My great grandfather was Thomas Edward Kanouse (Ed). His birth record provided by the Archives and History Bureau of the State Library of New Jersey states that he was born August 29, 1853, in Montville, NJ. He emigrated to Perry, Shiawassee Co., MI where he married and raised his family. According to his birth record his parents were Henry Kanouse and Catherine. I learned later from David E. Kanouse that Catherine surname was Fredericks. I don't know if this is part of the family that you are looking for but I would be happy to share with you what I have.