Hause Genealogy
by Jeffrey Hause, née "House," née "Houys," née "Hawz," née "Hawes," née "Hauss," née "Hauß," née "Haus," née "Huyzer," née "Hanes," née "Haues," née "Haas," née "Huus," née "Wise-Ass"

"The first John Hause was born in Germany in the year 1690, and when an infant, on account of Religious Persecutions, he was transported by his 'cousin', Queen Mary II, of Great Britain, House of Stuart, Daughter of James II and Anne Hyde, born 1662, married William, Prince of Orange at the age of 17, reigning 15 years, and died in 1694 of Small Pox, leaving no children. A kind, meek, and noble Queen."
—Family Bible of Joseph Hause of Ovid, New York, mid-1800's.


Left-to-Right: (Back Row) Augustus Hause Jr., Laban Hause, and John Hause, in the late 1800's; (Middle Row) Sasha Larsen, Hal Larsen, Dylan Larsen, Carl Hause, Eric Hause, Mary Moonsammy Hause, Jeff Hause; (Front Row) Kathy Larsen, Camille Larsen, Martha Hause, Madeline Hause, Michele Hause, and Lori Ann Dotson in 2007.
   It used to be that you could learn everything about your ancestors through the FAMILY BIBLE. A mother would create a copy for her children, filling the inner sleeves with old photographs, family history, and biographical data, to be handed down to future generations.
   But family bibles are rare today (heck, BIBLES are rare today), so I guess the best, most modern way to chronicle a family history is like this—on a web page, where descendants, relations and other interested parties can view the family history for themselves.
   So here, thanks to helpful relations, diligent researchers, underpaid genealogical experts, and INCREDIBLY patient curators, clerks and librarians, I have created a history of the Hause family—at least our line of the Hause family—although I'vealso detailed the other Hause notables and black sheep of each era.
   Like most Early American families, for every Revolutionary War hero in our clan there was a brother who was a Benedict Arnold-like Loyalist... for every brave pioneer there was a greedy land grabber... and for every man of integrity there was the screenwriter of "Once Bitten."
   We are the Hause family, damnit...hear us roar...or at least boast a little bit...

A history of the author's line of the Hause/Hawes family, from 1690 to the present day:

PROLOGUE: ORIGINS OF THE HAUSE FAMILY

CHAPTER 1: THE LEGEND OF JOHN HAUSE (1690-?)

CHAPTER 2: JOHN HAUSE OF WARWICK (1719-1794)

CHAPTER 3: WILLIAM HAUSE (1750-1818)

CHAPTER 4: JOHN HAUSE OF FAYETTE (1773-1844)

CHAPTER 5: AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1804-1875)

CHAPTER 6: LABAN AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1831-1906)

CHAPTER 7: FRANK AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1867-1951)

CHAPTER 8: TWENTIETH CENTURY MICHIGAN

CHAPTER 9: CARLISLE HAUSE (1891-1972)

CHAPTER 10: THE GREAT DEPRESSION

CHAPTER 11: CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917-1983)

CHAPTER 12: CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (1939-2014)

CHAPTER 13: AFTERWARD - THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Content outside of the chronological chapter narrative:

APPENDIX #1: HAUSE FAMILY TIMELINE, 1690-PRESENT

APPENDIX #2: WILLIAM HAUSE GENEALOGY, 1750-PRESENT

APPENDIX #3: THE HAUSE FAMILY IN THE CIVIL WAR

APPENDIX #4: HAUSE FAMILY BIBLES

APPENDIX #5: DNA TESTING

A compendium of stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else, from science to Soundex to source material to similar surnames to some guy who wrote bad jokes for a living:

ADDENDUM #1: THE HAUß FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK

ADDENDUM #2: THE HAAS FAMILY OF SAARLAND

ADDENDUM #3: MORE HAUSE / HAWES LINES

ADDENDUM #4: LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

ADDENDUM #5: ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laban & Jeff

"I've seen lots of websites celebrating the 847 Palatine families who arrived in colonial New York in 1710 and can honestly say that yours is among the very best. Great work!"
—Henry Z. Jones, author of "The Palatine Families of New York—1710."

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

"I enjoyed looking at your website. You have a lot of fascinating stories there, and I'm sure members of the wider Hause family have learned a great deal from it. You're lucky to be descended from such a fascinating group of people."
—Philip L. Otterness, author of "Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York."

   Beyond all of the books, deeds, census data, and tombstones that were read to create this family record, there are many other people who contributed. Also, this family history wouldn't have been possible without the help of my parents, Carl & Martha Hause (nor would I have been possible, either). Plus the assistance of the following collaborators...

COUSINS, COLLABORATORS & CO-CONSPIRATORS...

