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7. Heinrich Ernst Fredrich Rasche 1 (Johann Heinrich Frederich , Johann Ernst , Johann Georg Christoph Fredrich , Fredrich ) was born 11 Apr 1834.

The son of Johann Heinrich Friederich Rasche, is the Reihemann Heinrich Ernst Friedrich Rasche, who was born April 11, 1834. He married Ernestine Marie Friederike Meyer, who was born April 2, 1839. She was the daughter of Reihemann Heinrich Myer and his wife Johanne V. Hoff, from Veckenstedt. She came from a beautiful farm. As a young girl she often went with her father to Goslar when he took grain and other products to market. During the trip she knitted stockings, so many that she was provided with them for the rest of her life. She is supposed to have been a beauty, with wonderful, wavy, chestnut brown hair, which extended down to her knees. Often in the winter at dusk, with her children she went to her parent's home. Then in the Meyer Farm yard, the large shepherd dog came towards her barking joyfully and always accompanied her back to her gate, but never set foot on the Rasche Farm yard. She had a difficult life. Money was always scarce in the home. From the shopkeeper they always bought their merchandise by barter.
The following story has been handed down by many sources. One morning she went into the forest to gather greens for the stock. A little doe came toward her. She thought of the pleasure it would give her children and put it into her basket and covered it with greens. But the ranger had seen it and informed the police. She received a prison sentence of one day, and there was no money to pay the fine. She peeled potatoes in prison and sat on the stairs throughout the long night until the morning again brought her freedom. Her husband had three horses. They hauled wood, often from the Brocken province. They hauled it as far as to the saw mill.

Reihemann Heinrich Ernst Friedrich Rasche died at the age of 54 on November 14, 1888 and left one child of age and four underage. His wife died in Leipzig on September 28, 1894.

Heinrich married 1 Ernestine Marie Friederike Meyer 1, daughter of Heinrich Meyer and Johanne V. Hoff. Ernestine was born 2 Apr 1839.

The son of Johann Heinrich Friederich Rasche, is the Reihemann Heinrich Ernst Friedrich Rasche, who was born April 11, 1834. He married Ernestine Marie Friederike Meyer, who was born April 2, 1839. She was the daughter of Reihemann Heinrich Myer and his wife Johanne V. Hoff, from Veckenstedt. She came from a beautiful farm. As a young girl she often went with her father to Goslar when he took grain and other products to market. During the trip she knitted stockings, so many that she was provided with them for the rest of her life. She is supposed to have been a beauty, with wonderful, wavy, chestnut brown hair, which extended down to her knees. Often in the winter at dusk, with her children she went to her parent's home. Then in the Meyer Farm yard, the large shepherd dog came towards her barking joyfully and always accompanied her back to her gate, but never set foot on the Rasche Farm yard. She had a difficult life. Money was always scarce in the home. From the shopkeeper they always bought their merchandise by barter.
The following story has been handed down by many sources. One morning she went into the forest to gather greens for the stock. A little doe came toward her. She thought of the pleasure it would give her children and put it into her basket and covered it with greens. But the ranger had seen it and informed the police. She received a prison sentence of one day, and there was no money to pay the fine. She peeled potatoes in prison and sat on the stairs throughout the long night until the morning again brought her freedom. Her husband had three horses. They hauled wood, often from the Brocken province. They hauled it as far as to the saw mill.

Reihemann Heinrich Ernst Friedrich Rasche died at the age of 54 on November 14, 1888 and left one child of age and four underage. His wife died in Leipzig on September 28, 1894.

They had the following children:

+ 18 M i Heinrich Rasche was born 1864/1865 and died 1933.
+ 19 M ii Fredrich Rasche was born 28 Jul 1866 and died 25 Jan 1953.
  20 F iii Living
        Living married Living
  21 M iv Living
+ 22 M v Hermann Rasche died 1916.

8. Luise Friederike Henriette Rasch 1 (Johann Ernst Peter Rasch , Johann Ernst , Johann Georg Christoph Fredrich , Fredrich ) was born 17 Mar 1837 in Stapelburg, Germany. She died 13 Dec 1898 and was buried in Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery, Clinton County, Illinois.

1860 Census, Carlyle Post Office, Clinton County, Illinois, page 154 (have copy) - Louiza (spelling on census) Sohn, age 23, born in Germany.
1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 North Range 5 West, Clinton County, Illinois, page 390a (have copy) - Louisa Son (spelling on census), age 34, house keeper, born in Prussia.
1880 Census, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 460a (have copy) - Luisa Sohn, age 43, wife, married, keeping house, born in Prussia.

