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George RATHGEBER130 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ethel JERLES-119357. Ethel JERLES and George RATHGEBER were married. Children were: Victoria F. RATHGEBER-119355.


Gretchen Fay RATHGEBER143 was born on 22 November 1918 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. She died in December 1990 at the age of 72 in Northumberland, Northumberland Co., PA. Parents: Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER-202678 and Cora Carmetta EARON-202677.

Spouse: Charles David DIBERT-202680. Gretchen Fay RATHGEBER and Charles David DIBERT were married on 18 May 1943 in Camp Kilmer, New Brunswick, NJ.


Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER143 was born on 19 September 1895 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. He died on 19 September 1953 at the age of 58 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. He was buried at Highland Cem. in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA.

Spouse: Cora Carmetta EARON-202677. Cora Carmetta EARON and Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER were married on 18 August 1917 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA. Children were: Gretchen Fay RATHGEBER-202679, William Donald RATHGEBER-202681, Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER-202683.


Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER143 was born on 22 March 1922 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. Parents: Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER-202678 and Cora Carmetta EARON-202677.


Victoria F. RATHGEBER130 was born on 30 October 1926 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. She died on 21 June 1990 at the age of 63 in Sugar Run, Clinton Co., PA. She was buried on 24 July 1990 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Dunnstable Twp., Clinton Co., PA.130 Parents: George RATHGEBER-119356 and Ethel JERLES-119357.

Spouse: Harry R. WALKER-118477. Victoria F. RATHGEBER and Harry R. WALKER were married on 11 May 1945 in Clinton Co., PA. Children were: WALKER-119358, WALKER-119359.


William Donald RATHGEBER143 was born on 18 October 1920 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. Parents: Lewis Wesley RATHGEBER-202678 and Cora Carmetta EARON-202677.

Spouse: Marian Jane ALLEN-202682. Marian Jane ALLEN and William Donald RATHGEBER were married on 31 July 1943.


Victor RATHSACK1848,9990 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ruth Alice KING-39346. Ruth Alice KING and Victor RATHSACK were married.


(First husband of Margaret) RATLIFF was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Margaret (WIFE OF RATLIFF)-120531. Margaret (WIFE OF RATLIFF) and (First husband of Margaret) RATLIFF were married. Children were: Living.


Allen "Allie" RATLIFF8151 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Anna JUDY-182459. Anna JUDY and Allen "Allie" RATLIFF were married.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living.


Caleb RATLIFF3301 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: (Wife of RATLIFF, Caleb) STONE-105002. (Wife of RATLIFF, Caleb) STONE and Caleb RATLIFF were married. Children were: Joan Frances RATLIFF-105000.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.


Elizabeth RATLIFF6239 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Lemuel ROGERS-181738. Elizabeth RATLIFF and Lemuel ROGERS were married. Children were: Mary ROGERS-181737.


Ella RATLIFF3301 was born in 1874.322 She died in 1932 at the age of 58.322 Parents: Milton RATLIFF-104991 and (Wife of RATLIFF, Milton) -113391.

Spouse: Chester H. "Chess" GOSSETT-104989. Ella RATLIFF and Chester H. "Chess" GOSSETT were married. Children were: Mabel GOSSETT-113389.


Emery RATLIFF562 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Anna Irene CARR-159384. Anna Irene CARR and Emery RATLIFF were married. Children were: Living.


Gulielma RATLIFF was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Andrew HOOVER III-15285. Gulielma RATLIFF and Andrew HOOVER III7865 were married on 23 October 1812 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Children were: Elizabeth HOOVER-15507, Mahon HOOVER-15508, James HOOVER-15509, Enos HOOVER-15510, Thomas HOOVER-15511, John HOOVER-15512, Mary HOOVER-15513, Gulielma HOOVER-15514.


Hazel RATLIFF6284 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ralph Samuel FRANTZ-42792. Hazel RATLIFF and Ralph Samuel FRANTZ were married on 10 September 1929. Children were: Jerri Lee FRANTZ-42794, Joyce Ann FRANTZ-42795, Joan Louise FRANTZ-42796, Judy B. FRANTZ-42797, Jacquline FRANTZ-42798, Jill FRANTZ-42799.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.

Spouse: Living.


