Re: Rauch Family, Kolo, Galicia, Poland
Thank you very much for taking time out to respond to my inquiry and also for clarifying the location. You are the second person that mentioned this to me! I believe Lutka may be from Kalisz..but cant be certain. I dont know of her having another name of Laje but it could be possible given the birth year of 1876.
I believe Lutka had the following relatives but I dont know the exact relation i.e., siblings, cousins:
David may be a brother and Wolf and Fritz may be nephews of Lutka. The only reason I think this is a possibility is because Lutka's husband (my great grandfather) owned a shoestore in Gorlitz, Germany on Berliner Str. with a David Rauch. (Lutka and my greatgrandfather lived in Gorlitz).Merchants listed with David on a few Gorlitz address books I located on ancestry.com mention a Fritz and a Wolf and having the same last name as David. In addition, it also names a Kurt Wallach working for David..which is my great grandfather's brother--so I am confident that these connections could be accurate.
I also do remember some family members talking about a "Freddie Rauch" as my grandfather's cousin and good friend---who's German citizenship was annulled and he ended up moving to England?Perhaps Freddie and Fritz are the same person as I found a record in ancestry on Fritz which shows he was born in Gorlitz just a few years after my grandfather...
Anyhow - thank you again for your advice and help.