German origins Project

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BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlers’ List.   
GL= a locality in the Germanies.   
GS= one of the German states.  
ML= Marriage List.  
RN= the name of a researcher who has verified one or more German origins.  
UC= unconfirmed.   
VV= a German Volga village.

Names in bold are an entry or a cross-reference to an entry. 
Red text calls attention to information for which verification is completed or well underway.


Ra-Rdz                 last updated Jan. 2015

Raab{Heinrich}FN: said by one or both versions of the Balzer FSL to be from [Duedelsheim,] Isenburg[-Buedingen County].  Bonner proved Herr Raab was baptized here and also that this was where Herr Fechs Raab wife was baptized.  Wagner1 p.85 concurs, gives the date of baptism and names of his parents. He married in 1766 in Buedingen to a Reibert woman said in the Buedingen ML to have came fromUC Mockstadt (Mai&Marquardt#532).  In 1798 the maiden name of the then frau Raab was given as Trait or Dreith? (Mai1798:Bz79).

RaabFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Damerzhausen?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Margraviate].  For 1798 see 1798Mai:Dl27.

RaabFN{J.Michael}: married Michel{M.Margaretha} in Buedingen 8 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#497). Not found in either Kulberg or in T.  By 12 July 1767 {Michael & Christina} had settled at Dinkel FSL #27, he said to be fromUC Wolfsheim, Frankreich.

RaabFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Ichsfels(?)/Iksfelts(?).

RaabFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Kersbach?, Bamberg [Bishopric].

Raab FN: said by the Stephan FSL to be fromUC Inheden, [Solms-Laubach County].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sp12.  For 1767 see T6379-80.

RaabFN: also see Rabbe.

Rabbe/Raab/RaabeFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Lauterbach.

RaabeFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Gera.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

RaabeFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Zell.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

RaabeFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be an orphan boy in the Nickel{J.Peter} household.  I could not find him in Mai1798.

RaabeFN: also see Rabbe.

Rabachan?GL: an unidentified place said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Weber family and possibly to the Krueck step-daughter and the Stupart{Katharina}orphan living in their household.

Rabelsdorf?, Bamberg [Bishopric][sic?]: an unidentified plalce said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Schellhorn family.  The only Rabelsdorf I could find was 31 km NNW of Bamberg city and 170 km NE of Wuerzburg city and was then in Wuerzburg Bishopric, not in Bamberg Bishopric.

RabenauGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]: is some 9 miles NE of Giessen and said by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC to a Schoenmeyer family (frau Jung). According to the Buedingen ML a Jung man married a Schoenmeyer woman in 1766, both from the area of Rabenau; by 1767 this couple was in Fischer; Stumpp said Rabenau was near Giessen (Mai&Marquardt#581).  Said ( no locality mentioned) by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC [but not her birthplace] to frau Lang.

Rabenstein?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Sennlein family.

Rabensterk or RebernsternFN: go to Ravensberg. 

RabiczGL: now is Rabiez some 30 miles NW of Warsaw; see Rabitsch.

Rabin?GL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Dreispitz FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.

Rabitsch(?)/RabiczGL, Polen: said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Risch family.

Raboldshausen, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: is 8 miles WNW of Bad Hersfeld, and was said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Kaiser family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.

RachFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Oberstadt, Schwaben.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn7,9,67).

Rack{Johannes}: by 14 May 1767 he and his Mueller wife {Katharina} had settled at Leichtling FSL #19, which said he was from Gelnhausen, Hanau.  Not found in any later source.

RackFN{Andreas}: said by the Mueller FSL to be fromUC Zell.  

Rack{Gertruth}: born a Keyser from Hessen-Darmstadt married Till{J.Hinrich} in Luebeck 22 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#268).  Not found in any later source.

RackithGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to an Ensler family.  The only Rackith I can find was in Kursachsen, some 4 miles SSE of Wittenberg city.

RadFN: see Rath.

RadachFN: see Radak.

RadakFN: listed by the 1816 Neudorf census (#117) as being fromUC the Warsaw Duchy and by KS:397 with no origin.  The GCRA believes they lived inUC the Netze River valley probably near Czarnikau, but could not prove origin.  Also spelled Radach.  See the GCRA book for more.

Radaschhausen?, Schwarzburg: an unidentified place said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC to the Bahlausen family.

