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The Runk Family

David Runk (View posts)
Posted: 932736468000
Looking for information on the runk family before the last david runk which would be my GGGgrandfather. Last known david runk was in huntingdon county, PA

RUNK family tree

M.P.Zimmerman (View posts)
Posted: 933071437000
I am a granddaughter of the Runk family. My mother is a Runk. Her father was from Huntington County in PA. . I have done a Runk genealogical search for quite a while now. Please email me. I've information that llinks the Runk family to Germany . Valentine and 2 siblings came to York County in the 1700's

Runk Family

Shari Moore (View posts)
Posted: 934299503000
My maiden name is Runk. I have also been researching the Runk's for some time now. My gggg-grandfather was a Peter Runk born in 1806. According to census records he was born in Pennsylvania. He married an Elizabeth ? . They lived in North Codorus Township, York County, Pa. I believe Valentine and relatives also lived in this area. From what I have found your Valentine's family and my family all lived in the same area at about the same time and they attended the same church - Lischy's. However, I have been unable to link Peter to any of the other Runk's in this area at this time (there were at least three maybe four Peter's - two of which were married to Elizabeth's). I am wondering if you have some accross birth records for a Peter from the year 1806? Please e-mail me at either or

Runk Surname>PA>Fulton Co. IL

Joan Gustafson (View posts)
Posted: 934563556000
My Runk search is for: John William RUNK, b. 20/May/1801 in PA, probably York or Adam Counties. Married, abt 1832 to Lydia Ann ZIMMERMAN. A son, Peter Henry Runk was b.30/Mar/1834, baptized, 25/May/1834 at Zion Church, Carroll Co. MD. (Manchester area) Other issue were: Sarah Elizabeth and Savilla born in PA. The family migrated to Fulton Co. IL in early 1840's. Daughters, Mary Mayolena, Nancy Anna C. and Cynthia Ann were born in IL.

John William Runk

Posted: 934827925000
Edited: 993341994000
John William appears to be refered to as both John and William in the York County Historical Records in York, PA. It seems as if naming male children John ? was a common naming pattern for the Runks. For instance, John Valentine is refered to as Valentine, John Jost was called Jost, etc. According to the family file in York, a William and Lydia Ann had a daughter Sarah Ann Elizabeth b. August 9, 1836 and christened on Oct. 2, 1836. This information came from the records of St. Jacob's (Stone) Church in Manheim Township, York County, Pa. (this is just south of Jefferson, Pa. about 4 or 5 miles from the Pa. MD. line). John and Lydia had a daughter, Mary Ann b. on August 29, 1862 and christened on Nov. 23, 1862. This information came from the records of the Zion Reformed Church in York, Pa. John and Lydia had another daughter, Louisa Ann b. March 24, 1834. This information came from the First Reformed Church and Trinity in York, Pa. John and Lydia had a son Isaac, b. Dec. 3, 1829. This infromation also came from the First Reformed Church and Trinity. Isaac married Eliza Fry on Jan. 28, 1855 in York, Pa.. They were married by Rev. A. H. Lochman. Eliza's parents were George and Mary. This information came from the Registar of Wills Office. At the time of his marriage Isaac was living in Spring Garden Township, York County, Pa. This is between Spring Grove, Pa. and York, Pa. Route 116 runs through Spring Garden Township. Christ's Lutheran Chruch in York, Pa. also has a record of this marriage. If Isaac turns out to be one of your Runks let me know. I have more information about his children. William and Lydia had a daughter, Sibilla (this is the correct spelling) b. Feb. 5, 1840 and christened on Mar, 14, 1840. Just for your info, there was also a John and Sarah who had a daughter, Sibilla Josephine b. Feb. 1, 1858 and christened Mar. 21, 1858. Both of these records are from St. Jacob's (Stone) Church's records. if any of this is helpful let me know and I will dig deeper! By the way, there are several Runks buried at Stone Church.

