Collection Number: 1072

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Compiled by: N. Dean

Date completed: June 1980

EAD encoding: Ann Hubert, March 2004

Originally transcribed by Jim House, Ontario, Canada (March, 1998): Additional material supplied by Jeff Hause, Napa, CA, USA (February, 2012).

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Research Document
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Name: Haus genealogy, 1600-1918
Collection of: Grace Stubbs Rice
Research by: Melvin Rhodes Shaver and Frank D. Duel
Year: 1933
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SOURCE INFORMATION: © 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library: Carl A. Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853-5302
Title: Rice family genealogy, 1600-1918.

Collection Number: 1072

Quantity: 2.8 cubic ft.

Forms of Material: Notebooks of data containing detailed genealogies, family letters, notes, bibles, public records.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Abstract: Genealogies for the Rice family and several other families, as well as correspondence and other writings.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Notebooks of data containing detailed genealogies for the Rice family of Rochester, New York, and also for the following families: Ammerman, Barr, Betsinger (Bezinger), Beidleman, Bloom, Bower (Bauer), Britton, Brown, Butts, Carr, Collins, Comfort, Conrad, Diltz, Dodderer, Ellis, Farnham (Farnum), Faulkner, Forbes, Forbush, House, Keller, Labar (Labarre), Lanterman, Long, McWilliams, Miller, Shurger, Sidney, Snyder, Stubbs, Teeter, Towne, Trench, Twist (Twiss, Twisse), Wells, and Weaver. Several of these were of German origin, and migrated from New Jersey, and Northampton, Pennsylvania, around 1800. Also included are family letters, notes taken from tombstones, Bibles, and public records, as well as notes from a roster of New Jersey troops in Sullivan's Expedition, 1779.


SUBJECTS

Names: Ammerman family; Barr family; Beidleman family; Betsinger family; Bezinger family; Bloom family; Bowers family; Britton family; Brown family; Carr family; Collins family; Comfort family; Conrad family; Diltz family; Dodderer family; Ellis family; Farnham family; Faulkner family; Forbes family; Forbush family; House family; Keller family; Labar family; Lanterman family; Long family; McWilliams family; Miller family; Rice family; Shurger family; Sidney family; Snyder family; Stubbs family (Stubbs, Grace); Teeter family; Towne family; Trench family; Twiss family; Twisse family; Twist family; Weaver family; Wells family.

Subjects: Family—New York (State)—Rochester; Sullivan's Indian Campaign, 1779; Germans—New York (State)—Rochester; Migration, Internal.

Places: Rochester (N.Y.)—Genealogy.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As: Rice family genealogy, #1072. Dision of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


CONTAINER LIST

Description

Container

Notebook 1 - Stubbs, Ammerman. Add. Farnham, Star, Cox, Faulkner and Bush. Laurence Ammerman m. Joanna Farnham, lived in Newfield, d. Jan. 2, 1835

Box 1 Folder 1

Notebook 2 - Labar, Teeter, Stubbs, Twist, Towne, Long, McWilliams; Weaver (Weber) Family incl. Overbeck, Butz, and Raup Families; "Teeter Family History," 11p. (including 3 pp. key) presumably by Grace Stubbs Rice

Box 1 Folder 2

Notebook 3 - (actually all lose folders except for small black notebook); Barr, Beidleman, Carr, Ellis, Stubbs, Trench, Shurger, Sidney, Faulkner, Farnham, Diltz, Conrad, House, Collins

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence with Dr. James Goodwin re Teeter related to McCurdy, Goodwin, Moore families, 63 tss. pp. (Teeters mentioned on 41 pp. - good concise 7 pp. Teeter Family History); "Teeter Family History," 11p. (including 3 pp. key) presumably by Grace Stubbs Rice

Box 1 Folder 4

Notebook 5 - Betsinger, Forbes

Box 2 Folder 5

Notebook 6 - Betsinger

Box 2 Folder 6

Notebook 7 - Betsinger, Crim

Box 2 Folder 7

Notebook 8 - Le Barre, Bloom, Teeter, LaBarre, Long

Box 2 Folder 8

Notebook 9 - Wilkins, McWilliams, Comfort

Box 2 Folder 9

Notebook 10 - Ammerman, Bauer, Beidleman, Betsinger, Bloom, Conrad, Farnham, Forbes

Box 2 Folder 10

Notebook 21 - Evangelical United Congregation, Milton and Scipio, Lansing Township, Tompkins County: Communications, 1803; Pastors, 1800-1810; Births and Baptisms; Marriages

Box 3 Folder 21

Notebook 21 - Records of First Presbyterian Church, Ludlowville, Tompkins County: Membership, Baptisms, Deaths

Box 3 Folder 21

Notebook 21 - Records of First German and English Congregation, Knolton, Warren Co. N.J.: Baptisms, Marriages (very few), Names and some of those listed under Notebook 2

Box 3 Folder 21

Notebook 11 - Teeter

Box 3 Folder 11

Notebook 12 - Labar

Box 3 Folder 12

Notebook 13 - Teeter, Bower, Beidleman

Box 3 Folder 13

Notebook 14 - Bloom, Wells, Twist

Box 3 Folder 14

Notebook 15 - Snyder

Box 3 Folder 15

Notebook 16 - Bloom, Teeter, Labar

Box 3 Folder 16

Notebook 17 - Jennings

Box 3 Folder 17

Notebook 18 - Cemeteries (Copies of tombstones, many of the families listed on catalogue cards)

Box 3 Folder 18

Notebook 19 - Labar

Box 3 Folder 19

Notebook 20 - Notes (mainly from History of Dryden)

Box 3 Folder 20

Notebook 25 - Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 4 Folder 25

Notebook 22 - Bibles (labeled)

Box 4 Folder 22

  • Dempster records, ca. 1778-1803
  • Teeter records, ca. 1782-1898
  • Simons records, ca. 1791-1882
  • Bauer records, ca. 1765-1897
  • Forbes records, ca. 1802-1919
  • Starr records, ca. 1788-1909
  • Ephraim-Bloom records, ca. 1740-1837
  • Brown records, ca. 1848-1931
  • Hamilton Church records, ca, 1766-1869

Notebook 22 - Roster of New Jersey Troops in Sullivan's Expedition, 1779: First New Jersey Regiment, Second New Jersey Regimen, Third New Jersey Regiment

Box 4 Folder 22

Notebook 22 - Spencer's Regiment - Colonel's Co.; Major's Co.; 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Cos.

Box 4 Folder 22

Notebook 23 - Church Records: Rhinebeck Luthern Church, Goshenhopper Reformed Church, Wells family (fragments); also, typescript of Labar, Bloom, and Teeter records, found in Church Book of the Evangelical United Congregations in Milton and Scipio, Tompkins County, New York, commencing in 1803, 5 pp.

Box 4 Folder 23

Notebook 26 - Bauer, Teeter; Correspondence concerning various families

Box 5 Folder 26

Notebook 27- Ithaca Journal clippings concerning Robert McDowell (First settler and Proprietor of Ithaca); Ithaca and environs; Betsinger; Labar; Forbes; Church record of the Evangelical-Lutheran and Reformed Congregation of Mt. Bethel Township, Northampton Co., Pa. (Baptisms)

Box 5 Folder 27

Box labeled Notebook 28, but it is actually all loose folders: Symans, Yauger, Teeter, Betsinger; "Teeter Family History," by Col. Henry Dudley Teeter and Harold Clarence Teeter, 25 pp.; also, correspondence of Mrs. Rice

Box 6 Folder 28

Various books

Box 7

  • The Book of Names: Relating to the Early Palatines and first settlers in the Mohawk Valley, by L.D. MacWethy. Published 1933.
  • Census of Montgomery Co.
  • Bible with Stubbs family information on flyleaf
  • Account Book (general stores); Very scattered dates, ca. 1815-1850

THE HOUSE FAMILY, UPDATED

by Melvin Rhodes Shaver and Frank D. Duel
Ransomville, N.Y., January 26, 1933

Updates by Jim House (1998) and Jeff Hause (2012)


Changes? Additions? Complaints? Outright insults? E-mail me here.
   In order to find the progenitor of nearly all of the House line who live in or have descended from the Mohawk Valley families we must go back to the period 1708-1709. Among the Palatinate refugees who came from England to America with the Rev. Joshua Kocherthal was one Christian Hauss. We find also in the church records of the Rev. Kocherthal the following: Married Sept. 27, 1710 Christian Hauss, widower, a carpenter of Alten-Staden, near Wetzlar in the duchy of Solms, to Anna Catherine, Widow of the late Johann Becker of Durnberg, near Deitz in the sovereignty of Schomberg. It is supposed that Christian Hauss' first wife as well as Johann Becker died on the voyage over or soon after reaching these shores, as history of that period tells us that sickness and privations took many lives both on the voyage and the winter following.
   In the census of 1713-1714 is shown that Christian Hauss and wife Maria Catherina together with eight children are living at New-Heesburg on the Hudson River. It can be easily seen that most of these children were by the first wife and bears out a tradition in the House family that six brothers came from England to America together. The names of these six sons of Christian Hauss will be give later in this writing. There is a record of Christian Houys being naturalized Oct. 11, 1715. At the present time I have been unable to learn whether Christian Hauss left any children by his second marriage and we are sorry to say we have been unable as yet to find a record of the name of his first wife, the mother of the children he brought to America with him.
   In Governor Hunter's list of Palitinates who received assistance (ration list) was the name of John Christian Haus identical with the Christian Haus mentioned above as the surnames John and Christian many times coupled together have come down through the generations. In the year 1725 on Aug 26, we find in the Albany County records a transfer executed by Harmonas Wendell a parcel of and, being a part of Harrison's Patent and lying near the mouth of Little Canada Creek to Christian Haus and Hendrick Clack, Albany County Deeds, Book 7, page 87, etc. The record of this transaction was sent me by Mrs. J.A. Venable of 1424 Iroquois Avenue, Detroit Mich. And was taken from the St. Johnsville Reformed Church book. Of course Christian Hauss may and probably did have children by his second wife as we have drawn from the records the names of six sons and two daughters, with the name of one other male whom we have been unable to place. The names of these six sons are as follows: Reinhard, Johannes, George, Herman or Harmonas, Conrad and Peter. The two girls were named Maria Margaretha and Elizabeth. There is also a male name Elias who is mentioned as follows:
   Harmon Van Slyke Patent, map of tract of land granted to Harmon Van Slyke by letters patent dated Sept. 1, 1716 given 32 persons of whom No.23 was Elias House. Elias may have been one of the first six and Peter by the second marriage, but we have no proof at present that Elias was a son of Christian but from the early date of the above transaction we might safely say that he was.
   Reinhard married Anna Elizabeth....and we find a record of two children, Johann Henrick born Nov. 5, 1715 at Yonkers, NY: Christian born Aug. 2, 1722 at Tappan, NY. A Johannes Haus was naturalized Aug. 27, 1721 and we have no further record of him at present. Neither have we any record of Harman, Conrad, and Peter but know that from the Hudson the Palatines emigrated to other points, some to Connecticut, some to Pennsylvania and some to other parts so it is fair to assume that the Houses in these several sections all sprang from this one parent stock.
   The branch of the family in whom we are most interested were those who journeyed up the Hudson, went along the Mohawk until they reached the settlement in what is usually termed the Mohawk Valleys. The first Christian Hauss, son of George, married Maria Catherine Eckert and is the ancestor of the family of the writer of this article and their history will be taken up in a later writing. Of the two girls we find that Maria Margretha was born in Ohren, Ilsteiner Land in 1686 and according to our genealogist married Peter Wagner, born Oct. 4, 1687. They had seven children born in America including Col. Peter Wagner of Palatine, NY. Elizabeth married Conrad Rickert. No further record of her. We would be glad if any our readers could give further record of any of the above.

M. R. Shaver.




Daniel House (1797-1873), descended from Conradt House (b. 1763) < Adam C House (1736-1789) < Conrad or George (Jurgen) Hauß < Johann Christian Hauß.
   It is a little confusing to connect up the genealogical lines from the time the Palatinate came to America to the time of the American Revolution as the records are incomplete, and during that period the families and different branches thereof moved to other localities and settled and it is necessary to study the church records of their different localities in order to do so and again the different branches of families used the same names for their children and at times we may find several Georges or other given names attached to one surname and perhaps all of about the same age and in the same locality, as the sons and daughters were generally sponsored by the grandparents or a brother or sister and sometimes by a neighbor or friends and given the name of the sponsor and that way the name is spread throughout the family.
   It is to be assumed that the children who came to America with Christian Hauss soon became of marriageable age which was very young at that period and made homes for themselves. Christian Hauss and some of these children soon reached the Mohawk Valley and others settled elsewhere and before following him up the Mohawk we will list some records as found along the Hudson River and in Schoharie County.

   Early Hudson River church records:

  • Parents, Reinhard House and Anna Elizabeth; son John Heinrich born Nov. 5, 1715 at Yonkers, baptized on Pentacostal Sunday 1716 at New York City, sponsors, John Marcels Koning, John Heinrich Gussinger and wife Anna Elizabeth.
  • Parents, Reinhard Hauss and wife Anna Elizabeth; child Christian born Aug.2, 1722 at Tapan, baptized Aug 5, 1722 at Hackensack; sponsors, Philip Zerba and Christine Velden (Felton).

   In the Hudson Valley records is also the following:

  • Married July 11, 1736 Johann Heinrich Haus an unmarried young man born at Phillipsburg, son of Rheinhard Haus and wife Anna Elizabeth to Anna Catherine Jonger (Young) an Unmarried young girl born in Dutchese County, a daughter of John Eberhard Jong and wife Gertrude both living in Dutchese county.

   Schoharie Lutheran Church:

  • Parents: Conrad Rickart and Elizabeth Hous; Child, Johannes baptized May 19,1728; Sponsors; Johannes Schaffer and Anna Maria. This Elizabeth was a daughter of Christian.
  • Parents; Conrad Rickart and Elizabeth Hous; Children, Johan George and Conrad, twins, born July 7, 1728; sponsors; George Zimer, Johannes Layer (Lawyer), Maria Eliza Zimer and Elizabeth Layer.

   Also, the following;

  • Elizabeth Shaffer died March 28, 1749 aged 85 years, Census of Palatinate on the Hudson River 1713-1714 Elisabeth Schaffer, widow with three children lived at Queensburg.
  • Parents, Conrad Rickert and wife Elizabeth Haus, Child, Christyan born April 25, 1736; Sponsors; Norman Haus and Barbara Warner.

   Schoharie Reformed Church:

  • Parents, Conrad Rickert and Elizabeth Haus: Child Anna Eva born Sept 15, 1731, baptized in Schoharie Lutheran Church Oct 5, 1732; Sponsors, Johannes Layer and Elizabeth Schaffer.
  • Parents, Conrad Rickert and wife Elizabeth Haus; Child, Elizabeth, born March 19, 1733; Sponsors, William Fox and wife.

ANNA ELISABETHA HAUß LINE

   Anna Elisabetha Hauß was probably born in Großaltenstädten, Herzogtum Solms-Hohensolms. Sometime in the 1720's, she married Johann Conrad Rickert in Schoharie, New York. Johann Conrad was the son of Palatine immigrant Conrad Rickhardt (Hunter Lists #597), who had brought their family to the New World from 6466 Niedergründau (5 km. west of Geinhausen, in what is now Hessen, Germany).
   Johann Conrad (Jr.) was Conradt Sr.'s son by his first wife, Kunigunda Fischer, and was baptized on 28 Feb 1703, according to the Niedergründau Churchbook. Kunigunda had died in September of that same year (buried 25 Sep 1703, aged 22 years), and Conradt Sr. married again, to Sara Catharina Schiefer on 8 Jan 1704, in Niedergründau. Five years later, members of the Rickhardt and Schaeffer families sailed to the New World, side-by-side, in the Great Palatine Migration.
   At the time of the marriage of Johann Conrad Jr. to Anna Elisabetha Hauß, the Rickhardt family probably lived along the Mohawk River on the Burnetsfield Patent. Conrad Jr. joined the Schoharie Reformed Church on 8 Oct 1748, and much of the family record is drawn from its churchbooks.
   Anna Elisabetha and Johann Conrad Rickert had the following children:

    1. Johannes Rickert was baptized on 19 (?) May 1728, with sponsors Johannes Scheffer and Anna Maria (Schoharie Reformed Churchbook). He married Margaretha Catharina Jung on 14 Jun 1748 (Schoharie Reformed Churchbook).

    2. Georg Rickert was baptized on 7 Jul 1729, with sponsors Georg Zimmer and Johannes Layer (Schoharie Lutheran Church). He married Eve Staring on 21 Sep 1750 (Schoharie Reformed Chbk.).

    • Elsie Rickert (b. 1751).
    • Nickolas Rickard (1752-1820).
    • Gertrude Richards (b. 1755).
    • Elisabeth Rickert (b. 1757).
    • Catrina Rickert (b. 1759).
    • Jacob Rickert (b. 1761).
    • Margaretha Greet Rickert (b. 1762).
    • Johann Georg Reichert (1763-1833) married Elisbeth Haines (1759-1829), the granddaughter of Johann Conrad Rickert's brother, Johann Ludwig (bpt. 7 Nov 1700 in the Niedergründau Churchbook), by his daughter, Anna, and had the following children:
      • Peter Rickard (b. 1784).
      • Gertraud Rickard (b. 1786).
      • George G Rickard (1786-1852).
      • Elisabeth Rickard (b. 1790).
      • David George Rickard (1792-1875) married Margaret Nashold (1789-1862), and they had the following children:
        • Elizabeth Rickart (1813-1885).
        • Caroline Rickart 1825.
    • Maria Rickert (b. 1764).
    • Gertrude Rickert (1766-1850).
    • Adam Rickard (1767-1837).
    • Anna Rickert (b. 1768).

    3. Conrad Rickert: Parents; Conrad Rickart and Elizabeth Hous; Children, Johan George and Conrad, twins, born July 7, 1728; sponsors; George Zimer, Johannes Layer (Lawyer), Maria Eliza Zimer and Elizabeth Layer. (Schoharie Lutheran Church)

    4. Anna Eva Rickert: Parents, Conrad Rickert and Elizabeth Haus: Child Anna Eva born Sept 15, 1731, baptized in Schoharie Lutheran Church Oct 5, 1732; Sponsors, Johannes Layer and Elizabeth Schaffer. (Schoharie Reformed Church)

    5. Elisabetha Rickert: Parents, Conrad Rickert and wife Elizabeth Haus; Child, Elizabeth, born March 19, 1733; Sponsors, William Fox and wife. (Schoharie Reformed Church) She married Rudolff Casman on 15 Jan 1751 at Schoharie Reformed Church.

    6. Maria Elisabetha Rickert was baptized when she was five weeks old, on 18 Aug 1734 at Schoharie, with sponsors Johannes Layer and Lisabeth Haus (Loonenburg Lutheran Churchbook). She married Peter Ecker on 10 Jan 1751 at Schoharie Reformed Church.

    7. Christian Rickert: Parents, Conrad Rickert and wife Elizabeth Haus, Child, Christyan born April 25, 1736; Sponsors; Harme Haus and Barbara Wannerse (Warner). (Schoharie Lutheran or Reformed Churchbook) Christian and Uriah Rickert were in Capt. Thomas Ackerman's Company in 1767 (Report of the State Historian, Vol. II, pages 846-47).

  • Parents, George Hauss and wife Maria Elizabeth; Child, Maria Elizabeth baptized Oct. 30, 1734; Sponsors; Maria Elizabeth and Herman Haus.
  • Parents, Jurrian Haus and wife Catherine Earhart; Child, Maria Dorothia, baptized Jan. 7, 1736; Sponsors, Hendrick Kneeskern and Maria Dorothea Warner.
  • Parents, Jurrian Haus and wife Catherine Earhart; Child, Johan George, baptized Nov. 8, 1737; Sponsors, John Jurria Ecker and Elizabeth Margaret Warner.

   The names Jurrian and Jurria are George. We find no House record at Schoharie after 1737.

   The Stone Arabia Reformed Church:

  • Married Jan 20, 1761 George House, George House's single Son, to Maria, James Gamal's single Daughter.