RadiFN: see Rady.

Rady{Melchisedek/Miliseder}: Kulberg51 said they were  fromUC Dresden. I did not find them in T.  Said by the Messer FSL (#27) to be fromUC Brandenburg (no locality mentioned), his wife’s maiden name was given as Schmidt, with the her brother {Daniel} in the houseold.   In 1798 the family name was spelled Radi (Mai1798:Ms31).

Radziejowo Kreis, Posen Department, South Prussia: nka Radziejow, centered 70 miles ENE of Posen.

RadzivilovGL, Russia: now Chervonoarmeysk, Ukraine, then at the Russian/Galician border, some 57 miles ENE of Lemberg.

Radziwillow, Galicia: the GCRA found it assoicated with an Aman family in 1809.  The same place as the previous entry.

Raeb/Rapp{Elisabeth}: was a godparent at the 9 June 1766 Lubeck baptism of the daughter of Luehr{Conrad & A.Dorothea} (Mai&Marquardt#1355).  Not found in Kulberg. Later in 1766 Rapp{Otto Reinh. & Elisabeth} and one child which died enroute took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga (T1422-1424).  No further information.

Raebensam{Konrad}: KS149 says he was from Speicherz, Wuerzburg.  No found in any other source.

Raeder/RehdersFN:  said by the 1798 Reinhard census to be the maiden name of frau Frahm.  Spelled Rehders in 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#39).

RaederFN: also see Roeder.

RaelFN: said in 1798 to be the maiden name of wife of the Bindewald who settled in Boaro (Mai1798: Mn33).  Another source gives (unless he married a second time) her maiden name as Kenel.

RaesanowkaVV: a variation of the Russian name for NaebVV.

Raetz{Gottlieb}: Anhalt-Dessau archival records say this 21-year old from Mosigkau, Dessau left for Russia in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1134 & KS149).  Not found in any later record.

Raetz{Dorothea}: Anhalt-Dessau archival records say this widow of {Andreas} of Limtsch, was born in Griessen was impoverished and with her 10-year old son left for Russia in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1134). Not found in any later record.

RaeuscherFN: see Rauscher.

RagenFN: see Regenbach.

RagenbachFN: said by the1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Meier{Christoph} of Shcherbakovka (Mai1798:Kr26).

Raguhn, (Anhalt-Zerbst): is 12 km SSE of Dessau city.  The Meyer/Mayer widow nee Drache was here for a time before going on to Dessau (Mai&Marquardt#1123).

RahmFN: said by the1798 Ernestinendorf census to be the maiden name of frau Koenig {Mai1798:Sh32).  Also see Ron.

Rahmgen{J.Nikolaus}: KS149 says  he left Walbach near Erbach with wife and child. No further information.

Rahmgen{Nikolaus}: KS149 says  he left Niederkinzig near Erbach.  No further information.

RahnFN: go to Rohn.

Rahnefeld/Reinefeld/Rennefeld/Ranefeld FN{Andreas}: with a wife and 3 children is recorded as leaving Oranienbaum, Anhalt-Dessau Principality for Russia; here spelled Reinefeld and Rennefeld (Mai&Marquardt#1138 and 1074 & KS150).  Said by the Kano FSL 37 to be fromUC Oranienbaum, [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality].  Spelled Ranefeld in 1798 and  in Reinfeld 1785 (Mai1798:Mv1134, Sw22). 

RannefeldFN{Christian}: said by the Warenburg FSL #178 to be fromUC Aken, Anhalt-Koethen [Principality].  I could not find this man in Mai1798.

RahnertFN: see Ranert.

Raibach, [Gross-Umstadt Condominium] (now in Hesse):  was 9 km SE of Dieburg and  2 km ESE of Gross-Umstadt city.  Said by KS127 and 150 to be homeUC to Faust{Johannes} and Reichert{A.Margaretha} who married in Buedingen on 19 April 1766 before proceeding to Dobrinka FSL (#94).  Said by the Schwab FSL to be homeUC to Fischer{J.Georg}, Ruppel, and Urich families.

