Descendants of Peter Rauscher

by Lisa K. Slaski

I wish to thank Charles Rauscher for providing a large portion of this information and permission to use it with any additions or corrections which I decided was appropriate for posting on this website!

Charles Rauscher is a descendant of Joseph Rauscher (born abt 1832, resided in Herkimer county and Vernon, Oneida county, NY). Joseph Rauscher is likely related in some manner to this Peter Rauscher, as well as to Anthony Rauscher who resided in Vernon, Oneida County, NY. I myself am not related to the Rauscher family, but have an interest in them as they attended the same church as my ancestors in West Leyden, Lewis County, NY.

This is a "work in progress" and may be incomplete!



Generation No. 1

1.  PETER1 RAUSCHER was born Abt. 1800 in Strasborg, Alsace-Lorraine.  
    He married CATHERINE.  She was born Abt. 1800 in Strasborg, Alsace-
    Lorraine.  
	
Children of PETER RAUSCHER and CATHERINE are:
2.     i. PETER RAUSCHER, b. August 19, 1826; d. March 12, 1859.
3.    ii. CATHERINE RAUSCHER, b. December 31, 1829. 
4.   iii. SOPHIA RAUSCHER, b. August 1832, Alsace, France.
5.    iv. FREDRICH RAUSCHER, b. September 30, 1834, France.
6.     v. JACOB RAUSCHER, b. August 26, 1839, Leyden, Lewis County, New 
          York; d. May 31, 1906, Leyden, Lewis County, New York.
7.    vi. GEORGE RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1843, New York State; d. January 24, 
          1906, Cleveland, Ohio.
8.   vii. JOHN RAUSCHER, b. June 16, 1846, Leyden, Lewis County, New York; 
          d. Aft. 1915, Cicero, New York.
    viii. CHRISTIAN RAUSCHER, b. May 16, 1849.  He's listed in the family
          record in the West Leyden church, but he is not in the 1850 census.


Generation No. 2

2.  PETER2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born August 19, 1826, and died 
    March 12, 1859.  He married CATHERINE MULLER.  She was born November 
    1828 in Strasburg, Germany.  Catherine is found in the 1880 census as a 
    widower with her 3 younger children in Talcottville, town of Leyden, Lewis 
    County, NY.
	
    Children of PETER RAUSCHER and CATHERINE MULLER are:
    9.   i.  SOPHIA SALOME RAUSCHER, b. March 13, 1852, New York State; 
             d. July 04, 1926.
         ii. CHARLES RAUSCHER, b. June 13, 1854; d. June 25, 1864. 
             Burial: Talcottville Cemetery , Leyden, Lewis County, NY.
   10.  iii. HENRY F. RAUSCHER, b. July 1855, New York State; d. 1929.
         iv. SARAH RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1857.
          v. FLORA C. RAUSCHER, b. August 1859, New York State; d. 1939. 
             She was a dressmaker according to the 1900 and 1910 census.
             Burial: Talcottville Cemetery , Leyden, Lewis County, NY.
			 
3.  CATHERINE2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born December 31, 1829 in France. On 28 
    Oct 1851, she married GEORGE BIRK.  He was born about 1822 in Germany.  In
    1870 they are living in the town of Leyden where he is a farmer.  In 1880,
	their sons Peter, Michael, and Charles are all found as laborers on different
	farms in the town of Leyden, Lewis County, NY.

    Children of CATHERINE RAUSCHER and GEORGE BIRK are:
          i. SARAH BIRK, b. abt. 1852, New York State
         ii. GEORGE BIRK, b. abt. 1854, New York State
        iii. SOPHIE BIRK, b. abt. 1856, New York State
         iv. FREDERICK BIRK, b. abt. 1858, New York State
          v. CATHERINE BIRK, b. abt. 1860, New York State
         vi. PETER BIRK, b. abt. 1862, New York State
        vii. ANNA BIRK, b. abt. 1864, New York State
       viii. MICHAEL BIRK, b. abt. 1866, New York State
         ix. CHARLES BIRK, b. abt. 1869, New York State

4.  SOPHIA2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born August 1832 in Alsace, France.  She 
    married MICHAEL RAU.  He was born October 1832 in Germany.  He was a 
    Farmer in the town of Boonville, Oneida county, NY.
	
    Children of SOPHIA RAUSCHER and MICHAEL RAU are:
          i. MARY F. RAU, b. Abt. 1858.
         ii. PETER MICHAEL RAU, b. April 20, 1860.
        iii. ELLA E. RAU, b. Abt. 1862.
         iv. KATIE C. RAU, b. Abt. 1866.
          v. CHARLES D. RAU, b. November 1867.

5.  FREDERICK2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born Abt. 1836 in France.  He married 
    SOPHIA MILLER.  She was born Abt. 1837 in France. Frederick was a 
    Carpenter and Joiner.  He resided in Talcottville in 1860 and
    Boonville in 1870.  In 1880 they are residing in Silver Cliff, Custer County
    Colorado.
	
    Children of FREDERICK RAUSCHER and SOPHIA MILLER are:
          i. FRANKLIN FRIEDRICH RAUSCHER, b. November 28, 1859.
         ii. AUGUSTA RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1864, New York State.
        iii. EDWARD P. RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1867, New York State.
         iv. PETER CHARLES RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1869, New York State.
          v. CLARA RAUSCHER, b. abt. 1872, New York State.
         vi. EUGENE RAUSCHER, b. abt. 1874, New York State.

