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Greathouse Point Updates

Started by Rick Greathouse. Last reply by Rick Greathouse Jul 11, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by Linda Nicholson Thacker on July 8, 2013 at 2:27pm

My ancestors came from Germany, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio. 

Comment by Linda Nicholson Thacker on July 8, 2013 at 2:05pm

My decedent line is:

my 9th great grandfather 

Johann Groethauss or Grothaus (1613 - 1713) married Deborah Lyntell

my 8th great grandfather

Herman or Harman Groethauss or Grothaus (1633 - 1743) married Anna Marie Hemmers Heimer.

my 7th great grandfather

Harmon Groethausen (1670 - 1743) married Mary Mott

my 6th great grandfather

Henry Groethausen (1695 - 1745) married Ann Puffin Pippen

my 5th great grandfather

Harmon Greathouse Sr (1720 - 1782) Mary Stull

my 4th great grandfather

Daniel Greathouse (1750 - 1777) married Mary Morris

my 3rd great grandfather 

John Greathouse (1778 - 1866) married Sarah McDade

my 2nd great grandfather

James Greathouse (1820 - 1863) married Nancy Ashley

my great grandmother

Laura "Caroline" Greathouse (1841 - 1913) married Joseph Nicholson

my grandfather is

John-Wiley Nicholson (1874 - 1959) married Anna Nancy Rutter 

my father

Ronald Nicholson (1915 - 1973) married Freda Stires

Comment by Rick Greathouse on January 29, 2010 at 7:59am

29 Jan 2010

The following reports in our Greathouse County project have been updated:

Greathouse of Philadelphia County, PA [events added from 1721 through 1733]

Read more:
Comment by Rick Greathouse on January 21, 2010 at 9:59am
1720, Jun 10 - George Ruger purchased 27 acres from Claus Braun on the road leading from Philadelphia to North Wales [now Germantown Avenue at Chestnut Hill]. 3

Source: Doris Rex Schutte, George Rex (1682-1772) of Germantown, Pennsylvania, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 68, Issue 4, December 1980. Page 243.
Comment by Michael Gallagher on July 16, 2009 at 12:04pm
I am descended from Philadelphia Rexs. My ancestor Barbara may have been a Greathouse (German). Her husband was Hans Jurg[umalut over "u" Ruger[again, umlaut over "u"]/George Rex/Georg Rugar. Anybody have Philadelphia Greathouses?
Comment by Sandra Foley Jarrett on July 11, 2009 at 4:27pm
I am descended from James and Sarah McDade Greathouse and Samuel and Sudna Carpenter Tanner, both families which settled in what was to become Roane County, WV. My great grandmother was Minnora "Nora" Greathouse who married Mack H Lowery. Their son Earl Lowry was my grandfather (1896-1940).
Comment by Tracy Glatz on July 10, 2009 at 10:47am
My g-grandmother was Frona Greathouse (1890-1971), daughter of
William Michael Greathouse (1853-1906) and Sarah Jane Johnson. William is the son of Thomas Greathouse (1821-bef 1880) and Sarah Algood. Thomas is the son of Michael Greathouse and Debbie Snawder.

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