JOHANN JURRIAN "GEORGE" HAUß LINE

   The following line was added to this history in 2012, using the church records listed, above, and church book dates collected by Grace Stubbs-Rice. It tracks another line of George's descendants into Canada:

Jurrian George Hauß was born @ 1700 in Großaltenstädten, Herzogtum Solms-Hohensolms. In 1725, he married Maria Catherina Ecker Ehrhart in Schoharie, New York, and they had the following children:

    I. Conrad Haus was born 7 Jul 1729 in Schoharie, Montgomery, New York. He married Engelge (Angeline) (1740-1790), and they had the following children:

      1. Harmanus House (1734-1816); See below.

      2. Christian House (1755-1804); See below.

      3. George House (1757-1833); See below.

      4. Johnathan Joseph House (1760-1824); See below.

      5. Nicholas House (1760-1829); See below.

    Conrad fought with rebel forces during the Revolution and was killed at the battle of Oriskany, on 6 Aug 1777 in Oriskany, Oneida, New York.

    II. Maria Elisabeth Haus was baptized Oct. 30, 1734 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Schoharie. Sponsors; Maria Elizabeth and Herman (Harmonius) Haus. No further information.

    III. Maria Dorothia Haus was baptized Jan. 7, 1736 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Schoharie. Sponsors, Hendrick Kneeskern and Maria Dorothea Warner. No further information.

    IV. Johann George House II was baptized 8 Nov 1737 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Schoharie. Sponsors, John Jurria Ecker and Elizabeth Margaret Warner. On 20 Jan 1761 he married Maria Gamal at the Dutch Reformed Church of Stone Arabia. They had the following children:


      Grave of Maria Elizabeth House-Stalee at the McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton, NY.
      1. Maria Elizabeth House was born on 23 Jun 1756 Herkimer, Herkimer, New York. In 1773, she married Johann Jacob Staley (1754-1811) in Fulton, New York, but their story is very detailed. From HFOTM: "I will quote from a letter received from F.S. Hammond (now deceased) of St. Petersburg, Fla.'My wife is the great grandaughter of Mary Elizabeth House, born in 1753. Her parents were killed in the French and Indian raids on the Palatine Village in November, 1757, when she was four years old. She was taken to Canada. Twelve years later Jacob Staley, then a young man, went to Canada with a pack of cheap jewelry and trinkets to trade with the Indians. He found her there and bought her from the squaw who had her and brought her back to the Palatine fort. Two years later he married her. They had ten children, eight sons and two daughters. Jacob Staley died at or near Johnstown, N.Y. in the year 1811 and Mary Elizabeth died at the home of her youngest daughter, Catherine Staley Gage of Johnstown in 1825. The eldest daughter, Lucinda, born in August, 1774, married William Brown, born in Connecticut in 1773. I have very complete records of both the daughters and of one son Henry and some accounts of other sons. These records furnished me as above by Jacob H Brown, 1827-1915, by a daughter of Catherine Gage and by a grandson of Henry Staley, all descendants of George House and Mary Elizabeth Staley.'"
         They had the following children:

      • Lucinda Staley (1774-1854) married William Brown (1773-1844) and had the following children:
        • Catherine Brown (b. 1795) married (1) John Mott (b. 1795) then married (2) Silas Card (1791-1868) and had the following children:
          • Perry Card (1818-1870) married Eliza Ann Hall (1825-1894) and they had the following children:
            • Aaron Card (1844-1913) married Catholine Keyser (1844-1894) and they had the following children:
              • Carrie B Card (1873-1964) married Joseph H Bridge (1868-1955) in Iowa, and they had the following children:
                • Jessie Bridge (1890-1967) married John Henry Brooks (b. 1899) and they had the following children:
                  • Merle Brooks (b. 1914).
                  • Fern Brooks (b. 1916).
                  • Donald Brooks (b. 1918).
                  • Leonard Brooks (b. 1920).
                  • Kenneth Brooks (1921-1964).
                  • Lois Brooks (b. 1924).
                  • Dale Brooks (b. 1925.
                • James Aaron Bridge (1892-1975) married Phyllis Josephine Mahnke (1895-1976) and they had the following children:).
                  • Louise Bridge (b. 1914).
                  • Ruby Bridge (b. 1918).
                  • Bernice Bridge (1919-2004).
                  • James Bridge (b. 1922).
                  • Marjorie Bridge (b. 1924).
                  • Wayne Bridge (b. 1928).
                  • Ray Bridge (b. 1930).
                • Clarance Bridge (b. 12 Mar 1899 in Grand Meadow, Cherokee, Iowa) married Beulah D. (b. 1900) and they had a son:
                  • Carrol Elsworth Bridge was born on 8 May 1919 in Wagner, Charles Mix, South Dakota. He died on 5 May 2008 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.
                • Frances W Bridge was born in 1903 in Iowa. He married Pearl Robinson (b. 1905) and they had a son:
                  • Donald Bridge (b. 1923 in Iowa).
              • John Perry Card was born on 10 Sep 1876 in Iowa City, Wright, Iowa. He married Elizabeth "Nellie" Fellom (b. 1878) and they had the following children:
                • Ralph A Card was born on 13 Jun 1899 in Iowa. He died on 15 Jul 1969 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. He married Ida May Mead (1903-1963) and they had the following children:
                  • Ruby Ellen Card (1922-1989).
                  • Wayne Franklin Card (1923-1999).
                • George W Card was born on 13 Jan 1901 in Washta, Cherokee, Iowa. He married Laura E (b. 1902).
                • Fred Card (1905-1988) married Florence May Heimbecker (1910-1996) and had a daughter:
                  • Darlene Florence Card was born on 28 Aug 1929 in Iowa and died on 3 Dec 2006 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, and married William Peterson (1923-2000).
                • Clifford Card was born in 1909 in Iowa City, Wright, Iowa.
            • James Card (1849-1902) married Mary Louisa Hannant (b. 1854) and had the following children:
              • Miles Allen Card was born on 1 May 1876 in Blackhawk County, Iowa. He died in a Veteran's Home on 29 Jul 1945 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. After serving in the Philippines, he married (1) Izadora Isabell Tolliver (1881-1963) in Carter, Missouri, on 24 Dec 1902. He in 1920 then married (2) Bertha Bettie Schubert (1873-1950). Miles and Izadora had the following children:
                • Agatha B Card (b. 1904).
                • Miles A Card (b. 1905).
              • James Andy Card was born in Mar 1880 in Parkersberg, Butler, Iowa.
              • Hannah A Card (b. Jan 1884).
              • Robert Austin Card was born on 4 May 1887 in Butler Co, Iowa, and died in Apr 1970 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. He married Mary L (b. 1882) and they had a son:
                • F Walton Card (b. 1901)
              • Harrison Arthur Card was born on 21 Nov 1888 in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa. He married Pearl Card (b. 1892) and had the following children:
                • Edna Card (b. 1909).
                • Fannie Card was born on 23 Apr 1914, and died on 19 Nov 1997 in Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska. She married John Paul Noordam (1911-1993).
                • John Card (b. 1922 in South Dakota).
              • Francis A Card (b. 1897).
              • Marie Alice Card (b. 1899 in Iowa).
            • Martha E Card was born in Aug 1853 in Wisconsin. She married Marcus Harry Perry (b. 1851), and they had the following children:
              • Ella C Perry was born in 1871 in Butler, Iowa. She lived in Pettsford, Butler, Iowa in the 1895 Iowa state census.
              • Frederick E Perry was born in May 1874 in Iowa. He died before 1920. He married Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wendelborn (b. 1872) and they had the following children:
                • Marie Delpha Perry was born on 15 Oct 1897 in Allison, Butler, Iowa, United States and died on 26 Mar 1989 in Multnomah, Multnomah, Oregon. She married Charles Fredrick Barquest (1871-1956) and had the following children:
                  • Florence Barquest (d. 2006).
                  • Vera Elaine Lucille Barquest (1929-2003).
                  • Dorothy Jean Barquest (1931-2007).
                • Ruth Alvina Perry was born in Mar 1899 in Iowa. She married Louie Christoffersen (b. 1897 in Denmark; Arrival 1914). They had a daughter:
                  • Roberta J Christoffersen (b. 1927 in Iowa).
                • Marcus Perry (b. 1905) married Helen L. (b. 1908) in Iowa.
              • Edward A Perry was born in Jul 1892 in Iowa.
            • Jenette Card (b. 1857) married Richard Volney Cinnamon (b. 1848) and they had the following children:
              • Julia Anna May Cinnamon was born on 18 May 1872 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, and died on 26 Oct 1965 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa. She married William Isha Smith (1865-1945) and they had the following children:
                • Maggie Smith (1891-1967) married Thomas R Baggott (1884-1974).
                • Matilda J Smith (1898-1933) married Henry S Mather (1895-1968) and they had the following children:
                  • Cecil Henry Mather (1917-1930).
                  • Ellen May Mather (1920-1988) married Dalton B Patterson (1913-1992) and had a daughter:
                    • Martha Jane Patterson (1938-2008).
                • Dollie Isabelle Smith (1900-1971) married (1) Albert Pearl Peral Pike (1891-1928) on 3 Apr 1918 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, and they had a son:
                  • Charles Leroy Pike (1919-1958).
                  Then on 5 Mar 1920, she married (2) Henry Cleotis Yaw (1894-1960) in Des Moines, and had the following children:
                  • William Henry Yaw (1921-2011).
                  • Edward Myroland Yaw (1922-1922).
                  • Leonard Howard Yaw (b. 1924).
                  • Marybelle Yaw (b. 1927).
                  • Dollie Geraldine Yaw (1929-1929).
                  • Harry Cleotis Yaw (1931-2007).
                  • Vivian Ladeava Yaw (1933-2002).
                • Charles W Smith (b. 1903).
                • Nellie June Smith (1905-1985).
                • Harry Smith (1907-1978).
              • Casabianca Cinnamon (b. 1876).
              • Martha R Cinnamon (b. 1879).
            • Jerome Card (1858-1952).
            • Edward Card (1862-1951).
            • Charles Elmer Card (1865-1956).
          • Elizabeth Malita Card (1822-1870).
          • Lyman Card (1827-1909).
          • Silas Card (1838-1927).
          • Nancy Card (1844-1899).
          • Thomas Card (b. 1847).
          • Lucy Card (b. 1849).
        • William Brown (1806-1896).
        • Elizabeth Brown (b. 1810).
        • Mary Brown (b. 1810).
        • George Brown (1811-1899).
        • Ezekiel Brown (1813-1859).
        • Joseph Brown (b. 1813).
        • Peter Brown (b. 1817).
        • Ira Lansing Brown (1824-1875).
        • Jacob H Brown (1827-1915).
      • Peter Staley (1779-1879).
      • Jacob Staley (1783-1871).
      • Johannes George Staley (1784-1871).
      • Abraham Staley (1785-1865).
      • Balthasar Baluis Staley (1786-1884).
      • John Staley (1790-1871).
      • Heinrich (Henry) Staley (1793-1874).
      • Catherine Staley (1795-1884).

      Maria Elizabeth died on 4 Jan 1843 in Johnstown, Fulton, New York, and is buried there, at McDougal Cemetery.

      2. George House III was born on 19 Apr 1775 in New York. On 26 Oct 1794, he married Catharine Kilts in Palatine, Montgomery, New York.

      • John House was born on 6 Jan 1795 and baptized at the Dutch Reformed Church of Stone Arabia ("Son of George Hauss and Catherine Kills. Sp. Philip Kills and Wife Elizabeth). He married Catharine Davis (b. 1795).
      • Conrad House was born on 22 May 1796 in Palatine, Montgomery, New York.
      • Maria House was born in 1799 in Palatine, Montgomery, New York.
      • George House IV was born on 30 Sep 1802 in Palatine, Montgomery, New York. He married Elizabeth Shapley (1807-1892) and had the following children: Catharine J House (b. 1837) and Charles Heber Hauss (b. 1847). He died in Aug 1880 in Virgil, Cortland, New York.
      • Philip House was born in 1805, in Mohawk, Montgomery, New York.
      • Gerret House was born on 9 Aug 1810 in Johnstown, Montgomery, New York. He married Sarah, and had two daughters, Sarah and Gertrude. He died on 22 Jun 1900 in Buffalo, Erie, New York.
      • Heinrich House was born on 2 Feb 1813 in Palatine, Montgomery, New York.

    George II was a Loyalist during the Revolution who served with Butler's Rangers throughout the war. On July 15, 1783, the holdings of George House of the Canajoharie District of Tryon County were confiscated and auctioned at a Sheriff's Sale. A claim by George to the British government, dated August 30, said he joined up in 1777, and served all the War under Col. Butler in the Rangers; Had some Lands on the Mohawk, had no Lease but had lived on them 15 years before the War, and had built a house. He only Claims for the Buildings 24£, he had 4 horses & 2 Colts, Utensils, furniture, grain in the ground, all of which he left behind. He was the awarded land in Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada, by the British government.

   Our line (Melvin R. Shaver's) of the House family as we believe prior to the American Revolution although we are lacking in some church records is as follows:

  • Christian (1) and first wife, name unknown.
  • George (2) and Maria Catherine Ecker.
  • Conrad (3) and Engelga.
  • Johnathan (4) and Lena Van Slyke.

   We believe from our studies that the above George and Conrad both took part in the Revolutionary War. Conrad and his wife Engelga was the parents of a large family and at the time of his death was living near Schuyler Lake. He had several sons and may took part in the war. Three are prominently mentioned as living on the south side of the Mohawk River in the town of Canajoharie and vicinity after the war, namely Johnathan, Nicholas and George. Johnathan lived at Indian Castle during the war. Besides the three mentioned above there was one brother Harmanas who was a Tory. We have good reason to believe that Capt. Christian House was also a brother of those mentioned above.


An 1857 print by John Reuben Chapin shows scene during the battle at Oriskany, New York in August 1776, with American patriots combating the combined forces of the British, Loyalists, and Native Americans. General Nicholas Herkimer, commander of the American forces, is shown (on the left) giving orders from his saddle which is on the ground after his horse was shot from beneath him.

   Jonathan, Nicholas and George were all members of Capt. Jost Dygert's company in Col. Clyde's regiment of 1 St. Canajoharie Militia. Whether all were present at the Battle of Oriskany we do not know, but we do know that Jonathan was present at that battle and assisted in placing General Herkimer on the saddle under the beech tree after the General was mortally wounded, and from which position he directed the battle. We have affidavit that he made that claim. It has always been tradition in our family and our genealogist says there is no doubt of the truth of this claim as history shows that John House was a private in the company of Jost Dygert who was in command of General Nicholas Herkimer's front guard in the battle of Oriskany and would have been in a position to be near the General when he fell. The military service of John House has been accepted by the Daughters of the American Revolution and he believes that all members of Capt. Jost Dygert's company are entitled to have their names placed upon the Oriskany monument.
   History also shows that Jonathan, Nicolas and George were all at some period made prisoners of war.
   In Governor Clinton's papers reference is made to the capture of John House by Brandt and his subsequent release and the service he did the colonies at that time. This will be taken up in a later writing. The House family was very large and that it was very patriotic is shown by the fact that in the Revolutionary records we find the name mentioned over sixty times. Of course there were not that many who took part, as many re-enlisted several times as emergency presented itself and their service was needed. Further service of the House family will follow.


   Since writing my last installment of the House family I have discovered in my files the following early records from Schoharie Reformed Church, October 18, 1732:

  • Parents, Lambert Stearnberg and Catherine Feller; Child, Christina; Sponsors, Coonraad Haus and Christina Walraad.

   Stone Arabia Lutheran Church:

  • Parents, Johannes Mehr and wife Christina; Child, Coonrad; Sponsors, Coonraad Haus and Engelga his wife.

   In the Rev. Sommers Register of baptisms performed at Cani-Scohare and Stein Raby 1743-1750 was published in the Enterprise and News of Dec. 20, 1931 is the following:

  • A little girl of Herman Haus baptized Oct. 1, 1749.
  • A little girl of Jurgen Haus baptized Oct. 9, 1749.

   Without a doubt the same Harman Haus and Jarrie Haus mentioned in Scoharie church records in or about 1737. They coming to the Mohawk soon after 1737. We also find a Hans George Haus and a son of Johan George Rasner and Maria Catherina Wagner his wife. We also find an Anna Elizabeth Haus named as sponsor for Catherine Elizabeth Wagner Sept 10, 1718, a daughter of Peter Wagner and his wife Anna Margaret. Peter Wagner and Anna Margaret Haus were also sponsors at the baptism of a daughter to George Saltsman and Catharine Elizabeth Wagner. Again we find Peter Haus and Barbara Krantz as sponsors at the birth of Peter Saltsman Feb. 8, 1758.
   We have also other records which show the Wagner and House families very closely connected down through the early church records and our genealogist Mr. Frank D. Duel says, "there seems to be no doubt that Peter Wagner's wife was Maria Catherine Haus instead of Maria Catherine Loucks, the error taking place in misinterpreting the spelling of that period." Personally I am unacquainted with the Wagner genealogy and am making no attempt to discredit any records or claims they may have but feel that Mr. Duel has good grounds for the position he takes.


   For benefit of those who did not read the first chapter of the House family history I will give the heads of each generation in America until the time of the Revolution.

  • First Christian Haus who immigrated from Germany via England in 1708-1709. In 1710 he married Anna Catherine widow of Johann Becker.
  • Second George Haus and Maria Catherine Ecker.
  • Third Conrad House and Engelge.
  • Fourth John House and Lena Van Slyke.

   John House was born about the year 1760. The exact date is unknown as we have been unable to find as yet the baptismal records of the children of Conrad House and his wife Engelge. But we do know that in the year 1822 John House visited his son Abraham at Parish, Oswego County and at that time gave his age as sixty two years. As to the brothers and sisters of John we can quote the following as positive. Nicholas married Catherine Spohn. ( Later in the manuscript the spelling changes to SPOON and back ~ Jim House) George married Maria Mabie. Harmonas a Tory who is referred on page 177, Vol. 2, "Frontiersmen of New York" by J. R. Simms. Lea who married James Woodward. Captain Christian House was undoubtedly a brother as he lived near the other sons of Conrad and Engelge are mentioned as sponsors at the birth of some of Captain Christian House's children, one of whom was named Conrad. There were without a doubt others whom we have been unable to place at present. Conrad House and wife together with James Woodward are mentioned in the census of 1790, page 106 as living at Schuyler Lake in the town of German Flats. These two families were either living together or on adjoining property.
   James Woodward and Catherine House had a daughter Angeligne Baptized in 1790 with Conrad House and wife Angeligne as sponsors, John Kelly and wife Lea House had a daughter Angel Baptized in 1792 with Conrad House and wife Angel as sponsors.
   In the above three records the name of wife of Conrad House is spelled in three different ways and shows what a genealogist is up against in trying to identify the different branches of families. John Kelly and wife Lea had a daughter Maria baptized July 2, 1793. George House and wife Maria sponsors.
   The census of 1790 gives Jonathan, Nicholas and George as living at Indian Castle which was on the south side of the Mohawk River Between Little Falls and St. Johnsville. Who Harmanas married we do not know for sure but believe his wife to have been Margreth. History and family tradition say he was a Tory and John House often mentioned him with regret. The census of 1790 mentions as neighbors of the House's at or near Indian Castle the Mabies Walraths, Herkimers, etc. That the Houses and Herkimers were great friends is shown by records of that time. In a letter from the Hon. F. W. Crisrmas he says that George House was a witness to the will of General Nickolas Herkimer.


CORRECTION
HOUSE

Feb. 13, 1933

Editor Enterprise and News:
   Please correct Mr. Shaver's statement in your paper of February 8th, 1933 under "House." The wife of Peter Waggoner was Maria Margaretha Laux and not House.

Very truly yours

HORTENSE W. GREEN
228 Cumberland Street
Brooklyn, N. Y.


CAPTAIN JOHN HOUSE LINE

   We will now leave the early history of the House family and take up the war record of Jonathan, one of the brothers mentioned in a former article.
   In a list of Capt. Jost Dygert's company in Col. Clyde's regiment under payroll certificate No. 11199 as published in the Enterprise and News of May 1st, 1929 we find the name of John House, private.
   Also, see "New York State Revolutionary War Manuscripts." John House was a private in the company of Capt. Jost Dygert who was in command of General Nicholas Herkimer's front guard in the battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, 1777 as per Jost Dygert's pension papers. John House listed as private in a company of Tryon County Rangers. Also public papers of George Clinton Vol. 5, page 188. Also private in a company of Tryon County Militia by Col. Campbell & Col. Fox.
   General Sullivan's Expedition, Camp Jacunas Farm, twenty miles by land from Lake Otsego Aug. 10, 1779. I enclose and account given me by a certain John House who was brought into camp by one of my scouts the day before I left the lake. This information I am inclined to credit as the particulars are chiefly confirmed by Col. Klock in a letter dated the 7th inst. "By James Clinton to George Clinton." Volume 5, page 189-190.

