Johann Wilhelm Rausch (1679-1723) was my 6th g-grandfather.
Johann Wilhelm Rausch born 20. 01. 1679, Baumholder died 21.09.1723, at the age of 44 married 24.11.1701 Anna Margaretha Jost in Baumholder
Anna Margaretha Jost born 28. 11. 1683 Baumholder died 20.01. 1734 in Baumholder
Children all born in Baumholder: Johann Abraham 1704-1704 Isaak 1707-1760 Hans Jacob 1711 - 1711 David 1714 - 1718 Johann Phillip 1717 - 1775 David 1720 - 1791 Johann Abraham born 1723 and died unknown,but not in Baumholder
Source for all of the above: Kirchenbuch der reformierten Kirche Baumholder
Johann Nikolaus Rausch (1674-1698) (son of Johann Abraham Rausch)is wrongly named in the 'History of the Roush Family of America', as the early ancestor of so many Rausch's in North America. The fact is that he never married nor did he leave Germany. He died at a young age, as a minister of the Reformed Church in Sobernheim. I am privileged to have a copy of the original funeral sermon on him.
Regrettably, the incorrect information about him has been used by many researches as a fact.