Julius Rasch History

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.6 Julius Florian Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: July 28,1842 Birth Place: Oldersdorf (near Frankenstein, present day Zabkowice Slaskie), Silesia, Prussia Baptism Date: July 30,1842 Baptism Place: Parish church in Protzan, Silesia, Prussia Death Date: February 18, 1880 Death Place: Grand Rapids, MI Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI Father: Florian Franz Rasch I (1791-1855) Mother: Barbara Gutkorn (1804-1843)
Notes: According to church baptismal records his name was Ferdinand Julius Franz Rasch. He arrived in the US ca. 1854. Civil War Vet., enlisted in the Union Army on April 18, 1861, for a 3-year term. Assigned to Company A, 2nd Infantry of the Michigan Infantry. He was wounded at Williamsburg, VA, on May 5, 1862, receiving a disability discharge on September 13, 1862. He returned to Michigan where he ran a grocery store in Grand Rapids. Visited German relatives in Silesia from 1872 to 1874. He never married.
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