Before the Cival War, (I belive the Civil War started around 1861), my Great Great Grandfather owned a barrel factory in Schenectady, New York. I am trying to track this. I am Samual Weaver Ryckman, My Dad was Ray Ryckman, born in Michigan, His Father was Samuel Earl Ryckman, we do not know who Samuel's father was, (he came to New York from Germany 1700?). I am hoping some of you Ryckman's have some information for me. Thanks, I will be looking for any information you might have on this or a connection on my family.