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
Luise Friederika Henriette Rasch, the only child of Ernst and Dorethea Charlotte Christine (Kuehne) Rasch was born March 17, 1837, in Stapelburg, Germany. She died December 13, 1898, age 61 years, 8 months and 26  day, of pneumonia, in her farm home about ten miles north?north west of Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.
Her Mother Christine Rasch died when her daughter was less than five years old. Seven months later her Father married her Mother's younger sister, Luise Friederika Henriette Kuehne. Very close ties had already been formed between this motherless child and her Aunt Luise, who also was her God?mother, or sponsor, and when Luise Kuehne became Luise Rasch's second Mother the little girl did not find it difficult to make the adjustment. The love and affection and devotion and respect between the two grew and continued throughout their life. This second mother filled the place left vacant by her own Mother's death so beautifully that Luise Rasch many times said no Mother could ever have been kinder and more loving than the one she had. It has often been told that no one in the Rasch family suffered more intense grief over the sudden death of Luise (Kuehne) Rasch than her oldest daughter, Luise, who at that time was 23 years old, married and herself the mother of three children; two living and one dead.
Not only were there strong, affectionate ties existing between Luise Rasch and her second Mother but between herself and all the other children in the family. It was her life?long hope that she might give to them, in abundance, as she had received so generously. Many times she expressed the hope that she and her children would remain close to all the rest. That neither she nor they would ever need feel alone, but always be included in the large family circle. She succeeded very well in fulfilling her heart's desire. While the Mother of the nine younger Rasch children, born of the second marriage lived, they looked up to her as their beloved older sister. After the Mother's death they began to look upon her as their second Mother. She helped with the smaller children as much as her frail body would permit, and as far as possible, filled the place left vacant by death. Although later some of the children were separated by distance their love and affection for each other never diminished.
Luise Rasch was christened and confirmed in the German Evangelical Church in Stapelburg, Germany. After coming to the United States, because of distance and unimproved roads it was not always possible for her to attend church, but her religious training (Instruction) continued in her home, receiving instruction from both parents. She was always deeply religious and had great faith in prayer.
She was of medium height and quite slender. She was patient, sympathetic, firm and refined. She shunned the vulgar. She could disagree without being disagreeable. She could bring out the best in people for she knew tenderness, sympathy and understanding are among the important things in life.
She was about 18 years of age when she married Georg Sohn, who was born March 9, 1824, in Germany, and died March 23, 1903, age 79.  He was a farmer. He too, was a member of the German Evangelical Church.
They are buried in an unkept cemetery on the Sohn farm about 10 miles north west of Carlyle.
When her youngest child was about 11 years old, Luise (Rasch) Sohn's younger sister, Mary, died leaving five small children. She and her husband immediately opened their home to one or more of the motherless children. She was permitted, by the father, to give 15 month old Hannah Marie Pickard a home. Hannah remained there until she was grown

Through much of their married life Luise and George Sohn lived near her sister Dorothea and family. Very close ties were formed between the two families. The Sohn and Krost children became very fond of each other and this attachment continued throughout their long life.

Some time following his wife's death George Sohn being very lonely thought he might feel better if he would visit in the Krost home a few days. One hot, dusty day he made the long, hard, tiresome trip in a road cart, driving a gray horse. Our large family had just finished dinner when someone remarked: "We have company." How happy we all were to see him.

While visiting in our home that time, Uncle George told two interesting stories. Some time following his wife's death their son George and his wife Mamie moved in with him. Their sons, Carl and Frank did much to keep his days from becoming to long. Being more or less "housed in" during the winter he helped keep little Frank amused. Either Uncle George or Grandfather Rasch had made a little stool which Frank found very useful to stand on, especially when he wanted to look out o/f the window. Often Uncle George would tell Frank to get his stool. Perhaps he could see the dog, cat, horse, cow, chickens or sparrows. Frank found them all interesting and would tell his Grandfather what they were doing. One rather warm morning in early spring, Frank was again standing on his stool looking out of the window. He was silent. Finally he turned saying: "Grandpa you won't believe it but there are many sparrows out there and they all crept under an old hen. The sparrows color was different too."

Store dolls were very scarce when that generation of' Sohn children was growing up. Some how, some way, Mary had been given a beautiful store doll. For days she kept it with her constantly and talked about little else. Others in the household were asked repeatedly if it were not the most beautiful doll they had ever seen. This finally became more or less tiresome to her brother George. One day the doll was missing. Mary searched and cried. Her mother searched. Her father searched arid finally the entire family searched. After several days, during which time it had rained, George said he believed he could find it. He walked over to the wood pile and dug it up out of the saw dust. No longer beautiful it was still loved. His explanation:  He could no longer listen to the entire family talking about that "beautiful doll."

Luise married 1 George Sohn 1. George was born 9 Mar 1824 in Germany. He died 23 Mar 1903 and was buried in Sohn Farm.

1860 Census, Carlyle Post Office, Clinton County, Illinois, page 154 (have copy) - George Sohn, age 34, farmer, value of personal estate $250, born in Germany.
1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 North Range 5 West, Clinton County, Illinois, page 390a (have copy) - George Son (spelling on census), age 45, farmer, value of real estate $5,800, value of personal estate $740, born in Bavaria, Germany.
1880 Census, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 460a (have copy) - George Sohn, age 56, married, farmer, born in Bavaria.
1900 Census, Wheatfield Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 317a (have copy) - Georeg (spelling on census) Sohn, father, born March 1824, age 76, widower, born in Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1849, can read and write.  (Living with son George Sohn and family)

