Ruegsegger

RUEGSEGGER-RICKSECKER


The Ruegsegger family originated in Rothenbach Im Emmenthal, Canton Bern, Switzerland.


There were several families of Ruegsegger to settle in Ohio. John Abraham Ricksecker, born in Lititz, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania had several children living in Tuscarawas County by 1812. Most of his Moravian descendants continued west towards Kansas in the 1850's. Christian Ruegsegger arrived in Monroe County from Switzerland in 1819. Christian's brother Nicholas brought his family to Ohio in 1835.




I am currently in the process of updating this page.




The numbers in parentheses are Billeter's numbers in the LDS Ruegsegger film.




. * John Abraham RICKSECKER b. 1788 d. 1821 m. Maria Elizabeth BLICKENSDORFER b. 1789
. . * Israel RICKSECKER b. 1813 d. 1872 m. (1) Maria Elizabeth BLECK b. 1816 d. 1855 m. (2) Mary Jane HARRISON BLECK
. . . * Rufus RICKSECKER b. 1842 d. 1864
. . . * Adelaide RICKSECKER
. . . * Theodore RICKSECKER
. . . * Julius RICKSECKER b. 1848 d. 1926 m. Mary Catherine HARGER b. 1853 d. 1937
. . . . * Julius Harger RICKSECKER
. . . . * Gertrude RICKSECKER b. 1876 d. 1909
. . . . * John Ernst RICKSECKER b. 1882 d. 1959 m. Alta Mae DAVIS b. 1883 d. 1929
. . . . . * Margaret Mary RICKSECKER b. 1907
. . . . * Robert Rufus RICKSECKER b. 1887 d. 1978
. . . * Charles Alfred RICKSECKER b. 1850
. . . * Eugene RICKSECKER
. . * Levi RICKSECKER b. 1814 d. 1895 m. Margaret MAURIO b. 1811
. . . * John M RICKSECKER b. 1834/5 d. 1890
. . . * Garret V RICKSECKER b. 1836/7
. . . * Margaret RICKSECKER b. 1840/1 d. 1885 m. Joseph ROMIG
. . . . * Edith ROMIG m. John M KILLBUCK
. . . * Ellen M RICKSECKER b. 1842/3 d. 1891
. . . * Catherine RICKSECKER b. 1843/4 m. S T KELSEY
. . . * Frances RICKSECKER b. 1845/6 m. John McCLANAHAN
. . . * Alva C RICKSECKER b. 1847/8
. . * Blinda RICKSECKER b. 1822 d. 1846 m. G F OEHLER b. 1820
. . . * Reuben OEHLER
. . . * Caroline OEHLER





