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ROWE FAMILY from RAU IMMIGRANT FROM THE PALATINATE

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PALATINE IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA

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Many ROWE families in America Descend from one common ancestor: Patatine German Nicholas Rau, who arrived in America in 1710. In my case I descend from this ancestor in two lines. One of these lines is a direct RAU/RAUH/ROWE line. This is my father's direct line. But I also have a line of descent through my mother's line, the DUMOND line. This connection was recently discovered. 
 
The two lines (Rowe and Dumond) can be viewed by going to the LINES OF DESCENT FROM IMMIGRANT RAU'S at the left.
 

Below is a map of the Palatine region of Germany and the city Oppenheim which plays an important part in the history of the Rau/Steinkopf families. "Marriage of Niclaus Rau and Gertraud Steinkopf, 3 Jan 1696, in the Oppenheim Lutheran Church, Oppenheim in the Pfaltz; Johann Rau of Hohen-Selsen in Grafschaft Falkenstein.  Johann is listed as father of Niclaus." From: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710 by Henry Z. Jones

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The Rhine-Hesse's leading wine town is OPPENHEIM, midway along the rail line between Mainz and Worms. It has a hilly setting just back from the river, and is full of half-timbered houses set in narrow little streets. At its highest point is the Katharinenkirche, a grandiose church built over more than two centuries: the towers are Romanesque, the east end and transept early Gothic, the nave high Gothic. As an afterthought, the west chancel, which has the appearance and dimensions of a self-contained church in its own right, was added in late Gothic style. Inside, look for the Oppenheimer Rose, a fourteenth-century stained-glass window with elaborate tracery, and for the many epitaphs to members of prominent local families.Immediately north of the church is the Michaelskapelle, which incorporates a charnel house containing the bones of some 20,000 citizens.