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Rueb, a Dutch family of German descent, whose ancestor was Johann Peter Rueb (died 1707), of Trarbach on the Moselle. His grandson Johannes Stephanus Rueb (died 1788), a Lutheran, moved to Dordrecht, Holland, where he was a wine merchant. A son of Johannes Stephanus was Christoffel Rueb (1775-1865), a sugar broker at Rotterdam. He married Petronella van Heukelom (1782-1852), a Mennonite of Leiden. Then most of his descendants became Mennonites, including his son Adolph Stephanus Rueb (1805-54), a physician at Utrecht, and the following members, all living at Rotterdam: Pieter Rueb (1810-1848), Jan Rueb (1807-71), Pieter Rueb (1812-1894), Willem Rueb (1855-1944), Adolph Stephanus Rueb (1880-1948), Pieter Rueb (1888-1958), and Willem Rueb (born 1917), all of whom served the Rotterdam Mennonite congregation as deacons. At Rotterdam the Rueb family has a vinegar distillery.

Bibliography

Kobus and de Rivecourt. Biographisch Woordenboek: II, 731.

Nederland's Patriciaat II (1911): 413-19.

Nederland's Patriciaat XV (1925): 435-45.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Rueb family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Oct 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rueb_family&oldid=84764.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Rueb family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 October 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rueb_family&oldid=84764.




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