|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1786|
Born Johannes Adam Rausch in Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Johann Nicholas and Anna Catherine Alberts Rausch. He died October 19, 1786 near New Market in Shenandoah Co, VA. His wife was Susannah Sehler or Schlern.
Johann Adam Rausch sailed from Rotterdam and arrived in Philadelphia, PA on Oct 19, 1736 on the Brigantine John of Perth Amboy where he was qualified, taking the oath of Faith and Fidelity in Pennsylvania on that date at the courthouse. In 1739 he was married to Susannah Schlern/Sehler in Philadelphia. Shortly after, he and Susannah migrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Upon arriving in what was then Frederick County, they settled on the banks of Mill Creek where Johann was a farmer, a mill owner and a tanner.
John Adam Roush, his nine sons, and three son-in-laws all did service during the Revolutionary War. Up to modern times no one has found a family that did this kind of service. He has been recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution for his public service to the cause of Freedom in America.
Record Ref: Johan Adam Rausch listed among passengers;
At the Courthouse of Philadia, October 19th, 1736.
Thirty seven Foreigners, from the Palatinate, who, with their Families, making in all one hundred and ten persons, were imported here in the Brigantine John, of Perth Amboy, George Frazer, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Dover, as by Clearance thence, were this day qualified as usual." From the Minutes of the Provincial Council, printed in Colonial Records, Vol. IV, p. 99f. This is the last entry in the minutes of the Provincial Council regarding immigrants.
"These are the times that try menís souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their county; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value." --
Tom Paine after the Declaration of Independence
Johannes Nicholaus Rausch (1670 - 1713)
Susannah Sehler Roush (1713 - 1796)*
Phillip Roush (1741 - 1820)*
John Roush (1742 - 1816)*
Mary Magdalene Roush Zirkle (1742 - 1815)*
Balser Roush (1746 - 1845)*
Jacob Roush (1746 - 1830)*
Henry Roush (1752 - 1831)*
Eleanor Roush Waddell (1752 - 1827)*
Daniel Roush (1754 - 1832)*
Elizabeth Rausch Nehs (1758 - 1832)*
George Roush (1761 - 1845)*
Jonas Roush (1763 - 1850)*
1711-John Adam Roush-1786
EMIGRANT FROM DARMSTADT, GERMANY, 1736
EARLY SETTLER OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
1713 -HIS WIFE, SUSANNAH- 1796
PARENTS OF NINE SONS WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTY IN THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENCE.
1753-ELEANOR ROUSH WADDELL-1827
MARY MAGDELNE ROUSH ZIRKLE
1758-ELIZABETH ROUSH NEASE-1831
THEIR DESCENDANTS LIVING AND DEAD NUMBER ABOUT 40,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS. RECORDS OF THE FAMILY AVAILABLE IN MOST LIBRARIES.
ERECTED IN 1936, THE BICENTENNIAL OF HIS EMIGRATION TO AMERICA BY THE ROUSH AND ALLIED FAMILIES OF AMERICA, INC.
Saint Marys Pine Church Cemetery
Created by: Carolyn Hines Smith
Record added: Jun 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14655408