Jacob Rausch was born 23 July 1739 in Nieder-Kinzig, son of master carpenter Johann Adam Rausch and his wife Elisabeth (Weber). Jacob and his wife Catharina arrived in the colony of Frank on 1 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 89.
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