Louis and Magdalena Rueckert (Rückert) were my great great great grandparents. Louis was born 1792, and Magdalena was born 1806. They arrived in the United States on Sept. 3 1849. According to John G.'s biography in a jefferson county history book, they came from Coblenz (Koblenz), Germany along the Rhine River. Biography- http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofjeffers00west#page/70...
Louis and Magdalene brought their children, Marianne (Mary Ann), Heinrich (Henry), Gottfreid (John G.), and Friedericke (Frederike). I desend from Marianne Rückert, who married William Bare, brother of Rebecca Bare. I have lots more information about both the Bare and Rückert families if you would like me to see it.