Descendants of William Maus
Generation No. 1
1.William1 Maus was born Abt 1750.He married Lydia Van Scolck, daughter of Henry Van Scolck.
Maus Family Folk Lore
There was a Maus family living in the Hudson River country or in the adjoining Mohawk River valley that was surprised by a band of Indians during the French and Indian War (1758-1759).The elders were massacred and the cattle and horses herded off; and the children, a boy and a girl were taken captive.Later, under more peaceful conditions, a few of these Indians following one of their trails, came to a crossing where there was a small settlement and a "trading post" (general store) somewhere in the vicinity of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.Undoubtedly, they came to trade furs and /or venison for blankets, sugar, tea, and maybe colourful trinkets that the white man had.
The store owner seeing a white boy and a white girl with the Indians bargained for them, and the Indians departed.Not long thereafter, the Indians returned to steal the boy.When the store owner apprehended the Indians he succeeded in hiding the boy under merchandise and bluffed the Indians into leaving the place.The Indians hardly dared to make a fuss on account of their recent treaty, and undoubtedly there was a detachment of British army not far away.The girl who was a couple of years older than the boy disappeared, and was never found.It is believed that the Indians did take her.
The store owner, so the story runs, was a Henry Van Scoick.Thespelling "Van Scoick" is as given in the earliest writing found, and as given by John Maus to Mrs. Elizabeth (Stuart) Maus.The boy he rescued was William Maus.The dates: William was born about 1752 and his release from the Indians was about 1760.
William Maus grew up in the Van Scoick household and quite naturally worked as his age and ability permitted.When about twenty-four years of age he was freighting goods for Mr. Van Scoick on the road somewhere out from Saratoga when he was attacked by a small band of scouts of the revolutionary army who too his horses, wagon and goods and would have made him one of their party.They had frightened the horses and while trying to control the horses William escaped into the woods, hid himself awhile and in due time made his way back to the Van Scoick place.This is said to have happened about a week before the Battle of Saratoga, Oct. 11, 1777.
The story continues that William won the hand of the storekeeper's daughter, Lydia.The were married about 1780.It is quite in keeping then that when their first sone was born 23 November, 1782, that the named him "Henry Van Scoick Maus" in recognition of the man who had saved William from the Indians.
There have been many variations of this story in local Ontario newspapers, with dates that often did not co-ordinate with events of history.The above writing coordinates the story with the dates of history.
From the book "Stones" by Frederick A. Babcock, 1964
Children of William Maus and Lydia Van Scolck are:
+ 2 i. Henry Van Scolck2 Maus, born November 23, 1782 in Herkimer, New York; died April 30, 1876 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
+ 3 ii. Daniel Maus.
4 iii. Sam Maus.
Generation No. 2
2.Henry Van Scolck2 Maus(William1) was born November 23, 1782 in Herkimer, New York, and died April 30, 1876 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.He married Aurilla Bunnell June 1804 in New York, daughter of Jairus Bunnell and Delany S..
Henry and Aurilla must have come to Canada sometime between 1816 and 1818 as Jairus was born in New York in 1816 and John in Ontario 1818.
Henry V.S. Maus with wife and children left New York State in the year 1817, and lived in Queenston, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1818, for the family records show that a son, John Maus was born 4 Sept. 1818 in Queenston, Ontario.In 1819 the family was resident in Shade's Mills, (now Galt, Ontario) and ths family with some of their close kin pioneered an area known as "Maus Plains".These are well established facts of record.
Children of Henry Maus and Aurilla Bunnell are:
5 i. Adrian3 Maus, born 1806 in New York.
+ 6 ii. Mercy Maus, born October 08, 1807 in New York; died December 28, 1889 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
+ 7 iii. Adah Maus, born November 04, 1809 in Herkimer, New York; died November 19, 1880 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
+ 8 iv. Dorman Maus, born June 05, 1811 in Herkimer, New York; died May 10, 1892 in Princeton, Ontario, Canada.
9 v. Absalom Maus, born 1814 in Herkimer, New York; died 1817 in Herkimer, New York.
+ 10 vi. Jairus Bunnell Maus, born January 20, 1816 in Herkimer, New York; died March 01, 1876 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
+ 11 vii. John Maus, born September 04, 1818.
12 viii. William Maus, born January 19, 1821 in Shade's Mills, Ontario; died August 29, 1842 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
13 ix. Absalum Maus, born 1823; died April 02, 1838 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
14 x. Lewis Maus, born 1826.
