Christian Friedrich Rau1

M, #29251, b. 6 June 1830, d. 1 October 1910
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
     Christian was born on 6 June 1830 in Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Stadtkreis, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyG.1 Christian married Christina F Gritz on 5 March 1855 in Oakland, Coles County, Illinois, USAG.2 He died on 1 October 1910 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG, at age 80.1 Christian Friedrich Rau was buried in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois, USAG.1
     In the obituary of Christina F Gritz who died 6 October 1921, her husband, Christian Rau was listed as predeceased.2

Family

Christina F Gritz b. 30 Aug 1833, d. 6 Oct 1921
Children

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S8010] Christina Rau Dies At Age 88, Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Oct 7, 1921 viewed at Macon County Web Page,, Obituary: Cristina Rau née Gritz (Use CTRL F to search this page. Hereinafter cited as Daily Review.
  3. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Lillie C. Rau Rogers
    Grave MarkerTranscription:
    ROGERS
    Mother     Lillie C.     1872 - 1958
    Father     John D.1869 - 1957.     

Christina F Gritz1,2

F, #29252, b. 30 August 1833, d. 6 October 1921
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Christina was born on 30 August 1833 in Wurtemburg, GermanyG.2 Alternatively, she was born on 30 August 1833 in Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Stadtkreis, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyG, although the source of this seemingly more precise location is not given.1 Christina married Christian Friedrich Rau on 5 March 1855 in Oakland, Coles County, Illinois, USAG.2 She died on 6 October 1921 in Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois, USAG, at age 88.1
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Anna Rogers and Lillie Rogers. Predeceased: Christian Rau.2 Christina F Gritz was buried in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois, USAG.1
     The following biographical fact was included in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Review published in Decatur, Illinois, 25 July 1920:
Top row, left to right — George A. Rau, Decatur; Mrs. Anna Rodgers, Warrensburg; Henry Rau, Blue Mound; William Rau, Warrensburg; Mrs Sophia Hawkyard, Kenney; Chris Rau, Warrensburg; Mrs. Lillie Rodgers, Warrensburg; Mrs. Mollie Radabaugh, Alden, Ia.

Seated, left to right — Charles F. Rau, Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. Louisa Baughman, Warrensburg; Mrs. Christians F. Rau, John Rau, Maroa.

Mrs. Christiana F. Rau of Warrensburg was exceedingly happy last Sunday when she was surrounded by all of her eleven children and a large number of other relatives for a family reunion. About seventy-five were present. The affair was held in the home of her daughter. Mrs. J. D. Rodgers In Austin township.

Mrs. Rau is eighty-siven (sic) years of age and all of her eleven children are living. The eldest is John Ran of Maroa., who is 65, and the youngest is Mrs. Mollie Radabaugh of Alden. Ia., who is 45. At the reunion four generations were represented In Mrs. Rau. Mrs, Baughman. Mrs. Emma Conley and her daughter, Edna Conley The great grand child Is fourteen years of age.3

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Review published in Decatur, Illinois 7 October 1921:
Christina Rau Dies At Age Of 88
Came To America From Germany In 1851
Mrs. Christina Rau died at 9 o'clock Thursday night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L.E. Rogers, near Maroa. Her age was eighty-eight years, one month and six days. Mrs. Rau was in fairly good health until a week ago. Her death was due to the infirmities of age.
Mrs. Rau's maiden anme was Christina F. Gritz. She was born in Wurtemburg, Germany August 30, 1833. She came to America in 1851. She and Christian Rau were married in 1855 at Oakland, Ill. From there they moved to Logan Co., where they resided several years. Then they moved to Austin Township, making their home there for thirty-six years. In 1900 they moved to Warrensburg, residing there until the death of Mr. Rau in 1910. Since then Mrs. Rau has spent her time among her children, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. John D. Rogers, in Austin township.