"DEPOSITION OF JOHN HOUSE"

   John House in account given by himself saith, That on the 2nd instant he was taken prisoner by Joseph Brandt and a party of twelve Indians and Tories who conveyed him some miles into the woods when Brandt and four Indians went off lofting him in charge of the others, and after an absence of about four days they returned bringing Brandt on horse back, wounded in the ball of the great toe by a swan shot; That a bullet and several swan shot had passed through this coat and breech clout; That he understood from one of the Tories they had made an attack upon some of the inhabitants of the Mohawk River near the Little Falls where the said House lived; That they had taken one prisoner whom being closely pressed they killed and narrowly escaped with the loss of their blankets and plunder, that even after they discovered a party of our people which put them to flight; but House being lame by being teed at night and marching without shoes, which with the greater part of his clothing they took from him they determined to kill him, but being acquaintance of Butler's he was permitted to return after taking the oath of neutrality, a certificate of which Brandt gave him written in the Indian Language, signed by himself; that they also informed said House that they lately came from Minesiuk where they had an action with our people and in which they took about thirty four prisoners, among whom were some officers and killed several; that they then proceeded to the river, where they carried on the second inst. The day they took House, which was about twelve days from the action at Minesiuk.
   It is also stated that information which House gave Brandt regarding the strength and manuvors of our people prevented an attack by Brandt and the Tories upon Clinton's party.

   Page 269: "The Old New York Frontier" by Frances Whitney Halsey.
   "Brandt's letter adds that on reaching Oghwaga he learned that Gen'l Sullivan perhaps by this time may be at Shimong where I have sent my party to remain until I join them." He himself was just setting out with eight men for the Mohawk River In order to discover the enemy's motions.
   General Clinton was still at the foot of Otsego lake with ten days longer to remain. Brandt proceeded up the Unadilla River to the Mohawk where he captured a man named John House.
   House became lame from marching and the Indians prepared to kill him, but Brandt ordered that he be released on a promise of neutrality. One of General Clinton's scouts afterwards found House and the day before his departure from the lake, brought him into camp. House had particulars of the threatened invasion from Canada by the way of Buck Island. Fort Schuyler was to be attacked. From John House('s) further activities in the Revolution it would not seem that he took his oath of neutrality seriously."
   I will not dwell here longer on John House's revolutionary record, but will pass on to a later period in history and take up his further military activities.

"Council of Appointments" New York Military records, years 1784-1821

Page 795, year 1805—John House appointed Ensign, Vice John J. Fealling appointed Captain, Vice Coonrad Helager moved.
Montgomery County 1805, Lt. Col. Andrew Gray's Regiment.
In the same publication page 1182, Vol. 8 year 1811. Ensign John House appointed Lieutenant Vice, John J. Klock resigned.
Page 1327, Vol. 2, year 1812, Lieutenant Jacob Snell's Regiment, Brigade commander by Brig. Gen. Richard Dodge.
Page 1480, Vol._____year 1814. Captain John House resigned and Thomas Wilbur appointed, Nineteenth Regiment, Andrew Zabriske, Lt. Col., Vice Jacob Snell appointed Sheriff.

   Captain John House as we must now call him as he has always been called down through the history and tradition of the family had a long and honorable military career, during the American Revolution. The war of 1812 and as a training officer of the militia. Tradition says that he was about seven feet in height and that when any trouble arose among his men in training he merely laid his hand upon their heads and said boys be quiet and the trouble stopped. The genealogical history of John House will be taken up in a later writing.
   Many stories are extant regarding the life and doings of Capt. John House. These traditions have come down through the generations for over one hundred years and many have been lost by the wayside, but others have been handed down from mouth to ear and from generation to generation until the present day.
   Among these is the following as given to me by one of his great grandsons Howard H. House of of Richfield Springs. "In the early days of the settlement of twelve thousand or McCormack's Patent (afterwards called Coopers Patent) and lies between lakes Canaderaga and Otsego. John House was one of the first to settle in the northern part of the present town of of Otsego.
   He at one time saved the life of an Indian (name unknown) who afterwards was a firm friend of John's. They hunted and trapped together and the Indian lived with John till his death. At one time they were carrying a deer home through the woodland now on Charles Rose's farm when it became dark and they found themselves surrounded by wolves so they placed their backs to a large tree and stayed there until morning, then carried home the deer as the wolves left at daylight.
   Again he says this Indian knew of some places where he could get lead for their bullets. He would take John to a certain tree and then he would go out of sight and after a time would return with his buckskin short (shirt?) filled with chunks of lead which he had cut off with his knife, then dividing the load they would carry it home. There seemed to be an understanding of honor between them that the location of the lead should remain a secret.
   And again he tells that at one time they discovered a bee tree which they robbed, the Indian refusing to leave until they obtained all of the honey although stung so badly they could not see and John had to lead him home. Capt. John House was a very religious man and one night when his family returned home from attending a gathering at a neighbor's they found him kneeling at his bedside in an attitude of prayer, but his spirit had flown. Thus he died in the year 1824.


   In this writing we want to take up a little more definitely the children of Captain John House. As we have not a complete record of whom they all married and where they settled, we wish at this time to invite comments, and any information that can be given by your readers concerning the House family through the columns of the Enterprise and News or by direct letter to me and such information will be given due notice through the columns of this paper. We have been unable to find a record of the marriage of John House and Lena Van Slyke as the records between 1721 and 1787 seem to be very few and some records of about that period were destroyed by raids, but we know it was about 1778. Of the children of John House and his wife Lena we have the following:

    I. The first child born to John Howe (House) and Lena Van Slyke was named John and undoubtedly died in infancy as we find no record of him except of his baptism: "Parents John House and Lena his wife. Child John born August 1, 1779 baptized Sept. 1, 1779. Sponsors John Vasn Slick and wife Margaret" (Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz, German Flats Church record Vol. 1 page 36).

    II. Gerrit born January 24, 1782 was often spoken of by the older members of the family as Uncle Garrit but those older ones have now passed on and we have no record of whom he married or where he made his home: "Gerrit born January 24, 1782, baptized Feb.6,1782. Sponsors Henrich Uhly and Engelge Van Slyke." (Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz, German Flats Church record, Vol. 1, page 54)

    III. Of Engelge, we have little or no record. "Engelge born June 6, 1784, baptized June 13, 1784. Sponsors Conrath Hauss and wife Engelge." (Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz, German Flats Church record, Vol. 1 page 84)

    IV. Of Dorothea (b. 22 Jun 1781), we have little or no record.

    V. We have good reason to believe that Peter (b. 1792 in Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York) at one time lived in the town of Columbia.

    VI. George (wife's name unknown) lived in South Columbia. "Twins names not given, born May 14, 1788. Sponsors Johannes Smidt and George Hauss." (Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz, German Flats Church record, Vol. 1 page 130)

    VII. Nicholas settled in West Amboy, Oswego Co. And some of his descendants are now there living. "Twins names not given, born May 14, 1788. Sponsors Johannes Smidt and George Hauss." (Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz, German Flats Church record, Vol. 1 page 130). James was born on 14 May 1788 in Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York, and died in 1857 in Oswego, New York. He married Margaret (b. 1792) and they had:

      1. Henry House was born in 1832 in Oswego, Oswego, New York; he died in 1900 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. In 1852 he married Mary Delia Christman (1835-1912), and they had:

      • Ella J House was born on 10 Apr 1853 in Amboy, Oswego, New York, and died on 16 Dec 1920 in Washington. In 1876, she married Alonzo William Fravor (1849-1928), and they had:
        • Anna Belle Fravor (b. 1872).
        • Myra Adelia Fravor (1880-1966).
        • Charles Henry Fravor (b. 1884).
        • Mary W Fravor (1888-1960).
        • Cecil F Fravor (b. 1898).
      • Charles W House was born in 1856 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. In 1879, he married Emily A (b. 1856), and they lived in Mexico, Oswego, New York, through the 1920's where they raised:
        • Ethel House (b. 1883) married George Young (1876-1935).
        • Frank Vincent House (b. 16 Aug 1895 in Syracuse, New York. On 27 Sep 1917, he enlisted in the army at Pulaski, New York, and fought in World War I.
      • Nicholas M House 1857 in Amboy, Oswego, New York; He died in 1901; He married Cora Livinia Johnson 1885 1965), and they had:.
        • Edward Peter House was born on 21 Jun 1901, and married Josephine J (b. 1898 in Germany). They had a son, Edward P House, born 1924 in Syracuse, New York.
      • Martha M House was born in 1858 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. No further information.
      • Mary Catherine House was born on 31 Oct 1860 in Amboy, Oswego, New York, United States. She died on 15 Jul 1903 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. On 6 Oct 1881 she married Moses Andrew Dayger in Amboy, Oswego, New York, and they ha the following children:
        • Jennie Almeda Dayger (1882-1957).
        • Maud Wellena Dayger (1884-1973).
        • Mary Margaret Dayger (1886-1909).
        • Ursula Edna Dayger (1890-1918).
        • Enola Hazel Dayger (1892-1986).
        • Nellie Jesse May Dayger (1894-1974).
        • Nicholas Franklin Dayger (1896-1960).
        • George Willis Dayger (1902-1986).
      • Friend H House (1863-1916). In 1900, he was a servant in the house of John F Donely. Then, in 1903, he married Hannah Ware (b. 1876) in Amboy, Oswego, New York, and they had a child:
        • Grace House (b. 1903). She does not appear on the 1910 census.
      • Oscar George House was born on Oct 1867 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. In 1887, he married Katherine Wesley (b. 1871) and moved to Ohio, where they raised:
        • Ivy M House (1889-1975).
        • Gertrude House (1890-1978).
        • Ruth A House (1893-1976).
        • Lucy A House (b. 1894).
        • John W House (b. 1896).
        • Florence House (b. 1896).
        • Mary H House (b. 1898).
        • Harold C House (b. 1900).
        • Frank House (b. 1901).
        • Grace House (b.1902).
        • Lois House (b. 1904).
        • Dorothy House (b. 1905).
        • Catherine House (b. 1908).
        • William House (b. 1909).
      • Fowler H House was born in 1869 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. In 1894, he married Mary A. (b. 1873), but he then died in 1900.
      • Denzel House was born in 1873, but died as an infant.
      • Ola Twilight House was born on 17 May 1874 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. She died on 15 May 1957. She married Eugene Dewitt House (1870-1912), from a different, Connecticut line of Houses, in 1896, and had:
        • Blanche Adelia Mae House was born on 13 Aug 1901 in Oswego, Oswego, New York. On 23 Oct 1926 she married Benjamin Peter Crowell (1898-1975) and raised: Barton H Crowell (b. 1924) and Blanche Elenore (1927-1977).
      • Medora Marthy House was born in 1876 in Amboy, Oswego, New York. She married Frank Smith (b. 1876) and they lived in Rochester Ward 12, Monroe, New York , in 1920.

    VIII. Conrad born June 6, 1786 according to Bible record. Conrad married Betsey Hazard. They settled in Oswego county, and are buried in the Bidwell cemetery. They had the following children who lived to maturity:

      1. Lana married Amasa Robertson, lived in Chicago at the time of the fire in 1871 and as she was never heard from afterwards it is supposed that she perished in the fire.

      2. James was married twice and after his second marriage moved to Iowa and later to Nebraska where he died.

      3. Nancy was born on 21 Nov 1807 in Herkimer, Montgomery, New York; She died on 10 Apr 1888 in Oswego, Oswego, New York. On 27 Oct 1839, she married Caleb A Sherman (1804-1878). Lived on Parish, N. Y.

      • Stella Mae Sherman (1840-1840).
      • Mary Sherman (b. 1841).
      • Sarah Elizabeth Sherman (b. 1842).
      • Sarah S Sherman (b. 1842).
      • Charles Henry Sherman (b. 1844).
      • Henry Charles Sherman (1849-1872).

      4. John married Marinda Hall and had the following:

      • James (b. 1870) who died as a young man (he was still alive for the 1880 census. ~ JH, 2012).
      • Anthony (b. 1866).
      • Aaron (b. 1868).
      • Nettia (b. 1863) now living at or near Morrisville, N. Y. (as of 1933)

      5. Alexander was born in 1812 in New York, and died on 5 Jun 1870 in Oswego, Oswego, New York. He married Julia Miller (1825-1877), lived in Parish, and had one daughter:

      • Ada N was born in Aug 1854 in Oswego, Oswego, New York. In 1877, she married Duane M Hubbard (b. 1852), and they had the following children: Leroy Hubbard (b. 1880), Warner Hubbard (b. 1882), Howard D Hubbard (b. 1884), Lula Hubbard (b. 1887), John Alexander Hubbard (b. 1889).

      6. Abraham (1800 - Bef. 1870) married Catherine Ann Mowers (1819-1898) and also settled in Parish. Their children were:

      • Emily J House was born in 1843 in Oswego, Oswego, New York. She married Gideon Pitcher (b. 1841) and they lived in Mexico, Oswego, New York.
      • Mary M. (1849-1921) married Joseph H Mallet (b. 1845 in Canada), and they lived in Oswego County, where he worked as a machinist.
      • James Wellington was born in Jun 1851. In 1878, he married Nancy M. (b. 1856) and they had a son, Clayton House (b. Sep 1879). In the 1880 Federal Census, the family is living with Catherine in Parish, Oswego, New York. James and Nancy are still living there in 1920.
      • Dollie A. (no information).
      • Ella A. (1853-1854) died as an infant.
      • Edwin C. was born in 1856 in Parish, Oswego, New York. He married Ada (b. 1861) and in 1920 they lived in Hannibal, Oswego, New York.
      • Eliza A. was living in Syracuse in 1880. No further information.
      • Peter (No information)
      • Allen House: This is pure speculation, but an Allen House was born on 30 Sep 1829 in New York, lived in Parish in 1850 (US Census), and died on 27 Aug 1875 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois. He married Eleanor Clarissa Enslow (1828-1915) and they had the following children: Orlando C House (1852-1931), Byron J House (1858-1929), Ada House (1861-1861) and Mary House (1867-1867).


    Grave of Abraham House (1786-1865)
    IX. Abraham was named for and sponsored by Abraham Herkimer, a son of Henry who was a brother of Nickolas. Catherine Rosencrantz, a daughter of the Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz was also a sponsor. "Abraham born April 25, 1786, baptized May 1, 1786. Sponsors Abraham Herkimer and Catherine Rosencrantz." (Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz, German Flats Church record, Vol 1, page 108.)
       Abraham, another son of John House and Lena Van Slyke, married Nancy Hannah Mabie a daughter of David Mabie and Nancy Freymeyer who is said to have lived near Stone Arabia. A David Mabie was in Captain Jost Dygert's company in Col. Clyde's regiment. Was it the same man? We are very anxious to obtain further information regarding this Mabie line.
       Abraham and Nancy moved from the Mohawk Valley to Parish, Oswego County, New York, about the year 1817 bringing three children with them.
       Abraham House and Nancy Mabie were parents of the following:


      Andrew and Elizabeth (Scriber) House
      1. Andrew was born on 16 Mar 1810 and died on 6 Jan 1884 in Parish, Oswego County, New York . He married Elizabeth Scriber (1808-1895). Elizabeth Scriber's mother was a Mary Walrod or Walrath. Her father was Philip Scriber. We think from information we have that Mary Walrod was a daughter of Henry Walradt whose affidavit was published in the Enterprise and News of May 1, 1929.
         Other children of Andrew and Elizabeth are:

      • Maria House (b. 1832) married Andrew's brother, Alonzo House (see below).
      • Abraham T House was born January 27, 1834, in Parish, son of Andrew and Betsey (Scribar) House. Andrew House came from Otsego county to Parish when this section of the country was all woods. He first built a log house, and after a few years moved to a frame residence which he had. constructed. He had eight brothers and three sisters, all of whom settled in Parish. Subject of sketch had seven brothers and two sisters, all residents of Parish. He is the oldest of these seven brothers, was educated in Parish, afterward taught school several terms and then purchased a farm. He married in 1857 Louisa While, and their children are Menzo, Josephine, Cora, Mamie, William, Andrew and Louis. Mr. House's family ranks among the oldest and best in the county. His farm is under a high state of cultivation, and he raises a remarkable hop crop." (Source: Landmarks of Oswego County, New York: FAMILY SKETCHES IN OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y., published in 1895) Abraham (d. 1908) married Louisa White (1840-1908) and they had the fillowing children:
        • Josephine House (1858-1940).
        • Cora E. House (1861-1880).
        • Menzo Lincoln House (1863-1951).
        • Mary A "Mamie" House (b. 1873).
        • William A House (1875-1956).
        • Andrew House (Bet. 1876-1877).
        • Louisa House (1878-1880).
        • Lewis David House (1883-1924).


The family of Abram T. House, son of Andrew and Elizabeth Scriber-House, above. Front Row- Left to Right - Josephine House Carr (daughter), Abram T. House (father), Louisa White House (mother), Menzo House (son) Back Row - L to R - __?__ Richards (grand daughter), Cora House Richards (daughter), ___?___ Richards (son in law), Lewis House (son), ___?___ Woods (grandson), William House (son), Mamie House Woods (daughter), William Woods (son in law).

      • Albert House (b. 1836).
      • Amos J House (b. 1837).
      • Sarah H House was born in 1841 in Parish, Oswego, New York. She married Elijah J Smith (b. 1833) and they had the following children:
        • E Lyman Smith (b. 1862).
        • Georgiana Smith (1864-1867).
        • Arthur G Smith (b. 1866).
        • Joanna Smith (b. 1867).
        • Book Information
          Book Image
          Name: The House Family of the Mohawk
          Author: Melvin Rhodes Shaver
          Publisher: St. Johnsville: Enterprise
          Year: 1942
          Pages: 36
          HFOTM
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          A book tracing the descendants of Johann Christian Hauß.
          Lillie Josephine Smith (1872- 3 Aug 1956) married Lockport Deputy Sheriff Melvin Rhodes Shaver (26 Aug 1869 - 7 Aug 1956) who wrote, The House Family of the Mohawk. Melvin and Josephine had the following children:
          • Rhodes Shaver was born on 21 Nov 1892.
          • Irving Albert Shaver was born on 18 Nov 1895 in New York, and married a woman named Beatrice. He died in 1973 in Arizona.
          • Elton Frank Smith Shaver was born on 25 Jul 1907. He married Marjorie Chapel (b. 1907). They had two daughters, Carol Sue Shaver and Patricia Anne Shaver. Elton died on 27 Apr 1992 in Hillsborough, Florida.
          Josephine died on Tuesday, 3 Aug 1956, at the age of 84. Melvin died on the morning of her funeral (Read the obituary from the Mexico Independent newspaper of Thursday, 16 Aug 1956).
      • Alva House was born in 1842 in Oswego, Oswego, New York; he died in 1918, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington. He married Viola Gilbert (1846-1919) and they had the following children:
        • Stella House was born on 23 Jun 1866. She married William B Harter (b. 1863) and they had the following children:
          • Glenn Harter (b. 1887).
          • Beryl Harter (b. 1896).
          • William Wells Harter (b. 1898).
        • Ida House (b. 1869).
        • Lloyd Gilbert House was born on 28 Dec 1881 in East Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. Lloyd died on 2 Dec 1955 in Rochester, Monroe, New York He married Alice Jane Exton (1888-1944) and had the following children:
          • Gilbert Exton House (1912-1912).
          • Elizabeth Viola House (1913-1997).
          • Lloyd R House (b. 1917).
          • Glenn R House (b. 1920).


Alva House (1842-1918), his son Lloyd Gilbert House (1881-1955), and wife Viola C. Gilbert-House (1846-1919); photo taken in Auburn, NY.

