Christian Rau

b. August, 1864
(Child) BirthChristian Rau was born in August, 1864 at Walheim, Germany. 
ImmigrationHe immigrated in 1882.  
(Groom) MarriageChristian married Christina (?) about 1892..  
(Son) BirthA son, Jacob, was born in November, 1892 at MA. 
(Son) BirthA son, Fred, was born in April, 1894 at MA. 
(Son) BirthA son, Albert, was born on April 12, 1897 at MA. 
ResidenceHe and Christina lived on June 14, 1900 at Montague, Franklin County, MA. Also living with them was Jacob Rau, Fred Rau and Albert Edward Rau
(Son) BirthA son, Carl, was born about 1905 at MA. 
1910 US CensusChristian, listed as 45 years old, appeared as the head of household with his wife Christina, 37 years old, on the 1910 Federal Census of Montague, Franklin County, MA, on 104 Central Street, recorded April 20, 1910. Their children, Jacob, 17, Fred, 16, Albert, 13, and Carl Rau, 4, were listed as living with them. Christen was a Handle Polisher at a Cutlery Factory. 

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Christina (?) b. January, 1873
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Last EditedFebruary 15, 2012

Fred Rau

b. April, 1894
FatherChristian Rau b. August, 1864
MotherChristina (?) b. January, 1873
(Child) BirthFred Rau was born in April, 1894 at MA. 
ResidenceHe lived in the household of Christian Rau and Christina (?), and with Jacob Rau and Albert Edward Rau on June 14, 1900 at Montague, Franklin County, MA. 
1910 US CensusHe, listed as 16 years old, appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Montague, Franklin County, MA in the household of his parents, Christian and Christina Rau, and with Jacob Rau, Albert Edward Rau and Carl Rau
Last EditedMay 9, 2008

Jacob Rau

b. November, 1892
FatherChristian Rau b. August, 1864
MotherChristina (?) b. January, 1873
(Child) BirthJacob Rau was born in November, 1892 at MA. 
ResidenceHe lived in the household of Christian Rau and Christina (?), and with Fred Rau and Albert Edward Rau on June 14, 1900 at Montague, Franklin County, MA. 
1910 US CensusHe, listed as 17 years old, appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Montague, Franklin County, MA in the household of his parents, Christian and Christina Rau, and with Fred Rau, Albert Edward Rau and Carl Rau
Last EditedMay 9, 2008

Frank H. Raub

b. about 1880, d. before December 20, 1951
(Child) BirthFrank H. Raub was born about 1880. 
(Groom) MarriageFrank married Isabelle Hompe, daughter of Henry A. Hompe and Isabel Downing, after 1920..  
(Deceased) DeathFrank died before December 20, 1951.  
(Interred) BurialHe was buried on December 20, 1951 at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga County, NY,
in Ridgeland Lot 160 Grave 5.

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Isabelle Hompe b. September 25, 1886, d. before May 30, 1959
Last EditedApril 26, 2014

George B. Ray

b. 1893, d. July 6, 1945
(Child) BirthGeorge B. Ray was born in 1893. 
(Groom) MarriageGeorge married Louise Hompe, daughter of Henry A. Hompe and Isabel Downing..  
(Deceased) DeathGeorge died on July 6, 1945.  
(Interred) BurialHe was buried after July 6, 1945 at Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth County, MA,
Plot: G-35-1.

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Louise Hompe b. June 11, 1895, d. January 20, 1958
Last EditedApril 1, 2017

Mary Ann Rea

b. November 24, 1844, d. January 14, 1922
(Child) BirthMary Ann Rea was born on November 24, 1844. 
(Bride) MarriageMary married George Poole about 1871..  
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Matilda, was born on February 16, 1872. 
1910 US CensusShe, listed as 67 years old, appeared with her husband George Poole, 65 years old, on the 1910 Federal Census of Enfield, CT, recorded May 2, 1910. Also living with Mary was her daughter and son in law, Matilda, 38, and George C. Rutherford, 37. Also living with them were their grandchildren, Mildred, Raymond, Beatrice, Helen and George. Matilda is listed as having had 2 children born, 1 still living.. 
(Deceased) DeathMary died on January 14, 1922, at age 77.  
(Interred) BurialShe was buried after January 14, 1922 at Thompsonville Cemetery, Enfield, CT.
 

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George Poole b. July 12, 1844, d. February 25, 1928
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Last EditedApril 3, 2018

(?) Reed

(Child) Birth(?) Reed was born. 
(Groom) Marriage(?) married Willhelmina Tussey, daughter of Fredrick LaBault and Catherine Schimdt, after 1891..  

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Willhelmina LaBault b. February, 1860
Last EditedMarch 31, 2018

Christiana Rehwald

b. 1822, d. February 9, 1905
(Bride) MarriageChristiana married Charles Genz..  
Name Variation Christiana Rehwald was also known as Christine Genz. 
(Child) BirthChristiana Rehwald was born in 1822 at Germany. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Johanna, was born about 1849 at Germany. 
(Son) BirthA son, Charles, was born in 1852 at Germany. 
(Son) BirthA son, August, was born on April 2, 1857 at Germany. 
(Deceased) DeathChristiana died on February 9, 1905 at NY.  
(Interred) BurialShe was buried after February 9, 1905 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.
 

