WILHELM RUETTEN 11 JUL 1840
WILHEL RUETTEN, born 11 Jul 1840 married Katherina Kappens While en route to the United Sates there was born a set of twins which were either born dead or died in early infancy.At any rate they were buried at sea.They had two other children Helena (Lena) and William. Katherina died in a fire. Later he married Barbara Koch who was born in Holland in 1852, and had eight children. Henry, Katherina, Joseph, Charles, Martin, Peter, John and Theodore. The story goes; In 1902 Peter went to Minnesota with a friend.There he found his future bride Kate Ruetten of Albany.They married in Bisbee, ND in March of 1902. They had 5 children, Robert, William, Joseph, Olivia and Mary.Olivia is my grandmother, she married Theodore Sauer of Rice, MN.
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