Peter William Rauch

25 June 1894–15 February 1953 (Age 58)
Schuls, Scuol, Graubünden, Switzerland

The Life of Peter William

When Peter William Rauch was born on 25 June 1894, in Schuls, Scuol, Graubünden, Switzerland, his father, Herman Peter Rauch, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Brunett, was 24. He married Louisa Sophia Wessel on 19 August 1920, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Byron, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Adeline, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1895. He died on 15 February 1953, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Adeline, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Peter William Rauch
Louisa Sophia Wessel
Marriage: 19 August 1920
Robert Romaine Rauch
Deloras B Rauch
Irene F Rauch
Lee Pete Rauch

Spouse and Children

19 August 1920
Ogle, Illinois, United States


    Robert Romaine Rauch


    Deloras B Rauch




    Irene F Rauch



Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Brunett




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic):1. variant of Rau . 2. perhaps an occupational nickname for a blacksmith or charcoal burner, from Middle High German rouch, German Rauch ‘smoke’, or, in the case of the German name, a status name or nickname relating to a hearth tax (i.e. a tax that was calculated according to the number of fireplaces in each individual home).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Rouch in household of Herman Rouch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peter Rauch in household of Hermann Roush, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peter Rauch, "United States Census, 1930"

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