Quote from Mrs. Ethel E. (Maus) Miller, granddaughter of Henry V.S. Maus:
"I believe that there were seven children in the family.They all lived on the Maus Plains at one time.Dan Maus married and had three children: Adelaide, Jane and Sam.The two girls were fine seamstresses.The whole family (Dan's) moved from Maus Plains to Batavia or Buffalo (N.Y.) where the girls had good work sewing there---they were not married---then I heard no more about them.One Elizabeth Maus married Adam Bawtinheimer, my uncle; he was a brother of my mother (Jane Bawtinheimer). I think there was a boy named William.There was A Laura (Maus) who married a Mr. Luther."
Children of Daniel Maus are:
15 i. Adelaide3 Maus.
16 ii. Jane Maus.
17 iii Sam Maus.
Generation No. 3
6.Mercy3 Maus(Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born October 08, 1807 in New York, and died December 28, 1889 in Maus Plains, Ontario.She married (1) Samuel Appleby.She married (2) Louis Briant La Pierre August 27, 1823 in Shade''s Mill, Galt, Waterloo, Ontario.
Children of Mercy Maus and Louis La Pierre are:
18 i. Louis Briant4 La Pierre, born January 02, 1825 in Maus Plains, Ontario; died July 27, 1825 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
+ 19 ii. Susan Catherine La Pierre, born June 10, 1826 in Shade's Mills, Ontario; died December 03, 1908 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
20 iii Eliza Jane La Pierre, born July 09, 1828.
21 iv Nancy La Pierre, born September 26, 1830; died September 09, 1852 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
22 v. Louis Breo La Pierre, born March 06, 1833.
23 vi Lydia La Pierre, born June 04, 1835.
24 vii Rebecca La Pierre, born September 26, 1837.
25 viii Aurilla La Pierre, born May 09, 1842.
26 ix Adelaide La Pierre, born September 05, 1844.
+ 27 x. William B. D. La Pierre, born December 21, 1847 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
7.Adah3 Maus(Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born November 04, 1809 in Herkimer, New York, and died November 19, 1880 in Maus Plains, Ontario.She married (1) George Leeds.She married (2) Alexander Anderson January 17, 1831.
Child of Adah Maus and George Leeds is:
28 i. John A.4 Leeds.
Children of Adah Maus and Alexander Anderson are:
+ 29 i. Catherine4 Anderson, born February 15, 1837 in Maus Plains, Ontario; died February 15, 1915 in Summer Cove, Manitoba.
30 ii. Daniel A. Anderson, born 1835.
31 iii Aurilla Anderson, born 1836.
32 iv Henry Anderson, born September 15, 1843 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
8.Dorman3 Maus(Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born June 05, 1811 in Herkimer, New York, and died May 10, 1892 in Princeton, Ontario, Canada.He married (1) Jennett McPherson Abt 1837 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.He married (2) Jeanette Irvin January 10, 1839.He married (3) Jane Bawthiheimer Abt 1847.
Child of Dorman Maus and Jennett McPherson is:
+ 33 i. Lewis4 Maus, born August 04, 1838 in South Dumfries,Brant,Ontario; died 1926 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
Children of Dorman Maus and Jeanette Irvin are:
34 i. Henry Stuart4 Maus, born December 20, 1851 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.He married Elizabeth Stewart March 08, 1879 in Brant, Ontario.
35 ii. Ellen Ann Maus, born 1846 in Brant, Ontario.
Children of Dorman Maus and Jane Bawthiheimer are:
36 i. Aurilla4 Maus, born September 27, 1848 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
37 ii. Daniel Transon Maus, born February 08, 1852.
38 iii. Catherine Maus, born March 14, 1853 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
39 iv. Ann Eliza Maus, born July 22, 1856 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
40 v. Francis Maus, born 1857 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
41 vi. Absalom Maus, born July 23, 1858 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
42 vii. Jairus Maus, born 1859 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
43 viii. Mary Maus, born October 27, 1860.
44 ix. Jane Maus, born September 26, 1863.
45 x. Esther Ethel Maus, born July 05, 1867.
10.Jairus Bunnell3 Maus(Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born January 20, 1816 in Herkimer, New York, and died March 01, 1876 in Maus Plains, Ontario.He married (1) Catherine Lamberton January 19, 1841 in Brant, Ontario, daughter of Orin Lamberton and Mary.He married (2) Jennet Ann Tinling February 15, 1849 in Brant, Ontario.He married (3) Elizabeth Campbell February 06, 1851.
Child of Jairus Maus and Catherine Lamberton is:
+ 46 i. Orrin4 Maus, born 1845.
Child of Jairus Maus and Jennet Tinling is:
+ 47 i. John William4 Maus, born December 21, 1849 in Maus Plains, Ontario; died December 05, 1925 in Ayr, Ontario.
Children of Jairus Maus and Elizabeth Campbell are:
48 i. Henry Stuart4 Maus, born December 20, 1851.
49 ii. Hannah Maria Maus, born February 20, 1854 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
50 iii. Frances Elizabeth Maus, born December 03, 1856.