Active Church Worker
Mrs. Rau was a faithful member of the German Episcopal church and was active in the work of her church as long as her health permitted. She was devoted to her children and friends. She is survived by eleven children, John Rau of Maroa, Charles F. Rau of of Long Beach, Calif., William Rau of Latham, Henry Rau of Blue Mound, Chris Rau of Warrensburg, George A. Rau of Decatur, Mrs. Louisa Bauman of Warrensburg, Mrs. Sophia Hawkyard of Kenney, Mrs. Anna Rogers of Maroa, Mrs. Lillie Rogers of Warrensburg and Mrs. Mollie Radabuagh of Alden, Ia. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Barbara Auer of Latham. There are thirty-seven grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Saturday
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Warrensburg. The interment will be in the Illini cemetery.
The Rau family reunion in August 1920 will long be remembered by the people of Austin township. It was held at the home of Mrs. John Rogers and was an impromtu affair. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rau of Long Beach, Calif., and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Radabaugh of Alden, Ia. had come unannounced to visit the relatives in Macon County. Word was sent to all the other children and they gathered at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Rogers. All the children and many of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present, making a company of seventy-five.2



     November 2017 Research notes:
Since the Rau family is only of tangential interest in this database, I have yet to include all of the children of Christiana Rau.4

Family

Christian Friedrich Rau b. 6 Jun 1830, d. 1 Oct 1910
Marriage*Christina married Christian Friedrich Rau on 5 March 1855 in Oakland, Coles County, Illinois, USAG.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Christiana E. Creuz Rau
    Grave marker transcription:
    Father     Mother
    Christian Rau     June 5, 1830 - Oct 1. 1910
    His wife Christiana F. Rau     Aug. 30, 1833 - Oct. 6, 1921
    RAU.
  2. [S8010] Christina Rau Dies At Age 88, Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Oct 7, 1921 viewed at Macon County Web Page,, Obituary: Cristina Rau née Gritz (Use CTRL F to search this page. Hereinafter cited as Daily Review.
  3. [S8011] All Her Children Here For Reunion, The Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Jul 25, 1920, Page 3, column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Poorly reproduced photo with caption: Mrs. Christiana Rau of Warrensburg and Her Eleven Children. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Review.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  6. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Lillie C. Rau Rogers
    Grave MarkerTranscription:
    ROGERS
    Mother     Lillie C.     1872 - 1958
    Father     John D.1869 - 1957.     

Estel Nowlin1

F, #29254, b. 22 March 1902, d. 9 October 1902
Father*Emmert Jeremiah Nowlin1 b. 3 Jun 1871, d. 4 Aug 1955
Mother*Floy Mertie Huddleston1 b. 22 Aug 1874, d. 15 Nov 1947
Last Edited14 Jan 2014
     Estel was born on 22 March 1902 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1 She died on 9 October 1902 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Margaret A Collier1,2

F, #29255
Last Edited28 Nov 2017
     Margaret was born in Indiana, USAG.3 Margaret married William H Baker.1,2
     Margaret A Collier was listed as a survivor in the obituary of William H Baker who died 9 September 1889, Wife.2

Family

William H Baker b. 15 Feb 1819, d. 9 Sep 1889
Child

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., William H Baker.
  3. [S6864] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Flora B Nowlin née Baker.
  4. [S4708] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Flora B Nowlin.
  5. [S6864] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name:      Mrs Flora B. Nowlin
    Father:     William H. Baker
    Mother:     Margaret Collier
    Spouse:     Ambrose E. Nowlin
    Informant:     Ambrose E. Nowlin.

Albert H Dietrich1

M, #29256, b. 11 March 1876, d. 9 February 1951
Last Edited21 Sep 2016
     Albert was born on 11 March 1876 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,2,3,4 Albert married Margaret Pamela Nowlin before 1930.5,1 Albert H Dietrich and Margaret Pamela Nowlin were divorced before 1940. Albert was listed as divorsed and living in his son-in-law's household in the 1940 census.6 He died on 9 February 1951 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, at age 74.2,3,4 Albert H Dietrich was buried in Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.3,4
     Military Service:
     Albert H Dietrich began military service on 13 July 1898 Private in the Hospital Corps, U.S. Army.3

Census Data

     Albert H appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Ambrose E Nowlin, Ambrose's son-in-law.1

Family

Margaret Pamela Nowlin b. 19 Mar 1876, d. 14 Feb 1972
Marriage*Albert married Margaret Pamela Nowlin before 1930.5,1 
Divorce* Albert H Dietrich and Margaret Pamela Nowlin were divorced before 1940. Albert was listed as divorsed and living in his son-in-law's household in the 1940 census.6 