RaibachGL, Darmstadt [actually then  in the Gross-Umstadt Condo jointly run by Hessen-Darmstadt and Kurpfalz] is some 14 miles E of Darmstadt city and some 6 miles SE of Dieburg town.  Said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to Borger, Deisner, Grenz, and Reichert families. Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Schipp woman who married an Armbruester man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Krasnoyar (Mai&Marquardt#569).  KS:119 said this Armbruster man was fromUC Raibach(sic), near Dieburg, married a Schoepp woman in Buedingen. I think Stumpp inadvertently confused the home of the bride with that of the groom –ed.This is the same place as the preceding and following entries.

Raibach, Erbach(sic): is 2.5 km E of Gross-Umstadt town and was said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Bessinger family.  Raibach, not far from Erbach County, actually was in the Gross-Umstadt Condomium jointly owned and run by Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate and the Kurpfalz. This is the same place as the previous two entries. 

Raibert?FN: the 1798 Norka census gives this as the maiden name of the wife of an Isenburger Lehr; the editor thinks this may have been Reiber (Mai1798:Nr42).

Raich FN: aka frau Ehresmann of Neudorf. Using FHL#247,589, 1,457,536 and 247,591, the GCRA her origin in Billigheim, Bergzabern [Amt], Rheinpfalz, then under Elsass jurisdiction.  See the GCRA book for more.

RaileFN: said by both the 1858 Neudorf census (#240) and KS:397 to have been from Plochingen, Wuerttemberg. Using FHL#1,056,648 and 1,056,642, the GCRA proved that origin Plochingen in Esslingen Amt.  See their book for much more.

RainerFN: listed by the 1858 Kassel census (#234) with no origin, but KS:402 said they came from Brackenheim, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL#1,184,720-1, the GCRA confirmed that origin the Amt now being Brackenheim,

RainrodGL: is some 5 miles NE of Nidda, Hessen, and said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Baer/Ber family (p.131).

RainrodGL, DarmstadtGL: said by the Mueller FSL to be homeUC to Buchhammer and Schaefer families. 

RaitersaichGL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Wagner? family.  This probably is 10 miles SW of Nuernberg, Bavaria.

Rak FN: see Brack.

Rakk?/Rock/RackFN{Johannes}:  On 31 May 1766 with wife {Catharina} and 3 children Rack arrived in Russia, he said to be from Hanau (Kulberg558).  KS151 says Rock was from Horbach near Gelnhausen.  By 14 May 1767 Rack, his Mueller wife {Katharina} and his daughter {Katharina} had settled at  Leichtling FSL 19, he said to be fromUC Gelnhausen (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Lg20.

RakuszewskiFN: said by the Husaren FSL to be fromUC Marienburg, Polen. In 1798 spelled Rockowshew (Mai1798:Hn23).

RallFN: said by the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:667, 398) to have been Kaltental, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was verified by the GCRA using FHL(1,055,609).  See their book for more detail.

Raltfort(?)GL, Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a .Stekloff? family

RamannFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg no locality indicated. 

RambachGL, Nassau[-Usingen Principality]: said the Frank FSL to be homeUC to a Bender family.

Rambach, Nassau-Usingen Principality: was just N of Weisbaden, and today is the northernmost neighborhood of that city.

RambeFN: see Ranburger.

RambeauFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Paris, Frankreich.

RamburgerFN: see Ranburger.

Ramche/RangeFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Erbach (no locality mentioned).

Rameis?FN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Hirschfeld, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter(?).

Ramge{Sophia Philippina}: she married Eich{J.Sebastian} in 1745 in Nieder-Modau.  They arrived in Oranienbaum, Russia in July 1766 and were in the June 1767 Dobrinka FSL (#73). For more information go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/e/eich_dobrinka.cfm.

Ramig: see Romig.

Ramikh: see Romig.

RaminFN: see Remier.

RammelFN: said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#96) and KS:398 to have come from Zaisenhausen, Sinsheim (Amt), Baden.   Using FHL#1,256,770, the GCRA proved this origin.  See their book for a bit more.  Also spelled Rumbel.

Rampetzreith

Ramsauer{Johann}:  said by the Recruiter Beauregard list to have come fromUC Utzburg and to have gone to Bettinger in 1768 (Lk8); so may have been among the Bettinger first settlers.   For 1767 see T2382-2383).   I could not identify them or any descendant in Mai1798.

Ramshin FN see Rumsch.

