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 Johannes “John Adam” Rausch

Johannes “John Adam” Rausch

Death 19 Oct 1786 (aged 74–75)
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Burial Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 136929606 · View Source
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His remains still lie here in the grounds of this Old Pine Church Cemetery. His original grave stone was moved to the newer St Mary's Lutheran Church Cemetery where his Revolutionary memorial was erected in 1936 in honor of the bicentennial of his emigration to America by The Roush and Allied Families of America, Inc.

Link to his tombstone and Rev Memorial at St Mary's:
John Adam Roush

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.

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 contributed 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 men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; 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

*Note there is a new glass casing on his tombstone at St Mary's Pine Lutheran Church Cemetery. The photo added here is at that original cemetery site.

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  • Created by: CarolMHSmith
  • Added: 7 Oct 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 136929606
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes “John Adam” Rausch (1711–19 Oct 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 136929606, citing Old Pine Church Cemetery, Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by CarolMHSmith (contributor 46607150) .