Comments in parentheses have been added by Jan Reuther; comments
in brackets were by Kern.
Several years ago, Mr. J. B. Stevens gave the writer the following information on the early Raubs. PHILLIP RAUB came from Germany via Rotterdam, arriving at Philadelphia on September 25, 1732. He was born in 1681, and brought with him at least three sons. He settled first in Bucks Co., PA, and later moved to Raubsville, Northhampton Co., PA.
The names is often spelled Roup, or Rope. Mrs. Elizabeth Mott of Vails, NJ, believes the proper original spelling was Raup.
The three sons were:
HANS GEORGE Born 1705 Died
Wife may have been Katherina
MICHAEL Born 1710
PETER Born 1716
HANS GEORGE RAUB #1785
He appears to have
at Raubsville, PA. There are some deeds or a will on record, from
which we get the names of six children and the inference that his wife
was Katherina. His death was about 1780. The
children are as follows.
about 1730 Died in 1809
Married Maria Scharlotta
He will be mentioned later.
LEONARD whose wife was Christina.
GEORGE W. whose wife may be Catherine. He is said to have died in 1814. No children. He may be the one who is mentioned in the Easton Records in 1771.
BARBARA who married Val Beidleman. They were in Warren Co., New Jersey, probably near Andrew Raub.
DOROTHEA who married William Nyce. They are mentioned as being in Gallen Township Northampton Co., PA, but there are deeds on record to show that they bought a farm at Hainesburg, NJ, in 1770, and sold all or part of it in 1779.
MARGARETHA born about 1750, died
Married William Henry Hains. (also spelled Haynes) He is called "Henry Hantz" in the will. They were prominent settlers in Hainesburg, NJ, and lived on the farm lately owned by William C. Ward. The lived in a house that was situated halfway between the road and the Paulins Kill, now entirely removed. He operated a sawmill and grist mill below the dam, also had a tavern.
Mrs. Haynes is spoken of as bringing up two daughters of her sister. One of the girls was Dorothea. Mrs. Haynes had no children. After the death of Mr. Haynes, which was in 1793, Mrs. Haynes appears to have married Christopher Sharp, a widower. This we gather from deeds, but wish the marriage could be corroborated by the family.
Mr. Haynes was born in 1747 and died in 1793, and has a tombstone in Knowlton Cemetery. All the Raub family attended the Knowlton Presybterian Church. It appears that some 7 or 8 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law settled along the Paulins Kill. We are able to mention the names--Mr. Haynes, David Kern, George Kern, Henry Kern, John Person, John Fox, William Nyce, Andrew Raub, and perhaps Val Beidleman.
ANDREW RAUB #1885
Andrew Raub would be
about 1730. He made a will in 1806 which was probated 5/25
He is mentioned in Knowlton Cemetery as one of the oldest
From such deeds as we have seen, Samuel Green and Henry Kitchen seem to
have owned the land halfway between Walnut Valley and
Some of it passed into the hands of John Smith, and Adam Schneider, and
was sold to Andrew Raub, in 1774. This plot was 30 acres and lay
north of the Kill, and possibly north of the road. Andrew seems
have made several purchases and his main purchase was south of the
where he is mentioned in 1796. His neighbor then was William
on the west and Coonrod Deiter on the East.
The Snovers seem to have also been on his east. John Honeywell was on the south in the early days.
Before his death he divided his farms up between his sons, and in several cases the property has remained in the family. We note from these dates that Andrew was settled some 13 years before Mr. Haynes came to
Hanesburg, and nearly 15 years before the Kerns made a purchase.
His wife was Maria Scharlotta....and she is mentioned as his wife in the Knowlton Church Records. Her dates, however, are in the Cemetery, 2/13 1735 to 11/19 1791.
The children are given as quoted by Mr. J. B. Stevens, but corrected by searches of W. M. Kern as found necessary.
(CATHARINE) SARAH Born Died Buried
Married a Mr. Hartsel (Henry Hartzell)
BARBARA Born 10/15/1757 Died 12/3 1820 [There seems to be
over the dates of Barbara and
Cecilia, and we give them as we have them]. She married Mr. (Henry) Shoemaker, and it was
after Jan 1806 that she married a second time, to Thomas West. His dates were 1760 –
CECILIA Born 4/4/1757 Died 5/29/1828. Buried in Knowlton.
Married Peter Freese
He had part of the old Raub farm
MICHAEL Born (1754) Died Spring of 1833. Buried in
Married Anna Kuhl [later called Cool]
daughter of William who had a large farm near. He will be mentioned later.
ANDREW Born 1766 Died 1826
Married Susannah Nyce
He was a Captain. Had part of his father’s farm.
