Vitals, Obituaries and Cemetery Inscriptions:
Thanks to Vicki Blum
Mothes for transcribing this information for the Fond du Lac Co website.
Rauch Cemetery, in Section 36 of the Township
of Ashford in Fond du Lac county was set off from land owned by the Rauch
family in 1854.
RAUCH CEMETERY, Lake Bernice & Badger Drives, Section 36, Town of
Ashford, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Tombstones recorded on 23 March
1995 during a personal visit by Victoria (Blum) Mothes.
||June 14, 1837 / May 2, 1919 / Rest in Peace
|| US War Veteran marker. Served in the Civil War, with his brother
Elvir, in the 2nd Battery Light Artillery.
Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion 1861-1865,
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, vol. 1, p. 209.
||4 stones in a row, all the same style, all very badly deteriorated
|Unreadable (1 or 2)
||A plot marked on the ground by stones, a small shard of a probable
headstone lay face-down next to it, marked only with a "P" at the top.
Another larger shard lay nearby next to a tree, also marked with a "P."
||A very small stone with name only, grave is bordered
||b. 1851(?) / d. 1872(?)
|| Headstone is broken and lay face-up on the ground; badly worn.
Relief of clasped hands at top.
||Large tree trunk with surname only, relief of calla lily. Elvir's &
Bertha's smaller log-shaped stones are to the left and right.
||1839-1926 / Enl. Oct 7 1861 / Disg. Oct 10 1864 / 2, Bat. Wis
||US Star marker. Served in the Civil War, with his brother George, in
the 2nd Battery Light Artillery.
Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion 1861-1865,
p. 817. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, vol. 1, p. 209.
||1859-19-- / His Wife
||Guenther / G.J. / Sohn Von / E. & B. Rauch / Geb. 10 Dec 1882 /
Gest. 21 Maerz 1884
||In the shape of a small tree trunk.
|RAUCH, Henry G.
||Dec. 28, 1856 / Sept. 24, 1932
| RAUCH, Fred
||Oct 11, 1864 / May 31, 1934
| RAUCH, Henry
||Feb. 21, 1826 / May 27, 1868
||On same stone with Anna Maria
| RAUCH, Anna Maria
|| Jan. 4, 1831 / Nov. 8, 1916
||In Loving Memory / Father / William / Oct. 30, 1858 / Nov. 11, 1931
||On same stone with Amelia
| RAUCH, Amelia
||In Loving Memory / Mother / Amelia / Nov. 15, 1864 /
||Amelia (Grebe) Rauch died 1 Aug 1958 at Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, and
is buried at Hillside Cemetery there. Obituary, "The Marshfield News Herald,"
| RAUCH, Henry
||On same stone with Jimima
|| On same stone with William
||This headstone is located away from all the other graves in the cemetery.
A collection of the published material of residents buried in
AMELIA (GREBE) RAUCH
(Marshfield News-Herald, August 1958)
Rauch Funeral Held Monday
Rites Conducted by Rev. Douglas Oyan
The Rev. Douglas P. Oyan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated
at services Monday at 2 p.m. in the Hansen Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Amelia
Rauch, 93, who died Friday. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clyde Blum, Harold Blum, Richard Sadowska, Lester Blum,
Gordon Blum and Donald Blum.
In charge of flowers were Nancy Blum, Diane Nulicek, Mrs. Ronald Johnson,
and Mrs. Richard Sadowska.
Mrs. Douglas P. Oyan sang "Asleep In Jesus" and "Heaven Is My Home,"
accompanied by Mrs. Carol Snelling on the organ.
Persons from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs.
William Rauch, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Blum and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Rausch, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Zickuhr, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Rauch, all of
Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rauch, Elmore; Mrs. John Gudex, Byron; Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Blum, LaFae Blum, Algoma; Mrs. Joseph Flitter, Mrs. Donald
Howard, Alfred Prochnow, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Rauch, Mrs. Henry Rauch, all
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Paul, Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gudex, Brownsville;
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Severt, Fifield; Mrs. Roger Metcalf, Green Bay; Mr.
and Mrs. John Blum, Spencer; Mrs. Sidney Haugh and daughter, Stratford;
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Altmann, all of Auburndale;
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Binius, Madison; Mrs. Jess Gibeaut, La Valle.
