Crouse of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Johan Jacob Kraus [a] b abt 1727, Germany, d 17 Dec 1793, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He md Maria Clara Sweitzer abt 1750. She was b abt 1730, d 1 Apr 1802.
Child of Johan Jacob Kraus and Maria Clara Sweitzer was:

Johannes Frederick Kraus/Crouse b 3 Apr 1757, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, d unknown, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He md Maria Catherine Daree 16 Oct 1781, daughter of Nicholas Daree and Susanna. She was b bef 2 May 1762, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Child of Johannes Frederick Crouse and Maria Catherine Daree was:

Jacob Frederick Crouse b 20 Jun 1785, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, d unknown, prob Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He married Marie Elizabeth Acker 19 Dec 1809, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, daughter of Valentine Acker and Anna Catharina Himmelman. She was b 5 Nov 1788, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Child of Jacob Frederick Crouse and Marie Elizabeth Acker was:

Edward Crouse b 6 Apr 1814, of Chelsea, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He md Amelia Ramey abt 1842, prob Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She was b 31 Oct 1816, d 23 Jan 1904.
Children of Edward Crouse and Amelia Ramey were:

  • Mary Ann Crouse b 1846, of Chelsea, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; md John Fabien Ramey 20 Apr 1870, Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • Martha Rebecca Crouse b 6 Sep 1848, of Chelsea, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, d 16 Jan 1949; md Joseph Wessell 9 Jan 1871, Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • Elizabeth Matilda Crouse b 1851.
  • James Elkanah Crouse b 20 Nov 1858, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, d 4 Mar 1932; md Eliza Anne Frank 2 Jun 1879, Newburne, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • John Crouse b 1865, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, d 1874.

Elizabeth Matilda Crouse b 1851, prob Chelsea, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, d 15 Dec 1941, Plymouth, MA. She married Henry Allen Miles 14 Oct 1871, Greenfield, Queens Co., Nova Scotia, son of Barnabas Miles and Mary Elizabeth "Eliza" Keddy.

a. Johan Jacob Kraus, age 25, farmer, from the Palatinate Germany, arrived in Nova Scotia, with his wife and son, Johannes, on the ship Pearl in 1752. He was given land grants of 30 acres in First Peninsula, Lunenburg County, and an additional 300 acres in an area called South Lunenburg County. He and wife, Maria Clara, had fifteen children. His death record, dated 17 Dec 1793, states his age to have been 67 years, and in his will, he refers to himself as "weaver."
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