Herman Joseph Rasch Family History

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1 Herman Joseph Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 30, 1919 Birth Place: Alpine Township, Kent Co., MI Death Date: February 17, 2012 Burial Date: February 21, 2012 Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, Wright Township, MI Father: Robert George Rasch (1894-1985) Mother: Elizabeth Magdalena Dietrich (1896-1996) Spouse: Bernadette Marie Brechting Birth Date: February 6, 1920 Death Date: March 4, 2011 Death Place: Alpine Township, Kent Co., MI Burial Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, Wright Township, MI Marriage Date: June 10, 1944 Marriage Place: Alpine Township Children: Robert Joseph Patricia Anne Jean Marie Mary Alice (daughter) Vincent John Carol Elizabeth Edward Phillip Donald Gregory Research: 2 8 14 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.1 Robert Joseph Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 17, 1945 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting
Notes: Graduated from Michigan State with a degree in agriculture economics. Married in St. Joseph's Church.
Spouse: Margaret Marie Coyne Birth Date: February 14, 1948 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Children: Emily Marie Andrew James Colleen Marie Research: 5 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.1.1 Emily Marie Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 24, 1983 Father: Robert Joseph Rasch Mother: Margaret Marie Coyne Research: 5 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.1.2 Andrew James Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 9, 1984 aka: Andy Father: Robert Joseph Rasch Mother: Margaret Marie Coyne Research: 5 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.1.3 Colleen Marie Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 27, 1985 Father: Robert Joseph Rasch Mother: Margaret Marie Coyne Research: 5 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2 Patricia Anne Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 30, 1946 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Occupation: Professional Volunteer and Mother aka: Pat Religion: R. Catholic Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting
Notes: Sponsor at baptism was William Rasch. Went to St. Joseph's School, Wright, MI and West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids, MI. Graduated from Michigan State University in Home Economics. Chairman of the Alpine Charter Township Historical Commission. Likes to garden and has a "green thumb" to make anything grow.
Spouse: Richard Alan Cederholm Birth Date: November 22, 1946 Birth Place: Manistee, MI aka: Rick Occupation: College Professor At Grand Rapids Community College, MI
Spouse Notes: Grew up in Manistee, MI. His father died at the age of 30 in a diving accident. Went to St. Joseph's Church in Manistee, MI and attended Manistee Catholic Central High School, graduating in 1965. He lived with his grandparents the last year in high school when his family moved to Grand Rapids, MI. Attended Grand Rapids Junior College, served in the U.S. Army 1968-1971 in Korea and Okinawa; finished B.S. in technology at Western Mi. Univ. and M.S. at Ferris State Univ. Teaches "plastics" at Grand Rapids Community College. Likes to take trips "out west" to the Rocky Mountains.
Marriage Date: August 17, 1968 Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright Township, Ottawa Co., MI Children: Christopher Robert Katherine Anne Elizabeth Anne Research: 2 8 18 24
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.1 Christopher Robert Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 23, 1971 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI Christen Date: 1971 Christen Place: St. Joseph Wright Twp., MI Occupation: Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard aka: Chris Religion: R. Catholic Father: Richard Alan Cederholm Mother: Patricia Anne Rasch
Notes: Graduated in May 1992 from Grand Rapids Community College majoring in architechture. Graduated in December 1994 from Grand Valley State University, MI, majoring in history. Joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves in 1990, as a Port Securityman. Visited Eastern Europe in 1992. Went active duty Coast Guard in 1996, as a Boatswain and moved to Wisconsin. Graduated Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in 1997. Godparents are Bonnie Watson and Robert J. Rasch.
Spouse: Sheryl Lynn VandeGuchte Birth Date: November 25, 1974 Birth Place: Port Huron, MI Occupation: Statistician, Bureau Of The Census Religion: Christian Reformed
Spouse Notes: Born in Port Huron, MI and moved to Grand Rapids, MI area at age 9. Graduated from Unity Christian High School in 1992. Graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1996 with a B.A. in statistics. Married Chris on May 11, 1996 and lived in Manistee, MI and Two Rivers, WI. Attended Western Michigan University in the summer of 1997. I am a mathematical statistician at the Census Bureau. (1997)
Marriage Date: May 11, 1996 Marriage Place: Jenison, MI Children: Justin Richard (Picture) Alexandria Mae Bradley Jackson Mackenzie Anne Research: 5 8 14 18 24
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.1.1 Justin Richard Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 21, 2000 Birth Place: Florida Father: Christopher Robert Cederholm Mother: Sheryl Lynn VandeGuchte Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.1.2 Alexandria Mae Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 2, 2003 Birth Place: Allentown, MD Father: Christopher Robert Cederholm Mother: Sheryl Lynn VandeGuchte
Notes: Born at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB.
Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.1.3 Bradley Jackson Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 5, 2005 Birth Place: Cape Cod, MA Father: Christopher Robert Cederholm Mother: Sheryl Lynn VandeGuchte Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.1.4 Mackenzie Anne Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 23, 2008 Birth Place: Falmouth on Cape Cod, MA Father: Christopher Robert Cederholm Mother: Sheryl Lynn VandeGuchte Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.2 Katherine Anne Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 8, 1974 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI Christen Date: 1974 Christen Place: St. Joseph's Wright Twp., MI Occupation: Teacher aka: Katie, Kate Religion: R. Catholic Father: Richard Alan Cederholm Mother: Patricia Anne Rasch
Notes: Attended St. Joseph's School, Wright Twp, from K-8, then graduated from West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids, in 1992. Started college at Grand RapidsCommunity College and graduated with an A.A. in 1994. Attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo majoring in secondary education and history and minoring in social science. Graduated in April of 1997. Worked as a historic interpreter at Mackinac Island, MI during the summertime through the Mackinac Island State Historic Parks Commission from 1993-1998. Godfather is Raymond F. Cederholm and Godmother is Jean Piccard. Baptized at St. Joseph's Wright and confirmed at St. Francis Xavier-Chester. Confirmation names are Elizabeth Claire. Traveled solo in Europe from October to November 1997. Likes travel, music, and crafts and someday will start a career as a teacher.
Spouse: Brett Adam Mallory Birth Date: May 24, 1981 Marriage Date: September 17, 2011 Children: Warren Herman Research: 5 8 13 14 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.2.1 Warren Herman Mallory ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 11, 2014 Birth Place: Michigan Father: Brett Adam Mallory Mother: Katherine Anne [Cederholm] Mallory Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.3 Elizabeth Anne Cederholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 19, 1983 Place Date: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI aka: Beth, Lizzy Religion: R. Catholic Father: Richard Alan Cederholm Mother: Patricia Anne Rasch
Notes: Elizabeth is graduating from St. Joseph's School, Wright, MI, in May of 1997. She is involved with 4-H, in clothing, raising calves and chickens, and crafts. She likes anything about Egypt and cats. Confirmation names are Agnes Felicity. Godparents are Vince Rasch and Carol Myers.
Spouse: William Clair Bartholomew Birth Date: September 25, 1980 Marriage Date: August 7, 2010 Children: Wesley Clair Research: 5 8 14 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.2.3.1 Wesley Clair Bartholomew ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 27, 2014 Birth Place: Michigan Father: William Clair Bartholomew Mother: Elizabeth Anne [Cederholm] Bartholomew Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.3 Jean Marie Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 30, 1949 Occupation: College Professor Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting Spouse: Harold James Piccard Jr. Children: Rebecca Marie Joseph Charles Lynne Marie
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.3.1 Rebecca Marie Piccard ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Harold James Piccard Jr. Mother: Jean Marie Rasch
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.3.2 Joseph Charles Piccard ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Harold James Piccard Jr. Mother: Jean Marie Rasch
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.3.3 Lynne Marie Piccard ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 8, 1980 Father: Harold James Piccard Jr. Mother: Jean Marie Rasch
Notes: Graduated from High School as one of the top ten honor graduates. She was the Captain of the Varsity Gymnastics team at her high school and also participated in track, the manager of the Varsity softball team, a NHS peer leaders and student council. She was also the president of her 4-H club. (1998) She is in the nursing program at the University of Detroit Mercy, on the campus of Aquinas College. She works at St. Mary's Hospital as well as coaching gymnastics. (2001)
Research: 5 8 30
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.4 Mary Alice Rasch (Picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 22, 1951 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Journalist, Housewife, Mother Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting
Notes: Born in Grand Rapids, MI, Mary has received 6 sacraments from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wright Township, Ottawa Co., MI: Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Sacrament of the Sick and Matrimony. She, also, went to grade school at St. Joseph's. In 1969, Mary graduated from West Catholic High School, in Grand Rapids, MI. During high school, she went to work in Berea, Kentucky, during vacations, for a poverty program. After college graduation, with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University, Mary returned to teach in Berea for one year. She returned to Michigan for graduate work and taught first grade in Westphalia, Michigan, then, Rockford, Michigan. On Nov. 18, 1978, Mary married Bill Alt at her home parish of St. Joseph's, in Wright Township. They lived in Rockford for seven years before building their own home in Marne, Michigan. During Michigan's sesquicentennial, in May of 1987, Mary wrote a news release for a program they were doing at St. Joseph's School for the Grand Rapids Press. They were interested in her to cover their local news, which she has done now for ten years as a writer and photographer.
