Randy:Some of the Rieger family did, indeed, go to the states.My Riegers were MO., residents and appear on the l850 census as living in Meramec Township, St. Louis County. MO.Michael Rieger andhis wife, Monica (also have seen it as Moniken (maiden name still unknown) are my gggrandparents.This is one of my most interesting lines due to the fact that the gggrandmother gave birth to twin girls on board ship to America.What an ordeal this must have been.Both girls lived to maturity and married.Whenever I am feeling "puny" I remind myself of the good stock I came from and convince myself that I will be all right.
There are still Rieger descendants from this family (although the ones I knew have passed away.)And would you believe these Riegers lived on Rieger Road in far west St. Louis County, MO.
If you learn more about your Riegers please let me know.Family legend has it that our Riegers came from Baden Baden, Germany.