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Updated February 11, 2008

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Emigrated from Baumholder, Germany to United States, 1707

Pulled 3/23/04 the following:

John Rouse obtained a patent for 610 acres of land in 1728 on White Oak Run, a tributary of the Robinson River. Main Land Patent Map, showing Germanna 1 and Germanna 2 land holdings, and Supplementary Land Patent Map, showing land holdings of later German immigrants.) John Rouse's origins in Germany are unknown, though there has been speculation; apparently he came as a young man without any children.

John Rouse appears in the Hebron Church records of 1733. By 1739, there were two tithables, so one son (presumably) was born by 1723. John Rouse was never naturalized and, when he died, his wife Mary petitioned the Proprietor of the Northern Neck for a transfer of his land to his sons Martin, Matthais, and Adam. This petition was made 7 Mar 1747 and the land was granted as a life interest to Mary, with the sons as residual heirs. (In 1728 the land had been considered a part of the Crown's lands, so the deed was issued as a patent. By 1747, the land was considered to be a part of the Northern Neck, owned by Lord Fairfax. When he issued a deed in response to the petition, it was called a grant.)

ID: I260287
Name: Mary
Sex: F
Birth: 1701 in Baumholder,Saarbrucken,Germany
Death: 15 MAR 1764 in ,,Culpepper County,Virginia
Ancestral File #: MH0T-NK
LDS Baptism: 7 SEP 1994 Temple: LVEGA
Endowment: 9 FEB 1995 Temple: LVEGA
Event: Immigration Bef 1723 Germany To America 1
_RIN: 165877 2
Change Date: 5 MAY 2001 at 23:07:07

Marriage 1 John RAUSCH b: 1697 in Baumholder,Saarbrucken,Germany
Married: Abt 1722 in Baumholder,Saarbrucken,Germany
Sealing Spouse: 28 MAY 1999 in SLAKE
Note: 2 _PREF Y 2
Matthias ROUSE b: 1723 in ,Spotsylvania,Virginia
Martin ROUSE b: <1725> in ,Spotsylvania,Virginia
Samuel ROUSE b: <1727> in ,Spotsylvania,Virginia
Adam ROUSE b: <1727> in ,Spotsylvania,Virginia


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Vic Kemper sent information about the sources of data in Germany. He writes that the village of Ferndorf church has all the records of the Müsen people before 1642. The records in Müsen actually start in 1649 (this was one year after the end of the Thirty Years' War). Both Ferndorf and Müsen have a roomful of leather-bound books of their own records of births, marriages and deaths. The Müsen records are more accessible than those of Ferndorf, in that their records before about 1750 have been transcribed, categorized and typed. The old books are also readily available in each church by request, if you are good at reading the old German script.

What do the names Baker, Barlow, Carpenter, Cook, Deal, Deer, Early, Fisher, Garrett, Good, Holt, House, Miller, Price, Rouse, Slaughter, Snyder, Tanner, Thomas, and Weaver have in common? They are all good German names spelled in an English way. Some of the rules in the conversion from German to English are:

Keep the essential sound, and the meaning, but use the English spelling. This is possible in many cases because English and Germany are from the same language family and many words are quite similar. In the list of names above, Cook (Koch), Fisher (Fischer), Good (Gut), House (Hauss), Miller (Müller), Snyder (Schneider), and Weaver (Weber) are good examples.

Use the English word that means the same. Examples are Carpenter (Zimmermann), Deer (Hirsch), and Tanner (Gerber).

Some Germans names have no particular meaning, but they are converted by using an English spelling: Deal (Diehl), Early (Ehrle), Thomas (Thoma), Rouse (Rausch), and Holt (Hold) are examples. Or Willheit in German becomes Willhite in English.

Always, there is a process which arises from the fact that English sp

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