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Rauh Reunion

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Surnames/tags: Rauh Rauch Reiu
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The goal of this project is to connect all the Rauh surnames to one tree. I am the last of the Rauh bloodline in my family and would like to know more about the family story and history.

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Melissa Rauh.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Publicly share the project to any and all Rauh and its variants
  • Name off some notable Rauh ancestors
  • Add any and all info that is verifiable to the project and I will be so very grateful.
  • Upload the DNA for Rauh

Early Notables of the Rauh family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Rauh in this period include Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522), who was, together with his friend Erasmus, the driving force behind the German Renaissance. He began as a lawyer in the service of the Duke of Wuerttemberg, became a judge

Migration of the Rauh family to the New World and Oceana

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Rauh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

Nicolaus Rauh who landed in New York, NY in 1709

Johann Michael Rauh, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1728

Matthias Rauh, who arrived in America in 1778

Contemporary Notables of the name Rauh (post 1700)

Joseph Louis Rauh Jr. (1911-1992), American Democrat politician and one of America's foremost civil rights and civil liberties lawyers, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Mary Rauh, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 2012

Louis L. Rauh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924

John Rauh, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1992

Paul-Hubert Rauh, (1913-2005), German Luftwaffe night fighter ace with 31 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Rauh, (1913-2000), German botanist and author

The spelling variations of the name Rauh include Rau, Rauch, Reuchlin, Raeuchle, Rauck, Raucker, Raucke, Rauk, Rauker, Rauke, and Reiu. (Many More)

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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