We have a Jacob Reuter (b 1836) who came to the Detroit Michigan area, probably in the 1860s, possibly by the way of Marquette County Michigan. He married an Anna Catherine Steibling in 1869 in Detroit. He came from Neider Weisel, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. He settled with three other Reuters in Detroit, Conrad (b 1853), Philip (b 1845), and John (b 1848). These four Reuters were likely brothers, or at least cousins. All born in Hesse Darmstadt.
We know nothing of the background or heritage of these four men.