John Henry Rahe was born 3 March, 1838 in Germany. One census report said he was from the state of KIENERE NOTO,another said Hanover. A Â“family storyÂ” is that he came to America when he was fourteen years old, and he lived in Indiana before moving to Missouri. In the 1860 census of Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, John is listed in the home of Columbus Sloan, his future father-in-law. On 1 November, 1860, in Adair County, John married Rebecca Sloan. This record is found in a book of Adair County Marriages, and says JOHN RAY to REBECCA SLOAN. Rebecca was born 22 January 1843, Adair County, the daughter of Columbus J. Sloan and Rebecca Thompson. John and Rebecca made their home in Bullion, near Kirksville, Adair County. This couple is found in the 1870 (page 97) and 1880 census of Adair County, Missouri. Rebecca Sloan Rahe died on 8 April, 1894. John was married on 28 September, 1898, to Rachel Glasgow, and they are found in the 1900 census of Salt River Township, Adair County. In this census report, John claims he came to America in 1849 when he was eleven. John died on 2 September, 1903, and is buried at Bullion Methodist Church Cemetery. John and Rebecca were the parents of ten children.
I. John William Rahe was born 5 August, 1861 Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri. In
the 1870 census report, he is listed as Â“Henry W.Â”, in the 1880 as Â“William H.Â”, and in the 1900 report, he is listed as Â“John W. RaheÂ”. I believe his full name was JOHN Wm HENRY RAHE. John was married on 22 April, 1882, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri to Mary Rosalie Thompson. Mary was born 11 March, 1862, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, the daughter of Robert Thompson and Martha Ann Tatlock. In the fall of 1889, John and Mary Rahe moved to Logan County, Oklahoma, and homesteaded a claim four miles north of Cresecnt. There, John built their beautiful two story home. This couple is found in the 1900 and 1910 census of Oak View, Logan County, Oklahoma. In 1922, John and Mary moved into the city of Crescent. John died on 2 February, 1933, leaving his Will naming his wife and his surviving children and their married names. Mary Rosalie Thompson Rahe died on 18 December, 1940, in Crescent. John and Mary were both buried at Crescent, Logan County, Oklahoma. They were the parents of seven children. 1. Wm Elmer Rahe: b.26 Jan.1885, Missouri; d.12 May 1943; mar.5 Jan.1919, Crescent, OK, to Edith Ella Good, daughter of J.P. Good. 2. Mary Â“MamieÂ”Ethel Rahe: b.2 Mar.1887 Missouri; d.Jun.1980; mar.4 June 1904 to Wm Asa Kendrick (1910 census of Stratton, Texas Co, OK). 3. Robert Henry Omer Rahe: b.14 Aug.1890 OK; d.14 Aug.1914. 4. Martha Â“MinnieÂ” Rebecca Rahe: b.17 Sep.1892 OK; d.31 Dec.1981 Fresno Co, CA; bur: Oak Grove Cem., Laton, CA; mar. 8 Oct.1911 OK to James Ray Dooley. 5. Iona Gertrude Rahe: b.6 Sep.1895 OK; d.24 Nov.1937; mar.22 Nov.1920 to Edwin C. Koch. 6. Neva Pauline Rahe: b.5 Sep.1898 Logan Co, OK; d.Mar.1977 Arvada, Jefferson Co, CO; mar.20 Aug.1920 Crescent, OK to Leeon E. Hayden. 7. Georgie Rahe: b.3 Apr.1901 OK; died at birth.
II. James Andrew Rahe was born 5 March, 1863, Adair County. This young child died
on 5 September, 1864.
III. Della Frances Rahe was born 10 June, 1866, Adair County. She was married on 25
March, 1885, to Eli Lackey. Della and Eli had two children, and made their home in Brashier, Missouri. Della died on 2 January, 1957. Children: Rahe Lackey and Lucille Lackey.
IV. Luther R. Rahe was born 28 March, 1868 and died on 2 September, 1889. Was given
another date as born 18 March 1868, and died 2 September 1884.
V. Wilbert Wesley Rahe was born 11 September, 1870, Adair County, Missouri. He was
married on 29 August, 1894, in Crescent, Oklahoma, to Seretta Elizabeth Norris. Seretta was born 1 March, 1879, in Concord, Kansas, the daughter of Goldsmith G. Norris from Indiana. Wilbert and Seretta are found in the 1900 and 1910 census of Logan County, Oklahoma with their eight children. Wilber died on 5 May, 1960, in Crescent, and Seretta on 11 February, 1973. Children: 1. Durrill Henry Rahe: b.12 Mar.1896 OK; d.12 Sep.1918, World War I in France. 2. Erma Roselea Rahe: b.14 Nov.1898 OK; mar.1 June 1921 to Alva A. Harmon. 3. Cecil Goldsmith Rahe: b.27 Nov.1902 OK; mar.24 Oct.1929 Chicago, Ill., to Hazel Coffman. 4. Orpha Majora Rahe: b.10 Nov.1904 OK; mar.27 May 1928 to Robert Louis Favor. 5. Forest Wesley Rahe: b.4 June 1906 OK; mar. 6 Dec.1930 to Adeleen Bartrug. 6. Delbert Clyde Rahe: b.30 Dec.1909 OK; d.24 July 1982; mar.22 July 1938, Sedalia, MO to Lilabell Â“BellieÂ” Ashbrook. 7. Clifford Ernest Rahe: b.21 Feb.1914 OK; mar.6 Sep. 1933 to June McGuire. 8. Max Norris Rahe: b.26 Sep.1916 OK; mar.6 June 1941, Alva, OK to Phyllis Card.
VI. Alice Rahe was born on 23 September, 1872, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri.
This young daughter died on 24 August, 1874.
VII. Ida Mae Rahe was born 4 June, 1876, Adair County, Missouri. She was married on
7 June, 1896, to Eli Vawter. Eli Vawter was born 26 January, 1867, Lincoln County, Missouri, the son of William and Matilda Vawter. From the book Â“Adair County, Missouri HistoryÂ”, they called Eli Â“Colonel VawterÂ”. The VawtersÂ’ family history goes back to 1016 A.D. in France. They first arrived in America in 1875, in Massachusetts. Eli Vawter was a blacksmith and wagon maker in Brashear, Adair County. Ida died 15 August, 1966, Moberly, Randolph Co, Missouri, and is buried at the Brashear Cemetery, Adair County, Missouri. Ida and Eli had one son. 1. Emil Rahe Vawter: b.14 Oct.1898; d.8 Aug.1961.
VIII. Joseph Rahe was born 15 August, 1878, Kirksville, Adair County, and only lived a
IX. Mary Rosalia Rahe, called Â“MinnieÂ”, was born 14 September, 1880, Adair County,
Missouri. Minnie lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and she was single
X. Anna Rebecca Rahe was born 8 November, 1882, Missouri. She married Millard
Day, and they made their home in Kirksville, Missouri. Anna died in March, 1975, Kirksville, Missouri. They had one daughter Pauline Day.