Ramsin?GL, Anhalt-Dessau: is some 14 miles S of Dessau city, and said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Dauer family.  If this was in fact Anhalt-Dessau, it was a tiny island of such in a great sea of Kursachsen.

Ramstadt(?)GL, GL: see Romebschreit. [Hessen-]Darmstadt: said by the Pleve version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be home to a Kraft family.  This likely is the town of Ober-Ramstadt, Hesse, is some 5 miles SE of Darmstadt city.  Kromm apparently called this Ristedt.

Ranburger/RambeFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Andertso/Andershof(?), Kurmainz.  Later may have been spelled Ramburger.

Randesacker: was 4 km SE of Wuerzburg: KS124 says this was home to Conradi{Valentin} and that he and his wife,  Menger{A.Maria}, left here heading for Boaro.  But I did not find them in the Boaro FSL.

Randstadt[, Stollberg]: Gary Martens proved that  Sinner/Seiner(?)[Michael}, very likely a Schilling first settler was baptized here in 1717. 

Ranert/RahnertFN{Philipp}: said by the Bauer FSL #25 to be fromUC Meisenheim, Kurpfalz.  Actually Rhanert from Mettenheim, Wartenberg (Mai&Marquardt#1247).  KS149 says he left Pfalz to go to Bauer.  KS:150 says {J.Phil.} was from Mettenheim near Worms going to Dietel.   In 1798 spelled Rahnert and the maiden name of the wife was given as Reichel (Mai1798:Br52 and 6).

RanefeldFN: see Rahnefeld.

RangFN: see Reis.

RangeFN: see Ramche.

Rann{G.Heinr.}: KS149 says he was from Werdorf near Wetzlar.  No further information.

Rannefeld: go to Rahnefeld.

RansbachGL, Kur Trier: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be homeUC to a Becker family.  There are at least 4 Ransbach in Germany; none appear to be near Trier.

Ranstadt GL, [Stollberg-Gedern County]: is some 7 miles NW of Buedingen city.  Gary Martens says that according to Igor Pleve the original Schilling Sinner was born inUC Ranstadt, but was living inUC Rinderbuergen when he left for Russia.

RanstadtGL, Stollberg: is some 7 miles NW of Buedingen city, and said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Schaat man who came here later than the first settlers (p.35).  Same place as the preceding entry.

RanstadtGL -bei-Buedingen: said by Stumpp to be homeUC to Claum{Caspar}and to the Schwab who was the first headman of SchwabVV.  Same place as the preceding  two entries.

RanstadtGL: also see Rohnstadt.

RanzenGL, near Riga, Latvia: this might be Rencini some 73 miles NE of Riga city, and some 6 miles ENE of Burtnieki.

RapoldshofenGL: see Rappoldshofen.

RappFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:666, 398) without origin.  Origin in Muehlhausen-an-der-Enz, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg was proven by the GCRA using FHL(1,184,985).  See the GCRA book for more details.

RappFN: the GCRA found that this family lived in Kassel although it was not in any Kassel census, and, using FHL#1,184,502, proved its origin in Struempfelbach, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See their book for more.

Rapp{J.Michael}: fromUC Kolbsheim, Elsass married Heilbrunn{Veronica} in Friedberg 26 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#294).  Not found in any later source.

RappFN: also see Kapp and Raeb.

RappoldshofenRapoldshofen bei Neustadt an der Aisch, Bayreuth: said by a Woehr ML to be homeUC  to Kolb{Martin} who married 7 May 1766  Bittenberger{Ursula} (Mai&Marquardt#804).   

Rari(?)GL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Roethling FSL to be homeUC to a Matleheim family.

Raron?GL, Schweiz: is some 47 miles SSE of Bern, and said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Kelbermater family. 

Ras?{Jacob}: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Wirtheim (Lk93).  A possible son may be listed as Roos{Johannes} in Ober-Monjou in 1798 with a Stuckert wife from Luzern (Om18).  If this is so, the family may have been first settlers in Luzern .

RaschFN{A.Maria}:  the wife of {J.Friedrich} was said by the Reinhard FSL #25 to be fromUC Worms, Kurpfalz.

