This door has already been used for the immigrant Johann Jacob RUPP of Oberhoffen-lès-Wissembourg, Northern Alsace, present-day France.
It is a symbol for the research done on this family. The first door is open showing a passage way leading to another door which is closed.
Recent research shows that errors were made when the church records were searched by a previous researcher in the 1990s — but it opened the first door.
For the years between 1685 and 1752 (the year the family went to America) I found about 130 church records for Rupp individuals in the Bas-Rhin Archives. Nearly 65 of these have been inputted and attached to the gedcom file.
Once the rest have been inputted I’ll go through the church records again to check for Rupp individuals who were sponsors at baptisms or witnesses to records. This should lead to new clues concerning the relationships of the RUPP family groups in Steinseltz and Oberhoffen-lès-Wissembourg.
Below are the parents and paternal grandparents presently seen in the gedcom file:
………………/Johann Jacob RUPP
……./Johann Jacob RUPP
……|……….\Margareta [–?–] RUPP
Johann Jacob RUPP b: 8 MAR 1723 (immigrant)
…….\Maria Apollonia [–?–] RUPP
I now have the maiden name of the immigrant’s mother and her parents’ names. The big surprise is that the paternal grandparents are not the ones seen above!