JACOB Born 1/29 1768. Died 3/9 1832.
Married Catharine Vought whose dates are 9/23/1778 to 4/11/1867. Jacob had part of his
father’s farm. He had some 5 children that we know of:
John 1/8/1799 - 9/2/1866 married…Elizabeth Swayze
Andrew 6/29/1797 – 1798
Philip 4/19/1801 – 5/29/1850 married Sabra Angle, daughter of John
Elizabeth 8/12/1803 Married Jacob L. Teel
Charlotte Married Mr. Dennis Rice
CHARLOTTE Born Died
Married a Mr. Wise (Jacob Weis)
(MARIA) ELIZABETH Born
Married a Mr. Pullis. [Some writers think this name, which is difficult to read, was Bellis]
(Note from Jan Reuther: They Baptized their children in Knowlton…their name was Bellis, also
SUSANNAH Born 11/25/1773. Died
Married Paul Kuhl (also spelled Cool)
MARGARET Born Died
Married Robert Martin, on 7/15/1809
She is reported as the youngest of the family, and sometimes called Mary.
MICHAEL RAUB #19850
Michael Raub is estimated to be born in 1759, and he died in 1833. We do not find a tombstone, and he left no will. He married Anna Kuhl, daughter of William Kuhl, who had a large farm toward Hainseburg. Michael Raub’s farm was north of the Paulins Kill, and seems to be some of his father’s, and some that he purchased in 1793 from Adam Schneider. About 1½ miles west of Blairstown, next to John P. Lanterman’s farm, and his farm descended to Erastus Raub, his Grandson. Michael was a member of the Knowlton Presbyterian Church, and his children were Baptized there. His children were:
ANDREW Born 3/29/1783 Died 2/21/1860. Interred in
Married Catharine Butts, daughter of Jacob.
Son Jacob B. (Butts) 1815-1868 married Rachel D. Lanterman.
Other children reported, but names not known.
MARIA Born 1/24/1785
WILLIAM Born Died
Married Elizabeth Shackleton, Daughter of Benjamin.
Reported married 12/5/1811. She received some of her father’s farm which she sold to her
brother in 1819.
He received some of his father’s farm which he sold to Daniel Vaughan in 1837.
KATE Born Died
Maried John H. Flemming 12/26/1811
Appear to have lived in Vienna, NJ
MICHAEL Born 2/12/1792 Died 6/1/1869
Buried in Cedar Ridge.
Married Mary Read 1796-1863 daughter of Isaac.
He had the farm of his father. His children are given below.
ELIZABETH Born 2/18/1794
Married Benjamin Sutton, son of Nathan Sutton and Sarah Coleman. They moved to
Northfield, Michigan, in 1834.
ANNA Born 2/12/1797 Died 11/27/1876. Buried at
Married Samuel Vaughan, son of Daniel Vaughan, and Hannah Read. Samuel Vaughan and his young wife went with his mother and many of his brothers and sisters to Burdett, NY, at an early date.
JACOB Born 12/11/1799
SARAH Born 12/20/1801 Died 7/29/1890
in Union Brick
Married Abram Rice 1796-1871
Had a daughter Lucy A. who married James D. Lanterman
Born 2/12/1792, died 6/1/1869. Married 11/24/1814 [or 11/14/1814]. He married Mary Read, daughter of Isaac Read and Mary Shackleton, and granddaughter of Joseph Read and Sarah Sutton. Her dates are born 9/13/1796, died 4/26/1863. Both are buried in Cedar Ridge Cemetery. He had the farm of his father, and is remembered by our grandparents. My father tells me that Michael had a favorite cussword which was “By the Great Catofaro”. Good Luck to his memory!
His children are from records held by Mrs. Mott.
SALLY ANN Born 6/20/1816
Married John Newton
ISAAC R. Born 8/19/1818
LUTITIA T. Born 10/5/1820
Married Isaac N. Van Sickle
MARIA Born 12/8/1823
Was not married
JOHN N. Born 5/9/1825 Died 1886 Buried in Cedar Ridge
Married Elizabeth E. Vought
MICHAEL N. Born 9/25/1827 Probably died in infancy
(MARY) M. CAROLINE Born 10/5/1829
Married 1 Jacob Vought
“ 2 John Lake
She had a daughter Mary, who was the mother of Mr. J. B. Stevens
IRA K. Born 9/15/1831
Married a Lake (Rachel), and quoted as having two children, Susan and Emma
ERASTUS V. Born 3/28/1834 Died Feb 1917.
Married Macrina Brands, born 7/3/1838 Died 5/22/1926.