Rasch{Friedrich/J.F.}:  married  Weber{A.Maria} in Luebeck 17 Sept 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#17).  Not found in Kulberg or in T.  By 15 July 1766 they had settled at Reinhard FSL #25, he said to be fromUC Reval, [Estonia, Russia]. The wife’s maiden name was given as Weber in 1798 (Mai1798:Rh16); for 1794 see Mai1797:Mv2389.

RaschauGL, Polen: said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Waljatski family.  There were two Raschau in Kursachsen, but I could not discover one in then Polish lands.

Raschez FN: listed in this spelling in the 1816 Kassel census (#6) and in KS:398 with no origin; listed in the 1858 Kassel census (#120 no origin) and in KS:409 as Rometsch and as (evidently mistakenly) having come fromUC Gerlingen, Leonberg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  The GCRA thinks Langenbrand, Bieselberg [parish], Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg is their more likely origin, probably having come to Russia via Koenigsbach, South Prussia; see their book for more.  Also spelled Rumetz.

RaschlerFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be a step-son living in the Fischer household.  This would imply that frau Fischer was formerly frau Raschler.

RaskatyVV: one version of the Russian name for RohlederVV.

Rasmus: KS149 says  see Rhouthaler [sic for see Rontaler –ed]. [Rasmus actually is Asmus -- ed.]

RaspenFN: said (no locality indicated) by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Ulm.  I could not identify them or any likely descendants in Mai1798.

RasslerFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be a stepson in the Rossner household.  I could not find either family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

RassnitzGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Wiesner family.  This probably was Rassnitz, Magdeburg Duchy, some 8 miles SE of Halle city.

RastadtGL, Luxembourg Duchy: now in Belgium, 37 miles NW of Luxembourg city.  The first editor of the Rohlender FSL thought, apparently incorrectly, that this was home to homeUC to a Mohr/Mahr/Moor{Nikolas} family. 

RastadtGL: also see Rastatt.

Rastatt, [Baden-Baden Margraviate]: in the 1760s was the seat of the Baden-Baden Margrave and was said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to a Frank{J.Wilhelm} family. Said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Himmel/Huemmel family.  Said by the the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to a Mohr/Mahr/Moor{Nikolas} family.  This is the same place as the next entry, but 40-50 years earlier.

Rastatt AmtGL, Baden: a district administrative center (1809) some 12 miles SW of Karlsruhe city.

Rastenberg: an unidentified place said by Kulberg3 to be homeUC to Licht/Lieders{Friedrich}single.

RathFN: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:660, 398) to have been Pfalzengrafenweiler, Freudenstadt [Amt]. Wuerttemberg.  This origin was verified using FHL(1,884,557) by the GCRA, which also demonstrated that the family went first to Suedpreussen.  See their book for more detail.  Also spelled Rad.

RathFN: Kulberg#6221 has the wife of Geist{J.Caspar} as {A.Margaretha} and sister-in-law [her sister?] as Rath {Elisabeth}20.  The Pleve version of the Walter FSL (#76) lists this couple.

Rath: this family name was found recorded in 1700s Berstadt parish records; see Flegel trip.

RathenowGL, [Kur-]Brandenburg: is some 44 miles WNW of Berlin centre, and said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Benz family.  Said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC to the Liege family.  Said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to an Ausfeld family.

Ratingen?, Herzogtum Wuerttemberg: an unidentified place said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Steinbrenner family.  This might be Roettingen which was in Oettingen County which might have hired Wuerttemberg Duchy to handle its passports.  Or this might be the next entry.

Ratinger: see Ruetinger.

Ratkens{Elisabetha}: married Reineke{Joachim} in Luebeck 31 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#212 & KS150).  Not found in any later source.

Rattel/RatelFN{Johannes/J.Georg}: married Meyer{A.Rosina} in Luebeck 25 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#147 & KS149).  Not found in Kulberg.  Later in 1766 Ratel{Johannes & Catherine} in Oranienbaum took transport for the Volga on which trip a son was born (T5811-5812).  By 7 June 1766 Rattel{Johann & Anna} had settled at Kano FSL #59, he age 32 said to be fromUC Bayreuth [Margraviate] (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 Ratel{J.Georg} age 61 was still in Kano {Mai1798:Kn13).

Rattershausen[?], Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Brenner family.  This probably was Rottershausen 46 km NNE of Wuerzburg city.

Ratzeburg?GL, Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Leirich family.  There was a Ratzeburg Principality, but I do not find any name like that in lands that were Kursachsen.

