Re: Ekke Rieken of Shirum, Germany b 1835
I havesome info on a Gerd Aden Rieken, b. Hanover , Germany,1833, whose children were all born in Schirum. However, no Ekke(Nancy, John, Claus, George,Rachel, Cevia, Edward). This is my husband's family. My mother-in-law did the research. Gerd came over on a ship called "Bark(can't read the copy of the ship's manifest) Gerhard". His son, John settled in Ashkum, IL. Sounds like there must be some connection.