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 descendants of Palatine immigrant JOHANN CHRISTIAN HAUß (b. @1666) up to the Revolutionary War, as well as genealogies of various lines from the 16th Century to the present:

FOREWARDS: BY MELVIN RHODES SHAVER AND JEFF HAUSE

CHAPTER 1: THE HAUß FAMILY IN THE DUCHY OF SOLMS

CHAPTER 2: JOHANN CHRISTIAN HAUß

CHAPTER 3: THE NEW WORLD

CHAPTER 4: FROM HAUSS TO HOUSE

CHAPTER 5: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

APPENDIX #1: HAUß HERALDRY

APPENDIX #2: HAUß FAMILY TIMELINE

APPENDIX #3: JOHANN RHEINHARDT HAUSS GENEALOGY

APPENDIX #4: JOHANN JURRIAN (GEORGE) HAUSS GENEALOGY

APPENDIX #5: HOUSE LINES IN CANADA


A history of the author's line of the family, featuring the legend of JOHN HAUSE (b. 1690), and genealogies from Revolutionary War veteran WILLIAM HAUSE (1750-1818) to the present day:

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

CHAPTER 2: JOHN HAUSE (HAWS) (1719-1794)

CHAPTER 3: WILLIAM E. HAUSE (1750-1818)

CHAPTER 4: JOHN HAUSE (1773-1844) AND WESTERN NEW YORK

CHAPTER 5: AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1804-1875) AND THE ERIE CANAL

CHAPTER 6: THE HAUSE FAMILY IN THE CIVIL WAR

CHAPTER 7: LABAN AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1831-1906)

CHAPTER 8: FRANK AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1867-1951)

CHAPTER 9: TWENTIETH CENTURY MICHIGAN

CHAPTER 10: CARLISLE HAUSE (1891-1972)

CHAPTER 11: THE GREAT DEPRESSION

CHAPTER 12: CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE (1917-1983)

CHAPTER 13: THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

APPENDIX #1: HAUSE FAMILY TIMELINE

APPENDIX #2: HAUSE FAMILY BIBLES

APPENDIX #3: WILLIAM HAUSE GENEALOGY


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: DNA TESTING

ADDENDUM #2: OTHER HAUSE FAMILIES

ADDENDUM #3: LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

ADDENDUM #4: THE EMMETT POSTMASTER'S MAIL BAG

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."

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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 was born in 1926 and grew up in Michigan. He became a designer at Chevrolet, where he helped create the classic 1955 "Chevy." 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.
  • BOB HAUSE is descended from William Hause, Sr., through son William Jr., Harris, Elmer, and then Homer. Bob and his wife SHIRLEY, of Kansas, have been researching the Hause family for years. Their research on William's time in the Warwick, New York, area was invaluable, including the deeds of William Hause in Orange County, New York, as well as documents in Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York. Bob and Shirley have built on the research of their cousin, CHARLES HAUSE.
  • JIM ABOHBOT of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, is descended from GEORGE HOUSE, a Loyalist during the American Revolution who emigrated to Canada. He has been researching the Haus/House family in that country for the past twenty years, and has helped flesh out a crucial chapter in the family history that was mostly uncharted by genealogists in the United States.
  • 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, and could describe the house and barn before they finally crumbled away, and 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.
  • DOUGLAS DEAL (Johann, Johannes, Johannes, William, John, Electa Ann, Roxanna Ann Williams, Foster Leroy Deal, Lynn Lee Deal, Douglas Duane Deal) has spearheaded Hause genealogy since the 1980s. If you have any questions about any branch of the family tree, he can 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.)
  • JOSEPHINE GREGORY (Josephine Bogart, Josephine Sarah Ritter, Anna Electa Spaid, Frances Josephine Williams, Electa Ann Hause, John, William, John, Johannes, Johann Christian Hauß) and LYNNE LAURENCE GREGORY (Agnes Esther Houseman, Richard D. Houseman, Lydia Coryell, Martha Esther Hause, Sanford, William Jr., William, John, Johannes, Johann Christian Hauß), who uncovered much of the information in this family history, and originally petitioned the Daughters of the American Revolution to have William Hause declared a war hero.
  • STEPHEN HAUSE 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 Albert Hause, Laban Hause and Caroline Hause Gage in the early 20th Century. James Dwight and Albert 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 and the good people at the Memphis Historical Society, located at 81521 Belle River Road, Memphis, MI 48041. 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 IN MEMORY OF THESE FINE FAMILY GENEALOGISTS...

  • MELVIN RHODES SHAVER (26 Aug 1869 - 7 Aug 1956) was a Deputy Sheriff in Lockport, Niagara, New York, who married Lillie Josephine Smith (b. 1872). H was the author of THE HOUSE FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK, a book based on research he had done on his wife's ancestors, with the help of genealogist Frank D. Duel (titled, "HOUSE FAMILY, Ransomville, N.Y.," dated January 26, 1933). Their research was published in a series of columns in the Enterprise and News newspaper in St Johnsville, N.Y. (which in turn inspired the novel and film Drums Along the Mohawk), and finally appeared in book form in 1944. All of their research materials were donated to Cornell University, and are available to view in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Carl A. Koch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853-5302 (607-255-3530). Ask for "Rice family genealogy, 1600-1918. Collection Number: 1072." Tell them Jeff sent you. (But you'll still have to pay for any photocopies.)
  • CHARLES RAYMOND HAUSE (Howard, Elmer, Harris, William Jr., William, John, Johannes, Johann Christian Hauß) was born on 24 Nov 1913 in Blaine County, Oklahoma, to Howard Alison Hause (1881 - 1957) and Flora May Babbs Hause (1881 - 1952). Charles did extensive research on William E. Hause and his descendants. Charles died on 30 Mar 2002 in Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri, and is buried at Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo, De Kalb County, Indiana.
  • CHARLES HAUSE JACKSON (Elma, Laban, Augustus, John, William, John, Johannes, Johann Christian Hauß) 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 HAUSE BAUMBAUGH (Raymond, Frank, Laban, Augustus, John, William, John, Johannes, Johann Christian Hauß) was born in Deerfield, Michigan on October 7, 1913 to Ethyl Yale and Ray Hause. They moved to San Diego in 1918, where she married William (Bill) Martin Baumbaugh and they had four children (Adrienne, Lynn, Bill and Joel). Lois died on April 2, 2005. Parts of this genealogy were assembled from the collection of her grandson, Mark Lowe.
  • ... 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!!!

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