RatzeburgGL: also see Ratzenburg.

Ratzeburg PrincipalityGS: this state belonged to the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Duchy.  It lay E of Luebeck city and extended N and NE from its seat in Ratzeburg city.  The seat is listed below as Ratzenburg, Mecklenburg.

RatzenburgGL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Burmeister family.  There are several such place-names in Germany, however, this might be the next entry.

RatzenburgGL, Mecklenburg: is Ratzeburg, now in Schleswig-Holstein, some 13 miles SSE of Luebeck city, and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Schuetz family.  This may have referred to the Principality not just the city.

RauFN{J.Friedrich}: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:660, 399) to have been from Neubulach, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  However the GCRA says that origin belongs to a different Rau family, while this one is said to have come fromUC Kaltenbach.  See their book for more detail.

RauFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Stitzenhein?.

RauFN: the Dinkel FSL says these orphans were living in a Andersen household from Tauban(?), Holstein.

RauFN: said by the 1798 Dobrinka census to be Bishof’s wife’s maiden name (Mai1798:Db22).

Rau/RaueFN{J.Christoph}: Lutheran fromUC Leutershausen –bei-Heidelberg, Kurpfalz, in a holding of the Noble Count von Wiser,  arrived at Fridericia, Schleswig Royal Province in Dec 1760.  He, his wife, and 3 children last reregistered in Denmark in April 1763 (EEE p.554).  By June 1764 they were settled in Dobrinka FSL #7 which said he was fromUC Freiwalde, Brandenburg.

RauFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Schackzalt(?), Schafftanau(?).

RauFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Spitzenalten(?), Schatanu(?).  Later spelled Raum as well (Mai1798:Db46, Db77).

Rau{Friedrich}: he was in Glueckstal for a time and the GCRA says he probably was fromUC Neubulach, Calw [Amt], Wuettemberg, like the man of the same name who went to Bergdorf.  See the GCRA book for detail.

RauFN: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

RauFN{Philip}:

Rauh/Rau{Philip}: from UC Salmuenster he married Eckert{Margaretha} fromUC Spielberg 9 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#504).  This Rauh couple’s son {Johan} was baptized in St. Jacob’s Lutheran, Luebeck on 4 June 1766 : the parents were then said both to be fromUC Isenburg County Mai&Marquardt#1318). Rau{Philipp}with his wife {A.Margaretha} without the son arrived in Russia 8 Aug 1766 (Kulberg4126).  Not found in T.  Before 17 Aug 1767 they without the son had settled at Huck FSL #71, he said to be fromUC Fulda.

RauFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Kottenheim, Bassenheim [Barony], with Riegelhof orphan children in the household.  For 1798 see (Mai1798:Nk4).

RauFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Alsfeld, Darmstadt.

RauhFN:  a Friedberg ML said that this woman fromUC Altenkirchen (state illegible) 7 April 1766 married  Bruech man from Koenigsberg, Darmstadt  (Mai&Marquardt#304).  By July 1767 they had settled in Laub FSL #28.

RauFN: according to a Luebeck ML a Rau woman fromUC Darmstadt married in 1766 Hoepner man; by 1767 this couple was in Krasnoyar (Mai&Marquardt#234).

Rau FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Romrod?.

RauFN: said by the 1798 Reinwald census to be the maiden name of frau Lederer (Mai1798:Rw26).

Rau{A.Regina}: married Girard{Pierre} 16 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1183).  Not found in any later source.

RauFN: said by the Straub FSL to be fromUC Grosssachsen?, Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sr35.

Rauh{J.Georg}: son of the late {Jonas} ofUC Dormes near Erlang married Popp{Kunig.} in Woehrd 26 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#815 & KS149).  KS149 in a 2nd entry says he left Altheim with wife and 8 children.  Not found in any later source.

RauFN: this family name was found recorded in 1700s Berstadt parish records, and in Schotten parish records for many years prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

RauFN: also see von Rau.

RaubachGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Schult? family.  I can only find two Raubachs: one in Kurpfalz some 13 miles NE of Heidelberg city, and one in Wied-Runkel County some 13 miles NNE of Koblenz city.

RaubachGL, Isenburg: an unidentified place said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a Hergenroeder family.

