My Great Grandmother was Paulina RUOSS b Germany 1825c (from Marriage Cert) She was married in Ireland in 14 Oct.1861.It states that her father was John RUOSS (Manufacturer)(Ireland?? or Germany???)She married George Lane RIDINGS and went to New Zealand.
On her death cert. it says her mother's maiden was KNOTT.??(Paulina???) I don't know how true the information is. We have been told that her family were artists in Germany.