      • Mary L House (1845-1846).
      • Andrew G House (1849-1913).
      • Addison S. House (1851-1933) of 236 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, N. Y. was born November 15, 1851 and died April 10, 1933. In his early years he was an educator and also possessed a high musical talent. On the evening of his death he was giving a Dudcimes concert accompanied by his wife, before the Parent-Teacher association of the Roosevelt junior high school of Syracuse. At the conclusion of his part in the entertainment he took his seat in the auditorium and in a few minutes was taken with a severe heart attack and passed away about fifteen minute after finishing his last concert. He was the son of Andrew House and Elizabeth Scriber of Parish, N. Y. who came there from Otsego county with Andrew's father Abraham about the year 1817. Abraham was the son of Jonathan. Addison S. House leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife Cora one son Earl of Syracuse and Mrs. John Hoffenden and Mrs. Irving Hoffenden of Syracuse and Mrs. Blanche Skallingas of Chittenango. Mr House was a member of the Rockefeller Methodist church of Syracuse from which the service will be held. Burial at Williamstown, N.Y.
           Addison first married Julia E Allen, b. Jun 1851 in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, with whom he had his children. Upon her death on 28 Apr 1928 in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, he married Cora B. (b. 1865). Addison's children:
        • Earl Clinton House was born on 20 Jul 1883. He married (1) Millicent Springer (1886-1926) and they had the following children: Marian House (b. 1904), Luella House (1906-1967), Norma House (1907-1924), Gertrude House (b. 1909). When Millicent died in 1926, he married (2) Maude (b. 1886 in Canada).
        • Elizabeth "Lizzie" J House (b. 13 Sep 1880) married John R Haffenden 1883) and they had the following children: Edith A Haffenden (b. 1910), Elmer J Haffenden (b. 1913), John Allen Haffenden (b. 1915).
        • Addie M House was born on 6 Oct 1885 in New York, and died in Jan 1963. She married Irving Duncan Haffenden (b. 1883) and had the following children: Edwin H Haffenden (b. 1908), Doris Haffenden (b. 1912), Cora L Haffenden (b. 1917).
        • Blanch(e) E House was born on 19 Dec 1888. She married Duane Skellinger (b. 1889) and they lived in Chittenango, Madison, New York, in the 1930 Federal Census.

      2. Philona Hannah, died in infancy.

      3. Joseph ( wife's name unknown ).

      4. David married Sophia Pierce.

      5. Simon married Pamelia Rowe.

      6. Caroline married first Amos Martin, second George Sherman.

      7. Abraham married first wife unknown, second wife Mary Orr.

      8. Alonzo was born on 17 Mar 1823 in Oswego, Oswego, New York, and died in 1911. He married Maria House (b. 1832), the daughter of his brother, Andrew House. They had two children:

      • Xixtus House (b. 1862).
      • Clyne E. House was born in 1868 in Parish. In 1887, he married Anna Wild (b. 1868) and they had the following children:
        • Alta Ruth House (1888-1892).
        • Vern Alonzo House (1894-1895).
        • Owen W House (1896-1966).
        • Gladys Maria House (1901-1986).

      9. Leonard married Catherine Westover.

      10. Norman went to Chile, So. America and there married and died.

      11. Conrad married Sarah Robinson.

      12. Emily married Philip Westover.

       All these children except Norman settled in Oswego county.

    X. As mentioned in a previous article John and Lena had a daughter Mary (b. 1782) who married a Benjamin Churchill (b. 1782) and lived in Oswego county: "Mary who married Benjamin Churchill and moved to Parish, Owego county and there died in old age and is buried in the Bidwell cemetery leaving no children who lived to maturity." (Family Bible quote from HFOTM).

      1. Adison B Churchill was born in 1836, in Parish, Oswego, New York, according to the 1850 census; by the 1860 census he had disappeared from the record.

    John House was married a second time. His second wife's first name was Rhoda. Last name unknown. Captain John House and second wife Rhoda had the following children of record:

      XI. Solomon Solomon (wife's name unknown) operated a fleet of boats on the Erie Canal. He had children:

        1. Wilson lived in Frankfort or Ilion.

        2. Harriet: No trace of Harriet.

      XII: Johnathan married Matilda Hoke and lived near six mile post, (Otsego Lake). Had children:

        1. Dalavan's son Fred was a criminal lawyer in New York city.

        2. Hiram.

        3. Ann.

      XIII. Nancy married William Bonesteel. Had children Caroline, Irene and Philander of whom we have no trace.

        1. Caroline.

        2. Irene.

        3. Philander.

      XIV. Ebenezer died Nov. 11, 1862 aged 62 years 5 months and 19 days. It was with Ebenezer that John lived at the time of his death. His wife was Eve Starrin. These last all lived in Otsego and many of their descendants are there now living. In his later years Captain John House took up a tract of land on what is called "twelve Thousand" near Richfiels Springs. The title to the land could not be obtained until after the death of one of his heirs. Capt. John died and is buried in a private cemetery on the farm where he died. The title to the farm given to the son Ebenezer. The transfer of title was given in 1831 to Ebenezer House who has occupied the farm for some time. One of Captain John House's great grandsons has made affidavit to the location of the grave which he saw many times when a boy but the markers have been obliterated by time. Ebenezer and Eve Starrin and had the following children:

        1. Caroline, died young.

        2. Lester, died young.


        Alonzo and Lydia, jailed!

        3. Alonzo, born July 23, 1832 in Oswego, Oswego, New York, married Lydia Rice (2 Oct 1832 - 1923) in Otsego, Otsego, New York, has grandson Homer House living near Rome, N.Y. And also a grandson Jerome living at West Winfield.

        • "On Thursday, April 13, 1933 there passed away Mr. Homer House of Upper Floyd Avenue, Rome, N. Y. Mr House had long been an honored resident of that community. He was the son of Alonzo House who was a son of Ebenezer who lived on twelve thousand near Richfield Springs. It was with this son Ebenezer that Jonathan House was living at the time of his death. Mr. House was nearly eighty years of age. He was united in marriage to a Miss Morrison of Williamstown, N. Y. who survives him. He is also survived by one brother Jerome of West Winfield, N. Y., one son Lowell and two daughters Mrs. Bessie Miller and Mrs. Frances Faster all of Rome and several grandchildren." (HFOTM) In Feb 1884 he married Martha Morrison (d. 22 Feb 1939) and they had the following children:
          • Elizabeth "Bessie" Ernestine House (1887-1957); m. 27 Sep 1911 to (1) Edwin Borden "E.B." Miller (1884-1926); married on 29 May 1930 (2) Howard Bronk. Elizabeth and EB had the following child:
            • Paul Edwin Miller (1912-1975) m. 19 Mar 1932 Harriet May Hicks (1914-1977) and had the following children:
              • Philip Borden Miller (1936-1958).
              • Paul Edwin Miller (1943-1944).
              • Michelle Merlin Miller (1955-1990).
          • Lowell Morrison House (1891-1971) m. 17 Feb 1914 to Estella Antoinette Comer (1894-1963), and they had the following children:
            • Lois Margaret House (1914-1990).
            • Charolette Mary House (1917-1975).
          • Leulah Belle House (9 Apr 1900-1982) m. 21 Feb 1919 Francis Foster (1901-1975). They had the following child:
            • Homer Frederick Foster, b. 27 May 1927 in New York; d. 21 Aug 1998 in Rome, Oneida, New York.
        • Eva G. House b. 10 Apr 1866 in Otsego, Otsego, New York; d. 4 Jun 1899 in Fly Creek, Otsego, New York. She married Lewis Chapman (1832-1890). They had the following children:
          • Alice J Chapman (b. 1853) m. in 1873 to Robert Stickles (1833-1924). They had the following children:
            • Carrie Stickles (1877-1963).
            • William F Stickles (b. 1883).
            • Gertrude Stickles (b. 1886).
            • John W Stickles (b. 1888).
            • Hattie J Stickles (b. 1894).
            • Lynn Stickles (b. 1897).
          • Fred Lewis Chapman (1890-1968) m. in 1912 to Kittie Truax (1894-1991). They had the following children:
            • Milton Perry Chapman (1915-1966)
            • Victor L Chapman (b. 1919).
          • Edna Chapman (1898-1899) died as an infant in Otsego, Otsego, New York.
        • Frederick House.
        • Jerome House (1874 - 21 Apr 1940) married Jennie Rice, and lived at West Winfield.

        4. Joel at one time lived in Camden, N. Y. No living descendants.

        5. Sarah married first husband was named Miner and they had one son named Leroy. Her second husband was Henry Hoke and they had one son Alvin.

        6. Katherine, no children.

        7. Herman married Alice Margaret Taylor. They had Howard now living near Richfield Springs.

        8. J. Taylor now deceased left two daughters Alice and Katherine and Katherine, Lavina, Harvey J.

       Would be glad to have any information on the above sent to M. R. Shaver, Ransomville, N. Y.


       The House genealogy of the House family regarding the visit to Parish, Oswego county, 1822 is quite right. He also visited my great grand father John Marshall and Margrit Herkimer who were early settlers from Schuyler Lake. Many Mohawk families came to Parish vicinity about 1800-1822. John Marshall and Margrit Herkimer were great grandparents of my grandfather Marshall, the son of Margrit Herkimer and John Marshall has often spoken of the House family. I have his marriage certficate, 81 years old (1852) married Harriet L. Burrows of Orriskany. His father John Marshall and Margrit Herkimer moved from Otsego county, Schuyler Lake with one horse and wagon. The wagon was loaded with their possessions. My great grandfather walked the distance and led the horse.

    Albert Livingston Marshall
    317 Rutland Street.


    NICHOLAS HOUSE LINE


    Grave of Nicholas House (1760-1829)
       I am quoting from information furnished me by Mrs. M. W. Hatch of Richfield Springs, N. Y., who has devoted much time and effort to the study of the Nicholas House line and we believe it was through her effort that grave has been properly marked.
       A number of families by the name of House were occupying homes south of the Mohawk before the Revolution but relationship is not known. (The relationship has now been proven).
       Nicholas House born in 1769 married at Minden, Montgomery county, March 15, 1785 to Catherine Spohn ( Also spelled SPOON ) (daughter of Nicholas Spohn (SPOON ? ) and Elizabeth Devendorf.) Their home was the farm near Getmans Corners later owned by Newbern Myers. Tradition has it that he was gentleman who wore a silk hat and rode about in a fine gig. He was an early veterinary. Their children were Nicholas, Jr., John Henry, Isaac, Jacob, George, Conrad, Anna Betsy Katy and Nancy. Nicholas House dies July 1, 1829 in the 61st year of his age. He and his wife Catherine are both buried in the cemetery at Getmans Corners on the William Christman farm and both have headstones.
       Regarding the war record of Nicholas House I will give herewith a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D. C. I am unable to say as to who this letter was addressed but it reads as follows:

    Personal Information
    War Record Image
    Name: Nicholas House
    County: Herkimer
    State: New York
    Year: 5 Feb 1846
    Number: S 10827

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    SOURCE INFORMATION: National Archives Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, compiled ca. 1800 - ca. 1912.
    Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D. C.

    April 4, 1904.

    Sir: In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of Nicholas House a soldier in the Revolutionary war you find below the desired information as contained in his (or his widow's ) application for a pension on file in this bureau. There is no definite statement of service. The comptroller of the state of New York shows payment to him for time he was a prisoner of war in Canada from August 1, 1781 to May 21, 1783. He belonged to col. Clyde's New York troops. No other evidence of service. Battles engaged in. None mentioned. Residence of soldier at enlistment Montgomery county. Date of application for pension by John House a son, February 5, 1846. Residence at date of application of John House, Columbia, N. Y.
       Age at application of John House fifty five years. Remarks, Soldier Nicholas House married Catherine Spoon (Spohn) March 15, 1785 at Minden, N. Y. And died July 1, 1829. His wife died November 24, 1842. Pension was granted to children of John George, Nicholas, Jacob, Conrad, Henry, Isaac and Anna House and Elizabeth Van Alstine, Susannah Woodward and Nancy Vroman.

    (Signed) E. S. WARE,
    Commissioner.

       The children of Nicholas House and Catherine Spohn are as follows:

    CHILDREN OF NICHOLAS AND CATHARINE HOUSE

  • George born Feb. 26, 1787. Died 1873.
  • Elizabeth "Betsy," b. 1787.
  • Conrad (twin), baptized Nov. 9, 1788. Died 1873.
  • Nicholas, Jr. (twin), baptized Nov. 9, 1788. Died 1871.
  • Johannes (twin), baptized Sept. 21, 1790. Died 1846.
  • Catherine or Katherin (twin), baptized Sept. 21, 1790. Died 1827.
  • Susannah born Nov. 17, 1793.
  • Henry born Oct. 25, 1794 (or 1798). Died 1879.
  • Jacob born March 7, 1796. Died 1853.
  • Isaac born June 2, 1801. Died 1884.
  • William born 1801.
  • Nancy born Oct. 13, 1802.
  • Elizabeth born August 17, 1817.
  • Anne born March 18, 1818.
  •    It would seem that there must be some error in either the birth records of Elizabeth and Anna or in their parentage but all records I have at present show the records as published above to be true but I can hardly account for the space of time from 1802 to 1817 having no birth records. The birth and war records of Nicholas House show him to have been less than thirteen years old at the time of his capture. The date of enlistment ID not given, but place of residence was and his age shows the very early age some of our patriot soldiers left their home to do service for the colonies.


       My next article will contain a record of the marriage of the children of Nicholas and Catherine House as well as some records for their children.

       The children of Nicholas House, the brother of Jonathan and George and Catherine Spoon, (Spohn) his wife are as follows: Nicholas Jr., John, Henry, Isaac, Jacob, George, Conrad, Anna, Betsey, Catherine and Nancy.

      I. Nicholas, Jr. married Mary Snyder. There children were:

        1. Katherine was born in 1830 (Single).

        2. Josiah (d. 9 Oct 1887), married Nancy Ray (Sarah Kay?) in 1844.

        3. Hiram was born on 30 Jan 1827 in Columbia, Herkimer, New York. He married Nancy Fraunce (Nov 1835 - 29 Aug 1923).

        4. Nancy was born in 1830 (Single).

        5. Christina (b. 1831) married Erastus Smith (b. 1827) of Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, and they had the following children:

        • James Smith (b. 1854) in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.
        • Henry Smith (b. 1858) in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.
        • George Smith (b. 1860) in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.
        • Mary Smith (b. 1863) in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York. She married Jason Decker (1861-1916) and they had the following children: Charlie Decker (1883-1938), Harriet Rebecca Decker (1885-1967), John T Decker (b. 1894) and Anna Elizabeth Freelove Decker (b. 1896). Mary died in 1923 in Cuylerville, Livingston, New York.
        • Charlotte Smith (b. 1864) in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.

        6. Jeremiah (b. 15 Oct 1830) married a widow Sophie Humphrey (b. 1837). They live in Columbia, Herkimer, New York in the 1880 Federal Census.

      Nicholas Jr. died Aug. 8, 1871 aged 82 years, buried at Jordanvill, N. Y.

      II. John (b. 21 Sep 1790) married Fannie Cheever. Their five children were:

        1. Alfred W., M. D. (b. 1810), married Sarah Harris (b. Apr 1835) and went west (to Cortland village, De Kalb, Illinois, in the 1900 Federal Census). They had the following children:

        • Fanny House was born @ 1862 in New York.
        • Theresa House was born @ 1870 in Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois.
        • Alfred Harry House was born in Oct 1877 in Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois.

        Alfred died on 5 Dec 1918 in De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois.

        2. James married Cornelia Harris, lived in this Kingdom, had a son:

        • John House who married Alice Starkweather, lived west (St. Joseph city, Berrien, Michigan). They had a daughter, Kitty Bell House (b. 1892), who married Daniel Mansfield Cunningham (b. 1891) and they had the following children: Kathrine Jean Cunningham (1918-2007) and Mary E Cunningham (b. 1920).

        James House died and Cornelia married Abraham Myers of Mohawk.

        3. Lucias D House (May 1832-1906) who married Velona Harris (1837-1923), lived in Kingdom, and had:

        • Charles W "Charley" (1856-1906), who in 1896, married Susan J (b. 1859) in Columbia Township, Herkimer, New York.
        • Rosanna who married Peter Halmer
        • Another (Elva D House 1859-1872) married Dr. Hawks.

      III. Henry married Maria Fikes and their eleven children were:

        1. Rhoda married John C. Miller.

        2. David married Mary Miller and second Angelina Spohn.

        3. Henry married Mary.

        4. Harvey married Eliza Tarpening who after his death married Damon Brown.

        5. Betsey married James Pierce and died two or three years after.

        6. Gaylord married Nancy Skinner.

        7. Lorenzo married Regina Tyler.

        8. Delos married Jane Gamwell.

        9. Sidney married first unknown and second Katherine Gale widow of Matthew Link

        10. Margaretta married William Getman.

        11. Martha married Delevan Armstrong.


      Harriet House-Steele (1842-1914)
      IV. Isaac, born June 2, 1801 died Dec. 25, 1884, married Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Peter Miller. Their daughter:

        1. Caroline born Jan. 9, 1827 married James Woodford.

      Isaac married second Sarah Ames, daughter of Leonard Ames and Miss Ryder. The marriage was at one home of Ezra Cleland at Jordanville, N. Y. Sarah lived with Ezra Cleland's family. They were married Jan. 2, 1831. Their children were:

        1. Sanford born Oct. 28, 1831, died Aug. 6, 1870.

        2. Diadama born Jan. 10, 1833 died young.

        3. Abbie Catherine born Feb. 2, 1834 married Aufus Waldron.

        4. Isaac born May 12,1837 died young.

        5. Darias died young.

        6. Squire born Dec. 4, 1838 married Cornelia Orendorf and second Mrs. Klock.

        7. Rodney born May 28, 1840 married Emily Staela.

        8. Harriet born March 4, 1842 (pictured at right) married Hamilton Steele and a son Claude A. lives in Ilion at present.

        9. Melchar, born Mar. 18, 1846 died young.

        10. Matthew born Oct. 23, 1848 married Nancy Casler, died March 9, 1880.

        11. Dially Ann born Dec. 19, 1849 married Adrian Lewis, Aug. 7, 1867, second Adelmar Paster.


    Graves of George House (1787-1873) and Nancy Stroop (1793-1867) in Columbia Township, Herkimer, New York.


      Abraham House (27 Oct 1811 - 25 Sep 1890).
         V. George married Nancy Stroop and kept a hotel where Mrs. Maria Schuyler now lives and later built and lived in the house across the road, for many years the home of Joseph Holden Fox. (Among) Their thirteen (fourteen) children were:

        1. Abraham (at right), who married Mary Bronson and among their children were:

        • Alonzo, who married Emma Ingram.
        • Otis married Lana Miller, had a son Prof. Frank House. Otis married second Miss Underwood. He married a third time, lived at Oneida where he was killed crossing the railroad tracks.
        • Maryetta, daughter of Abram married Henry Balden.
        • Frank married Benton Slade.
        • Clara married George Wilkerson.
        • Nancy married unknown.
        • Seward married unknown.
        • Bronson married Sarah Aldridge.

        2. Isaac (22 Oct 1814 - 28 May 1879), the second child of George and Nancy, married Betsey (Mary Ann, 1822-1914) Thomas of England. They had the following children:

        • Harriet House (1842-1914)
        • Louisa House (b. Ma, 1847) married Charles E. Tripp (b. Feb 1847 in 1870, and they lived in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York.
        • Charlotte E House (1844-1907) married Charles H Ballou (b. 1845) of the Internal Revenue Service on 4 Oct 1869; They had a son, Samuel Ballou (b. 1864)
        • Christopher G House (b. 1849) in Herkimer County, New York.

        3. Katy (Catharina) (1 Oct 1809 - 25 Sep 1849) married Jacob Woleber (b. 1805) and their children were:

        • Stephen (1839-1867)
        • Sarah Elizabeth (b. 1844)
        • Margaret Diantha (b. 1844)
        • Charles Henry (b. 1847).

        4. Elmira (b. 1 Sep 1818) married Joseph Eysaman (b. 1811) and they had a son:

        • Nelson Eysaman (1850-1917) On 2 Mar 1917, he was admitted into the Herkimer Counrty Poor House, and died 5 days later.

        On 6 Dec 1888, Joseph, then a widower, was admitted into the Herkimer County Poor House.


        Graves of Isaac House (1814-1879) and Mary Ann "Betsey" Thomas (1822-1914) at the Mohawk Village Cemetery, Herkimer Country, New York.
        5. Jacob (b. 20 Aug 1820) was baptized at the Reformed Church of Columbia, Columbia Center, Herkimer County, New York (Source: Baptismal Record of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1816-1826). "HOUSE, Jacob, son of George House and Nancy Stroup, b. 20 Aug, bapt. 25 Sep. Sponsors: Jacob House and wife, Cathrien."

