Posted By:Tammy
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Subject:Re: looking for Ruoff's
Post Date:May 14, 2002 at 11:13:33
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ruoff/messages/74.html
Forum:Ruoff Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ruoff/

Jennifer,

I have traced my Ruoff line to 1792 in Germany. My great-great-great grandfather, Martin Ruoff, was born in 1837 in Wurtenberg (I have seen it spelled several different ways. I have heard that Wurtenberg was "land of the Ruoffs" so I don't know if we have any connection or not.

Martin's parents were John Ruoff and Ursula Leisht or Leight. I do not know anything about John and Ursula except that they were both dead by 1892 and never left Germany but Martin, came to America in 1854 and died in Michigan in 1921. I have lots of info on Martin and his descendants, but I have not been able to go back farther than him.

Let me know what you think. Do you live in Germany? How exciting to email someone in Germany!