Johan Michael Rugh

25 January 1790–1857 (Age 66)
Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Johan Michael

When Johan Michael Rugh was born on 25 January 1790, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Peter Rugh, was 42 and his mother, Anna Maria Margaretha Keister, was 36. He married Hannah Catherine Dull about 1810, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1857, in Wabash, Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67.

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Johan Michael Rugh
Hannah Catherine Dull
Marriage: about 1810
A. J. Rugh
Washington C. Rugh
Oliver Perry Rugh
Catharina Michaele Rugh

Spouse and Children

about 1810
Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States


    A. J. Rugh


    Washington C. Rugh


    Oliver Perry Rugh


    Catharina Michaele Rugh


Parents and Siblings



+15 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 1

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Age 18

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Apparently a variant spelling of English Rough .2 Probably an altered spelling of German Ruch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Michael Reugh in entry for Oliver P. Rugh and Margaret E. Woods Loftus, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Micle Ruyls in entry for Oliver P. Ruyls and Sarah E. Mathers Westfall, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Michael Ruch in entry for Catharina Michael Ruch, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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