Spouse: William Bryan Alt Birth Date: June 24, 1951 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI
Spouse Notes: Born in Grand Rapids, MI. Bill was baptised at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Alpine Township, Kent Co., MI. He went to grade school at Holy Trinity School and graduated from Kenowa Hills High School. Bill worked on his father's family farm all of his life. In 1970, he went to work for Jack Dykstra Excavating. In 1978, Bill married Mary A. Rasch at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Wright Township, Ottawa Co., MI. The best day of their lives was the birth of their son, Philip Alt on February 27, 1981. He was so excited with the birth of his son that he painted the garage door windows with the news of Philip's birth. In July of 1981, Bill started working for Gordon Foods Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Both Bill and Phil love to snowmobile. In January of 1997, Bill, Phil went from their front door to the Mackinac Bridge with Vince and Tom Rasch on snowmobiles.
Marriage Date: November 18, 1978 Marriage Place: Wright T., Ottawa Co., MI Children: Philip Patrick Research: 5 8 14 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.4.1 Philip Patrick Alt (Picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 27, 1981 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Occupation: Accountant aka: Phil Religion: R. Catholic Father: William Bryan Alt Mother: Mary Alice Rasch
Notes: On the soccer team of West Catholic High School. (1996) "Joined the track team also. Spring break 1997 came to see Skip Conde in D.C. I have become the treasurer of the Spanish Club and Vice President of the Silver Star 4-H club. Graduated from West Catholic in 1999. Attending Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI." (1997) Graduated from college and passed CPA exam, now working for an accounting firm.(2005)
Spouse: April Marie Vernon Birth Date: May 10, 1983 Birth Place: Gratiot Co., MI Occupation: Occupational Therapist Religion: R. Catholic Spouse Father: Patrick Vernon Spouse Mother: Carol Bare
Spouse Notes: April has her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State Univeristy, where her and Phil first met.
Marriage Date: October 20, 2007 (Picture) Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright T., Ottawa Co., MI Children: Marcus Owen William Nola Kathleen Research: 5 8 14 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.4.1.1 Marcus Alt ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 17, 2011 Father: Philip Patrick Alt Mother: April Marie Vernon Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.4.1.2 Owen William Alt ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 12, 2013 Father: Philip Patrick Alt Mother: April Marie Vernon Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.4.1.3 Nola Kathleen Alt ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 4, 2015 Father: Philip Patrick Alt Mother: April Marie Vernon Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6a Vincent John Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 17, 1955 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Christen: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright Township, Ottawa Co., MI Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting
Notes: He went to school at St. Joseph's, attended West Catholic High School. He owns his own farm equipment repair shop when he is not in the Upper Penninsula snowmobiling.
Former Spouse: Maryann Mercer Birth Date: July 6, 1956 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Marriage Date: April 23, 1977 Marriage Place: St. Anthony's Church, Grand Rapids, MI Divorced Children: John Vincent Thomas James Adam Joseph Other spouse: Janet Simot Research: 5 8 18 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6.1 John Vincent Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 18, 1978 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Father: Vincent John Rasch Mother: Maryann Mercer
Notes: John was baptised at St. Joseph's, Wright. He was an honor student at Kenowa Hills High. Graduate of the class of '96. He is attending Grand Rapids Community Collage. He was a part of the Kenowa Hills Baseball team that won the district championship in 1996.
