Tag Archive: Jacob Raber


Death Comes

Today I ponder death, as we buried my cousin, Gerald. His death left an empty spot, but we all have pleasant memories we will cherish.

Our local cemetery is quite familiar, since my wife and I, walk here often at the break of day!

A family cemetery where my great, great, great, great-grandfather, Jacob Raber was buried south of Charm, Ohio. He emigrated to America from Germany in 1837.

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This wasn’t my favorite photo of the year, but visiting this site in Hagnau, Germany was a highlight.  My ancestor Jacob Raber left this home in 1836 for America when he was 5 years old.  The exact generation and date I couldn’t confirm since my genealogy book is packed away in America somewhere!

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