Joan Frances RATLIFF3301 was born on 4 February 1830. She died on 2 January 1900 at the age of 69. She was buried in Independence, Jackson Co., MO.3301 Parents: Caleb RATLIFF-105001 and (Wife of RATLIFF, Caleb) STONE-105002.

Spouse: Jacob Dunham GOSSETT-104999. Joan Frances RATLIFF and Jacob Dunham GOSSETT were married on 2 September 1846 in Bath Co., KY. Children were: Caleb Sanford GOSSETT-105015, Matthias GOSSETT Jr.-105016, Ann Elizabeth GOSSETT-113435, Mary Ellen "Molly" GOSSETT-113468, Martin Ratliff GOSSETT-113472, Alfred Newton GOSSETT-113478, Emily Lee GOSSETT-113488, Edward Burnam GOSSETT-113490, Claude Stone GOSSETT-113498.


Living (private). Parents: (First husband of Margaret) RATLIFF-120530 and Margaret (WIFE OF RATLIFF)-120531.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.


Milton RATLIFF3301 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: (Wife of RATLIFF, Milton) -113391. (Wife of RATLIFF, Milton) and Milton RATLIFF were married. Children were: Ella RATLIFF-104990.


Milton RATLIFF1456 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Loraine CRAMER-177892. Loraine CRAMER and Milton RATLIFF were married.


Living (private). Parents: Emery RATLIFF-159383 and Anna Irene CARR-159384.

Spouse: Living.


William RATLIFF887 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Susannah THOMAS-171266. Susannah THOMAS and William RATLIFF were married.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living.


Cara RATTENI288 was born (date unknown). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living. Children were: Cara RATTENI-95809, Traci RATTENI-95810.


Traci RATTENI288 was born (date unknown). Parents: Living and Living.


Anna Barbara RAU1017 was born on 3 January 1778. Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Anna Margaretha (WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE, JR.)-36201.


Anna Maria RAU1017 was born (date unknown). Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.

Spouse: William HESSLER-43500. Anna Maria RAU and William HESSLER were married.


Catharine RAU1017 was born (date unknown). Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.

Spouse: Jacob KINNEY-43502. Catharine RAU and Jacob KINNEY were married.


Daniel RAU1017 was born on 22 September 1804. Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.


Elizabeth RAU1017 was born on 6 April 1794. Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.


George RAU III1017 was born (date unknown). Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.


George RAU Sr.13657 was born in 1723 in Baden, Germany.12168 He died when killed by Indians in 1780 at the age of 57 in Buffalo Valley, Northumberland Co., PA.12168 George was one of the first persons buried in the Rau's (Salem) Cemetery and his grave is marked. The tombstone inscription on the monument erected to George ROW, who gave 50 acres for the founding of the Lutheran Church, and is now in the graveyard back of the "Rauen Kirchen" at Salem, PA, reads:
" George Row
Born 1723
Killed by Indians
1780
Der Ted Gewiss
Ungewiss der Tag,
Die Stunde Auch
Nieman Wissen Mag
Drum fuerchte."
The Translation from "Back to Yesteryear" column by Agnes Selin Schoch in the 1931 Selinsgrove Times reads: "Death cometh, Uncertain the day, The hour neither, No one knoweth of, Therefore fear."
He served in the military in 1780.

George ROWE, Sr. (RAU now) enlisted in a battalion of Northumberland County militia, commanded by Col. Peter HOSTERMAN. He was stationed at Foutz(focht's) Mill in Buffalo Valley in JUL 1780 and was wounded by the Indians in the defense of this place. A musket ball or rifle ball pierced his breast and he died within five hours after being wounded. He served as a Private in Captain Michael WEAVER's Company of the Northumberland Company Militia (Pennsylvania), and may have served in Lt. SPEE's party of Rangers. He was 58 years of age when he died.

Under Militia Loand of 1 APR 1784, a certificate of public debt, Number 5590, in the amount of L 1.2.6, was issued in the name of George ROWE for a tour of active duty in the Northumberland County Militia (PA) which he performed as a member of Captain Michael WEAVER's Company during the period 17-26 JUN 1780.

