Tag Archive: Rueck

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 08

A Story for Veterans Day

This coming Monday, 11 November, we commemorate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day was created to recognize of the end of World War I.  Fighting between the Allied nations and Germany ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That date is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  Veterans …

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Nov 16

1918 Letter from Regina to Christine Rueck Miller

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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Nov 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael J. & Margaret Kallenberger

This is the tombstone of Michael J. and Margaret “Maggie” Kallenberger, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: KALLENBERGER Margaret 1879-1962 Michael J. 1871-1952 Johann Michael Kallenberger was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 16 March 1871, the son of Andrew and …

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Dec 09

Dear Christine, Clara and Wavil, 1944

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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