Rasch/Schindler Family History

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Florian Franz Rasch I ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 17, 1793 Birth Place: Olbersdorf, Silesia, Prussia (now part of Poland) Christen Date: June 17, 1793 Christen Place: Protzan, Silesia, Prussia Death Date: September 14, 1855 Death Place: Centerline, Michigan Burial Place: St. Clement's Church Cemetery, Centerline, Michigan Father: Joseph Rasch Mother: Anna Maria Padelt
Notes: Born in the Southern, Catholic part of Silesia, in what was then Prussia, is now part of Poland. Records show that he was a farmer in Olbersdorf, near Frankenstein (present day Zabkowice Šlaskie) from 1825-1842. He arrived in the US with family on May 19, 1852. According to records the family did not come to America together. The Mt.Clemens Courthouse, MI, shows Florian II purchasing land in 1851. According to family tradition he was a member of Napoleon's Army who survived the retreat from Moscow in 1812. Another tradition has him as being a Quatrtermaster Captain in Napoleon's Army, and he was able to retreat from Russia without losing a single member of his unit. Buried in St. Clements Parish.
Spouse: Johanna Josepha Carolina Schindler Birth Date: June 11, 1794 Birth Place: Protzan, near Frankenstein, Silesia, Prussia Christen Date: June 12, 1794 Christen Place: Protzan, Silesia, Prussia aka: Carolina Death Place: Prussia Father: Johann Casper Schindler Mother: Anna Theresa Mary Elizabeth
Spouse Notes: There is no record of her death.
Marriage Date: November 7, 1815 Children: Florian (R/S 1.1) Joseph (R/S 1.2) Franz (R/S 1.3) (son) (daughter) (stillborn daughter) Other spouses: Barbara Gutkorn References: 1 20 48 65a

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