Christiana F. <I>Gritz</I> Rau

Christiana F. Gritz Rau

Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 6 Oct 1921 (aged 88)
Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois, USA
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Christiana is the daughter of Johannes and Friederike Catharina (Rommel) Creuz "Gritz". She married Christian F Rau on April 5, 1855 in Oakland, IL.

Came To America From Germany In 1851
Mrs. Christina Rau died at 9 o'clock Thursday night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L.E. Rogers, near Maroa. Her age was eighty-eight years, one month and six days. Mrs. Rau was in fairly good health until a week ago. Her death was due to the infirmities of age.
Mrs. Rau's maiden name was Christina F. Gritz. She was born in Wurtemburg, Germany August 30, 1833. She came to America in 1851. She and Christian Rau were married in 1855 at Oakland, Ill. From there they moved to Logan Co., where they resided several years. Then they moved to Austin Township, making their home there for thirty-six years. In 1900 they moved to Warrensburg, residing there until the death of Mr. Rau in 1910. Since then Mrs. Rau has spent her time among her children, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. John D. Rogers, in Austin township.
Active Church Worker
Mrs. Rau was a faithful member of the German Episcopal church and was active in the work of her church as long as her health permitted. She was devoted to her children and friends. She is survived by eleven children, John Rau of Maroa, Charles F. Rau of of Long Beach, Calif., William Rau of Latham, Henry Rau of Blue Mound, Chris Rau of Warrensburg, George A. Rau of Decatur, Mrs. Louisa Bauman of Warrensburg, Mrs. Sophia Hawkyard of Kenney, Mrs. Anna Rogers of Maroa, Mrs. Lillie Rogers of Warrensburg and Mrs. Mollie Radabuagh of Alden, Ia. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Barbara Auer of Latham. There are thirty-seven grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Saturday
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Warrensburg. The interment will be in the Illini cemetery.
The Rau family reunion in August 1920 will long be remembered by the people of Austin township. It was held at the home of Mrs. John Rogers and was an impromtu affair. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rau of Long Beach, Calif., and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Radabaugh of Alden, Ia. had come unannounced to visit the relatives in Macon County. Word was sent to all the other children and they gathered at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Rogers. All the children and many of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present, making a company of seventy-five.
Decatur Daily Review, 7 October 1921

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christiana F. Gritz Rau (30 Aug 1833–6 Oct 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36763881, citing Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by SBird (contributor 47004792) .