A son Daniel B. Raub was born in Blairstown 8/13/1850 [New Jersey]. Died 10/17/1936; Buried
in Woodland Cemetery, Newark NJ. (More to be written on him on following pages)
A daughter Elizabeth, married M.W. Mott (Milton W. Mott) and lives at Vails, NJ.
Mr. Raub inherited the farm of his father, which seems to be part of the early farms of the early
settler, Andrew Raub.
HANNAH MARGARET Born 8/17/1837 Died in 1926 or 1927.
Married Isaac Lake. (Note by Jan Reuther:
Marshall Lake shows Isaac’s death 24 Jun 1882—kicked by horse)
CATHARINE Born 12/12/1843 Died 9/22/1926
Married William C. Brands 1835-1922
A daughter Mary married Nelson P. Kishpaugh of Blairstown.
A son Clark lives in Montrose, PA.
Two other daughters are mentioned.
PETER FREESE AND CECILIA RAUB #19853
Peter Freese was the son of John Freese and Catharine ----- and born 3/9/1763, died 8/4/1840. Cecilia Raub was the daughter of Andrew Raub and Maria Scharlotta (Weber), born 4/4 1757, died 5/29/1828. Both buried in Knowlton Presb. Churchyard. Peter Freese is mentioned as having a wife Rachael in the year 1800, but we believe this was just another mistake of the early lawyers who were unfamiliar with the German tongue. The children have been slowly located, and are as follows:
PETER Born 10/4/1785 Died 4/26/1814
ANDREW Born 12/15/1788
Married Susan Schaeffer
Had children Elizabeth, Catharine, Frederick, Huldah and Sarah
CATHARINE Married Isaac S. Hazen (or the initial may be L.)
Children are Abram, Levi, Margaret
ABRAHAM Born 3/7/1793 Died 5/7/1862
Married Mary Brugler, dau. Of Ralph.
ISAAC Born 8/7/1795. Died 2/15/1873. Buried in
Married Hannah Read, Dau. Of Isaac.
Had children Jacob, Hannah, Marshal, and Theodore.
JACOB R. Born 3/31/1798
Married Susan Sharp
Children, William, Abram, Harriet, Isaac
MARGARET Born 3/23/1800 Died 9/10/1865
Buried in Union Brick.
Her name at the Baptismal ceremony was Charlotta Margrita.
Married Benjamin O. Vaughan, son of Daniel Vaughan and Hannah Read.
They lived near Blairstown, NJ.
Children were – Isaac (who died an infant), Celicia, H. Amanda, Margaret, Daniel, Darius,
Susannah, who married P. Bradley Martin, and William. Minette Martin, a grandchild, married Charles B. Williams and lives in Midland Park, NJ.
JOHN RAUB #20xx
Miss Mary Elizabeth Raub gives me the information of this family. John Raub was son of Jacob Raub and Catharine Vought. He was born 1/8/1799. Died 9/2/1866. Buried in Knowlton Cemetery. He married Elizabeth Swayse, daughter of ----- -----. She was born 12/20/1806. Died 2/13/1865. The marriage date is 3/4/1826. Mr. Raub had a farm near Cedar Lake, presumed to be part of his father’s tract. The children were:
CATHERINE Born 1/19/1827. Died 5/9/1904
Married William W. Hawk
Lived in Hollisterville, PA
CHARLOTTE RICE Born 9/22/1829
Married George Ferguson
Lived in Sterling, PA
SARAH ANN Born 2/28/1832 Died 3/12/1906
Married Daniel L. Gregory
Lived in Jackson, PA
ANDREW Born 3/23/1834 Died 7/17/1919
Married Elizabeth Milroy
Lived in Scranton, PA. He was a soldier in the Civil War
MARY CAROLINE Born 6/18/1836 Died 1921
Married Charles Keiser
Lived in Wilkes Barre, PA
MARGARET ELIZABETH Born 1/8/1839 Died in 1917
Buried in New Milford
Married 1 George C. Wood
2 Emory T. Oakley
Lived at Jackson, PA
MACRINA HOAGLAND Born 3/25/1846. Died 10/8/1922
Married William C. Ferguson
Lived at Madisonville, PA
JOHN E. Born 11/13/1841 Died 4/21/1865.
He is said to be the last child.
Dates are those given me. He was a saddler at Blairstown, NJ, and is buried at Knowlton.