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Charles Genz
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Last EditedMay 1, 2011

Catharine Reilly

b. 1843
FatherP Reilly
(Child) BirthCatharine Reilly was born in 1843 at Cavan, Ireland. 
(Bride) MarriageCatharine married John Tristram, son of Samuel Tristram and Rebecca Connell, between 1863 and 1865..  
(Son) BirthA son, John, was born on November 29, 1863 at NY. 
ResidenceShe lived in the household of Rebecca Tristram, and with Thomas Tristram, John Tristram, Samuel Tristram and Richard Tristram in 1865 at 34 East Broadway, Manhattan, NY. 
Newspaper ClippingThe following newspaper article appeared in NY Times on August 6, 1865:
NY Times

FRATRICIDE IN EAST BROADWAY; The Family Seek to Conceal Their Knowledge of the Crime. Coroner Wildey Adroitly Brings the Truth to Light. RUM, AS USUAL, AT THE BOTTOM. THE MURDERER CONSIGNED TO THE TOMBS.

Published: August 6, 1865

We are again called upon to record another tragedy on the East Side. As ever, gin was the author of the crime, but not as usual, the murderer and the murdered are brothers, and the homicide was committed in their own bedchamber, in presence of a third person, and under their mother's roof. The family of TRISTRAM, consisting of Mrs. REBECCA TRISTRAM, the mother, a woman of not unpleasant appearance, and of about 50 years of age; JOHN TRISTRAM, a wire-weaver, of about 30; Mrs. CATHARINE TRISTRAM, a rather handsome woman of about 25, wife of JOHN; RICHARD TRISTRAM, also a wire-weaver, aged 22; THOMAS TRISTRAM, likewise a wire-weaver, aged 31 years, and SAMUEL TRISTRAM, a youth, of about 13 years, son of a deceased daughter of Mrs. TRISTRAM, occupied the second floor of No. 34 East Broadway. They appear to have lived in harmony, and were respected by their neighbors, who knew the sons as thriving mechanics that had joined in supporting their mother and nephew in the best of the few modern dwellings which are left in the southern-most blocks of East Broadway. They are quiet people who have generally attended strictly to their own business.

But on Friday evening the sons THOMAS and JOHN went to a liquor saloon in Division-street, and there drowned their intellects in the fearful beverages which are peddled over so many counters between the Battery and Harlem, and at length they quarreled, fought, and separated in anger. Both brothers reached home at a seasonable hour -- one, however, so thoroughly intoxicated that it was deemed prudent to bundle him off to bed without delay. The other, it appears, remained up awhile, drank his beer at home, and then retired.

RICHARD, however, holding open-air walking to be the best antidote for drunkenness, again went abroad, and on his return, at about midnight, visited a lager-bier saloon under his domicil, to imbibe his night-cap, triumphantly exhibited a fine silver-plated Colt army revolver, which the family had purchased as a present for a brother in California. This magnificent present for the absent brother, we dare say, RICHARD TRISTRAM now wishes in the bottom of the sea; for it drew from the German landlord the remark that it was too heavy for ordinary use, and that he would prefer a lighter weapon; and to this remark RICHARD replied that he had a smaller pistol, and in proof drew a small pistol, which is now a vital witness against him.

RICHARD TRISTRAM went straightway from the German's saloon to his bedchamber, wherein in brother THOMAS and nephew, SAMUEL, lay, and there took up the quarrel, threatening the brother's life, as will appear in the following testimony, which was taken before Coroner WILDEY, yesterday, at the Seventh Ward Police-station:
Frederick Eickhoff, of No. 36 East Broadway, sworn -I keep a lager-bier saloon on the first floor of the building Nos. 34 and 36 East Broadway; I closed about one o'clock this morning; I had been about one hour abed when I heard a voice saying: "Say, Tommy, get up, you son of a b_____, you told my brother that you wanted to kill him:" the mother said; "No, he did not;" the mother then told Samuel to go out for a policeman; the same voice repeated: "Get up; I'll shoot you; I'll have your blood;" a voice said: "No, I won't;" about five minutes after this I again heard the voice repeating this language; the mother's voice again saying that life had not been threatened; I heard and recognized Richard's voice previous to the shooting; early in the evening I saw Richard with the pistol here shown in his hands, in my saloon, at about midnight.
The testimony of Mr. Eickhoff was given without reserve, and impressed the jury and spectators, as did that of Samuel Tristram, a small nephew of one of the brothers, who, having been sworn, said: I live with my grandmother; I was out playing in the street until about nine o'clock; my uncle Thomas, the deceased, slept in the back kitchen with me; the report of a pistol awoke me; my uncle Richard asked me where there was a doctor; nobody but uncle Richard and Thomas were with me, and uncle Thomas lay dead with his feet toward the door; uncle Richard and myself went for a doctor; we stepped over the body of uncle Thomas; Dr. Harrison, of No. 46 East Broadway, uncle Richard and myself went back to the house together; the doctor, on seeing uncle Thomas, said that he was dead; I do not know who shot uncle Thomas.

