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Johann Philip Rau (abt. 1767 - abt. 1831)

Johann Philip (Philip) Rau
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
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Volga German
Philip Rau is a Volga German.
Philip Rau has German Roots .

Family #12 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #94 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #35 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #183 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Johann Georg Philipp Rau was only 1 week old at the time of the first Grimm census in 1767.

1767 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 12
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.

1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 94
Head of the Household Balthasar Rau age 45
Wife Elisabetha Rau, age 46
Child #1 Johann Philipp Rau, age 8
Child #2 Juliana Rau, age 16
Brother-in-Law David Lutz, age 23 [should be son-in-law]
Wife of Brother-in-Law Anna Margaretha Lutz, age 18 [should be daughter]

His mother had died between 1767 and 1774, and he lived with his father and step-mother, Elisabeth. Also living with the family were his Aunt and Uncle Anna Margaretha and David Lutz.

At the time of the 1798 census, his father was once again a widower.

1798 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 35
Head of the Household Balthasar Rau, age 67
Child #1 Philipp Rau, age 31
Wife of Child #1 Anna Katharina Stoll, age 32, from Dönhof
Grandchild #1 Johann Wilhelm Rau, age 7
Grandchild #1 Gottfried Rau, age 1
Grandchild #1 Anna Margaretha Rau, age 9
Grandchild #1 Juliana Rau, age 6
Grandchild #1 Margaretha Rau, age 3

By 1834, neither Philipp nor his father were living, and his eldest son Johann Wilhelm became the de facto head of the household.

1834 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 183
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


  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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