Spouse: Sarah McQueen Marriage Date: July 7, 2001 Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright Twp, Ottawa Co., MI Children: Claire Antoinette Eva Ruth Research: 5 8 14 18 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6.1.1 Claire Antoinette Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 6, 2007 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Father: John Vincent Rasch Mother: Sarah McQueen Research: 14 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6.1.2 Eva Ruth Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 28, 2008 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Father: John Vincent Rasch Mother: Sarah McQueen Research: 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6.2 Thomas James Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 28, 1981 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Father: Vincent John Rasch Mother: Maryann Mercer
Notes: Plays football and Track for Kenowa Hills High school. Was baptised at St. Josephs, Wright. Works for Don and Ed Rasch on their farm during the summers.
Spouse: Jennifer Toothman Research: 5 8 18 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6.3 Adam Joseph Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 30, 1982 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Father: Vincent John Rasch Mother: Maryann Mercer
Notes: Was baptised at St. Joseph, Wright. Plays football, wrestling, baseball, and throws shot in Track. He also works with his brothers John and Tom on his Uncle's farm during the summer.
Research: 5 8 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.6b Vincent John Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- See above Spouse: Janet Simot Other spouse: Maryann Mercer Research: 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.7 Carol Elizabeth Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 21, 1956 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Occupation: Dental Assistant Religion: R. Catholic Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting
Notes: Grew up on a farm, went to St. Joseph's Elementary School, then West Catholic High School. She then went to Ferris State College and became a Dental Assistant, and has worked in the same dental office since 1979. She traveled to Europe for a month with her sisters in 1975. She works with the Youth Ministry of St. Joseph's Parish. She enjoys working with the teens because she hasn't grown up in attitude. She enjoys watching her boys in all the sports they are involved in. Her hobbies are reading, golf, baking and traveling.
Spouse: Thomas Elmer Myers (1.4.1.2.4.1) (See parallel branch) Research: 5 8 32
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.8a Edward Phillip Rasch * (Picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 23, 1959 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI Death Date: February 5, 2010 Death Place: Alpine Twp, MI aka: Ed Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting
Notes: Edward was a lifelong fruit farmer and maple syrup connoisseur, and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Conklin.
Former Spouse: Erin Jo Braybrook Birth Place: Sparta, MI Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, MI Divorced Children: Rowan Carrie Other spouses: Barbara Momber Research: 5 8 16 59
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.8a.1 Rowan Carrie Braybrook ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 9, 1986 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI Father: Edward Phillip Rasch Mother: Erin Jo Braybrook Research: 8 15 16 59
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.8b Edward Phillip Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Barbara Momber (1.4.6.4.5.3) (See parallel branch) Marriage Date: May 15, 1992 Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Chruch, Wright Township, Ottawa Co., MI Children: Sarah Ann Other spouses: Erin Braybrook Research: 5 8 14 23
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.8b.1 Sarah Ann Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 20, 1997 Birth Place: St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI Christen Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, In Wright Township, MI Religion: R. Catholic Father: Edward Phillip Rasch Mother: Barbara Momber Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.9 Donald Gregory Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 12, 1962 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI aka: Don Father: Herman Joseph Rasch Mother: Bernadette Marie Brechting Spouse: Julia Ann Dietrich (1.4.6.3.6.2) (See parallel branch) Marriage Date: June 20, 1987 Marriage Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wright Township, Ottawa Co., MI Children: Jacob Allen Nicholas Kerry Denise Jana Terese Research: 5 8 13
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.9.1 Jacob Allen Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 12, 1988 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Christen Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, In Wright Township, MI Religion: R. Catholic aka: Jake Father: Donald Gregory Rasch Mother: Julia Ann Dietrich Research: 5 8 29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.9.2 Nicholas Gregory Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 20, 1990 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Christen Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, In Wright Township, MI Religion: R. Catholic aka: Nick Father: Donald Gregory Rasch Mother: Julia Ann Dietrich Research: 5 8 18 29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.9.3 Kerry Denise Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 20, 1992 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Christen Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, In Wright Township, MI Religion: R. Catholic Father: Donald Gregory Rasch Mother: Julia Ann Dietrich
Notes: Godfather is Edward P. Rasch and Godmother is Katie Cederholm.
Research: 5 8 18 29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.4.2.2.1.9.4 Jana Terese Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 17, 1995 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MI Christen Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, In Wright Township, MI Religion: R. Catholic Father: Donald Gregory Rasch Mother: Julia Ann Dietrich
Notes: Godparents are Bill and Mary [Rasch] Alt.
Research: 13 29

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