My Rauser's emigrated from Germany to Russia/Romania during Catherine the Great's time.They settled in a village near the Black Sea.Somewhere I have better dates and locations - trying to find it.In the meantime here is some info and working from my husband backward:
1. Carl Edward Rauser, born 1/4/37 in North Dakota, died 10/22/96. 2. Henry (originally Heinrich)Edward Rauser, 12/14/1905, North Dakota, died 10/13/96. 3. Edward and Wilhelmina (Ebel) Rauser, (BD?), Edward died 2/16/40.Wilhelmina died at age 87 on 4/1/1965. 4. Martin and Christina (Fiedler) Rauser.
Edward & Wilhelmina emigrated to North Dakota in @ 1903.His brothers Heinrich, Reinold, and Johann also came to ND.Johann and his wife both died young and his two sons were raised by her sister.Edward & Wilhelmina had 3 children - John, Bill and Lizzie when they came to ND.The others - Martin, Edward,Henry, Gustav, (still living in Lodi, CA & is 95), Friedreka ("Reka" still living in Elk Grove CA), Rose, Wilhelmina ("Minnie"), & Laura were all born in North Dakota.
I believe Martin and Christina were born in Germany and the next generation in Romania.But I need to look for more info.