Johannes Rings Senior Family History


This book was published in 1966 by Paul Hirschler, was updated in 1974 by Howard Raid and was distributed widely among family and extended family members.

Johannes Rings was born December 4, 1779 at Battenberg (near Gruenstadt), Germany. Hew was deceased 1849 at Alsheim (near Gronau), Germany. Several of his offspring immigrated to the US in later years along with other Mennonite families. Several settled in southeast Iowa where the Rings, Ellenberger, and Bergthold names can still be found.

This scanned image contains several handwritten corrections that were added by Helen Krebill Hervey ( my grandmother). Updates and corrections that you can share are certainly welcomed!

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