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Susan Rauhut1912

Susan Rauhut
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Birth 1912 39 23
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 5 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 6 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Marriage of parentsAugust Karl RauhutMargaretha View this family
1922 (Age 10 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Type: US Census 1930
1930 (Age 18 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Death of a fatherAugust Karl Rauhut
November 28, 1949 (Age 37 years)
Note: It is very possible that this is a cousin or another relative of Christine's named Otto Rauhut. August K. Rauhut did join the service and something happened to him there that left him unbalanced. He committed suicide in 1949 by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Mayflowr24

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide In 1949

1949 San Francisco

Oakland Vet Dies in Leap Off Gates Span

A Spanish American War veteran leaped to his death yesterday from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge police reported. the victim was identified as August Rauhut, about 75 of 2816 19th Ave. Oakland. It was the 116 suicide from the Golden Gate's span.

At 12:20 PM a bridge painter reported to the state highway patrol that he had found a gray overcoat, a cane and a blue pin stripe coat lying near the north tower. Ten minutes later, the Fort Point Coast guard station responded to a call from the lime point coast guard Light Station that a body had washed ashore near the foot of the north tower. Rauhut's son-in-law, Preston Hartman of Mill Valley, said his father-in-law was in poor health and had expressed fear he was going blind.

The body of a man found floating in water off Bay Farm Island Alameda yesterday was identified as Dennis Crowley, 68 an old age pensioner living as 108 Oakland Man, 75, Dies in Leap Off Bridge; Eyesight Failing

A man tentatively identified as August Rauhut, 75, Spanish American War veteran of 2816 19th Avenue Oakland leaped to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday.

His body was recovered within an hour after the leap by a Coast Guard crash boat.

Neighbors said Rauhut had been under treatment at Highland Hospital in Oakland for some months for failing eyesight.

He was seen by bridge painters wondering along the walkway shortly after noon. Later they noticed his cane, overcoat and jacket piled near the north tower and notified highway patrol men.

The body was seen shortly afterwards by keepers in the Lime Point Light House and they called the coast guard. Mr. Rauhut is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margurite Rauhut, an Oakland waitress and by a daughter, Mrs. Janet Hartman of Woodbine Drive, Mill Valley. (11-29-49 San Francisco Chronicle)

Burial of a fatherAugust Karl Rauhut
November 28, 1949 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 38 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1922USA
-9 years
Father’s family with Paula Hanburger - View this family


US Census 1930

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  1. Generation 1
    1. Susan Rauhut, daughter of August Karl Rauhut and Margaretha , was born in 1912 in USA.