The author of the above Early History of the Ruckle family, Catherine Ruckel had a sister Ann Ruckel who married Henry Gleasure (Glazier) in Ireland and later moved to Ontario Canada. In letters Catherine Ruckel mentions that her sister Ann had 7 children, specifically naming Henry Gleasure who lived in Missouri and John & George living in Michigan. I would believe Catherine Gleasure Burke to a descendant of Ann Ruckel Gleasure and Henry Gleasure's. (perhaps one Ann & Henry's seven children) THat would make Catherine Gleasure Burke and Catherine Wells first cousins.
There are copies of similiar family histories that Catherine Ruckel wrote for her other children, but the "Early History of the Ruckle family" as copied by Hattie Burke offers information previously unknown to me, specifically naming Catherine's mother, Agnes Ruckel and Agnes father, Hery Ruckel. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your posting. Barbara Ruckel Frame
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