Ruge Flags of Germany and the U.S.A.

Johann Hoft Ruge was born in Nordhastedt, Suder Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 1790. He was united in marriage to Trina Schluter in the neighboring town of Albersdorf. Johann and Trina had ten children: Hans (1818-aft 1854), Claus (1820-1905), Telsche (1823-1851), Gretje (1825-1902), Johann (1828-1898), Jurgen (1831-1832), Catharina (1833-1870's), Jurgen (1836-after 1870), Wiebke (1839-1908), and Peter (1842-1922). Around 1845 the family moved to Osterstedt, Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein. Trina died in 1846 and John in 1854. Both are buried at Schenefeld Parish Cemetery.

Of the eight children that survived to adulthood, five immigrated to the U.S.A.

My book "Our Meinke Ancestors" documents this Ruge family from 1680 to 1922.

Page last updated 03/30/96.

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