WILLIAM F. RAUCH
(Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter, Thursday, November 12, 1931, p. 22)
Ashford Man Expires
Illness is Fatal to William Rauch, Sr., Lifelong Resident of Town
William Rauch, Sr., lifelong resident of the Town of Ashford, died at
his home at 5 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of several weeks. Mr.
Rauch was born in the Town of Ashford on Oct. 30, 1858. He was married
on Aug. 19, 1884, to Miss Amelia Grebe who, with nine children and 31 grandchildren,
The children are Henry and Edward Rauch of the Town of Ashford, Mrs.
John Blum, Mrs. Paul Blum, Mrs. Peter Blum, Mrs. Jacob Blum and Mrs. Gustav
Sadowska of Marshfield, William Jr., of Milwaukee, and Mrs. John Gudex
of Campbellsport. Two other children died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon.
ANNA MARIA (DAMM) RAUCH
(The Reporter, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Friday, November 10, 1916)
Lived in County 66 Years
Late Mrs. Rauch Came to America in 1848 With Her Parents
Mrs. Anna Maria Rauch, nee Damm, aged 85 years and ten months, who died
Wednesday at her home in the town of Ashford, was born in Darmstat, Germany,
January 4, 1831 and came to this country in 1848, with her parents.
They came directly to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Ashford,
and she lived on the homestead until her marriage to Henry Rauch several
years ago. She is survived by eight children, three of whom have preceded
her in death. Those living are Mrs. Dora Stanley Clark of South Dakota,
William of the town of Ashford, Henry, Gust, and Fred at home. She also
leaves two step-sisters, Mrs. Mary Jung, Sr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Rauch of
California, and John Damm of Elmore. The funeral will take place Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and the Rev. Mr. Schatlos of Wayne will officiate
and interment will take place
ANNA MARIA (DAMM) RAUCH
(The Daily Commonwealth, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Saturday, November 11,
1916, p. 5)
Rauch -- Mrs. A. Rauch died Wednesday morning at her home in South Elmore,
at the age of 86 years. She leaves four sons and one daughter.
ELVIR ERNST EMIL RAUCH
(Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, Monday, March 22, 1926, p. 14)
Death Claims Civil War Vet
Elvir Ernest Rauch, age 83, Expires at his Home in Campbellsport Sunday
Lived Here Many Years
Campbellsport, March 22 -- Elvir Ernst Rauch, age 83, well-known resident
of the county and Civil War veteran, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at his home
here. He was the last of 14 children.
Born Dec. 12, 1889 in Arnstadt, Germany, Mr. Rauch came to America with
his parents when five years of age, settling in the Town of Franklin, Milwaukee
county, moving to Ashford in 1847. On Oct 7, 1861, he enlisted with the
second battery of Wisconsin Volunteers in Milwaukee as a private and served
in the war, receiving an honorable discharge Oct. 10, 1864. He then settled
on a farm in the Town of Ashford.
Mr. Rauch was married Sept. 9, 1880 to Bertha Utke. They moved to a
farm in the Town of Auburn in 1889, where they resided until 1921 when
they moved here. Besides his widow the deceased leaves four children, Mrs.
John Brown, Charles Rauch and Mrs. William Edwards of Campbellsport, and
Mrs. Enos Dyke of Waldo, and 11 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the residence and
at 10:30 a.m. from the Reformed church. The Rev. William Zenk will officiate.
Burial will be at Rauch cemetery.
Newspaper article, publication unknown, ca. 1916:
BROTHERS WED FOUR SISTERS
Record Said to Be Unequaled Anywhere in the United States
When Jacob Blum of Hartford was married recently at Waukegan his old friends
did not have to ask the name of the bride. If any one slightly acquainted
with the family had inquired; the reply probably would have been: "Oh,
one of the Rauch girls, of course." The family trees of the Blums and the
Rauchs have shown such tendency to lean toward one another that it has
come to be almost a habit for a Blum to wed a Rauch. Four times it has
happened and it is doubtful if there is another such record in the country.