* Hans (798) RUEGSEGGER b. 1748 d. 1828 m. Barbara (838) BEUTLER, b. 1755 d. 1834.
. * Johannes (839) b. 1773.
Johannes' grandson
Friedrich RUEGSEGGER b. 1817 m. Elizabeth Fankhauser b. 1820 in Trub. They had 11 children, of which three are known to have come to the U.S.
Email if you have a connection to these.
. . . . * Anna Elizabeth b. 1840 m. Peter ZAUG b. Trub, settled in Nebraska.
. . . . * Christian b. 1847 m. Elizabeth FELDMAN b. 1854 in Ohio, settled in Iowa.
. . . . * Louisa (Luisa) b. 1858 m. Gottlieb GERBER b. 1852, settled in Nebraska.
. * Elisabeth (840) RUEGSEGGER b. 1776 m. Christian STAUFFER b.1770
. * Christian (841) b. 1779 m. Barbara MOSER b. 1780. Christian and family settled in Monroe Co, Ohio.
. . * Johannes RUEGSEGGER b. 1799.
. . * Elisabeth RUEGSEGGER b. 1800.
. . * Samuel RUEGSEGGER b. 1802 d. 1806.
. . * Christian RUEGSEGGER b. 1804.
. . * Barbara RUEGSEGGER b. 1806.
. . * Susanna RUEGSEGGER b. 1808.
. . * Peter RUEGSEGGER b. 1809.
. . * Samuel RUEGSEGGER b. 1812.
. . * Ulrich RUEGSEGGER b. 1814 d. 1814.
. . * Freiderich RUEGSEGGER b. 1816.
. . * Anna Margaretha RUEGSEGGER b. 1819 La Havre, France.
. . * Gottlieb RUEGSEGGER b. 1823.
. . * Rosina RUEGSEGGER.
. * Ulrich (842) RUEGSEGGER b. 1782
. * Nicholas (843) RUEGSEGGER Sr. b. 1785 d. 1860 m. (1) Elisabeth (975) FAHRNI d. 1831 m. (2) 1833 Barbara (976) BERGER b. 1797 d. 1870.
Nicholas and Barbara settled in Stark County, Ohio. They later moved to Wayne County, Ohio.
. . * Johannes "John" RICKSECKER b. 1813 d. 1893 m. Catherine GARVER/GERBER/GRABER b. 1813 d. 1901.
Stark County
. . . * Frederick RICKSECKER b. 1836 d. 1915 m. Margaret POYSER b. 1844 d. 1889. Stark County.
. . . . * Charles W RICKSECKER b. 1862 d. 1895 m. Rosa BREITTENSTEIN b. 1867 d. 1894
. . . . . * Jennie Isabel RICKSECKER b. 1890 d. 1963 mar. William R Close
. . . . . * Daisy Cecelia RICKSECKER b. 1891 d 1982 mar. John Phillip Williamson
. . . . . * Esther Philomina RICKSECKER b. 1893 d. 1959 mar. Harrison Fisher
. . . . * Jennie F RICKSECKER b. 1869 d. 1943
. . . . * Mary C RICKSECKER mar. Frank Crowl
. . . * Elisabeth RICKSECKER b. 1840 m. Samuel BRENNER b. 1834/5
. . . . * Emma C BRENNER b. 1871/2 married a Seifer or Leifer.
. . . . * Clara Ann BRENNER b. 1876 married a Mader.
. . . * David RICKSECKER b. 1842 d. 1924 m. Rachel Ann SHETLER b. 1845 d. 1913
. . . . * Emma W RICKSECKER b. 1866
. . . . * William Edwin RICKSECKER b. 1868 d.1870 or Willis Edwin.
. . . . * John Edward RICKSECKER b. 1871.
. . . . * Minnie RICKSECKER b. 1873 d. 1875.
. . . . * Charles A RICKSECKER b. 1875/6.
. . . * John F RICKSECKER b. 1845 d. 1875
. . . * Philip RICKSECKER b. 1847/8 m. Maggie A POORMAN
. . . . * Catharine RICKSECKER b. 1877
. . . . * John E RICKSECKER b. 1879
. . . * Mary RICKSECKER b. 1850 m. Joseph GFELLER b. 1848
. . . . . * Louis W FELLER b. 1870
. . . . . * Nora FELLER b. 1875/6
. . . . . * Minnie FELLER b. 1878/9
. . . * Caroline RICKSECKER b. 1852 m. John Frederick GROSSKLAUS b. 1844/5
. . . . * George E GROSSKLAUS b. 1872/3
. . . . * Charles F GROSSKLAUS b. 1873/4
. . . . * John W GROSSKLAUS b. 1876
. . . . * Mary Anna GROSSKLAUS b. 1877/8