        6. Nancy (b. 28 Jul 1822) was baptized on 25 Aug 1822 at the Reformed Church of Columbia, Columbia Center, Herkimer County, New York (Source: Baptismal Record of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1816-1826). "HOUSE, Nancy, daughter of George House and Nancy Stroup, b. 28 Jul, bapt. 25 Aug. Sponsors: Not named."

        7. Nelson (b. Aug 1824) married Frances M (b. May 1832) in 1852 and they had the following children:

        • Olcott N House (b. 1854) married Uretha M (b. Jun 1860).
        • Perry J House (b. 1856) in Otsego, Otsego, New York.
        • Sylvina House (b. 1857) in Otsego, Otsego, New York.
        • Adna House (b. 1859) in Otsego, Otsego, New York.
        • Elvinah House (b. 1863) in Otsego, Otsego, New York.

        8. Harriet (b. 1826) married Orlando Hoke.

        9. Chauncey (21 Jul 1828 - Sep 1904) married Mary Gustin (1824-1909) on 15 Aug 1852 and they had the following children:

        • Benjamin House (b. Nov 1855) married Abbie M. (b. Jan 1862) in New York in 1882.
        • William Wallace House (b. 1858) married Carrie M (b. Nov 1862) in 1884 and they had a daughter, Bessie Lydia House (b. Dec 1886) who married Charles A Phelps (1880-1935).
        • Josaephine House (b. 1863).
        • Alice House (b. 1864) married Samuel Holdredge (b. 1860) and they had a daughter, Rina M (b. 1888).
        • Mariette House (b. 1865).
        • Chauncey House, Jr. (1868-1942) married Clemma (b. @ 1873) in 1891, and had the following children: Charles Armstrong House (1892-1967), Edna House (b. 1900) and William C House (b. 1902). He married a second time, to Hattie Peck (b. 1874) on 13 Oct 1929 in Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York.


        Obituary for Lafayette House (1831-1919).
        10. Lafayette married Elizabeth Eggabroadt and their nine children were:

        • Norman married Elizabeth Harter.
        • Orville married Adelaide Ackler.
        • Charley married Fannie McGreedy.
        • Jay S married Ella Houghton Shepard.
        • Clayton married Edna Wright.
        • Delbert married Dora Cummings
        • Nellie who died young.

        11. Mary Ann (b. 1816), daughter of George and Nancy, married William Canfield.

        12. Diana (4 Jun 1833 - 16 Apr 1907) married Daniel Hoke and had the following children:

        • Caroline Hoke (b. 1854)
        • Orson A Hoke (b. 1856).
        • Ellen A Hoke (b. 1858).
        • Fenimore Orlando Hoke (1859-1943)

        Diana then married Joseph Tunecliffe Gorton (1814-1891) in Exeter, Otsego, New York, on 21 Apr 1862 and had the following children:

        • Eugene T Gorton (b. 1862).
        • Flora Gorton (b. 1865).
        • Alice Gorton (1868-1930).
        • Emma Gorton (1870-1871).
        • Hattie Gorton (1872-1876).
        • John Gorton (1875-1876).

        13. Jane D. (16 Oct 1835 - 16 Apr 1907) married Daniel Osterhout (b. 1838) and they lived in Warren, Herkimer, New York, through the 1870 census, after which they disappear from the record.

        14. Manuel (Emanuel, b. 1838) died in the Civil War. He enlisted in Company I, New York 44th Infantry Regiment on 17 Oct 1861. He mustered out on 22 Apr 1862 at Old Point Comfort, VA, and was killed that day. He is buried at Hampton National Cemetery, Cemetery Road At Marshall Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669; Section B Site 4182.

      George House married second Betsy Thorp of Jordanville but they soon agreed to live apart. George and Nancy are buried in the Columbia cemetery.

      VI. Jacob married Katy, daughter of John Getman and Anne Elizabeth Frank who was a daughter of Timothy Frank and Anne Elizabeth Bellinger. Their one child:

        1. A daughter (Elisebeth, b. 13 Jun 1817), married Dr. (Peter) Hawn.

      Katy died and Jacob married a second time but name of wife was accidentally destroyed by sheet of record being torn, although this record may be it. "Jacob N. House born March 7, 1796 married widow Mary Jacques (Mary Anne Derthick, born 25 Jan 1808) on March 24, 1846." Their children were:

        1. Charles Dudley, born May 19, 1847.


        Catherine Augusta House-Shaul (1849 - 1930).
        2. Catherine Augusta (June 6, 1849-1930), married Melvin Shaul (1844-1925) and they had the following children:

        • Earl H Shaul (b. 1875) married Bernice M Green on 4 May 1898 in Herkimer, New York.
        • Leila Pearl Shaul (1877-1973) married Frederic Thomas Lewis (1879-1941) in Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York, on 9 Jul 1914. They had a son named Donald Frederic Lewis (1915-1994).
        • Ray Leslie Shaul (1884-1935) married Adele Crowe (1883-1978) on 10 Mar 1904 in Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York. They had two children: John Melvin Shaul (1909-1999) and Ray Leslie Shaul (1918-1990).

        3. Elizabeth Hawn (27 Aug 1851 - 25 Jun 1914) married Alvin W Shaul (1848-1916) on 26 Oct 1873 and had the following children:

        • Ralph W Shaul, Jr. (1875-1944) married Maude Widrig (1879-1965) on 22 May 1903, and had the following children: Eloise Shaul (1905-1980) and Genevieve Shaul (1911-1992).
        • Louis Charles Shaul (1880-1969) married (1) Cora (1883-1909) in 1909, but she died the same year; He then married (2) Ruth Warren (1886-1970) and they had the following children: Richard Warren Shaul (1912-1991), Roger Louis Shaul (1916-1996).
        • Harry F Shaul was born 2 Jan 1884 in Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York, and was a soldier; He died on 19 Apr 1947 in New York.
        • Elmer Bryant Shaul (1887-1958) married Ruth Keller (1892-1981) and they had the following children: Lawrence Keller Shaul (1920-1989) and Barbara Elizabeth Shaul (1924-1960).

        Elizabeth and Catherine both had families. A Ralph T. Shaul lived in Sandy Creek, N. Y. In 1924 but have no record since then and do not know whether it was Melvin or Alvin was his father. (Alvin, see above.)

        4. Charlotte the daughter of Mary Jacques by her first marriage married William Petrie and they were the parents of Frank N. Petrie.

      Jacob N. House died Dec. 21, 1853.

      VII. Conrad married first Lucinda Rounds and among their children born at the Round homestead in the Kingdom were:

        1. Emeline married Monroe Wilkerson.

        2. Sophronia married Jefferson Green.

        3. Henry married Mary Miller.

      Conrad married second Katie Battles and third Susie Brown.

      VIII. Anne was born on 18 Mar 1818 in New York. Around 1845, she married John Harter (1808-1876) and lived in Herkimer, raising the following children:

        1. George Franklin Harter (1845-1906).

        2. Catharine Maria Harter 1847 1885).

        3. John Byron Harter (b. 1860).

      IX. Betsey (listed in Stubbs-Rice as being born 17 Aug 1817, but actually 1787) married George Van Alstine born 1778 and who died Dec. 10, 1856 (son of Martin Van Alstine ). He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Among their descendants are the late Danforth Van Alstine, Archibald who died in his 98th year and left sons Frank and James Van Alstine in Ilion. George and Betsy are buried in the Williams Christman cemetery. They had the following children:

        1. Danforth Vanalstine (1810-1900) married Louisa Getman (1819-1903) in Herkimer, an had the following children:

        • Nancy VanAlstine was born on 30 Jan 1837 in Columbia, Herkimer, New York. She married (1) James Waldo (1835-1864) and had the following children:
          • Fillmore Waldo (1856-1858).
          • Ada Waldo (b. 1859).
          After the death of James Waldo, Nancy married (2) Thadeus Getman (1845-1907) in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, on 27 Feb 1883.
        • George VanAlstine was born in Jan 1838 in Columbia, Herkimer, New York. In 1882 he married Maria A (b. 1840).
        • Betsey VanAlstine (b. 1841).
        • Timothy VanAlstine (b. 1845) married Kathleen Deber (b. 1858) on 4 May 1906 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada.
        • Newell VanAlstine (b. 1847).
        • Adelina VanAlstine (b. 1848).

        2. Archibald Latrop VanAlstine was born on 18 Jul 1811 in Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, He married (1) Mariah Haggerty (b. 1814). They had the following children:

        • Elizabeth VanAlstine was born on 20 Jul 1833 in Columbia, Herkimer, New York, and died on 24 Nov 1879 in Columbia, Herkimer, New York. She married James Lewis Ackler (1833-1915) and raised the following children:
          • Ella Ackler (b. 1854).
          • Adalade "Addie" Ackler (b. 1858).
        • Lewis VanAlstine was born in 1835 in Ilion, Herkimer, New York. By 1870, he was in Dubuque Ward 3, Dubuque, Iowa.
        • Franklin VanAlstine was born on 2 Mar 1837 in Columbia, Herkimer, New York, and died in 1924 in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York. He married Amelia A (1838-1922) and they had the following children:
          • Floyd VanAlstine (b. 1866) moved to Ohio and married Emily Magdalene Kloffenstein (1866-1931) and they had the following children: John Elwood VanAlstine (b. 1888), Franklin VanAlstine (b. 1890).
          • Harriet VanAlstine (b. 1871).
        • Emma VanAlstine (b. 1841).
        • Leonard VanAlstine (b. 1843).
        • Ellison VanAlstine (b. 1848).
        • James VanAlstine was born on 22 Sep 1852 in Ilion, Herkimer, New York, and died on 16 Jul 1930 in Ilion, Herkimer, New York.On 6 Sep 1870, he married Ida Jane (b. 1854), and had the following children:
          • Carol Tilden VanAlstine (b. 1876).
          • Robert William VanAlstine was born on 23 Mar 1885 in Ilion, Herkimer, New York. In 1904, he married (1) Rose (b. 1884) and had the following children:
            • Charles Seth VanAlstine (b. 1907).
            • Arthur D VanAlstine (b. 1911).
            After Rose died, he married Myrtle May Harter (1891-1953) in Ilion, Herkimer, New York, on 1 Aug 1925. Robert died died on Apr 1971 in Ilion, Herkimer, New York
        • Charles VanAlstine (b. 1856) married Josephine (b. 1866) and they had the following children:
          • Harold Vanalstyne (b. 1899).
          • Herman Vanalstyne (b. 1900).
          • Mae Vanalstyne (b. 1906).

        In 1881, Archibald married Sarah Elizabeth Stevens (1834-1918). He died in his 98th year and left sons Frank and James Van Alstine in Ilion.

      X. Susanna married John Woodward and had four children. He went west to buy a farm and never returned. Do not know what happened regarding him. (As of 2012, we're still not sure, although a John Woodard , b. 1785 from New York, is a farmer in York, Steuben, Indiana in the 1850 Federal Census.)

      XI. Katy or Catherine married John D. Getman, son of John Getman and Anne Elizabeth Frank (brother of Jacob House's wife). They had three children:

        1. Gaylord was father of Orrin, Andrew, Wellington, Clark, Mr. D. And Mrs. Orvillle Shaul.

        2. Sophronia married Jeremiah Myers and had a son Newborn Myers lived in Mohawk. Harris Myers and Mrs. George B. Getman of Ilion are grandchildren.

        3. and another.


      William House (b. 1801)
      XII. William (not listed in original Stubbs-Rice notes or HFOTM), born in 1801, married Elizabeth Robinson (1798-1869) on 25 Jun 1820 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Fort Plain. They had the following children:

        1. William Alexander House (b. 1823).

        2. Chauncey House (1830-1909).

        3. Freeman House (1832-1902).

        4. Joseph H House (b. 1832).

        5. Elizabeth House (1835-1898).

        6. George W House (b. 1837).

        7. Delia Ann House (b. 1842).

        8. Peter House(dates unknown).

        9. Truman House(dates unknown).

       This record was compiled by Mrs. M. M. Hatch of Richfield Springs several years ago and the people named here are mostly dead, but as their descendants are mostly living in the valley. I believe it will be of interest to them.


       In this article I will deviate before going further into the genealogy of the House family and give a roster of the members of the family who participated in the American Revolution. While this list is incomplete it is as I have been able to compile to date and is taken from different military records and perhaps it may be of interest and assistance to some one in their research work. I regret that the date at hand will not enable me to give the captain under which all the men and companies served as that is of great assistance in determining the locality from which they enlisted or were recruited.

    TRYON COUNTY MILITIA

    First Regiment
    Captain John House
    Private George House
    Private Jacob House
    Private John House
    Private Joseph House
    Private Jost. C. House
    Private Nicholas House
    Private Peter House

    Second Regiment
    Captain Christian House
    Private Adam House
    Private Elias House
    Private Frederick House
    Private Harmon or Adam House

    Third Regiment
    Col. Fisher
    Private Jacob House

    The Rangers
    Capt. John Winn
    Private Elias House
    Private George House
    Private Johan Jost House
    Private John House
    Private Peter House

    THE LINE

    First Regiment
    Colonel Shaick
    Private John House
    Private Jacob House
    Private Christian House
    Private John House

    Second Regiment
    Col. Van Cortland
    Private Anthony House
    Private Henry House
    Private Lapheria House

    THE LEVIES

    Col. Harper
    Private Cornelius House
    Private Jesse House
    Private Peter House

    COL. CLYDE'S REGIMENT

    Capt. Jost Dygert's 1st Canajoharie Company
    Private John House
    Private Nicholas House
    Private George House

    THE LINE

    Third Regiment
    Private John House

    Fourth Regiment
    Col. Holms
    Private Jacob House
    Private Zachariah House

    Fifth Regiment
    Col. DuBois
    Private Henry House

    Green Mountain Boys
    Col. Ethan Allen
    Private Johnathan House

    The Levies under Col. Weissenfol
    Private Seth House
    Private Cornelius House

    The Levies
    Col. Pawling
    Private Cornelius House
    Private William House
    Col. Willet
    Private George House
    Private Henry House

    ALBANY COUNTY MILITIA

    Second Regiment
    Col. Wample
    Private John George House
    Private Peter House

    Fourth Regiment
    Col. Van Rensselaer
    Private Peter House

    DUTCHESS COUNTY MILITIA

    Sixth Regiment
    Private John House

    ORANGE COUNTY MILITIA

    Second Regiment
    Private Cornelius House
    Private John House
    Private Richard House
    Private Rinard House, Sr.
    Private Rinard House, Jr.
    Private William Hause

    ULSTER COUNTY MILITIA

    Second Regiment
    Private John House

    COL. WYNKOOP'S REGIMENT

    Lt. Jacob House

    ALBANY COUNTY MILITIA

    Land Bounty Rights
    Nathaniel House
    Nicholas House

    ALBANY COUNTY MILITIA

    Ninth Regiment Land Bounty Rights
    Capt. Hogoboom
    Nathaniel House

    TRYON COUNTY MILITIA

    First Regiment Land Bounty Rights
    Johannes House
    Yost House

    Under Col. Stevens
    Cornelius House

    Under Malcom
    Seth House
    Cornelius House

    ALBANY COUNTY MILITIA

    Ninth Regiment
    Col. Van Ness
    Private Thomas House

    ALBANY COUNTY MILITIA

    Fourteenth Regiment
    Col. Knickerbocker
    Private John House


    Oriskany monument near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Memorial Drive near State Route 69 (New York Route 69).
       The name of Conrad House which is not listed in any of the foregoing companies has been placed upon the Oriskany Monument as well as that of Captain Christian House and Lt. Yost House. Nelson Greene in his "Story of Old Fort Plain" says Lt. John Joseph House was taken prisoner at the Battle of Oriskany.
       "New York in the Revolution," supplement page 118 mentions aid given to family of John House, family of 4, dated March 28, 1780, signed Christopher P. Yates, supervisor of Palatine District, County of Tryon.
       "Public Paper of George Clinton" first governor of New York mentions among other prisoners taken near Fort Plank in Tryon county, Aug. 2, 1780.
       Belonging to widow of Henry House, Christina age 16, Elizabeth age 11 and Conrad age 7.
       Wife and children of Henyose House, Elizabeth 21, Christina 4, Jacobus 9 months. Also Elizabeth daughter of George House and Conrad son of Adam House. (Remember Harmonious was also referred to as Adam ~ J. H., 1998) Those prisoners were taken to Canada in march 1781 and on page 724-725 of Vol. 6 is an account of his demanding their return under threat of reprisal. "In the Story of Old Fort Plain" by Greene, Lt. John Joseph House of Minden killed.
       In Simms' "Frontiersmen of New York" Vol. 1 page 573-574 under tile of Fort Plank mention is made of Capt. Joseph House of military who was living with Plank and usually commanded the post in the absence of field officers. Facts from Lawrence Gross and Abraham House. The latter named was residing in 1846 on the old Plank farm, now owned (1882) by Adam Failing.
       On wall of the Van Rensselaer club, Canajoharie, N. Y. number of days that the officers and men of my company have been on duty since the 8th day of July last, 1780 to the 28th of May, 1781. Those names appear, Capt. Joseph House, Jost C. House, Pillerst Haus, Henrick Haus and Geo. Haus.
       We also have (a) copy of (a) letter from Pension department, Washington, D. C. giving war record of a Christian House (not Capt. Christian) who served with Capt. Jacob Singer's Reg. Capt. John Winn's, Capt, Robert McKean's, etc. which shows the number of enlistments some of the men made during the war. Would be glad of any data on any of the above mentioned that any of your readers may have. Also any comments or corrections would be welcomed.

    By M. R. Shaver, Ransonville, N. Y.


    GEORGE HOUSE LINE

    Personal Information
    War Record Image
    Name: George House
    County: Herkimer
    State: New York
    Year: 17 Mar 1834
    Number: S 19340

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    SOURCE INFORMATION: National Archives Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, compiled ca. 1800 - ca. 1912.
       I regret that I have not gotten a more complete record of George House who is very closely linked in history with Jonathan and Nicholas whose genealogical history has been reviewed in my former articles. Records in the archives at Albany show that he was a member of Captain Jost Dygert's's Canajoharie Company in Col. Clyde's regiment. The records also show he was made captive on January 9, 1781 and was held captive until Aug. 4, 1782 and further stating that he was a member of Capt. Jost Dygert's's company when taken. Whether he joined this company early enough in the war to have participated in the battle of Oriskany I do not know. (Confirmed in pension application ~ Jeff Hause, 2012)
       George House married Maria Mabie as early as 1776 but we have no record of his marriage. They were sponsors in that year at the baptism of Johannes Schmidt.
       The St. Johnsville Reformed Church records of July 7, 1793, volume 1 page 81 show George House and wife Maria, sponsors at the baptism of Maria daughter of John Kelly and Lea House. In the Rev. Abraham Rosecrantz German Flatts Reformed church records, Vol. 1 page 90 is this record. George House and wife Maria had son Nicholas born December 3, 1784. Nicholas House and Dolly Maybee sponsors. In the same records, volume 1, page 116 George house and wife Maria had daughter Christine born Dec. 31, 1786, baptized January 2, 1787. Sponsors Cobus Maybee and wife Christina.
       St. Johnsville Reformed Church record, volume 1, page 7, George House of Canajoharie Castle and wife Maria Maybee had son Conrad baptized Dec. 14, 1788. Sponsors Bartholomess Mabie and Margretha Freymauer.
       Volume 1, page 30 George House of Canajoharie Castle and wife Maria had daughter Anna baptized January 20, 1793. Sponsors Davis Hess and wife.
       George House and Maria Maybee were also sponsors at baptism of Wilhelm Forbes, son of Nicholas Forbes November 13, 1781. Nicholas Forbes in census of 1790 is given as living at Indian Falls. The census of 1790 shows George House living at Indian Castle or Canajoharie Castle as sometimes called, a near neighbor of his brothers Nicholas and Johnathan. In the same neighborhood lived the Herkimers and other prominent families of that period from whom have descended a long line of patriotic influential citizens. George House was a witness to the will of General Nicholas Herkimer. We would be very pleased if any of the descendants of George House and Maria Maybee who may read this or any others who have any data as to other children they had or any information concerning which has come down thru the generations would write me as I am very desirous of getting a more complete record.

    By M. R. Shaver, Ransomville, N. Y.

       We have been able to determine without any chance of contradiction the fact that Conrad and Engalge, his wife were the parents of Jonathan, Nicholas, George and Harmonus House.