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
She was about 18 years of age when she married Georg Sohn, who was born March 9, 1824, in Germany, and died March 23, 1903, age 79.  He was a farmer. He too, was a member of the German Evangelical Church.
They are buried in an unkept cemetery on the Sohn farm about 10 miles north west of Carlyle.
When her youngest child was about 11 years old, Luise (Rasch) Sohn's younger sister, Mary, died leaving five small children. She and her husband immediately opened their home to one or more of the motherless children. She was permitted, by the father, to give 15 month old Hannah Marie Pickard a home. Hannah remained there until she was grown.
Through much of their married life Luise and George Sohn lived near her sister Dorothea and family. Very close ties were formed between the two families. The Sohn and Krost children became very fond of each other and this attachment continued throughout their long life.
Some time following his wife's death George Sohn being very lonely thought he might feel better if he would visit in the Krost home a few days. One hot, dusty day he made the long, hard, tiresome trip in a road cart, driving a gray horse. Our large family had just finished dinner when someone remarked: "We have company." How happy we all were to see him.
While visiting in our home that time, Uncle George told two interesting stories. Some time following his wife's death their son George and his wife Mamie moved in with him. Their sons, Carl and Frank did much to keep his days from becoming to long. Being more or less "housed in" during the winter he helped keep little Frank amused. Either Uncle George or Grandfather Rasch had made a little stool which Frank found very useful to stand on, especially when he wanted to look out o/f the window. Often Uncle George would tell Frank to get his stool. Perhaps he could see the dog, cat, horse, cow, chickens or sparrows. Frank found them all interesting and would tell his Grandfather what they were doing. One rather warm morning in early spring, Frank was again standing on his stool looking out of the window. He was silent. Finally he turned saying: "Grandpa you won't believe it but there are many sparrows out there and they all crept under an old hen. The sparrows color was different too."
Store dolls were very scarce when that generation of' Sohn children was growing up. Some how, some way, Mary had been given a beautiful store doll. For days she kept it with her constantly and talked about little else. Others in the household were asked repeatedly if it were not the most beautiful doll they had ever seen. This finally became more or less tiresome to her brother George. One day the doll was missing. Mary searched and cried. Her mother searched. Her father searched arid finally the entire family searched. After several days, during which time it had rained, George said he believed he could find it. He walked over to the wood pile and dug it up out of the saw dust. No longer beautiful it was still loved. His explanation:  He could no longer listen to the entire family talking about that "beautiful doll."

They had the following children:

+ 23 F i Elizabeth Sohn was born 30 May 1856 and died 12 Aug 1921.
+ 24 M ii Frederick W. Sohn was born Sep 1859.
  25 F iii Mary Sohn was born 1862 in Illinois.

1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 North Range 5 West, Clinton County, Illinois, page 390b (have copy) - Mary Son (spelling on census), age 8, born in Illinois, both parents are of foreign birth, attended school within the last year.
1880 Census, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 460a (have copy) - Mary Sohn, age 18, daughter, single, at home, born in Illinois.
        Mary married Alphons Harnetiux on 11 Feb 1886 in Clinton County, Illinois.
+ 26 M iv George Sohn was born Mar 1864 and died 30 Dec 1939.
+ 27 M v Ernest Sohn was born 31 Aug 1866 and died 31 Mar 1945.
  28 F vi Louisa Sohn was born 1869 in Illinois.

1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 North Range 5 West, Clinton County, Illinois, page 390b (have copy) - Louisa Son (spelling on census), age 2, born in Illinois, both parents are of foreign birth.
1880 Census, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 460a (have copy) - Louisa Sohn, age 11, daughter, single, at school, born in Illinois, attended school within the last year.
        Louisa married A. Rickert on 14 Aug 1892 in Clinton County, Illiinois.

10. Maria Johanne Rasch 1 (Johann Ernst Peter Rasch , Johann Ernst , Johann Georg Christoph Fredrich , Fredrich ) was born 14 Dec 1844 in Stapelburg, Germany. She died 2 May 1880 and was buried in Beekman Cemetery, Fisher, Champaign County, Illiinois.

1860 Census, Carlyle Post Office, Clinton County, Illinois, page 156 (have copy) - Mary Rash (spelling on census), age 15, born in Germany.
1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 Range 5, Clinton County, Illinois, page 395b (have copy) - Mary Paccard (spelling on census), age 34, house keeper, born in Prussia, mother and father of foreign birth.

Database: St. Louis, Missouri Marriages, 1804-76
Name:    John P Picard
Spouse:    Maria Rasch
Marriage Date:    10 May 1866
Volume/Page:    13-114  

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
Maria Johanna Rasch. The second child and oldest daughter of Ernst and Luise Rasch was born in Stapelburg,  Germany December 14, 1844 and died May 2, 1880, aged 35 years, 4 months and 18 days.
She was not yet 16 when her mother died leaving her much of the care of seven younger sisters and brothers. When the load seemed to heavy for one so young her father would leave the farm work to his young sons in order to help her care for the children and also to he1p with. the housework. How long she remained at home with the family is not known.
Others remembered her as a laughing, happy, beautiful young lady who loved to sing and have a good time. She liked flowers and color an beauty as she saw it in a beautiful sunset or landscape or a brilliant rainbow. She also liked pretty clothes.
Following her marriage to John P. Picard, a man, not in good health, much older than she was, her life was extremely hard. There was always need. A number of times they would return, with their children, to live with her father and his large family, who already was carrying a heavy load. Ernst Rasch would have shared his small home with his daughter and her children , but felt he could not provide for her husband, who either could not or would not work, even when able to do so.
On August 26, 1957, through the kindness of Harry F. Burkhardt, the writer visited Mary Rasch Picard's grave for the first time. She is buried in the Beekman Cemetery which is located about two miles north east of Fisher, Champaign County, Illinois. The cemetery is old, but nicely kept. In visiting her grave the writer fulfilled a promise made to her own mother about 55 years earlier.

It is remembered that Ernst Rasch paid for his daughter's funeral expense and had a marker set at her grave.

Maria married 1 John P. Picard 1 on 10 May 1866. John was born 1823 in France.

1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 Range 5, Clinton County, Illinois, page 395b (have copy) - John Paccard (spelling on census), age 46, farmer, value of personal estate $305, born in France, mother and father of foreign birth.
1880 Census, East Bend, Champaign County, Illinois, page 129d (have copy) - John P. Picard, age 57, widower, farmer, born in France.

