Alois Rasch Family History

(Information on this page was last updated on May, 2018)


----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5 Alois Rasch (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 12, 1840 Birth Place: Oldersdorf (near Frankenstein, present day Zabkowice Slaskie), Silesia, Prussia Baptism Date: March 14, 1840 Baptism Place: Parish church in Protzan, Silesia, Prussia Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Grocer Death Date: September 5, 1898 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Florian Franz Rasch I (1791-1855) Mother: Barbara Gutkorn (1804-1843)
Notes: According to church baptismal records his name was Aloys Franz Ferdinand Rasch. Reference
article states that he arrived in the US in 1854, and lived in Macomb county, Michigan, until the
outbreak of the Civil War. Civil War Vet, served in the Union Army, Co. H, 2nd reg't of the Michigan Cavalry from
October 2, 1861 thru the end of the war in 1865. Physical description of him at age 21 from the
time of his enlistment: height 5' 6.5", light completion, blue eyes, brown hair. His occupation
is given as farmer. After the War he worked for his brother Julius as a clerk in the grocery business in Grand Rapids,
Michigan. He became a partner in the business, called Rasch Brothers, in 1872,
and took over the business when Julius died. He picked up a Confederate sword at the Battle of Shiloh, threw his own sword away and carried
it the rest of the war. According to family stories, after the Civil War on rainy days, when
he did not open the store, Alois would sometimes come up to the attic, where his son Walter and
a brother shared a room, and do the Manual of Arms with the sword while the boys sat on their
cot, the sword flashing by their heads. His great grandson, Phil Rasch, still has the sword,
Alois' cartridge box, original enlistment, promotion, etc. papers, even his wedding coat. Also Alois seems to have been active in the G.A.R. after the war. He died of stomach cancer at the age of 58.
Spouse: Marie Anderesch (picture) Birth Date: September 14, 1847 Birth Place: Bohemia, Austria Death Date: June 20, 1926 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Her name is entered as Ann Maria on the marriage registration.
Marriage Date: May 5, 1870 Marriage Date: Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Edward A. (picture) Caroline Frances Robert Gustave Arthur Herman Alfred Joseph Augusta M. Carl Adolph Walter Julius Theodore Bernard Research: 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 14 19 20 49 87 100 109f
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1 Edward A. Rasch (Pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 22, 1871 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: March 21, 1921 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch
Notes: He ran a grocery store in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He spent the majority of his adult life working
as a mailman for the U.S. Post office.
Spouse: Anna Marie Alt Birth Date: September 21, 1869 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: March 29, 1959 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Nicholas Alt
Spouse Notes: In the 1940 Federal Census the widowed Anna was living alone in her house on Garfield St. in Grand Rapids.
Marriage Date: June 28, 1895 Marriage Place: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Arthur Gerald Herbert Edward Research: 8 14 27 70 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1 Arthur Gerald Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 14, 1896 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupation: Manager of Manufacturing Death Date: May 31, 1960 Death Place: Lansing, Michigan Burial Date: June 3, 1960 Burial Place: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Edward A. Rasch Mother: Anna Marie Alt
Notes: He worked for his grandfather (Alois) at the grocery store. He was in the U.S. Navy
Reserve during World War I, serving from Dec. 1917 until January, 1919. After the
war he was the Production Manager at Box Board Company. Later he operated an
automobile sales agency. In 1948 he became the Director of Michigan Civil Service.
He died two weeks before his 64th birthday, one month after he retired. He was
described as being "tall and soft-spoken".