    CHRISTIAN HOUSE LINE

       In this chapter we will take up another son of Conrad House and his wife Engelge. Our studies into the history of the different House lines has shown very clearly to me that Captain Christian House was also a brother of the four mentioned above. The Stone Arabia church records show that Christian Hauss and Christina Rightmeyer were married September 10, 1765. The Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz German Flatts Reformed Church records show that Conrad House and Engelga his wife were sponsors at the baptism of several of their grandchildren among whom were children of Johnathan, Harmonus and Christian. In volume 1 page 27 they were sponsors at the baptism of Engelga, daughter of Harmonus House and wife Margretha. In volume 1 page 82 they were sponsors for Conrad son of Christian House and Christina his wife and on page 84 they were sponsors Engelga, daughter of Jonathan House and Lena his wife. In many other church records we find the same families very closely connected.
       As to the family of Christian House and Christina his wife we have a very limited record as we have been disappointed in our correspondence with some of their descendants. In fact the correspondence was all one sided as I wrote some time ago enclosing stamp for reply as suggested in the columns of the Enterprise and News but so far have received no reply to my inquiry.
       In addition to Conrad mentioned above there was a John Christian who married Anna Bellinger. In a letter received from Mrs. W. E. Hayes of St. Johnsville January 28, 1930 she says, "My mother was Rosina House. She was a daughter of John Christian House who was a son of Capt. Christian House.

      I. John Christian House was born Sept. 7, 1769 married to Anna Bellinger, born Oct. 22, 1772. They were married March 22, 1792. John Christian died April 13, 1853 and Anna his wife February 3, 1850. Their children were:

        1. Henry born April 27, 1793, died Sept. 24, 1865. He married Cornelia Mosher (1793-1854) and they had the following children:

        • Mary Ann House (b. 3 Jan 1818 in Montgomery, New York).
        • John Peter House was born on 25 Nov 1819 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York, and died on 19 Feb 1899. He married Nancy Flanders (1824-1894) on 17 Oct 1844, and had the following children:
          • Horatio Delos House (1845-1904) married Sarah Martha Kehr (1848-1927) and they had the following children: Clarence A House (b. 1869), Edward Grant House (b. 1870), Roscoe House (1879-1954), Minnie House (b. 1888).
          • Martha V House (b. 1847 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York).
          • Sarah M House (b. 1848 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York).
          • William C House (b. 1851) married Mary E (b. 1852) in 1870 and had the following children: Tessie Roof House (1881-1983), Thesa House (b. 1890).
          • George Wesley House (b. 1853 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York).
          • Franklin H House (b. 1855 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York).
          • Gideon Reese House (b. 1858) married Libbie (b. 1857 in Germany) and they had the following children: Daisy House (b. 1883), Charles L House (b. 1887), George House (b. 1893).
        • (Baby Female) House (b. 1823).
        • Lise House (b. 1826).
        • Henry Nelson House (b. 1831).

        2. (Nancy) Anna born Sept. 11, 1795 in Montgomery, New York, and died in 1845 in Danube, Herkimer, New York.

        3. Peggy born April 5, 1798 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York.

        4. Christian was born March 3, 1800 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York (he died in 1880). On 3 Mar 1820 he married Catherine Hayes (b. 1803) in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York. They had the following children:

        • Jonas House (b. 1823).
        • Jeremiah House (b. 1826).
        • Lucinda House (b. 1827).
        • Levi David House (b. 1828).
        • John Jacob House (b. 1831).
        • Elijah House (b. 1833).
        • Mary C House (b. 1835).
        • Joseph William House (1838-1839).
        • Daniel House was born on 24 Jul 1841 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York, and died on 4 May 1911. He married Rosanna Hayes (1846-1929) on 23 Feb 1862 and they had the following children:
          • Henry C House (1863-1939) married Anna I Perrine (1862-1939) and they had the following children: Helene House, Leroy C House, Daniel J House (b. 1883), Minnie House 1886-1948), Lena May House (1888-1964) and Victor H House (1901-1986).
          • James Frank House (1865-1883).
          • Edna May House (1880-1958) married Nellis Smith (b. 1881), and they had the following children: Carl M Smith (b. 1906), Norma Smith (b. 1910), and Helen Smith (b. 1913).

        5. David born August 5, 1802 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York. He died on 29 Jul 1872.

        6. John J. born November 14, 1803, died July 24, 1872. She married Nancy Hoffman (b. 1807) on 4 May 1826 in Oppenheim, Montgomery, New York, and they had the following children:

        • Walter House (b. 4 Feb 1828 in Montgomery, New York).
        • Cyrena House was born on 11 Jun 1832 in Eukers Bush, New York, and died on 21 May 1910 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York. On 8 Mar 1849, she married John J Hayes (1828-1903) in St Johnsville, Herkimer, New York, and they had the following children:
          • Walter Thomas Hayes was born on 17 May 1850 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York, and died on 7 Nov 1928 in Altmar, Oswego, New York. In 1876 he married Roxy Clause (1856-1916) in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York. They had the following children: Zaida Hayes (1878-1965), John Sebastion Hayes (1880-1962).
          • Frances Rosette Hayes was born on 12 Aug 1854 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York, and married Nathaniel Hayes (1854-1927). She died on 5 Apr 1874 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York.
          • Ella Decker (b. 1867) was an adopted daughter.

        7. Joseph born Sept. 2, 1806 in St Johnsville, Herkimer, New York, and died February 23, 1893.

        8. Daughter born 1811 who died in infancy.

        9. Rosina born Jan. 7, 1815 and died January 11, 1877. She married Jacob Vossler and they had the following children:

        • Edna M Vossler (No further information).
        • Martha Ann Vossler was born on 27 May 1834, and died on 3 Mar 1910 in in St Johnsville, Herkimer, New York. She married Amos Hayes (1832-1913) on 29 May 1853, and they had the following children:
          • Marietta Hayes was born 7 Mar 1855 in St Johnsville, Herkimer, New York. and died there on 28 Jun 1924. She married James Manly Porter (1850-1876) in Oct 1872, and they had a daughter, Ina Daisey Porter (1875-1925).
          • (Daughter) Hayes (b. 27 Aug 1856).
          • Donald Hayes (b. 17 Apr 1858).
          • Melvin Hayes was born on 11 Aug 1859 in Montgomery, New York, and died on 2 Aug 1939 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York. He married Ella D Decker (b. 1866) on 15 Sep 1886, and they had the following children: Lester Melvin Hayes (1887-1965) and Amos Floyd Hayes (1892-1893).
          • Ella Hayes was born on 11 Nov 1864, and died in Aug 1939 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York. On 7 Nov 1883 she married William Edgar Hayes (b. 1856).

       Mrs. Hayes also states in her letter that in 1799 Capt. Christian House moved with his family on the farm where Nathan Cross now lives and fallowed farming. There is a record in the St. Johnsville Reformed Church dated January 17, 1790 showing the baptism of Catherine daughter of Christian House and Christina Rightmeyer of Youkers Bush.

      II. Catherine was born on 16 Nov 1789 in St Johnsville, Montgomery, New York, and died on 6 Mar 1871 in Kirkville, Onondaga, New York. She married Aaron Van Antwerp and a descendant of this couple now lives in Detroit, Mich. from one of whom, Mrs. J. A. Venable I have received valuable assistance in my research work.

        1. Ann Elizabeth VanAntwerp (1809-1850) was married to an unknown husband on 17 Dec 1829.

        2. John VanAntwerp (1810-1887) married Guelma Mc Mullen (b. 1812) on 24 Apr 1830 in Fort Plain, New York. They had the following children:

        • Sarah Catherine Van Antwerp (1834-1841).
        • Maria Van Antwerp (b. 1836).
        • Jane Van Antwerp (1838-1865).
        • Henry R. Van Antwerp (1841-1844).
        • Earl Van Antwerp (1844-1897).
        • John A. Van Antwerp (1846-1877).
        • Sylvester Van Antwerp (b. 1849).
        • Elizabeth Van Antwerp (b. 1853).
        • William C. Van Antwerp (1856-1908).

        3. Seina VanAntwerp (1811-1883).

        4. Henry VanAntwerp (1813-1815).

        5. Henry Nelson VanAntwerp (1815-1852).

        6. Margaret J VanAntwerp (1818-1890).

        7. George A VanAntwerp (b. 1820).

        8. James L VanAntwerp (1822-1892).

        9. Nathan Christy VanAntwerp (1831-1916).

      III. Conrad House was born on 6 Mar 1784 in German Flats, Montgomery, New York, and died on 29 Mar 1868 in Algoma, Kent, Michigan. He married Sally Gasset (b. 1786) and they had the following children:.

        1. Henry C House (b. 1818).

        2. Robert M House was born in 1819, in New York, and died on 5 Oct 1874 in Rockford, Kent, Michigan. He married (1) Ann (1835-1863) in New York in 1844, then married (2) Elizabeth Worden in Michigan, after Ann's death. Robert and Ann had the following children:

        • Frances House was born in 1847, and died on 28 Sep 1874 in Kent City, Kent, Michigan. She married George Hennagin (1844-1918) and they had the following children:
          • Frederick Hennagin (1872-1897) was killed by falling boxes of asphalt while at work.
          • Herbert F Hennagin was born on 15 May 1874 in Michigan. On 2 Sep 1903 he married Minnie M Lewis (b. 1876) in Pt Huron, St Clair, Michigan. He died on 24 Jun 1918 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
          • Bertie Hennagin was born on 1 Jun 1874 in Algoma, Kent, Michigan. She died before 1880.
        • Lois Lovilla House (1851-1861).
        • Ann J House (1852-1854).
        • Nelson C House (b. 1854).
        • Florence Flora House (1859-1881) married Lyman Randall in 1879.
        • Henry H House (1860-1860).

        3. Betsy Margaret House (b. 1820).

        4. Peter H House (b. 1822).

       We have several letters from other members of the family who date back to Capt. Christian House but who have not their records complete enough to be authentic. Mrs. Elizabeth Brothers of Gloversville is one as is Mr. Roscoe House of Buffalo and brother Grant House of St. Louis, Mo. There is also many others of the Christian House line and we hope some day have it more perfected. Again we invite added information and criticism.


    HARMANUS HOUSE LINE (added 2012)

    Portions of this are culled from "Annals of the 40," by R. Janet Powell,
    and genealogical work by Christina Jones of Rochester, NY)

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    Name: Annals of The Forty #5, Loyalist and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln County
    Author: R. Janet Powell
    Year: 1954
    Published by: Grimsby Historical Society
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    SOURCE INFORMATION: Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. A listing of Haus/House family Loyalists.
       Harmanus was born in Aug 1734 according to some church records, and christened on 2 Oct 1738 as "Hermanus House," at the Dutch Reformed Church at Tappan (N.Y. Historian Report, Vol. 2, p. 694). This would make him a sibling or cousin of Conrad (born only five-to-ten years earlier), instead of his son, so it appears there were a few Harmanus Houses running around Tryon County. Records have him variously named Harmonious, Hermanus, Harmanus,, and even Adam. In 1751, he was married to Maria Margaretha Walrath (1729-1816).    The Harmanus we are concerned with here was born in 1748 in Mohawk Valley, Tryon Co., New York, and his Christening was in 1751 in Stone Arabia, Tryon Co., New York (Stone Arabia Reformed Church records). Not much was written about Harmanus in the House Family of the Mohawk, but he is one of the most fascinating (and depending what side you were on) most heroic House members in our genealogy. As a Tory who rode with Butler's Rangers, he fought for his beliefs—even against members of his own family—and stayed true to those beliefs until the day he died. Most family histories claim that Harmanus was the only Tory who fought with the British during the Revolution, and as a Loyalist, emigrated to Canada. However, early records of Niagara give the names of Phillip and George House. In the War of 1812, Andrew, Frederick, and Patrick served with the 4th Lincoln Regiment and Nicholas House with the 2nd.
    Illustration by R. J. Marrion. Fellow of The Company of Military Historians of America. Victoria Gallery, London, England. 1992.
       Butler's Rangers were raised by Major John Butler, an ex-officer of the Indian Department in September, 1777, comprised of eight companies of experienced woodsmen. Two of the companies were trained in the way of the Native American and could speak the Iroquois language. The unit was used as raiders along the New York frontiers, and became notorious after defeating a force of militia in the Wyoming Valley in July, 1778, when aided by their Iroquois allies, they killed and scalped most of the inhabitants. Harmanus himself was credited with shooting and scalping John Bellinger, according to the book, "The Frontiersmen of New York" by Jeptha R. Simms (Albany, NY, 1883).
       When the Loyalists lost the war, Harmonas's house (no pun intended, I swear) and possessions were confiscated by the new government of the United States of America. On the 15th of July, 1783, Hermanus, listed as a yeoman from Canajoharie, Tryon Co., NY, his wife Margaret Walrad, and their children John, Dan, James, Anna, Julia, Hulda, Catharina, Robert, and Mary, were stripped of their land and possessions in Tryon County. The confiscated property was then auctioned at a Sheriff's Sale. But Harmanus was long gone, and had already taken his family to Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada—although it appears that some of his children stayed behind. A George House living in the same area, had his property confiscated on the same day, and ended up settling beside Harmanus, on Lot 9 Concs. III & IV. You would assume him to be a brother, but that George House fought on the Patriot side, and collected a veteran's pension in New York in the 1800's, so he must be an uncle or cousin.
       Harmanus ended up in the Clinton township of Niagara County, Ontario, Canada. The name "Niagara" referred to the area around Fort Niagara, now in the United States. In 1779, as a result of the Revolutionary War, Sir Frederick Haldimand proposed that the land on the west side of the river be settled to provide food and support for Fort Niagara, which then still belonged to the British. By 1781, Colonel Butler was able to report that four or five families had settled, and Peter and James Secord were about to build saw and grist mills. The next year, sixteen families had settled, most headed by former Butler's Rangers, including Harmanus.
       Before the revolution ended officially in 1783, Butler asked King George III for permission to release officers and soldiers with families at Fort Niagara, so that they could settle in present-day Niagara Township. "These people were bred farmers, and I am of the opinion will soon be useful to this post, as well as to enable them to support their families comfortably, which at present is very difficult," Butler told King George in one communique. The families struggle along, ripping roots from the ground and trying to cultivate the virgin land. A contemporary list of the heads of families (Butler's Rangers) at the settlement of Niagara, in 1784 mentions Harmanus as the head of his family, with one woman, three boys, two girls.
       Harmanus (or "Harmonious," as he was listed) was then granted land in Lincoln County, at Clinton Twp—lots 10 11, Concs. III and IV. This was the famous "Cave Springs" farm, where, at the top of the escarpment, unique examples of Indian carvings were found. Only two remain and the faces, carved in solid rock, are believed to have been the work of the ancient Neutral Indians. Here in the caves under the cliffs ashes remain—proof of the Indian ovens in use several centuries ago. Many Indian relics have been found on the farm and in the vicinity. In 1793, Harmanus was still in Butler's Rangers as a Private in Capt. Peter TenBroeck Loyalist Corps in Niagara, where he and his wife raised the following children:

      I. Daniel was born on 28 Dec 1763 and baptized 17 Jan 1764 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Stone Arabia, New York. "Daniel. Son of, Hermanus Haus and ux.Margaretha. Sp. Jacob Majer." He was listed in Niagara, Ontario in 1787 with a wife and one daughter. In 1791 he was settled on Lots 18, 19, and 20. Conc. 11, Clinton township. The Ancaster House families come from Daniel, whose son David settled on the south half of lot 26/3; and from the Daniel's brother, Joseph, who settled on lot 40/3 for a few years (see below).

      II. Joseph was born 1 Nov 1768 in Mohawk Valley, Tryon Co., New York, according to military records. He was a soldier in the Royal Rangers, according to an Old UEL list. On 7 Jun 1790 he married Rebecca Horning (1771-1813) and had the following children:

        1. Peter House was born on 12 Dec 1790 in 1654344, Ontario, Canada and died in 1865. He fought in the War of 1812 with the 5th Lincoln's 1st Flank Company. He married a woman named Barbara (1787-1844) in Lincoln, Ontario, and they had the following children:

        • Joseph House (1809-1838).
        • Peter House (b. 1813).
        • Philip House (b. 1817).
        • Hannah House (1818-1845).
        • Catherine House (1825-1909).
        • Rebecca House (b. 1839).

        2. Abraham House (twin) was born on 2 Aug 1792 in 1654344, Ontario, Canada, and died in 1793 in Yarmouth Centre, 1654296, Ontario, Canada.

        3. George W. House (twin) was born on 2 Aug 1792 in Malahide, 1654344, Ontario, Canada, and died on 22 Apr 1871 in Ontario, Canada. In 1819, he married a woman named Charlotte (1796-1865) or Magdalena (1790-1850), and hey had the following children:

        • Nancy House (1818-1900).
        • Conrad House (1820-1881).
        • Joseph House (1823-1900).
        • Elizabeth House (b. 1826).
        • George House (1830-1853).
        • Metta Bertha House (1840-1841).

        4. Deborah House (b. 1794).

        5. Margaret Mary House (1796-1885).

        6. James House (1798-1863).

        7. Charity House (1800-1813).

        8. Lewis House (b. 1802).

        9. Philip House (1804-1878).

        10. William House (1806-1880).

        11. Catherine House (1808-1883).

        12. Elizabeth House (b. 1810).

        13. Phoebe House (b. 1812).

      Joseph lived first on Clinton Lot 40 Con III, then was in Ancaster by 1796, on lot 40 con III, and bought Lot 48 Con III, 14 Jul 1802. He served as a Lieutnant with the 5th. Lincoln Battalion in Capt. John Aiken's Company in the War of 1812. His war losses were listed as 57 pounds 15. After his first wife's death on 25 Oct 1813, Joseph married Elizabeth Rousseaux (1781-1856) and they had the following children:

        14. Mary Reign House (1815-1887).

        15. Rebecca House (1816-1881).

        16. Isabel House (1817-1843).

        17. Frances House (1822-1901).

        18. Sarah Ann House (1824-1909).

        19. Julia Ann House (1827-1828).

        20. Joseph Elijah House (1829-1852).

      Joseph died on 26 Jan 1831 in Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada. Will & Probate: Wentworth Surrogate Court document #105-1831. Microfilm MS 638-2, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.


      Grave of Mary Catharine House-Henry in the Henry Graveyard, Clinton, Ontario: "In Memory of Mary Catharine, Wife of James Henry Who Departed This Life March 21st 1843."
      III. Mary Catharine was born on 1 Feb 1769 in the Mohawk Valley, New York. She died on 24 Mar 1843 in Clinton Township, Ontario, Canada. On 8 Mar 1786, she married James Henry (1757-1827) in Clinton, 1654308, Ontario, Canada, and they had the following children:

        1. John Butler Henry was born on 1 Jan 1786 in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. He died on 9 Jul 1838 in Beamsville, 1654319, Ontario, Canada. In 1811, he married Ann Nancy Walker (1785-1827); after her death, he married Catharine Falkner at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Grimsby, Ontario, on 2 Feb 1829. The second marriage was childless, but Ann had:

        • Robert Henry (1809-1857).
        • Sara Maria Henry (1811-1861).
        • Isaac Brock Henry (1812-1889).
        • Catherine Henry (1814-1869).
        • Margaret Henry (1816-1899).
        • William Butler Henry (1819-1882).
        • James Smith Henry (1820-1882).
        • John Butler Henry (1822-1893).