Database: St. Louis, Missouri Marriages, 1804-76
Name:    John P Picard
Spouse:    Maria Rasch
Marriage Date:    10 May 1866
Volume/Page:    13-114  
 
Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
Following her marriage to John P. Picard, a man, not in good health, much older than she was, her life was extremely hard. There was always need. A number of times they would return, with their children, to live with her father and his large family, who already was carrying a heavy load. Ernst Rasch would have shared his small home with his daughter and her children , but felt he could not provide for her husband, who either could not or would not work, even when able to do so.
Those who knew him well often told how terribly he complained about his health (born out in his three page affidavit) when there was work to be done, especially if someone suggested that he might help with it. But just as soon as Ernst Rasch and his young sons started doing the work, John P. Picard would often walk several miles to town and sit around all day visiting with cronies and then return late in the evening and expect his wife to prepare a good meal for him of food others had provided.
The great task of bearing  five children in a little over seven years and her constant worry over the lack of adequate food (except when they were with her father) and clothing for her rapidly growing family, which she tried so desperately to supply, and trying to make a suitable home for them, was to much for the strong - spirited and ever hopeful Mary, who died, mostly of utter exhaustion leaving her small children ranging in age from 15 months to about 8  years.
The father immediately farmed his five children out. Mary's people would gladly have given them all a home, but their father chose to keep the three boys near him, at first among strangers. Emil was  then three years and two months old and Henry 4  years while Leo was older.. Emma the oldest, nearly 8  was taken into the home of her Mother's sister Emma, while 15 month old Hannah became a member of her Aunt Luise's  family.

They had the following children:

  29 F i Dora Picard was born 1867 in Illinois.

1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 Range 5, Clinton County, Illinois, page 395b (have copy) - Dora Paccard (spelling on census), age 3, born in Illinois, mother and father of foreign birth.
  30 F ii Louisa Picard was born 1870 in Illinois.

1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 Range 5, Clinton County, Illinois, page 395b (have copy) - Louisa Paccard (spelling on census), age 1/4, born in Illinois, mother and father of foreign birth.
  31 F iii Emma Leona Picard 1 was born 4 Nov 1871 in Illinois. She died 11 Oct 1927.

1880 Census, East Bend, Champaign County, Illinois, page 129d (have copy) - Maria (name on census) E. Picard, aged nine, daughter, single, attended school within the last year, born in Illinois.
        Emma married W. F. Parker on 22 Mar 1893 in St. Clair County, Illinois.
  32 M iv Leopold Picard 1 was born 1873 in Illinois. He died 31 May 1921.

1880 Census, East Bend, Champaign County, Illinois, page 129d (have copy) - Leopold J. Picard, 87, son, single, attended school within the last year, born in Illinois.
+ 33 M v Henry Pierre Picard was born 6 Aug 1875 and died 23 Mar 1960.
+ 34 M vi Emil Philip Picard was born 26 Feb 1877 and died 23 Mar 1944.
  35 F vii Hannah Marie Picard 1 was born 2 Feb 1879 in Illinois. She died 14 Jul 1935.

1880 Census, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 460a (have copy) - Joanna Pecait (spelling own census), age 1, granddaughter, single, born in Illinois.  (Date of census June 12, 1880)
1880 Census, East Bend, Champaign County, Illinois, page 129d (have copy) - Maria (spelling on census) Picard, age 1, daughter, single, born in Illinois.  (Date of census June 16, 1880)
        Hannah married Harry Burkhardt on 10 Nov 1900 in Champaign County, Illinois.

11. Friedrich Wilhelm Rasch 1 (Johann Ernst Peter Rasch , Johann Ernst , Johann Georg Christoph Fredrich , Fredrich ) was born 1 May 1847 in Stapelburg, Germany. He died 17 Nov 1915 in Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois and was buried in Trenton City Cemetery, Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois.

1860 Census, Carlyle Post Office, Clinton County, Illinois, page 155 (have copy) - Fred Rash (spelling on census), age 13, born in Germany, attended school within the last year.
1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 N R 3 W, Clinton County, Illinois, page 396a (have copy) - Fritz Rasch, age 23, farmer, born in Illinois, father of foreign birth.  (Living with the father.  Was born in German me rather than Illinois)
1880 Census, Trenton (Sugar Creek), Clinton County, Illinois, page 476c (have copy) - F. W. Rasch, age 33, vetenary surgeon, born in Prussia.
1900 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 286b (have copy) - Fred W. Rasch, head, born May 1, 1847, age 53, married for 28 years, born in Germany, emigrated in 1865, been in the US 35 years, naturalized, stock doctor, can read, write and speaks English, owns house free and clear.
1910 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 223a (have copy) - Fred W. Rasch, head, age 62, married 39 years, born in Germany, emigrated in the 1852, can read and write, owns house free and clear.