Spouse: Ruth M. Tennis Birth Date: December 29, 1898 Death Date: January 7,1991 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Marriage Date: May 28, 1925 Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Elizabeth Ann Nancy Louise Arthur Stephen Research: 14 27 37 82l 100 110a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.1 Elizabeth Ann Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 7, 1927 Death Date: April 1, 2000 aka: Betsy Father: Arthur Gerald Rasch Mother: Ruth M. Tennis Spouse: Robert Ellis Whitelaw Birth Date: March 2, 1927 aka: Bo Research: 14 27 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.2 Nancy Louise Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 10, 1932 Death Date: August 18, 1990 Death Place: Grand Haven, Michigan Father: Arthur Gerald Rasch Mother: Ruth M. Tennis Spouse: William O. Law Birth Date: March 27, 1930 Birth Place: Michigan aka: Willy Father: William Law Mother: Gertrude H. Law Children: Phillip Tommy Cathy David Research: 14 27 37 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.2.1 Phillip Law ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 29, 1951 Father: William O. Law Mother: Nancy Louise Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.2.2 Tommy Law ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 16, 1952 Father: William O. Law Mother: Nancy Louise Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.2.3 Cathy Law ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 11, 1955 Father: William O. Law Mother: Nancy Louise Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.2.4 avid Law ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 16, 1958 Father: William O. Law Mother: Nancy Louise Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a Arthur Stephen Rasch * (Pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 8, 1935 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: April 19, 2018 Death Place: Norton Shores, Michigan aka: Steve Father: Arthur Gerald Rasch Mother: Ruth M. Tennis
Notes: Steve was a graduate of Michigan State University and served his country in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant. Steve worked for many years as a personnel director for Michigan Fruit Canners, Paramount Die Casting, and Quality Farm and Fleet where he became Vice President of Personnel. He also owned and operated a Beltone Hearing Aid Center in Grand Rapids. Steve was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was active in The Stephens Ministry, Job Seekers, and Perpetual Adoration. Steve was a voracious reader, with a strong interest in our presidents. He was a history buff and enjoyed learning family history and passing it on. Steve was also an avid tennis player and MSU fan. His 1950 Grand Rapids Tennis Team is in the Michigan High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Former Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Goode (Picture) Birth Date: April 30, 1936 Spouse Father: Bernard Ames Goode
Notes: Has an Associate degree in Applied Science from Lake Michigan College. She currently works at
St. Joseph's Hospital of Micshawaka, IN. She has remarried, to Kenneth Lorek. (1998)
Marriage Date: June 8, 1957 Marriage Place: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Divorced Children: Mary Lynn Mark Stephen Leslie Margaret Edward Arthur Other spouses: Patricia Plouhar Research: 14 27 82q 96 110c
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.1 Mary Lynn Rasch (Pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 1, 1958 aka: Lynn Father: Arthur Stephen Rasch Mother: Mary Elizabeth Goode
Notes: Graduated from Culver Girls Academy in 1976. Her educational history is: Associate of Science, Travel Management Brigham Young University- Hawaii, 1988 Bachelor of Science, Equestrian Studies Lake Erie College, 1989 Master of Arts, Educational Leadership Eastern Michigan University, 1991 She is the Dean of Girls at Culver Girls Academy, part of Culver Educational Foundation, and teaches horsemanship/equestriennes to students at Culver. She has traveled a lot with her college education and is a delight!
Research: 14 27 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.2 Mark Stephen Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 13, 1959 Birth Plact: El Paso, TX Christen Date: July 19, 1959 Christen Place: St. Hugo Of The Hills Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Dentist/U.S. Air Force Father: Arthur Stephen Rasch Mother: Mary Elizabeth Goode
Notes: Mark spent most of his childhood in the Benton Harbor - St. Joseph area of Southwest Michigan. Following the divorce of his parents, he moved to E. Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from E. Grand Rapids High School in 1977. He attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. There he met his future wife. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Biology in 1981 entered dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. After their marriage Mark and Liz lived in the Little Italy section of Cleveland until Mark graduated from dental school in 1985. He joined the USAF Dental Corps after graduation and was assigned to Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL; Izmir Air Base, Turkey; and Plattsburgh AFB, NY, before the birth of their first child, Ruth. After being selected for specialty training in periodantic, they moved to San Antonio, TX. Matthew was born in the 1st year of the 3 year residency program and was delivered at home, much to the surprise of his parents. After graduation from the residency in 1993, they were assigned to Charleston AFB, SC, where they enjoyed a 3 year tour and welcomed the newest addition to the family, John. They are presently assigned to Lackland AFB, TX, where LtCol Rasch is on the teaching staff in the USAF Periodontics Residency training program.
