Hello Angela, I'm Carl, born 7/20/1931 in Pittsburgh PA. Ancertor Samuel Rieck came to America from Prussia ~1850. Was killed in a farm accident when my grandfather, his son Edward, was a toddler. I have pretty complete information on Samuel's descendants but none at all on his background. Do you have any record of the decendants of H. A. Rieck and M. Bellen Rieck whom you mention. Will be happy to share info if there is any connection.