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"The earliest known American progenitor of the RECK family in America is Christian RECK Sr. It is known that he emigrated to America in 1754 from the Palatinate or Württemberg sections of Germany where he was probably born. With him was his son, Christian RECK Jr. who was 16 years of age or older to have been on the ship passenger lists. There is no information as to whom Christian Sr. married in Germany or whether there was any other issue. It was probably that he was a widower and his son was an only child."
The postcard below was recently found on eBay. The seller says he picked it up at an antique store in Centerville, Indiana. No other provenance is known. It was mailed in Union City, Indiana, in August 1907 and sent to Greenville, Ohio. The front of the card has a little message which reads, "Charlie - have you forgot you had a sister and Mother in U.C. Send my love to all. Goldie" The card was addressed to "Mr. C. L. Reck. / Greenville, Ohio. / R. R. #9." Goldie was Charlie's baby sister, children of Elias & Sarah (Henning) Reck (see Elias Reck Bible). Goldie died unmarried in February 1910. For more information on this family contact Michael Reck.
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