Ruoff Family Genealogy Forum
Hi Tammy. There probably IS a connection between our Ruoff surnames. Since your Martin was born in 1837 I suspect he might be a nephew of my Johan Eberhard Ruoff. He only had 2 daughters. The following info on Johan & his wife was sent to me by another researcher who knows German & was taken from marriage records in Germany.
Grooms information: Johann Eberhard Ruof/Weingartner (vine dresser) in Sulzgries. Father's name Johann George Ruof, burger (citizen)& weingartner in Suzgries. Mother's name Eav Catharina Kennerin (not very legible so she's not sure of that maiden name).
Brides information: Elizabetha Eberspaecher/weingartner in Waldenbroon; daughter of Friederich Ebersapecher, burger & weingartner in Waldenbroon & Catharina Rosina Boehmerlin. The reseacher said that it looks like the bride was Catholic & her parents deceased. You might try the FHC films to see if there are any siblings for Johann George Ruof that might lead to your Martin's father. If I can be of further assistance, let me know.