Anthony Rasch Family History

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10 Anthony Joseph Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: February 11, 1868 Birth Place: Centerline, Michigan Religion: R. Catholic aka: T.J. or Tone Occupation: Merchant Death Date: November 16, 1957 Death Place: Pasadena, California Burial Date: November 19, 1957 Burial Place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA Father: Florian Rasch II (1819-1891) Mother: Caroline Nickel (1827-1880)
Notes: Moved with family from Michigan to Alabama in Spring, 1873, at age of 2. In the late 1800 he set up a steam cotton gin in St. Florian. Became a very prominent citizen in St. Florian. He owned a cotton gin, flour mill and grist mill, which he later sold to Frank A. Buffler. Family moved from St. Florian to Oklahoma in May, 1922 (reported by Marie Rasch who arrived in St. Florian from France on 5/30/1922). Family moved from St. Florian to Arkansas, then to California. Later, some of the members subsequently returned to Arkansas He was remembered by his sons as a kindly man who was careful about his personal appearance, interested in his children and grandchildren.
Spouse: Anne Margaret Wurm Birth Date: September 16, 1878 Birth Place: St. Florian, Alabama aka: Annie Death Date: April 19, 1940 Death Place: Los Angeles, California Burial Place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA Mother: Elizabeth (-1923) Marriage Date: January 14, 1894 Children: William John George J. Lee A. Ellen Thomas E. Augustine Lucas (Twin) Mary Clarissa (Twin) Maria Angela References: 1 9 16 17 20 45 51 84 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.1 William John Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 28,1896 Birth Place: St. Florian, Alabama Occupation: Residential Construction Death Date: August 19,1947 Death Place: Los Angeles, California Burial Date: August 22,1947 Burial Place: Los Angeles National Cemetery (Plot 130, 10 row B) Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm(1878-1940)
Notes: Raised in St. Florian, AL. In World War I he served as a Wagoneer in the 49th Coastal Artillery Regiment. In 1921 moved to El Dorado, AK, with his brother Lee and opened a service station and storage garage. In May, 1923, moved to Glendale, CA and started a cement and plastering contracting business, known as the Rasch Brs. Contractors, with two of his brothers.
Spouse: Anna L. Heiser Birth Date: 1904 Birth Place: Hungery Death Date: 1980
Spouse Notes: The 1940 Federal Census has her birth in 1904 in Hungary, and that she was a naturalized citizen. Had no children. Died of Cancer
References: 51 84 96 145 154
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2 George Julius Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 26,1898 Birth Place: St. Florian, AL Christen Date: September 26,1898 Christen Place: St. Michael's Church, St. Florian, AL Religion: Episcopalian Occupation: Residential Construction Death Date: April 14, 1988 Death Place: Newport, AR Burial Place: Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, AK Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm (1878-1940)
Notes: Raised in St. Florian, AL. In 1921 moved to California. In 1923 started a cement and plastering contracting business, known as the Rasch Brs. Contractors, with two of his brothers. In 1940 his home was in Glendale, and he constructed many homes in Riverside, CA. In 1942 he moved to Arkansas and became a rice farmer. Then, in the 1960's he became involved in residential construction again, with antique furniture as an avocation. Early in his career he attended Catholic Seminary for 2 years, and decided against priesthood. World War I army veteran
Spouse: Vera Neeley Birth Date: July 27, 1905 Birth Place: Rector, AR Religion: Episcopalian Occupation: Cosmetologist Death Date: November 21, 1986 Burial Place: Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, AK Father: William Kenderick Neeley Mother: Birdie Pearl Bradford
Notes: Pursued a career as a Cosmetologist and maintained a business in Newport, AR. Prior to moving to California she was a school teacher in Armorel, AR.