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
Friedrich Wilhelm Rasch, the third child and second son of  Ernst and Luise Rasch, was born in Stapelburg, Germany, May 1, 1847 and died in his home in Trenton, Illinois, November 17, 1915, aged 68 years, 6 months and 18 days. His death was caused my myocarditis.
He was 13 years, 5 months and 6 days old when his mother died leaving six younger sisters and brothers. He was a dutiful son and shouldered a full share of his responsibilities at home, helping his father in every way possible. When convenient he would work elsewhere and bring all his earnings home to his father. He was then and throughout his long life, a hard, steady worker.
Frederick (also known as Fritz and Fred) was the third of Ernst Rasch's sons to volunteer for Service.
When word came that his brother Ernst had died (January 26, 1864) for the northern cause he told his father that he would replace him just as soon as he was old enough.
The records of the Adjutant General's Office, now in the State Archives, Springfield Illinois, show the following Civil War service record on:
Name: Rasch, Friedrich. Unit: Co. H,  149th Infantry Illinois Volunteers.
Rank: Private.  Age: 18   Height:  5'  9"  Hair:  Blond     Eyes: Blue
Complexion:   Fair.     Marital Status:   Single    Occupation:   Farmer
Nativity: Germany     Joined for Service and Enrolled.    When:   Jan. 31, 1865
Term:   1 yr.    Where:   Belleville, Illinois
By Whom:    Capt.  Geo. Bender     Mustered into Service. When:  Feb. 10, 1865
Where:    Camp Butler, Illinois            By Whom: Capt. Hall
Residence:     Town    Trenton          County:    Clinton:     State:   Illinois
Mustered Out:     When: January 27, 1866         Where:     Dalton,  Georgia
By Whom: Capt. Emmons
"The 149th was a one year regiment. The regiment in February moved to Nashville, Tennessee, thence to Chattanooga. Was assigned by Major General Steadman to duty guarding railroads. In May the regiment joined Colonel Felix Prince Salm's Second Brigade, Second Separate Division, Army of the Cumberland and moved to Dalton, Georgia. The regiment moved to Atlanta on July 6 and on the 26th of that month was assigned to guard duty in the Fourth Sub-District of the District of Allatoona. The regiment was mustered out on January 27, 1866 at Dalton, Georgia, and ordered to Springfield, Illinois, for final pay and discharge.
Following his discharge he returned home. For a number of years he farmed; then he conducted a livery stable in Trenton: later he went into the milk business, running the first milk route in Trenton. After that he took charge of the creamery.
December 20, 1870 he married Gertrude Schowalter who was born at  Dirmstein, Bavaria on May 24, 1852, and died in her home in Trenton on October 16, 1918, aged 66 years, 4 months and 7 days.
They were both members of the German Evangelical church and are buried in the Trenton City Cemetery.

Friedrich married 1 Gertrude Schowalter 1 on 16/20 Dec 1870 in Clinton County, Illiinois. Gertrude was born 24 May 1852 in Dirmstein, Bavaria. She died 16 Oct 1918 in Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois and was buried in Trenton City Cemetery, Trenton, Illinois.

1880 Census, Trenton (Sugar Creek), Clinton County, Illinois, page 476c (have copy) - Getrude (spelling on census) Rasch, age 28, wife, keeping house, born in Bavaria.
1900 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 286b (have copy) - Gertrude Rasch, wife, born May 24, 1852, age 48, married 28 years, had five children, five living, born in Germany, emigrated in 1865, been in the US for 35 years, can read, write and speaks English.
1910 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 223a (have copy) - Gertrude Rasch, wife, age 57, married for 39 years, had five children, five still living, born in Germany, own income, can read and write.

They had the following children:

+ 36 M i August Frederich Rasch was born 19 Sep 1871 and died 18 Oct 1913.
+ 37 M ii Rudolph Rasch was born 7 Jul 1875 and died 29/30 May 1947.
  38 M iii Albert Rasch [scrapbook] 1 was born 12 Jun 1877 in Illiinois. He died before 1930.

1880 Census, Trenton (Sugar Creek), Clinton County, Illinois, page 476c (have copy) - Albert Rasch, age 3, son, born in Illinois.
1900 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 286b (have copy) - Albert Rasch, son, born June 12, 1877, page 23, single, born in Illinois, labor day, can read, write and speak English.
1910 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 223a (have copy) - Albert Rasch, son, age 32, single, born in Illinois, laborer, coal mine, can read and write.
1920 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 210b (have copy) - Albert Rasch, head, renting, age 42, single, can read and write, born in Illinois, miner, coal mine.
  39 F iv Anna Maria Luise Rasch 1 was born 7 Feb 1880. She died 19 Dec 1957.

1880 Census, Trenton (Sugar Creek), Clinton County, Illinois, page 476c (have copy) - Anna Rasch, age 4/12, daughter, born in Illinois.
1900 Census, Trenton, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Illinois, page 286b (have copy) - Anna Rasch, daughter, born February 27, 1880, age 20, born in Illinois, can read, write and speak English.
        Anna married Henry Feldt on 14 Jun 1905 in Clinton County, Illiinois.
+ 40 M v Arnold Rasch was born 23 Jan 1888 and died May 1977.

13. Dorothea Rasch [scrapbook] 1 (Johann Ernst Peter Rasch , Johann Ernst , Johann Georg Christoph Fredrich , Fredrich ) was born 26 Jun 1850 in Staplesburg, Germany. She died 3 May 1939 in St. Elmo, Illinois and was buried 5 May 1939 in Sandoval Cemetery, Sandoval, Illinois.

1860 Census, Carlyle Post Office, Clinton County, Illinois, page 155 (have copy) - Dora Rash (spelling on census), age 10, born in Germany, attended school within the last year.
1880 Census, Wheatfield, Clinton Co., Illinois, page 428a (have copy) - Dora (spelling on census) Krost, age 30, wife, married, keeping house, born in (unreadable).
1900 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 248b (have copy) - Dortha (spelling on census) Krost, born June 1850, age 49, married 31 years, had 11 children, nine living, born in Germany, can read and speak English.
1910 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 172b (have copy) - Dorothy (spelling on census) Krost, age 59, married 40 years, had 11 children, nine living, born in Germany, immagrated in 1853, speaks English, can read and write.
1920 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 168a (have copy) - (can not read name) Krost, age 69, married, immigration and naturalization dates are unreadable), can read and write, born in Germany.

