Hans & Karen (Rau) Clausen family, 1883
Hans Clausen, Karen Rau and youngest son, Denmark 1883; This photo is taken in my hometown Vejle, Denmark. The young boy in the middle is my great-grandfather, Johan Henrik Ludvig Rau Hansen, born 1869 in Jerlev parish, Jerlev county, Vejle, Denmark. Sitting: His parents, Hans Clausen and Karen Ludvigsdatter Rau. The family lived Engmarksvej 19 in Jerlev, 8 kilometers from Vejle.
Photo owned by Helle Rau Hartmann, who is born 1961 in Vejle, but actually situated in just Jerlev today (2014). Karen Rau had a father called Johann Hendrich Ludwig Rau, whose father, Johann Christopher Ludewig Rau, came from Angel near Flensburg, to Højen parish, Jerlev county in Denmark, to buy the biggest farm in this county: Oxviggaard. That farm is still existing today. The father of Johann Christopher Ludewig Rau was an innkeeper in Thalitter, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, His name was Johann Christopher Rau, and he was born in Eibenstock, Saxony.
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