Adolph Rasch Family History

(Information on this page was last updated on April, 2017)


----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4 Adolph Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 21, 1837 Birth Place: Oldersdorf (near Frankenstein, present day Zabkowice Slaskie), Silesia, Prussia Baptism Date: November 22, 1837 Baptism Place: Parish church in Protzan, Silesia, Prussia Occupation: Farmer Death Date: March 7, 1921 Death Place: Kent Co., Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Wright Twp., Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Florian Franz Rasch I (1791-1855) Mother: Barbara Gutkorn (1804-1843)
Notes: According to church baptismal records his name was Adolph Franz Ferdinand Rasch. Adolph is said to have come to America at the age of 16 years old. Census records have Adolph and Frances immigrating in 1854. His family settled in Centerline, near Detroit, Michigan. Adolph came to the Grand Rapids area to find farmland. Once the found a piece he would farm for the rest of his life in Wright Township, he returned to Centerline for a wife. It is told by Lizzie [Rasch] Armock (1.4.1.2) that he met sister Katherine and MaryKaltz at a dance. Soon after, he married Mary. They came to Wright Township and lived in a log house on what is now Dickinson Street. Four sons and two daughters were raised in the large, wood-frame house that still stands today. Many relatives have said that neither parent ever got over the premature death of their daughter, Rosa. When the youngest son, George, was married Adolph and Mary moved to a house on Stage Ave.
Spouse: Anna Mary Kaltz (Picture) Birth Date: November 1843 Birth Place: Germany Death Date: August 31, 1923 Death Place: Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Father: Mathias Kaltz Mother: Maria Kerite
Spouse Notes: According to the St. Clement's church record, witnesses at their wedding were Anthony Rock and Catherine Kaltz. On her will her Michiganddle name is Mary, but on Adolph's will her Michiganddle name is listed as Maria. Bess Rasch tells of how some of Adolph and Mary's neighbors were native Americans. She learned their language and shared as a good neighbor does.
Marriage Date: February 16, 1865 Marriage Place: St. Clements Catholic Church, Centerline, Michigan Children: Alois William Robert Adolphus Frederick Adolph Rose Mary Catherine George Francis Research: 1 4 6 8 14 84 87 109e
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.1 Alois Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 1, 1866 Birth Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Religion: R. Catholic aka: Louie Occupation: Farmer Death Date: December 24, 1947 Death Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Father: Adolph Rasch (1837-1921) Mother: Anna Mary Kaltz (1843-1923)
Notes: Named after his uncle, Alois. Alois and Mary were married in St. Joseph's Church. They lived south of Cranberry Lake in Wright Township, a short distance from the town of Wright. Dorothy [Rasch] Glick said that everyone was welcome in their house. It was a favorite stopping off place for her family. Uncle "Louie" was warm and wonderful. Mary always made room for another at the table or in a bed for overnight. There was plenty of activity in their household as there was fishing on the lake in the summer and ice skating in the winter
Spouse: Mary H. Lothschutz Birth Date: July 24, 1872 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Date: March 20, 1939 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Peter A Lothschutz Mother: Elizabeth Host Marriage Date: April 18, 1893 Marriage Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Children: Katherine Rose (1.4.1.1) Elizabeth Mary (1.4.1.2) John William (1.4.1.3) Charles Joseph (1.4.1.4) Bernard Louis (1.4.1.5) Antoinette Theresa (1.4.1.6) Research: 5 6 8 14 22 41 55 71 72 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2 William Robert Rasch (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 18, 1868 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Occupation: Farmer Death Place: May 8, 1941 Death Place: Polkton Township., Ottawa Co., Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan aka: Will Father: Adolph Rasch (1837-1921) Mother: Anna Mary Kaltz (1843-1923)
Notes: Will Rasch was a Michiganld mannered, quiet and well respected man. He lost his wife when his family was young and never cared to marry again. It is said that he was seen visiting Helen's grave often at St. Joseph's cemetery in the town of Wright. Their farm was just east of his parents. Will's daughter, Dorothy, remembers running down to see her grandparents and the many sugar cookies Grandma made for them, with a raisin in the Michiganddle. "They were not small." Will was a very dedicated trustee on the board for the Berlin Fair, in the town of Marne. He seemed to live for that fair. His livestock had to be registered according to his daughter, Dorothy, who remembers writing the names down to apply for the registration. The Berlin Fair was a time to gather, compete, and enjoy company with other farmers in the area. The Berlin Fair is the longest, continuous fair in the state of Michigan. Will served as the township's justice of the peace. One of his main duties was to read fence lines. He settled disputes on where the property line was located. That was what he was doing, when he had a fatal heart attack, near Titusville, a small, now abandoned, town between Marne and Coopersville. Dorothy remembers her father as a good man. "He provided us with everythng we needed."
