Antonin (AKA Anton) RAUSER (RAUSCHER) from Susice Bohemia

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Antonin RAUSER (or RAUSCHER) had three wives. Antonin had been born at Susice Bohemia on 13 Jun 1819. The first was Maria Anna KOSTINCOVA (1821 – 1854) who he married on 16 Jan 1843 at Strakonice or Pisek Bohemia. The second was Marie MACHNIK (1819 – 1863) who he married on 12 Feb 1855 at Strakonice Bohemia. The third was Marie KOTAL (1840 – unk) who he married on 1 Feb 1864 at Strakonice Bohemia. Antonin came to America at an unknown time and died in St Louis MO. Do not know if he came by himself or if he came with his third wife. Believe that Antonin’s parents were Vaclav RAUSER and Maria MASTOVSKA. One of Antonin’s children was a daughter named Frantiska Xavier RAUSCHER who was born 11 Apr 1843 or 1844 (she married a RYSKA on 30 Apr 1866 in Strakonice Bohemia). Looking for baptismal records in Bohemia to confirm the birth dates.



I saw that article in the June 2020 issue of Nase rodina magazine. How timely for me!

To access the Czech Regional Archives where the Catholic church registers are housed, go to You will need to know the village where your person was born. There is a guide to using at
One must sign up to, but there is no charge.
The GenTeam gazeteer will tell you which town the Catholic church was located where your village attended. There is link to the correct Regional Archive where the baptismal records are scanned and available to read online. The June 2020 issue of the Nase rodina magazine has a very good article on the Czech Catholic baptismal records.