[This is my great-grandmother, Ethel Gertrude Redding/Redden’s side of the family from Nova Scotia.]

One of the most elusive ancestors of mine is Catherine Anna Barbara Ruppert who was born in 1775 who ended up in Nova Scotia and marrying John Jacob Hiltz in February 24, 1794 or prior to 1807. She is listed as Susanna Barkhouse, or Susanna Ruppert. This ancestor is the mother of Anna [Catherine] Barbara Hiltz (b. July 1801) who married John Redden (b. November 9, 1799). John Redden is my great-grandmother’s great-grandfather.

Susanna is also listed as Anna, Catherine, or Barbara for a given name. She is even listed as Anna Barbara ROBAR in a Lunenburg marriage record to John Jacob Hiltz. Almost everywhere I look there is conflicting information.