Marriage Date: 1928 Marriage Place: California Children: James Robert William A. References: 9 51 84 101 111 113 145 148
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1 James Robert Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: October 21, 1930 Birth Place: Glendale, California Christen Date: 1946 Christen Place: Christian Church, Newport, Arkansas Religion: Episcopalian Occupation: Retired VA Medical Doctor Father: George J. Rasch (1898-1990) Mother: Vera Neeley Spouse: Patricia Ann Edwards (picture) Birth Date: December 3, 1934 Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas Christen Date: November, 1954 Christen Place: Christ Church, Little Rock, Arkansas Religion: Episcopalian Aka: Pattie Death Date: March 10, 2011 Death Place: Little Rock, Arkansas Burial Date: March 12, 2011 Burial Place: Concord Cemetery, Furlow, Arkansas Father: Hugh Fletcher Edwards Mother: Mary Edna Purcell
Spouse Notes: She was owner operator of The Spanish House Furniture Store in Little Rock for several years
as well as homemaker to her children. Pattie passed on quietly at a hospice after a valiant
battle with pancreatic cancer.
Marriage Date: September 4, 1954 Marriage Place: No. Little Rock, AR Children: Linda Carol James Robert Timothy Hugh References: 78 101 148
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.1 Linda Carol Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 15, 1956 Birth Place: Little Rock, AR Christen Date: January, 1957 Christen Place: Christ Church, Little Rock, AR Religion: Episcopalian Occupation: M.B.A. Copyrights Father: James Robert Rasch Mother: Patricia Ann Edwards Spouse: Matthew G. Colleran Marriage Date: August 17, 1986 Marriage Place: Trinity Church, Topsfield, MA Divorced Children: Nathaniel Barrett Nicholas Shay Nolan Patrick References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.1.1 Nathaniel Barrett Colleran ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 17, 1989 Birth Place: Newbury Port, MA Father: Matthew G. Colleran Mother: Linda Carol Rasch References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.1.2 Nicholas Shay Colleran ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 7, 1993 Birth Place: Beverly, MA Father: Matthew G. Colleran Mother: Linda Carol Rasch References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.1.3 Nolan Patrick Colleran ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: May 19, 1997 Birth Place: Beverly, MA Father: Matthew G. Colleran Mother: Linda Carol Rasch References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.2 James Robert Rasch, Jr. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 13, 1958 Birth Place: Anchorage, AK Christen Date: October 17, 1958 Christen Place: St. Mark's Church, Anchorage, AK Religion: Episcopal Occupation: Wine Dealer Father: James Robert Rasch Mother: Patricia Ann Edwards Spouse: Tammy Lynn Campbell Birth Date: June 12, 1962 Birth Place: Lonoke, AR Christen Date: June, 1974 Christen Place: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Religion: Methodist Occupation: Administration with Southwest Bell Father: Fletcher F. Campbell Mother: Sylvia Lynn Waddell Marriage Date: March 24, 1990 Marriage Place: Trapnall Hall, Little Rock, AR Children: Sydney Lynn James Fletcher References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.2.1 Sydney Lynn Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 24, 1991 Birth Place: Little Rock, AR Father: James Robert Rasch, Jr. Mother: Tammy Lynn Campbell References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.2.2 James Fletcher Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 5, 199 Birth Place: Little Rock, AR Father: James Robert Rasch, Jr. Mother: Tammy Lynn Campbell References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.3 Timothy Hugh Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 14, 1959 Birth Place: Anchorage, AK Christen Date: January, 1960 Christen Place: St. Mark's Church, Anchorage, AK Religion: Episcopalian Occupation: Exxon-Mobil Petroleum Engineer Father: James Robert Rasch Mother: Patricia Ann Edwards Spouse: Mary Louise Genuisha Birth Date: January 26, 1964 Birth Place: New Orleans, LA Christen Date: February 23, 1965 Christen Place: Jackson, MS Religion: R. Catholic Occupation: Ophthalmic Technician Father: Frank Paul Genusha Mother: Mary Louise Genusha Marriage Date: October 28, 1994 Marriage Place: New Orleans, LA Children: Emily Victoria References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.1.3.1 Emily Victoria Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 13, 1996 Birth Place: New Orleans, LA Father: Timothy Hugh Rasch Mother: Mary Louise Genuisha References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.2 William A. Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 16, 1946 Birth Place: Searcy, AR Christen Date: May, 1946 Christen Place: St. Paul's Church, Newport, AR Religion: Episcopalian Occupation: Construction Supervisor Father: George J. Rasch (1898-1990) Mother: Vera Neeley Marriage Status:Divorced Children: Christopher Todd William A. (adopted) References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.2.1 Christopher Todd Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Place: Newport, AR Father: William A. Rasch References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.2.2.2 William A. Rasch, Jr./ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Place: Michigan Father: William A. Rasch References: 101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3 Lee Allen Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 7, 1900 Birth Place: St. Florian, Alabama aka: Doc Occupation: House Painter/Contractor Death Date: July 11, 1984 Death Place: So. California Burial Place: Inglewook Park Cemetery, Ingelwood, CA Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm (1878-1940)
Notes: As a young man he wanted to be a physician, hence the nickname, Doc. He lost his left arm in an accident while trying to clear a clogged cotton gin on Sept. 20, 1918. His arm was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, St. Florian, AL., but the location has been lost. In 1921 moved to El Dorado, AR, and opened a service station and storage garage with his brother Bill. He moved to California in May, 1923, to join his brothers building houses. The brothers each went separate ways into different construction trades in the late 1930's. Lee became a successful painting contractor, in business for 46 years, retiring in 1970. He was granted a life membership in the Knights of Columbus for his charitable work. He was an officer in the B. P. O. Elks where he was granted an honorary life membership for his charitable work and years of service. He was married for 49 years before his death.
Spouse: Dorothy Dolores Obiols (picture) Birth Date: November 20, 1909 Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA Religion: R. Catholic Religion: R. Catholic aka: Dot Occupation: Homemaker Death Date: August 8, 2000 Death Place: So. California Spouse Father: Frank Obiols Spouse Mother: Olivia Briseno
Notes: Born, raised and attended school in Los Angeles, she studied the piano for 10 years. She also worked in motion pictures for four years. She met Lee at a party at his brother Tom's home in 1933.
Marriage Date: October 13, 1934 Children: Lawrence Anthony References: 9 37 51 84 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1a Lawrence Lee Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 2, 1938 Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA Christen Place: Los Angeles, CA Occupation: Electronic Designer aka: T.J. or ToneLarry Religion: R. Catholic Father: Lee Allen Rasch Mother: Dorothy Dolores Obiols
Notes: Graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in L. A. in 1956. Member of U.S. Air Force from 1956 until late 1960. Started career in electronics in 1961 at National Cash Register. Worked at TRW's aerospace division for many years. Moved to Austin from L. A. in 1979. Has been at Motorola Corp. in Austin since 1988, as a computer designer. Retired from Motorola in 1998.
Spouse: Carolynn Cecelia Juull Birth Date: 1942 Death Date: January 2, 1970 Marriage Date: 1960 Marriage Place: Nevada Children: Laura Lee Other spouses: Alayne Addy Mizera Vickie Williams Easton References: 37 51 80 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1a.1a Laura Lee Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 19, 1964 Birth Place: Inglewook, CA Father: Lawrence Lee Rasch Mother: Carolynn Cecelia Juull Spouse: Mr. Semeniuk Children: Erika Kristopher Other spouse: Jason Ioria References: 51 80 84 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1a.1.1 Erika L. Semeniuk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: June 10, 1984 Birth Place: Harbor City, CA Mother: Laura Lee Rasch References: 51 80 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1a.1.2 Kristopher A. Semeniuk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: March 3, 1988 Birth Place: Harbor City, CA Mother: Laura Lee Rasch References: 51 80 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1a.1b Laura Lee Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Jason Ioria
Notes: Raised in Riverside, CA, where he met Laura.
Marriage Date: June 6, 1996 Marriage Place: Austin, TX Other spouse: Mr. Semeniuk References: 80
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1b Lawrence Lee Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Alayne Addy Mizera Marriage Date: 1971 Marriage Place: California Divorced: 1978 Other spouses: Carolynn C. Juull Vickie Williams Easton References: 51
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.1c Lawrence Lee Rasch * (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Vickie Williams Easton Birth Date: January 8, 1944 Birth Place: Oklahoma Occupation: Licensed Masseuse Spouse Father: M. Lee Williams Spouse Mother: Opal M. Klaus
Notes: Operated a boutique shop for a few years before she began her successful practice as a licensed masseuse.