  • GERALD "JERRY" HAUSE (Basil, Frank, Laban, Augustus, John, William, John Hause) is my 1st cousin, 2x removed; Jerry was born in 1926 and grew up in Michigan. He became a designer at Chevrolet, where he helped create the classic 1955 "Chevy" and the Corvette. He married Shirley Mae Jacobson on July 25, 1950 and had three children: Roy, Linda Kaye and Barbara Carol. He is the true hero of this work, having painstakingly collected and chronicled the Hause family in Michigan for many years. He owns the Family Bible, Melissa Hause's spinning wheel, and countless photographs, letters, movies, slide shows, and other family relics.
  • BOBBY RAY HAUSE (Homer, Elmer, Harris, William Jr., William, John Hause) is my 4th cousin, 3x removed; Bob and his wife SHIRLEY, of Kansas, have been researching the Hause family for years. Their research on William Hause, Sr., was invaluable for this project, including providing the deeds for William's properties in Orange County, and Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York. Bob and Shirley have built on the research of their cousin, CHARLES HAUSE... and we're a Y-DNA match, so Bob and I are OFFICIALLY COUSINS, no matter how much he tries to deny it!
  • DONA TESKE grew up in Dundee, New York. Today she lives in Arizona, researching the genealogies of her own family, and others', in the area of Hause Hill in Schuyler County. Dona even found someone for me who lived in the 18th Century house of my 6x-great-grandfather, William Hause, on Hause Hill in New York, and could describe the house and barn before they finally burned away, and tell stories of William that had been handed down in the area. I can't thank Dona enough.
  • WILMA PERRY grew up in the house once owned by William Hause on Hause Hill in Schuyler County, New York. She is descended from the Spears family, who owned the property after the Hauses (a DAR marker for Abraham Spears is in the cemetery there). Her recollections of the house, barn, cemetery and farm are liberally referenced throughout this family history, and we are incredibly indebted to her. Clink on the photo at right to see Wilma with her sister, Ethel (in the white blouse), at a Dundee Central School Alumni Reunion.
  • LYNNE LAURENCE GREGORY (Agnes Esther Houseman, Richard D. Houseman, Lydia Coryell, Martha Esther, Sanford, William Jr., William, John Hause) is my 6th Cousin, 1x removed and a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, by way of her 5x Great-Grandfather, William Hause; Lynne needed several years and five trips to an Orange County courthouse to assemble all the documents required to petition the D.A.R. to officially declare William Hause a Patriot in the Continental Line during the American Revolution. Our family visits the D.A.R. monument for William on Hause Hill every few years, and we are so proud. Thanks, Lynne!
  • STEPHEN HAUSE (John Sanford, Clarence Leander, Lyman E, Sanford, William Jr., William, John Hause) is my 4th cousin, 2x removed; He collected a wealth of family history from Michigan and New York, including the genealogical work of his ancestor's cousin, James Dwight Hause, and his correspondence to Alfred Hause, Laban Hause and Caroline Hause Gage in the early 20th Century. James Dwight and Alfred both traced the Hause family back to Germany, but Stephen disagrees with their conclusions, and thinks we're actually English. (But what's genealogy without a good controversy? And, according to my recent DNA test, he might be right!)
  • Also, thanks to ANITA LABINSKI, RUTH KOPPINGER SUWALKOWSKI, and the other good people at the Memphis Historical Society, located at 81521 Belle River Road, Memphis, MI 48041. Here Anita and Ruth are hanging out with two scruffy travelors, namely the author and his son, Atticus, in front of the Hause sign on the wall of the main room. The sign is aging much better than I am. Mail: P.O. Box 41056, Memphis, MI 48041; Phone number: 810-392-2257. Tell them Jeff sent you (but you'll still have to pay for copies... sorry...).
  • ... AND THE BIG GUNS, THE PROFESSIONALS...

  • HENRY Z. "HANK" JONES, JR., has been a professional genealogist and author since 1965. He wrote the amazing, award-winning two-volume work, called The Palatine Families of New York- 1710 (with the help of researcher Carla Mittelstaedt-Kubaseck), then followed that with More Palatine Families, and Psychic Roots. You can purchase those books, and more, at his website here. Hank is a respected Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, and also has a long career as an lecturer, entertainer and screen actor, appearing as "Gudger Larkin" in this author's favorite film as a youngster, Blackbeard's Ghost. How could I not worship this guy?
  • PHILIP L. OTTERNESS. Ph.D., wrote the award-winning Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York. When he's not completely reshaping our views of German culture in Colonial America, he teaches History and Political Science at Warren Wilson College. He also appeared on the NBC TV show Who Do You Think You Are?, helping singer Tim McGraw trace his ancestry to the same Palatine migration that carried Johann Christian Hauß to the New World. Otterness also revealed that the ancestors of another music heavyweight were in the Palatine migration: Elvis Presley's. Ja! Der König von Rock und Roll! Ich bin All Shook Up!!!
  • ... AND IN MEMORY OF THESE FINE FAMILY GENEALOGISTS...