Spouse: Elizabeth Cianciolo Birth Date: October 1, 1959 Birth Place: Sidney, OH Christen Date: October 18, 1959 Christen Place: Church of the Holy Angels, Sidney, OH Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Teacher aka: Liz Father: August Joseph Cianciolo (1917-1983) Mother: Josephine Ann Lamantia (1923-)
Spouse Notes: She grew up in Sidney, OH, where she was the 5th born of 8 children in her family. She attended Catholic schools throughout her childhood and graduated from Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, OH, in 1978. She attended Bowling Green State University for two years, transferring to Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, for one year, then returning to Bowling Green State University for her final year of study, receiving a Bachelors of Education degree. She taught in the Shaker Heights, OH, school system; at a private English-speaking school in Izmir, Turkey; in the Department of Defense Dependent School System (DODDSS), Izmir, Turkey; and at St. Peter's Catholic School in Plattsburgh, NY, before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the DODDSS High School at Izmir, Turkey for 1987-1988. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, baking, reading and volunteering time at school and for organized sports.
Marriage Date: August 7, 1982 Marriage Place: Church of the Holy Angels, Sidney, OH Children: Ruth Marie Matthew Stephen John Douglas Research: 14 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.2.1 Ruth Marie Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 1, 1989 Birth Place: Plattsburg, NY Christen Date: July 19, 1989 Christen Place: St. Hugo of the Hills Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Religion: R. Catholic aka: Ruthie Father: Mark Stephen Rasch Mother: Elizabeth Cianciolo Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.2.2 Matthew Stephen Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 11, 1990 Birth Place: San Antonio, TX Christen Date: March 10, 1991 Christen Place: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX Religion: R. Catholic aka: Matt Father: Mark Stephen Rasch Mother: Elizabeth Cianciolo Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.2.3 John Douglas Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 14, 1995 Birth Place: No. Charleston, SC Christen Date: February 5, 1995 Christen Place: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC Religion: R. Catholic aka: Doug Father: Mark Stephen Rasch Mother: Elizabeth Cianciolo Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.3 Leslie Margaret Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 4, 1962 Birth Place: E. Grand Rapids, Michigan Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Registered Nurse Father: Arthur Stephen Rasch Mother: Mary Elizabeth Goode
Notes: Attended Lake Michigan College, earned an Associates Degree in applied science administration in 1983. Also attended Aquinas College, Michigan, and Texas A&M University. Most nursing experience is in the cardiac catheterization lab, with some labor and delivery, and pediatrics experience. Enjoys running (completed a 10K run), swimming, horseback riding, and weight lifting. She has always had a love for animals, enjoys bodies of water to look at, and play in.
Spouse: Paul Cardell Slater Birth Date: April 15, 1965 Birth Place: Silver Springs, MD Christen Date: May 2, 1965 Christen Place: Holy Redeemer Church, College Park, MD Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Vascular Sales Specialist Father: Francis Xavier Slater (1930-) Mother: Annice Louise Cardell (1941-)
Notes: Attended Texas A&M, received a BS degree in Bioengineering in 1988, with 4 years in the Corps of Cadets. Started as a field service engineer, working in angiography and related equipment. Then worked as part of a national installation team installing cardiac catheterization labs. Presently is a vascular sales specialist. Enjoys bowling (won collegiate regional tournament in 1987), golf, softball, and weight lifting.