Spouse: Helen Veronica Finkler Birth Date: February 2, 1873 Birth Place: Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: August 17, 1908 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Father: Jacob Finkler Mother: Elizabeth Schoenborn
Spouse Notes: Married in St. Joseph's Church. Her 7th child, a boy, died at birth. Helen died at childbirth with her 8th child, which was a girl. Her daughter, remembers the death of her mother as a very difficult time for the whole family.
Marriage Date: November 15, 1890 (Picture) Marriage Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Children: Rosa Robert George Bertha Marie Dorothea Margaret Mary Clara Louise Laura Agnes Adolph J. UNNAMED Research: 2 6 8 14 55 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.1 Rosa Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 17, 1893 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: September 3, 1893 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908) Research: 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2 Robert George Rasch (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 29, 1894 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Christen Date: October 7, 1894 Christen Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright Township, Michigan Religion: R. Catholic aka: Rob Death Place: November 25, 1985 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908)
Notes: The 1940 census has his occupation as a farmer. At that time, all five of his children were living, and probably working, with them on the farm. Also his widowed father was also living with them.
Spouse: Elizabeth Magdalena Dietrich Birth Date: December 3, 1896 Birth Place: Chester Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Religion: R. Catholic aka: Bess Occupation: Homemaker Death Place: September 13, 1996 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Marriage Date: May 7, 1918 Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright Township, Michigan Children: Herman Joseph (1.4.2.2.1) Francis Gerald (1.4.2.2.2) UNNAMED (1.4.2.2.3) William Leo (1.4.2.2.4) Leo Emmett (1.4.2.2.5) Eugene Robert (1.4.2.2.6) UNNAMED (Twin) (1.4.2.2.7) UNNAMED (Twin) (1.4.2.2.8) Research: 2 8 14 37 53 84 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.3 Bertha Marie Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 9, 1897 Birth Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Christen: April 19, 1897 Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Teaching Sister aka: Sr. Vincent Ferrer, O.P. Death Place: June 6, 1983 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial: June 9, 1983 Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908)
Notes: Bertha received her early education at St. Joseph School in Wright, and entered the Dominican Sisters at St. John's Home in Grand Rapids on September 8, 1918. On March 19, 1919, Bertha received the Dominican habit and the name, Sister Vincent Ferrer of St. Dominic. For over 60 years, Sister Vincent Ferrer taught the elementary grades in schools throughout Michigan including Bay City, Melvindale, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Taylor and Pewamo. She was superior and principal in four different schools. She was assigned to the House of Studies in 1979 where she remained until February 10, 1983, when she moved to Aquinata Hall because of failing health. Sister Vincent Ferrer was remembered for her fun-loving and adventurous spirit. She loved to travel the world with her sister, Dorothea. She traveled to Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii, as well as Florida and Michigan. In 1982, at the age of 85 she took a hot air balloon ride with her great-neice, Mary Alt.
Research: 5 8 14 17
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.4 Dorothea Margaret Mary Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 6, 1899 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan aka: Dorothy Death Place: April 18, 1999 Death Place: Lemon Grove, CA Burial Date: April 23, 1999 Burial Place: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, CA Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908)
Notes: Earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Columbia University in 1931, and a Master's degree in educaton at San Diego State College in 1954. Dorothy started teaching in Grand Rapids, off Barton St., but soon came home and taught a few years in Wright Township and lived with her father again. Then she went to Battle Creek to teach elementary school, and met a man who had taught on the islands of Hawaii. She went to Maui and taught. In 1933 she married George Glick. She later taught school in San Diego. While teaching in Hawaii she travelled extensively throught the Pacific. After retiring in 1963, she traveled and grew roses, lilies, and tropical flowers in an expansive garden surrounded by 28 fruit trees.