  • DOUGLAS DUANE DEAL (Lynn Lee Deal, Foster Leroy Deal, Roxanna Ann Williams, Electa Ann, John, William, John Hause) is my 4th cousin, 2x removed; Doug was born on 19 Mar 1924. He spearheaded Hause genealogy from the 1980s through the 2010s. If you had any questions about any branch of the family tree, he could describe every twig, leaf, and blossom (not to mention every nut). He even inspired this webpage, as a matter of fact. (Thank him for the info—don't blame him for my opinions.) He was a proud father and lived many happy years, and died on 29 Dec 2014.
  • JOSEPHINE DOROTHY BOGART GREGORY (Josephine Bogart, Josephine Sarah Ritter, Anna Electa Spaid, Frances Josephine Williams, Electa Ann, John, William, John Hause) is my 4th cousin, 2x removed; Josephine was born on 30 Apr 1920 in Geneva, Ontario, New York, and was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and Westbrook Business College. On 2 Nov 1942, she married Rulon Wells Gregory in New York City. Rulon passed away on 26 Sep 2001. Jo was employed as a legal secretary and later as a paralegal in Rochester, New York and in Los Angeles, California for over 35 years. Jo was a family genealogist and had been a member of the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania; Colonial Dames of the 17th Century; Daughters of the American Colonists; and Daughters of the American Revolution. She had also been a member of Mensa, so good luck winning a genealogy argument with her. She died on 9 Feb 2013 in St George, Washington, Utah. Read a genealogy that Jo wrote, based on the work of Alberta Spaid Reeder, here.
  • CHARLES RAYMOND HAUSE (Howard, Elmer, Harris, William Jr., William, John Hause) is my 4th cousin, 3x removed; Charles was born on 24 Nov 1913 in Blaine County, Oklahoma, to Howard Alison Hause (1881-1957) and Flora May Babbs Hause (1881-1952). Charles became a chemist, but did extensive genealogical research on the Hause family in New York, attempting to connect William Hause (1750-1818) to Palatine immigrant Johann Christian Hauß (b. @ 1666), but that theory is still unproven. Charles died on 30 Mar 2002 in Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri, and is buried at Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo, De Kalb County, Indiana. Read a 1969 letter from Charles tracing the moves of the William Hause family here.
  • CHARLES HAUSE JACKSON (Elma, Laban, Augustus, John, William, John Hause) is my 1st cousin, 3x removed; Charles was born in 1875 to Elma Hause and William Jackson, a prominent railroad man in Southern Indiana. Charles lived in Upper Mountclair, New Jersey, and worked for an engineering firm in Manhattan. He married Mildred Weiland and chronicled the 19th and early 20th Centuries of the Hause family in his scrapbooks. Many of the photographs, obituaries and ceremonial announcements on the following pages are from those scrapbooks. Charles died in 1962, and his scrapbooks are now in the possession of Jerry Hause.
  • LOIS YALE HAUSE BAUMBAUGH (Raymond, Frank, Laban, Augustus, John, William, John Hause) is my 1st cousin, 2x removed; Lois was born in Deerfield, Michigan on October 7, 1913 to Ethyl Yale (1 Feb 1886 - 19 Jan 1988) and Raymond Laban Hause (23 Nov 1889 - 12 Nov 1970). The family moved to San Diego in 1918, where Lois married William (Bill) Martin Baumbaugh and they had four children (Adrienne, Lynn, Bill and Joel). The family's desert trailer was designayed as the official Hause meeting place in the event of nuclear attack during the Cuban missile crisis. Lois died on April 2, 2005. Parts of this genealogy were assembled from the collection of her grandson, Mark Lowe.
  • JOSEPH HAUSE, JR. (Joseph, William, John Hause) was born on 24 Mar 1821 in Tyrone, Steuben County, New York. He became a teacher and an insurance agent, and in 1856 he married Nancy B Purdy (1832-1872) in Ovid, Seneca County, New York. They had three sons: Alfred B (1858-1916, md. Susan A. Seeley), Thomas P (29 Feb 1860 - 24 Jan 1929, md. Jessie E. Frantz), and William J (3 Nov 1862 - 2 Mar 1915, md. Lena B. Myers). Joseph died on 18 May 1864 in Ovid, Seneca County, New York, while his sons were very young, which sparked their interest in family history. He and Nancy are buried at the Ovid Union Cemetery in Ovid, Seneca County, New York. His family Bible, now lost, is the source of the John Hause legend.
  • WILLIAM HAUSE was born on 24 Feb 1750/51 to parents Johannes Haas and wife Sarah, according to Dutch Reformed Church Records from New York and New Jersey (Holland Society Records). William grew up on the frontier in the Ramapos, a forested chain of the Appalachian mountains in northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York, eventually starting a family in what is now called Tuxedo Park, New York. He fought in Gilbert Cooper's Militia for Ann Hawkes Hay's Regiment in the Revolution (NYITR, page 159), as well as Colonel Albert Pawling's Levies, "a regiment of Swiss, raised for the defence of the frontier of the Slate of New York" (NYITR, p. 84, listed twice). William married Martha Wood and had 14 kids, with a lot of descendants. In 1802 they sold their Tuxedo Park land and moved to the Finger Lakes area of New York, where he died on 20 May 1818. William and Martha are buried on Hause Hill near Tyrone, Schuyler, New York.

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