I am just writing to share with the world the information I have learned about the Rauscher families from the Austria Emnpire (Today Poland) aka Galicia.
Today in Poland, there is a district of Lvov called Rzeszow. Before World War II, this was a very active Jewish area with dozens of surrounding towns. In Yiddush, Rzeszow is pronouce Ray-Shah which is where the last name Rauscher comes from for the families in that area of the world at that time.
I have seen many many different spelling variations for the Rauscher name for people from families in this area. Here are some of the variations: Rauscher, Raucher, Roscher, Rosher, Reicher, Reischer, Recher, etc... you can use your imagination.
The way of life in Rzeszow during and before the 19th century was that a father would teach his trade to all his sons. The eldest son would remain in the father's town and become a full partner in the father's business. The younger sons would move to nearby towns, start their own business and get married and have a family.
The trade of choice for the Rauschers from the Austrian Empire (Galicia) living around Rzeszow was definately being a Tailor.
If you are a descendant from a Jewish Rauscher from this neck of the woods who was a tailor, there is a good chance I am related to you. Here are some names of individuals I have tracked down that were from that area and were tailors:
Julius Roscher (Raucher, Rauscher, Rosher)
Louis Roscher (Rauscher)
George Roscher (Rauscher - Louis' son)
Herman Roscher (Father of Julia, Joseph, Etta, Selma, Dorathy - these children names were hard for me to read so I might have mispelled them some)
Jacob Rauscher (husband of Josephine and father of Arun, Manuel, Hannah, and Charles - again... childrens names might be mispelled.)
James Rauscher (father of Mary)
Benjamin Rauscher (father of William and Sylvia)
If you are descendant from any of the above or any tailor with a Rauscher sounding name from the Austrian Empire, feel free to contact me.
My last name is Roscher and I have joined up with http://www.familytreedna.com to located other distant relatives. If you are interested, check it out.
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