My name is Daulton Ruff. I've been looking for ancestors of our South Carolina Ruff family for some years now. Just in the last few days I discovered the Fisher Family Tree website. On that site Johann Rueff, the father of George Rueff, is cited as being the son of Isajas Reiff. The information about Johann Rueff, (or Reiff), is very important to many people who are researching our Rueff ancestors. As far as I can find no one has ever determined Johann Rueff’s parents in Germany. It would be very interesting to many people to substantiate that Johann Rueff’s parents were actually Esajas Reiff and Katharina Ronalter as this website states. I have just recently found another family tree on line that lists ten other children of Esajas and Katharina as well as Matthaus and Johann, twelve total. On the “Our Family Near and Far” website Johann and Matthaus is listed as Reiff as well as all of the other children. I have not been able to trace this Johann’s (Reiff) linage down so that connects to the Rueff line. The Souces site [S3] 2021; data from the Evangelical Parish of Unterhausen (FHL microfilm #1569153); some have death date info from FHL microfilm #159154, from Steve Greenup, Kettering, Ohio, USA. And, [S2] 2019, Chart from Grandma Elvira Bertsch Tuccinardi’s cousin in Germany. I did leave a message on the Fisher website but so far have not had a reply. I would like to pass this question on to other researchers. My question is; can this information be substantiated to any degree and is there any reference to sources from the person who submitted it to the Fisher family tree? I have a lot of information about my South Carolina Ruff ancestry. My Aunt Elsie Ruff Isbell wrote a book about our family tree, which I have as my primary reference. If anyone has a questions about the information I have I would be happy to share it.
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