From:
Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. 4, pgs. 379,552,692
Snyder County Pioneers by Dr. Fisher, page 77
Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, PA 1903 - by George W. Wagonseller, page 213
Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

George RAU arrived at Philadelphia on the ship "Phoenix" from Rotterdam on 1 OCT 1754. Captain John SPURRIER was in charge of the 554 passengers "inhabitants from Francona, the Palatinate and Zweibrucken, seventeen Roman Catholics, twenty-five Mennonites"(1.) included. George RAU took the oath of allegiance in Philadelphia, then he and his wife Mary Magdalene and two infant sons, John and George, Jr., proceeded to Northumberland County of Pennsylvania.

"On 18 MAY 1774, he was granted a warrant of survey for 50 acres of land in Northumberland (now Snyder) County. He was assessed for the first time in Penn Twp. in 1776. It is believed that he became a resident on his land soon after the granting of the warrant and lived there until his death. This tract of land lay back (north) of the present Salem (RAU's) Church. His wife was named Mary Magdalene. George Jr. and John were their sons and both Revolutionary soldiers." (2.)

(1.) Rupp, Daniel Israel, Thirty Thousand names of Immigrants, p. 334
(2.) Fisher, Dr. Charles Adams, Snyder County Pioneers

Spouse: Mary Magdalene KRAMER-36203. Mary Magdalene KRAMER and George RAU Sr. were married.

Religious persecution and political pressures drove thousands of Europeans during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the shores of the new land of America. The RAU immigrants came from the Palatinate of Bavaria in Germany. These RAUs with their wives, or families, or singly, came to the colony of America fleeing the religious wars and persecution of Protestants by Catholics.


In the CHURCH RECORDS (Row's, or Salem Lutheran & Reformed Church, or Rauen Kirchen) it was recorded that there is no written evidence to the details of the first old log church. A Reverend J. W. WAMPOLE furnished a bit of information in a booklet which he compiled on the church. But his booklet was not included in the Church Records History, unfortunately. There was mentioned "an interesting booklet showing a church settlement 3 JUN 1805. This booklet was in use until 1813." Other entries aside from offerings are made in this booklet. It was called "Das Opfer Buchlein in der Lutherischen und Reformitan Gemienten, in das Rauen Kircha." The first entry in this booklet was in the following language: "June the 3, 1805, Johannes RAU and Johannes MAURER had a church settlement with the church council; and paid 8s and 4p to George MILLER and Johannes FILMAN;---" Sermons were preached in German from the church pulpit until about 1898.

The present church which stands on the land given by George RAU (ROW-ROWE) is the third one built there since George's time during the Revolutionary War period. It is referred to in all the local history as "Rau's Lutheran and Reformed Church", "Row's Salem Lutheran & Reformed Church". "Rauen Kircha", and "Row's Church at Salem. PA." Today there is a stained glass window over the front door which reads: "Salem Lutheran and Reformed Church." There are stained glass memorial windows in the sanctuary to various ROWE ancestral members.

On the north of the Salem Church property the ROWs early acquired title to considerable tracts of land. From Records of Rau's Church, Salem Lutheran & Reformed, New Salem Pennsylvania, (which book is in the custody of Mr. Eugene KEEFER, church historian, and loaned to Gelda Rowe IMBODY and daughter Elizabeth Imbody ADAMS on 11 AUG 1967) the following:
"date of warrant from Warrant Book dated 1775-6
page 92 remaining in the Land Office of Pennsyl-
vania specifies that a tract of land, date of
warrant April 4th, 1776. granted to Melchier Stoch,
Michael Weaver, John Schoch, and George Ulrich, Co.,
situated joining the land of Martin Treaster Ld
late the property of Conrad Wiser deed and land of
George Rau in trust for the purpose of erecting a
Lutheran Church and schoolhouse, Northumberland
County."


Children were: John RAU-36204, Ludwig RAU-43491, Jacob RAU-43493, Martin RAU-43494, George RAU Jr.-36200.


George RAU Jr.12167,13658 was born about 1751 in Germany. He died about 1815 at the age of 64. He was buried at Rau's Church Cem., Salem Lutheran and Reformed Church in Penn Twp., Snyder Co., PA.

George, Jr. was assessed for the first time in Penn Township in 1776 and in 1781 was taxed with 200 acres of land and personal property. In 1790, his family consisted of one male over and seven under 16 years, and six females. The RAUS lived, and still live, in the Middle Creek Valley in the vicinity of the vllages of Salem and Kraemer. He served as a Private in Captain Michael Metz's Company of the Northumberland County Militia. In May 1780 he was a Private in Lt. Jacob Bard's Party of Northumberland Rangers in service on the frontier. It is supposed he is buried in the Salem Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Parents: George RAU Sr.-36202 and Mary Magdalene KRAMER-36203.