Marriage Date: October 19, 1991 Marriage Place: St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Houston, TX Children: Rebecca Leigh Andrew Paul Research: 14 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.3.1 Rebecca Leigh Slater ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 22, 1992 Birth Place: Houston, TX Christen Date: January 16, 1993 Christen Place: St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Houston, TX Religion: R. Catholic aka: Becca Father: Paul Cardell Slater Mother: Leslie Margaret Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.3.2 Andrew Paul Slater ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 22, 1995 Birth Place: Houston, TX Christen Date: April 7, 1996 Christen Place: Prince of Peace Catholic Community, Houston, TX Religion: R. Catholic aka: Drew Father: Paul Cardell Slater Mother: Leslie Margaret Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3a.4 Edward Arthur Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 8, 1969 aka: Ted Father: Arthur Stephen Rasch Mother: Mary Elizabeth Goode Research: 14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.1.3b Arthur Stephen Rasch * (Picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Patricia Plouhar Birth Date: April 16, 1938 Marriage Date: June 7, 1977 Other spouses: Mary Elizabeth Goode Research: 27 82q
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2 Herbert Edward Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 5, 1898 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: February 16, 1975 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Edward A. Rasch Mother: Anna Marie Alt
Notes: Served in U.S. Army during World War I, discharged from service on 12/21/1918. Before and after service he was Manager at the Inner Soe Tire Co., Grand Rapid, Michigan.
Spouse: Frances T. Robinson Birth Date: April 29, 1899 Birth Place: Grand Haven, Michigan Death Date: March 10, 1990 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Frances Ann Research: 8 27 37
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1 Frances Ann Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 7, 1930 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Herbert Edward Rasch Mother: Frances T. Robinson Spouse: Theodore Maycroft Birth Date: September 22, 1929 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan aka: Ted Children: Paul Theodore Ann Frances Ruth Edna Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1.1 Paul Theodore Maycroft ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 6, 1964 Birth Place: Cleveland Heights, OH Father: Theodore Maycroft Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Spouse: Carol Sue Kieser Birth Date: January 25, 1967 Birth Place: So. Dakota Children: Frances Irene Joy Katherine Susan Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1.1.1 Frances Irene Maycroft ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 25, 1990 Father: Paul Theodore Maycroft Mother: Carol Sue Kieser Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1.1.2 Katherine Susan Maycroft ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 17, 1993 Father: Paul Theodore Maycroft Mother: Carol Sue Kieser Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1.2 Ann Frances Maycroft ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 25, 1966 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Theodore Maycroft Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1.3 Ruth Edna Maycroft ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 7, 1968 Birth Place: Ohio Father: Theodore Maycroft Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Spouse: Arek Slone Clark Birth Date: 1968 Children: Theodore Sloan Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.1.2.1.3.1 Theodore Sloan Clark ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 16, 1996 Father: Arek Slone Clark Mother: Ruth Edna Maycroft Research: 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.2 Caroline Frances Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 23, 1873 aka: Carrie Death Date: November 20, 1955 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch
Notes: Had no children.
Spouse: Arthur B. Hansen Birth Date: 1872 Birth Place: Chicage, Illinois Death Date: 1952 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Adrian Hansen Mother: Mellie Swartz Marriage Date: October 3, 1899 Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Research: 8 14 70 100
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.3 Robert Gustave Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 25, 1874 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: Sept. 29, 1900 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Buried Date: October 2, 1900 Buried Place: St. Mary's Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch
Notes: Died of osteomyelitis.
Research: 8 14 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.4 Arthur Herman Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 20, 1876 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: Circa 1878 Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch
Notes: Died of diphtheria.
Research: 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.5 Alfred Joseph Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 14, 1877 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupation: Postal Clerk aka: Jack Death Date: April 18, 1939 Death Place: Kalamazoo, Michigan Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch Research: 8 20 37 100
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.6 Augusta M. Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 28, 1880 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupation: Music Teacher aka: Gussie Death Date: September 4, 1972 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch Spouse: Adolph John Hake Birth Date: June 9, 1883 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan aka: Addie Occupation: Stock Broker Death Date: July 12, 1958 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: William Hake Mother: Anna M. Shetler
Notes: His marriage license states that he was a stock broker. From 1921 he served in the
accounting department of the Sheriff's office. In the 1940 Federal Census their
daughter is named Grace Marie, and Clara Jackoboice is living with them.