Spouse: George B. Glick (Picture) Birth Date: January 3, 1893 Birth Place: Summerfield, KS Death Place: January 2, 1975 Death Place: San Diego, CA Father: Stephen Glick Mother: Elizabeth Glick
Spouse Notes: Was head chemist at a sugar plantation on Maui, Hawaii. He attended the University of Colorado and served three years in Puerto Rico, as a sugar chemist, before going to Hawaii. His first wife died in the birth of his daughter Hanby. In the 1930 Federal Census his parents were living with his family.
Marriage Date: February 22, 1933 Marriage Place: Maui, Hawaii Research: 5 8 11 14 16 40 71
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5 Clara Louise Rasch (Pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 22, 1901 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: May 18, 1965 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908) Spouse: Gregor Heitz Birth Date: December 22, 1899 Birth Place: N. Dorr, Kent Co. Michigan Death Place: May 16, 1979 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Wright Twp. Michigan Father: Frank Heitz Mother: Anna Heitz
Spouse Notes: In the 1940 Federal Census Gregor's mother was living with the family.
Marriage Date: December 1927 (Picture) Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Church, Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Children: Helen Ann (Pictures) Mary Catherine Loretta Marie Rosemarie Research: 5 8 14 84 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1 Helen Ann Heitz (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 12, 1930 Birth Place: Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Gregor Heitz Mother: Clara Louise Rasch Spouse: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Birth Date: February 2, 1929 Death Place: April 30, 1983 Death Plade: Grand Rapids, Michigan Marriage Date: August 13, 1949 Children: Lawrence Gregory Carol Ann James Anthony William Frank Robert Michael Nancy Jean Mark Joseph Joseph Gerard Andrew John Research: 14 35 37
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1a Lawrence Gregory Mikula * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 5, 1950 aka: Larry Death Place: February 7,1998 Burial Date: February 10,1998 Burial Place: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Walker, Michigan Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Former Spouse: Terry Faasen Children: Margaret Other spouses: Sharon London Research: 14 21 35
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1a.1 Margaret Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Terry Faasen Spouse: Matt Wieson Children: Ryan Joshua Daniel Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1a.1.1 Ryan Wieson ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Matt Wieson Mother: Margaret Mikula Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1a.1.2 Joshua Wieson ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Matt Wieson Mother: Margaret Mikula Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1a.1.3 Daniel Wieson ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Matt Wieson Mother: Margaret Mikula Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1b Lawrence Gregory Mikula * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Sharon London Children: Keith Troy Other spouses: Terry Faasen Research: 16
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1b.1 Keith Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Sharon London Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.1b.2 Troy Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Sharon London Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.2a Carol Ann Mikula * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 12, 1952 Death Date: September 20, 2006 Death Plade: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Former Spouse: James Wisinski Children: Christopher Other spouses: Robert Simmons Research: 21 35
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.2a.1 Christopher Wisinski ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: James Wisinski Mother: Carol Ann Mikula Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.2b Carol Ann Mikula * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Robert Simmons Children: Todd Other spouses: James Wisinski Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.2b.1 Todd Simmons ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Robert Simmons Mother: Carol Ann Mikula Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.3 James Anthony Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1954 Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz
Notes: He runs a lawnmower business in Alpine Township, Michigan.
