Johannes Casperus Rau Sr

Male19 June 1603–20 November 1701

Brief Life History of Johannes Casperus

When Johannes Casperus Rau Sr was born on 19 June 1603, in Forchtenberg, Öhringen, Württemberg, Germany, his father, Michael Rau, was 36 and his mother, Barbara Derber, was 32. He married Catharina Soyer about 1621, in Solingen, Rhineland, Prussia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 November 1701, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, at the age of 98.

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Johannes Casperus Rau Sr
Catharina Soyer
Marriage: about 1621
Eberhard Rau
Anna Rosina Rauw
about 1650–
Clemens Rau
Christiana RAU
Margaretha Rau

Sources (14)

  • Johannes Casparus Rauw, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Caspar Rau in entry for Casparus Rau, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johan Raw in entry for Matthaus Becht, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"

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  • Marriage
    about 1621Solingen, Rhineland, Prussia
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    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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