Spouse: Anna Margaretha (WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE, JR.)-36201. Anna Margaretha (WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE, JR.) and George RAU Jr. were married. Children were: Frederick ROW-36198, Anna Barbara RAU-43496.

Spouse: Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495. Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.) and George RAU Jr. were married. Children were: Elizabeth RAU-43497, Daniel RAU-43498, Anna Maria RAU-43499, Catharine RAU-43501, Martin RAU-43503, George RAU III-43504, Madalene RAU-43505.


Jacob RAU1017 died in 1795. Parents: George RAU Sr.-36202 and Mary Magdalene KRAMER-36203.


Johannes RAU2450 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Catharina HORN-74408. Catharina HORN and Johannes RAU were married. Children were: Catherine RAU/RAW-74385.


John RAU13659 was born in 1749.1017 Parents: George RAU Sr.-36202 and Mary Magdalene KRAMER-36203.

Spouse: Catherine SCHOCH-43490. Catherine SCHOCH and John RAU were married.


Ludwig RAU1017 was born (date unknown). Parents: George RAU Sr.-36202 and Mary Magdalene KRAMER-36203.

Spouse: Jean (WIFE OF RAU, LUDWIG)-43492. Jean (WIFE OF RAU, LUDWIG) and Ludwig RAU were married.


Madalene RAU1017 was born (date unknown). Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.

Spouse: (Husband of RAU, Madalene) BAUMGARTEN-43506. Madalene RAU and (Husband of RAU, Madalene) BAUMGARTEN were married.


Maria Salome RAU1787 was born before 7 December 1753.

Spouse: Peter Johann STAUDT Jr.-146866. Maria Salome RAU and Peter Johann STAUDT Jr. were married. Children were: Sarah STAUDT/STOUT-146863.


Martin RAU1017 was born (date unknown). Parents: George RAU Jr.-36200 and Magdalene (SECOND WIFE OF RAU, GEORGE JR.)-43495.


Martin RAU1017 died in 1805. Parents: George RAU Sr.-36202 and Mary Magdalene KRAMER-36203.


Catherine RAU/RAW1433,2450,10379 was born on 2 March 1670 in Germany.10379 She was buried on 7 February 1712 in Germany.10379 Parents: Johannes RAU-74407 and Catharina HORN-74408.

Spouse: Johannes STUTENBECKER/STAUDENBECKER-74384. Catherine RAU/RAW and Johannes STUTENBECKER/STAUDENBECKER were married in 1692.10379 Children were: Peter STUDENBECKER/STUDEBAKER-74376, Clement/Clemens STUDENBECKER-74409, Wilhelm STUDENBECKER-74411, Anna Catharina STUDENBECKER-74412, Johannes Diderich Abraham STUDENBECKER-74414.


Catherine RAU/ROW2289,7630,7631 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: John YEAGER-29569. Catherine RAU/ROW and John YEAGER were married. Children were: John Jacob YEAGER-29567.


David RAUBENSTINE3468 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Matilda BRUMBAUGH-5659. Matilda BRUMBAUGH and David RAUBENSTINE were married. Children were: Sylvester E. BRUMBAUGH-5670.


Anna Margaretha RAUCH1364 was born about 1738.

Spouse: Johann Adam BUTZ-78453. Anna Margaretha RAUCH and Johann Adam BUTZ were married.


Anna Marie RAUCH12 was born on 11 April 1762 in Hanover Twp., Dauphin Co., PA. She died on 22 June 1839 at the age of 77 in Germantown, Warren Co., OH. She was buried at Frey Chapel Cem. in Clear Creek, Warren Co., OH.

Spouse: Christian ZEHRUNG-164797. Anna Marie RAUCH and Christian ZEHRUNG were married in Pennsylvania. Children were: Christian ZEHRING Jr.-164837, Johannes ZEHRING-164838, Philip ZEHRING-164839, William D. ZEHRING-164840, John Jacob ZEHRING-164841, David ZEHRING-164842, Barnhard ZEHRING-164843, Anna Maria ZEHRING-164844, Susannah ZEHRING-164845, Peter ZEHRING-164847, Martha ZEHRING-164848, Samuel ZEHRING-164849.