Just to mention, I think the small town of Wheeling has more Ruckmans than anywhere else. I stopped there once just to look at a phone book and I was amazed at all of the Ruckmans. Some large cities have no Ruckmans. I know I have many relatives there but its been 40 years since we visited there as a family. I have spoken to a much older cousin there a few years back that explained who all my relatives were. I know many of you probably know more than I on recent history but I may be able to add just a little thing. I understand that Ruckmans were originally Germans who settled in PA in the early 1800's. Here is what I know. Germans are said to be some the actual Judah of Israel. Not jews like we have today but actual israelites who were taken captive and they later moved into the farmlands of europe at the same time as other tribes of israel. I actually teach on this subject now after years of rejecting it as do some christians. There is plenty on the internet about it. Dont get obsessed with people who are not looking for the truth but just trying to disprove it somehow. I have had huge live forums called "celtic israel prove me wrong" and no one ever came close. There is a lot more to it than you may think. In fact, its probably the greatest mystery of the Bible today. It is one of the most awesome truths you may ever discover.