One often hears of two brothers in one family marrying two sisters in another,
and once in a great while the marriage of three brothers and three sisters
is recorded, but it is extremely uncommon to hear of four brothers marrying
four sisters, and it is quite possible this is the first time it has occurred.
The youngest members of the two families to be married were Jacob Blum
and Miss Lilly Rauch, which took place in West Bend on July 21 .
The Rauchs live at Campbellsport. Jacob Blum is a demonstrator for the
Kissel Kar Co. at Hartford. The brothers who preceded him in marrying a
Rauch were Paul and John, partners in the Blum Bros. Box factory at Marshfield,
and Peter Blum, Jr., also of Marshfield. A family reunion will be one of
the interesting events of the near future and it is probable the families
will get together with greater regularity during the holiday season than
is the case with most families.
Note: John A. Blum married Phillipina "Bena" Rauch on 28 Apr 1908 at
Kewaskum; Paul Lester Blum married Otelia Rauch on 6 Jun 1911 at Marshfield;
Jacob A. Blum married Lillian Dorothy Rauch on 14 Jul 1916 at West Bend;
Peter Albert Blum married Rose Marie Rauch on 1 Jun 1916 at Marshfield.
The Blum brothers were sons of Peter & Eva (Rottscheit) Blum; the Rauch
sisters were daughters of William & Amelia (Grebe) Rauch.
A collection of the published vital records on file in the Fond
du Lac County Register of Deeds Office, of residents buried in Rauch Cemetery
and their rellatives. Fond du Lac County MARRIAGE Records
|Vol. 20 p. 428
||RAUCH, William Farmer, b. Town of Ashford; son of Henry Rauch &
||HASSINGER, Hannay b. Town of Ashford; dau of Yakob Hassinger &
||6 or 7 Jun 1904
||German Reform Church, Elmore
||Henry Rauch, Eddie Rauch, Mary Hassinger, Emma Beck
|Vol. 1914 p. 853
||RAUCH, Henry Laborer, b. WI (res. Town of Ashford), age 28; father:
William Rauch, b. WI; mother: Emilia Grebe, b. WI
||GUDEX, Jemima b. WI (res. Eden), age 23; father: John L. Gudex, b.
WI; mother: Martha Hutchins, b. WI
||12 Nov or 7 Dec 1914
||Lillie Rauch, Ella Rauch
|Vol. 1917 p. 368
||RAUCH, Edward Laborer, b. WI (res. Town of Ashford), age 30; father:
William Rauch, Sr., b. WI; mother: Anna Cribbe, b. WI
||SENN, Agnes b. WI (res. Ashford), age 19; father: John C. Senn, b.
Switzerland; mother: Dora Winnekan, b. WI
||25 Aug or 8 Oct 1917
||Fond du Lac
||Frank Brath, Edward Winters
|Vol. 2 p. 14
||RUNKERMAN(?), Fredrich Workman, b. Germany (res. Addison); parents
||RAUCH, Wilhelmine Father: dead; mother: Wilhlemine Rauch
||10 May 1860
||Addison, religious ceremony
|Vol. 3 p. 144
||RAUCH(E), Theodore Res. Ashford; parents not listed
||DAMM, Elisabeth Parents not listed
||28 Sep 1857
||Ashford, legal ceremony pronounced by Henry Rauch, Ashford
|Vol. 1 p. 103
||OLST, John Gottal of "Milwaukie Town"
||RAUCH, Johana Christina F--?
