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Re: Rapp- Surname
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The Rapp surname appears to be Germanic. A well-known Rapp was George Rapp who led a splinter group of Lutherans from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1805. They became a Utopian sect known as the Rappites. In 1815 100 of them floated down the Ohio and settled on the lower Wabash, a community they called Harmonie. In 1825 they sold their Utopian community and returned to Pennsylvania.

Later the community was settled by another Utopian sect and called New Harmony.

Jennifer

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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