The Hause Hill Cemetery is on the west side of Pulver Road (less than one-tenth of a mile south of Kendall Road). Look for a plank leading over the drainage ditch on the right of the road, and head up the hill into the trees. The graveyard is in a clearing there. William and Martha Hause are in the front on the right, near the trees, facing the road.
   My parents actually found their graves while on the way to visit my brother, Eric (who now lives in Ithaca). It took quite a while to find the tiny pathway leading off the roadway—even with a map. The area is still mostly wilderness. The graveyard is maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the memorials near their tiny gravestones are adorned with the US Flag. (Update: as of 2018, Martha's footstone is now lost.)

Title: The Swing in the Old Chestnut Tree
Author: Wilma J. Perry of Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Subject: William Hause's house on Hause Hill, Schuyler Co., N.Y.
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   As far as I can tell, the last Hauses to live on Hause Hill were Jesse and Sally Swarthout-Hause (Jesse was the son of William Hause, Jr. and Esther Sanford-Hause), who finally cashed in and left for cheaper land in Michingan in 1835 (according to Sally's obituary in the Watkins Express, Thursday, July 12, 1900). The Spears family purchased the property and then lived in William's old home for over a century, passed down through the generations.
   On Sunday, 25 Aug 1940, William Arthur Teed (1914-2005) married Clara Spears (1914-2008), the daughter of Fred Spears (1874-1947) and Ethel Margaret Baker-Spears (1888-1928), and took over the land. Their daughter, Wilma Teed-Perry, grew up on the property in the mid-twentieth century and remembers: "Many times I wandered the fields and explored the old Hause farm. There was an old brick oven out back that Mrs. Hause used for cooking." She picked wild blackberries, huckleberries and wild strawberries. "I walked to the cemetery where my grandmother and her infant son was buried. It was an old, old cemetery. My mother had told me not to eat the apples that were from the apple trees on the graveyard. Those apples were white and very sweet. She never knew I ate them. I wasn't about to tell her I had done that."
   Then in 1948, a fire consumed the old house. William Teed thanked the community in the Watkins Express of 23 feb 1949 for their support at the bottom of the front page: "CARD OF THANKS: We wish to thank our friends for their many acts of kindnesses shown us when our house burned." The family moved into "the old Pulver Place on Losey Hill," and a smaller home was built over the old, but according to Wilma you can still make out the foundation stone of the old house in the back yard. The barn finally fell down in the 1965, and nature overtook the property again. On 31 Oct 1985, William Teed placed an advertisement in the Dundee Observer, offering a choice of three one acre lots for sale on the property. Today the lots are owned by Quakers, whose cattle graze on the grounds and pond. William and Clara's son, Arthur William Teed (b. 1947), still tends the grounds of the cemetery. As the years pass, stones fall and crumble away, but this private cemetery is still active. The last person buried there was Lawrence Spears in 1990. We visit whenever we travel to New York, and are so thankful to the Tweeds for keeping the graveyard accessible.

The graves of William and Martha Hause in 2005.


ARWINE (Unnamed) son/ Arthur and Esther
CHASE Fannie (Gannon) wf/ Caleb; d. 25 Nov 1843; ae 55-6-23
GANNON Asa 3-12-1827, ae 24y-3m
GANNON Benj. 10-29-1839, ae 73-5-21
HARRIS Monroe son/ Wm. and Sarah; 14 Nov 1846; ae 23-10-27
HARRIS Ana S. (Knapp) wf/ Monroe; 14 Nov 1846 (?)
HARRIS William E. (2) D.A.R. Rev. War; Continental Line; 24 Feb 1836; ae 77-11-9
HARRIS Sarah (Hause) wf/ William E. Harris
HARRIS William Decator son/ Wm. & Sarah; 15 Nov 1847; ae 27-8-25
HAUSE Anna dau/ William Jr. and Esther Hause, 1811-1813
HAUSE Dorcas dau/ William Jr. and Esther Hause, 1825-1825
HAUSE Hannah dau/ William Jr. and Esther Hause, 1815-1815
HAUSE William D.A.R. Rev War Vet; Continental Line; d. 20 May 1818
HAUSE Martha (Wood) wf/ William; d. 8 Sep 1822 (stone lost)
HAUSE William Hause, Jr. 2 Jan 1825; Unproven; Wife Esther Sanford-Hause is buried in North Reading Cemetery, Reading, Michigan.
HEDGE Barnabas 8 Aug 1871
HEDGE Phebe wf/ Barnabas; 1 Feb 1846, ae 44 yrs
JOHNSON Aaron "Andrew" Sr. D.A.R. Rev War Vet; 1st LIEUT NJ 1747-1821
JOHNSON Kezia wf/ Aaron
JOHNSON Mary Susan dau/ Aaron and Kezia; Jan 1816
SPEAR(S) Abraham D.A.R. Rev. War Vet; Continental Line; 1750-1818
SPEARS Sarah wf/ Abraham
SPEARS Ethel (Baker) 1-29-1929; wf/ Fred (buried at Tyrone Union Cemetery)
SPEARS Harry Fred 23 Aug 1923, ae 2y-8m
SPEARS Lawrence M 1925-1990
SWARTHOUT Aaron D.A.R. Rev. War Vet; 1762-1845; Continental Line
NOTE: More Hause graves can be located if you drive the hill to the Tyrone Union Cemetery, near Lamoka Lake.

The view of the area as seen from the graves of William and Martha Hause.

Carleton Marchant Hause, Jr., Eric Donald Hause and Jeffrey Carleton Hause behind William's grave during the summer of 2005.
10-Generation photo of Atticus Lee Hause with William Hause, on 16 Jun 2018, just over 200 years after William's death.