Re: Johan Rieken - Alma Krugger. Ludwiglust
I have been doing research on the Rieken line.Mine was the Klaas Ekken Rieken line from Schirum (NW GE).None of the names I have run across is close to Johan or Alma.Names seem to be repeated in each generation at that time.
I have a researcher in GE (Dr. Wolfgang Gram) who did great work for me in finding two more generations beyond Klaas E. Rieken.I can give to you his email if you desire it.
I do know that our Rieken last name came into being only in 1765 as a middle name for Ekke Rieken Hansen.The Hansen name was then dropped by Klaas Ekken Rieken (at least in church records in Schirum).