Other spouses: Carolynn C. Juull Alayne Addy Mizera References: 37 49 51
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.3.2 Anthony Frank Rasch (picture) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: August 18, 1939 Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA Christen Date: 1948 Christen Place: St. Eugene's Catholic Church, CA. Occupation: Anglican Catholic Bishop aka: Fr. Tony Father: Lee Allen Rasch Mother: Dorothy Dolores Obiols
Notes: Tony graduated from Mount Carmel High School, in Los Angeles, and received his B. A. degree from California State University at Los Angeles. He trained for the Sacred Ministry at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, and the General Theological Seminary, New York, where he received his Bachelor of Sacred Theology. Fr. Rasch was ordained to the priesthood on March 11, 1967. He served as a Curate at St. Luke's of the Mountains, La Crescenta, CA, from July, 1966, through February, 1969. He served as Vicar, and then Rector, of Blessed Sacrament Church, Placentia, CA, from March 1969 through January, 1978. In 1978 he helped to establish what became the Anglican Catholic Church. He founded the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Orange, CA, and served as rector of the parish from March, 1978, to June, 1987. He was appointed for a time as Dean of the Deanery of Southern California and also served on the Standing Committee and various commissions in the Dioceses of the Holy Trinity (the original diocese in the Anglican Catholic Church). He became Rector of St. Mary the Virgin parish February 1, 1989. He presently serves on the commission on Canons and as an Examining Chaplain in the Diocese of the Pacific and Southwest. He celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination in 2007. He was elected a Bishop of the Anglican Catholic Church. His consecration to that position was performed on September 20, 2008.
References: 37 49 70 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.4a Ellen V. Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: December 23, 1904 Death Date: June 26, 1999 Death Place: Los Angeles, CA Occupation: Realtor (Retired) Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm(1878-1940) Spouse: Henry H. Tice Birth Date: 1890 Birth Place: Kentucky Mother: Ada B. Children: Mary Jane Other spouses: Arthur Cletus References: 20 51 80 111
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.4a.1 Mary Jane Tice ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: 1929 Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA Father: Henry H. Tice Mother: Ellen V. Rasch Spouse: James H. Well References: 20 49 111
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.4b Ellen Rasch * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See above) Spouse: Arthur Cletus Other spouses: Henry H. Tice
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.5 Thomas Edward Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 23, 1905 Birth Place: St. Florian, Alabama Occupation: Residential Construction aka: Tom Death Date: August 7, 1962 Death Place: So. California Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm (1878-1940)
Notes: Raised in St. Florian, AL. In 1923 moved to California and started a cement and plastering
contracting business, known as the Rasch Brs. Contractors, with two of his brothers
Spouse: Naomi Children: Ronald Thomas Edward References: 51 84 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.5.1 Ronald Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Thomas Edward Rasch Mother: Naomi References: 51
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.5.2 Thomas Edward Rasch Jr. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: November 6, 1941 Death Date: May 24, 1999 Burial Date: May 28, 1999 Burial Place: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA Father: Thomas Edward Rasch Mother: Naomi
Notes: Military service in the U.S. Marine Corps, from November 7, 1958.
References: 51 129
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.6 Augustine Lucas Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 22, 1906 Death Date: January 27, 1906 Burial Date: January 28, 1906 Burial Place: St. Michael's Cemetery, St. Florian, Al (Row 8, Plot N1) Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm (1878-1940)
Notes: Died in infancy.
References: 11 20 45 51 174
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.7 Mary Clarissa Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: January 22, 1906 Death Date: January 23, 1906 Burial Date: January 24, 1906 Burial Place: St. Michael's Cemetery, St. Florian, Al (Row 8, Plot N2) Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm (1878-1940)
Notes: Died in infancy.
References: 11 20 45 51 174
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1.10.8 Maria Angela Rasch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth Date: September 8, 1907 Christen Date: September 15, 1907 Christen Place: St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Florian, AL Death Date: 1929/1930 Father: Anthony Joseph Rasch (1868-1957) Mother: Anne Margaret Wurm (1878-1940)
Notes: Died of T. B. in California.
References: 51 174


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