Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Rush Reunion 2015 date has been set. The dates are July 25, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2015. The itinerary hasn't been set yet for daily events but it will be shortly. If you have suggestions please send them in. Also any photos, stories etc that you would like added to the family tree or the family history book please let me know. Over the last 4 years we have lost some of the family but we have memories that will last a lifetime. Also there have been some new additions to the family and we would like to welcome them also. I hope each of you are doing well and look forward meeting may of you in 2015.
Posted by Michelle at 6:55 PM
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Every five years, the Rush Family Reunion is held in Benedicta for the descendants of Johann Diederich Rasche, 1800-1874, and Sarah Theresa Schmidt, 1812-1856, also known as John D. Rush and Sarah T. Smith.
Johann came to the United States about 1833 from Stelle in the Kingdom of Hannover. His wife, Sarah, came to the U.S. with her parents in 1827 from Alsace, France.
They had 13 children, 12 of whom lived long lives, according to Richard D. Kelly Jr. The 12 each married and gave Johann and Sarah a total of 109 grandchildren, so there are numerous descendants.
When most folks think of Benedicta, they think Irish, Kelly pointed out, but there also were three German families who settled in Benedicta in the 1830s — the Rasches (Rush), the Rövers (Rivers) and the Schmidts (Smith).
Posted by Michelle at 6:47 PM