51 iv. Jairus Wilfred Maus, born April 11, 1859.
52 v. William Duncan Maus, born October 02, 1861.
53 vi. Clara Helen Jessie, born December 15, 1865 in Paris, Brant, Ontario; died March 10, 1866 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
11.John3 Maus(Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born September 04, 1818.He married Adah Wendover March 18, 1845 in South Dumfries.
Children of John Maus and Adah Wendover are:
54 i. Lutheria Aurilla4 Maus, born April 11, 1846.
55 ii. John Henry Maus, born August 30, 1848 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
56 iii. William Maus, born April 08, 1850 in South Dumfries Ontario; died October 02, 1924 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.He married Elizabeth Ann Lizzie Stockton Abt 1878.
57 iv. Anna M. Maus, born December 06, 1851.She married George Patten March 15, 1876 in South Dumfries.
58 v. Lydia R. Maus, born April 05, 1854.She married Charles Martin Wells August 07, 1913 in South Dumfries, Ontario.
59 vi. Lydia K. Maus, born 1855 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
60 vii. Charles B. Maus, born February 22, 1858 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.
61 viii. Mortimer Maus, born March 01, 1860.
62 ix. Edgar B. Maus, born January 1861 in South Dumfries.
63 x. Edward Maus, born February 22, 1856 in South Dumfries.
Generation No. 4
19.Susan Catherine4 La Pierre(Mercy3 Maus, Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born June 10, 1826 in Shade's Mills, Ontario, and died December 03, 1908 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.She married Robert Fraser Campbell June 1844 in Maus Plains, Ontario.
Children of Susan La Pierre and Robert Campbell are:
64 i. Louis Pringle5 Campbell, born March 20, 1846.
65 ii. Robert Campbell, born March 02, 1848.
66 iii. Susan Catherine Campbell, born March 12, 1850; died June 04, 1854.
67 iv. Helen Kats Campbell, born May 23, 1854.
68 v. James LaPierre Campbell, born May 03, 1856.
69 vi. Eliza Eugenia Campbell, born September 04, 1858.
70 vii. William Campbell, born October 03, 1861; died December 06, 1868.
71 viii. Adelaide Rebecca Campbell, born July 03, 1867.
27.William B. D.4 La Pierre(Mercy3 Maus, Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born December 21, 1847 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.He married Ruth Jane Ames.
Children of William La Pierre and Ruth Ames are:
72 i. William B. D.5 La Pierre, born 1884 in Brant, Ontario.
73 ii. Louis A. La Pierre, born December 27, 1876.
29.Catherine4 Anderson(Adah3 Maus, Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born February 15, 1837 in Maus Plains, Ontario, and died February 15, 1915 in Summer Cove, Manitoba.She married Henry R. Kelley April 27, 1859 in Brant, Ontario, son of Philip Kelley and Elizabeth Smuck.
Children of Catherine Anderson and Henry Kelley are:
74 i. Philip Henry5 Kelley, born May 30, 1859.
75 ii. Adan Kelley, born October 22, 1862.
76 iii. Alexander Kelley, born 1864.
77 iv. Elizabeth Kelley, born March 10, 1866.
78 v. Rita Kelley, born April 10, 1879.
33.Lewis4 Maus(Dorman3, Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born August 04, 1838 in South Dumfries,Brant,Ontario, and died 1926 in Paris, Brant, Ontario.He married Jane Kelly December 09, 1858 in South Dumfries, daughter of Philip Kelley and Elizabeth Smuck.
Children of Lewis Maus and Jane Kelly are:
79 i. Emma Amelia5 Maus, born August 04, 1863.
80 ii. Ida E. J. Maus, born 1861.
81 iii. Susan C. Lillian Maus, born July 22, 1865.
46.Orrin4 Maus(Jairus Bunnell3, Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born 1845.He married Margaret.
Child of Orrin Maus and Margaret is:
82 i. Daniel Showers5 Maus, born 1880 in South Dumfries.
47.John William4 Maus(Jairus Bunnell3, Henry Van Scolck2, William1) was born December 21, 1849 in Maus Plains, Ontario, and died December 05, 1925 in Ayr, Ontario.He married Agnes Hall October 13, 1886 in Blenheim Twsp.,Oxford Co., Ontario.
Children of John Maus and Agnes Hall are:
83 i. Janet Wright5 Maus, born August 27, 1887.
84 ii. Agnes Laurie Maus, born December 29, 1888.
85 iii. Jairus Wilton Maus, born July 25, 1890 in Maus Plains, Ontario; died November 16, 1966.He married Elizabeth Ann Baxter June 13, 1917 in Blenheim Twsp.,Oxford Co., Ontario.
86 iv. Estelle Margaret Maus, born July 14, 1895.