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes

                                     OBITUARY  OF  MRS.  DOROTHEA  RASCH KROST
Mrs. Dorothea (Rasch) Krost, sixth child of the late Ernst and Luise (Kuehne)Rasch died at her home in St. Elmo, Illinois, May 3, 1939, at the age of 88 years 10 months and 7 days. Mrs. Krost was born in Stapelburg, Saxony, Germany, June 26, 1850., Her ancestors were farmers and bakers. Ernst Rasch, her father, was a baker and continued that trade for a short time in St. Louis before coming to Illinois to make his home.
In 1852, with his wife and ten children he came to America landing in New York city and traveling by train directly to St. Louis. After a few years the family removed to a farm in St. Clair County, Illinois, and later to a farm near Trenton, in Clinton County. Mrs. Krost spent about seventy-four years of her life in Clinton County.
At the age of 14 she was confirmed and received into the St. John's Evangelical Church at Trenton. In the years that followed all her nine children were also baptized and confirmed in the same faith.
November 18, 1869, Dorothea Rasch was married to John Krost in Trenton, Illinois, at the home of the pastor of St. John's Evangelical church. Mr. and Mrs. John Krost were the parents of eleven children, two of whom died in infancy, the other nine surviving her and all present at her funeral.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Krost lived on farms in south central Illinois until 1926. Their first home was in Bond County, for several years they lived near Trenton, a farm ten miles northwest of Carlyle was their next home, and for 37 years they lived on a farm still known as the Krost farm one mile north of Ferrin.
Two years after her husband's death in 1926, she and her daughter, Martha, left their farm home and lived in Nokomis, Illinois.
In 1970 they removed to St. Elmo where she has made her home until her death. Only two deaths have occurred in Mrs. Krost's family in sixty-four years, that of her husband in 1926 and her own. On April 19 (?) she fell in her home and fractured her right hip. The fracture and complications caused her death.
Her surviving children are: John Krost, St. Elmo, Illinois; Philip H. Krost, Payette, Idaho: Mrs. Lillie S. Muench, Shattuc, Illinois; Emil Krost, Missoula, Montana; Miss Martha L. Krost, St. Elmo, Illinois; Ernest Krost, East St. Louis, Illinois; Mrs. Reginia LeMarr, Carlyle, Illinois; Mrs. Esther Thomas, Bloomington, Indiana; and Oscar Krost, Portland, Tennessee. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral took place in St. Elmo Friday May 5, and the remains were laid beside those of her husband in the Sandoval Cemetery, Sandoval. Illinois.
Note: The above was written by Esther Krost Thomas.
Corrections: Grandfather Rasch had seven children when he came to the U.S., three more born here.
At this time (July 24,1958) I do not know where they landed, some one in the relationship thought it was in New Orleans. (?)
                                      SIX  GRANDSONS  WERE  PALLBEARERS
Frank Joseph Muench         Ernest Leroy Krost            Gilbert Samuel Krost
Oscar Elmer LeMarr           David John Krost                Oscar Warren Krost
                                    RELATIVES  ATTENDING THE FUNERAL
Relatives attending the funeral of Mrs. Dorothea Krost, who was buried in the Sandoval Cemetery, Sandoval, Illinois, last Friday were: Mr. and Mrs. John Krost; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Krost and son, Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. James McClure and son Jimmie, all of St. Elmo; Mrs. Lillie S. Muench and Mr. And Mrs. Frank J. Muench of Shattuc; Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Krost and daughter, Dorothy Jean, of Payette, Idaho and their son, David John Krost of Findlay, Ohio; Emil Krost, Missoula, Montana; Miss Martha L. Krost, St. Elmo; Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Krost and son, Leroy, East St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton E. LeMarr and son, Elmer,, of north of Ferrin; Dr. and Mrs. Harry B. Thomas and daughters, Dorothea, Anna and Ruth and Richard E. Buckingham, Bloomington, Indiana; Mrs. Oscar Krost and son, Warren, of Portland, Tennessee; Mrs. William D. Gray and daughter, Bertha Rickert of Carlyle; Mrs. Edward Hausman; Miss Louise Huelsmann: Carl Huelsmann, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pracht of Trenton; Mrs. Fred Fietzam, Mrs. Fred  Valentine and Mrs. August Fietzam of Marion, Illinois,
GRANDCHILDREN
Pearl (Krost) Aughinbaugh          Ruth (Krost) Orthals                 Dorothy (Krost) McClure
Dorothy Eleanor Krost                 Bertha (Krost) Gardner Elizabeth Lenora Krost
Gilbert S. Krost                             Ernest Leroy Krost           Rosetta (Krost) Batthauer
Oscar Elmer LeMarr                      David John Krost                  Dorothea Olive Thomas
Dorothy Jean Krost                        Anna Ester Thomas               Frank J. Muench
Ruth Krost Thomas                        Henry L. Muench             Oscar Warren Krost
                                       GREAT - GRANDCHILDREN
Jimmie McClure            Franklin Krost                               Frank Vernon Muench
Edith Gardner                 Barbara Rose Batthauer                Paul Leroy Muench
Geraldine Gardner          Betty Ann Muench                       Henry Lewis Muench
Deloris Gardner               Doris Muench

Dorothea married 1 John (Johannes) Krost [scrapbook] 1, son of Mathias Krost and Anna Margaret Koob, on 18/26 Nov 1869 in Trenton, Illinois. John was born 12 Apr 1848 in Wilkesbarre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He died 31 Aug 1926 in Ferrin, Meridian Township, Clinton County, Illiinois and was buried in Sandoval Cemetery, Sandoval, Illinois.