||19 Sep 1850
||Ashford, Town 13, Range 18 ... Wisconsin Territory, Fond Du Lac County
|Vol. 6 p. 52
||KISSINGER, Jacob Farmer, b. Amerika (res. Lamartine); father: Jacob
Kissinger; mother: Martha Theiber
||RAUCH, Maria Father: Joseph Rauch; mother: Barbara Weiss
||29 Nov 1877
||Fond du Lac, Catholic
||Henrius Kissinger, Josephin Rauch
|Vol. 6 p. 150
||RAUCH, Ernst Emil Elvia Joiner, b. Arnstadt, Prussia (res. Ashford);
father: Johann Friedrich Rauch; mother: Wilhelmine Rauch
||UTKE, Bertha Johana Emilie Father: Carl Utke; mother: Caroline Utke
||9 Dec 1880
||Auburn, Lutheran Church
||Carl Utke, George Rauch
Fond du Lac County DEATH Records
|RAUCH, ANNA MARY (DAMM),
||Vol. 1917, p. 94
||b. 4 Jan 1831, Germany
||d. 8 Nov 1916, Town of Ashford
||age 85 yrs. 9 mos 4 days; housekeeper; widowed father: William Damm,
b. Germany mother: not known, b. Germany
||bur. 11 Nov 1916 at Rauch Cemetery, Ashford
|RAUCH, HENRY GEORGE,
||Vol. 1932, p. 605
||b. 28 Dec 1856, Ashford
||d. 24 Sep 1932, Ashford; single
||father: Henry Rauch, b. Germany mother: Anna Mary Damm, b. Germany
||bur. 27 Sep 1932, Rauch Cemetery
|RAUCH, WILLIAM F.,
||Vol. 1931, p. 713
||b. 30 Oct 1858, Wisconsin
||d. 11 Nov 1931, Ashford
||age 73 yrs 11 days; farmer; married wife: Emelia Gribby father: Henry
Rauch, b. Germany mother: Mary Damm, b. Germany
||bur. 14 Nov 1931, Rauch Cemetery
||Vol. 1934, p. 350
||b. 11 Aug 1864, Wisconsin
||d. 31 May 1934, Fond du Lac
||age 69 yrs 7 mos 20 days; farmer; single father: Henry Rauch, b. Germany
mother: Anna Damm, b. Germany
||bur. 3 Jun 1934, Ashford
||Vol. 1941, p. 120
||b. 3 Apr 1866, Ashford
||d. 31 Jan 1941, Ashford
||age 74 yrs 9 mos 28 days; retired farmer; single father: Henry Rauch,
b. Germany mother: Anna Damm, b. Germany
||bur. 3 Feb 1941, Rauch Cemetery, Ashford
|RAUCH, GEORGE G.,
||Vol. 1919, p. 393
||b. 14 Jun 1837, Germany
||d. 2 May 1919
||age 81 yrs 10 mos 8 days; farmer; single father: John F. Rauch, b.
Germany mother: Wilhelmina Shoedesack, b. Germany
||bur. 5 May 1919, Rauch Cemetery, Ashford
|RAUCH, ELVIR ERNST EMIL,
||Vol. 1926, p. 251
||b. 12 Dec 1839, Germany
||d. 21 Mar 1926
||age 86 yrs 3 mos 19 days; retired farmer; married wife: Bertha Rauch
father: John Carl Frederich Rauch, b. Germany mother: Christian Wolfgrant,
||bur. 24 Mar 1926, Rauch Cemetery, Ashford
|RAUCH, DOROTHY B.,
||Vol. 1929, p. 480
||d. 21 Jun 1929
||age 1 yr 2 mo 12 days father: Ed Rauch mother: Agnes Senn
||bur. Rauch Cemetery, Ashford
||Vol. 1939, p. 633
||b./d. 28 Sep 1939, Town of Ashford
||father: Edward F. Rauch, b. Ashford mother: Agnes Senn, b. Ashford
||bur. 29 Sep 1939, Rauch Cemetery
||Vol. 1938, p. 359
||b./d. 18 May 1938, Elmore
||father: Edward Rauch, b. Ashford mother: Agnes Senn, b. Ashford
||bur. Rauch Cemetery
|RAUCH, GLADYS CATHERINE,
||Vol. 1923, p. 178
||b. 13 Feb 1923, Town of Ashford
||d. 20 Feb 1923, Town of Ashford
||age 7 days father: William Rauch, Jr., b. Ashford mother: Anna Hassinger,
||bur. 23 Feb 1923, Wayne Cemetery
|RAUCH, ANNA MARY,
||Vol. 1913, p. 2
||b. 1 Oct 1835, Germany
||d. 28 Dec 1912, Town of Auburn
||age 77 yrs 2 mos 28 days; widowed father: Christian Krabs, b. Germany
mother: unknown, b. Germany
||bur. 31 Dec 1912, Rauch Cemetery
13 Dec 2003
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