As far as I am concerned, the Fauss family in Hunterdon County begins with Rev. Jacob Fauss and his wife Margaret Space, who settled in Amwell Township before the Revolution. His parents may have been living in Amwell township when he was born, I cannot say. He probably had a sister Catharine (c.1746 – 1821) who married a Yawger.

Some of this information came from the Jacob Fauss Family Bible, held by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey at the Alexander Library, Rutgers University. It was translated from the German, and a copy is on file at the Hunterdon County Historical Society.

First Generation:

(1) Rev. Jacob Fauss (1740 – 1806) & Margaret Space (1743 – 1830)

The following is taken from Jacob Fauss Bible:
“Births
December ye 6th 1740 I was born
October ye 26th 1743 my wife was born
Sept 15th 1767 I was married to Margaret Space
July 31st 1768 about 4 oclock in the morning my Daugter Elizabeth is born
January 6th 1777 about 7 oclock my son Samuel was born
January 16th 1790 about 11 oclock in the evening my Daughter Rebekah is born
Sept. 10th 1782 at 9 oclock in the evening my son John is born”

The Bible also listed deaths, including this one:
August 17th 1797 Died my Mother-in-Law Margaret Bechtelsheimer Aged 83 years at half an hour past 7 afternoon

As might be expected, bibles were treasured by Rev. Fauss. In his will dated September 29, 1805, he left to his son Samuel “my small Dutch handbill” and “my English quarto Bible,” and to son John his “Dutch quarto Bible.” Rev. Fauss’ will is one of the most detailed and well considered of the early Amwell wills.

Second Generation:

|     (2) Elizabeth Fauss (1768 – 1848) & Jacob Wagner (c.1765 – ?)
|     (2) Samuel Fauss (1777 – 1831) & Mary Moore (1779 – 1871)
|     (2) Rebecca Fauss (1780 – 1830)
|     |   m. 1) Peter Prall (c.1780 – ?) – he apparently left her.
|     |   m. 2) Emanuel Trimmer (c.1780 – ?)
|    (2) John Fauss (1782 – 1825) & Sarah Rounsavel (1784 – 1850)

Third Generation:

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) George Fauss (c.1803 – 1877) & Delilah Rockafellar (c.1805 – 1881)
|     |     (3) Deborah Fauss (1804 – 1877) & Josiah Moore (1805 – 1884) no children
|     |     (3) Catharine Fauss (1806 – 1884) & Jacob Bodine (1806 – 1867)
|     |     (3) Ann Fauss (c.1808 – 1885) & Enoch Hoffman (1807 – 1889)

|     (2) Rebecca Fauss & Peter Prall
|    |     (3) Peter Prall (c.1800 – 1818)

|     (2) John Fauss & 1) Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John R. Fauss (1811 – 1881) & Jane Lake (1812 – 1891)
|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss (1813 – 1888) & Elizabeth Wolverton (1817 – 1892)
|     |     (3) Hannah Fauss (1818 – 1889) & Nathaniel Britton Horn (1821 – 1907)
|     |     (3) Elizabeth R. Fauss (1814 – 1901) & Isaac S. Hartley (1814 – 1888)1
|     |     (3) Margaret Fauss (c.1821 – ?)
|     |     (3) Amy Fauss (1823 – 1898)
|     |     (3) Henry Rounsavell Fauss (1824 – 1893) & Amy (1833 – 1898)

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) George Fauss & Delilah Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss (1826 – 1897)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Mary Case (c.1829 – 1859)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Elmyra Lair (1832 – 1863)
|     |     |     |   m. 3) Jemima Phillips (1841 – 1904)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Catharine Fauss (1831 – 1904) & Edward Housel (1831 – 1909)

|     |     (3) Catharine Fauss & Jacob Bodine [See Bodine Tree]
|     |     |     (4) John Henry Bodine (1832 – 1904) & Clarissa Augusta Sine (1833 – after 1920)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel Bodine (1834 – 1903) & Jane Bird (1839 – 1908)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Bodine (1836 – 1861) & Lemuel Warrick (1836 – 1913)
|     |     |     (4) Henry Fauss Bodine (1839 – 1909)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Amy Chamberlin (1842 – 1883)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Mary D. Horne (1859 – after 1930)
|     |     |     (4) William Bodine (c.1840 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Susan C. Bodine (1841 – 1896) & Israel P. Hoppock (1830 – 1895)
|     |     |     (4) David R. Bodine (1842 – 1921) & Emily Lair (1844 – 1894)

|     |     (3) Ann Fauss & Enoch Hoffman, moved to Trenton
|     |     |     (4) Adaline Hoffman (1830 – after 1900) & Joseph R. Woodruff (1829 – after 1900)
|     |     |     (4) Rebecca Ann Hoffman (c.1835 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Ellen Huffman (c.1839 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Isaac H. Hoffman (1840 – 1907) & Mary J. Hann (1848 – 1919)
|     |     |     (4) Virginia Hoffman (c.1844 – ?)

