Rath Family Genealogy

FAMILY ORIGINS

The Rath family resided in Nordrhein-Westphalen, Germany. The family was Roman Catholic.

ZÜLPICH AND GEICH

Zülpich is a city in the Euskirchen district with about 20,000 inhabitants, spread over the central city and 24 towns. It is about 20 minutes south of Nörvenich. In 1798, after the Rhineland fell to France, it became the French political or administrative subdivision of the region. The Church of St. Peter, first built in 848, was rebuilt several times until it was destroyed in World War II.

Geich is among the communities of Zülpich, located north and west of the city. It has 815 inhabitants.

SURNAME ORIGINS

The surname Rath could be a habitational name from a place called Rath or a descriptive epithet for a wise person or counselor from the Middle High German rat or "counsel".

The surname Westhoven is of Dutch or Belgian origin. It is a habitational name for someone from Westhof or Westhove in West Flanders, or any of various other places similarly named.


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Surnames of those in my direct ancestral line appear in BOLD.


Descendants of Arnold Rath

1 Arnold Rath m: May 30, 1724 in Zulpich, Germany
..+ Catharina Westhoven (Had a sister, Sybilla, who married Werner Valden)
............2 Sibilla Rath b: Dec., 1724 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: Bef. 1735
............2 Anna Margaretha Rath b: Jan., 1726 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown
............2 Petrus Rath b: Oct., 1728 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown
............2 Adelheid Oelgen Odilia Rath b: Nov., 1731 in Geich, Germany d: Bef. 1797
................+ Petri Hoeningen b: March, 1735 in Geich, Germany d: in Geich, Germany
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............2 Anna Sibilla Rath b: April, 1735 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: Aft. 1764
................+ Conrad Fust
......................... 3 Arnold Fust b: April, 1764 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown
......................... 3 Anna Gertrude Faust b: Aug., 1766 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown
......................... 3 Leonard Faust b: May, 1769 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown
..........................3 Werner Faust b: Aug., 1771 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown
............2 Hermann Rath b: March, 1739 in Zulpich (Geich), Germany d: unknown


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