[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] New information - need help

Shann Culo shannfountain at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 5 04:29:59 PST 2006

Hi everyone!

I joined the group a month or so ago and had some kind responses from Mr. 
Obee and Mr. Itterman.  I decided to wait until I had more information from 
my grandmother.  She gave me all her records over the holidays and this is 
what information I do have.

My great-great grandfather's name was Varro (or Warro - spelled differently 
on different documents) Traugott Rauschning Hubach and was born 
approximately 1873.  He and my great-great grandmother, Agnes Elisabeth 
Grooms, were married at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Charleston, South 
Carolina on February 5, 1899.

My great-grandmother was born on August 17, 1901 and when she was a small 
child (we don't know the exact year) he returned to Prussia and business and 
was never heard from again.  He was from Konigsberg and I do not believe he 
ever became a citizen.

He is listed with my great-great grandmother on the 1900 census and his 
occupation is listed as candy maker.  I do not believe he ever became a 
citizen of the United States.

I would like to find out more information about him.  When he was born, his 
family, and more importantly, when he died and where he is buried.  I also 
thought of searching passenger lists departing from Charleston but can't 
find any online and can't browse microfilm since I live in Zagreb, Croatia.

We also have two letters from the German consulate dated 1933 and 1934 
saying perhaps he died in a hospital in the Northeastern United States.  My 
great-grandmother also said the man from the consulate later came to her 
with some papers to sign - they were all in German - and left her with a 
list of Rauschnings, listing professions and addresses in Konigsberg.

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