PHILIP RAUB #20xx
Philip Raub was a son of Jacob Raub and Catharine Vought. He was born 4/19/1801, Died 5/29/1850, and buried in Blairstown, NJ. Married Sabra Angle on ----- 1816, whose name was then given as “Zebia Engle”. She was daughter of John Angle and Hannah Barnes, Born 8/17/1803 and died 3/4/1870. Mr. William H. Kern used to tell the writer that he worked for Mr. Raub when he was a young man, and was also distantly related by marriage to Mrs. Raub. But that does not give us the information we wish we had. Mr. Raub was administrator for his father in March 1832. His farm (parts of his father’s) was partitioned in 1860 and the following children were named:
CATHARINE She was married to Adson L. Vought in 1858 (the name
given then as Aaron L.) and in
1930 was living on a farm near Susquehanna, PA.
JACOB of Vienna, NJ
JOHN A. a doctor in Philadelphia, and living in 1930.
ABRAHAM A. a doctor.
He is buried in Belvidere, NJ. Was born 9/9/1806. Died 12/5/1884. There are records to show that he married Elizabeth Koch in 1832 and her dates are given as 6/7/1813 – 12/7/1905. They had children
JACOB of Oxford
(MRS.) ELIZABETH HARTUNG of New Village
SAMUEL J. of Belvidere
(MRS.) MATILDA PITTINGER of Stewartsville
JOSEPH M. of Brooklyn
GEORGE B. of Baltimore
(MRS.) EMMA F. OBERLY of Stewartsville.
The writer would like to learn who was the father of this
Raub. It may be Andrew Raub who married Catharine Butts.
William Mackellar Kern
William M. Kern
237 Franklin Avenue
Grantwood, New Jersey
The following was added by family after 1930.
ERASTUS VAUGHAN RAUB Born March 28, 1834 Died Feb. 17, 1917. Married Macrina Linaberry Brands Nov. 13, 1858, Born July 3, 1838. Died May 22, 1926.
Daniel Brands Raub Born Aug. 14, 1859. Died Oct. 17, 1936, married Lydia Caroline Schilling, born Jan. 18, 1869. Died Nov. 26, 1948. Daniel Brands Raub’s first marriage was to Mary Sonnekalb, died March 18, 1890, 30 years, 8 months, 22 days. They had a son Pern D. Raub who died July 23, 1890, 4 months 14 days.
Mary Catherine Raub Born June 10, 1861. Died April 5, 1939. Married John Hill.
Michael Elmer Raub Born Sept. 30, 1863, died April 20, 1934, married Fanny Divers.
Anna Bell Raub Born Jan. 2, 1866, died in 1900 in her 34th year. Married a Mr. Green.
Sally Johnson Raub Born July 26, 1868. Died April 24, 1931. Married Everett Dean who died May 21, 1928.
Albert E. Raub Born Sept. 20, 1872, died Aug. 27, 1938. Married Lily Van Auken
Carrie Dell Raub Born July 30, 1875. Died. (She died around 1961.) Married John R. Wildrick.
Lizzie Letitia Raub Born Dec. 24, 1878, died March
1964. Married Milton Mott.
DANIEL BRANDS RAUB Born Aug. 14, 1859, died Oct. 17, 1936. Lydia Caroline Schilling, his wife, born Jan. 18, 1869; died Nov. 26, 1948. Married Feb. 3, 1892.
Lydia died third day of life.
Laura born June 17, 1897 died Jan. 3, 1932. Married Harvey Beyer 5/15/1918. Had a boy and a girl still born. Later divorced – married Donald Sassaman Nov. 27, 1931. No issue.
Paul Erastus born May 5, 1899, died July 20, 1899.
George Michael born June 2, 1900, died April 28, 1901.
Daniel Willard born June 30, 1903, died April 24, 1972. Married Anna Gegenheimer Oct. 10, 1931, born 1/9/04. Anna died July 15, 1967. No children.
Gladys Irene Born June 18, 1905, died Oct. 31, 1989. Married Raymond Hetzel Oct. 9, 1926 – divorced. Married Barney I. Krueger Nov. 26, 1952, died Jan. 23, 1963. Children: Carol Laura Hetzel Baye born Dec. 4, 1927, Doris Ann Hetzel Sobin born Jan. 20, 1931.
Edwin Albert Raub Born June 13, 1908, died Jan. 8, 1983. Married Helen Varga on Oct. 6, 1934. Helen was born 1/16/1911, died 11/13/1993.
OTHER CHILDREN OF ERASTUS VAUGHAN RAUB:
Mary Hill’s children – Olive, Wilbur and Elmer
Michael Raub – no children
Sally Dean’s children – Arthur and Frank
Albert Raub – one still born girl
Carrie Wildrick’s children – Roland, Marjorie and John, Jr.
Lizzie Mott – one still born girl – adopted Howard Kishpaugh