The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 2: John and Sarah Hauser Family
In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook. Other parts in this series include:
- The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 1: Ettline’s Antiques
- The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 3: John and Hannah Hauser Family
- The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 4: Henry and Nancy Hauser Family
- The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 5: The John H. Hauser 1850 Homestead
In part 1 of this series, we learned that the 3790 East Market Street property was awarded to Henry C. Hauser in 1875. Henry is most likely the person responsible for constructing the buildings on this property, which eventually housed Ettline’s Antiques. When Henry died in 1889, his wife Nancy took ownership of the property until her death in 1910.
I decided to look at Nancy Hauser’s information recorded for the 1900 Census. The census taker records family information in the order of visitation. By 1900, all but one of Nancy’s children has moved out of the house; this was her 30-year-old daughter Barbara Hauser.
Nancy Hauser lists her occupation as Landlord. She has many Hauser (Houser) individuals as neighbors, or even possibly living in the large house. Who are all these Hausers and where did they come from?
Hausers in this area descend from three sons of the John and Sarah Hauser Family of Hellam Township. As this series continues, I’ll sort out how these Hausers are connected and examine their history to the Hauser Grist Mill on Stony Run, Hauser Land, Hauser Mill along the highway and the Hauser House at 3790 East Market Street.
The three heads of household in the above census record are Edward Hauser, Nancy Hauser and Winfield Hauser. Edward Hauser lists his occupation as a Capitalist and is a renter (R in column 25). I suspect he is renting in the Nancy Hauser house, although using a separate entrance to qualify as a separate dwelling. I presume Edward is the person operating the next-door Hauser Mill in 1900.
Winfield Hauser lists his occupation as a Farmer and an owner (O in column 25). I believe Winfield is on the farm of which the property at 3790 East Market Street once encompassed. That was the property of his oldest brother John H. Hauser, who operated that farm and Grist Mill on Stony Run. Winfield owned several farms in the general area during 1900. In a few years, Winfield Hauser retires from farming and constructs the building which is now Marino’s Pizza, using bricks from the Stony Brook Slate and Brick Company.
Nancy Hauser’s husband Henry was a brother to Winfield and John H. Hauser. He owned property in several locations around the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.
Lets look at how these families are related by looking at the family history of the John and Sarah Hauser (Houser) Family of Hellam Township. The majority of the following family history information comes from the Hauser Family History file # 2572 and Cards at the York County Heritage Trust; containing clippings, Family Bible records, vital records and assorted other information on York County Hauser Families. York County Deed and Estate records were also consulted. A few bits and pieces come from family trees on the Internet; in which I have not yet verified information against original sources.
Some links to previous posts are already embedded in this family history. As I progress to additional posts in this series, the appropriate links will be added.
The John and Sarah Hauser (Houser) Family of Hellam Township
John Hauser was born September 1, 1796 in Hellam Township. At the age of 29 he married Sarah Strickler on November 25, 1825. Sarah (Strickler) Hauser was born February 6, 1807. They had 10 children. Sarah died October 17, 1871 and John died February 18, 1875; they are buried in Hauser’s Cemetery in Hellam Township.
The 10 children of John and Sarah Hauser are:
John H. Hauser was born February 11, 1827. At the age of 22 he married Hannah G. Richardson on December 19, 1849. Hannah (Richardson) Hauser was born March 27, 1828. The John & Hannah Hauser Family MOVE TO, what is now SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, about in the early 1850s; more details on this family will be in Part 3 of this series. They had two children: Emma Augusta Hauser (1850-1902) and Alice Richardson Hauser (1853-1855). John died November 12, 1867 and Hannah died January 5, 1873; they are buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in York.
Mary Ann Hauser was born September 5, 1828. At the age of 25 she married Christopher Columbus Burg (C. C. Burg) on March 2, 1854. C. C. Burg was born March 15, 1829 in what is now Lower Windsor Township. They had at least five children: Philip W. Burg (1856-1936), Sarah Eliza Burg (1859-1936), John Lincoln Burg (1861-1941), Mary Elmira Burg (1863- ), and Alfred H. Burg (1866- ). Mary Ann died July 25, 1892 and C. C. Burg died May 15, 1919.
Sarah Hauser was born April 10, 1831. At the age of 34 she married Henry Slough on September 10, 1865. Henry Slough was born November 22, 1841 in West Earl Township, Lancaster County. They had at least one child: John Alfred Slough (1868-1911). Sarah died February 11, 1887 and Henry Slough died October 18, 1918.
Henry C. Hauser was born October 1, 1832. At the age of 25 he married Nancy Stoner on December 22, 1857. Nancy was born during October 1831. The Henry & Nancy Hauser Family MOVE TO, what is now SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP about in the late 1850s; more details on this family will be in Part 4 of this series. They had 5 children: William Hauser (1860-1860), Minnie May Hauser (1862-1936), Edward H. Hauser (1864-1918), Barbara A. Hauser (1867-1939), and Sarah Ellen Hauser (1870-1927). Henry died December 25, 1889 and Nancy died May 23, 1910; they are buried in Stony Brook Mennonite Cemetery, Springettsbury Township.
Martha Hauser was born February 28, 1836. Martha died December 18, 1919; she is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville.
William Hauser was born February 2, 1839. William died March 6, 1839; he is buried in Hauser’s Cemetery in Hellam Township.
Eliza Hauser was born July 17, 1840. She married Samuel Stoner Sprenkle. Samuel Sprenkle was born October 12, 1837. They had at least 2 children: Albert Houser Sprenkle (1870-1946) and Florence Sprenkle (1872-1872). Eliza died July 27, 1892 and Samuel died June 3, 1912.
Matilda Hauser was born March 3, 1843. At the age of 23 she married Emanuel Strickler on September 27, 1866. Emanuel was born February 5, 1843. They had at least 8 children: Arthur Emanuel Strickler (1867-1918), Mary Eva Strickler (1869- ), Harry Luther Strickler (1870-1934), Martha Ella Strickler (1872- ), Sarah Mabel Strickler (1875-1933), Irvin Hauser Strickler (1876-1933), Tillie Viola Strickler (1880-1930), and Clarence Alfred Strickler (1884-1933). Matilda died May 1, 1925 and Emanuel died October 22, 1927.
Alfred A. Hauser was born July 2, 1846. At the age of 26 he married Malinda Elizabeth Leber on November 12, 1872. Malinda was born November 1, 1844. They had at least 4 children: Clarence Leber Hauser (1874-1941), John Strickler Hauser (1876-1957), David Becker Hauser (1878-1945) and Anna Mary Hauser (1883-1949). Alfred died May 1, 1899 and Malinda died May 22, 1920; they are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville.
Winfield Franklin Hauser was born August 9 1850. At the age of 27 he married Rosa Ellen Baer on March 17, 1878. Rosa was born September 28, 1855. The Winfield & Rosa Hauser Family MOVE TO, what is now SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, about in the late 1870s; more details on this family will be in a later part of this series. They had seven children: Harvey Baer Hauser (1879- ), Florence M. Hauser (1880-1976), Martha Ann Hauser (1882- ), Kurwin Winfield Hauser (1883-1967), Sarah Grace Hauser (1885- ), Laura Ellen Hauser (1889- ) and Willis John Hauser (1896-1957). Rosa died February 17, 1901 and Winfield died August 1, 1921; they are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Springettsbury Township.Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts