Heritage, bloodline, adoption
by Staci Michelle Raschen
My grandfather, Edward F. Raschen Jr., birth date May 14, 1918, was a 33rd degree Grand Master Mason. I found his papers honoring him as such. I was told that he was left on the doorstep of his adopted parents in Kansas. His (adopted) father, my greatgrandfather, Edward Fredrick Raschen, Sr., I was told was also adopted. Supposedly coming from Ohio to Kansas. He too, was a 33rd degree Grand Master Mason. Reading through various forums, I noticed a comment saying, that if your grandfather was a 33rd degree Mason, chances are your father isn't his child. Ofcoarse that caught my attention. Are there any possible correlations with the both of them being adopted, and being 33rd degree Grand Master Masons? I realize that this obviously couldn't apply in every case, but are there certain special cases that it would? And if so, what is the reason, and what does it mean? If not, than why was this statement thrown out there? What would be the basis behind such a suggestion?
Thank you very much for your time in reading and answering my questions.
Staci Michelle Raschen