I am looking for information about HENRY MESSING, born in Germany in 1823 and his wife, LOUISE RUTTLEDGE, born in Germany in 1831. They immigrated to the United States and they were parents of children born in Scioto County, Ohio and in Monona County IA. We can find nothing of the family through German history. It is believed he was born in Hanover Germany. We know he died in Monona County, IA and is buried there, as is his wife, Louise. The name on the gravestones is spelled "Missing" but other family members changed the name to "Messing". Henry Messing, a son, was my grandfather and he had eight children, one of which was my father, Louis (Lewis) Messing.