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Revised 27 July 2011

At present, this is just a side line of the family, so I have not dedicated much research time to it.  Source of Information: Mary Mestropolito and Janice Kersanty and Carol Culp plus family photos and documents

Moses Michael Kanouse

Moses, Catherine, Pearl and daughter

Moses Michael Kanouse and his dog Fritz

Grandpa Kanouse was a family favorite.  When my Uncle Ken was born, Grandpa Kanouse made a hand-made cradle for him.  Moses Michael Kanouse was a Civil War veteran - he served with the 5th Michigan Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer. He served with the 1st Brigade of the 7th Michigan Cavalry. After the Civil War, he came to Nebraska and fought Sioux and Cheyenne in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.  He spoke often of the privilege of marking in review before President Abraham Lincoln.

In 1865, Moses Michael Kanouse entered the service at 16 yrs of age. His application said 18 yrs of age.   He was 91 in 1937 in Omaha when he was asked by the President to attend a memorial for civil war vets at Gettysburg 's 75th Ann. which he did not attend. He was the 11th civil war vet living in 1937. He was with Custer in Anas until Custer went to S.D.. 16Yrs of age he was in charge of the Mules. July 6 1938 . Had a farm north of Florence. He married Catherine Carr Osborn 2 12 1908. He had 1 or 2 sisters and several brothers who all had biblical names.  He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lucille and Katherine Kanouse and friend, Patsy Hahn Pearl Kanouse as a child

 

Ancestors of Moses Michael Kanouse

 

Generation No. 1

1. Moses Michael Kanouse, born April 15, 1846 in Pennsylvania; died January 04, 1941 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. He was the son of 2. Abraham Kanouse and 3. Elizabeth Unknown. He married (1) Catherine Carr February 12, 1908 in St. Phillips Church, Florence, Nebraska. She was born November 05, 1846 in Alhalahana Farm, Co. Newtownesend, Kerry, Ireland, and died June 06, 1914 in Omaha, Douglas, NB. She was the daughter of Richard Carr and Joanna Welsh.

Generation No. 2

2. Abraham Kanouse, born Bet. 1799 - 1804 in Chester Township, Newhampton, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 4. Fredrick Kanauss and 5. Sarah Grohman. He married 3. Elizabeth Unknown in Greenwood, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

3. Elizabeth Unknown, born May 02, 1808 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania.

Children of Abraham Kanouse and Elizabeth Unknown are:

i. Lydia Ann Kanouse, born February 14, 1831 in Pennsylvania; died June 04, 1917 in Jamestown, Steuben, Indiana; married Lambert Pitner Persing March 20, 1856 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; born March 15, 1834 in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; died September 11, 1902 in Jamestown, Steuben, Indiana.

ii. Frederick Kanouse, born Abt. 1832.

iii. Elizabeth Kanouse, born Abt. 1833.

iv. John Kanouse, born Abt. 1834.

v. Henry Kanouse, born Abt. 1835.

vi. William Kanouse, born June 10, 1838 in Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania; died October 30, 1912 in Camargo, Dewey, Oklahoma; married Elizabeth Snyder; born January 01, 1841 in Seneca, Cimarron, Oklahoma; died January 26, 1921 in Camargo, Dewey, Oklahoma.

vii. Michael Kanouse, born June 13, 1844 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1928 in Oklahoma.

1 viii. Moses Michael Kanouse, born April 15, 1846 in Pennsylvania; died January 04, 1941 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; married Catherine Carr February 12, 1908 in St. Phillips Church, Florence, Nebraska.

ix. Phebe Jane Kanouse, born Abt. 1849.

x. Josiah Kanouse, born April 15, 1850 in Pennsylvania; died January 20, 1914.

xi. Reuben Kanouse, born Abt. 1851.

Generation No. 3

4. Fredrick Knauss, born April 21, 1768 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania; died Bet. 1833 - 1838 in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 8. Michael Knauss and 9. Anna Elizabeth Romig. He married 5. Sarah Grohman July 10, 1792 in Schoeneck, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

5. Sarah Grohman, born Bef. 1772 in Schoeneck, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 10. Johann Rudolph Grohman and 11. Catharina Unknown.