Spouse: Donna Bailey Children: Jason Joel Brandi Research: 14 16 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.3.1 Jason Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: James Anthony Mikula Mother: Donna Bailey Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.3.2 Joel Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: James Anthony Mikula Mother: Donna Bailey Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.3.3 Brandi Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: James Anthony Mikula Mother: Donna Bailey Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.4 William Frank Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1955 Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Spouse: Joanne McWilliams Children: Shannon Scott Adam Research: 14 16 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.4.1 Shannon Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: William Frank Mikula Mother: Joanne McWilliams Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.4.2 Scott Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: William Frank Mikula Mother: Joanne McWilliams Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.4.3 Adam Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: William Frank Mikula Mother: Joanne McWilliams Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.5a Robert Michael Mikula * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 2, 1956 Death Place: April 1, 2006 Death Place: Kent, Michigan Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Former Spouse: Janet Elaine Piccard Birth Date: February 28, 1957 Divorced Children: Amy Michael Other spouses: Brenda Research: 14 21 35
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.5a.1 Amy Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Robert Michael Mikula Mother: Janet Elaine Piccard Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.5a.2 Michael Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Robert Michael Mikula Mother: Janet Elaine Piccard Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.5b Robert Michael Mikula * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Brenda Other spouses: Janet Piccard Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.6 Nancy Jean Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 3, 1957 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Place: November 17, 2007 Death Place: Belding, Michigan Burial Date: November 20, 2007 Burial Place: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz
Notes: She had owned the Calico Country Shoppe for many years and was a very loving person.
Spouse: Dennis McWilliams Birth Date: July 17, 1955 Death Place: December 10, 2003 Burial Place: Michigan Children: Gina Justin Research: 14 21 35 82
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.6.2 Gina McWilliams ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Dennis McWilliams Mother: Nancy Jean Mikula Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.6.3 Justin McWilliams ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Dennis McWilliams Mother: Nancy Jean Mikula Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.7 Mark Joseph Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1959 Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Spouse: Loralynn Ribbons Children: Sarah Kirt Research: 14 16 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.7.1 Sarah Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Mark Joseph Mikula Mother: Loralynn Ribbons Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.7.2 Kirt Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Mark Joseph Mikula Mother: Loralynn Ribbons Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.8 Joseph Gerard Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1960 Death Place: January 14, 2004 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Research: 14 58
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.9 Andrew John Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1964 Father: Lawrence Gregory Mikula Mother: Helen Ann Heitz Spouse: Julia Children: Andrew Matthew Jacob Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.9.1 Andrew Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Andrew John Mikula Mother: Julia Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.9.2 Matthew Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Andrew John Mikula Mother: Julia Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.1.9.3 Jacob Mikula ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Andrew John Mikula Mother: Julia Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.2 Mary Catherine Heitz ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 7, 1931 Birth Place: Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Gregor Heitz Mother: Clara Louise Rasch Spouse: John Adolph Nowak Marriage Date: September 18, 1954 Children: Wayne John Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.2.1 Wayne John Nowak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1968 Father: John Adolph Nowak Mother: Mary Catherine Heitz Research: 14 16
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3 Loretta Marie Heitz (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 7, 1933 Birth Place: Conklin, Michigan Death Place: October 28, 2005 Death Place: Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Gregor Heitz Mother: Clara Louise Rasch Spouse: Stephen Francis Kozak Birth Date: April 30, 1932 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupation: Doctor Of Dental Surgery Spouse Father: Joseph Aloysius Kozak (1896-1971) Spouse Mother: Theresa Christine Krzykwa (1895-1979)
Notes: Served in the U. S. Navy as a dentist at the Great Lakes Naval Station. He pioneered the practice of "TMJ" in the Michigandwest. Dentistry and golf are his passions. His life story is online here.
Marriage Date: August 29, 1953 Marriage Place: St. James Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Kenneth Stephen Robert Joseph Diane Marie Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.1 Kenneth Stephen Kozak (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 17, 1955 Birth Place: Great Lakes, IL Father: Stephen Francis Kozak Mother: Loretta Marie Heitz
Notes: Has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Spouse: Julie Dearborn Birth Date: October 3, 1962 Birth Place: Bellingham, WA Marriage Date: October 15, 1988 Marriage Place: Bellingham, WA Research: 14 21 25 115
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.2 Robert Joseph Kozak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 16, 1958 Father: Stephen Francis Kozak Mother: Loretta Marie Heitz
Notes: Has a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Grand Valley State University.