. . . * Sarah A RICKSECKER b. 1855 d. 1939 m. Jacob MUSKOPF b. 1852 d. 1928
. . * Christian (978) RUEGSEGGER b. 28 Sep 1814 m. Julia MARCHAND b. 1819/20
Stark County
. . . * Freidrich RUEGSEGGER b. 1841 d. 1849
. . . * Samuel b. 1843 m. Elizabeth ZBINDEN b. 1845
. . . . * Clara RICKSECKER b. 1871 d. 1936 m. Peter Simon SAURER b. 1867 d. 1952
. . . . * Laura RICKSECKER b. 1874/5.
. . . . * John B RICKSECKER b. 1875/6
. . . . * C Upton RICKSECKER b. 1877
. . . . * Samuel RICKSECKER b. 1879
. . . . * Cleveland C RICKSECKER b. 1887
. . . . * Susie RICKSECKER
. . . . * Lottie RICKSECKER
. . . * Margaret b. 1844. m. Christian FELLER b. 1845
. . . . * Eddie FELLER b. 1871
. . . . * Elizabeth FELLER b. 1872
. . . . * Albert FELLER b. 1874
. . . . * John Franklin FELLER b. 1876
. . . . * William Henry FELLER b. 1878
. . . . * Christian FELLER b. 1880
. . . * Solomon RUEGSEGGER b. 1844/5.
. . . * Susan RUEGSEGGER b. 1846/7.
. . . * Charlotte RUEGSEGGER b. 1848/9.
. . . * Elizabeth RUEGSEGGER b. 1851/2.
. . * Anna (979) RUEGSEGGER b. 26 Feb 1816 m. Ulrich SANDSCHE.
The accurate spelling is unknown. Other than these Stark County baptisms, I haven't found this branch of the family. Ulrich/Anna were in John's probate records.
. . . * Sophia SANDSCHE b. 1839
. . . * Louis SANTSCHI b. 1841
. . . * Maria SANSCHEY b. 1843
. . . * Magdalena b. 1845
. . . * Caroline b. 1848
. . * Elisabeth (980) RUEGSEGGER b. 1818 m. Daniel AMSTUTZ later OLMSTEAD b. 1805
Tuscarawas County
. . . * Mary b. 1838 m. Jacob INTERMILL
. . . . * Ellen INTERMILL
. . . * Elisabeth b. 1839 m. Theodore NYDEGGER
. . . . * Julia NYDEGGER.
. . . . * Fred NYDEGGER.
. . . . * Mary NYDEGGER.
. . . . * Rudy NYDEGGER.
. . . . * Joseph m. Anna Catherine MAYBACH b. 1874
. . . . * Ed NYDEGGER.
. . . * Susan Catherine b. 1842 m. August GROSSENBACH
. . . . * John GROSSENBACH.
. . . . * Elizabeth GROSSENBACH.
. . . . * Carrie GROSSENBACH.
. . . . * Fred GROSSENBACH.
. . . * Frederick H b. 1844 m. Emma ZINGERIE
. . . . * George OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Bertha OLMSTEAD.
. . . * Sophia C b. 1846 m. Fred FELLER
. . . . * Earl FELLER
. . . * Margaretha OLMSTEAD b. 1847
. . . * Caroline H b. 1849 m. William J PUTNAM
. . . . * Mary PUTNAM
. . . . * Pearl PUTNAM
. . . . * Della PUTNAM
. . . . * Alva PUTNAM
. . . . * Worthy PUTNAM
. . . * Daniel D b. 1852 m. Mary E BLUEMLE b. 1862
. . . . * Clay Frick b. 1884
. . . . * Earl E OLMSTEAD m. Irma KISTLER b. 1885
. . . * Joseph K b. 1854 m. Louisa RUFER b. 1856
. . . . * Edna C OLMSTEAD b. 1883 d. 1945
. . . . * Vern Lloyd b. 1884 m. Anna M RINEBOLT b. 1890
. . . . * Walter S b. 1886 m. Lillian W BLEUMLE
. . . * Emilia Rosina OLMSTEAD b. 1856
. . * Barbara (981) RUEGSEGGER b. 1820 m. Jacob AMSTUTZ, later OLMSTEAD b. 1812
Tuscarawas County
. . . * Susan OLMSTEAD b. 1838 m. Frederick LEUGENBUEHL b. 1836
. . . * Louisa OLMSTEAD b. 1840
. . . * Samuel b. 1842 m. Mary S SHOWALTER b. 1894
. . . . * Forest Foster OLMSTEAD b. 1875 m. Jeanette L MERRIFIELD b. 1899
. . . . * Frank R OLMSTEAD b. 1888
. . . . * Allie Alma OLMSTEAD