Rauber{Catharina}: fromUC Crainfeld  married 10 June 1766 Gies{Balthasar} fromUC Burghaun (Mai&Marquardt#687).  They settled in Walter FSL #51.

Rauch/RauschFN: with wife {Anna} by 15 Apr 1765 he had settled  at Dobrinka FSL #4,  to be fromUC Tab(?), Oesterreich.  KS149 said Tag(?).  Later spelled Rausch (Mai1798:Db80).

RauchFN{Gottfried & Anton}: said by the Keller FSL #22a to be orphan boys in the Ebers household.

RauchFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Sassanfahrt?, Bamberg [Bishopric].

RauchFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Grentu(?), Bamberg.

RauchFN{A.Maria}:  married Kaufmann{Hartmann} in Luebeck  17 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#100).  Not found in Kulberg.  Later in 1766 this Kauffmann couple with no children took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga (T50433-5944).  By 3 Aug 1767 {Hartman & Maria} had settled at Susannental FSL #18, he said to be fromUC Muellersdorf.  I could not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798. 

Rauch{Katharine}: KS149 says she was from Obermockstadt near Nidda.  No further information.

Raude?GL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Schirmer family.

RaueFN: see Rau.

RauentalGL, Rastatt [Amt], Baden: is some 1.5 miles ESE of Rastatt city, and said by the 1816 Bergdorf census to be homeUC to a Merkel family.

Rauer: KS149 says ‘see Rhanert’, [but meant ‘see Ranert’ – ed.]

RauhFN: filed amongst Rau.

RaumFN: see Rau.

RaumbachGL, Zweibruechen: is some 34.5 miles NNE of Zweibruechen and is said by the Rothammel FSL to be homeUC to a Matz family.

Raunergrund?, [Kursachsen]: is 28 km SSE of Plauen city, and said by the Schoenchen FSL to be homeUC to a Lorenz family.

RauschFN{Daniel}: said by the Boaro FSL #95 to be single fromUC Gerestam(?) (no other locality mentioned).  I could not find him in the 1798 Volga censuses.

RauschFN{Georg}: and wife {Magalena}settled at Boregard FSL #14, he said to be fromUC Westhausen with a Wendebach stepdaughter living in the household.   In 1798 still in Boregard (Mai1798:Bo3).

RauschFN{Jacob}: with wife {Catharina} by 1 Sept 1767 he had settled at Frank FSL #89, he said to be fromUC Niederanzeig(?), Erbach.

RauschFN{Johann/Johannes}: with Heisling wife {Gertraud} and 1 daughter he had settled at Goebel FSL #48, he said  to be fromUC Koster(?), Kurmainz.  It is possible that he had an earlier wife who quickly died: the Buedingen ML has a man with his name but fromUC Gelnhausen marrying Eirich{Sophia} fromUC the same place in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#351).  In 1798 his wife’s name is given as Gessel{Gertraud} (Mai17:Gb48).

Rausch{Kaspar}: fromUC Helpershain married Huenergart{A.Maria in Buedingen 19 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#701).  KS136 &149 give her family name as Huehnergart.   On 13 Sept 1766 {J.Caspar & A.Maria} with no children arrived in Russia, he said to be from Darmstadt  (Kulberg6303).  Later in 1766 this couple without children took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga (T4942-4943).  By 16 Sept 1767 his couple still without children had settled at Jagodnaya Polyana #11, he said to be from Ulrichstein, Lauterbach.

RauschFN{Johannes}: with wife {Anna} and an infant by 14 June 1766 he had settled at Louis FSL #53, said to be fromUC Bitsch, Lothringen.

RauschFN{Daniel}: said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL #29 to be fromUC Paterburg, Hanau [County].

Rausch{A.Maria}: fromUC Repgeshain on 3 July 1766 in Buedingen married Fries{Johannes} fromUC Felda (Mai&Marquard#726).  KS129  and 149 say RebgeshainUC was near Lauterbach now in Hesse.  I did not find this family in any published FSL or in Mai1798.  I did not find them in any later source.

Rausch{Johannes}: KS149 says he was from Rainrod nea Alsfeld. No further information.

RauschFN: also see Rauch and Raush.

