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Capt John E. Raike
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Birth: 1834
Washington County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1902, USA

My Great Grandfather who was a river boatsman on the Ohio and farmer.

Portsmouth Times | Portsmouth, Ohio | Saturday, June 07, 1902 | Page 6
A Reported Tragedy:
Mrs. Clara Russell of Madison street, was very much disturbed over a report that reached her Tuesday to the effect that a nephew, John Raike, had: killed his wife and three children and then committed suicide up on the Kahawha river. The woman gave the report but little credence, but her son Marion and a sister, Miss Jessie went to the scene Tuesday. Raike is a brother of the man of that name who is known the length of the Ohio as the possessor of the largest junk fleet on the river. A brother, William Raike, passed up on the tow boat Andrews this morning, and was greatly surprised when told the news. Certain it is that John Raike had some trouble with his wife recently.

Portsmouth Times | Portsmouth, Ohio | Thursday, March 27, 1947 | Page 12
The late Capt. John Raike, was one of the pioneer river men in this valley. He owned and operated a fleet of boats among which was the well known Bostona, which was destroyed by fire. His wife was the former Rachel Hall of Marietta.

No burial information known at this time.
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Many Rake/Raike's had a history as river boatsman on the Ohio River.

Benjaman Dine Raike
Ralph Raike
William P. Raike
William Raike

Some boats names: Americia, Ranger, Liberty, Ida Mae & Edward Boggs, Bostona
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United States Census, 1900 for Samuel Raike: The below information shows John Rake's middel initial as E and his last name spelling as Raike.

Name: Samuel Raike
Titles & Terms:
Residence: Quincy town, Lewis, Kentucky
Birth Date: Jul 1874
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Spouse: Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father: John E Raike
Father's Titles & Terms: Sr
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother: Rachael Raike
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: John E Raike
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Years Married:
Estimated Marriage Year:
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0084
Page: 7
Sheet Letter: A
Family Number: 125
Reference Number: 43
Film Number: 1240538
Image Number: 00495
Household
Gender
Age
Parent John E Raike M
Parent Rachael Raike F
Samuel Raike M
Charles Raike M
Source: familysearch.org
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United States Census, 1900 for John E Raike
Name: John E Raike
Titles & Terms: Sr
Residence: Quincy town, Lewis, Kentucky
Birth Date: Jul 1832
Birthplace: Ohio
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Spouse: Rachael Raike
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace: Ohio
Father:
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother:
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: John E Raike
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 44
Estimated Marriage Year: 1856
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0084
Page: 7
Sheet Letter: A
Family Number: 125
Reference Number: 41
Film Number: 1240538
Image Number: 00495
Household
Gender
Age
John E Raike M
Spouse
Rachael Raike F
Child
Samuel Raike M
Child
Charles Raike M
Source: familysearch.org
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United States Census, 1860 for John W Rake
Residence: , Washington, Ohio
Ward: Lawrance Tps
Age: 29 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1831
Birthplace: Ohio
Gender: Male
Page: 37
Family Number: 257
Film Number: 805048
DGS Number: 4304720
Image Number: 00042
NARA Number: M653
Source: familysearch.org
This 1860 census information has the estimated birth year three years earlier than information I have however this may be the same John W. Rake.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob L. Rake (1808 - ____)
  Lovice or Levisa Barnhart Rake (1810 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Hall Raike (1836 - ____)
 
 Children:
  William P. Raike (1857 - 1926)*
  John Marion Raike (1860 - 1924)*
  Isabel Raike Brown (1861 - ____)*
  James Albert Raike (1868 - 1947)*
  Clarissa E. Rake Price (1868 - ____)*
  Samuel Ellis Raike (1872 - 1953)*
  Virginia Raike (1874 - 1875)*
  Jennie Raike (1875 - ____)*
  Lucy Raike Potts (1877 - 1952)*
  Charles Raike (1879 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Payton Rake (1833 - ____)*
  John E. Raike (1834 - 1902)
  Susan Rake (1840 - ____)*
  David Marion Rake (1842 - ____)*
  Fredrick Rake (1842 - 1911)*
  Rebecca Rake Kitts (1845 - 1905)*
  Clarissa Elizabeth Rake Russell (1847 - 1920)*
  General Scott Rake (1856 - ____)*
  Virginia Rake Patton (1856 - ____)*
  Nona Rake (1866 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Greg Raike
Record added: Mar 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35198321
Capt John E. Raike
Added by: Greg Raike
 
Capt John E. Raike
Added by: Greg Raike
 
 
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