Marriage Date: June 28, 1919 (picture) Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Jean Research: 8 9 72 88 100 110 111
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.6.1 Jean Marie Hake (pictures) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 28, 1927 Father: Adolph J. Hake Mother: Augusta M. Rasch
Notes: In the 1940 Federal Census her name is listed as Grace Marie. Had no children.
Spouse: Theodore Joseph Sellner Birth Date: November 24, 1922 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: March 14, 1994 Death Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Joseph M. Sellner Mother: Nina L. Lewer
Notes: Attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. In WWII he was a 1st/Sgt in the US Army and
served in the Pacific Theater.
Marriage Date: April 11, 1950 Marriage Place: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan Research: 8 35 37 72 88 110p
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.7 Carl Adolph Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 10, 1881 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Death Date: May 4, 1945 Death Place: Ottawa County, Michigan Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch
Notes: "He was a nice little man, bachelor, had a little place in Spring Lake (with his mother's apron in the bureau)."
The 1920 Federal Census had his occupation as a plumber, and he was living with his elderly parents.
Research: 8 20 37 70 100
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8 Walter Julius Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: April 23, 1886 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Photo Engraver/Orange Rancher Death Date: December 16, 1939 Death Place: Villa Park, CA Burial Place: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch
Notes: His primary occupation was as a photo engraver, mainly drawing ads for the newspapers. Around 1915 they moved to California for health reasons. They bought 15 acers of land in Villa Park, Orange County and planted orange trees, where he lived for 27 years.
Spouse: Elizabeth Mary Hilber Birth Date: January 14, 1887 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupation: Housewife Death Date: December 3, 1941 Death Place: Orange, CA Burial Place: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA aka: Bessie May Religion: R. Catholic Father: Philip Hilber Mother: Anna Ferguson Marriage Date: October 28, 1908 Marriage Place: St. Andrew's Catholic Cathedral, Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: Philip John Frances Ann Elizabeth Mary Research: 8 19 20 69 70 71 110s
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1 Philip John Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 3, 1909 Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Physiologist aka: Phil / Jack Death Date: October 3, 1995 Death Place: Ojai, CA Burial Place: Cremated / Buried at sea Father: Walter Julius Rasch Mother: Elizabeth Mary Hilber
Notes: He earned his B.A., M.A., M.Ed & Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, earned another B.A., from Cal. State Dominguiz Hills, after he retired. He was the Director of the Navy Medical Field Research Lab. Professionally he was the author of several books, including "Scientific Basis of Athletic Training", and "Kinesiology & Applied Anatomy", which had 8 editions and was translated into several languages. His best seller was a paperback entitled "Weight Training". He spent 20 years in the U. S. Naval Reserve, including 6 years active duty during World War II. He also was a yachtsman, competitive horseman, black belt in judo, and semi-professional archaeologist. He lettered in wrestling and fencing in college. Also book review editor for "Ironman" magazine. He had four books published since he died all dealing with the history of the Old West ("Billy the Kid", "The Lincoln County War", etc.), plus several hundred articles while he was alive.
Spouse: Mary Kirk Birth Date: July 24, 1912 Birth Place: Vancouver, B.C., Canada Christen Place: Vancouver, B.C., Canada Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Housewife Death Date: October 5, 2001 Burial Place: Buried at sea Spouse Father: Colin Kirk Spouse Mother: Josephine Smith
Spouse Notes: She loves her children, grandchildren, home, dog, and garden. She missed being born in England by three months as her mother was 7 months pregnant when she got on the boat to Canada. She has a positive personality and is always popular.