Spouse: Mary Beth Tate Birth Date: July 4, 1961 Marriage Date: September 17, 1983 Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Rachel Maureen Lucas Tate Audrey Leigh Valerie Brooke Research: 14 21 25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.2.1 Rachel Maureen Kozak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 29, 1984 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Father: Robert Joseph Kozak Mother: Mary Beth Tate Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.2.2 Lucas Tate Kozak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 22, 1985 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Father: Robert Joseph Kozak Mother: Mary Beth Tate Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.2.3 Audrey Leigh Kozak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 16, 1989 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Father: Robert Joseph Kozak Mother: Mary Beth Tate Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.2.4 Valerie Brooke Kozak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 12, 1997 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Father: Robert Joseph Kozak Mother: Mary Beth Tate Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.3 Diane Marie Kozak (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 2, 1963 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Religion: R. Catholic Father: Stephen Francis Kozak Mother: Loretta Marie Heitz
Notes: She was the valedictorian of her high school class and won many local and national honors in the Junior Achievement program. Earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Michigannor in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1985, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago in 1988. She had 10 years of classical piano training, and accompanied many musicals at West Catholic High School. Her other passion is tutoring adults with reading problems. Diane has done extensive research into her family's genealogy. See her homepage here.
Spouse: Michael Lawrence Schwarz Birth Date: August 5, 1953 Birth Place: Port Hueneme, CA Religion: R. Catholic Spouse Father: Gustav Schwarz (1928-1997) Spouse Mother: Josephine Michigannerva Rizzo (1926-)
Spouse Notes: Has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University, 1975. He worked in the Information Technology department of Pharmicia & Upjohn, and he served on the parish school board. (1997)
Marriage Date: September 3, 1989 Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Children: Dylan Michael Austin Joseph Research: 14 21 25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.3.1 Dylan Michael Schwarz (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 11, 1991 Birth Place: Torrance, CA Religion: R. Catholic Father: Michael Lawrence Schwarz Mother: Diane Marie Kozak
Notes: Attended St. John Vianney, his favorite subject was math. He started taking karate this year. (1997) Works for a civil engineering firm, and is an active ice hockey player. (2014)
Research: 21 25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.3.3.2 Austin Joseph Schwarz (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 12, 1993 Birth Place: Verdugo Hills, CA Religion: R. Catholic Father: Michael Lawrence Schwarz Mother: Diane Marie Kozak
Notes: He is extremely strong-willed, knows but avoids most rules. Works in the wireless telecommunication field. (2014)
Research: 21 25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4 Rosemarie Heitz ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 21, 1939 Birth Place: Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Gregor Heitz Mother: Clara Louise Rasch Spouse: Paul William Roberts Birth Date: April 7, 1938 Marriage Date: April 20, 1958 Children: David Dale Richard Alan Linda Kay Laura Marie Lisa Ann Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.1 David Dale Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 27, 1958 Father: Paul William Roberts Mother: Rosemarie Heitz Spouse: Nancy Jo Birth Date: August 5, Children: Sarah Lynn Derek Michael Daniel Scott Brandon David Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.1.1 Sarah Lynn Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 15, 1982 Father: David Dale Roberts Mother: Nancy Jo Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.1.2 Derek Michael Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 27, 1984 Father: David Dale Roberts Mother: Nancy Jo Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.1.3 Daniel Scott Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 20, 1986 Father: David Dale Roberts Mother: Nancy Jo Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.1.4 Brandon David Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 24, 1991 Father: David Dale Roberts Mother: Nancy Jo Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.2 Richard Alan Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 1, 1959 Father: Paul William Roberts Mother: Rosemarie Heitz Spouse: Linda Lou Ahrendt Birth Date: May 28, Children: Brian Thomas Jennifer Lea Betsy Lynne Research: 14 16 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.2.1 Brian Thomas Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 22, 1983 Father: Richard Alan Roberts Mother: Linda Lou Ahrendt Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.2.2 Jennifer Lea Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 4, 1984 Father: Richard Alan Roberts Mother: Linda Lou Ahrendt Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.2.3 Betsy