Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain John W. Rabshaw
Captain John Radigan
William Ramey
D. B. Ramsey
George Randerson & Son
George Ransier
Eliakim F. Ransom
John S. Ranney
Peter Rasmussen
Captain E. Rathbun
Captain J. E. Rathbun
George H. Rausch
John L. Rawson
G. H. Raymond
The Raymond Family
Captain Alexander Reddick
Captain Moses Redmond
Captain Nicholas Redmond
W. E. Redway
Captain A. H. Reed
Lawrence J. Regan
Frederick Rehbaum
John Reif
Louis Reif
Thomas Reilly
F. J. Reynolds
Captain J. E. Reynolds
Ralph H. Reynolds
Thomas Reynolds
Charles Rice
Daniel F. Rice
Captain Wm. E. Rice
Captain Henry Richardson
Captain James Richardson
Captain Chancey Richardson
Dean Richmond
John D. Riley
Peter Riley
William F. Riley
Captain Samuel Rioux
Captain Ed. Risto
Captain Charles Roach
Captain William Roach
Captain John J. Roberts
Daniel H. Robertson
George W. Robertson
Captain H. W. Robertson
Captain W. J. Robertson
Alexander R. Robinson
Frederick W. Robinson
Robert A. Robinson
Captain Walter Robinson
William J. Robinson
Captain George Robson
Jeremiah O. Rogers
Captain Frank D. Root
Captain Henry Rose
Edwin E. Ross
James Rossan
G. P. Roth
James Rourke
Captain William H. Rowan
Jacob Ryan
Thomas M. Ryan
Captain Dallas Ryder
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George H. Rausch

George H. Rausch is a son of George and Dorothy (Weller) Rausch, the former of whom, a tailor by occupation, died at Buffalo in 1886. The children of the family now living are George H., the subject of this sketch; John, who is a picture frame gilder; Henry, a letter carrier; Julius, by trade a marine engineer but now manager of a Casualty Insurance Company, at St. Louis, Mo., and Augusta, Julia and Sophia, married and residing in Buffalo.

George H. Rausch was born in 1848 at Buffalo, where he attended the German school and also Public School No. 12, after which he worked at printing a short time and then learned his trade in Sutton Brothers machine shop. He was subsequently engaged at different times in the King Iron Works, for E B. Holmes & Co., and Hardwick & Wares. On April 16, 1893, Mr. Rausch went on the lakes as oiler on the steamer Roswell P. Flower, owned by Vance & Co. of Milwaukee, remaining that season. In the fall of the year he received his license papers, and the following spring shipped as second engineer of the steamer Wissahickon, of the Anchor line, on which he also continued the full season. His next employment was at the W. Ziser Steam Forge, where he remained until July, 1896, after which he was employed with the Buffalo Steam Engine Works. He is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Local Harbor No. 1, of Buffalo.

On February 16, 1871, Mr. Rausch was married at Buffalo to Miss Mary Gross, by whom he has had seven children. Those now living are Dora, Mary, Richard and Henry. The family residence is at No. 207 Grape street, Buffalo.


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Volume I

This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.

Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.