[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] New information - need help
shannfountain at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 5 04:29:59 PST 2006
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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