Category Archive: Rueck

Jun 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Fred & Mary Ruck

This is the tombstone of Fred and Mary Ruck, located in Zion Cemetery, Orlando, Logan County, Oklahoma. The marker is inscribed: MARY Nov. 4, 1861 Feb. 23, 1956 FRED Aug. 5, 1860 Apr. 10, 1924 RUCK Johann Fredrick Rueck was the fourth of twelve children born to Jacob and Maria Regina (Gross) Rueck, born in …

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Jan 31

Rose and Emma Rüeck

The past few weeks have been bitterly cold, very windy, and snowy here in Ohio. Weather alerts on my phone inform me that it is a poor time for outdoor fitness. So I have stayed indoors as much as possible, spending my time going through and sorting old photos. This photo caught my eye and …

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Jan 24

Four Rüeck Sisters

4 schwestern geboren Rüeck. That was written on the back of the old photo. 4 sisters born Rüeck. The photo was taken sometime before 1942, the year that Rosine died. Rosine was the oldest of eight children in the family of four sons and four daughters. The photo was taken in Germany, most likely taken …

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Nov 16

1918 Letter from Regina to Christine Rueck Miller

Jacob and Regina (Rueck) Rueck. Regina wrote the letter below in 1918.

One of the best things about blogging about family and local history is being contacted by distant relatives, old  acquaintances, former area inhabitants and others researching the same surnames. Recently I was contacted by another Rueck researcher, Onno Rueck, from Switzerland. Onno seems to have an extensive database of Ruecks from all around the world but we …

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Dec 09

Dear Christine, Clara and Wavil, 1944

Jacob & Regina (Rueck) Rueck

Last Friday’s blog ended with the probing question, who were the two grand-nieces that were enumerated with Jacob and Regina (Gross) Rueck in the 1900 census. The two grand-nieces, Rosa and Regina, were the daughters of Johann Georg Rueck and his wife Ida Emma Schewrel. Johann Georg Rueck (1858-1944) was Jacob Rueck’s nephew, the son …

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