Marriage Date: November 18, 1939 Marriage Place: Vancouver, Canada Children: Philip Edward Virginia Marion Research: 8 19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1.1 Philip Edward Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 12, 1941 Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA Christen Date: February 9, 1941 Christen Place: Ascension Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Retired History Teacher aka: Phil Father: Philip John Rasch Mother: Mary Kirk
Notes: In his youth he once hitchhiked from California to No. Carolina, and back. He traveled around the world with a 6 week stay in India on a State Department grant. Earned a B.A. from Cal. State University, Long Beach, and an M. A. from Chapman College, Orange, CA. He was in the US Marine Corp Reserve (airborne) from 1958 to 1964. He is a Disabled American Veteran due to an injury that occurred in a parachute jump. A secondary school history teacher, he taught for 2 years in Watts, CA, (starting a few weeks after the Watts Riot); 2 years in Heidelberg, Germany; and retired after 35 years in Orange, CA. In June, 1996, he received a California State Senate Resolution commending him on his teaching. Phil still has the Civil War sword of his great grandfather, Alois Rasch.
Spouse: Karen Elizabeth Gisleson Birth Date: September 4, 1939 Birth Place: Beloit, WI Christen Date: 1939 Christen Place: St. Peter's Catholic Church, So. Beloit, IL Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Retired Math Teacher Spouse Father: Kenneth Edward Gisleson Spouse Mother: Helen Rose Markytus
Spouse Notes: Earned a B.A. from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, and an M.A. in Math from the University of Notre Dame. A retired high school math teacher, taught in Illinois, Indiana, Heidelberg, Germany, and Orange County, CA.
Marriage Date: August 10, 1968 Marriage Place: St. Peter's Catholic Church, So. Beloit, IL Children: Douglas Philip Barbara Elizabeth William Frederick Mary Gretchen Research: 19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1.1.1 Douglas Philip Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 26, 1970 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: January 10, 1971 Christen Place: St. Callistus Catholic Church, Garden Grove, CA Religion: R. Catholic aka: Doug Father: Philip Edward Rasch Mother: Karen Elizabeth Gisleson
Notes: Served six years in the B Bat., 1st. of the 14th Marine (artillery); awarded the Naval Achievement Medal. Earned four AA degrees (Math, Physics, Science & Liberal Arts). Employed by Edgeworks Group. (2009)
Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1.1.2 Barbara Elizabeth Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 18, 1972 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: August 20, 1972 Christen Place: Holy family Cathedral, Orange, CA Occupation: CPA / Lawyer Father: Philip Edward Rasch Mother: Karen Elizabeth Gisleson
Notes: Accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1994; law degree from George Washington Law School of Law in 2000. Currently Chief Counsel, International with the IRS. (2009)
Research: 19 20 43
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1.1.3 William Frederick Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 26, 1974 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: May 26, 1974 Christen Place: Holy family Cathedral, Orange, CA Religion: R. Catholic aka: WIll Father: Philip Edward Rasch Mother: Karen Elizabeth Gisleson
Notes: B. A. in Economics in 1996 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Currently works for the USIS. (2009)
Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1.1.4 Mary Gretchen Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 21, 1977 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: July 24, 1977 Christen Place: Holy family Cathedral, Orange, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Teacher Father: Philip Edward Rasch Mother: Karen Elizabeth Gisleson
Notes: Graduated from University of California at San Diego with a B. S. in Early Childhood Education in 1999, and a M. A. in Education from Chapman University, Orange, CA in 2004. Currently teaches in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (2009)
Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.1.2 Virginia Marion Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 29, 1941 Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA Christen Date: 1941 Christen Place: Ascension Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Retired Elementary School Teacher Father: Philip John Rasch Mother: Mary Kirk
Notes: B. A. in Education from Long Beach State University. Retired after over 30 years of teaching school in Ojai, CA. (2009) She is an enthusiastic and competitive horsewoman.
