Head of the Household Balthasar Rau, age 35, Lutheran farmer from Darstadt
Wife Maria Rau, age 37
Child #1 Johann Heinrich Rau, age 5
Child #2 Johann Georg Philipp Rau, age 1 week
Child #3 Anna Margaretha Rau, age 12
Child #4 Julianna Rau, age 7
Since that first census wasn't taken immediately upon the settlers' arrival, he was probably actually born in Grimm. His parents were Balthasar and Maria Rau, Lutheran immigrants from Darmstadt. He had four siblings, with only one who did not survive the journey to the Volga villages.
At the time of the 1775 census, he was known simply as Johann Philipp, and 8 years old.
Head of the Household Johann Philipp Rau, age 48 in 1816, deceased 1831
Child #1 Johann Wilhelm Rau, age 42
Wife of Child #1 Philippina Rau, age 37
Grandchild #1 Johann Nikolaus Rau, age 16, twin with Barbara
Grandchild #2 Katharina Barbara Rau, age 16, twin with Nikolaus
Grandchild #3 Christina Margaretha Rau, age 14
Grandchild #4 Maria Katharina Rau, age 13
Grandchild #5 Elisabeth Rau, age 9
Grandchild #6 Johann Jakob Rau, age 7 years 6 months
Grandchild #7 Eva Katharina Rau, age 3
Grandchild #8 Johann Georg Rau, age 1
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 75, family #12, Balthasar Rau, 35, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt. Wife: Maria, 37; son: Johann Heinrich, age 5; son Johann Georg Philipp, 1 week old; daughter Anna Margaretha, age 12, and daughter Julianna, age 7.
↑The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #94 in the 1775 Grimm census, Balthasau Rau family.
↑The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #35 in the 1798 Grimm census, Balthasar Rau family.
↑1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 55, family #183, Johann Philipp Rau family.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Philip by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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