David Evan Runk

Posted: 934828085000
Edited: 993341994000
see my reply to message 1

Land Deeds

Posted: 934829499000
Edited: 993341994000
I found two land deeds that may be of interest to you. They read like this:

Sept. 21, 1812. John Hofacker of Manheim Township, yeoman, and Anna Mary his wife: to Peter Runck of Mountpleasant Township, Adams County yeoman: for L1125: 2 tracts of land in Manheim township called "Hoffacre's Garden," 150 acres 69 perches.

March 21, 1839. William Runk of Manheim Township, yeoman, and Lydian his wife: to John Runk of the same place: for $550: 28 acres, 13 perches of land in Manheim Township, part of the tract of land comveyed Sept. 21, 1812, to Peter Runk, the elder, by John Hoffacre and Anna Mary his wife and which the said Peter Runk and his wife Elizabeth, Ap. 1, 1835 conveyed (150 acres, 67 perches) to their son David Runk under certain conditions that he the said David Runk pay unto the other heirs of said Peter Runk (now deceased) certain sums of money, And John Shue and Elizabeth his wife, William Runk, John Runk, Jacob Young and Margaret his wife, all the other heirs of said Peter Runk deceased released Ap 1, 1837 to David Runk their rights and claim therein. David Runk and Catharine his wife, Ap. 1, 1837, sold to William Runk the grantor, the herein sold 28 acres 13 perches.

re: John William Runk

Joan Gustafson (View posts)
Posted: 934974689000
This is definitely my Runk family, at least the William and Lydia (ZIMMERMAN) RUNK. I also appreciate the Land deed information you provided.

I would grateful for any other any information you may find about William Lydia. I know they were in Fulton Co. IL in 1850. With Sabilla (spelled Savilla from her burial information) being baptized at Stone Church in 1840 and her sibling Mary Mayolena Runk, born in Fulton Co in 1844. They would have migrated to Illinois between these specific dates.

My Zimmerman allied family names are: Keller, Miller, Rumler, Zepp, Cooper, Gladfelter and Runk.

Does this connect with your Runk ancestor research?

My primary research is ZIMMERMAN and I have not been able to locate a lot of information in PA or MD where they were located.

Thank you the information.

Isaac Runk

Posted: 935012400000
Edited: 993341994000
Based on the deeds, I would guess that William and Lydia left Pa for Il shortly after they sold their land in Mar 1839. so far my family does not include any of the names you have listed except Runk. If you come across a birth record for William let me know. It's possible that Peter's and William's births are recorded at the same church. The church that Peter Henry was baptised at is the Luthern Church in Manchester. This church is 2 blocks from my house. My husband and son were also baptised there! If you give me a few Zimmerman names I will see what I can find at the York Historical Society the next time I go there.

According to the 1880 census, Isaac had three daughters living with him in Freystown. They were Ada age 23, Mary age 17, Irene age 16, and Cora age 10. Issac was a grocerer. I believe I read something somewhere about Issac and his grocery store in York, Pa. I will have to look for this info again. Irene was baptised Irena Aquilla. She was born on Oct. 17, 1864 and christened on Feb 26, 1865 at the Zion Reformed - German Branch - Church in York, Pa. She married Charles Lichtenberger on Nov. 22, 188 on York. They were married by Rev. Miller. Cora was baptised Cora Ann. She was born on Apr 14, 1870 and christened on Oct 1, 1870 at the Zion Reformed Church in York. Mary Ann married William McClellan Miller on Nov 26, 1885. Rev. Miller married them in York, Pa.. Mary was 23 years old when she married and she lived in East York, Pa. She was born on Aug 29, 1862 and christened on Nov. 1862 at the Zion Reformed Church in York, Pa. Her father is listed as Israel on this record.

Well, this is all I have for now!

David Runk

Posted: 935768381000
Edited: 999295259000
There were two David Runks in Huntingdon County,Pa
in the 1870 census,there was David Baum Runk
and a David Evans Runk.David Evans Runk moved
to Illinois.After the 1880 census ,i did not
find David Baum Runk.
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