6.  JACOB2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born August 26, 1839 in Leyden, Lewis 
    County, New York, and died May 31, 1906 in Leyden, Lewis County, New 
    York.  He married (1) EVA HAYES.  She died August 12, 1875.  He married 
    (2) ELIZABETH HAYES.  She was born January 1847 in New York State.
	
    Children of JACOB RAUSCHER and EVA HAYES are:
          i. EMMA RAUSCHER, b. November 02, 1869, New York State.
    11.  ii. CHARLES F. RAUSCHER, b. April 03, 1871, New York State.
        iii. JENNIE L. RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1872.

    Children of JACOB RAUSCHER and ELIZABETH HAYES are:
    12.  iv. IDA S. RAUSCHER, b. August 12, 1877.
          v. MINNIE RAUSCHER, b. July 30, 1880, New York State.

7.  GEORGE2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born Abt. 1843 in New York State, and 
    died January 24, 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio.  He married (1) RUTH GRIFFIN.  
    She died January 1879.  He married (2) GERTRUDE BUCK.  She was born Abt. 
    1847 in New York State.  George and "Gettie" are residing in Rome, Oneida 
    County, NY in 1880.
	
    Children of GEORGE RAUSCHER and RUTH GRIFFIN are:
          i. ELLA RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1865, New York State.
         ii. JOHN RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1866, New York State.
        iii. LEILA RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1868, New York State.
         iv. KITTIE RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1872, New York State.

    Children of GEORGE RAUSCHER and GERTRUDE BUCK are:
          v. ALICE RAUSCHER, b. July 04, 1880, Rome, Oneida County, 
             New York; d. January 11, 1967, Youngstown, Ohio; m. WILLIAM 
             HENRY WARD, December 05, 1900, Cleveland, Ohio.
         vi. BESSIE RAUSCHER, b. January 10, 1887, Rochester, New York; 
             d. July 20, 1966, Cleveland, Ohio; m. ARCHIBALD WHEELER, 
             April 05, 1909, Cleveland, Ohio.
        vii. FREDRICK EBENEZER RAUSCHER, b. March 13, 1893, Rochester, 
             New York; d. August 23, 1957, Cleveland, Ohio; m. (1) MERLE; 
             m. (2) SUSANNA PAULINE GRIEGER, December 13, 1910, Cleveland, 
             Ohio.
			 
8.  JOHN2 RAUSCHER (PETER1) was born June 16, 1846 in Leyden, Lewis County, 
    New York, and died Aft. 1915 in Cicero, New York.  He married NANCY M. 
    HART February 27, 1868 in Turin, Lewis County, New York.  She was born 
    Abt. 1845 in New York State.  John was a Blacksmith in 1870.  He moved 
    about 1870 to St. Lawrence county, NY and was residing in Russell in the
    1880 census.

    Child of JOHN RAUSCHER and NANCY HART is:
          i. KATA L. RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1868, New York State.


Generation No. 3

9.  SOPHIA SALOME3 RAUSCHER (PETER2, PETER1) was born March 13, 1852 in 
    New York State, and died July 04, 1926.  She married PETER PAUL 
    ERLENBACH 1870 in Lewis County, New York. They resided in Talcottville, town
    of Leyden, Lewis County, NY in 1880.  Peter was born Abt. 1845 in 
    Prussia.  They are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga 
    County, New York

    Children of SOPHIA RAUSCHER and PETER ERLENBACH are:
          i. CLINTON ERLENBACH, b. Abt. 1871.
         ii. EUGENE ERLENBACH, b. Abt. 1873.
        iii. AUGUSTUS ERLENBACH, b. Abt. 1875.
         iv. JOSAPHINE ERLENBACH, b. Abt. 1877.
          v. WILLIAM ERLENBACH, b. Abt. 1879.

10. HENRY F.3 RAUSCHER (PETER2, PETER1) was born July 1855 in New York 
    State, and died 1929.  He married ELWILDA HALL Abt. 1884, daughter of 
    GERRY HALL and BETSY UNKNOWN.  She was born June 1864, and died 1939.
    He was a butcher in the town of Leyden in the 1900 census.  They are
    both buried in Talcottville Cemetery, Leyden, Lewis County, NY.
	
    Children of HENRY RAUSCHER and ELWILDA HALL are:
          i. HARLAND H. RAUSCHER, b. June 1895, New York State; m. (1) 
             HARRIET UNKNOWN, Abt. 1920; b. Abt. 1890, New York State; m. 
             (2) MARY D. PUGH, July 07, 1934.
         ii. BESSIE C. RAUSCHER, b. November 1892.
        iii. MILDRED RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1906, New York State.

11. CHARLES F.3 RAUSCHER (JACOB2, PETER1) was born April 03, 1871 in New 
    York State.  He married CARRIE C. HAYES.  She was born Abt. 1872 in New 
    York State.  He is listed as a Mail Carrier in the town of Lewis, Lewis
    County, NY in the 1910 and 1920 censuses.

    Child of CHARLES RAUSCHER and CARRIE HAYES is:
          i. ELMER A. RAUSCHER, b. Abt. 1901; d. October 17, 1977, Oneida 
	         County, New York.

12. IDA S.3 RAUSCHER (JACOB2, PETER1) was born August 12, 1877.  She married 
    DAVID BERGER.  He was born October 1869 in Germany.  He was listed as
    a Teamster in the 1900 census in the town of Lewis, Lewis County, NY.
	
    Children of IDA RAUSCHER and DAVID BERGER are:
          i. DEFORREST BERGER, d. October 27, 1970, Oneida County, New York; 
             m. FLORENCE KESSLER.
         ii. DONALD R. BERGER, d. May 25, 1989; m. GLORIA ROBERTS.

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