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John Grouse

John Grouse

Male 1827 - 1894  (67 years)

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  • Name John Grouse  [1
    Born 8 Sep 1827  Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Dec 1894  [4
    Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Springhill, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Birthplace: Hesse-Darmstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
      Father's birthplace: Busingen, Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

      1860 US Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Licking, Nashport Post Office, John Graus 33, farmer, value of real estate 100, value of personal estate 700, born Wurtemburgh, Germany, Barbara 32, born Wurtemburgh, Germany, Christina 7, born Ohio, Mary F. 5, born Ohio, John 3, born Ohio, George 2, born Ohio, Gotleib 8/12, born Ohio, enumerated 7 Aug 1860

      1870 US Census, MO, Livingston Co., Jackson Twp., John Grouse, age 43, farmer, value of real estate 4000, value of personal estate 900, born Hesse Darmstadt, with wife Barbara 42, children Christena 16, Mary 15, John 13, Goodlobe 11, George 9, Rosa 7, Catharine 5, Charles 4, Lizzie 1

      1880 US Census, MO, Livingston Co., Sampsel Twp., John Grouse, age 53, farmer, born Wurtemburg, parents born Wurtemburg, with wife Barbary 52, children Christenia 28, Mary 24, John 23, Goodlou 21, George 19, Rosena 17, Kate 15, Charley 13, Elizabeth 11 (No William)

      Birth:  Sep. 8, 1828 Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
      Death:  Dec. 23, 1894
Springhill
Livingston County
Missouri, USA 
John Grouse(Kraus) was the son of Michael and Rosena Kraus of Wurttemberg , Germany. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1852. No record of his immigration has been located. Family folk-lore has in that he was in trouble with German authorities and came to America as a stowaway. This story can not be verified. He married Barbara Landenberger in 1854. The couple settled near Nashport, OH and lived there until removing to near Springhill, Livingstone Co.,MO, in 1860. The farm still is owned by his descendants. John died on the farm in 1894.  per my Uncle Calvin Seitter.

      John Grouse had been taught milling and farming in his native country. He purchased the land on December 12, 1880. It lies in Section 12, Twp. 58, Rg. 25 in Sampsel Township in Livingston County. At one time, the land was owned by Ben Hargrave. In 1859, one acre in the northwest corner was deeded to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, on which the church was built. At one time, he owned 210 acres, but when the farm came to Will Grouse, there were only approximately 80 acres. When John died in 1894, he left the farm to his wife Barbara, until her death, then it was to become the property of their youngest son, William Grouse, after he paid a certain sum to each of his brothers and sisters. Thus, the farm came to Will Grouse in 1907 at the death of his mother.

      New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists:
      Name: John Graus
      Arrival date: 14 Jan 1850
      Age: 21
      Port of Departure: Chagres, New Granada
      Place of Origin: USA
      Ship: Cherokee
      Family Identification: 3086277
      Microfilm Serial Number: M237
      Microfilm Roll Number: 86 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]
    Person ID I20099  Mindrum
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2014 

    Father STB Michael Kraus,   d. Dec  
    Mother STB Rosanna,   d. Dec  
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet

    Family Barbara Landenberger,   b. 23 Jan 1828, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1907, Sampsel, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1853  [9
    Children 
     1. Christena Grouse,   b. Feb 1855, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1925, Geary, Canadian, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     2. Mary E. Grouse,   b. 23 Oct 1855, Nashport, Muskingum, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1936, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. John Henry Grouse,   b. 16 Aug 1857, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1927, Kansas City, Clay, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. George Grouse,   b. Abt 1858, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Goodlou Grouse,   b. 5 Nov 1859, Nashport, Muskingum, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1949, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. George Henry Grouse,   b. 4 Aug 1861, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1956, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     7. Rosa Grouse,   b. Abt 1863, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Katherine Catharine Grouse,   b. 9 Jan 1865, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1935, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Charlie Grouse,   b. Abt 1866, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age ~ 19 years)
     10. Elizabeth Grouse,   b. 1 Mar 1869, Sampsel, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1949, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     11. William F. Grouse,   b. 27 Aug 1870, Springhill, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1948, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F14074  Group Sheet

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