1880 Census, Wheatfield, Clinton Co., Illinois, page 428a (have copy) - John Krost, age 32, married, farmer, born in Pennsylvania.
1900 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 248b (have copy) - John Krost, born April 1948, age 52, married 31 years, born in Pennsylvania, farmer, can read, write and speak English, owns a farm free of mortgage.
1910 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 172b (have copy) - John Krost, age 62, married 40 years, born in Pennsylvania, speaks English, farmer, can read and write, owns farm with no mortgage.
1920 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 168a (have copy) - John Krost, owns home, age 71, married, can read and write, born in Pennsylvania.

                                               WELL KNOW FARMER DIES LAST TUESDAY
The death of John Krost, for a number of years one of the well known and highly respected farmers of Meridian township, occurred at his home one mile north of Ferrin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 1926. His age was 78 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Sandoval at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and interment was in the Sandoval Cemetery.
John Krost was the only son of Matthew and Margaret Krost, nee Koob, and he was born April 12, 1848, in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania. He came to Clinton County 67 years ago and had since with the exception of a few years, made this county his home.
November 18, 1869, he was united in marriage with Dorothea Rasch, to whom his departure is a distinct loss. Of the 11 children, who were born to the union, all but two survive, these dying in Infancy. The children who survive with the mother are: John Krost, St. Elmo, Illinois; Philip H. Krost, Payette, Idaho; Mrs. Lillie S. Muench, Shattac, Illinois; Emil Krost, Plentywood, Montana; Miss Martha Krost, who has made her home with her parents near Ferrin; Ernest Krost, Coffeen, Illinois; Mrs. Reginia LeMarr, Staunton, Illinois; Mrs. Esther Thomas, Bloomington, Indiana; Oscar Krost, Portland, Tennessee. There are also left 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and a host of friends all of whom will sadly miss him.
At one time Mr. Krost lived on a farm eight miles north of Carlyle and for the last 36 years has resided on the farm where his death occurred, one mile north of Ferrin and eight miles northeast of Carlyle. He followed farming his entire life and saw many hardships during his younger life. His final illness extended over a period of almost a year. He bore his suffering with marked patience and became reconciled with the thoughts of the end of his life's race during that time. There is that all satisfying consolation in the knowledge that when the time came to embark on the river which flows by the Golden Gate that he sought out the vessel which had as its pilot the Master Jesus Christ, our Lord.
The Union Banner joins the many friends of the bereaved in extending deepest sympathy to them in their hours of utmost sorrow.
Note: Obituary written by Ernest Krost
Those from a distance who attended the funeral of John Krost Thursday afternoon of last week, who died at his home north of Ferrin were: Mr. and Mrs. John Krost  Jr., and daughter, Rosetta, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Krost and Mrs. James McClure of St. Elmo; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Krost and family of Coffeen; Mr. And Mrs. Clinton E. LeMarr and son Elmer of Staunton; Mrs. Harry B. Thomas and daughter, Dorothea, of Bloomington, Indiana; Mrs. Fred Fietzum, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fietzum and Mrs. August Fietzum of Marion, Illinois; Henry, John and George Koob and son Eugene of St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Tripple, and daughter and son, Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rasch, Fred Huelsmann. daughter, Miss Louise, and son, Carl Huelsmann, Mr. and  Mrs. Edward Hausmann, Mrs. Andrew Graesser and daughter, Clara of Trenton; Mr. and Mrs. George Sohn of Jamestown; Mr. and Mrs. William Gray and daughter, Miss Bertha, of Wheatfield township; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brink of Centralia.
                                                     CARD OF THANKS
We deeply appreciate and gratefully acknowledge all kind expressions of sympathy, all favors shown, and all assistance given us by our neighbors, friends and relatives during the long illness and death of our dearly beloved husband and father, John Krost, and extend to all our sincerest thanks. We are most grateful for the beautiful floral offerings; to those who offered and to those who furnished the use of their automobiles; to the musicians; to the Reverends Hosto and Fortner; and to Boggs and Agneu, the undertakers.
       Mrs. Dorothea Krost and Children
Note: The obituary, card of thanks, and Sthose from a distanceT list all appeared in The Carlyle Union Banner,
Carlyle, Illinois.
Ernest wrote the obituary, Esther the list and the card of thanks.

They had the following children:

+ 41 M i John R. Krost was born 20 Nov 1870 and died 15 May 1958.
  42 F ii Mina(Minnie) Krost 1 was born 26 Jan 1872. She died Died In Infancy.
  43 M iii Ernst Krost 1 was born 8 Feb 1873. He died Died in infancy.
+ 44 M iv Phillip Henry Krost was born 11 Apr 1874 and died 2 Dec 1961.
+ 45 F v Lillia Susan Krost was born 19 Feb 1876 and died 4 Oct 1954.
  46 M vi Emil M. Krost 1 was born 13 Feb 1878. He died 4 Mar 1957 in Lake, Deer Lodge, Montana.

1880 Census, Wheatfield, Clinton Co., Illinois, page 428a (have copy) - Emil Krost, age 2, son, single, at home, born in Illinois.
1900 Census, Payette Precinct, Canyon County, Idaho, page 226b (have copy) - Emeal (spelling on census)  Krost, servant, born February 1878, age 22, single, born in Illinois, farmhand, attended school within the last year, can read and write.

