Rauschenburg (Alsace, France)
Rauschenburg (Rauschenbourg), an estate near Ingweiller (Ingwiller) in Alsace listed in the Dutch Naamlijsts of 1775 and 1780 ("Ruseburg" in the district "Leeuwenhoff") as the seat of an Amish Mennonite congregation, of which Nikolaus (Nicolaas) Koch was an elder and Abraham Oesch (Esch) a preacher. According to Hermann Guth, Amish Mennonites were leaseholders on the estate at the middle of the 18th century and the district was then known as Löwenhaupt. Oesch was likely the son-in-law of Koch.
Guth, Hermann. Amish Mennonites in Germany: Their Congregations, the Estates Where They Lived, Their Families. Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press, 1995: 101.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1118. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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