Hello, I am looking for information about the parentage and ancestry of Emil Kettler, Sr. (1847-1932) and his wife Amelia Ruoff (1848-1935), as well as more detail about Emil's siblings and their families and Emil Kettler, Sr. and his wife Amelia Ruoff's marriage (and any information that might be found about Amelia Ruoff's family).Here is the information that I have been able to find so far.
Emil Kettler, Sr.(1847-1932) was born in Oldenburg, Germany. His parents were Heinrick Fredrick Gerhard Kettler(1805-1870)and Thalke Margariethe Hobbie or Hobje(1811-1870).
Amelia Ruoff was born November 6, 1858 in Wasseralfingen, Wurtemburg, Germany. I don't have any additional information about her parents or siblings.
Heinrick Fredrick Gerhard Kettler(1805-1870) and Thalke Margariethe Hobbie/Hobje (1811-1870) had ten children. They are as follows: 1. Elise Kettler (1834-1872)she married Gerhard Flotmann born in 1830. 2. Hermine Kettler born 1836 she married Friedrick Rabin born in 1833. 3. Mathilde Kettler born in 1838. 4. Heinrick Friedrick Carl Kettler born 1840 he married Jesine Christine Tabken born in 1841. *The next two children were twins: 5. Jolanne Kettler born 1842 she married Wilhelm Frisbuck born in 1823. 6. Fredrick Kettler born 1842 he married Karleen or Karlene Meyerholt born in 1840. 7. Karoline Kettler born in 1845 she married H. Weiheusen born in 1839. 8. Emil Kettler born 1847 he married Amalie Ruoff. 9. Marie Kettler born 1850. 10. Olive Namen Kettler born 1851 and died 1852.
I would appreciate any information that can be provided about these people. I was told that the ten children lost contact with each other due to the friction and division of Germany during their life time.