or Rumpen?) (identification
of Rungen with Rimbie is
fairly confident by a process of matching
& eliminating names on both
the Pearl's passenger list and the 1752
Marriage, 12 May 1752 - Marcus Godfried
Lesly, bach., & Anna Barbara
Rimpen, spinster (Roll 5). Lunenberg - Mr. Money's Burial Register,
11 April 1795 - Georg Rimby, age 52 (perhaps identical with the
Casper of the 1752 Vict. List. His name perhaps "Georg Casper".)
(In the 1964-5 Nova Scotia Directory the
name "Rimby" is found at West
Dublin, and one "Remby" may be found in
the 1964 Telephone directory.)
Township Grants, 30 June 1784 - Georg
Rimby - 15 acres.
Film # 962591 - Maria Barbara
Rimpie, b. 12 January 1780, bapt. 17 January 1780.
Witnesses - Georg Adam Lesly, Ursula Lesly
and Anna Barbara Spindler(?)
Parents: Georg and Anna Margaretha Rimpe
Film # 556211 - Will of Georg Rimby dated
July 12, 1802. No info.
Johan Nicholas Rempi
1. Johann Nicholas Rempe, christened
Aug. 16, 1729 in Landau
Pfalz Stadt (The
Palatinate, SW Germany).
Father: Johann Andreas Rempin (Occupation;
Mother: Maria Magdalena Speissert
They were married
Aug. 26, 1727 in Landau.
Sister: Anna Maria Rempi, christened Sept.
5, 1730 in Landau.
Sister: Anna Barbara Rimpi, christened
Apr. 9, 1736 in Landau.
Grandfather (Pat.): Johann Paul Rempe
Grandmother (Pat.): Anna Katherina Bohreit
Grandfather (Mat.): Theobald Speissert
Grandmother (Mat.): Anna Maria Dressler
Gen. Library microfilm records, SLC, Utah.
Nicholas Rumpe, 34 and Catherine
Rumpe, 39, his wife, arrived
Charles Town, SC Dec.16, 1764 aboard the
ship "Union" (Capt.
Smith) from England. No children are listed
, however, it may
be concluded from the subsequent grant
of 200 acres that a child
of less than two years was with them.
The Rumpes were part of a
group of 300-400 "poor
German Protestants".Under the protection
of Capt. Patrick
Calhoun, they were settled on Cuffietown Creek
in a township called
"Londonborough" near an earlier settlement
of French Huguenots
on Long Canes Creek.
For story of this group see: Hewatt, Alexander,
of South Carolina, 1779.
2. Military record.
Source: Roster of S.C. Patriots in
Rambee, Nicholas - - "Served
as a sgt. in the militia before
S.C. Audited Acct. No. AA 6222. Nat. Pension
Claim No. S 637.
the fall of Charleston."
Source: Revolutionary Claims Filed
Rambee, Nicholas - - Return
No. 64, June 1785.
3. Land Grants in 1801.
Source: Index to Land Grants, S.C.
Film # 5341, Pt. 1: Gen. Index A-Z, Vols.
27-64 (Original at
Dept. of Archives and History, Columbia,
Pt. 2: L.G. Vol. 14, 1784. Pt. 31: L.G.
Vol. 47, 1800-1801.
p. 469 - - Grant to Nicholas Rampey
150 acres surveyed for Jas.
Seawright 14 Oct. 1784. "below the ancient
running NE by J. Seawright's land. other
p. 470 - - As above, but for 130 acres
"surveyed for Drury
Murphy 25 Sept. 1784 in the District of
the ancient boundary line on Clave's (Cheves) Creek
waters of the
Stephenses' creek bounded by a line running
NE by Mathew
Debois's Land, NE-SE by James Butler's,
NW by James
Butler's and Wm. Murphy. SW-NW by Leonard
SW by Jn. Dooley's, SE-SW by Dury Murphy's."
7 Sept. 1801
There is also a record of 200 acres being
granted to Johann
Nicholas Remben on Horsepen Ck.,
near Londonborough, 1765.
4. From will of John Rampay, 1816:
Nicholas and Peter Rampey are Listed
as executors with Jas.
Stiefle and John Lively. (This Nicholas
is probably son of Peter.)
5. From will of Capt. Peter Zimmerman,
Nicholas Rambay is mentioned as
a buyer of property from the
estate . Many of the Zimmerman family
are Listed among the
arrivals on the ship "Union" in 1764.
RAMPYS IN MEISENHEIM, GERMANY
data were obtained from the
International Genealogical Index in
the Mormon Genealogical Library, Salt
Lake City, Utah. In most instances,
the original churchbook record was copied
and examined to provide additional
details. The surname was found under the
following spellings: REMBE (3),
REMPI (10), REMPY (8), RIMBI (1), RIMBY
(10), RIMPI (5), and RIMPY (15) in
the church records of the village of Meisenheim
for the period 1710-1763. It
is assumed that all of these refer to
the same family name, which, when
pronounced by a German, would sound very
much like "Rampy" to an American.
