Philip Ramp was born in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 10 Aug 1760, son of Jacob Remp and either Anna Marie Thiele or an earlier wife. He died in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, 31 Oct 1843.
In Berks Co PA, on 27 Mar 1781, Philip married Elisabetha Albrecht, possibly the Elisabetha born in Berks Co in 1858 to George William and Catharina (Schmehl?) Albrecht, although the date of their daughter’s recorded birth, 8 Jun 1758, is not the same as that on placed many years later on Elizabeth’s grave stone, 31 Dec 1758. She died in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, 20 Dec 1835. Both Philip and Elizabeth are buried in Zeigler’s Churchyard, Cumberland Co PA.
Ramp or Remp is a very uncommon last name, appearing only in this family in 1790 and with one additional Vermont family in 1800 and 1820.
Philip Ramp served in the Berks County Militia in April and May 1785. He was included on a list in the Berks Co PA Archives, “reports of men who were fined for non-performance of duty under the Militia Law (of 1777) during the Revolutionary War that are produced in order to show what men were included in certain companies which are known to have been in service but whose rosters could not be found.”
Philip first appeared on a tax roll in 1782, married, farming 280 acres, with an estate appraised at 736 pounds. That is more than his father and brothers had, leading Balchunas to suggest that his wife may have had money. In succeeding tax years, his estate diminished, as small as 75 acres in 1799, then grew again to a valuation of $2052 in 1805. The 1800 census was the last time Philip’s family was in Berks County, Cumru Twp, p 586: Philip Remp, 21010/21110. 
Further censuses follow: 1810, Frankford Twp, Cumberland Co PA, p 43: Philip Ramp, 21101/11101, 1820, Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA: Philip Ramp, 001201/10201; 1830, Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, p 162. Philip Ramp, 0000000001/0001100001.
i. Catherine RAMP was born in 1787 in PA. Catherine died in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, after1850. Catherine married John ZEIGLER. Born ca1782 in PA. John died in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, but was living 1850. Their census record shows they probably had one daughter. 1820 Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, John Sigler: 000100/00110, same page, five houses away from Philip Ramp. 1830 Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, John Zigler: 0000001/000101. 1850 Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA: John Zeigler, 68 PA, Catherine, 70 PA, with Maryell Failor, 18, probably a niece.
ii. William RAMP was born in 1791 in PA and died in 1867. William married Anna Mary HEBERLIG in Harrisburg PA. She was born on 3 Oct 1789 in Berks Co PA and died in Cumberland Co PA, on 3 Mar 1872. They had the following children:
i. Mary Magdalena (1813-)
ii. John (1815-1892)
iii. Benjamin S (1815-1891)
iv. Rosina (1820-)
v. Samuel (1825-1898)
vi. William (1823-)
iii. Samuel RAMP was born on 20 Sep 1793 in Berks Co PA. Samuel died in Cumberland Co PA on 20 Apr 1868, and was buried in Zeigler’s Church, Cumberland Co PA. On 3 Oct 1816, he married Elizabeth WORST, daughter of Jacob WORST, also in Cumberland Co PA. Born on 3 Dec 1794 in Cumberland Co PA, Elizabeth died in the same county, on 23 Mar 1868. They had the following children:
i. Jacob (1815-<1850)
ii. Marey Anna (1817-1890)
iii. Samuel (1820-1898)
iv. Amanda (1822-)
v. Elizabeth (1823-)
vi. Catherine (1826-1898)
vii. Susan (1829-1898)
viii. Nancy (1831-)
ix. Margaret (1834-1904)
x. Henry Benjamin (1840-1900)
iv. Mary RAMP was born in 1796 in Berks Co PA. On 10 Jun 1823, she married Henry McDERMOND in Frankford Twp PA, who died 13 Mar 1857. Philip’s will implies possible hard feelings between Mary’s father and brothers and her husband. This name is not in the censuses near Philip Ramp, but several families named McDonald were nearby, although no head of household Henry. At least two sons are known, Joseph and John Wolf McDermond.
v. Philip RAMP was born in 1800 in Berks Co PA. Philip married Elizabeth MARKWARD, who was born in 1795. They had the following children:
i. Jacob (ca1820-)
ii. Isaac (1825-)
iii. Philip (1820-)
iv. Margaret (1832-)
v. William (1833-)
vi. Abraham (1835-)
vii. Samuel (1838-)
vi. Jacob RAMP was born on 30 May 1801 in Berks Co PA. Jacob died in Cumberland Co PA, on 3 Dec 1875. On 14 Dec 1826 when Jacob was 25, he married Eva Elizabeth FAILOR in PA. Born on 13 Jun 1805. Eva Elizabeth died in Newburg PA, on 27 May 1884. They had the following children:
i. Joseph (1827-1856)
ii. John (1829-1901)
iii. Elizabeth (1831-)
iv. Jane (1833-1835)
v. Christian (1836-1848)
vi. Jacob (1838-1920)
vii. Adam (1840-1916)
viii. Emanuel (1843-1845)
vii. Elizabeth RAMP was born in say 1804 in Berks Co PA. Elizabeth married David ZELLER, who died before her father’s 1843 will.
