Johannes Rau

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

The Life Summary 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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Joseph Rau
Anna Kilmer
Johannes Rau
Anna Rouw
Margareth H Rauh
Hendrick Rauh, Rauw or Rowe
Peter Rauh
Nicklas Rauh
Joseph Rouw

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World Events (3)

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

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Erwin, Ottmar, Bodo, Frieda, Hans, Reinold, Benno, Bernd, Bernhard, Berthel, Eberhard.German: nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German rūch, rūhe, rouch ‘hairy, shaggy, rough’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).English: from a medieval personal name, a variant of 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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