[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surnames Geppert/Rakko/Zell

Barbara Cooper bdaelick at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 11 13:32:36 PDT 2005

Thank you Rose,

I believe that must be the parish record for Maria Zell that my Rakko 
relation in Brazil told me about, I have not been able to get to an LDS 
library to look at it myself.  He is also the one that told me that Franz 
Rakko was born in Lodz in 1838.  As far as we know he was a Lutheran as 

Barbara Cooper

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rose Ingram" <roseingram at shaw.ca>
To: "Barbara Cooper" <bdaelick at hotmail.com>; 
<ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surnames Geppert/Rakko/Zell

> Barbara,
> The Parish Records Index in the members only section of the SGGEE website, 
> shows a birth for a Maria Luise Zell in 1840, Entry #173, on Pabianice 
> parish Film 715776, and will give her parents names and ages.
> I do not see anything for the name Rakko  - Was he catholic and then 
> married a Lutheran girl?
> Rose Ingram
> From: "Barbara Cooper" Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 8:43 AM
>> Hello!
>> I am hoping someone can help me.  I am looking for information regarding 
>> the following ancestors.  My Gr. gr. Grandfather Adolph Geppert born in 
>> 1863, he married Pauline Rakko who was born in 1862 or 1868.  Adolph and 
>> Pauline immigrated from the Samara region of Russia (Colony Reinsfeld I 
>> believe) in 1902.  They arrived in St. John N.B. December 15, 1902 on the 
>> Lake Champlain where I found them listed as Deppert with their children 
>> Gustav(17), Amalie(15), Edward(11, my gr. Grandpa), Waldemar(9), Olga(4) 
>> and Florentina(1).  According to my family there were 4 other children 
>> who remained in Russia.  Just above Adolph and his family on the manifest 
>> is Rochus Deppert(19) who had a check in the box asking if he was 
>> travelling with family but my Grandma has no idea who this might be. 
>> Country of birth is listed as Germany although I know the children were 
>> all born in Russia.  The family travelled to Winnipeg before settling 
>> near Watson, Sk. in 1906.  they do not show up in the 190!
>> 6 census as I believe they are on the missing pages for this district.
>> Pauline Rakko's parents were Franz Rakko, born 1838 Lodz, Poland and 
>> Maria Zell born 1840 Pabianice, Poland.  I need to confirm this 
>> information as I received it from the g.g. Grandson of one of Pauline's 
>> brothers.  They both died in Colony Reinsfeld, Samara, Russia, Franz in 
>> 1883 and Maria in 1913.  They had 8 children- Adolf b. 1870, Maria b. 
>> 1872, Louis b. 1874, August b. 1876, Reinhold b. 1878, Ida b. 1880 and 
>> Woldemar b. 1882 all in Colony Reinsfeld.
>> If anyone has any connection to any of these names or has seen any 
>> information regarding them I would appreciate hearing from them.
>> Thank you,
>> Barbara Cooper

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