Database: Montana Death Index, 1907-2002
Name: Emil M Krost
Age: 70  
Estimated Birth Year: 1887  
Death Date: 4 Mar 1957
Death County: Deer Lodge  
Residence County: Lake  
Marital Status: Widowed  
Index Number: 57  
  
Source: Montana State Genealogical Society
        Emil married Emma Helena Hedges (Olson) on 30 Jun 1935. Emma was born 7 Jun 1891. She died 24 Feb 1964 in Missoula, Montana.

Database: Social Security Death Index
Name:    Emma Krost
SSN:    516-36-4124  
Last Residence:    Montana
Born:    7 Jun 1891
Died:    Feb 1964
State (Year) SSN issued:    Montana (1951 )
  47 F vii Martha Louisa Krost 1 was born 31 Mar 1880 in Beaver, Clinton County, Illinois. She died Jun 1972/1973 in Altamount, Effingham, Fayette County, Illinois.

1880 Census, Wheatfield, Clinton Co., Illinois, page 428a (have copy) - Martha Krost, age 2/12, daughter, single, at home, born in Illinois.
1920 Census Meridian Twp., Clinton Co., Illinois, page 168a (have copy) - Martha Krost, age 39, single, can read and write, born in Illinois.

Database: Social Security Death Index
Name: Martha Krost
SSN: 360-42-8932  
Last Residence: 62411  Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 31 Mar 1880
Died: Jun 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1965 )
        Martha married Orley Curtis Justice on 24 Nov 1905 in Clinton County, Illiinois. Orley was born about 1868.
+ 48 M viii Ernest F. Krost was born 28 Jun 1882 and died 7 Feb 1973.
+ 49 F ix Regina Krost was born 7 Sep 1884 and died 5 Dec 1951.
+ 50 F x Esther Krost was born 30 Sep 1887 and died 4 Jan 1967.
+ 51 M xi Oscar Belvedere Krost was born 17/18 Oct 1892 and died 19 Oct 1969/1970.

15. Emma Rasch 1 (Johann Ernst Peter Rasch , Johann Ernst , Johann Georg Christoph Fredrich , Fredrich ) was born 1 Feb 1854. She died 29 Dec 1913 and was buried in O'Fallon City Cemetery, O'Fallon, Illinois.

1860 Census, Carlyle Post Office, Clinton County, Illinois, page 155 (have copy) - Anna Rash (spelling on census), age 6, born in Germany.  (The census lists this person as Anna but the age shows her to be Emma.  This child was born in Illinois rather than Germany)
1870 Census, Trenton Post Office, Township 2 N R 3 W, Clinton County, Illinois, page 396a (have copy) - Emma Rasch, age 16, housekeeper, born in Illinois, father of foreign birth.

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
Emma Rasch the seventh child and 4th daughter of Ernst and Luise Rasch was born February 1, 1854, in either St. Clair or Clinton County,  Illinois, and died December 29, 1913 in the home of her daughter near Ballwin, Missouri, aged 59 years, 10 months and 28 days. Her death was caused by cancer of the breast.
She was six years, 8 months and six days old when her mother died. Although she had little opportunity for formal schooling she was an apt pupil. By watching others she learned to do by doing. She became an excellent cook and a good housekeeper; she learned to sew and quilt and do fancy needle work.
She was generous and thoughtful and kind. She never failed to do a good turn for others, especially for children for she remembered all to well how few material things she had as a child. When her only child was about six months old her sister Mary died leaving five small children. She immediately opened her home to them, but was permitted to only give motherless eight and one half year old Emma a home until she was grown.
Emma Rasch was always deeply religious and was an active member of the German Evangelical Church and participated in the organizations of the church.
She married Leonhard Schwarz, son of Johnn Georg and Rosina (Moesner) Schwarz, who was born January 18, 1854 at Lauterburg, Germany, and died following a long illness, August 20, 1930, in the home of his daughter near Ballwin, Missouri, aged 76 years and seven months. His death was caused by complications. In 1873 he located in O'Fallon, Illinois and lived there almost continuously until he retired in 1919. By occupation he was a cooper. At the time of his death he was the last remaining charter member of the O'Fallon German St. John Evangelical Church, which was established October 29, 1876, where he had also served as secretary and treasurer for many years.
Emma and Leonhard Schwarz are buried in the O'Fallon City Cemetery.

Emma married 1 Leonhard Schwarz 1, son of Johnn Georg Schwarz and Rosina Moesner. Leonhard was born 18 Jan 1854 in Lauterburg, Germany. He died 20 Aug 1930 in Ballwin, Missouri and was buried in O'Fallon City Cemetery, O'Fallon, Illinois.

Esther Krost Thomas's Notes
She married Leonhard Schwarz, son of Johnn Georg and Rosina (Moesner) Schwarz, who was born January 18, 1854 at Lauterburg, Germany, and died following a long illness, August 20, 1930, in the home of his daughter near Ballwin, Missouri, aged 76 years. And seven months. His death was caused by complications. In 1873 he located in O'Fallon, Illinois and lived there almost continuously until he retired in 1919. By occupation he was a cooper. At the time of his death he was the last remaining charter member of the O'Fallon German St. John Evangelical Church, which was established October 29, 1876, where he had also served as secretary and treasurer for many years.
Emma and Leonhard Schwarz are buried in the O'Fallon City Cemetery.

They had the following children:

  52 F i Sophia Mathilda Schwarz 1 was born 30 Oct 1879. She died 8 Mar 1949.

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