Research: 19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2 Frances Ann Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1913 Birth Place: Dayton, OH Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Housewife Death Date: 1986 Death Place: Reno, NV Burial Place: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA Father: Walter Julius Rasch Mother: Elizabeth Mary Hilber
Notes: Frances was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Spouse: William Davies Birth Date: 1914 Birth Place: Fullerton, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Strawberry Broker aka: Bill Death Date: 1973 Death Place: Orange, CA Burial Place: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA Father: R. T. Davies Mother: Gertrude Kennedy
Notes: Bill was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Marriage Date: July 15, 1939 Marriage Place: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fullerton, Ca Children: John William Ann Marie Richard Thomas Research: 8 19 20 110j
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.1 John William Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 9, 1941 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1941 Christen Place: Orange, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Insurance - AAA Father: William Davies Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Spouse: Sandra Mae Shapiro Birth Date: July 31, 1945 Religion: R. Catholic Spouse Father: Sam Shapiro Spouse Mother: Claire Marriage Date: January 17, 1970 Marriage Place: Oakland, CA Children: Steve Jennifer Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.1.1 Steven Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 23,1971 Birth Place: Reno, NV Christen Date: 1971 Christen Place: St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Reno, NV Occupation: Businessman Father: John William Davies Mother: Sandra Mae Shapiro Spouse: Susan Keincke Birth Date: February 4,1971 Birth Place: Corvallis, OR Religion: Protestant Spouse Father: Larry Keincke Spouse Mother: Rose Children: Sarah Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.1.1.1 Sarah Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1996 Father: Steven Davies Mother: Susan Keincke Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.1.2 Jennifer Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 17, 1973 Birth Place: Reno, NV Christen Date: 1973 Christen Place: St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Reno, NV Occupation: Advertising Religion: R. Catholic Father: John William Davies Mother: Sandra Mae Shapiro Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.2 Ann Marie Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 5, 1943 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1943 Christen Place: Orange, CA Occupation: Homemaker Religion: R. Catholic Father: William Davies Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Spouse: Carlo Ililo Petroni Birth Date: August 6, 1938 Birth Place: Susanville, CA Christen Date: 1938 Christen Place: Susanville, CA Religion: R. Catholic Spouse Father: Severino (Sam) Petroni Spouse Mother: Pasqualina Di Garzi Marriage Date: March 27, 1973 Marriage Place: Susanville, CA Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.3 Richard Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 26, 1945 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1945 Christen Place: Fullerton, CA Occupation: Insurance Father: William Davies Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Spouse: Karen Herfurth Birth Date: October 2, 1947 Occupation: Teacher Spouse Father: Robert Herfurth Spouse Mother: Lois Marriage Date: June 14, 1969 Marriage Place: So. Lake Tahoe, CA Children: Megan Scott Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.3.1 Megan Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1974 Birth Place: Reno, NV Christen Place: Reno, NV Occupation: Student Father: Richard Davies Mother: Karen Herfurth Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.3.2 Scott Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 23, 1977 Birth Place: Reno, NV Christen Place: Reno, NV Occupation: Student (UNR) Father: Richard Davies Mother: Karen Herfurth Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.4 Thomas Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 29, 1954 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1954 Christen Place: Orange, CA Occupation: General Manager of UNR Bookstore Father: William Davies Mother: Frances Ann Rasch Spouse: Constance Gamin Birth Date: November 26, 1958 Occupation: Owner of Children's Center Children: Kevin Sean Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.4.1 Kevin Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 7, 1988 Birth Place: Reno, NV Christen Date: 1988 Christen Place: Reno, NV Father: Thomas Rasch Mother: Constance Gamin Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.2.4.2 Sean Davies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 23, 1991 Birth Place: Reno, NV Christen Date: December, 1991 Christen Place: Reno, NV Father: Thomas Rasch Mother: Constance Gamin Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3 Elizabeth Mary Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 27, 1922 Birth Place: Orange Co., California Christen Place: Holy family Church, Orange, CA. Occupation: Housewife aka: Liz Death Date: 2014 Death Place: Santa Ana, CA Burial Place: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA Father: Walter Julius Rasch Mother: Elizabeth Mary Hilber
Notes: Grew up at Villa Park, CA. Attended Villa Park Grammer School (1936), Orange High School (1940), and Santa Ana Junior College. During World War II was in the USNR-WR (1943-1946) with the rank of Yeoman 3rd Class. Trained at Hunter College Boot Camp, Stillwater, OK, and stationed in Washington, DC.