        2. Margaret Henry (1789-1855)

        3. Robert Henry (1793-1804)

        4. Harmon Henry (1795-1870)

        5. Joseph Henry (1798-1845)

      IV. John was born on 4 Dec 1771 in Mohawk Valley, New York, and died in 1832 in Clinton, Ontario, Canada. In 1795 he married Elizabeth Christina Anger (1773-1832) and they had the following children:

        1. Lewis House (b. 1796)

        2. Harmon J (1796-1870)

        3. Catharine Mary House (1800-1886) was born on 10 Feb 1800 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1871 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She died on 19 Apr 1885 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. The most famous story of the two warring sides of the Haus family facing off again is recorded in The Annals of The Forty: LEWIS HOUSE, was the grandson of Nicholas House. He invaded Canada with the American Troops, and was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lundy's Lane. He was sent to a prison camp in Canada, that happened to be near John House's farm at Cave Springs in Clinton Township. John was the son of Harmanus House—the brother of Lewis' grandfather. The prisoners were allowed to go to the farm for water, and one day Lewis House, prisoner, met CATHERINE HOUSE, granddaughter of Loyalist Harmanus House... and they fell in love. Fortunately Harmanus wasn't around to see his granddaughter romanced by a United States House, or Lewis might've suffered the same hayfield treatment as John Bellinger!!! On June 16, 1818, the Reverend William Sampson of St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, united the young couple in marriage. Lewis remained in Canada, and eventually secured a piece of the (other) House family farm. (In The House Family of the Mohawk, Shaver just assumed that Lewis was the son of John, Catherine's Dad, and they were brother and sister. Nooooooot quite, but close...) A list of claim awards from the Veterans of New York: 13,478 House, Lewis Canada $73.00. Lewis and Catharine Mary House had 9 children:

        • Andrew McDurphy House was born 1828 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He died on 19 Jul 1867 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
        • Jared Stucking House was born 1832 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He married Mary High. Their marriage on 10 Jan 1861 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada (0). Residence 1891 in Lincoln and Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Occupation 1891 (Carriage Trimmer). He died on 23 Jan 1901 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
        • Caroline House was born on 06 Jul 1836 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She married Jared W. Moyer. Their marriage on 04 Jun 1861 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada (0). She died on 24 May 1919 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. Residence in Ontario, Canada.
        • Eliza Jane House was born on 06 Oct 1839 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She married Frederick Philip House. They were married on 06 Jul 1859. Residence 1922 in Beamsville, Lincoln Co, Ontario. She died on 29 Nov 1931 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.
        • Horatio Nelson House was born on 05 Oct 1842 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1882 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He married Annie Rose. They were married on 11 Apr 1882 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He died on 04 Jan 1927 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
        • Calvin House was born 1820 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1891 in Norfolk North, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Jan 1896 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.
        • Frederick House was born on 22 Dec 1822 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah E House. They were married on 09 Jun 1846 in Ontario, Canada. Residence 1861 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He died on 13 Mar 1902 in Grimsby, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.
        • Prudence E. House was born 1825 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1861 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She died on 18 Oct 1888 in Beamsville, Lincoln Co, Ontario.
        • Nancy House was born on 05 Feb 1831 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1861 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She died on 12 Jun 1875 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.

        4. Polly (b. 1809)

        5. James Henry (1812-1881)

        6. John (1815-1874)

        7. Sally Ann (b. 1816)


      Anna Margaret House-Smith (b. 1 Feb 1771, d. 1857; buried Smith Cem., Louth Tp., Lincoln Co). She was the daughter of Harmanus House UE (Butler's Rangers) and Maria "Margaret" Wallrad. She married Joseph Smith in 1790.
      V. Anna Margaret, born 1772 (B Feb. 1-1771 Margaretha. Dau. of, Hermanus Haus and ux. Margaretha. Sp Adam Young and Wife. Dutch Reformed Church of Stone Arabia) married Joseph Smith on January 28, 1790. "In the 'Return of Families who have this season come into the settlement of Niagara' (1787) was Joseph Smith from Jersey, age 22, single. He married Margaret, daughter of Harmanus House and settled on Lot 3, Con V, Louth twp. His petition for land, 7 July, 1796 reads:

         Petition of Joseph Smith.
         Humbly Sheweth
         That your Petitioner is settled on Two hundred acres of Land near The Fisteen Mile Creek, about one half of which your petitioner has, through industry, cleared and has now under cultivation. Your petitioner is married to the daughter of Harmanus House, who with several sons served during the whole of the late War in the Corps of Rangers commanded by Col. Butler. Your Petitioner has by this marriage three children. Your Petitioner therefore Prayeth that a quantity of lands may be allowed him for his wife, the daughter of a Loyalist and his children and should his industry appear worthy. Humbly prays that a grant of Twelve hundred acres may in the whole be allowed him and his Family or such quantity as your Excellency may appear meet and Your Petitioner will as in duty bound ever pray,
         (signed) Joseph Smith

         Lot 3, Con.V, Louth was granted to Joseph Smith's wife Margaret, and probably other land for his children in the townships of York, Etobicoke and Townsend township, Norfolk County where several sons settled." (Grimsby Historical Society, "Smith Family C, Louth twp," Annals of the Forty, Vol. 8, pp. 52-53.)(Their son Harmaunus Smith: The Story of a Pioneer Doctor - Harmanus Smith by Vivian M. Spack, E.E.; elaborated by T. Roy Woodhouse, An Address to the Society given on January 8, 1960). (Harmaunus was named after his grandfather, Harmanus House, studied medicine later became a very successful doctor and politician).

        1. Harmanus Smith (1790-1872) Dr. Hermanus Smith was born in the township of Barton, near by where St. Catharines now stands. He was not physically strong as a boy, and early showed a studious disposition. In the time of the war of 1812 he was not considered sufficiently strong to take a place in the ranks of the militia. Fortunately for the delicate and studious young man, there was a very competent and educated physician. Dr. Allen, living near his father's, with whom he became a student, and from whom he acquired his knowledge of the profession, and doubtless at the same time a good deal of general know- ledge. Like a few others who have been no mean medical practitioners in Upper Canada, he never attended a course of medical lectures, nor walked the wards of a hospital. Probably he received some information from Dr. LafFerty, if the supposi- tion be correct that he was the Dr. Smith who, in partnership with Lafferty, had an apothecary shop in the village of St. Catharines in 1818. Dr. Smith appeared before the Medical Board in October, 1819, and obtained his licence to practise. Hamilton and the surrounding country was the field of Dr. Smith's practice during his life. He married Miss Philmon, of Ancaster. His practice was extensive, and he acquired consider- able property. The valuable property on the mountain, owned by the Hon. Mr. Buchanan, was bought from Dr. Smith, who then purchased land in Ancaster, where he made his homestead and where he died. Dr. Smith was not only a successful doctor, but was honoured by being elected to represent in the Provin- cial Parliament the County of Went worth, in 1834. He had three sons, who are still living in Ancaster (1889). His only daughter married Dr. William J. H. A. Case. Using the text of ebook The medical profession in Upper Canada, 1783-1850. An historical narrative, with original documents relating to the profession, including some brief biographies by William Canniff.) HARMANUS SMITH engaged in farming until he became of age and he probably attended Niagara Military or grammar school. Later he studied for the medical profession under Dr. Allen. He passed the first medical Board in Canada in 1818. On 26 June of that year he married Elizabeth Filman (1792-1858). They first settled in Barton Township, Lot 15, Conc. IV, later moving to Ancaster Township. Professionally Dr. Harmanus Smith attained a high standing and attended the whole district from Woodstock to Niagara. Politically he was a member of the Reform party and was elected to the Legislature in 1834. He was defeated by Sir Allen McNabb in 1841 but again was elected in 1856. He owned 15 riding horses and traveled great distances by horse and boat. His saddle, his mortar and pestle and other medical equipment are still preserved by his descendants, who continue to live in the old homestead---Lot 44, Conc. V, Ancaster township. From---Annals Of The Forty: No. 8: Loyalist And Pioneer Families Of West Lincoln 1783-1833, compiled by R. Janet Powell, Grimsby Historical Society, c1957, Reprinted & Revised 1967 & 1978, Pg. 53. Vivian M. (Smith) Spack E.E., wrote "The Story of a Pioneer Doctor Harmanus Smith" published in Wentworth Bygones.
           Harmanus married Elizabeth Filman on 26 Jun 1818 in Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario. She was born on 26 Jan 1792 in Ancaster Twp., Ontario; died on 19 Mar 1858 in Ancaster Twp., Ontario, and buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Hamilton. They had the following children:

        • Samuel Smith (1812-1892).
        • Margaret Smith (1819-1841) married Dr. William J. H. A. Case.
        • John Conrad Smith (1821-1897).
        • Joseph Josiah Smith (1823-1896).

        2. John Smith (1793-1876).

        3. Philip Smith (1794-1874).

        4. Phillip Smith (1794-1874).

        5. Elizabeth Smith (1796-1827).

        6. Margaret Smith (b. 1798).

        7. Samuel Smith (1800-1815).

        8. James Henry Smith (1802-1874).

        9. Daniel Smith (1804-1870).

        10. Joseph Smith (1807-1874).

        11. Peter Smith (1809-1894).

        12. George Smith (1811-1885).

        13. Benjamin Smith (b. 1813).

        14. William David Smith (1814-1887).

      Personal Information
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      Name: George House
      Subject: Registration of Death
      Death County or District: Lincoln
      Age: 98
      Gender: Male
      Estimated birth year: Abt 1773
      Birth Location: New York
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      SOURCE INFORMATION: Archives of Ontario, Series MS935, Reel 2.
      VI. George (Robert?) House was born on 28 Jun 1773 in Mohawk Valley, Tyron, New York. In 1795, he married Eliza Ann Thompson (1780-1813) in Clinton township, and had the following children:

        1. Andrew House (1796-1874).

        2. Harmon G House (1801-1882).

        3. Nancy Ann House (1808-1885).

        4. Cyrus B House (1811-1896).

         When Eliza Ann died in 1813, George married Mary Ann French (1793-1827) and had the following children:

        5. Elizabeth House (1820-1901).

        6. Nancy Matilda House (1822-1896).

        7. Dinah M House (1823-1894).

      Mary Ann died in 1827, but George was still going strong. He married again, in 1828, to Fanny (d. 1852), and George had one more child with her, a son:

        8. James House (1830-1881).

      These Canadian Houses were tough! And none were tougher than George, who died on 26 Aug 1871 in Clinton Twp, 1654315, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 98.

      VII. James House was born between 1761-1782 in Mohawk Valley, New York. Butler's Rangers in Revolutionary War. Residence 1797 in Humberstone, Welland, Ontario, Canada (Granted land in Humberstone, and witness swore that he had a wife and six children [in 1796]). His death Bet. 1820-1841 in Welland, Ontario, Canada (Speculation OR Livingston County NY). Military Service was Barton's Corps. Nationality was German. Religion was Baptist. Petition of James House (Bertie) of May 28, 1796 at Niagara: "That your petitioner was late of Barton's Corps, came into the Province in 1787 with his wife and four children. He has received 200 acres, and has settled thereon and cultivated and improved same. He wants an additional 350 Acres." A witness swore that James House had served in Col. Barton's and likewise Col. Watson's Light Infantry for and during the space of five years as a Private Soldier in said Corps, and that he had a wife and six children (in 1796). (He was recommended for 100 acres, May 28, 1796.) According to Dr. W.G. Rieve's collection, also Fryer and Smy's Roster of Butler's Rangers, he was granted 550 acres of land in Humberstone Twp. in 1797. Grace Stubbs-Rice Church Records, in the Cornell University Library collection in Ithaca, N.Y: "Married in the Dutch Reformed Church of German Flats March 2, 1784, Jacob Conr. Hauss and CATHARINA CONR. WINDEKKER also found on Mormons' International Genealogical Index, IGI)." Catharina Conrad Windecker is the daughter of Conrad Windecker and his wife, Evigemia. She was born Abt. 1760. James and Catharina were married on 02 Mar 1784 in German Flatts Reformed Church, German Flatts, Herkimer, New York. They had 10 children:

        1. Joseph House was born Abt. 1784 in Mohawk Valley, New York. Residence 1800 in Otsego, Otsego, New York. He married Nancy L. Unknown. Their marriage Abt. 1800 in Otsego, Otsego, New York, USA (Census of 1800 - Joseph House). He died Bef. 1860. Nancy L. Unknown. She was born on 21 Jan 1783 in Vermont. Residence 1870 in Dansville, Livingston, New York. Her death on 03 Sep 1871 in North Dansville, Livingston, New York (Burial Greenmount Cemetery). Nancy states that she is the mother of 9 children in the New York Census of 1865, she is at that time living with her daughter Eliza House Hartmann and family. She is living in Middlesex Ontario, Canada in 1861 with Whipple Lovett and his wife and the census indicates she is not related to them. She is with a 14 yr old named Oreford Park. In 1860 she is living with Rosina House Dill in Buffalo with John A. Park, born about the same year as Oreford Park. Who are the Parks?

        • Unknown House. He was born Bet. 1800-1804 in Otsego, New York.
        • Unknown House was born Bet. 1800-1830.
        • Unknown House was born Bet. 1800-1830.
        • Rosina House was born on 10 Dec 1802 in New York. She married James Harvey Adams. They were married on 19 Dec 1824. Residence 1880 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. She died on 19 Sep 1894 in Buffalo, New York.
        • Clarissa House was born 1806. She married John Depew Van Norman. They were married 1825 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA. Residence 1852 in Norfolk County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. She died on 24 Nov 1882 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan.
        • Unknown House. He was born Bet. 1810-1820 in Otsego, New York.
        • Eliza M. House was born in Jun 1817 in Otsego, Otsego, New York. Adoption 1834 (By Uncle Frederick House). She married Henry Hartman. They were married on 04 Jul 1844. Residence 1870 in Dansville, Livingston, New York. Her death 1879 in North Dansville, Livingston, New York (Burial Greenmount Cemetery).
        • Mary Ann House. Her birth on 24 Aug 1819 in Otsego, New York, USA (Baptism at Church of Snell's Bush).
        • Sarah Jane House. She was born on 25 Sep 1822 in Otsego, Otsego, New York, USA. Her death on 29 Aug 1890 in North Dansville, Livingston, New York (Burial Greenmount Cemetery).

        2. Daniel House was born on 21 Feb 1785 in Mohawk Valley, N.Y. Residence 1806 in York, Ontario, Canada. Burial 1862 in Glen Meyer Baptist Church Cemetery. He died on 31 Jan 1862 in Houghton Township, Norfolk, Ontario. Military Service was 18 REG'T (DOBBIN'S) N.Y. MIL. Petition of June 18, 1806 at York: "That your petitioner, Daniel House of Bertie Twp., farmer, is the son of James House of Bertie, praying for land as the son of a U.E.L." (He was recommended for 200 acres.) The Gore District Militia of 1821-1824-1830 and 1838 The Militia of West York and West Lincoln of 1804, with the Lists of Officers TOGETHER WITH SOME HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON THE MILITIA WITHIN THE TERRITORY AT PRESENT CONSTITUTING THE COUNTY OF WENTWORTH, IN THE YEARS NAMED. By H. H ROBERTSON The Griffin & Kidner Co. Ltd.. Printers. Hamilton 1904: Clench; Major, Johnson Butler; Captains, Jacob Tenbroek, John Munro, Abram Nellis, James Henry, George Rangier, John Carpenter, Jonathan Moore, Smith Griflfin, William Nellis ; Lieutenants, Titus G. Simons, Wm. Carpenter, Daniel House, Joseph Adair, Allan Nixon, Philip House, Robt. Comfort, James Doddy, Solomon Hill; Ensigns, Henry Hickson, Ralph Walter, Edward Griffin, Pearce Moore, Richard Griffin, John Snyder, Joseph Smith, Jacob Beam, Jonathan Pettit; Adjutant, Adrian Marlat. Daniel House: Sponsors at his birth were Daniel House and Eva Windekker. 1796: House, Daniel - Praying for family lands. Ordered 200 acres family lands if not granted before, his wife having been included in a former order. Elizabeth. She was born 1792 in United States. She died on 18 Nov 1871 in Houghton Township, Norfolk, Ontario. Daniel House and Elizabeth. They had 6 children.

        • James Winfield House was born 1816 in Tonawanda, Erie, New York. He married Sarah Ann Buckley. They were married on 14 Jun 1875 in Norfolk, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1881 in Houghton Township, Norfolk, Ontario. He died on 31 Mar 1882 in Houghton Township, Norfolk, Ontario. Religion was Baptist.
        • Nancy House was born 1830 in Ontario, Canada.
        • Lewis A. House was born Feb 1833 in Ontario, Canada. He married Martha A. Smith. They were married on 25 Jan 1860 in Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1880 in Green, Mecosta, Michigan. He died Aft. 1920 in Michigan.
        • Mary House was born 1835 in Ontario, Canada.
        • Frederick House was born on 08 Apr 1839 in Ontario, Canada. He married Caroline Belore. They were married Mar 1865. Residence 1871 in Ontario, Canada. He died on 25 Nov 1912 in North Walsingham Twp., Norfolk, Ontario.
        • Elizabeth House was born 1842 in Ontario, Canada. She married Andrew Raymond. They were married on 10 Aug 1874 in Ontario, Canada. She died on 29 Dec 1905 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Residence in Ontario, Canada.

        3. John Conrad House. He was born on 12 May 1788 in Schneidersbusch, Mohawk Valley, New York. Baptism on 10 Jan 1789 in Dutch Reformed Church, St. Johnsville, Montgomery, NY. Will of John Connard House: Dated April 27,1854; probated Mar.12, 1855; Of Twp. of Maryborough, farm on E 1/2 Lots 18 & 19, Con. 13. Sons Conrad, John Foster, William Alton, George Frederick; wife Eleanor; daughter Lavinia - L50.

        4. John House was born 1793 in New York. Residence 1820 in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He married Maria. She was born 1800 in United States. She was also known as Mary. They were married on 11 Jun 1816 by Robert Nelles, J.P. of Grimsby. John House and Maria. They had 4 children.

        • John House was born 1833 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. Residence 1852 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.
        • James House was born 1835 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. Residence 1852 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.
        • George House. He was born 1838 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.
        • Jacob House was born 1824 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. Residence 1852 in Wilmot, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. He died on 26 Jul 1904 in Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

        5. Christina House. She was born 1795. Baptism 1796 in Niagara.

        6. Frederick House was born 1795. Baptism 1796 in Niagara. Residence 1820 in Livonia, Ontario, New York, United States (Living with brother Isaac and niece Eliza). Mary Reynale's obituary from the Dansville Express, 01 Apr 1897: "Mrs.Mary Reynale died at her home on Elizabeth Street Sunday night at the age of 84 years. She was born in this town and had always resided here, her father being Jacob Hartman, one of the first settlers in this section. She was twice married- first to Frederick House, who died 1844, and later to Dr. Wm. H. Reynale, who died in 1870. She never had children and for the past twenty years she has been cared for in the tenderest manner by her niece, Miss Frank Eaton. Mrs. Reynale had long been a member of the Presbyterian church, and her life was full of piety and good deeds. She leaves three sisters- Mrs. Henry Harrison, of the village, Mrs. Jane Illick of Detroit and Mrs. Stover, of Amsterdam. The funeral was held from the residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. Geo. K. Ward officiating." Frederick House and Mary Hartman. Their marriage in North Dansville, Livingston, New York (English Lutheran Church). They had 1 child:

        • Eliza M. House was born in Jun 1817 in Otsego, Otsego, New York (Adopted his niece). Adoption 1834 (By Uncle Frederick House). She married Henry Hartman. They were married on 04 Jul 1844. Residence 1870 in Dansville, Livingston, New York. Her death 1879 in North Dansville, Livingston, New York (Burial Greenmount Cemetery).

        Frederick House adopted brother Isaac A. House in 1819 in Livonia, Livingston County NY: "Ontario County Surrogate Court: Guardianship File pg 314."

        Sally. Her death on 10 Oct 1817 in Livonia, Livingston, New York, USA (Union Cemetery, Livonia, NY- Grave at Union Cemetery in Livonia, NY: "Wife of Frederick House"). Frederick House and Sally. They had no children. His death on 14 Nov 1844 in North Dansville, Livingston, New York (Burial Greenmount Cemetery Dansville, NY).

        7. Lewis House was born on 23 Aug 1796 in New York. He married Catharine Mary House. Their marriage on 16 Jun 1818 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada (Rev. William Sampson). Residence 1852 in Lincoln County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. He died on 11 Nov 1867 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Military Service was SWIFT'S AND DOBBIN'S REGIMENT (1814), NEW YORK VOLS. Petition of Sept. 14, 1841: "That your petitioner, Lewis House of Clinton Twp., is the son of James House, late of Bertie, U.E.L. he is 45 years old and wants 200 acres of land." (Approved.) Will of Lewis House: Died Nov. 12, 1867. - To Calvin, my oldest son, $1000 - To Frederick, my next son, $1000 - To Andrew McDurphy, my next son, $2000 - To Jared, my next son, $1200 - To Horatio N., my youngest son, $1100 - To daughters Prudence, Nancy, Caroline and Eliza J., $500 each.

