20 Jan 1727-9 May 1797. From Nazareth Graveyard records: Michael Ruch. xii, s. 4. May 9. Bom Jan. 20, 1727, in Eckendorf, Alsace. Married the widow, Maria Christina Walther, m.n. Beck, in 1771. Died of cancer in the hand. Moved to Old Nazareth on 2 May 1788.