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Hello, My connection with the Rupe/Hager families are as followed My Great Grandfather William Worth Shook married Ada Edith Rupe She was the daughter of william Harison Rupe and Hariett Hager. William Harrison Rupe was the son of cornelius Rupe and Jannett Caulkins. Harried L. Rupe was the daughter of William Hager and Elizabeth Hauger ( same family changed spelling and were cousins) The family of William Harrison and Harriett Rupe were:1. Leroy E. Rupe born 1867 Eaton Co. MI. died 1872 buried in the Hager Cemetery Eaton Co. MI next to his mother 2. Ada Edith Rupe ( my great grandmother) born Apr 4,1869 Eaton Co. MI. died Nov. 25,1908 Butler, De Kalb Co. IN. buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery Edgerton, Williams Co. OH. next to her husband William Worth Shook They were married May 25,1885 Ottawa,OH. 3.Lena Edna Rupe born 1874 Eaton Co. MI. died 1934 Spokane,WA. married Frank Wakefield Nov. 26,1903 in Spokane,WA. She had only one daughter Ruby Weeks ( story here) 4. William H. Rupe born May 8,1876 Eaton Co. MI. died Mar. 24,1945 Branch Co. MI. burried in the Coldwater Cemetery, Coldwatwer MI. married Matilda Scott. Harriett L. Hager Rupe died young and the family fell apart. I have never found out what happened to William Harrison Rupe. I know that Ada Edith Rupe and Lena Edna Rupe were put out for work. Ada Edith eventually got married and Lena Edna was adopted by the Weeks family. I don't know what happened to William H. Rupe but I found him and family in Williams Co. OH. living near his sister Ada Edith Rupe Shook. I then traced him and family to Indiana then to MI. Can you shed any light on his where abouts befor his marriage to Matilda Scott. I have a marriage License for Herdon Rupe to Ruth Maxine Pettit on May 31,1930 Steuben Co. IN. his parents were William H. Rupe and Matilda Scott and her's were James Pettit and Eva Carth their residence was Angola,IN. If you would like I could e-mail it to you. also if I can answere anything else I wouls be happy to. Joann