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Michael Raschko

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Bacova, Romania
Death: May 28, 1937 (73)
Lefor, Stark, ND, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Michael Hrassko and Magdalena Cserny
Husband of Gertrud Raschko and Katharina Raschko
Father of Michael Raschko; Maria Magdalena "Helen" Grimm; Eva Cherney; Elizabeth Raschko Riesinger; Mike Raschko and 4 others
Brother of Franz Hrasko; Johann Raschko; Barbara Hraschko; Josepha Hrasko; Johann Hrasko and 4 others

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About Michael Raschko

Michael Raschko was born in House No. 124 at Bakowa, Banat. The sponsors at his baptismal were Michael Pfeifer and Barbara Birling. In 1888 their surname was spelled Rasko in the church register and Raschko in 1890. He emigrated with his wife and three daughters to America, embarked the Ship "München" at Bremen and reached Baltimore, Maryland on May 1, 1897.

    He was a widower after Gertrud Grundhauser, his first wife, who died May 5, 1890 at Bakowa house No. 202.  In October 1890 he married Katharina Maixner (Meichsner) who was born in Bakowa 1869 and then died at Lefor, in Stark County, North Dakota in 1957. 
    They emigrated to the United States in 1897 with their daughters Magdalena, Eva and Elizabeth. The rest of their children were born in the United States.

They settled in a town named Lefor in a barn with four other families until their sod houses were built. They all took turns cooking their meals. The first church was built of sod and the parishioners had to furnish their own seats for services by brining in their wagon or buggy seats.The closest town for these settlers to get their commodities was at Gladstone, which is ten miles north of Lefor. The town of Lefor was founded by Adam A. Lefor.... see his profile.

      Michael had two brothers, Carl, Johann and one sister.  Carl stayed in Romania, John moved to North Dakota and lived with Michael for a short time.  He then moved to Montana. 
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Michael Raschko's Timeline

February 2, 1864
Bacova, Romania
February 1, 1890
Age 25
Bacova, Romania
July 1891
Age 27
Bacova, Timiș, Romania
October 27, 1893
Age 29
Bacova, Timiș, Romania
March 2, 1896
Age 32
Bakowa, Timis, Banat, Romania
March 3, 1899
Age 35
Lefor, North Dakota, United States
November 26, 1905
Age 41
Lefor, ND, United States
Age 42