Michael John Runner

Male 1732 - 1804


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  • Born  1732  Laufen Am Neckar, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Oct 1804  Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I138  Virts
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2016 

    Father  Johannes Michael Laufer,   b. Abt 1705, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1793, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Maria,   b. Abt 1708, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F12093  Group Sheet

    Family  Anna Maria Elizabeth Wurtz,   b. 27 May 1732, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1803, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1757  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Christian Runner,   b. 1758, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isaac Laufer,   b. 1759, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henry Lewis Laufer,   b. 1760, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Runner,   b. Abt 1761, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Catherine Runner,   b. Abt 1763, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Michael John Runner, III,   b. 6 Oct 1764, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1814, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Magdalena Runner,   b. 24 Jul 1766, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Christina Laufer,   b. 13 Jun 1770, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1804, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Regina Margaret Laufer,   b. 8 Mar 1772, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Maria Elizabeth Laufer,   b. 14 Oct 1774, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1790, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Eve Runner,   b. 16 Jun 1777, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1809, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F51  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Last Will and Testament of Michael John Runner (1732-1804), husband of Anna Maria Wurtz (1732-1803) daughter of Wilhelm and Anna Catharina Wurtz
    Last Will and Testament of Michael John Runner (1732-1804), husband of Anna Maria Wurtz (1732-1803) daughter of Wilhelm and Anna Catharina Wurtz

  • Notes 
    • Came to America on the Ship Neptune with his father Johannes Michael Laufer. Ported in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 24, 1751. Name is noted in the log as Michell Laufer. Source: Immigrants to Pennsylvania, Volume 1, 1727-1776

      Given name was Michael Laufer. Laufer means "he who runs" in German.

      Monocacy Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, Frederick, Maryland, October 24, 1804

      Michael Runner, buried October 24, born in 1732, father Johannes Michael Runner, mother Anna Mary (Maria), married to Elizabeth Wurtzin, had 5 sons and 6 daughters of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters still live. Became sick with fever and died October 23, aged

      Last Will and Testament

      Will of Michael Laufer, husband of Anna Maria Wurtz, April 13, 1786, proved October 26, 1793 from Frederick County, Maryland Wills, Liber GM #2, pages 497-498.

      "In the name of God Amen. I Michael Laufer of Frederick County, State of Maryland, being weak in body but of sound memory blessed be God do this day April 13th in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred eighty and six make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first; I give to my Son Michael, in the sum of five shillings currency. Also I give and bequeath to my Son Lewis my piece of Land called Pleasant Plain containing one Hundred and Nineteen acres of land, Also I give to my Daughter Catherine Ten pounds, Also to my daughter Magdalena the sum of Ten pounds current money to be paid by my Son Lewis to said Daughters, Also to my Wife Anna Maria her thirds and personal Estate whatsoever I give to my said Wife Anna Maria and I do make and ordain her my said Wife sole Executrix of this my Will is trust for the Intents and purposes in this my Will contained. In Witness whereof I the said Michael Laufer have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the day and year above written."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1020] . (Reliability: 3).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.

    2. [S868] Monocacy Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, Frederick, MD, October 24, 1804.