Friday, March 9, 2012

William Henry Houser 1860-1923

Heather's 3rd Great Grandfather, Paternal Line



William H. Houser
Born Feb 1860
Died 1923
Married 1882
Sarah Jane Snyder
Died 1927

Children:
Lizzie Ernestine Houser  1883 – 1934 Isaac Campbell, 2nd Isaiah Baker
George Milton Houser 1886-1890 died shortly before his 4th birthday
Thomas Albert Houser 1890 – 1905 Died Age 15
Susan Alvesta Houser 1892 – 1968 m. John Francis Newman
William Walter Houser 1895 – 1942 m. Catherine Miriam Ulsh
Jennie Rebecca Houser 1901 – 1993 m. Oscar  Sterling Ernest
Iva Idella Houser 1907 – 1974



The Houser Sisters



William Henry Houser was born February 1860, the son of George & Anna (Moyer) Moser.  He, along with his siblings Catherine, Sarah Elizabeth, & Anna Louisa, were all born and raised in Chapman Twp, Snyder County PA.
The 1880 Census tells us that William was a boat builder, and that his father could not read or write, and that his mother could not write.
On March 6 1881, William married Sarah Jane Snyder, the daughter of David & Susannah (Shaffer) Snyder.  William & Susan Houser were the parents of 8 children:
The 1900 Census lists William as a day laborer.  Two of his daughters, Celestia & Lizzie, have married and both them and their spouses are living with William & Sarah, along with Thomas, Susan, & William jr.  William's mother Annie is listed next door, a widow.  By 1910, William has moved to Perry County Ohio with his wife, and Susan 17, WIlliam 15, Jennie 8 & Iva 3.   In 1920 he was back in Pennsylvania, listed as a house carpenter.

In 1923 William died.   He is buried in Saint John United Bretheran Cemtery in Port Trevorton, Snyder County Pa.

1860 - William is born
Name: William Houser
Age in 1860: 4/12
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Chapman
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
George Houser 30
Anna Houser 28
Catharine Houser 10
Elizabeth Houser 8
William Houser 4/12

1862 - Sarah Jane Snyder is born
parents: Jacob Snyder & Susanna Shaffer (see Sarah's death certificate)
The census clearly shows Sarah Jane is the daughter of David H. & Susanna...   I think William JR made a mistake when filling out the death certificate.

Her obit also lists David as her father.

1870
Name: William Houser
Age in 1870: 10
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mckees 1/2 Falls
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
George Houser 46
Ann Houser 44
Elizabeth Houser 18
William Houser 10
Louisa Houser 6


1880 
Name: William Houser
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: George Houser
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Ann Houser
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Boat Builder
Household Members:
Name Age
George Houser 55
Ann Houser 54
William Houser 20
Louisa Houser 16

1881
March 6 1881
William Henry Houser Married Sarah Jane Snyder


The Middleburgh Post 
(Middleburg, Pennsylvania)
17 Mar 1881, Thu • First Edition • Page 5


The Middleburgh Post 
(Middleburg, Pennsylvania)
25 Jan 1883, Thu • First Edition • Page 3

1900
Name: William H Houser
Age: 39
Birth Date: Mar 1861
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
[Snyder]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah J Houser
Marriage Year: 1882
Years Married: 18
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Houser 39
Sarah J Houser 36
Thomas A Houser 9
Susan A Houser 7
William W Houser 5
Celesta Witmer 17
Edward Witmer 21
Lizzie Cambel 17 (Elizabeth Houser, sister of William)
Isaac Cambel 17 (Isaac, husband of Elizabeth)


This photo is also on this page:
It is fully labeled and explained there.





1910

1910 United States Federal Census about William H Houses
Name: William H Houses
[William H Houser]
Age in 1910: 50
Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Pike, Perry, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah I Houses
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Houses 50
Sarah I Houses 48
[49]
Susan E Houses 17
William W Houses 15
Jennie R Houses 8
Iva I Houses 3

Sue (Houser) Newman; Jenny Houser Ernest; Sarah (Snyder)Houser; Iva (Houser) Carpenter; Anderson neighbors

same photo as above, cropped

William & Susan Houser

1920
Name: William H Houser
Age: 58
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah J Houser
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Houser 58
Sarah J Houser 56
Iva I Houser 12
George T Campbell 17



1923 William Henry Died


NAME:William H Houser
GENDER:Male
RACE:White
AGE:63
BIRTH DATE:28 Mar 1860
BIRTH PLACE:Snyder County, Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE:3 Sep 1923
DEATH PLACE:Chapman, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA
FATHER NAME:George Houser
FATHER BIRTH PLACE:Snyder County, Pennsylvania
MOTHER NAME:Annie Moyer
MOTHER BIRTH PLACE:Snyder Copa
CERTIFICATE NUMBER:98084

1927 - Sarah Jane Died

NAME:Mrs Sarah Jane Hauser
[Mrs Sarah Jane Snyder] 
GENDER:Female
RACE:White
AGE:62
BIRTH DATE:abt 1865
BIRTH PLACE:Snyder County, Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE:20 Nov 1927
DEATH PLACE:Geisinger, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
FATHER NAME:Jacob Snyder
FATHER BIRTH PLACE:Snyder County, Pennsylvania
MOTHER NAME:Shaffer
MOTHER BIRTH PLACE:Snyder County, Pennsylvania
SPOUSE NAME:William Hauser
CERTIFICATE NUMBER:104356



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