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ROUZE Family

First Generation

1. Joseph1 Rouze was born in 1797 .(Birthdate from Jeff Rouze

He married Susan Forsyth.

Joseph Rouze and Susan Forsyth had the following child:


child 2 i. Sarah Jane2 Rouze(903) was born in Decatur Co.,IN May 31, 1831.(904) Sarah died before September 1855 in IN.(905) She married Peter Anspach in Indiana, September 8, 1853.(906) Peter was born in Ohio September 17, 1819. He was the son of (John) Jacob Anspach and Eleanor Israel. He married Anne Lanning in Decatur County, Indiana, July 31, 1838.(907) He married Armilda or Amilda Barnett in Brown Co.,Indiana, September 16, 1855.(908) Peter died July 10, 1867 in Shasta Co.,CA., at 47 years of age. The following is the death notice from the Sacramento Bee: "At Shasta, July 10th (1867) , Peter ANSPACH, aged 48 years." Source: "Deaths"; Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California; Friday 19 July 1867, page 3, column 3; source located at Sacramento Public Library. Located through Subject: Gold Rush, Bee List The listing was taken from the Shasta Courier Newspaper, dated July 13,1867. The only information was Peter's name, age at time of death, and date of death. No cemetery was mentioned, and to date none has been found.

Peter's occupation: blacksmith/mason/prospector in IN.,IL.,CA., 1838. Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Decatur Co.,Indiana.(909) (See Peter Anspach for the continuation of this line.) I believe that Peter, son of Jacob & Elloner Israel Anspach, was married to Sarah Jane Rouze. He remarried in 1855, after Sarah Jane died. Arva Williams provided most of the info. on Sarah Jane's family. Her great-grandmother was Sarah Jane's sister. Arva can be contacted at for Rouze & related info. Arva says the book Genealogy of the Joseph Rouze Family by Ellan A.(Nellie) Sherman has this entry for Peter & Sarah Jane Rouze Anspach: Sarah Jane Rouze, the fifth child of Joseph and Susan Rouze, was born May 31,1831. In 1853 she married Peter Anspach. They moved near Flora in Clay County, Illinois. They made this their home until a few months after the birth of their daughter. Sarah Jane was in poor health, so they decided to return to the home of her parents in Indiana. The covered wagon was equipped with the necessary articles for traveling and also a bed to convey the sick mother and her baby in a comfortable way. It was a hazardous journey. On reaching the home of the parents (Joseph and Susan Rouze) the father and mother rushed out to greet their daughter and family. Sarah Jane raised up in her bed and placed her baby in the arms of her mother. " I have brought her home to you.' she said. "Will you keep her as your own?" In a few weeks she died. Sarah Jane was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was loyal to its teaching. Interment was made in a little cemetery on the home farm. The baby was given the name of her mother, Sarah Jane, and was brought up in the home of her grandparents. She remained with them until her marriage to John Roberts.:IT)

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