Lynne Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 17, 1987 Father: Richard Alan Roberts Mother: Linda Lou Ahrendt Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.3 Linda Kay Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 26, 1960 Father: Paul William Roberts Mother: Rosemarie Heitz Spouse: Mark Doombos Birth Date: June 14, Children: Kathryn Lynn Ellen Elizabeth Kristen Laura Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.3.1 Kathryn Lynn Doombos ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 4, 1988 Father: Mark Doombos Mother: Linda Kay Roberts Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.3.2 Ellen Elizabeth Doombos ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 10, 1989 Father: Mark Doombos Mother: Linda Kay Roberts Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.3.3 Kristen Laura Doombos ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 29, 1990 Father: Mark Doombos Mother: Linda Kay Roberts Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.4 Laura Marie Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 26, 1963 Father: Paul William Roberts Mother: Rosemarie Heitz Spouse: Monte Munjoy Birth Date: February 19, Children: Michael Montgomery Steven David Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.4.1 Michael Montgomery Munjoy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 27, 1987 Father: Monte Munjoy Mother: Laura Marie Roberts Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.4.2 Steven David Munjoy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 8, 1988 Father: Monte Munjoy Mother: Laura Marie Roberts Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.5 Lisa Ann Roberts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 8, 1970 Father: Paul William Roberts Mother: Rosemarie Heitz Spouse: Paul Bussell Birth Date: February 17, 1969 Children: Keegan Edward Research: 14 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.5.4.5.1 Keegan Edward Bussell ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 16, 1997 Father: Paul Bussell Mother: Lisa Ann Roberts Research: 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6 Laura Agnes Rasch (Pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 30, 1914 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Occupation: Registered Nurse Death Place: September 17, 1974 Death Place: Royal Oak, Michigan Burial Place: Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Michigan Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908)
Notes: Her mother died in childbirth when she was 4 years old. In 1927 she graduated from the St. Lawrence School of Nursing in Lansing, Michigan. She died of breast cancer.
Spouse: Lewis William Allen Birth Date: March 25, 1893 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupation: Insurance Salesman Death Place: January 28, 1975 Death Place: Royal Oak, Michigan Burial Place: Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Michigan
Spouse Notes: He was president and valedictorian of his senior class at Boys' Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted in the Michigan State Troops in 1918 for three years. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal of Co. D, 16th Battalion Inf. in 1920. He was active in sports, participating in football, tennis and rowing in High School, and golf in later life. In 1930 he had a hole-in-one at the Ionia country Club. During World War II he left his successful insurance career and worked as a quality control engineer for Oliver Corporation, Aviation Division. He also served as a civilian air raid warden. He died 4 months after his wife, of a heart attack. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a life member of the B.P.O. Elks.
Marriage Date: November 17, 1931 Marriage Place: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lansing, Michigan Children: Mary Agnes Bernadette Therese Margaret Anne Research: 5 8 21 38 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.1 Mary Agnes Allen ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 8, 1932 Birth Place: Ionia, Michigan Father: Lewis William Allen Mother: Laura Agnes Rasch Spouse: Edward Shupert Birth Date: 1933 Children: David Research: 16 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.1.1 David Shupert ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1962 Father: Edward Shupert Mother: Mary Agnes Allen Research: 16
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.2 Bernadette Therese Allen ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 30, 1934 Birth Place: Ionia, Michigan Occupation: Registered Nurse Religion: R. Catholic Father: Lewis William Allen Mother: Laura Agnes Rasch
Notes: Graduated from St. Philips High School in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1952. In 1955 graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing, Rochester, Michigan. Has actively worked as an R.N. since then. Her hobbies are gardening and travel.
Spouse: William Lawrence Schwanemann Birth Date: July 4,1933 Birth Place: New York, NY Occupation: Retired Banker aka: Bill Religion: Protestant Father: William Emil Schwanemann (1904-1988) Mother: Ann Virginia Masher (1906-1994)
Notes: Graduated in 1951 from Bedford Styvesant High School, NYC, followed by 2 years in the U. S. Army. After graduating from the Univ. of New Mexico with a B.S. in Geology Bill spent 8.5 years in the U. S. Navy, resigning in 1967 with the rank of Lt. Employed for almost 33 years at the Union Bank of California, retiring in 1999. Bill's hobby is kayaking.
