We're hoping to clarify a reference to "Rauschenbach" [Hungary], in the 1899 New York passenger manifest of one of our Wolf family members. Some family information suggests that this referred to Nizne Ruzbachy (earlier names include Unter-Rauschenbach), but Vysne Ruzbachy (earlier names include Ober-Rauschenbach).and Revuca (Grosz-Rauschenbach) are also possibilities.
Perhaps at that time Rauschenbach was understood to mean only one of those towns? RadixIndex does list the town of Rauschenbach, but this doesn't strike us as determinative since the name doesn't appear in either the JewishGen Gazeteer or cisarik.com.
There are probably better sources; we would appreciate assistance in clarifying to which town Rauschenbach refers.
Hilary Stein Osofsky
WOLF: Primarily in and near Huncovce, Nizne Ruabachy, Vysne Ruzbachy, Strazky, Sulín, Kral'ova Lehota, Jelsava, Banská Bystrica; Szatmar
NUERNBERGER: Primarily in and near Zalesie, Podolinec, Hagy, Liptovsky Hradok, Zilina, Kosice, Spisska Stara Ves, Stara Lubovna, Krizova Ves Hafka, Presov