(See notes below table.)
|Conrad (Day laborer, straw
Paul /(Anna Maria Caterina)
Joh. Phillip (Son of Georg (A,K)
Rimpy of Reiffelbach)
1) Maria Angelica Gebert
2) Barbara Edenborns (L)
Joh. Jacob (Son of Heinrich
1) Maria Catherine Steiner
2) Anna Christina
Joh. Nickel (Son of Paul
Gruenwald (From Odenbach)
Joh. Peter (Son of Heinrich
(B) of Becherbach)/Anna
1) Catherina Barbara Quasten
(Widow from Waldgrenweiler)
2) Maria Barbara (same as
3) Anna Barbara (same as
Anna Elisabeth Charlotta
Joh. Nickel (Joh. Georg)
Elisabeth Margaret (K)
Anna Elisabeth (J)
Joh. Conrad (H)
Maria Catherine (I)
Anna Maria (F)
Maria Catherine (C)
Phillip Peter (0,P)
1) Joh. Peter (D)
2) Joh. Jacob
3) Anna Margaret
Notes pertaining to above table:
A. Susannah Elisabeth Rimpy,
confirmed 1713, m. Jacob Bernhard 1/14/1716. Dtr. of Joh. Georg Rimpy
B. "Einwohner" = an inhabitant with limited
C. Witness: Jacob Rimpy, Meisenheim.
D. Witness: Peter Rimpy
E. Joh. Peter Rimpy, b. 1/14/1736 to Maria
Margaret Rimby, dtr. of Peter Rimby.
F. Witness: Anna Maria, dtr. of Jacob
Rimby of Odenbach.
G. Witness: Abraham Wilhelm, line weaver,
and Peter Rompy. (The Wilhelm family is related to the Rempis by
marriage. See H. Z. Jones.)
H. The parents are from Breitenheim.
Witnesses: Conrad Rimpy from Reifelbach and Agnus (?) Anthes from Breitenheim.
(The Anthes family of Breitenheim and the Rempi family are related by marriage.
I met Herr Anthes there in 1987. GAR.)
I. Witness: Caspar Rimpy.
(The name Caspar Rimpy appears in the Nova Scotia records. See above
at "Johan Andreas Rimpie.")
J. Confirmed 1737, age 16.
K. Married Friederich Funck, 10/21/1738,
son of Peter Funck of Callbach. She is the dtr. of Phillip Rempys,
local official from Schmittweiler.
L. Joh. Phillip is a local official and
widower from Schmittweiler.
M. Maria Angelica Rimpy, confirmed 1737,
age 15. She is probably a dtr. of Peter b. 9/4/1722.
N. Maria Margaret, b. 11/25/1760 to Carl
Wilhelm Rimpy and Anna Elisabeth.
O. Joh. Jacob, b. 12/1762 to Phillip Rempy
and Catherine Anthes. Also, Phillip Jacob, b. 8/25/1765 to Phillip
Rempy and Catherine Anthes.
P. Charlotta Rempi, dtr. of Phillip Rempi
from Breitenheim m. Joh. Jacob Schiel, son of Jacob Schiel from Hundsbach
A careful analysis
of the records, including those of the Paul Rimpy family and the Wilhelm-Rimpi
family, suggests that all of the Rimpys in the Meisenheim are have a common
ancestor in the father of Paul, Georg, Heinrich and Elisabeth, and that
his name is Christian Rimpi. These four are clearly contemporaries
who were all married within a period of about seven years (ca. 1690 to
1697) and lived within four miles of each other. Thus the following
speculation, which must be proven by a search of the churchbook records
from Gangloff, Medard or Meisenheim:
Note: In place of the originally
published table showing the family of Christian Ruempi I here present updated
information based on later research. This table follows Christian
from his roots in Haefelfingen, Switzerland, to Ixheim, Zweibruecken, Germany,
and finally to the Meisenheim area of the Palatinate (Pfalz). (G.A.R.,
Johan Christian Ruempi
b. 14 October 1632, Haefelfingen, Baselland,
m. Margaretha Sonnenberg, 14 November
1654, Ruemlingen, Baselland, Switzerland
d. 1677-1694, Meisenheim area, Pfalz,
Children of Christian Ruempi
The children of Johan Paul Rempi and
Anna Maria Catherine Bohreit were:
Joh. Nickel, 1698, Maria
Elisabeth, 1699, Johan Georg, 1707-1712, Johan Andreas, 1711-1752 (Nova Scotia, 1751),
and Elisabeth Catherine, 1713-1720.
The children of Johan Andreas Rempi
and Maria Magdalena Speissert were:
Maria Magdalena, 1728, Johan
Nicholas, 1729 (South Carolina, 1764), Anna Maria, 1730, Anna Barbara, 1736
(Nova Scotia, 1751), Elisabeth, ca. 1742 (Nova Scotia, 1751),
Georg, 1743 (Nova