Hi Lenore, Problem is, I don't have any info for my Rupperts any further back than Gedion/Gideon. Don't know who his parents were. In the census records found of him and his family he stated he was born in PA as was his wife Elizabeth, so I don't know if there is a connection here. He was born approximately 1814/15 or slightly earlier/later. Do you know of any Gedions born in PA at that approximate point in time?