Johannes Rau

7 March 1762–
Linlithgo, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Rau was christened on 7 March 1762, in Linlithgo, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Rau, was 22 and his mother, Anna Kilmer, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Rau
1739–
Anna Kilmer
1736–
Johannes Rau
1762–
Anna Rouw
1768–
Margareth H Rauh
1763–
Hendrick Rauh, Rauw or Rowe
1765–
Peter Rauh
1767–
Nicklas Rauh
1772–
Joseph Rouw
1774–

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World Events (3)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German rūch, rūhe, rouch ‘hairy’, ‘shaggy’, ‘rough’.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph .3 Italian (Sicily): from a local variant of the personal name Rao, an old form of Ra(o)ul, composed of the Germanic elements rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Compare Ralph .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Johannes Rau, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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