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.
Kobus and de Rivecourt. Biographisch Woordenboek: II, 731.
Ned. Patriciaat II (1911): 413-19.
Ned. Patriciaat XV (1925): 435-45.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 376, 1148. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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