[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germans from Russia around Kalish, Poland

Ron Neuman ron at neuman.ca
Fri Jul 15 19:47:58 PDT 2011

There may be more than one Rau family in the 
Edmonton region, but I know for sure that there 
has been a Rau family in the Barrhead area about 
60 miles NW of Edmonton .  I checked the Barrhead 
Local History Book and found a bit of 
information.  John Rau and his wife came to 
Canada in 1913 from Ohio and settled in the 
Barrhead district.  The Raus had six children - 
Philippine, Altha, John, George, Ara and 
Mariann.  They lived in a rural district near 
Barrhead that was originally named Dusseldorf, 
but at the end of World War One the district name was changed to Freedom.

At 11:14 AM 14/07/2011, Jerry Frank wrote:
>Go to http://genea2011.net/index.php?option=com_grid&Itemid=58
>In the List of Tables, select either Geburten 
>(births), Heiraten (marriages), Sterben (deaths) for Kreis Kalisch.
>For search criteria, set Search for "Kind N."  Type Rau into the box.
>Set the number of returns to 100.
>Set the Search Option to "Begins With"
>Click on "Search"
>You will find that your surname there is spelled 
>Rauh.  Numerous entries come up for the village 
>of Zamêty Kol.  You may of course be related to 
>those listed in other nearby colonies or villages as well.
>We also have 5 entries for Rauh from Zamêty Kol. 
>in our SGGEE Master Pedigree available to Members Only.
>Also did some digging in other parts of that 
>website and with an obituary search 
>(Todesanzeigen) on the right side, noted that 
>you might be related distantly to a Rau family in the Edmonton, Alberta region.
>Hard to say what "Der Ryb" means.  You can find 
>Zamêty by copying and pasting that into a GOOGLE 
>maps search.  I don't see any river nearby.  The 
>German word for "lake" is "See" which could be 
>what you are thinking of as a sea but there are 
>no lakes nearby either.  All of this could be 
>part of family lore that has been misunderstood or misinterpreted.
>Jerry Frank
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jack Milner <wjmilner at shaw.ca>
>Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:57 am
>Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germans from Russia around Kalish, Poland
>To: Cheryl Olson <olson_cher at hotmail.com>, 
>Ger-Poland-Volhynia List <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
> > List Members,
> >
> > I do not know whether Cheryl subscribes to the list, but  I
> > am
> > submitting this e-mail in the hopes that someone can help
> > her.  Please
> > reply directly to her e-mail address.
> >
> > Jack Milner
> >
> > On 13/07/2011 8:34 PM, Cheryl Olson wrote:
> > > Hi!  I enjoyed reading about your ancestors from the
> > Kalisch, Poland,
> > > area.  I, too, am having trouble trying to find my RAU
> > ancestors.  My
> > > grandmother said they were from Zamenta or Samente, which
> > apparently
> > > was the township and "Der Ryb" is also something she
> > mentioned.  I
> > > have been searching for about 35 years.  They lived near
> > a river or
> > > sea.  Does any of this sound familiar to you in your
> > research for your
> > > family?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Cheryl Olson in North Dakota
> >
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