Marriage Date: November 16, 1962 Marriage Place: Navy Chapel, North Island, San Diego, CA Divorced Children: Andrea Bernadette William Thomas Michael Allen Research: 16 21 38 80
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.2.1 Andrea Bernadette Schwanemann ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: William Lawrence Schwanemann Mother: Bernadette Therese Allen Children: Leila Karlene Rahim Bernadette
Note: Has two other children
Research: 54 80
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.2.1.1 Leila Karlene Rahim Schwanemann ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 4, 1984 Birth Place: San Diego CA Occupation: Student Mother: Andrea Bernadette Schwanemann
Notes: Born in Sharp Memorial Hospital. Works for the Oregon Ballet Theatre and attending Portland State University studying chemistry. (2007)
Research: 54 80
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.2.2 William Thomas Schwanemann ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 31, 1968 Birth Place: San Diego, CA aka: Tom Death Place: September 14, 2014 Father: William Lawrence Schwanemann Mother: Bernadette Therese Allen Research: 16 38 82f 97
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.2.3 Michael Allen Schwanemann ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 18, 1971 Birth Place: San Diego, CA Occupation: Food Services Manager Father: William Lawrence Schwanemann Mother: Bernadette Therese Allen Research: 16 38
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.6.3 Margaret Ann Allen ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1936 Birth Place: Battle Creek, Michigan aka: Peggy Occupation: Certified Archivist Father: Lewis William Allen Mother: Laura Agnes Rasch
Notes: Graduated from St. Philip's High School, Detroit. After high school and two trips to Europe Peggy graduated from modeling school in New York. Later she worked as a staffer in the Michigan State Legislature. During that time she volunteered to act as an undercover agent for the Michigan State Police in a gambling ring investigation in 1963. For a short time she worked for the U.S. State Department, stationed at the U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She received a degree in Anthropology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and in 1994 earned a certificate in archives administration at Wayne State University in Detroit. She worked as an archivist at the Walter P. Rerther Library at WSU for two years. Later she was the Executive Director of the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She then worked for the community library responsible for the development of the genealogy reference and heritage collection and archives. Peggy has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1983, and pursues genealogy as a hobby. She is a 6th generation descendent of Gilbert Allen, who was a patriot in the Revolutionary War. She traced his grave to a church cemetery in Morristown, NJ.
Spouse: Donald T. Brann Birth Date: 1929 Research: 16 34 38
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.7 Adolph J. Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 26, 1906 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: October 26, 1906 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.8 (Unnamed) Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 17, 1908 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: August 17, 1908 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: William Robert Rasch (1868-1941) Mother: Helen Veronica Finkler (1873-1908) Research: 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.3 Adolphus Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 30, 1869 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: August 30, 1869 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Adolph Rasch (1837-1921) Mother: Anna Mary Kaltz (1843-1923)
Notes: Died at birth.
Research: 5 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.4 Frederick Adolph Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 22, 1871 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Occupation: Farmer Death Date: November 24, 1918 Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Wright Twp., Michigan Father: Adolph Rasch (1837-1921) Mother: Anna Mary Kaltz (1843-1923)
Notes: Fred and Lowie were married in St. Joseph's Church. They ran their farm on 8th Avenue. When Dorothy [Rasch] Glick (1.4.2.4) would walk from her home to high school in Marne, she would pass her Uncle Fred and Aunt Lowie's house. They would call to her and invite her in for a visit and a meal. Dorothy remembers them with great affection.
Spouse: Louisa Armock Birth Date: August 29, 1875 Birth Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: February 9, 1966 Death Place: Wright Township, Ottawa Co., Michigan Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Wright Twp., Michigan aka: Lowie
Notes: According to the 1910 Federal Census, her father was born in Ohio and her mother was Canadian. In the 1940 Federal Census, Louisa was living with the family of her daughter, Florence [Rasch] Robach.
Marriage Date: February 5, 1895 Marriage Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Children: Oscar William (R/G 1.4.4.1) Florence Evelyn (R/G 1.4.4.2) Edmund Theobald (R/G 1.4.4.3) Research: 5 6 8 69 84 88 109d
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.5 Rose Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 17, 1874 Birth Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Death Place: July 25, 1890 Death Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., Michigan Burial Date: July 27, 1890 Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Wright Twp., Ottawa Co., Michigan Father: Adolph Rasch (1837-1921) Mother: Anna Mary Kaltz (1843-1923)
Notes: Died of TB at age 16 years.
Research: 5 8 14 55


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