. . . * Magdalena OLMSTEAD b. 1844 d 1920 m. Christian FELLER b. 1835
. . . . * William Otto FELLER.
. . . . * Franklin Frederick FELLER.
. . . . * Austin Henry FELLER.
. . . . * Sue Allie FELLER.
. . . . * Elsworth Edward FELLER b. 1877.
. . . * Jacob OLMSTEAD b. 1845 d 1926 m. Henrietta LUGINBUHL
. . . . * Ella OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Lila OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Lulu OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Walter OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Ferdinand OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Wesley OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Laura OLMSTEAD b. 1884 m. (1) * Harry A MALONE b. 1879 m. (2) ? RUHMOIR.
. . . . * Mrs WC CROW.
. . . * John Heinrich OLMSTEAD b. 1847 m. Clarissa SHOWALTER.
. . . . * Harley OLMSTEAD b. 1872 d. 1891
. . . . * Lulu A OLMSTEAD b. 1878 d. 1957 m. Alonzo GARMAN.
. . . * Lydia Anna OLMSTEAD b. 1850 d. 1925
. . . . * Martha OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Murray OLMSTEAD.
. . . * Wilhelm OLMSTEAD b. 1852 d. 1876.
. . . * Philip Silas OLMSTEAD b. 1854 d. Sep 1916 m. Cora Ellen GILMORE b. 1856 d. 1930.
. . . . * Ella OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Lewis Edgar OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Earl Gilmore OLMSTEAD b. 1881 d. 1949 m. Francis Ophelia WALLACE b. 1883 d. 1981
. . . . * John E OLMSTEAD b. 1889 d. 1955 m. Helen HOOVER b. 1891 d. 1957.
. . . . * Phillip Sheridan OLMSTEAD b. 1891 d. 1954 m. (1) Jeanette REX b. 1891 d. 1941 m. (2) Almeda L LESKO.
. . . * David Simon OLMSTEAD b. 1857 d. 1924 m. Ella HARPSTER.
. . . . * Aeola OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Atlee OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Evelyn OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Otis OLMSTEAD.
. . . . * Nellie OLMSTEAD.
. . . * Edward E OLMSTEAD b. 1859 d. 1917
. . . * Emma Wilhemine OLMSTEAD b. 1861 d 1943 m. Milton HOBBS.
. . . * Elia Granklin OLMSTEAD b. 1864 d. 1897.
. . . * Ellen OLMSTEAD b. 1867 d 1962 m. Gideon HAAS
. . * Susanna (982) RUEGSEGGER b. 1821 d 1892 m. Christian BLOSSER, b. 1814/5, d. 1890
. . . * Susan BLOSSER b. 1839/40.
. . . * John W BLOSSER b. 1842, d. 1916, m. Elsie Jan SMEDLEY, b. 1850.
. . . . * Emma Malinda b. 1872 m. Edward Emanuel MATTER.
. . . . . * Elsie Eugenia MATTER b. 1890
. . . . * Minnie Susan BLOSSER b. 1875 m. George SAURER.
. . . . * Elsie Maud BLOSSER b. 1877 m. Joseph L PIPPET.
. . . . * Cora Alma BLOSSER b. 1879, m. Walter Jonas BOWMAN.
. . . . * Jessie Elisabeth BLOSSER b. 1885, m. Vernon LEMMON
. . . . * Gail BLOSSER b. 1893.
. . . * Matilda BLOSSER b. 1861/2, m. Gotfried W GOFFMAN.
. . . * Samuel BLOSSER b. 1850.
. . . * Mary A BLOSSER b. 1843/4.
. . . * Elisabeth BLOSSER b. 1835/6.
. . . * Christian BLOSSER b. 1847/8.
. . . * William H BLOSSER b. 1864, d. 1928, m. Anthis, b. 1867, d. 1964
. . * Samuel (983) RUEGSEGGER b. 1823 d. 1904 m. Ohio, Anna ENTENMILL, b. 1830, d. 1906
. . . * John S RUEGSEGGER b. 1851, d. 1937, m. Lovina SHETLER, b. 1859, d. 1924,
. . . * Susana E RUEGSEGGER b. 1843/4.
. . . * Daniel RUEGSEGGER b. 1865/6.
