My earliest known Rieck ancestor is Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Rieck who was born on May 20,1836 in Pommern, Germany. He married Wilhelmine Kruske who was born on February 20, 1834.Christian Friedrich Wilhelm and Wilhelmine had at least four children who were born in Hohenselchow, Pommern.They were Christian Friedrich Wilhelm (b. February 22, 1858), Albertine ( b. January 13, 1870),Louise Albertine Alvine ( b. Abt. September 18, 1872), and Bertha ( b. June 07, 1877).His wife, Wilhelmine, died on September 15, 1882 leaving Christian with three youngchildren.His son, Christian Friedrich Wilhelm, hadmarried about six months earlier and they had left Germany to live in the United States.
The following year Christian (the elder) married his second wife, Caroline Wilhelmine (Liepke) Mueller. She was born on June 13, 1845 in Kasekow, about 5 km to the west.In either 1883 or 1884 Christian and Caroline together with his three children and two of her children by a former marriage, immigrated to America.They settled at Lewiston, Winona County, MN.Louise, the second oldest daughter, was confirmed on April 18, 1886 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (Silo), Lewiston, MN but two years later she contracted diptheria and died on October 05, 1888.Christian and Caroline lived at Lewiston for 19 years and then moved to Springfield, MN.Christian died there on March 23, 1910. Caroline married William Langoff, her third husband, in 1913.She died on September 04, 1931 in Mankato, MN. Would like to hear from anyone who has info about earlier Rieck ancestors.