Children of Fredrick Knauss and Sarah Grohman are:

i. Benjamin Kanouse, born Bet. 1792 - 1794.

2 ii. Abraham Kanouse, born Bet. 1799 - 1804 in Chester Township, Newhampton, Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth Unknown in Greenwood, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

iii. Jacob Kanouse, born Abt. 1805 in Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1885 in Illinois; married Margaret F. Harris; born Abt. 1812 in Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1856 in Illinois.

iv. Frederick Kanouse, born April 08, 1809; died June 24, 1856 in Benton, Columbia, Pennsylvania; married Nancy Heifler; born Abt. 1812; died February 14, 1872 in Benton, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

v. Elizabeth Kanouse, born Abt. 1812 in Pennsylvania.

vi. Lydia Kanouse, born Abt. 1813.

vii. Phoebe Kanouse, born October 20, 1818; married Alexander Mears; born Abt. 1818 in Pennsylvania.

Generation No. 4

8. Michael Knauss, born July 26, 1743 in Upper Milford, North Hampton, Pennsylvania; died February 03, 1820 in Pennsylvania. He married 9. Anna Elizabeth Romig September 10, 1765 in Emmaus Lehigh County PA.

9. Anna Elizabeth Romig, born March 18, 1743/44 in Macungie Macungie Twp Lehigh PA. She was the daughter of 18. Johann Fredrich Romig and 19. Catharine Siegfried.

Children of Michael Knauss and Anna Romig are:

4 i. Fredrick Knauss, born April 21, 1768 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania; died Bet. 1833 - 1838 in Columbia County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Grohman July 10, 1792 in Schoeneck, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

ii. Johann Heinrich Knauss, born June 06, 1769 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania; died 1833 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; married Ana Marie Engler; born Abt. 1769.

iii. Catharina Knauss, born July 03, 1776 in Emmaus, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died December 19, 1838 in Shoeneck, Northampton, Pennsylvania; married John Adam Romig; born February 27, 1776.

iv. Anna Elizabeth Knauss, born May 08, 1771 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania.

v. Michael Knauss, born February 03, 1773 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania; died January 12, 1857 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; married Mary Mackley; born May 12, 1783; died January 14, 1856.

vi. Maria Magdalene Knauss, born March 21, 1775 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1844; married Jacob Balliet; born Abt. 1775.

vii. Johannes Knauss, born May 30, 1776 in Upper Milford Lehigh Pennsylvania.

10. Johann Rudolph Grohman, born Abt. 1754; died Bet. 1810 - 1820. He was the son of 20. Johann Christopher Grohman and 21. Barbara Herdlein. He married 11. Catharina Unknown.

11. Catharina Unknown, born Abt. 1754; died Bef. 1810.

Children of Johann Grohman and Catharina Unknown are:

5 i. Sarah Grohman, born Bef. 1772 in Schoeneck, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; married Fredrick Kanauss July 10, 1792 in Schoeneck, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

ii. Elizabeth Grohman, born Bef. 1773.

iii. Johann Samuel Grohman, born December 26, 1774 in Bucks, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

iv. Maria Clara Grohman, born May 09, 1777 in Bucks, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

v. Abraham Grohman, born Abt. 1778.

vi. George Grohman, born March 15, 1779; died January 17, 1868 in Bucks, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Generation No. 5

18. Johann Fredrich Romig, born Abt. 1721. He married 19. Catharine Siegfried.

19. Catharine Siegfried, born Abt. 1722.

Child of Johann Romig and Catharine Siegfried is:

9 i. Anna Elizabeth Romig, born March 18, 1743/44 in Macungie Macungie Twp Lehigh PA; married Michael Kanauss September 10, 1765 in Emmaus Lehigh County PA.

20. Johann Christopher Grohman, born Abt. 1733. He married 21. Barbara Herdlein.

21. Barbara Herdlein, born Abt. 1733.

Child of Johann Grohman and Barbara Herdlein is:

10 i. Johann Rudolph Grohman, born Abt. 1754; died Bet. 1810 - 1820; married Catharina Unknown.