Ruben is the son of Jacob H. failing, who is the son of Henry Nicholas, the son of Nicholas Henry, who is the son of Heinrich H. Failing and Anna Maria Gunigunda who immgrated to the colonies in 1709 from Kroeffelbach. Germany via England. There us extensive research done at http://szt-genealogy.orghttp://szt-genealogy.org. It is a very good website with a lot of information. I also am descended from Heinrich.