|     (2) John Fauss & Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John R. Fauss & Jane Lake
|     |     |     (4) Mary Ann Fauss (1835 – 1916) & Elder Charles W. Moore (1838 – 1903)
|     |     |     (4) Othniel Rittenhouse Fauss (1839 – after 1915) & Elizabeth R. Moore (1843 – after 1915)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss (1844 – 1921) & Mary H. Shepherd (1855 – 1927) no children
|     |     |     (4) Joseph S. Fauss (1853 – 1921) & Jane H. Hockenbury (c.1860 – 1931)
|     |     |     (4) Margaret Fauss (c.1855 – ?)

|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss & Elizabeth Wolverton
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Fauss (1839 – 1906) & John T. Hummer (1850 – 1942)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Fauss (1843 – 1870)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Jane Fauss (1845 – 1870)
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Wolverton Fauss (1847 – 1911)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) George W. Carrell (1839 – 1882)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) John Marshall (1847 – 1907)
|     |     |     (4) Emma C. Fauss (1854 – 1923)
|     |     |     (4) John R. Fauss (1859 – 1898) & Sarah L. Fisher (1864 – 1912)

|     |     (3) Hannah Fauss & Nathaniel Britton Horn
|     |     |     (4) Anna Horn (1848 – 1919) & James P. Buchanan (1851 – 1929)
|     |     |     (4) Infant Son Horn (c.1849 – 1849)
|     |     |     (4) Mary S. Horn (c.1852 – bef.1900) & John H. Servis (1851 – after 1920)

|     |    (3) Henry Rounsavell Fauss & Amy
|     |     |     (4) Rensalear H. Fauss (1855 – 1918) & Sarah Hockenbury (1865 – 1957)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |    (3) George Fauss & Delilah Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss & 1) Mary Case
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth T. Fauss (1850 – 1875)
|     |     |     |     (5) James Fauss (1852 – 1852)
|     |     |     |     (5) Urania Fauss (c.1854 – 1897) & Lewis A. Buchanan (c.1855 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss & 2) Elmyra Lair
|     |     |     |     (5) Annie Fauss (b./d/ 1860s)

|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss & 3) Jemima Phillips
|     |     |     |     (5) George W. Fauss (1867 – 1953) & Hanora Elizabeth O’Beirne, no children
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Leah Fauss (1870 – 1948) & George W. Warrick (1868 – 1945)
|     |     |     |     (5) Edward Fauss (1872 – 1953) & Catherine Prall Johnson (1873 – after 1953)
|     |     |     |     (5) Susan Fauss (~1874 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Delilah Fauss (1876 – 1877)
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Fauss (1880 – )

|     |     |     (4) Mary Catharine Fauss & Edward Housel
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Housel (1858 – 1900) & John Fletcher Abbott (1853 – 1892)
|     |     |     |     (5) David J. Housel (1861 – bef. 1870)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane Housel (1862 – c.1905) & George Bothers (1929)

|     (2) John Fauss & Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John R. Fauss & Jane Lake
|     |     |     (4) Mary Ann Fauss & Elder Charles W. Moore
|     |     |     |     (5) Jennie F. Moore (1867 – 1955) & Theodore F. Green (1861 – 1943)

|     |     |   (4) Othniel Rittenhouse Fauss & Elizabeth Roser Moore
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel Fauss (c.1865 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) William M. Fauss (1866 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     (5) Rachel S. Fauss (1867 – 1937)
|     |     |     |    (5) Anna L. Fauss (c.1870 – bef. 1880)
|     |     |     |     (5) Laura Fauss (c.1871 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) John F. Fauss (1872 – 1940) & Anna Mierhoff (1874 – ?)

|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss & Elizabeth Wolverton
|     |     |     (4) John R. Fauss & Sarah L. Fisher
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary E. Fauss (1885 – 1888)

|     |    (3) Henry Rounsavell Fauss & Amy
|     |     |     (4) Rensalear H. Fauss & Sarah Hockenbury
|     |     |     |     (5) Gertrude Fauss (1889 – ?)

Footnotes:

  1. Since the Hartley family moved to Trenton and Philadelphia, I am not including their children here.