212. Philip Heinrich "Henry"
Rattz(1) died about 1775 in York
County, Pennsylvania. He was born Germany. He was a Lawyer. Heinrich Rattz
emigrated in 1751 to America. Heinrich Ratz, a passenger on
the ship Edinburgh, James Russell, Master, took the required oath of
allegiance to King George II at the Court house in Philadelphia, before the
Worshipful the Mayor, on September 16, 1751. Originally, the name Rattz was
Ratzenhaus. It was changed to Rattz about 1600 in Germany and changed to
Ratts in North Carolina about 1790. The Rattz family appears to have come to
America with the Winkler and Schweissguth families. [Danny A. McBee, June 11,
According to Ms. Nancy C. Rattz, Philip Henry Rattz was murdered in the Cumberland Gap, 1773, with a friend, Conrad Moul. [Danny A. McBee, January 15, 1999].
Philip Rattz was known to be a tailor by trade. [Danny A. McBee, September 5, 1999]. He was married to Anna Catharina Georg on 11 Feb 1742 in Weisbaden, Germany.
213. Anna Catharina Georg
(1) was born about 1722 in Traubach, Germany. She died about 1775
in York County, Pennsylvania. Children were:
106 i. Godfrey (Godfried Ratz) Ratts.
ii. Johann Peter Rattz(1) was born about 1744.
iii. Johann Jacob Ratts(1) was born on 12 Feb 1764 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He died about 1820 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He was buried about 1820 in God's Acre Cemetery, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. According to information gathered from America Online, I, Danny A. McBee, have discovered that "Johan Jacob Ratz was said to be a Revolutionary soldier in the Philadelphia Militia from 1784 to 1790. According to the book, "the ROTZ Family," by Richard L. Miller and Richard L. Arnold, published by Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland in 1889, Johan Jacob Ratz changed the spelling of his name to "Rotz". No further informaion on his descendants was available in March 31, 1995. [Copied by Danny A. McBee, September 5, 1999].
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