        8. James B. House was born 1798. Residence 1828 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Military Service was 18 REG'T (DOBBIN'S), NEW YORK MILITIA. Religion was Methodist. He died in Beamsville, Lincoln Co, Ontario. Petition of Sept. 14, 1841: "That your petitioner, James House of Clinton, yeoman, is the son of James House of Bertie, deceased, a U.E. He is 43 years old, wants 200 acres." (Approved.) Petition of Feb. 9, 1842 at Kingston of James B. House of the Twp. of Grimsby, a yeoman: Refers to Lot 8 of Gore, Grimsby Twp. The owner died in 1835, and eight acres are cleared. He wants to purchase the lot for his family, as it is contiguous to his farm. He was later referred to as James House of Beamsville. James and his wife, Mary, had three children:

        • Unknown House. He was born Bet. 1812-1828.
        • Unknown House. He was born Bet. 1812-1828.
        • Unknown House. He was born Bet. 1812-1828.

        9. Nancy House was born 1802 in Tonawanda, Erie, New York. Residence 1852 in Lincoln County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. She died on 18 Jan 1870 in Clinton Township, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Petition of Sept. 14, 1841: "That your petitioner, Nancy House of Clinton Twp., is the wife of Andrew House and the daughter of James House. She is 39 years old and wants 200 acres as the daughter of a U.E.L." (Approved.) She would have been a second cousin once removed of Andrew House, if I have made the correct assumptions re the parentage of James (Jacob) House, U.E.L.

        10. Isaac Alexander House was born on 24 May 1807 in New York. Adoption 1820 in Lima, Livingston, New York (Adopted by brother Frederick House). Vital 1832 in Lincoln, Ontario. He married Sarah Ann Tiffany. They were married on 06 May 1832 in Grimsby, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1891 in Lincoln and Niagara, Ontario, Canada. He died on 16 Aug 1895 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Occupation was Carpenter. Sarah Ann Tiffany is the daughter of Benjamin Tiffany and Achsah Manley. She was born on 19 Mar 1816 in Sharon, Vermont. She died on 25 Jan 1882 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. In the 1842 census for Clinton Twp., he is a carpenter/joiner on Lot 21, Con. 5, born Ontario, with one son, one daughter <5, and a son 5-14. Isaac Alexander House and Sarah Ann Tiffany. They were married on 06 May 1832 in Grimsby, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They had 4 children:

        • James Philip House was born on 26 Feb 1835 in Canboro, Haldemand, Ontario, Canada. He married Anna Maria Crosby. Their marriage on 26 Feb 1873 in Gainsborough, Ontario, Canada (Wedding). Residence 1891 in Gainsborough, Ontario, Canada. His death on 27 Dec 1896 in Pelham, Welland, Ontario, Canada (North Pelham First Presbyterian Church). Burial in North Pelham First Presbyterian Church, Welland County, Ontario, Canada.
        • Edwin Morris House was born on 28 Sep 1841 in Clinton Township, Central Huron, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He married Barbara Alice Roszel. They were married on 07 Dec 1880 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He died on 20 Apr 1915 in York, Ontario, Canada. Residence in Ontario, Canada.
        • Eliza E. House was born on 21 Jun 1837 in Clinton Township, Central Huron, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She married Philip High. They were married on 01 Dec 1864. Residence 1901 in Gainsborough, Ontario, Canada. She died on 28 Sep 1922 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.
        • Achsah House was born on 05 Sep 1847 in Clinton Township, Central Huron, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. She married James B Culp. They were married on 29 Sep 1880 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. She died on 22 Jan 1913 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. Residence in Ontario, Canada.

      VIII. Hulda House was born @ 1774 in Mohawk Valley, New York. She is listed as Harmanus's child in the court judgement against their family in 1783.

      IX. Angelina: B. Sep. 20 1777 Englge. Dau. of Hermanus Hauss and Margareth. Sp. Conrad Haus and Wife Englge. Dutch Reformed Church of German Flats. She is not mentioned in the court judgement against the family in 1783, so she probably died young.

      X. Harmonus, Jr., probably born in Canada. He married Susan Bradt on 2 Jan 1808, according to the records of Rev. Addison in Clinton township. His war losses were listed at 5-15 pounds.

       Meanwhile Harmanus Sr. settled into a farmer's life, and watched his family grow. He was an active member in the community life. He served on the first Municipal Council of Clinton Township in 1793 as one of two Wardens and as PoundKeeper. His name is on the Voter's list in 1812 but not on the list of 1816, which would indicate that he died sometime between those dates. It is said that he and his wife were buried on the farm but the stones marking their resting place have long been removed.
       Harmanus and his wife are believed to be buried on the family farm. Their house was destroyed at some point a rebuilt. Margaret Reid lived in the house for many years and when she died she left it to the Niagara Historical Society. It is now empty. The barn in front of the house also burned down and was rebuilt at some point but it still rests on the original foundation. The house is nestled right along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, it looks down over the town of Beamsville and out onto Lake Ontario. Harmanus's will was written 3rd of August 1816, and was probated in Oct 1822.

       Will of Harmanus House, Twp. of Clinton, Lincoln, Ontario; Dated Aug 3, 1816; died Oct. 8, 1822.

       In the Name of God, Amen. I Hermanus House, of the Township of Clinton, District of Niagara, and Province of Upper Canada, Farmer, being very sick and Weak in Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to Die, do make and Ordain, this Last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul, into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Burying place on my own Land, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the Mighty Power of God. And as touching such Wordly estate where with it has pleased God to Bless me in this life, I give, demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

       —First I order all my Debts to be Discharged.

       —Secondly, I give and bequeath to Margaret my beloved Wife, all my household goods, and all Movable Effects, as long as she lives in this World, so as to be to her own Use and Comfort as long as she lives and can enjoy it.

       —Thirdly, my Will and order is that my Son Daniel House shall have the sum of Five pounds Sterling, to be paid to him, after my Departure of this Life, out of my estate, in respect of his being the oldest of all my Children.

       —Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my Son John House my place or farm whereon I now live after the Departure of my Life, out of this World, unto him and his heirs in fee simple for Ever, it being Lots Number Nine and Ten, Fourth Concession in the Township of Clinton and containing One hundred and sixty-seven Acres, more or less.

       —Furthur my son John House shall take into his Care or charge, my beloved Wife Margaret, his Mother, and see that she wants for nothing, find and provide Food and sufficient Meat, Drink, Firewood, and everything that may or can make her Comfortable and easy, as long as she lives, and see to it, that nothing of the property left to her is wasted, Damaged or Destroyed, if he can help it.

       —And after mine and my Wife's Departure, the moveable property and effects left by her shall all be equally divided amongst all my Children, and if any of them Die before her, the same portion to their children.

       —I likewise Constitute, make and ordain Nathaniel Griffen, and John S. Settzel (?) my Executors, of this my last will and testament.

       —And do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and Disannul, all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests and Executors, by me in any ways before named, ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my last Will and Testament.

       —In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this third day of August, in the Year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

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       This closes my writings on the House genealogy for the present, hoping that further study will bring more interesting facts to light. In closing I want to thank those who have rendered assistance in procuring the information I have been able to give in these articles.

    THE END



    Grace Stubbs-Rice Church Records

    (The list was a part of her "History of the House Family of the Mohawk Valley Region of New York State." ~ Jim House, March, 1998)

    Bap. Nov. 5-1715 Johan Heinrich. Son of Rheinhard Haus and Anna Elizabeth. Sp. John H. Gussinger and wife Ana Elizabeth

    Married July 11-1736, Johan Heinrich (Son of Rheinhard and Anna Eliz. Haus) and Anna Catherine (Dau. Joh.Eberhard and Elizabeth Jong)

    Bap. Apr. 9-1720, Susana. Dau. of, Reinhard Haus and Wife Elizabeth.

    B. Aug. 2-1721, Christian. Son of, Reinhard Haus and Anna Elizabeth Sp. Philip Zerba and Christina Velden (Bap. Aug. 5-1722?)

    (Unfortunately the Church Book was not cited. ~ Jim House, 1998)

    1. Married June 14-1762, Dewald Jung and Margaretha Haus

    1. Married Sep. 10-1765, Christian Haus and Christina Rechtmajer

    6. Married Feb.11-1752, Reinhard Haus and Anna Mercki

    6. Bap. Oct.30-1734, Maria Eliz. Dau. of Georg Haus and Maria Catherine. Sp. Hermanus Haus and Maria Elizabeth.

    6. Bap. Jan. 7-1736, Maria Dorothae. Dau. of Jurrian Haus and Catherine Ehrhard Sp. Henry Kneskern and Maria Dorth. Warner

    6. Bap. Nov. 18-1737, Johan Georg. Son of Jurrian Haus and Catherine Ehrhard. Sp. John Juria Ecker and Eliz. Marg. Warner

    6. B. Oct. 9-1749 (A Boy ) Jurgen House

    6. Bap. Jan. 1-1769, Maria Catherine. Dau. of, Georg Has ad Margarethq. Sp Christopher Merckel and Wife

    6. Bap. Oct. 15-1770, Margaretha. Dau. of, Georg Has and Margareth. Sp Michael Merkle and wife

    6. Married Jan. 2-1787, Jacob Hillsinger and Margaretha Haus.

    6. Bap. July 17-1772, Anna Maria. Dau. of, Georg Haas and Margareth. Sp. Cornelius Laux and wife.

    6. Bap. Feb. 7-1774, Mathes. Son of, George Haus and Margrat. Sp. Mathes Bauman and wife.

    1. Married Jan. 20-1761, Georg (Son of Geo. House ) and Maria ( Dau. Of James Gamel)

    2. B. Dec. 14-1788, Conrad. Son of, George Haus And Maria Mabie. Sp. Barth. Mebie and Marg. Freymaurer

    3. B. Mar. 6-1791 Wilhelm. Son of, John Nich. Forbes and wife Sarah. Sp. Georg Haus and Maria. Bap. Mar. 13-1791

    1. Married, Oct. 26-1794, Georg Hauss and Katherine Kills

    1. B. Jan. 6-1795. (Bap. Jan.11-1795) John. Son of, George Hauss and Catherine Kills. Sp. Philip Kills and Wife Elizabeth.

    7. Died Apr. 13-1813, Elizabeth wife of Joseph House, aged 66 years.

    7. B. Apr. 15-1818, Nancy. Dau. of, Peter House and wife Nancy. Sp. The Grand Parents.

    7. B. Apr. 15-1812, John. Son of, John Adam House and Wife Catherine. Sp. John Young and Maria Grems

    6. Bap. Aug. 9-1805, John. Son of, David Hus and Elizabeth. Sp. John Zile Jr. and Eliz. Ziele.

    12. Married, Apr. 3-1805, Gerrit House and Maria Vrooman (widow ).

    7. B. Mar. 23-1813, Margaret. Dau. of, Jocob House and Wife Lea. Sp. Henry House and Anna Shall

    7. B. Aug. 22-1819. Nancy. Dau. Of Nicholas House and Wife Maria. Sp. George Snyder and Wife Elizabeth.

    7. Married Dec. 27-1807, Johannes Crems and Elizabeth (Dau. Conrad Haus.

    7. Married Oct 17-1809, Abraham Scouten and Maria ( Dau. Conrad A. House.


    William House (b. 1801) and Elizabeth Robinson (b. 1798)
    7. Married June 25-1820, William House (unlisted son of Nicholas House and Catherine Spohn, above ~ JH, 2012) and Elizabeth Robinson.

    7. B. Nov.27-1823 Twins. (William ) ( Alexander) Sons of, William House and Wife Elizabth. SP. Abraham Vrooman and Jane Jansen.

    7. Married Dec. 25-1814, Christian House and Lena Gress.

    7. Married July 5-1818, Daniel Wallrad and Maria (Dau. Peter A. House).

    7. Married June 29-1816, Nicholas Gerloch and Betsy House.

    7 B. June 2-1820. Rudilla. Dau. of, George J. House and Betsy.

    7. B. May 14-1822 Alexander. Son of, George J. House and Betsy.

    7. B. Feb. 25-1817 Eliza. Dau. of, Joseph House and Elmira. Sp. Peter Keller and Jinney Hallenbach.

    7. B. Dec. 26-1814 Maria. Dau. of, Henry House and Wife Cornelia. Sp. Peter Moses and Nancy House.

    7. B. Apr. 16-1815 Abraham. Son of, Abraham House and Wife Maria. Sp. John Staring and Maria Kern.

    B Oct. 2-1738, Hermanus House, at Tappan (N.Y. Historian Report, Vol. 2, p. 694).

    3. B. Apr.25-1786 Abraham. Son of, Johannes Hauss and Wife Lana. Sp. Abraham Herkimer Cath. Rosencranz.

    3. B. June 6-1784 Engelga. Dau. of, Johannes Haus and Wife Lana. Sp. Conrad House and Wife Engelga.

    3. B. Jan. 24-1782 Garrett. Son of, Jahannes Haus and Wife Lana. Sp. Henrich Uhly and Engelga Van Slykebr.

    6. Bap. May 19-1728 Johannes. Son of, George Rickert and Elizabeth House ( Dau. Christian); Sp. Johannes Schaffer and Wife Anna Maria.

    6. B. July 7-1729 Twins, (Johan Georg) (Conrad). Sons of, Conrad Rickert and Elizabeth House. Sp Georg Zimer, Johannes Lawer, Maria Eliz. Zimer, Elizabeth Lawer.

    6. B. Sep. 15-1731 Anna Eva. Dau. of, Conrad Rickert and Elizabeth House. Sp. William Fox and Wife. Bap. Oct. 5-1732.

    6. B. Mar. 19-1733 Elizabeth. Dau. Of, Conrad Rickert and Elizabeth House. Sp.Johannes Schaffer and Barbara Warner.

    6. B. Jan.12-1791 Eva. Dau. of, Henrich Haus and Catherine. Sp. Nicholas Rickert and Bap. Feb. 20-1791 LeaRickert.

    6. Married Oct. 28-1746, Jacob House and Anna ( Dau. Ludwig Rickert ).

    1. Married Jan. 6-1789, Samuel Merkel and Maria ( Dau. Elias House ).

    1. B. July. 14-1793 Rachel. Dau. of, Samuel Merkel and Maria Haus. Sp. Abraham Merkel; Bap. Aug. 11-1793.

    7. Married Jan. 29-1793, Robert Winne and Catherine Hauss.

    6. Married Feb. 15-1787 Jacob Haberman and Anna Eva Hauss.

    1. Married Nov. 9-1794, Jacob Van de Werkan and Catherine Hauss.

    6. Bap. Oct.18-1732 Christina. Dau. of, Lambert Sternberg and Catherine Feller. Sp.Coonrad Haus and Christina Walrad.

    1. B. May 11-1755 Peter. Son of, Conrad Haus and Wife Marharetha. Sp. Peter Siz and Wife Julianna.

    1. B. Dec. 6-1764 Anna Maria. Dau. of, Conrad Haus and Wife Anna Maria. Bap. Feb. 15-1765.

    7. Married Feb. 15-1789, Henrich (Son of Adam ) Haus and Anna ( Dau. Conrad Haus ).

    3. Married June 20-1791, Saul Abbott and Dorothea ( Dau, Conrad House ).

    7. Married May 16-1790, Isaac Wagner and Margreth ( Dau. Adam Haus ).

    3. Married Mar. 2-1784, Jacob Conr. Hauss and Catherine Corn. Windekker.

    6. B Oct. 1-1749 ( A Girl ) Herman House.

    6. Married Mar. 8-1748, Henrich House and Elizabeth Rickert.

    6. Married Feb. 26-1763 Henrich Haus and Eva Becker.

    3. Married Feb. 3-1787, Johannes Hen. House and Lena Jac. Starring.

    2. B. Dec. 14-1788 Maria. Dau. of, Johannes Haus and Magdalena Ataring. Sp. Martin VanSchleyk and Maria VanSchleyk.

    3. B Sep. -- 1780 Johannes. Son of, John Varrbus and Anna. Sp. Johanne Haus and Lena Haus. Bap. Sep. 26-1780.

    1. B. May. 19-1768 Catherine. Dau. of, Henrich Haus and Wife Maria Cath. Sp. Catherine and Peter Wohleben. Bap. July 12-1768.

    6. B. Aug. 21-1784, Hermanus. Son of, Henry Haus and Catherine Rickert. Sp. David Bauch and Margaretha Rickert. Bap. Sep. 19-1784.

    6. B. Aug. 8-1788, Maria. Dau. of, Henrich Haus and Catherine. Sp. Johannes Becker and Maria Becker. Bap.Sep. 14-1788.

    2. B Jan. 11-1789 Conrad. Son of, Jacob Gower Haus and Cath. Wendecker. Sp. Conrad Pikard and Cath. Petrie.

    1. B. July 19-1764 Maria. Dau. of, Elias Haus and Wife Catherine. Sp. Ana Eva Haus and Albert VandeWerken. Bap. July 23-1764.

    Married May 21-1765, Friedrich Haus and Margaretha Hanson (Church not given. ~ J.H., 1998).

    1. B. Feb. 3-1771 Maria. Dau. of, Jo. Jost. House and Wife Maria. Sp. Jacob Reith and Marie Belling.

    7. Married Nov. 1-1791, Wm. Cunningham and Mary (Dau. John Jost House.

    2. Bap. Apr. 8-1792 Jacob. Son of, Nicholas House and Catherine House. Sp. Jacob Farbus and Maria Killisz.

    2. Nov. 9-1788. Twins. ( Conrad ), (Nicholas). Sons of, Nicholas House and. Catherine Spon. Did not note if birth or baptism.

    12. B. Mar. 27-1795 Christian. Son of, Cornelius House and Margrit Lotridge. Sp. Cornelius Smith and Mary Wilkye. Bap. July 11-1795.

    12. B. May 3-1790 Jane. Dau. of, Cornelius House and Margrit Lotridge. Sp. Aaron Smith and Mary Smith. Bap. July 11-1795 (?? 5 year span.)

    12, B. Aug. 24-1792 Hannah. Dau. of Cornelius House and Margrit Lotridge. Bap. July 11-1795 (?? 3 year span)

    1. B. Oct. 8-1769 Catherine. Dau. of, Peter Haus and Wife Maria. Sp.Philip Emig and Catherine Laux.

    1. B. Feb. 28-1772 Maria. Dau. of, Peter Haus and Wife Maria. Sp. Frederich Emge and Wife.

    1. B. Feb. 26-1778 Maria. Dau. of, Peter Haus. Sp. Johannes Empie and Anna Maria. Bap. Mar. 8-1778.

    7. Married Dec. 11-1810, Conrad Haus (Son of George ) and Cath. Dussler.

    2. B. Feb. 7-1789 Maria. Dau. of, Peter Haus and Anna Doreschad. Sp. Adam Schaffer and Susanna Schaffer.

    1. B Nov. 20-1793 Christoph. Son of, George Gettman and Eliz. Haus (Dau. Peter). Sp. Georg; Bap. Nov. 27-1793 Gettman and Maria Haus. both single.

    3. B. Aug. 9-1779 John. Son of, Johannes Haus and Wife Magdalena. Sp. John Van Slyke and Wife Magdalena.

    3. B. May 14-1788. Twins. ( George ) ? ( Peter )? Sons of, Johannes Haus. Sp. Johannes Smith and Georg Haus.

    1. B. Dec. 28-1763 Daniel. Son of, Hermanus Haus and ux.Margaretha. Sp. Jacob Majer; Bap. Jan. 17-1764. And Margaretha Weels.

    1. B Feb. 1-1771 Margaretha. Dau. of, Hermanus Haus and ux. Margaretha. Sp Adam Young and Wife.

    3. B. Sep. 20-1777 Englge. Dau. of Hermanus Hauss and Margareth. Sp. Conrad Haus and Wife Englge.

    (The balance of the recordings pertain to other families. ~ J.H., 1998)


    Key Numbers on Mohawk Valley Church Data

    1. Dutch Reformed Church of Stone Arabia

    2. Dutch Reformed Church of St Johnsville

    3. Dutch Reformed Church of German Flats

    4. New York Marriages

    5. Dutch Reformed Church of Herkimer

    6. Dutch Reformed Church of Schoharie

    7. Dutch Reformed Church of Fort Plain

    8. Dutch Reformed Church of Columbia

    9. Dutch Reformed Church of Tappan

    10. Dutch Reformed Church of Albany

    11. Dutch Reformed Church of Geisenberg (Hallville)

    12. Dutch Reformed Church of Fonda (Caughnawaga)

    13. Kocherthal Records

    14. New York Trinity Church Record