viii. Sarah RAMP was born on 31 Mar 1807 in Berks Co PA. Sarah died in Cumberland Co PA, on 3 Apr 1869. Sarah married Adam FAILOR, who was born ca 1812 in PA. Adam died in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co PA, after 1870. They had the following children:
i. Andrew (ca1837-)
ii. Elizabeth (ca1840-)
iii. Jane M (ca1841-)
iv. Emanuel (ca1842-)
v. Lucinda (ca1844-)
vi. Samuel (ca 1846-)
vii. Catherine (ca 1844-)
viii. James (ca 1846-)
ix. Margaret RAMP. Born in say 1809. She was probably the mother of John Wolf, mentioned in the will of her father, and possibly the mother of Catherine Schenk.
© 2008, Kathy Alvis Patterson
In the name of God, Amen, I, Philip Remp of the township of Mifflin, County of Cumberland, State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being in a state of good health, and of sound and disposing mind and memory, considering the certainty of death, and uncertainty of life, do make and constitute this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz:
First and principally, I commend my soul to God, and my body to the earth, to be interred in a decent and christian-like manner; and the necessary expenses to be defrayed out of my estate, as to such worldly estate I shall be possessed of and titled unto at the time of my decease, I give and bequeath the same as follows, viz: Whereas my sons, William and Samuel, have received their shares, it is my will that their respective obligations now in my hands, shall be cancelled and given up to them at the time of my decease, and this to be considered as their respective legacies in full out of my estate. And whereas I have sold my real property, situate in the said township of Mifflin, to my two sons, Jacob and Philip (exclusive of a lot and house now in the occupancy of Henry McDarmond) for the price of two thousand dollars, it is my will and intention that my said two sons shall retain and keep out of the purchase money, each of them the sum of Four-Hundred dollars and this to be considered as their respective legacies in full.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth, the widow of Daniel Zeller, a certain house and lot situate in the said township of Mifflin now in her occupancy, I give and demise the same to her as her absolute property. I also give and bequeath to her the sum of seventy-five dollars, to be paid as herein after is mentioned and directed.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Catharina, the wife of John Zigler, the sum of One-Hundred and Sixty dollars. I give and bequeath to my grandson, John Wolf, the sum of One-Hundred and Ten dollars, but in case he should die heirless before the said legacy is paid to him, then and in such case, it is to be divided equally, share and share alike, among his surviving brethren and sisters of full blood.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary, the wife of Henry McDarmond, all that certain house and lot situate in the said township of Mifflin, now in the occupancy of the said Henry McDarmond, with the appurtenances there unto belonging, provided the said Henry McDarmond and Mary, his wife, are willing to accept of it at the price of Two-Hundred dollars, to be considered as a legacy to my daughter Mary; and my executors are hereby required and enjoined to deliver and execute unto the said Henry McDarmond and Mary, his wife, a good, sufficient deed, right and title. But in case the said Henry McDarmond and Mary, his wife, should refuse to accept of it all the said valuation, then and in such case, my executors have to pay unto them the sum of Two-Hundred dollars, at the tender of which they are to leave the said premises after being legally warned out, and the said premises are to be considered and possessed by my two sons, Jacob and Philip, and it is further my will that the said Henry McDarmond and Mary, his wife, shall not pay any rent for the said premises until the time that a deed shall be delivered to them, or in a case of refusal, until the said legacy is paid to them.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah, the wife of Adam Failor, the sum of One-Hundred dollars.
I give and bequeath to my grandchild, Catharina Shenk, the Sum of Fifty dollars, all and singular, these several legacies are to be paid successively as stated before, in such manner and time by my two sons, Jacob and Philip, as their obligations shall respectively become due to me, excepting them Two-Hundred dollars which are to he paid to Henry McDarmond and Mary, his wife, in case of refusal, which are to be paid last of all. AlI the legacies to be paid in good currency or per money of the United States to the afore mentioned legatees or their legal representatives, and if any overplus should happen to remain in the hands of the executors after all is paid, it is my will that it shall be distributed equally, share and share alike, amongst my four daughters, Elizabeth, Catharina, Mary, and Sarah, and my grandson, John Wolf.
And further, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my two sons, Jacob and Philip Remp, to be my executors of this my, last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of October A.D., One-Thousand Eight-Hundred and Forty-Two.
Philip Remp Signed, sealed, publish, and declared by the afore mentioned Philip Remp to be his last will and testament, in the presence of the testator, and in the presence of each other. Daniel Dorr, Henry D Daelhouser
 Pennsylvania Archives, Series 6, Volume III. Militia Rolls-1783-1790, page 56.
 Alane J Balchunas, “Ramp Family,” 15 Dec 2001, says the men listed served in the Berks County Militia from 1775 thorugh 1778. The DAR denied this as an acceptable service record. Register of Taxables in Berks County for the Year 1775, pages 45-56, copied from the record in his own handwriting by M S Montgomery and held by the Pennsylvania State Library.