Louisa Rahn was my great-great grandmother's sister and I have more information about that family in Germany. I have been able to connect many puzzle pieces found in census records, at the Forest Hill Cemetery records, Fredonia, Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York Genweb; and in the earliest Dunkirk Evening Observer index, all of which are out there thanks to the hard work of Lois and Norwood Barris and other Chautauqua County Genealogical Society members.
Following this family is not a high priority for me, but do let me know if any of these names are familiar, as I will work through more newspaper indexes as time permits. It does seem like an awfully large Rahn family in which there is no interest out there... yet, anyway. I hope this will help someone get started.
Friederica Louise Sophia SCHULT, b. 27 Feb 1838 at Medrow, Pommern; d. 19 Jun 1903 at Dunkirk, NY. Louisa m. 13 Jun 1859, at Medrow, Johann Christian Friedrich August RAHN, b. 1 Nov 1834, Denmark. He d. 3 Apr 1892 at 516 Canary St., Dunkirk. [Observer index]
Children included the following families
Frederick Rahn, b. Prussia, 1859/60, m. Katrina (unk)
known ch: John J. Rahn, b. 1878/79 and Lizzie Rahn, dau of M/M Fred Rahn, 518 Dove St., d. 26 Feb 1894, ae 9, diphtheria [Obs index]
Johann Rahn, b. NY, 1861/62. A John Rahn m. 1 Jan 1889 at Cleveland, Reka Long, of Cleveland [Obs Index]
Joachim [Joseph Louis] [or Joseph D.?] Rahn, b. NY, 1863/64, d. 28 Dec 1918. He m. 26 Nov 1885, Anna Maroney, b. 18 Nov 1862, County Carey, Ireland, [Joseph D. and Maloney, Obs Index] dau of Timothy Maroney and Abbey Sullivan. Annie d. 26 Oct 1938 at Dunkirk. Their known children: Maime Rahn, b. Feb 1887; George L. Rahn, b. Nov 1888, d. 28 Dec 1961? [George C. b. 18 Nov 1887 in Forest Hill Cemetery records]; Robert J. Rahn, b. 14 Mar 1895, d. 10 Nov 1960; Florence M. Rahn, b. Dec 1897; Josephine A. Rahn, b. 1900/01
Maria Rahn, b. NY, 1865/66 [1870 census only]
William Rahn, b. NY, 28 Dec 1867, d. 16 Jun 1935; m. Frederika Hoffman, b. 16 Jul 1869 at Ohrenberg, Germany, dau of George Hoffman and Maria Kopp, she d. 28 Mar 1938 at Dunkirk. Their known children: George J. Rahn, b. Jan 1890; William J. Rahn, b. Mar 1893; 188.8.131.52.5.3. Hattie S. Rahn, b. aft 1 Jun 1900 [census date]; 184.108.40.206.5.4. Elsie C. Rahn, b. 1904/05
Charles F. Rahn, b. NY, 6 Nov 1869, d. 18 Feb 1950 at Dunkirk, NY; m. 24 Apr 1889 at Dunkirk, Edith Foltz, she b. Nov 1870, d. 24 Sep 1944 at Erie, PA. Their children: Elmer J. Rahn, b. 27 May 1890, d. 10 Mar 1963 at Dunkirk; Raymond Ferdinand Rahn, b. 5 May 1892, d. 20 Nov 1910 at Dunkirk
Edward Rahn, b. NY, Jan 1873 m. Mary (unknown). Their known children: Mabel Rahn, b. Jul 1890; Gerald Rahn, b. Jan 1892
Louis H. G. Rahn, b. NY, 1874/75, d. 13 Mar 1900 at Dunkirk; m. 25 Jun 1892, Sarah Walters, b. Sep 1872 prob at Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY, dau of William and Sarah Walters. Their children: 220.127.116.11.8.1. Claude Herman Rahn, b. 4 Jul 1895 at Salamanca, NY, d. 10 Oct 1918 at Hoboken, NJ; Edith Louise Rahn, b. abt Oct 1897 [Obs index], as Gertrude, b. Sep 1897 in 1900 census
Sophie Rahn, b. NY, 1876/77
Jo Ann Kaufman
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