Citations

  1. [S4562] Ambrose E Nowlin household, April 4, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Greendale, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 15, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 770.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  2. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Albert Dietrich.
  3. [S4486] U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx, Name: Albert H Dietrich
    Birth Date:     11 Mar 1876
    Death Date:     9 Feb 1951
    Cemetery:     Greendale Cemetery
    Cemetery Location:     Lawrenceburg, Indiana
    Enlistment Date:      13 Jul 1898
    Discharge Date:     28 Feb 1899. Hereinafter cited as Headstone Applications for Military.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    Albert Dietrich.
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Margaret Pamelia Nowlin Brunner
    Grave marker transcription:
    Margaret P only daughter of A. E. & F. B. Nowlin     Mar 19, 1876 - Feb. 14, 1972.
  6. [S4563] Gibson D Kinghorn household, April 18, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 15-15, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035, Gibson D Kinghorn household.

Elizabeth Bernice Fisk1

F, #29257, b. October 1899, d. 20 March 1953
Father*Malvin W Fisk2 b. 14 Jul 1864, d. 18 Dec 1906
Mother*Margaret Pamela Nowlin2 b. 19 Mar 1876, d. 14 Feb 1972
Last Edited14 Jul 2017
     Elizabeth was born in October 1899 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.2,1 Alternatively, she was born on 2 November 1899 in Indiana, USAG, according to her Find A Grave memorial page, but without sources you know how reliable this is.3 Alternatively, she was born circa 1901 in Indiana, USAG, in the 1930 census, but she was included in the 1900 census, so this date is incorrect.4 Elizabeth married Robert Manning Braun before 1925.5,6 She died on 20 March 1953 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USAG, at age 53.3 Elizabeth Bernice Fisk was buried on 20 March 1953 in Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.3
     Elizabeth Bernice Fisk was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Malvin W Fisk who died 18 December 1906.7 Bernice E Fisk was a survivor of her husband Robert who died in 1927.6

Census Data

     Bernice E appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Malvin Fisk and Maggie Fisk.2

Bernice appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Ambrose E Nowlin, listed as a widow with one son.4

Family

Robert Manning Braun b. 22 Jun 1900, d. 10 Apr 1927
Marriage*Elizabeth married Robert Manning Braun before 1925.5,6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S6843] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Robert Malvin Nowlin Braun
    Parents:     Robert M. Braun & Elizabeth Bernice Fisk. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  2. [S4564] Malvin Fisk household, June 4, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0041, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  3. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Bernice E. Fisk Braun.
  4. [S4562] Ambrose E Nowlin household, April 4, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Greendale, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 15, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 770.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  5. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children, I assume she wed before the birth of her son who was 4 years 8 months old in the 1930 census.
  6. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Robert Manning Braun.
  7. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Malvin W Fisk.
  8. [S683] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, Deaths., Name: Robert M Braun.
  9. [S6864] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name: Margaret D Brunner née Nowlin
    Informant:     Robt Braun, grandson.

Nelson Fisk1

M, #29258
Last Edited11 May 2013
     Nelson married Julia (?).1

Family

Julia (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Malvin W Fisk.

Julia (?)1

F, #29259
Last Edited11 May 2013
     Julia married Nelson Fisk.1

Family

Nelson Fisk
Child

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Malvin W Fisk.

Robert Manning Braun1

M, #29260, b. 22 June 1900, d. 10 April 1927
Last Edited10 Jun 2017
     Robert was born on 22 June 1900 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,2 Robert married Elizabeth Bernice Fisk before 1925.3,1 He died on 10 April 1927 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USAG, at age 26.1 Robert Manning Braun was buried in Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1
     The following biographical information is from my personal research, 1925:
At the time of his son's birth he gave his occupation as a factory manager.2

Family

Elizabeth Bernice Fisk b. Oct 1899, d. 20 Mar 1953
Child

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Robert Manning Braun.
  2. [S6843] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Robert Malvin Nowlin Braun
    Parents:     Robert M. Braun & Elizabeth Bernice Fisk. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  3. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children, I assume she wed before the birth of her son who was 4 years 8 months old in the 1930 census.
  4. [S683] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, Deaths., Name: Robert M Braun.
  5. [S6864] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name: Margaret D Brunner née Nowlin
    Informant:     Robt Braun, grandson.