But the rambling, incoherent, and utterly ill-advised chatter of the following named witness was regarded by the jury as manifestly false; and after the witness had battled the skill of the coroner in questioning, he set her aside. We give only the gist of the woman's remarks, as follows:

Mrs. Rebecca Tristram, of No. 34 East Broadway, sworn -- I am mother of John, Richard, and Thomas Tristram; we occupy a second floor; John and his wife Catharine slept in the bedroom adjoining the front room: Thomas Tristram, the deceased, slept in the kitchen last night; John Tristram came home tipsy at about eleven o'clock; his face was disfigured, and I understood that he had been in a row in a liquor saloon; I sent for lager-bier; Thomas was in bed in the kitchen; I gave him beer, but do not know whether he was drunk or sober: I went to bed shortly after eleven o'clock when all but Richard were in bed; I had been abed I do not know how long when the noise as of the falling of a candle awoke me; I rose, lighted a candle, and the first that I saw was Thomas lying dead; I ran into Kate's room and told her that Thomas was dead; Kate came out of her room end returned to wake John; the small pistol here shown (the one with which the murder was committed) belonged to Thomas; Richard and Thomas were always friends.
We publish the following testimony without comment:

Mrs. Emily Seaman, of No. 34 East Broadway, sworn -- At about three o'clock this morning I heard a noise in the room adjoining my apartments, as of persons wrestling; I rose and looked through a side window into the prisoners' room, which was then lighted; I heard the voice of one of the prisoners, saying, "I will have your blood;" the light was next extinguished, and immediately I heard the report of a pistol; I then saw two gentlemen go down stairs, and supposed that they had gone to summon a physician; when they returned a police officer accompanied them. Mrs. Tristram, the mother of the deceased, appeared in the entry when the policeman came into the house, and I inquired what had occurred, but she made no reply.

Catharine Tristram, wife of John Tristram, sworn. -- I live with my mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and little Samuel; I was out last evening and reached home between ten and eleven o'clock; when Thomas came home he said he had been in a row; I put my husband to bed and went for beer; we gave Thomas a drink; I do not know at what time Richard came home; early in the evening I saw the pistol here shown in his possession; I heard the pistol shot at about 3 o'clock, and about three minutes thereafter my mother-in-law came to my room and told me that Thomas was dying.
Dr. Wooster Beach, Jr., sworn -- I made a post-mortem examination on the body of deceased, and found a pistol-shot wound of the left breast; on opening the body it was discovered that the ball had passed through the lungs, and severed several large blood-vessels; it passed through the body and lodged in the spinal column; death must have been instantaneous.

After further testimony, none of which, however, established any new facts, the case was given to the jury, consisting of Messrs. S.W. Baldwin, Samuel Martin, Daniel Ferris, Bernard McCloskey, Bernard Helles, George J. Walker, Louis Mohakes, William Sohrader and C. Dobler, and three minutes thereafter they returned the following verdict:
"We find that THOMAS TRISTRAM came to his death by a pistol-shot wound at the hand of RICHARD TRISTRAM, on the 5th day of August, 1865, at No. 34 East Broadway."
RICHARD TRISTRAM was now called and interrogated; but he declined to make other reply than that he did not kill his brother, and thereupon Coroner WILDEY delivered him to an officer, to be confined in the Tombs, and JOHN TRISTRAM, SAMUEL TRISTRAM, Mrs. REBECCA TRISTRAM and Mrs. CATHARINE TRISTRAM were required to find bail in $1,000, respectively.
The Tristram family emigrated from Ireland many years ago, and their fortunes appear to have been varied, as one of the sons served in the war upon Mexico, and another, the deceased, was a private in the late great and honored volunteer army of the United States.

The Coroner, the jury and the press are indebted to Capt. WILLIAM JAMESON, of the Metropolitan Police, for courtesies extended.

The Tristram family are said to be well-to-do in the world, being largely engaged in the wire-working business at No. 354 Pearl-street, near Franklin-square. The accused, RICHARD, was in California, and came home in January, with JOHN and his wife. The police found on the premises a silver-plated revolver and gold-plated revolver, of large size, which the prisoner was about to send to California, as a present to another brother. A large navy pistol was also found. The pistol with which the fatal shot was fired is a pocket-revolver, of medium size, with six-inch barrel, break-body pattern. It is now in the possession of the Coroner.
(Son) BirthA son, John, was born about September, 1865 at NY. 

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John Tristram b. before April 2, 1830, d. May 24, 1868
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Last EditedFebruary 8, 2020

P Reilly

(Child) BirthP Reilly was born at Ireland. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Catharine, was born in 1843 at Cavan, Ireland. 

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Last EditedFebruary 8, 2020