Rauschenbach{Carl Friedrich}: Georg Rauschenbach has a copy of a Leipzig Taufbuch confirming {Carl Friedrich}’s birth there in 1744.  In 26 June 1766 in Rosslau married Grune{Sofia Friederique} (Mai&Marquardt#1030) . KS131 and 149  spelled her name {Friedericke}.  Carl  is said by the  Neidermonjou FSL (#20) to be from Leipzig and is listed in that FSL with a newer wife.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ka33.

RauschenbergGL, Hessen[-Kassel Landgraviate]: is some 8 miles NE of Marburg city, and 17 miles NW of Alsfeld city, and said by the Stumpp to be homeUC to a Trimber woman who in 1766 married the Reich man who went to Grimm (Mai&Marquardt#531). Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Tauscher family.  Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Katzenbach family, and possibly a Schmidt family; Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.

RauscherFN: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659, 399) to have been from Buttenhausen, Muensingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was verified by the GCRA using Boettingen parish records in FHL(1,190,239); they also proved the family sojourned in Suedpreussen prior to arrival in Bergdorf.  See the GCRA book for more detail.

Rauscher/RaeucherFN{Anthon/Anton}: by 27 Aug 1766 with wife {Katharina} and infant son, he had settled at Katharinenstadt FSL #32, he said to be fromUC Gratz, Steiermark.  Married Kuff{Catharina} in Luebeck 3 Oct 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#20).  KS149 has Raeucher(Anthon} & Kueffen{Kath.}.

Rausendan?FN: said by the Kratzke FSL to be fromUC Nordhausen.

RaushFN: said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be fromUC Pateno in the County of Hanaustadt.

RaushFN{Daniel}: said by the Pleve transcription of Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#29) to be fromUC Pateno, Hanaustadt.

RaushFN: also see Rausch.

Rauss{Valentin}: KS149 says he was from Thaiden, Fulden [Bishopric].  No further information.

Rauth{Christina}: married DitzelFN{Johan} in Luebeck 30 April 1766, both from [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] (Mai&Marquardt#252).  Later in 1766 in Oranienbaum they took transport for the Volga (T1408-1409).  Not found in any later source.

Rauth: KS149 says go to Rauh.

RavensbergFN: see Rabensterk.

Ravensberg{Georg Adam }FN: son of {Johann and Barbara} fromUC Kuernbach, Wuerttemberg, he, arrived in Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762; he and his wife{Eva Elisabeth}, daughter of Haase{Leonhard}, were last recorded in Denmark in Jan. 1765 before leaving for Russia (EEE p.555, see it for more detail).  By March 1766, he, his wife {Eva E.} and his widowed mother {Barbara}have settled in Rosenheim FSL #50 which says he is fromUC Kernberg?, Hezogtum Wuerttemberg.  Spelled Ravensberg in 1798 (Mai1798:Rm42).  Rabensterk, Rebernstern, Ravensberger and Ravensperger are all variant spellings.

Ravensberg{Johann}FN: fromUC Kuernbach, Wuerttemberg, he, his wife {Barbara} and 2 daughters arrived in Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762and were last recorded in Denmark in Oct 1765 before leaving for Russia (EEE p.555, see it for more detail).  {Barbara} as widow is recorded in her son {Georg Adams}’s household at Rosenheim FSL #50.

Ravensberg{K.Barbara}FN: daughter of {Johann and Barbara} (EEE:555, see it for more detail), and said by the 1798 Rosenheim census to be the maiden name of frau Arnold{J.Christoph} (Mai1798:Rm1).

Ravensberg{M.Barbara}FN: this 2nd wife of Dubs{Johannes} was listed in Rosenheim in 1798 (Rm9).  I cannot find her  identified in any FSL but I think it very likely she was an elder child of  {Johann and Barbara} who arrived in Flensburg in June 1762, see above.

Ravensberger: go to Ravensberg.

Ravensburg?GS, Schwaben: was an independent imperial city and is some 45miles SSW of Ulm, Bavaria.  Said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to Baude and Dipolt? families.

Ravensperger: go to Ravensberg.

Rawa Kreis, Warschau Dept, South Prussia: nka Rawa Mazowieckie, Poland, 45 miles SW of Warsaw.  Said by the GCRA to be SE of Lodz near Birkenfelde, and to be associated with a Dollinger family in 1806.  According to Jerry Frank a Lutheran church was established here in 1826.

 

 

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