. . * Magdalena (984) RUEGSEGGER b. 1824 d. 1850 m. Christian OPLINGER.
. . . * Christian OPLINGER b. 9 Jan 1846.
. . . * Margaretha OPLINGER b. 26 Jan 1848.
. . . * Daniel OPLINGER b. 2 Jan 1850.
. . * Freidrich (985) RUEGSEGGER b. 1826 d. 1885 m. Elizabeth SUITER, b. 1830 d. 1891.
. . . * John RUEGSEGGER b. 1847/8.
. . . * Fred RUEGSEGGER b. 1848/9.
. . . * Mary A RUEGSEGGER b. 1854, d. 1893.
. . . * Edwin A RUEGSEGGER b. 1875, d. 1875.
. . * Ulrich (987) RUEGSEGGER b. 1828 d. 1894 m. 1857, Catharine INTERMILLE, b. 1835, d. 1909
. . . * Josephine RUEGSEGGER b. 1857, d. 1859
. . . * Mary RUEGSEGGER b. 1858/9.
. . . * Albert P RUEGSEGGER b. 1865, d. 1952
. . . * Daniel David? RUEGSEGGER b. 1865/6.
. . . * Caroline "Callie" RUEGSEGGER b. 1868/9.
. . . * Franklin RUEGSEGGER b. 1870/1.
. . . * Charles L RUEGSEGGER b. 1871, d. 1941
. . . * Ella Florina RUEGSEGGER b. 1874, d. 1956
. * Nicholas RUEGSEGGER Jr. b. 1834 d. 1911 m. Lena GRABER b. 1841 d. 1919
. . *
Lucy A RICKSECKER b. 1862 d. 1933 m. John Jacob WEFLER b. 1859 d. 1914
. . . *
Elson WEFLER b. 1889 d. 1962
. . . *
William WEFLER
. . . *
Howard WEFLER b. 1894
. . . *
Ray WEFLER b. 1898
. . *
William RUEGSEGGER b. 1867
. . *
Aaron W RICKSECKER b. 1869 d. 1939 m. Minnie M GERBER b. 1875 d. 1960
. . . *
Dr. Russell E RICKSECKER b. 1899
. . . *
Alice RICKSECKER
. . *
Clara Rosan RICKSECKER b. 1871 d. 1955 m. Philip Dealy SENFF b. 1866 d. 1945
. . . *
Nellie SENFF b. 1894
. . . *
Karl Philip SENFF b. 1899
. . . *
Ralph Emerson SENFF b. 1901
. . . *
George Nicholas SENFF b. 1906 d. 1917
. . . *
Donald Arthur SENFF b. 1909
. . . *
Mildred Clara SENFF b. 1915
. . *
Ida L RICKSECKER b. 1873 d. 1957 m. Josiah Alaide STAHL b. 1870 d. 1957
. . *
Elma Ludema Ludine RICKSECKER b. 1877 d. 1969 m. Charles E MATTER b. 1878 d. 1917
. . *
Cleveland Wilson RICKSECKER b. 1884 d. 1966 m. Minnie Maud SCHLAFLY b. 1884 d. 1971
. . *
Amanda RICKSECKER
. . *
Edward RICKSECKER
. *
Catherine RUEGSEGGER b. 1835
. *
Rose Ann RUEGSEGGER b. 1841



NEW!

I have a LOT of new information on Nic Sr's family! While talking with a descendant of John "Johannes" and Catherine GARVER/GERBER/GRABER (have all three names in official documents), I was given an old photograph album. They were sure that these were Ricksecker's (the other family wouldn't have been able to afford pictures, let alone an album). But had no idea of names. The only one (other than Buffalo Bill and the McKinley's) that was identified was Bertha. I *think* that #25 is Charlotte Ricksecker (Albert) Custer, daughter of Christian and Julia Marchand. #2690 is a later picture of her. I hope to add more known pictures into another folder soon. I also hope to update these families soon. So be sure to check back!

ricks.jpg is a reunion of Nic Sr's descendents approximately 1925. ricks1.jpg is a picture of Nic Jr's children.

The pictures may be found on this link:

Ricksecker pictures

You will only see a directory of photos (jpg's) for now. Download each to view. If you can id anyone, please email me at the following address:




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