Our great grandmother Louisa Sand was born Louisa RAUSCH (pronounced Rau-ssh), right?
The other similar name was RAUCH (pronounced Rau-K).
(When I mentioned this to Uncle Tony, he said "well, yeah"...like it wasn't news).
Anyway, the Rauchs lived in Agram township, NE of the Anton Hesch 280, SW of Pierz and Genola. (This Anton was our great-great uncle--born in Bohemia, brother of Paul and Mathias...or, g'head, read the blog header again ☺)
See? Rauchs were just south of the lake...the tan map is 1902, the green one, 1912.
The photos below were in the Morrison Co Atlas, in the Historic Photos section. I don't know names, but the Rauch families were neighbors and friends of the Heschs (John Hesch after Anton died in 1911), so they were part of our history. I assume Magnus Rauch was John Rauch's son, and that Agnes and Claudine were Magnus' daughters. If you know different, leave it in a comment and I'll change this post--Thanks!
Next day: Here's something Larry just found in the Brainerd Paper. As he said, remember the war games held in Morrison County in 1940? Magnus Rauch was a land owner and a county Commissioner. (It's nice to know that the gov't wasn't able to just commandeer the right to use all that land, too). COOL, huh?