Spouse: Stephen Jennings Marsh Birth Date: November 14, 1917 Birth Place: Pangburn, AR Occupation: Data Management Analyst aka: Steve Death Date: May 21, 2002 Death Place: Santa Ana, CA Burial Place: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA Father: Charley Frank Marsh Mother: Hila V. Hughes
Spouse Notes: In the 1920 Federal Census his family lived in Big Creek, Arkansas. By the 1930 Federal Census, they had moved to Orange Co., California. He was a S/SGT in the U.S. Army in World War II. He went ashore in Normandy the day after D-Day and earned a bronze star in the liberation of France. He and his division were in combat most of the time until VE Day (when they had reached the east side of the Rhine.)
Marriage Date: July 7, 1948 Marriage Place: Los Angeles, CA Children: Jeffery Stephen Douglas Kirk (twin) Philip John (twin) Research: 8 14 19 20 66 67 70 88 108
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.1 Jeffery Stephen Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1950 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1954 Christen Place: Holy family Chruch, Orange, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Sound/Special Effects/Pyro Technician Father: Stephen Jennings Marsh Mother: Elizabeth Mary Rasch Spouse: Jean Susan Mechling Birth Date: 1954 Christen Date: 1989 Christen Place: Corona, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Landscape Designer Father: Charles Mechling Mother: Merrilee
Notes: They renewed their marriage vows at St. Edward's, Corona, CA, in 1994.
Marriage Date: 1974 Marriage Place: Orange, CA Children: Sarah Elizabeth Andrew Stephen Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.1.1 Sarah Elizabeth Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 16, 1979 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Place: Corona, CA Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Student Father: Jeffery Stephen Marsh Mother: Jean Susan Mechling
Notes: Received scholarship to attend San Francisco Institute of the Arts.
Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.1.2 Andrew Stephen Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 8, 1982 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Place: Corona, CA Religion: R. Catholic Father: Jeffery Stephen Marsh Mother: Jean Susan Mechling
Notes: Graduated from Corona High School on June 15, 2000.
Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.2 Douglas Kirk Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1952 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1954 Christen Place: Holy family Church, Orange, CA Religion: R. Catholic Father: Stephen Jennings Marsh Mother: Elizabeth Mary Rasch Spouse: Margaret Kern Birth Date: 1960 Christen Place: El Paso, TX Religion: R. Catholic Father: Dr. Billy S. Kern Mother: Hilda Flores Marriage Date: 1986 Marriage Place: El Paso, TX Children: Sean Douglas Margaux Lauren Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.2.1 Sean Douglas Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1991 Father: Douglas Kirk Marsh Mother: Margaret Kern Research: 19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.2.2 Margaux Lauren Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1991 Father: Douglas Kirk Marsh Mother: Margaret Kern Research: 19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.8.3.3 Philip John Marsh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1952 Birth Place: Orange, CA Christen Date: 1954 Christen Place: Holy family Church, Orange, CA Occupation: Electronics - Supervisor, Santa Clara, CA Father: Stephen Jennings Marsh Mother: Elizabeth Mary Rasch Research: 19 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.5.9 Theodore Bernard Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 8, 1888 Death Date: February 2, 1890 Burial Place: Saint Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Father: Alois Rasch Mother: Marie Anderesch Research: 8 100


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