looking for information on the John Leininger who was born in Alsan Lorraine Germany and passed away in 1889. John learned the business of being a blacksmith and taught it to his sons. His wife was Kate ( we have three different last names Root, Ruch or Roope and like to knowwhich is correct and know more on her) Kate passed away in Germany in 1870 and three years John brought the children to Ohio a little at a time. His son John Leininger Junior was the first to come with his father. They came to the states after a stormy vovage lasting almost a month. The children of John and Kate Leininger were John Jr. born April 17 1856 in Germany died December 1931 and married Mary Babb, 09-27-1887,Jacob Leininger November 7 1867 in Germany died July 28 1942 and married Edith Hill, Micheal Leininger September 24 1869 in Germany died September 9 1951,he is the great grandfather to triplets who were born in Tennessee in 1943,Cathryn Leininger November 13 1861 in Germany died December 24 1939, married Isaac Mobley 01-17-1884,Maggie Leininger who married Stanley McKenzie.There was a George Leininger who left Germany when he was 17 years old He passed away in 1925 and he was a sexton for Sugar Grove Cementry for 29 years. Appreciat in knowing who the parents of John Leininger were and the parents of his wife and her correct last name.