Generation No. 1
1. NICHOLAS1 STROUSE was born in Ufar, Wertheim, Germany (Source: Pennsylvania German Immigrants 1709 - 1786, 246, On 30 April 1753, Nicholas Strouse petitions to go to New England with his sister, (Anna) Eva.), and died Aft. 12 December 1808 in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., PA (Source: will, will was written on 12 December 1808 and executed 10 March 1809. His children were named in the will.). He married ANNA CHRISTINA. She died 29 August 1818 in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., PA (Source: will, Widow's legacy paid to her eight children.).
Notes for NICHOLAS STROUSE:
Nicholas Strouse and his sister, Eva, immigrated to The Colonies on 17 September 1753 on the ship, Richard and Mary.
Children of NICHOLAS STROUSE and ANNA CHRISTINA are:
ii. CHRISTOPHER STROUSE.
iii. JOHN STROUSE.
iv. GEORGE STROUSE.
v. LEONARD STROUSE.
vi. HENRY STROUSE.
vii. JACOB STROUSE.
viii. ROSINA STROUSE.
ix. MARGARET STROUSE.
2. MICHAEL2 STROUSE (NICHOLAS1) was born 1750 in Upper Mt. Bethel,Northampton,PA, and died May 1811 in Upper Mt. Bethel, Northampton, PA (Source: will, Will #2729 filed 23 May 1811.). He married ANNA CATHERINA STEIN 1782. She died 1826 in Leigh Co. PA.
Children of MICHAEL STROUSE and ANNA STEIN are:
ii. JOHN STROUSE, b. 15 April 1784.
iii. JOHN PETER STROUSE, b. 19 May 1786, Nockamixon Township, Bucks Co., PA (Source: St. Lukes Union Church Records, 15.).
iv. SARAH STROUSE, b. 10 September 1787.
v. JOHN LEONARD STROUSE, b. 9 February 1791, Tohickon, Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., PA (Source: St. Lukes Union Church Records, 390.).
vi. ISAAC STROUSE, b. 20 March 1796.
vii. DANIEL STROUSE, b. 22 November 1802.
3. JOSEPH3 STROUSE (MICHAEL2, NICHOLAS1) was born 19 March 1793 in Bedminster Tnshp, Bucks, PA (Source: Baptismal Record), and died 24 November 1861 in Southport, Chemung, NY (Source: Tombstone). He married ELIZABETH STEIN 24 January 1814. She was born 1793 in Bedminster Tnshp, Bucks, PA, and died 1881 in Caton, Steuben, NY.
Children of JOSEPH STROUSE and ELIZABETH STEIN are:
ii. WILLLIAM STROUSE, b. 1816.
iii. CATHERINE STROUSE, b. 1819; m. DANIEL PIATT.
iv. HARVEY STROUSE, b. 1821.
v. VALENTINE STROUSE, b. 1822; d. 1880.
vi. EDMUND STROUSE, b. 1832.
vii. VALENTINE STROUSE, b. 1822.
viii. JAMES STROUSE, b. 1830.
ix. PHILIP STROUSE.
x. SARAH STROUSE.
xi. JANE STROUSE.
xii. JOSEPH STROSUE.
4. JONAS4 STROUSE (JOSEPH3, MICHAEL2, NICHOLAS1) was born Abt. 1815 in NY, and died 18 May 1859 in Southport, Chemung, NY. He married (1) SARAH JANE -?-. She died 7 May 1842 in Elmira, Chemung, NY. He married (2) SARAH MINGOS 1 May 1843 in Towanda, Bradford, PA, daughter of JOHN MINGOS and NANCY SHAVER. She was born September 1824 in Allegany Co. NY, and died 26 January 1891 in Albany Tnshp, Bradford, PA.
Children of JONAS STROUSE and SARAH MINGOS are:
Notes for AARON STROUSE:
Aaron Strouse has always been a mystery. He was thirteen when his Father died. At the age of twenty one, he married Sarah Ann Rice. Sarah was only fifteen years old. It has been said that Aaron and Sarah had four children, yet only two can be accounted for. After ten years of marriage, Aaron filed for divorce. The actual decree has never been found. His son, Harry, never forgave him for leaving and refused to communicate with him. Aaron later married Helen Hancock, of Waverly, New York. Helen suffered from severe mania and died on 13 June 1897 in the Binghamton State Hospital. Following her death, Aaron traveled west. He settled in Adams, Paha, Washington, where he met and married Mary Dibble, a widow, on October 9, 1903. Aaron died on 4 April, 1913 of chronic intestinal nephritis. Following his death, his wife, Mary wrote a letter to Harry Strouse, his son, offering to send him his Father's rifle, if he would send her the postage. It appears that Aaron's early life was not always a happy one. While we will never know the reasons why he left Sarah, he was never forgiven. He died, never reconciling with his son.
Yet, his final wish was for that son to have his gun. Apparently, he never lost track of that son, and never stopped caring. I hope that his final years were happy ones.
ii. ELIZABETH AMANADA STROUSE, b. 1844, Southport, Chemung, NY; m. S.S. BENJAMIN, 6 November 1864, Asylum, Bradford, PA.
iii. BENJAMIN STROUSE, b. 1858, Southport, Chemung, NY; d. 16 January 1872, Elmira Chemung, NY.
iv. LEVI STROUSE, b. January 1855, Southport, Chemung, NY.